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”.
In March 2022, we opened two separate accounts in EUR and USD to collect funds specifically for this initiative.
These donations allow us to help Ukrainian artists within two programs.
First program was implemented in March-October 2022. Within this program with support of partners and donors we already provided emergency relief grants to more then 300 Ukrainian artist of independent scene (dance and theater domain) staying in Ukraine from received over 700 requests from 73 towns and cities of Ukraine (status – achieved).
Second current ongoing program (within which we start collecting funds and requests) 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 program for supporting creators). More information about this program is here. Our current aim is to collect funds (120 000 EUR) that will be allow us to support 30 artistic groups and their new artistic 30 works of dance and theater.
This landing page is created specifically to publish actual information about donations received (grouped by country) and amount of artists already received support, links to quick application request-form for Ukrainian artists. On this page you may find as well useful links (below) on how to support Ukrainian artists beyond the performing arts domain, indeed other ways of getting or giving support.
Feel free to contact us for providing you all necessary information via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 or solidarity events;
Stand with Ukraine. Thank you for your support and solidarity! 💙💛
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 don’t hesitate to contact me directly via Facebook, e-mail, or telegram
- Emergency support initiative for those members of artistic and cultural community of Ukraine who are in need from Kyiv Biennial
- Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund
- “Artists in War” Program by Jam Factory Art Center
- Opportunities for Ukrainian Artists fleeing the war
- Artists at risk
- Culture of Solidarity Fund
- Culture Action Europe resources
Donations received and redistributed upon requests: 129215,74 EUR, 16419,20 USD and 18117,50 UAH (from 23 countries)
Overall amount of requested support within the program 1 as Emergency relief support to artists in Ukraine - 741 (from 73 towns and cities in Ukraine)
Fundraised for the ongoing program 2 - Support for creators staying in Ukraine
10417,47 EUR (goal amount - 120000 EUR - to support 30 artistic groups and their new projects)
(actual information on 11/02/2023, 13:30)