AiR zusa is a programme designed to provide artists, cultural managers, curators, and arts and culture activists from Ukraine and other countries at risk with a space for rest and recharge. Amidst times of war and persecution, we understand the need for a place where creative professionals can find solace and focus on their mental health and well-being.
At AiR zusa, we believe that the journey matters just as much as the destination. Our residency programme goes beyond mere product-oriented outcomes. Instead, we emphasise the importance of process, self-reflection, and personal growth. We offer dedicated time and resources for our residents to explore, heal, and flourish as cultural professionals.
Since the start of AiR zusa in the last months of 2022, we have welcomed 15 talented residents from countries affected by crises who came to Berlin to ground themselves, connect to local communities and extend their networks. We had pleasure hosting them in our residency space and hope that our paths will cross in the near future. We invite you to delve into the stories of our residents.
Natalie Movshovych is cultural manager, specialising in film promotion and international projects, and works as head of film at the Ukrainian Institute.
She holds a Master’s degree in German philology and literature studies of T. Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. With 10 year of experience in the film industry, she previously worked for Arthouse Traffic distribution company, Odesa International Film Festival (2013-2016) as PR & Digital communications manager, Universal and Paramount Pictures Ukraine (2015-2018) as PR&Publicity manager and Culture Bridges programme (2018-2020) as content manager. In 2018 Natalie joined the team of the Ukrainian Institute as film programme manager. In 2019 she co-developed Ukrainian institute’s film strategy and in 2020 launched long-term programme proMOTION that supports international promotion of Ukrainian films. In 2021 she got promoted to the head of film programmes.
Ró Stack is a writer, theatre maker and arts manager based in the West of Ireland.
Recent theatre work includes Also for Roaring at Black Box Theatre, Galway and Belltable, Limerick 2022, and No Woman is an Island (work in progress) for Dublin Theatre Festival Futures 2021 (premiere 2023). She is co-founder of Galway artist collective Theatre57 and a Fellow of the UK Clore Leadership Programme.
She has worked in arts management and artist development for over a decade with companies such as Druid, Macnas, Clod Ensemble and Galway Theatre Festival. She sits on the Arts Council Ireland Peer Panel and is a Culture Ireland Expert Advisor.
Her writing has been published in various journals as well as the Irish Times.
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