Support program 2020

Small grants competition to support the cultural sector in Ukraine. The international organization CEC ArtsLink, in collaboration with the Platform for interdisciplinary practice Open Place, offered anti-crisis financial support to representatives of the independent cultural sector in Ukraine for projects in the visual arts. The support program in response to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was aimed at creating opportunities for new artistic works and research, developing skills and strengthening professional capacity.

The program supported individual applicants and creative teams with research and projects in the field of visual arts that comprehended the processes in art and society, initiate and develop new ideas, formats, and approaches in culture. Projects based on a critical stance and interdisciplinary projects were welcomed.
We received 65 strong applications from the individuals and collectives. 14 projects were supported (a total of 17 artists and researchers).
The activities within the selected projects ranged from researching Ukrainian vernacular photography to studying the creative industries sector in Ukraine; from finding alternative methods of education to analyzing political and economic challenges; from working with memory to rethinking the myths that are being built in Ukrainian society.

The winners of the 2020 competition: Asia Bazdireva, Anatoly Belov and Viktor Ruban, Uliana Bychenkova and Anna Shcherbyna, Andrii Dostliev, Aleksandra Kadzevych, Yelyzaveta Korneichuk, Garry Krayevets, Polina Limina and Hanna Oryshchenko, Larion Lozovoy, Vasyl Liakh, Tonya Melnik, Lada Nakonechna, Valentina Petrova, Maksym Khodak.


Information about the projects that were supported is available in Ukrainian version