Ukrainian Emergency
Performing Arts Fund

Support independent scene performing artists staying in Ukraine during the time of war

Solidarity and Support statement

Dear friends, colleagues and performing arts (dance and theater) lovers from all over the world.

War, terror and genocide of Russia in Ukraine is a global challenge shaping our global future at this very moment. In this situation performing artists in Ukraine have a strong will to stay and to help in any possible way. We are defending our freedom, the sovereignty of our country, while standing for the global peace and dealing with the terror of Russia on Ukrainian soil preventing it from spreading to the rest of the world. We feel the global wave of solidarity from the international community while strongly and structurally relying on your help in this critical situation.

Performance art depends on a strong connection with the society and even in peaceful times is very precarious. In the time of war, the artists staying in Ukraine don’t have options to make a living from giving classes, performing or from other regular jobs. The only way of surviving today is to live from rapidly evaporating or non-existent savings and mutual support which includes sharing food and donations to the initiatives in our frameworks. This is crucial for being able to deal with the urgency of the situations and to continue artistic work in such dramatic conditions.

To organise ways of supporting the artists that stay on the territory of Ukraine in time of war, me and the team of Ruban Production ITP made a decision to create “Ukrainian Emergency Performing Arts Fund” on the basis of non-profit CO “Impulse Transformation Platform”.

We opened two separate accounts in EUR and USD to collect funds specifically for this initiative.

These donations will allow us to help Ukrainian artists within two programs.

First program is providing an emergency relief grant of 8000 UAH (approximately 250€) to each Ukrainian artist (dance and theater domain) from an independent scene, staying in Ukraine, upon request (status of program – last phase of achievement).

Second program (within which we start collecting funds) is focused on providing support to the artistic teams of Ukrainian artists (dance and theater domain) from independent scene staying in Ukraine for continuing their artistic process to create new art-works in form of performances premiered live or on-line in video format (important it is not a production grant but supporting creators). More information about this program is here.  

This landing page is created specifically to publish actual information about donations received (grouped by country) and the amount of the artists that already got support, links to quick application request-forms for Ukrainian artists within both programs. On this page you may find also useful links (below) on how to support Ukrainian artists beyond the performing arts domain, indeed other ways of support.

Feel free to contact us for providing you all necessary information.

Also don’t hesitate to propose any form of cooperation or collaboration that:

– could help our actual performing arts scene to be supported in time of war;

– or to be presented abroad for it’s better visibility and charitable fundraising events;


Stand with Ukraine. Thank you for your support! 💛💙



Viktor Ruban, choreographer, performer, researcher, co-founder of CO “ICF Impulse Transformation Platform”, director general of Ruban Production ITP

For any questions, proves or whatever necessary information please contact me directly via Facebook, e-mail, or telegram

Donations received (by countries):

3756,80 EUR
3808 EUR
170 EUR
560 EUR
75 EUR
100 EUR
463,52 EUR
220 EUR
290,87 EUR
60783,82 EUR
17567,50 UAH and 88,52 EUR
18051,51 EUR and 15619,20 USD
394 EUR
490 EUR
Puerto Rico
440,78 EUR
500 EUR
New Zeland
58,63 EUR
150 EUR
6602,29 EUR
6598,50 EUR
113,74 EUR
60 EUR
3200 EUR

Support statistics

Donations received: 106905,98 EUR, 15619,20 USD and 17567,50 UAH (from 23 countries)

Overall amount of requests for support - 741 (from 73 towns and cities in Ukraine)

In process - 71 awaiting for receiving funds

Received support - 208

(actual information on 23/09/2022, 14:40)