School of Creative Solidarity

Date(s) - 25/07/2022 - 14/08/2022

Frankfurt Oder/ Slubice


The “School of Creative Solidarity” (SCS) is a dialogue and art program focused on solidarity and displacement, for activists and artists between 18-28 years from Ukraine, Belarus and Germany, taking place simultaneously in Germany and Ukraine.
In light of the ongoing war escalation in Ukraine, the SCS tries to offer a safe space for participants to exchange their thoughts, experiences, hopes, and wishes through the means of art. The necessity to relocate, especially the double displacement experienced since 2014 by Ukrainians and since 2020 by Belarusians has stimulated the flexibility of solidarity networks. Inviting other members of European community with similar experiences, we propose to elaborate more on the potential of such networks to sustain and expand, coming up with new methods and strategizing the improvement of the existing ones. The general questions being asked are: What does solidarity from the distance means to the local and international communities? How can we balance between experiencing andreflecting, collective action and individual practices, action and coping? How and what can we do to keep solidarity alive, especially in most challenging situations such as political pressure or/and physical war? And most of all: how to speak about the war and war crimes in Ukraine, violence, fear and forced migration? Using different artistic tools shall be a facilitator for social change as well as a
coping strategy for participants.

Main working language will be English.

Participation is free. The program covers the accommodation costs for the participants in Frankfurt Oder and Ivano-Frankivsk for the duration of the project, as well as travel and food costs.

Find more information here.

Apply till Juli 1st 2022.

Do you have questions? Write to Sarah Grandke:

Das Projekt wird im Rahmen des Förderprogramms „MEET UP! Youth for Partnership“ von der Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (EVZ) und dem Auswärtigen Amt gefördert.