ERIAC partners with ARCA and Artists at Risk to launch a residency programme for Ukrainian Roma artists

The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) has joined forces with ARCA and the Artists at Risk (AR) residency programme to offer an artistic residency for Roma contemporary artists, curators, and other art practitioners from Ukraine.

ERIAC was officially established on 07 June 2017, in Berlin, Germany. The Institute is a joint initiative of the Council of Europe (CoE), the Open Society Foundations (OSF), and the Roma Leaders’ initiative – the Alliance for the European Roma Institute. ERIAC has a unique mandate as the first transnational organization for the recognition of Roma arts and culture. The Institute functions as a transnational creative hub, supporting the exchange of creative ideas across borders, cultural domains, and Romani identities. ERIAC highlights the numerous and multifaceted Romani contributions to European culture, talent, success, and achievement, as well as documenting the historical experiences of Romani people across Europe. 

ARCA Youth Agency for the Advocacy of Roma Culture is a Roma non-governmental youth organisation that has been working in the public sector of Ukraine since 2018, focusing its efforts on developing the Roma youth movement, supporting and preserving Roma history and culture, and building intercultural dialogue in Ukraine.

Artists at Risk (AR) is an initiative of non-profit association Perpetuum Mobile registered in Finland since 2013 and works at the intersection of human rights and the arts. AR established the network of arts and non-profits, municipalities, states and international organisations to assist, relocate and fund artists who are at risk of persecution, oppression or fleeing war or terror. AR hosted artists in 26 locations in 19 countries globally, prior to the Ukraine war. Recently AR cooperated with the Swedish SWAN network, UNESCO and Goethe Institute. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, currently over 500 hosting institutions have joined the platform across Europe in order to relocate and support the over 1850 art practitioners at risk from Ukraine.

The programme welcomes contemporary artists, curators, and other art practitioners, with self-declared Roma identity, who are from or have permanent residency in Ukraine. The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the decision about the placement is made based on availability of hosting institutions. The programme covers the cost of relocation, accommodation and a monthly allowance. The allowance rates are established by the programme depending on the cost of living at the location of the hosting institution. The programme is envisioned to accommodate up to ten applicants for a period of minimum three months.

Contact ukraine-applications@artistsatrisk.org if you have any questions or concerns, or write to press@eriac.org for more information

Call for Roma Artists at Risk

ROMA Artists and Cultural Workers from Ukraine Apply Here for support! Join and benefit from the European Roma Institute for Art and Culture (ERIAC)’s new partnership with the Artists at Risk (AR) and ARCA.

Are you a Roma artist or cultural worker at risk from Ukraine? Do you urgently need help to carry on your professional work? 

You might be eligible for

  • a 3-month AR-Emergency Residency Grant
  • hosting at an artist-in-residency within the Artists at Risk (AR)-Network


Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/mvf98s3u !

All of our forms are also found on AR’s front page: www.artistsatrisk.org

To apply:

Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/mvf98s3u !

Please complete and submit your application through this form, and mention that you are responding to the call for Roma artists from Ukraine. The form requires that you fill in all mandatory fields (starred) and upload the required documents.

You DO NOT NEED ACCESS TO EDIT THIS FORM. Just fill in the blank fields!

You can submit your application in all major languages, although we prefer English. All applications must eventually be translated into English for the Jury, which may incur delays and extra costs. If you can, please submit your application in English.

PLEASE NOTE that this form requires you to log in with a Google-Email account. This IS NECESSARY because the form uploads attachments to Google Drive and you can modify your response afterwards. If you do not have one, or wish to use a new, anonymous gmail account for security reasons, it is very easy to register a new account at www.gmail.com.

The best way to receive our help is to fill in the form linked above. However, if you have any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us at ukraine-applications@artistsatrisk.org 

Additional info:

Contact ukraine-applications@artistsatrisk.org if you have any questions or concerns.

All of our forms are also found on our front page: www.artistsatrisk.org