Project coordinator Denisova-Laulajainen Iana ja työryhmä (Ukrainian Solidarity Residency Network)

271000 €

Ukraine Solidarity Residencies

Taiteellinen työ / siihen pohjautuva työ | Yksivuotinen

The collaborative residency programme by Finnish art organisations for Ukrainian artists offers residencies and accommodation for Ukrainian and Ukraine-based artists and art professionals that have been affected by the war in Ukraine. The aspirations of the collaboration are to promote solidarity by establishing sustainable support networks and finding the means for Ukrainian artists to continue their practices both as residency artists within the network and as well as after the residency period if the artist decides to continue their stay in Finland. This program runs differently than other artist residencies because of its precise aim of longevity and sustainability. This aim is carried out by the possibility of extension of the residency period, and support in becoming a part of the arts community in Finland. This support is manifested by workshops, exhibitions, and aid in all aspects of integration into Finnish Society. Enabling artists' residency stays in Finland, we offer them an opportunity to process the traumatic events of the past months, and freely explore the themes relevant to them in their artistic practices. The programme was launched in March 2022 by a group of independent art organisations who joined together to pool resources and share information. In 2023, the confirmed partners are AARK, Connecting Points programme, Goethe-Institut Finnland, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Art in Lov, Nelimarkka Museum, Pro Artibus Foundation, and the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation.