Ukraine: Artists In Exile
Monday, 11 April 2022
The HebWeb has been advised that Artists In Exile urgently need a sponsor for a lovely Ukrainian couple who both work in the film industry. She works with film festivals and in project management. He makes music videos.
Artists In Exile offers creative UK residencies to Ukrainian artists. We help with travel, accommodation and living costs. Accommodation is provided for a minimum of 6 months.
Every one of these opportunities is bespoke. We will find out individual needs before making specific arrangements. If artists have children or other immediate family members, they can come too. We have good safeguarding procedures and use enhanced DBS checks where needed.
As part of the project, we also plan opportunities for Ukrainian artists to create and present work together, to communicate thoughts and responses to UK audiences and beyond.
Applications to come to the UK will be made through the Homes For Ukraine scheme, which the UK Government has launched. We will do this with / for people once we have the necessary information. Under Phase One of this scheme, people can make a visa application if they have named people in the UK willing to sponsor them. We will provide sponsors.
The scheme is open to Ukrainian nationals resident in Ukraine prior
to 1 January 2022 and their immediate family members (for example spouse/partner and children under 18) who may be of other nationalities. Applicants can apply from Ukraine or any other third country. You can find out more about the scheme here:
While we are initially offering this opportunity to Ukrainian nationals, we want to extend it to all artists who find themselves unable to stay in their own country. We will seek every chance to make this possible for people from everywhere in the world.