The Music Sector and Ukraine

The list below gives you an overview of support initiatives for professionals working in the music field in Ukraine. It is a non-exhaustive list and will be updated regurlarly. If you have an initiative that you believe should also be included, please share it with us via email: info@emc-imc.org

Click here to read the EMC's statement in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and the music sector in all its diversity.

Available resources

Culture Action Europe's resources page

Together with their members, Culture Action Europe are collecting resources available for Ukrainian artists, cultural workers, students who had to flee Ukraine. The resource page is updated regularly, we invite you to add to it, and share widely. The webpage is open to contributions and enrichments!

Artists at Risk (AR)

AR works with artists around the world, including those affected by war and crises such as those in Ukraine and Afghanistan. They focus on helping artists to safety and placing them in welcoming artist communities. If you would like to donate, your support will directly benefit artists fleeing war and persecution in the form of emergency resources, travel aid, and residencies. More details of oppportunities for artists can be found on their website.

VCRC/Kyiv Biennial

This Ukraine-based organisation has launched an emergency support initiative for Ukraine's cultural community. Its goal is to help people who have stayed in Ukraine, providing them with immediate financial support for their basic needs.

How to Apply:

If you are either in need of help or want to contribute to this effort you can contact the VCRC team via email, Facebook or Instagram.

Music Export Ukraine

MEU have compiled a rolling list of Ukrainian labels and artists you can support, with Bandcamp links so they can receive your funds directly. They have also compiled  guide on how best to support Ukrainians at this time here.

MEP GROUP

This online resource hub provides continually updated information on initiatives supporting Ukrainian musicians affected by the war in Ukraine - both those in Ukraine and those who have fled - including professional musicians, music industry professionals (music managers, sound engineers, etc.), music scholars, music students, amateur musicians (children), and music teachers.

The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation

The Foundation introduces new mechanisms for result oriented and competition-based state funding for initiatives in the field of culture and creative industries in order to facilitate the development of the ecosystem of culture and creativity in Ukraine, which enables the creation and dissemination of new senses and common values in society, as well as contributes to the development of Ukrainian culture and preservation of cultural heritage in the context of world trends.

Creatives Unite

Creatives Unite has gathered resources from the Creative and Cultural Sector supporting Ukraine: initiatives, funds, projects, and actions. The echoes of the effect of a War happening in Ukraine brought immediately an imminent migrant crisis and the sector has been working to give response to the many displaced Ukrainians and also to support the ones still resisting in their homeland.

On The Move: Solidarity with Ukraine / (En)forced Mobility

On The Move, together with their members, are continualy updating their website to inform artists / culture professionals in need of relocation and support.

They are sharing these opportunities on a regular basis, calls for residencies, funding, initiatives on On thMove’s Facebook and Twitter pages related to Ukraine and artists / culture professionals at risk.

Cultural Aid Ukraine

Baden-Württemberg will take up offers of help from the cultural scene for refugee artists and their families from Ukraine. We provide concrete help together with our partners, to show solidarity with the Ukrainians. Together with the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg, a contact point was established by ifa as an initial measure, which both artists from Ukraine and cultural institutions in Baden-Württemberg can use. Baden-Württemberg will take up offers of help from the cultural scene for refugee artists and their families.

ZAIKs

ZAIKs are highlighting multiple ways to help Ukrainian workers from the arts and culture sector now residing in Poland. 

 

Solidarity Concert: Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine at Beethovenfest 22

A concert with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and its founder, conductor Oksana Lyniv at Beethovenfest 2022! Support the young musicians and us to set a sign for a free and peaceful Ukraine!