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Cultural Residence: “Ukraine’s Artistic Response to the Russian Invasion”


On June 2–9, 2023, the EU Delegation to Ukraine is inviting 20 artists from EU member states and Ukraine to participate in a cultural residence. It aims to reflect on Ukraine’s cultural response to Russian aggression, emphasizes the place of Ukrainian culture within broader European culture, and highlights its uniqueness.

Over a year ago, Russia launched its unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine, occupying parts of its territory, killing and wounding countless people, and causing an explosion of refugees out of the country. However, Ukrainian society has resisted fiercely on many battlefields, including the cultural one.

The residence will facilitate cooperation between 20 artists from the EU and Ukraine. Its program seeks to reflect upon the Russo-Ukrainian war, raise awareness of the struggles Ukrainians face, promote Ukrainian culture, and show the solidarity of other European nations.

When: June 2–9, 2023.

Where: Vynnyky–Lviv, Ukraine.

Selection criteria:

  • Age: 18+;
  • Active engagement in the field of art;
  • Proficiency in English at a solid conversational level;
  • Genuine interest in Ukrainian culture;
  • Willingness to participate in all project activities.

To apply for participation, please fill in the registration form by May 15, 2023.

Participants will attend lectures and workshops led by prominent Ukrainian and European artists in literature, visual art, film production, photography, and street art. They will be able to cooperate on producing joint cultural projects that reflect the ongoing war.

Funding: Project participation is free of charge. The organizers cover accommodation and dining. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to 320 euros for participants coming outside Ukraine and up to 80 euros for those traveling inside the country.

For more details, please contact project coordinator Sofiia Lavreniuk at

The residence is held as part of the project “EU Regional information and cultural diplomacy activities 2022-2023”, financed by EU Delegation to Ukraine


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