Russian invasion on February 24 ruined all our plans for 2022: festivals, exhibitions, educational programs and urban projects. Despite the constant bombing and temporary occupation of some cities by russian aggressors, we continue to work, though in a different format.
During the war, the DCCC has become a social hub for internally displaced people. Now there is a coworking, a library, a lecture hall, and a children's room; regular premedical first aid training and art workshops taking place. In addition, the DCCC is hosting the offices of several volunteer organizations that provide humanitarian and medical help to those affected by the russian invasion.
Together with our European partners, we started to organize fundraising events abroad. Their goal is to raise money for humanitarian needs and communicate what is happening in Ukraine now. The first events took place in Budapest and Lucerne, and collected 6,145 francs (UAH 193,482). Then - Oberhausen, Warsaw and Ljubljana.
To help the Ukrainian military in need of rehabilitation, the DCCC team has launched a charity sale of graphic artworks from the private collection of the Artsvit gallery. You can learn more about it and buy Ukrainian art at buyartsupportukraine.com.
We also joined a crowdfunding campaign initiated by our friend and journalist Marcus Heep. We raised € 26,962.89 (UAH 889,775) for the needs of Ukrainian volunteer organizations.
After the war, we will continue to work actively on the development and promotion of Ukrainian culture, while we unite and make every effort to achieve future victory.