The UK/Ukraine Season of Culture was created by the British Council and the Ukrainian Institute, and was made possible thanks to the generous participation and support of many partners and collaborators in both countries. Lots of institutions in the arts and creative industries from Ukraine have contributed to making the Ukrainian culture more visible internationally and have partnered with UK organisations to represent music, film, literature, visual and performing arts. Participants on both sides have been working tirelessly to bring together cultural actors, despite the war, to enhance creative collaborations and respond to current challenges. We sincerely thank them for their invaluable contributions.
The literary festival within the Publishers’ Forum in Lviv gradually became a large-scale event, first of all, national and later international level. Annually the festival holds hundreds of events in different locations of Lviv.
A research centre in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA in Norwich.
The UK’s leading documentary festival and one of the world’s most influential markets for documentary projects.
The world’s first literature Festival, leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, presenting the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers.
EIFF connects audiences with innovative and essential storytellers, inspired by the unique identity of Edinburgh and a love of film.
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London’s leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts that is committed to breaking new ground in outdoor performance and raising the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor work.
A centre for Ukraine-related educational and cultural activities that promotes Ukrainian history, culture, language, religion, current affairs, literature and traditions in London.
An annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and consisting of approximately 50 events, including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film.
Ukrainian theatre production company that researches contemporary theatrical phenomena and aims to create new contexts without geographical, cultural and national borders. It was founded by artist and director Dmytro Kostiumynsky.
Ukrainian film company that specialises in distribution and production of art cinema.
An intellectual event in Ukraine, where the book, literary and artistic scenes develop and interact with each other, and important issues of human existence, as well as society and culture are raised, prompting the proactive position of the participants and visitors.
This dance platform creates opportunities for the development of young choreographers and dancers. It is home to Zelyonka Fest, the largest contemporary dance event in Ukraine and hosts residences, workshops and performances
Studio Wayne McGregor is the creative engine for choreographer and director Wayne McGregor CBE. A unique resource for artists and communities, it encompasses creative collaborations across dance, visual art, technology and science.
The Slushni Rechi is a non-profit, working to promote the development of the artistic community in Odesa. The organisation works to support experimental and interdisciplinary practices as well as the critical potential of arts projects.
Acoustic Commons is a collaboration among four arts organisations (CONA, Soundcamp, Full of Noises and Locus Sonus) and a range of associate partners, each with close links to a specific site of cultural and natural heritage value. The initiative strengthens those links through a range of creative and technical approaches to engaging with audiences and places through shared listening.
Soundcamp are an arts cooperative based in London, Crete and The Hague, working on live audio streams and radio projects. Soundcamp organise workshops, events and broadcasts at the local and large scale environment, developing ecological practices of listening and transmission.
The Museum of Odesa Modern Art was founded in 2008, based on the unique collections of the second wave of the Odesa avant-garde artists. Today, the museum presents the work of leading Odesa artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Kyiv Critics Week is an international film festival, curated by professional film critics from Ukraine. The festival programme includes recent films from the major international film festivals, as well as the world’s cinematography heritage.
Outburst Queer Arts Festival is Northern Ireland’s annual international queer arts festival, commissioning and showcasing new works by queer artist locally and globally and creating space for risk-taking queer thinking and creativity that changes the conversation.
IZOLYATSIA is a non-profit, non-governmental platform for cultural initiatives, founded in 2010 on the site of a former insulation factory based in Donetsk. IZOLYATSIA aims to effect systemic change in Ukrainian society through the agency of cultural projects.
D6: Culture in Transit is a visual arts organisation based in Newcastle in the North East of England working locally and internationally. Our work is co-produced with artists and partners and focuses on environmental and social justice.
“86” NGO was founded in 2014 by a group of cultural activists, film lovers and art curators. The main goals are the development, support, distribution and promotion of independent Ukrainian cinema, author-driven films, documentaries and films that are missing in the mainstream and commercial industry.
NOWNESS is a global video channel screening the best in culture. NOWNESS is a movement for creative excellence in storytelling celebrating the extraordinary of every day.
The Albany is an arts centre committed to representing the extraordinary creativity and
diversity of Deptford and Lewisham, South East London. They foster a welcoming and
inclusive space where everyone is inspired to get creative.
Sounds Like Chaos is a radical, performance company and arts collective of 12-25 year olds from South East London. They specialise in making a mess on stage leaving behind a trail of chaos.
The international multidisciplinary festival of contemporary art, founded by Vladyslav
Troitskyi. Until 2017 based in Kyiv. From 2018 until 2021 was held in different regions of
Ukraine (including Mariupol). It received the official label of EFFE and got in the Top 5 EFFE Laureates Award 2019-2020.
Youth alternative theatre from Mariupol, always looking for new forms and means of
dialogue with the audience. It was founded in 2011 by Anton Telbizov. In 2022, another team Teatromania 2.0 was created for children who found asylum in Hanover, Germany, due to the war.
The Belfast School of Art, formerly the Belfast Government School of Art, is a School in the Ulster University Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and is physically located at the Belfast campus.