Culture Helps / Культура допомагає

“Culture Helps / Культура допомагає” is an EU co-funded project aimed at assisting people who have been forced to move to safer regions of Ukraine or abroad because of the war. The project provides grant support to cultural managers and organisations that help displaced people integrate into new communities through culture. “Culture Helps” focus on (displaced) cultural professionals and organisations that can enable this process. Implemented by Insha Osvita (UA) and zusa (DE).

If you would like to support the project, you can make a private contribution to Insha Osvita bank account via link. For partnership and support from an institution, you can contact us via email

Culture cannot stop the war, but it can help heal and create visions for the post-war future. With this project, we are aiming to help people from Ukraine, displaced by war – either inside Ukraine or fleeing to European countries – to express themselves culturally and to integrate into their new communities through cultural participation. Specifically, we support Ukrainian cultural professionals to find the way back to cultural practice and to integrate into host communities through artistic work and community art.

The project aims to improve the skills of cultural professionals and organisations focusing on integration through culture and working with people affected by war trauma. It also promotes networking and cohesion among displaced cultural professionals in Ukraine and abroad.

We implement the project in 2023–2025 and offer a multi-level program of grants, mental health support, online community calls and webinars, and offline meetings for displaced cultural professionals both in Ukraine and in exile and their peers in other Creative Europe countries.

The project offers three-level grant schemes within two years:

The project also includes the following activities: 

The war is terrible. The victory is approaching. How will peace look like?