Platform for cultural initiatives

IZOLYATSIA is a non-profit non-governmental platform for contemporary culture founded in 2010 on the territory of a former insulation materials factory in Donetsk, Ukraine. On 9 June 2014, the territory was seized by the militia of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’.

Since then, IZOLYATSIA has relocated to a shipyard in Kyiv and continues to present cultural projects and support socially active artists and creative producers in Kyiv, throughout Ukraine, and worldwide, as well as serving as a resource for international curators, scholars, artists and ambassadors. The foundation’s mission is to inspire positive change in Ukraine by using culture as an instrument.

IZOLYATSIA is a platform for cultural initiatives. It is a multidisciplinary cultural project open to all genres of creative expression. It is a point of intersection for all those who are passionate about cultural and social change.

IZOLYATSIA has three intertwined areas of activity: art, education and projects geared towards activating Ukraine’s creative sector.

What makes the organisation unique?

IZOLYATSIA has rather unique experience in working in post-conflict areas near ongoing war zones. They support cultural, artistic and civil activities in those areas and they have experience in recreating cultural spaces after these have been taken by foreign militia. They also have experience of preserving and digitalising Soviet industrial heritage and rethinking it into new artforms.

What TEH activities are you a part of?

Creative Hubs Hub, Artistic Residencies, Staff Exchange




Kyiv, Ukraine


  • Small Concert hall (audience capacity: less than 300), Multifunction Hall, Art Gallery, Conference Room, Meeting Room, Workshop room, Artists Studio, Rehearsal or Practice Room, Cinema, Library, Artistic Residency Accommodation, Hostel, Café / Bar, Restaurant, Co-working Space, Maker Space, Multi-purpose Space, Courtyard, Garden

  • Research, Production, Exhibition and Programming, Mediation, Education and Training, Archiving and Conservation

  • Music, Visual Arts, Multimedia and interactive Arts, Film, Crafts, Fashion, Architecture and Urbanism, Technology, Software, IT and Gaming, Art residencies, Education, Community and Relational Arts, Democratic and civil society development, Ecology and Sustainability, Gastronomy, Entrepreneurship

  • Industrial Building