Solidarity with Ukraine
In response to the current developments in Ukraine, we are collecting solidarity initiatives to help the arts and culture scene and the people in the country. This page will be updated regularly.
Emergency Fund for Filmmakers
The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk has set up a special "Emergency Fund for Filmmakers" for film practitioners directly in danger due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. The "Emergency Fund for Filmmakers" aims to help filmmakers with small grants of EUR 500, EUR 1,000 or EUR 1,500 to be able to assist in covering temporary relocation expenses, legal and administrative fees (visas etc.), to cover initial minor but necessary expenses required during the current situation.
Filmmakers at risk can reach out directly to the Emergency Fund through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check the ICRP website for more information.
Open Call for Emergency Artist Residency for Artists From Ukraine
Maajaam, a farm for art and tech in Estonian countryside, has announced an open call for emergency artist residency for artists from Ukraine. They will try to host three artists with their families (one small room per artist) for three months (April - June) for free.
To apply please send CV or portfolio to email@example.com
Romanian Solidarity Action for Ukrainian Artists
Association of Romanian Contemporary Art Galleries provides accommodation and financial support for artists in the areas of the visual and performing arts, film-making, research, sound or any other disciplines.
Due to this state of emergency, please only send your interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the Association's Facebook page for more information.
Emergency Temporary Relocation Resources
Artists at Risk
Emergency Residency in Vilnius
Low Air Urban Dance Theatre
The artists of Vilnius city dance theatre Low Air are willing to offer an emergency residency in the city of Vilnius. They are ready to provide a safe artistic environment, consultations and support for Ukrainian dance artists, cultural managers, producers.
They are willing to help with:
- pick up from Poland or Lithuanian border;
- room to live in for 2-4 (or artist with partner/family) people free of charge for the duration of at least 3 months;
- space and dance studios to sustain your artistic practice;
- consultations and help on the further career development;
- support for looking for possibilities to work within dance education or creative areas.
Contact them via:
Emergency Fund for Ukrainian Artists
Hooligan Art Community
Kyiv based Hooligan Art set up an emergency fund to support the Ukrainian artists the collective has been working with since 2016.
See how you can contribute in their Instagram post
Link collection for support in Berlin area
Ukraine Help Berlin
LAFT Berlin / Berlin Performing Arts Program
The organization put out a call to gather support and there should be more info in their website soon.
Write an email to email@example.com with what you are able offer.
EKA offers study spots for Ukrainian art students
Estonian Academy of Arts offers Ukrainian students free study opportunities at our four faculties of Fine Arts, Design, Architecture, and Art Culture until the situation in their country stabilises.The study spots are provided by semester (free mover seats) and enable students to continue their studies at several international curricula: fine art, animation, photography, architecture, urban studies, interior architecture, interaction design, graphic design, design and crafts and cultural heritage (in English) and media graphics (in Russian). Both MA and BA level students are welcome to apply. EKA will also announce extension of admission period for degree studies for Ukrainian students.
EKA supports organising housing for the spring semester 2022. Additional help with land transportation will be organised.
Information about the Estonian Academy of Arts’ curricula can be found at https://www.artun.ee/en/eka-offers-study-spots-for-ukrainian-art-students-2/
Culture of Solidarity Fund
In 2019 we toured across Europe, seeking What Can Culture Do? to address the challenges of Europe in our times. The insights of this consultation, of which you were a part, served as a basis for our 2020-2025 strategy Challenge 2025.
On 24 February the world has taken another turn. For us, it
is quite unbearable to see how the wheel of history can perhaps turn back
again. We do not want another European war, nor a second Cold War. None of us
Artists and cultural workers in Ukraine, in Russia, but also
all over Europe were among the first to stand up against Putin’s aggression, to
call for resistance and to organise, often risking their own lives.
To support cultural resistance to Putin’s war, last week we
activated the Culture of Solidarity Fund for Ukraine. See here for more
specific information: https://culturalfoundation.eu/stories/culture-of-solidarity-fund-ukraine-edition/.
The first emergency grants have already been made. We
receive daily requests to support practical and innovative solidarity
initiatives from and for the cultural sector.
The Culture of Solidarity Fund is open and relies on
co-financing from private, philanthropic and public funds. Please join us.
Please spread the word, commit funds, suggest partners.
We are in this together and we can make a difference
by standing up for a European Culture of Solidarity.
Open Society Launches Fund for a Free and Democratic Ukraine
The Open Society Foundations today are pledging an initial $25 million to launch the Ukraine Democracy Fund and urge other funders to join us in supporting civil society in Ukraine in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assault on democracy.
The fund will advance three goals:
- Support for Ukrainian civil society: Since 1990, independent Ukrainian organizations have played a vital role in the country’s democratic development—from fighting corruption to defending independent media and the rights of citizens. These groups are the sinew of any healthy democracy. During the current conflict and its aftermath, the fund will continue to support this work—now more critical than ever.
- International solidarity with Ukraine: The fund will advance international efforts to defend Ukraine’s freedom and independence, to battle authoritarianism, and to enhance international accountability efforts through credible documentation of war crimes. This will include resources for investigative journalists, artists, and scholars, as well as for research and advocacy groups who speak out for human rights and the rule of law across the region.
- Protecting human dignity: As of today, more than one million people have been forced to flee Ukraine, and many more are displaced within the country. Additional unforeseen threats to civilians lie ahead. The fund will support humanitarian aid for those beyond the reach of other relief efforts, as well as bolstering public health work, protecting and welcoming refugees, and eventually post-conflict reconstruction.
Click here for more information.