Ukraine is under siege following a full-scale military invasion by Russia on 24 February 2022

IZOLYATSIA Foundation in cooperation with Trans Europe Halles (Sweden) and Malý Berlín (Slovakia) is launching ZMINA: REBUILDING, a new program to support Ukrainian artists and cultural organizations to create and showcase works in Ukraine and Creative Europe countries.

ZMINA: REBUILDING is set to provide 1.4 million Euro to support Ukrainian artists and cultural organizations, working alone, with national or non-Ukrainian partners. Selected program participants will be able to create and showcase in Ukraine and abroad works that facilitate, promote or mediate public discourse on the topic of “rebuilding”: identity, social norms, communities, relationships, infrastructure. Intensive capacity-building of Ukrainian artists and cultural organizations, also open to public cultural offices, will support the sub-granting scheme, together with communication and dissemination both in Ukraine and internationally.

ZMINA: REBUILDING is aiming to reach the following goals:

  • to bind the theme of wartime resilience and reconstruction to the sub-granting scheme, the program supports the development of concrete practices contributing to wartime resilience and post-war recovery in Ukraine.
  • To highlight the essential and unique role that the cultural and creative sector is playing in social and economic (re-)development, now and in the future;
  • Beyond Ukraine, foster and develop mutual understanding and future cooperation between the European and Ukrainian cultural and creative sectors.
  • Intensive capacity-building will support Ukrainian artists and cultural organizations to internationalize their outlook, develop international projects and work to European standards.

ZMINA: REBUILDING will not only support Ukrainian artists and cultural organizations but will also facilitate future investments in the Ukrainian cultural and creative sector in the long term and will straighten international connections to support Ukraine's ascension to the EU.

ZMINA: REBUILDING is a cooperation between Izolyatsia (UA), Trans Europe Halles (SE) and Malý Berlín (SK), co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. 


About Malý Berlín:

Malý Berlín is an independent cultural center based in Trnava, industrial and university city near Bratislava. It organizes more than 300 events a year. It also runs an exhibition space and an international residency program. In the field of international cooperations, it focuses on the region of Central Europe and the Eastern Partnership countries.

About TEH:

Trans Europe Halles is one of the oldest and most dynamic cultural networks in Europe. We have been at the forefront of repurposing abandoned buildings for arts, culture and activism since 1983. We are based in Sweden and have 140 members in 40 different countries across Europe – from Spain to Georgia.


ZMINA:REBUILDING Partners