📢 Artists at Risk (AR) is launching a dedicated AR-Ukraine social media channel 🎉
Ever since curating the “School of the Displaced” at the Kyiv Biennial in 2015, Perpetuum Mobile (PM) has had a special connection to Ukraine. Artists at Risk (AR), run by PM, has been at the forefront of emergency relocations since the full-scale invasion on 24 February 2022.
The new AR-Ukraine Channel carries stories, in English or Ukrainian, from AR-Residents inside Ukraine, around Europe and beyond! Also find open calls and opportunities!
AR has received over 2200 applications from Ukraine and 570 offers of hosting-support since the outbreak of the war. Already in the summer of 2022, AR recognised the need for artist-in-residency infrastructure within Ukraine. The relevance of this strategy was confirmed late last year by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine at UNESCO. As AR knows, so-called “brain–drain” is the reverse side of mobility. AR currently supports 5 AR-Residencies inside Ukraine and is actively developing 8 and pursuing 18 more, especially to host those fleeing the war zones of Kherson, Donetsk and Lugansk.
Follow the new AR-Ukraine IG Channel at this link
Artists at Risk (AR) is a non-profit that directly supports artists’ emergency travel, housing and living costs.
A sincere thank you to our funders and donors who have supported our efforts for artists from Ukraine! These include UNESCO, Goethe-Institut, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Teiger Foundation, SWAN – Swedish Artists Residency Network, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Art Basel, The Foundation for the Promotion of Journalistic Culture Finland, European Cultural Foundation, Between Bridges Foundation, Saastamoinen Foundation, MitOst and Theatre Info Finland.
Our informal partnerships with Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, Ukrainian Institute and House of Europe are also much appreciated.
A big thanks to our hosting organisations in Ukraine: Bakota Hub, UnderCoverResidency, OSRZ-4, Ostriv Platform and Khata-Maysternya!