THE UKRAINIAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION — promoting the development of culture and arts in Ukraine!
The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (UCF) is a state-owned non-profit institution coordinated by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. UCF was established to promote the development of culture and arts in Ukraine, to provide favorable conditions for the development of intellectual and spiritual potential of the individual and society, to give a wide access for citizens to national cultural heritage, and to support cultural diversity and integration of Ukrainian culture into the world cultural space. Therefore, UCF distributes grants for cultural projects and initiatives in eight sectors of culture: visual arts, performing arts, cultural heritage, design and fashion, audial arts, audio-visual arts, literature and publishing, Cultural and Creative Industries and cultural tourism. Non-Ukrainian artists, institutions, cultural organizations and NGOs may apply as partner together with a Ukrainian applicant. Since 2017, more than 5,000 applications were submitted to UCF and more than 1,000 projects were supported. [Have a look here to learn more about their available grant programs and eligibility criteria; and here to find Ukrainian partners!]
Staff members: 70-80
Expertise: Cultural management and methods
Target groups: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: International projects (EU and beyond) / managing EU funds — Evaluation — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities — Research and publications — Dissemination of information / awareness raising activities — Cultural distribution and promotion — Networking / cooperation — Distribution of grants / scholarships — Advocacy / Policy — Data collection
Fields of work: Performing arts — Cultural heritage — Visual arts — Design and applied arts as fashion design — Literature and publishing
Topics of work: Impact of cultural activities — Cultural management & methods — Cultural policy — Cultural and Creative Industries — Cultural tourism — Several other topics through their grant programs
EU/International cooperation: Being the umbrella organization for Creative Europe Desk Ukraine — Having 3 partner grant programs with foreign institutions: Culture for Changes (with EVZ Foundation, Germany), Inclusive Arts (with British Council), Culture. Tourism. Regions (with USAID Competitive economy program); and being open to create similar partner grant programs with other European organisations — Carrying out the Creative Enterprise program (alumni program with British Council and SME.DO)
Priorities for the network: Networking, exchanging experience, establishing new collaborations through the Working Groups and events for members — Capacity building