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We, the Art Prospect Network, arts organizations, artists, and curators in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, the United States, and Uzbekistan are heartbroken by the destruction of lives, communities, and culture in Ukraine. We condemn this criminal war of Russian aggression against Ukraine and stand firmly with those who seek peace and freedom.

Our Network supports transnational exchange and collaboration between artists and communities around the world. Today the need for an open dialogue and support for those fighting against aggression and violence has never been stronger. We call upon our colleagues to speak out against this violence and to support our friends, peers, and their families fighting for their homeland and freedom.

This is a time for inclusion – a time to bring people committed to equity, peace, and freedom together to fight a common enemy. Let us stand together as people who share this commitment and demand an end to the war in Ukraine. We cannot continue life as usual. It is time to speak out, act, and strengthen our bonds and alliances with each other.

Our Network remains committed to supporting our peers in the arts community. We have created a list of resources for the Ukrainian arts community as well as everyone who is at risk, and gathered antiwar open letters which you can find below. Please contact us to share additional resources.  Many of our partners are offering refuge to Ukrainian artists and we continue to seek new opportunities to support those in need. We ask you to support our Ukrainian friends in any way you can.

Signed by
Ambasada Kultury, Belarus / Germany
Art and Creative Solutions Public Foundation, Kazakhstan
ArtEast, Kyrgyzstan
Bukhara Photo Gallery, Uzbekistan
Dushanbe ArtGround / Sanati Muosir, Tajikistan
Oberliht, Moldova
Salaam Cinema, Azerbaijan
Silk Museum, Georgia
Structura Gallery, Bulgaria
Suburb Platform, Armenia
The Ilkhom Center for Contemporary Arts, Uzbekistan
CEC ArtsLink, USA

List of Helpful Resources for Ukrainian Refugees and others at risk
(Financial Aid, Psychological Help, Hospitality, Accommodation/Residencies/Fellowships, Academic and Research Opportunities

Ukrainian charities

Emergency Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

Contacts for Ukrainians

Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO)

Bulgarian Information Portal on measures and actions related to the crisis in Ukraine

Help Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria

A working call for Ukrainian artists by Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture

New Post Global list of venues in the US, Poland, France, Italy, Great Britain, Germany for sending humanitarian help to Ukraine

List of helpful resources for Ukrainians in Moldova, Romania and internationally

Residency in Switzerland for Ukrainian artists

2 weeks residency for Ukrainian cultural workers in Norway

Art residences and practices for artists and cultural workers from Ukraine

Art Residencies and Practices for artists and cultural workers from Ukraine

Residency for Ukrainian artists in Georgia

Emergency Artist Residence in Tbilisi

Works of Ukrainian artists about the situation in Ukraine

Solidarity link farm
Compiled by cultural workers in the Netherlands and others

Google document that collects artistic/academic opportunities for Europe

Map of programs for academics from Ukraine

Resources for Helping Displaced Scholars from Ukraine

Scholars at risk network


Another useful source for academics:

The Institut national d’histoire de l’art (France) opportunities for Ukrainians and all those in Belarus and Russia who are mobilized against the crime perpetrated in their name

CZ Prague, FAMU, Film Academy in Prague

CZ Prague, DAMU, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

CZ Prague, UMPRUM, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague

CZ Brno, Masaryk University

CZ Prague, Charles University

Ukraine Emergency Fellowship of the Haifa University, Center for German and European Studies. This attachment contains various offers of help in Germany, but also in Europe and worldwide.

Open call for artists and cultural workers in exile from Belarus (Denmark)

UKRAINE: Emergency Temporary Relocation Resources for artists and cultural workers

Artists at risk: Emergency resources for artists and cultural workers

WAR in UKRAINE: Emergency resources for artists and cultural workers

Other Open Letters Against War in Ukraine

Cultural workers in Berlin against war in Ukraine

Belarusian culture workers against war in Ukraine

Nobel Laureates, writers and artists worldwide condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Anti-war petitions and resources in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Russian petition Stop War in Ukraine

Appeal of Russian NGOs to the Russian President to end the war

An open letter to the President of the Russian Federation on behalf of Russian doctors, nurses and paramedics

Russian teachers against the war in Ukraine

Anti-War Open Letter of Russian Economists

Anti-War Open Letter of Russian Cultural Workers

Открытое письмо российских работников культуры и искусства

Russian architects, designers and urban planners demand the immediate end of violent war

In connection with the adoption of a new federal law “on fakes”, which provides criminal penalties of up to 15 years in prison, many resources in Russia suspended the collection of signatures and censored the content of open letters. See the list of communities that signed open letters here (in Russian)

More about the protest movement in Russia (in English)
Russians against war in Ukraine need international help

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