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Support Programme of the EU for Ukrainian Artists

The European Commission has published a special call under the Creative Europe programme for Ukrainian artists worth € 5 million. The call supports artists outside their country, cultural organisations in Ukraine, and preparation for the post-war recovery of the Ukrainian cultural and creative sector. Three projects will be selected, each with support up to 2 million € for short term, one up to 1 Million € for mid term project goals for financing by consortia set up within countries associated to the Creative Europe programme. Ukrainian organisations will also contribute, giving grants to small-size initiatives implemented at grass root level.
The call is open until 29 November 2022.

Sasha Skochilenko jailed for protesting against the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Алексей Белозёров, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons 

Alexandra (Shasha) Skochilenko, is a russian artist and musician.
She replaced price tags at supermarkets in St Petersburg with news reports about bombings in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. On April 11 she had been detained and accused of carrying out serious actions against public safety and spreading fake news about the Russian military. Her case had been reclassified from a  criminal case to a more severe one of the same article, entailing from 5 to 10 years in prison. The investigation has extended Sasha’s pre-trial detention several times, now until July 1st.

The telegram group for support is: https://t.me/skochilenko_sud.  

 

Sources: severreal.org, telegra.ph, Human Rights online , The Art Newspaper

Ukrainian Emergency Performing Arts Fund

The platform, initiated and organised by the Kiev based dancer, choreographer and producer Victor Ruban, matches donations and requests for on site support for independent performing artists in Ukraine. Donations will provide emergency microgrants of 8000 UAH (aproximately 250€) to each Ukrainian artist (dance and theater) from independent scene staying in Ukraine. The site provides also useful links to other solidarity platforms inside and outside Ukraine. 
The initiative was presented by Victor Ruban at an ITI online meeting from ACAR and Theatre in Conflict Zones Network on June 11, 2022. 

www.uepaf.org.ua 

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