IZONE is a creative community with open access to all studios. The Hub Centre is located in a 4-storey building comprised of mixed assets such as exhibition space, lecture room, conference/meeting places, concert/performance venue, maker space, studios, shop, café, and indoor/outdoor communal spaces. IZONE is (i) regular education programmes such as masterclasses, workshops, courses and lectures; (ii) exhibitions of contemporary Ukrainian and international artists; (iii) big festival projects and (iv) international programmes to support young specialists in creative sector.
Festival of contemporary art “Gogolfest”, NGO, Kyiv
web; FB @sugf.org, contact: Bohdan Yaremchuk, chief communications officer
Gogolfest is the only one international multidisciplinary festival of contemporary art in Ukraine. It enables access to international scene for young Ukrainian artists, offers residency program, and is an educational platform that offers learn-on-the-job training for culture managers and producers due to the lack of specific educational programs in Ukraine. EFFE label. Gogolfest imports and exports cultural projects.
Khmelnytskyi City Development Agency, FB @KhmelCityDevelopmentAgency
Contact: Liliia Kurii, chief specialist
The purpose of the Agency is the implementation of the City Development Strategy by providing analytical, research and creative support, as well as establishing partnerships with international organizations in order to attract external experience, knowledge, and resources for the implementation and financing of city development projects. Cultural projects are the priority for city development since their implementation fosters investments and further economic growth.
Kharkiv Municipal Gallery, FB @municipal.gallery
Contact: Mariia Volchonok, archivist, researcher, project manager
Kharkiv Municipal Gallery was founded in 1996. Since the very beginning gallery was focused on promoting Ukrainian contemporary art in Ukraine and abroad. Kharkiv Municipal Gallery was chosen to organize The 2nd Ukrainian Biennale of Young Contemporary Art that is due to take place in fall of 2019 in Kharkiv. The focus of the event is on visual art, contemporary art education for professionals as well as for the public and engagement with a viewer.
86 NGO, Kyiv
web; FB @86festival, contact: Olha Koval, program coordinator
“86” is a team of pioneering curators who came together to generate new ideas, experiences and meanings for small urban communities and monoindustrial towns. They are working to create better cities, happier urban life and more harmonious decentralized country. They are promoting culture as a means of empowerment, empathy and solidarity. In 2014, “86” NGO launched the International Festival of Film and Urbanism “86” in Slavutych, vibrant cultural event, which aimed at transforming little postsoviet city from nuclear mono-town into a regional cultural center through the interdisciplinarity: the bright program of new documentary films is combined with experimental architecture, documentary theatre and urbanist discussions. Thanks to the efforts of the festival team, the city has become a fashionable tourist destination and place for other international events and festivals. With the festival 86 NGO became the pioneers of cultural decentralization in Ukraine and offered a model for development of other post-industrial towns
The National museum of history of Ukraine, Kyiv
web (see 3D virtual museum tour); FB @nmiuu, contact: Tamara Kutsaieva, lecturer, guide
National Museum of the History of Ukraine is the central historical museum of the state and is subordinated to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. The museum is one of the richest museums in Ukraine, which originated with the Kyiv City Museum of Antiquities and Art, founded in 1899. In 1991, it was granted a national museum status and assumed its present name. The museum is located in the old city of Kyiv in an area that has been declared a state reserve. It has over 850,000 exponents, including archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic items, paintings, sculptures, and old manuscripts, many of which are unique. The museum has two departments (museums) located in separated historical buildings: the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine and the Museum of the Ukrainian Revolution 1917-1921. The museum is dealing with the presentation of history of Ukraine since the Stone Age until 2018. It has published numerous catalogues, brochures, and postcards of the various artefacts in its collection. The annual scientific conference takes place in winter. Main scientific departments are the History of the 20 century; the History of independent Ukraine; Ancient and Medieval History of Ukraine; the Late medieval, Early modern and recent history of Ukraine. The museum has variety of exhibitions and educational projects for different audiences.
web; FB @JOYFEST.Kiev, contact: Viktor Kozhevnikov, development manager
Their mission is to promote the development of amateur art in Ukraine, to facilitate the transition to a new form of participation of people in cultural processes. Main activities: the revival of folk art in Ukraine; organizing and conducting charitable cultural events (theatre shows, art and photographic exhibitions, workshops, concerts, festivals); production of performances for adults and children; organizing concert tours of Ukrainian and foreign folk theatres all over the world.
Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (CED Ukraine), Kyiv
web; FB @ucf.ua, contact: Anna Izmailova, Ganna Turlo
The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (UCF) is a state-owned institution created in 2017 in correspondence with the Law of Ukraine. The UCF aim is to facilitate development of culture and arts in Ukraine, to provide favourable environment for development of intellectual and spiritual potential of individuals and society, wide access for the citizens to national cultural heritage, to support cultural diversity and integration of the Ukrainian culture into the world cultural space. The UCF supports projects through a competitive selection process. Activities of the UCF are guided and coordinated by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. UCF (i) supports artistic debuts, encourages creative work of members of cultural and art community, particularly of young creators; (ii) offers support of cultural and informative programmes within international cooperation and (iii) supports cultural projects of the Ukrainian diaspora. UCF hosts Creative Europe Desk Ukraine.
British Council Ukraine
web; FB @BritishCouncilUkraine, contact: Daria Moskalevych
British Council Ukraine strengthens ties between Ukraine and the United Kingdom in the Arts, English, Higher Education and Society. In the Arts, the British Council Ukraine showcases contemporary works from the UK, and develop skills for the creative sector. Their partners include the Odessa International Film Festival, Sheffield Film Festival in the UK, ArtHouseTraffic and numerous creative hubs and individuals around Ukraine. Their Arts Shakespeare programme reached to over 60,000 Ukrainians via face-to-face and on-line activities, we promoted UK and Ukraine theatre exchanges and enhanced collaborations in visual Arts. Culture Bridges is a programme that supports the development of the cultural sector in Ukraine and enables it to engage more effectively with cultural organisations and operators in the EU. The programme will run till October 2020, it is funded by the EU and is managed by the British Council in partnership with the EUNIC network in Ukraine.
More information about the EU Creative Europe programme:
– European Commission (DG EAC): about the programme.
– Creative Europe policy framework: New European Agenda for Culture and other strategic documents.
– Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA): calls, results, etc.
– Creative Europe Project Results Platform: database of supported projects.
The study visit, titled “Beyond Horizons. In focus: Ukraine”, was implemented under the Culture Bridges Programme. Culture Bridges is funded by the EU and managed by the British Council in partnership with the EUNIC network in Ukraine.