Ukrainian Institute is launching an open call for exhibition project proposals on the visual art of Crimea

The programme provides complex support, which presumes not only opportunities for co-financing, but also the contribution of the Ukrainian Institute team to location search, programming and communications support 

The maximum financing for the project is equivalent to 1,300,000.00 UAH.    

The following entities are eligible to apply:     

  • legal bodies of all forms of ownership and private entrepreneurs registered in Ukraine with a confirmed prior experience of carrying out projects similar to the submitted one;
  • organisations and companies registered outside of Ukraine, their branch offices and delegations registered and certified in Ukraine with a confirmed institutional capacity and prior experience of carrying out projects similar to the submitted one.   

The following entities are NOT eligible to apply:  

  • applications submitted by individuals, legal entities registered both in Ukraine and abroad, related to the aggressor state – the Russian Federation, which is recognized as such in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On the prohibition of propaganda of the Russian Nazi totalitarian regime, the armed aggression of the Russian Federation as a terrorist state against Ukraine, and the symbols of the military invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Nazi totalitarian regime” № 2265-IX of May 22, 2022, and/or the Republic of Belarus, or the location (residency) of which is the territory of Ukraine temporarily occupied by Russian Federation, namely:  

– legal entities with beneficiaries who are individuals – citizens of the aggressor state of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus or legal entities associated with the aggressor state of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus;   

– legal entities or individual enterpreneurs and/or participants of such entities to whom personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) have been applied in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Sanctions” and decisions of the National Security and Defense Council.  

The submitted applications must comply with the following technical requirements:  

  • The application is submitted in due time.   
  • The application is submitted in accordance with the provided form and in the required language. 
  • All necessary supporting documentation in accordance with the requirements below has been submitted. 
  • Each section of the application is filled in without exceeding the number of characters specified in the application form.   

The submitted applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:  

  • The exhibition concept corresponds to the strategy, principles and values of the Ukrainian Institute and does not violate the current legislation of Ukraine.  
  • The project aims to develop international cooperation, exchanges and dialogue rather than present Ukraine abroad unilaterally.  
  • The project’s focus is the history and culture of the Crimean peninsula, the indigenous people of Crimea, and reflection on both the historical past and vision of Crimea’s future.   
  • The project encourages dialogue and discussion on the challenges of the past, present or/and future and is related to important and relevant phenomena not only of Ukraine’s culture, but also of the global agenda.  

Detailed information on the evaluation of applications can be found in the Competition Regulations 

To submit an application, please send to [email protected] the following documents no later than 31 March 2024, 11:59 PM, Kyiv time:  

  • filled-in and signed application form (template available here) and the estimated budget (template available here);  
  • copy of the statute of the applicant (extract from the statute/charter/bylaws or other documents confirming the authority of the application signatory and their right to sign contracts in case of selection in PDF format) and registration documents of the applicant (scanned copies of signed documents in PDF format);   
  • confirmation of experience in implementing similar projects in any form (in Ukrainian): links to web pages of relevant implemented projects, scanned copies of contracts for similar services, letter of recommendation from previous partners, etc.;  
  • signed certificate, with a letterhead of the applicant’s legal entity, on the absence of direct and indirect contacts with the representatives of the aggressor state of the Russian Federation (template available here);  
  • signed statement of copyright guarantee (template available here).  

All information must be submitted in Ukrainian or include translation into Ukrainian. All files must be sent in PDF format, the size of each file should not exceed 1 megabyte.  

Applications will be evaluated by the competition commission, including specialists from the Ukrainian Institute and independent experts.  

All applicants will receive a confirmation letter and, if necessary, a request for additional documents or information.  

The projects supported under the programme will be publicly announced in May 2024.