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ZMINA: Rebuilding. The first wave of national subgrants

IZOLYATSIA foundation, together with Trans Europe Halles (SE) and Malý Berlín (SK), are announcing the call for applications for the first wave of national subgrants in frames of ZMINA: Rebuilding program.

The first wave of ZMINA: Rebuilding national subgrants includes a call for proposals for projects to be implemented in Ukraine by Ukrainian artists or cultural organizations. The maximum grant amount for a national project is €10,000.

The program aims to create and demonstrate on the national level cultural, artistic and creative projects that facilitate, promote or mediate public discourse on “rebuilding”: identity, social norms, communities, relationships, infrastructure, etc.

Call for national project proposal is open for

  • Individual applicants from the Ukrainian cultural and creative sector,
  • legal entities (public or private bodies) representing an organization of the Ukrainian cultural and creative sector, including cultural departments; educational, municipal and state cultural institutions working at the national and local levels.

All cultural and creative  sectors  are eligible (visual arts, performing arts, filmmaking, literature, urban cultural planning etc.).

Applicants and organizations must not be the subject to sanctions imposed in Ukraine and beyond and meet the requirements of anti-money laundering public policy reaching the level of ultimate beneficial owners.

ZMINA: Rebuilding program will support projects that contribute to the research and development of Ukraine's rebuilding themes and cover one or more types bellow: 

  • focused on concrete creative practices contributing to wartime resilience and post-war recovery in Ukraine, preservation and construction of new identities, social norms, communities, relationships, infrastructure, decolonization, building new cultural narratives, cultural urbanistic planning, etc.
  • highlight the essential and unique role of the cultural and creative sector in social and economic (re-)development, now and in the future.
  • designed to involve the general public in imagining the post-war future and shaping society's vision of the desired appearance of communities, infrastructure, and social norms, with the involvement of local communities as well,
  • are aimed at achieving results in specific creative forms that have a physical manifestation and can be disseminated to other local communities.

All cultural and artistic activities will be eligible, covering all cultural and artistic sub-sectors (visual arts, performing arts, filmmaking, literature, urban cultural planning etc.), but should be aimed at working with specific local communities.

National projects should include:

  • implementation in Ukraine, 
  • at least one public event focused on discussion around "rebuilding",
  • large-scale project presentation event,
  • both creation and presentation of the product (both can happen simultaneously),
  • active cooperation with clearly defined local communities, including local authorities, architects, city planners and other experts.

There is no requirement for a partnership. However, grantees may work with other individuals or organizations for their project implementation. 

Maximum amounts, general budget, and payments:

  • The maximum grant amount for a national project is 10,000 €
  • The general budget for the first wave of national projects is 100,000 €

Detailed call and application

  • Applicants can read the detailed call and submit their proposals via the online application platform.

Further information

During the two-month application period ZMINA: Rebuilding team will provide ongoing support to applicants via email at [email protected]; the program team will answer all the questions within two business days. 

Applicants can join weekly ZOOM calls for applicants and the program team. To join the meeting, the applicant must register via the form.


Download full call text in English in PDF format.

ZMINA: Rebuilding is a project co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme under a dedicated call for proposals to support Ukrainian displaced people and the Ukrainian Cultural and Creative Sectors. The project is a cooperation between IZOLYATSIA (UA), Trans Europe Halles (SE) and Malý Berlín (SK).