Zmina. Rebuilding

ZMINA: REBUILDING is a new project to support Ukrainian artists and cultural organisations to create and showcase works in Ukraine and Creative Europe countries. Under the leadership of Izolyatsia Foundation (Ukraine) in cooperation with Malý Berlín (Slovakia) and Trans Europe Halles (Sweden) it will bring four open grant calls.

ZMINA: REBUILDING is set to provide 1.4 million Euro to support Ukrainian artists and cultural organisations, working alone, with national or non-Ukrainian partners. Selected program participants will be able to create and showcase in Ukraine and abroad works that facilitate, promote or mediate public discourse on the topic of “rebuilding”: identity, social norms, communities, relationships, infrastructure. Intensive capacity-building of Ukrainian artists and cultural organisations, also open to public cultural offices, will support the sub-granting scheme, together with communication and dissemination both in Ukraine and internationally.

Goals of the project:

  • To bind the theme of wartime resilience and reconstruction to the sub-granting scheme, the program supports the development of concrete practices contributing to wartime resilience and post-war recovery in Ukraine;
  • To highlight the essential and unique role that the cultural and creative sector is playing in social and economic (re)development, now and in the future;
  • Beyond Ukraine, foster and develop mutual understanding and future cooperation between the European and Ukrainian cultural and creative sectors;
  • Intensive capacity-building will support Ukrainian artists and cultural organisations to internationalise their outlook, develop international projects and work to European standards;
  • ZMINA: REBUILDING will not only support Ukrainian artists and cultural organisations but will also facilitate future investments in the Ukrainian cultural and creative sector in the long term and will straighten international connections to support Ukraine’s ascension to the EU.

TEH will provide:

  • Expertise on the topic of the arts and culture contributing to rebuilding through community involvement;
  • Capacity-building expertise on a range of topics, including environmental sustainability, internationalisation, inclusion and diversity, community engagement;
  • Expertise on sustainable infrastructural development, New European Bauhaus (of which it is a partner);
  • A pan-European network of artists, cultural professionals and arts organisations interested and specialised in reimagining, rehabilitating, re-building infrastructure, organised in a database for partnership searches;
  • A strong communication and dissemination network across Creative Europe countries.

As such, TEH will hold primary responsibility for project Information & Support activities (WP4): it will develop the capacity building training (on sustainability, internationalisation, community outreach, visibility…) and it will implement workshops aimed at an international audience. It will support project communication & dissemination activities by spreading project information through its pan-European network and through the networks to which it belongs.

ZMINA: REBUILDING is a cooperation between Izolyatsia (UA), Trans Europe Halles (SE) and Malý Berlín (SK), co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Project Launch on 9 June at TEH Conference 95

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