Mykhailo Glubokyi, development director of the IZOLYATSIA foundation (Ukraine). IZOLYATSIA is a platform for cultural initiatives established in 2010 in a former
insulation materials factory in Donetsk, Ukraine. The organization aims to effect systemic change in Ukrainian society and implements projects on the local and European levels. During the last decade, IZOLYATSIA became a symbol of the resilience of the Ukrainian cultural sector and continues to champion democratic values based on the belief that cultural institutions are pillars of a free democratic society. Mykhailo Glubokyi has been a part of the foundation since 2011, implementing site-specific, participatory community-oriented cultural projects and turning various industrial places into vibrant cultural spaces. Since 2014 Mykhailo has been participating in the development the IZONE creative hub, residencies and educational programs for creative entrepreneurs, artists and cultural professionals. Since 2019 he focuses on collaboration with local communities, capacity building for rural areas, support for cultural decentralization as well as international collaborations, programs and exchanges, especially in Eastern and Central European region. Since 2020 he is board member of one of the oldest European networks of cultural centres Trans Europe Halles.