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Mystetskyi Arsenal co-launch Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund

To deal with the consequences of the Russian invasion and threats the war poses on the Ukrainian art community – Mystetskyi Arsenal, (MOCA) Museum of Contemporary Art NGO, Zaborona, and The Naked Room established the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund.


  • provide support for independent artists, curators, arts managers, researchers, art writers and cultural NGOs in Ukraine;
  • facilitate support and administer donations offered by international artistic and charity organizations;
  • promote contemporary Ukrainian culture as a powerful instrument for strengthening Ukraine’s position among democratic nations of the world.


  • Stipends for research, artistic practice and associated living costs for artists and cultural workers stayed in Ukraine or relocated after the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine;
  • Support packages for NGOs and cultural initiatives to renew their pre-war programs and activities.

On February 24, Russia started a full-scale war against Ukraine and all of Europe. Since then, the Russian army bombed Ukrainian cities and villages daily, destroying both civilian and military infrastructure. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin terrorized the world with nuclear weapons. Every day dozens of innocent people are killed or injured in Ukraine.

Artists and cultural workers are no exception. They have a right to live, be safe and continue their work.

Financial and operational administration of the fund is done by the (MOCA) Museum of Contemporary Art NGO.