Re-Source Ukraine project aims to support Ukrainian artists and cultural professionals forcefully displaced to re-establish their careers in the European context.
The project was born out of a needs-assessment workshop conducted during TEH Conference 93 in Prague in May 2022. The workshop initiated an in-depth discussion between Ukrainian artists and cultural workers, and European cultural organisations to identify barriers and solutions for integrating Ukrainian artists and audiences into European cultural scene, both as artists and engaged community (audience). Participants have also discussed the main barriers faced by the cultural organisations trying to work with Ukrainian artists and community/audience.
*This workshop was the last activities of the SOIL project (the Social Inclusion Lab) funded by the Swedish Institute – Creative Force Programme.
Who is involved?
What will happen?
The project activities will be coordinated by the TEH East Hub and will take place across seven countries: Georgia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Slovakia. The project will initiate a series of events and programs that happens inside seven TEH members centres and outside in different cities:
Encounters in the city:
1) Welcoming Cities: Two events in each country for the local audience and/or local Ukrainian community including workshops by Ukrainian artists for the local community, focusing on work with Ukrainian children currently living in the host countries, in addition to artistic production oriented to the general public in the hosting country.
2) Ukraine Month in Europe: where TEH centres in each of the seven countries will organise events by Ukranian artists and promote them to the Ukranian audience in Europe as well as the local audiences.
Encounters Inside TEH Centres:
А series of networking events in each of the seven countries for Ukrainian artists and cultural creators to meet local artists and organisations, build collaborations and social and professional networks. In addition, the project will offer a mentorship program for Ukranian artists and build an Information Center to provide Ukrainian artists and cultural professionals with helpful information about ongoing opportunities, calls, programs, collaborations and more.
Who is it for?
The project primarily targets Ukrainian artists, cultural and creative professionals, as well Ukrainian communities based in the above-mentioned countries. We will put special focus on Ukrainian children and youth, supporting their integration in new environments. Cultural professionals and management of cultural organisations from the target countries will be engaged as well as anyone intersted in the outputs of the project and its methodology.