Culture in the state of crisis- a conversation with representatives of Ukrainian Cultural Foundation
Just like all around the world, the COVID-19 outbreak has shaken the cultural sector in Ukraine, a country that has been struggling with an unstable political situation for a while now. The rise of cultural life after the Dignity Revolution of 2014, was soon accompanied by the establishment of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation - the state institution that introduces new mechanisms of funding for initiatives in the field of culture and creative industries. Thanks to the UCF, the non-governmental sector was not left to fend for itself during the pandemic, as the foundation took on the role of a crisis manager, trying to adapt quickly to the new realities.
We discussed models of support for the cultural and creative sector and the importance of cross-sectoral projects with Ukranian Cultural Foundation Executive Director, Yuliia Fediv and the Head of International Cooperation Department, Oleksandra Yakubenko.
Interview: Ivana Pejić
Sound editing: Tomislav Domes
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