Where to apply: ZAMEK, "YouKyiv," music and reading promotion, archiving intensive, and art mentorship

2 june, 2024

Monument to Taras Shevchenko in Lviv. Author: Oleksandr Zvir. Source: pexels.com

In Ukraine and online

Cultural and Artistic Projects Competition for Reading Promotion

For whom: legal entities of all forms of ownership and individual entrepreneurs registered in Ukraine
What’s offered: the opportunity to receive funding for implementing cultural and artistic projects aimed at organizing and conducting events to promote reading (exhibitions, fairs, seminars, conferences, competitions, festivals, etc.)
Deadline: July 10, 2024, 18:00 (Kyiv time)
Dates: projects must be implemented by the end of 2024
Location: Ukraine
Organizer(s): Ukrainian Book Institute
Application: send to ubi@ubi.org.ua

Digital Labs: Archivists

For whom: archivists with over two years of experience working in historical, sectoral, regional, and other archives who aim to use modern technologies and work according to EU standards  
What’s offered: nine-day residency for professional development, lectures on document storage, transportation, and digitization, grants for equipment and repairs, the possibility to receive up to 500 EUR for professional development  
Deadline: July 16, 2024, 15:00 (Kyiv time)  
Dates: October 8–16, 2024  
Location: online  
Organizer(s): House of Europe  
Application: on the houseofeurope.grantplatform.com

Moving Narratives: Grant and Mentorship for Artists

For whom: artists and cultural figures from Ukraine with 7 to 15 years of experience and fluent in English  
What’s offered: 10 000 EUR for an art project, regular mentorship sessions (two and a half hours per week), online workshops, reading groups, public talks, two six-day offline meetings with other participants (accommodation, tickets, and visa covered), a joint project in the form of a printed publication and on the website  
Deadline: July 16, 2024, 23:59 (Kyiv time)  
Dates: winter 2025  
Location: Ukraine and online  
Organizer(s): Prince Claus Fund, British Council  
Application: on the princeclausfund.awardsplatform.com

Scholarships from the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association

For whom: Ukrainian writers and journalists working in non-fiction genres: essays, biographies, reports, interviews, etc.
What’s offered: ten scholarships of 5000 EUR (in UAH equivalent) to support projects documenting the experience of war since 2014; the program includes preparing a synopsis, recommendations, and an agreement with a publisher
Deadline: August 30, 2024
Dates: announcement of results — September 30, 2024, book publication — by November 30, 2025
Location: Ukraine
Organizer(s): Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association, PEN Ukraine
Application: https://bit.ly/3VYG97G

You and Kyiv: Grant Program for Young Artists

For whom: citizens of Ukraine aged 18 to 35 who work in video production, photography, and graphic design
What’s offered: financial and mentorship support for creative projects: 50 000 UAH for creating a calendar with collages and a personal postage stamp (applications open from July 19, 2024), 50 000 UAH for creating a photo project (applications open from August 1, 2024), 100 000 UAH for creating a short video (applications open from September 16, 2024), additional grants totaling 60 000 UAH
Deadline: November 1, 2024
Dates: June 19 — November 1, 2024
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Organizer(s): TyKyiv media
Application: on the website tytakyiv.tykyiv.com


Literary Residency in Vilnius

For whom: writers, poets, illustrators, and translators from the Lithuanian language, living in any country and fluent in English or Lithuanian
What’s offered: residency at Incubator Užupis Arts with a 500 EUR stipend, travel expenses covered, networking, and meetings with the local arts and literary community
Deadline: July 1, 2024, 23:59 (Kyiv time)
Dates: September 15 — October 13 or October 15 — November 13, 2024
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Organizer(s): “Vilnius — UNESCO City of Literature” program
Application: to email marija@vilniusliterature.lt

Crafts as a Form of Resilience: project for Ukrainian craftsmen and craftswomen

For whom: Ukrainian craftsmen and craftswomen working with any crafts (wood, glass, ceramics, textiles, metal, stone, paper, etc.) in Ukraine or Europe, especially those who have had to leave their practice due to the war
What’s offered: online skill enhancement program (individual and/or collective mentorship), a fully funded one-month residency in Split, Croatia, the opportunity to present and sell their work at the Crafts as a Form of Resilience fair in Matera, Italy
Deadline: July 20, 2024
Dates: November 1–30 2024, fair in March 1–7 2025
Location: Split, Croatia; Matera, Italy
Organizer(s): Culture Hub Croatia in collaboration with Matera Hub (Italy) and the Center for Social Innovations (Ukraine) with support from IZOLYATSIA fund, Trans Europe Halles, and Malý Berlín, co-financed by the ZMINA: Rebuilding program with support from the European Union
Application: https://bit.ly/3RJiQfm

Hearsay 2025 Residency Program

For whom: artists from all disciplines interested in the theme of unverified information, rumors, fake news, and their impact on society
What’s offered: a work grant of approximately 300 EUR per week, production budget of 1 000 EUR, travel expenses (one round trip), housing with internet access, bicycle, set of tools and equipment
Deadline: July 28, 2024
Dates: up to 3 months in 2025
Location: Vaasa, Finland
Organizer(s): Platform
Application: to email platform.rf@gmail.com

Open Call for ZAMEK 2025

For whom: artists working in any genre except literature
What’s offered: two residencies: conceptual (no requirement to complete a project) or operational (ending with an artistic event); accommodation in a former imperial residence, studio, fee of 4 000 PLN per month, production budget of 6 000–11 000 PLN, curatorial support, publicity for the residency and project
Deadline: July 28, 2024
Dates: 8–12 weeks in 2025
Location: Poznan, Poland
Organizer(s): Centrum Kultury Zamek
Application: https://bit.ly/4eIbHpB

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