Since the first days of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, the Kyiv Biennial has launched the Emergency Support Initiative for the members of the artistic and cultural community in Ukraine finding themselves in need. Its main goal is to support people remaining in the country and to provide them with immediate financial relief under the conditions of occupation and/or relocation. We support the art residencies in Ukraine that extended their capacities to host those who fled the war zones and provide members of cultural community with a safe place for life and work. As well as documentary and art projects dedicated to collecting evidence of the war and reflecting on the current situation in Ukraine.
In cooperation with the Museum Crisis Center, ESI covers urgent needs and supports museum workers on the frontline and in occupied territories in the Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk, Chernihiv and Kherson regions where people were left without any governmental support.
To continue our work, we rely on the contributions from private donors as well as from partner institutions. We match your donation with requests from the community which we process on the first come, first served basis. By donating, you will contribute towards covering the basic needs of the Ukrainian artists and cultural workers and the costs associated with continuation of artistic practice.
By continuing ESI, we beleive to preserve the space for cultural work and creative practices in Ukraine despite the brutal invasion and growing economic crisis, answering these threats with enthusiasm and creativity, spreading the voice of solidarity and nurturing love towards art and culture.
Please help us support people and institutions affected by the war.
We accept donations via SWIFT transfer, PayPal or Bitcoin. For other ways to donate, please contact us.
Name of the recipient: ЦВК ГО (Visual Culture Research Center)
Address: 01054 Kyiv, Yaroslaviv Val 21D
Name of the bank: JSC CB "PRIVATBANK"
Bank SWIFT Code: PBANUA2X
IBAN for EURO: UA873052990000026005006228293
IBAN for US Dollars: UA503052990000026004036213730
IBAN for NOK: UA573052990000026000046222685
IBAN for UAH: UA633052990000026007036209611
Transfer description: Donation for Emergency Support Initiative
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