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«Culture Helps / Культура допомагає»: results of the second call of the project grants

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The project grant programme supports cultural initiatives and organisations that work with people who have been forced to move to safer regions or countries of Creative Europe due to the war in Ukraine. Within this competition, organisations can receive up to 5,000 euros for cultural projects to integrate people into new communities.

In the second call, we received 539 applications, from which we managed to support 20 organisations from Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia and Hungary.

Congratulations to those whose applications received the highest scores based on the evaluation results:

  • NGO Territory
  • APIS Institute / Zavod APIS
  • NGO Youth Drama Theatre “AmaTea”
  • NGO Kremenchuk informative elucidative centre European Club
  • NGO Okhtyrka Youth Center
  • Theater Studio “Ongyl”
  • Informal Education and Consultation Center “Prosperis” ; Playback theatre “Vakhtery”
  • NGO Zaporizka Bibliotechna Asotsiatsiya
  • Faina UA association
  • NGO Cultural Universe
  • NGO International Youth Theater Festival “Black Sheep”
  • Wioski Foundation im. Lorisa Malaguzzi
  • HO ZOO Uzhgorod press club
  • Museum of Applied Arts Budapest
  • Art Workshop “Bloom”

All applications were evaluated by our independent experts:

  • Ilona Demchenko — cultural manager of House of Europe;
  • Anastasiia Manuliak  — head of the “Visual Art” department of the Ukrainian Institute;
  • Sofiia Korotkevych — artist of conceptual, monumental and applied art;
  • Yurii Golik — art critic, curator, art manager and artist, co-founder of the “Patio” platform of creative youth of Kharkiv;
  • Olena Syrbu — independent curator, cultural manager, co-curator of the “Kinography” project and senior Cedos analyst;
  • Oleksandra Gorchynska — project manager, head of the NGO “Ukraine:act”;
  • Maria Yaremchuk — independent director, producer, journalist, trainer and social activist in the field of culture and media literacy;
  • Viktoriia Lunochkina — grant manager of the Stabilization Fund at the Goethe-Institut in Ukraine;
  • Tetiana Vovk — co-funded ПСІКУЛЬТУРА;
  • Kateryna Hradnova-Savytska —  film and theatre producer, project manager of the Left Bank Theatre (Kyiv) and State Small Theatre (Vilnius);
  • Yaroslav Kachmarskyi — organizer of artistic events, musician;
  • Kseniia Kalyna — head of the communication department of the Ukrainian Institute;
  • Oksana Shchur — curator of literary projects, essayist, and critic;
  • Olga Bekenshtein — music curator, art administrator and DJ, founder of the Am I Jazz? festival, co-founder of the non-profit organization OK Projects;
  • Inna Pakhomova — Head of the Scientific Educational Institute of Projects and Innovation in Poltava University of Economics and Trade;
  • Natalia Kernytska — manager of international cooperation at Ukrainian Cultural Foundation;
  • Iryna Malishevska (Lisova) — activist, journalist, co-founder of Creative Women Space NGO and Creative Women Publishing;
  • Vasylyna Dybaylo — expert on children’s rights, social policy, social cohesion, development, and implementation of projects;
  • Asia Tsisar — Ukrainian curator, researcher, focuses her projects on the space of Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Galyna Grygorenko — former Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, co-founder of NGO Open Opera Ukraine;
  • Kateryna Alymova — cultural manager of House of Europe;
  • Iryna Chuzhynova  — PhD in theatre art, theatre critic, manager of cultural projects;
  • Lina Romanukha — cultural manager and curator;
  • Anastasiia Shcherbin — former cultural manager of Creative Economy programs at the British Council in Ukraine and the House of Europe program;
  • Kateryna Sergatskova —  journalist, TV presenter, writer, CEO of the 2402 Foundation (Ukraine) and Daily Humanity (Denmark), co-founder of the Photographic Archive of War in Ukraine (Warchive);
  • Anton Frolov — founder of the Ukrainian Short Film Festival “Bardak”;
  • Anna Pohribna — Deputy Director of Mystetskyi Arsenal.

The “Culture Helps / Культура допомагає” is a project co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme and implemented by zusa (DE) and Insha Osvita (UA). Should you have any questions, please contact us at or via Telegram chat