Visualise – international exhibition support programme
Visualise
Visualise is a long-term programme by the Ukrainian Institute aimed at supporting exhibition projects outside of Ukraine.

The programme provides opportunities of co-programming, co-financing, and communications support to international exhibitions that contribute to promoting the art of Ukraine globally and establishing institutional partnerships.
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Visualise is a long-term programme by the Ukrainian Institute aimed at supporting exhibition projects outside of Ukraine. The programme provides opportunities of co-programming, co-financing, and communications support to international exhibitions that contribute to promoting the art of Ukraine globally and establishing institutional partnerships.

Art exhibitions are essential platforms for discussing the most pressing issues of today that foster collaborations between artists, curators and other art professionals around the world. As such, they have become a powerful element of cultural diplomacy.

International exhibition projects require long-term planning and consistent institutional involvement. That is why the Visualise programme offers a multifaceted support including not only co-financing but also the involvement of the Ukrainian Institute’s team in the programming and the communications strategy of the selected projects.
2020 Open Call
In 2020, the Ukrainian Institute is launching the first open call for project proposals.
The tentative budget for carrying out the selected project(s) is up to one million UAH.
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    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;

    → partner organisations outside of Ukraine with a confirmed institutional capacity and prior experience of carrying out projects similar to the submitted one.


    The submitted project proposals must comply with the following qualification criteria:

    → The project envisages a possibility for the Ukrainian Institute to be involved in the elaboration of the overall exhibition concept and planning parallel activities, including the selection of project participants. Accordingly, the project envisages public positioning of the Ukrainian Institute as a co-organizer or partner of the exhibition.

    → The project is being implemented in cooperation with a relevant international institution or organisation (museum, gallery, fair, festival, etc. in the country of project implementation) that has the institutional capacity and experience in implementing similar projects.

    → The project is being implemented in one of the Ukrainian Institute's target countries as of 2020: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, UK, and USA. Projects in other European and North American countries may be considered as well, but exhibitions in the above-listed countries will be preferred.

    → 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 represents contemporary Ukrainian culture and/or implies current professional interpretation of cultural heritage.

    → The project aims to develop international cooperation, exchanges and dialogue rather than present Ukraine abroad unilaterally.

    → The project has a contemporary format and topic; it meets global trends, expectations of the international partners, the demand of the respective target audiences and the local context of the host country.

    → The project encourages dialogue and discussion on the challenges of the past, present and future and/or is related to important and relevant phenomena not only of Ukraine's culture, but also of the global agenda.

    → The start of the project is scheduled no earlier than April 2021.

    → For projects scheduled for 2021, the project delivery deadline is 1 December 2021.
    How to apply
    To submit a project proposal, please fill in this electronic application form no later than 2 August 2020, 11:59 PM, Kyiv time.

    Please attach the following documents to your proposal:

    → confirmation of international partnership (official letter from the international partner confirming the intention to cooperate or a signed agreement stating the details of future cooperation);

    → if possible, documents confirming the exhibition venue booking; thematic and exposition plan of the exhibition; license agreements for the exclusive (non-exclusive) intellectual property rights planned to be used in the process of the project's realisation; registration certificates of goods and services trademarks, etc.

    All proposals shall be reviewed by the Ukrainian Institute.

    All applicants will receive a confirmation letter and, if necessary, a request for additional documents or information. Later on, however, the Ukrainian Institute team will only contact the representatives of the shortlisted projects. The selected projects will be finalised jointly with the Ukrainian Institute and included in the institution's annual activity plan for next year. The Ukrainian Institute reserves the right to refrain from selecting any of the submitted projects.

    The announcement of projects supported under the Visualise programme will take place in November-December 2020.

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