Solidarity with Ukrainian Refugee Artists – Matching Offers and Demands in Germany

Together with Artists at Risk, the Goethe-Institut has set up a matching website for refugee artists from Ukraine with offers from cultural institutions and organisations in Germany. Artists looking for jobs, grants, and residencies in Germany can search and apply via the Artists at Risk page. The Goethe Institute supports the matching process with a team of specialists.

Support for Artists and cultural workers from Ukraine

Culture of Solidarity Fund – Ukraine special edition

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) opens its cultural emergency relief fund to individuals, collectives and organisations from all sectors and civil society at large to support European cultural initiatives with grants ranging from 5.000 € to 40.000 € in the following three areas:

  • disinformation, misinformation, propaganda filter bubbles, fake news, ongoing war ‘infodemic’ by supporting independent, alternative, and trusted European (digital) media;
  • providing and nourishing safe cultural spaces for individuals fleeing their homes and looking for shelter in exile or in Ukraine;
  • counteracting forces of fragmentation through artistic and cultural expressions that provide hope to withstand the harsh realities of war and to act for a peaceful future of Ukraine and Europe.

Details and application form here

Supported initiatives

Ukraine War: Support for Researchers at Risk

Individuals and research institutions from Germany offer researchers threatened by the war in Ukraine to work at their institute. The Alexander von Humboldt foundation in cooperation with the Philip Schwartz Initiative, a part of the Scholars at Risk Network has launched a list with contacts and offer information which are frequently updated. 

Humboldt Foundation/Ukraine War

StayOnStage – Platform for Work or Performance Opportunities in Exile

ITI Germany and the German Theatre and Orchestra Association have launched an online platform with pop up offers of support for refugees from the war in Ukraine. City and state theatres from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are offering theatre jobs, rehearsal rooms, residencies and guest performance opportunities. The offer details are in English, the site is in Englisch, Ukrainian and Russian. The offers are searchable and sortable by category and can be shared directly via social media channels and eMail.

stayonstage.iti-germany.de

Russian Magazine TEATR. Suspended

The Russian Association of Theater Critics (ATK) addressed the Union of Theater Workers of Russia and personally Alexander Kalyagin with a letter in support of the TEATR. magazine, whose activities were suspended for an indefinit period. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, TEATR. had kept (up to and including March 3, 2022) an online chronicle listing effects and reactions to the war in culture. Editor in Chief Marina Davydova already left Russia almost five weeks ago after publishing via Facebook an TEATR. online a statement  against the Russian invasion of the Ukraine:  “We consider Ukraine an independent and autonomous country, …We do not want Russia to become a rogue state. We want the bloodshed to stop immediately.”
ATK reminds that “Magazine TEATR. is one of the very few specialized journals left in the country where there is still room for professional criticism and academic theater studies…The journal invites, in addition to theater critics, prominent scientists, thinkers and publicists to cooperate, and thus enters the theater into a wider circle of humanitarian thought, and articles not only about Russian, but also about foreign events and personalities create an important field of international context.”

Sources: TEATR online, March 29; nachtkritik.de March 30

 

Kirill Serebrennikov Released

Ahead of schedule, on March 28, the Khamovnichesky District Court of Moscow granted the petition of Kirill Serebrennikov to cancel the probation and early removal of the conviction. The petition was sent by Serebrennikov’s lawyers, Dmitry Kharitonov and Elena Oreshnikova, on the grounds that half of the probation period prescribed for their ward expired on December 26, 2021, and the punishment in the form of paying a fine of 800,000 rubles was executed voluntarily and in full , as well as payment of compensation for damage to the Ministry of Culture in the amount of 128,974,690 rubles.

Source:  Teatr, online March 28, 2022