Facilitation of Cultural Exchanges & Matchmaking
30 Apr 2021

Alteration: four workshops for cultural professionals

We invite professionals of the cultural and creative industries and civil society sector to take part in a series of online events as part of the Alteration programme, a mutual initiative of the EU Delegation to Ukraine and the Ukrainian Institute, supported via the Cultural Relations Platform.

Join to learn about the new efficient approaches to intercultural relations between EU and Ukraine in conditions of pandemic-induced uncertainty, changes, and instability.

The programme will consist of key-note speeches by the Ukrainian and EU experts as well as interactive activities such as speed dating, discussions, workshops, and sharing sessions.

Events Timetable

Music Promotion

27-28 May

This event will gather Ukrainian and EU-based music managers, music label owners, representatives of music PR agencies, contributors and editors of music media, representatives of music festivals, music producers, musicians and band members.

Participants will share their experiences from the last year and discuss good practice in international music promotion.

Civil Engagement in Uncertainty 

31 May-1 June

This event will bring together active representatives of civil society in Ukraine and the European Union. Leaders of NGOs working on culture, human rights, non-formal education, freedom of speech and disinformation, anti-corruption, and urbanism will discuss how approaches to social engagement have changed during the pandemic and social distancing. 

They will share their experiences on adapting to the challenges of the last year and gain new recipes for organising their work at times of uncertainty.

Web as a Café

17-18 June

This event is aimed at EU-based and Ukrainian art managers, curators, and other representatives of institutions and organisations within the visual arts field. The event has a double objective: to discuss the most efficient online networking solutions for art professionals, and to test these formats during the event, facilitating networking between art professionals from Ukraine and the EU.

Theatre on the screen

24-25 June

This event is designed for Ukrainian and EU-based theatre managers, directors and curators. Theatre and performing arts professionals will share their experience in presenting and creating their projects in digital formats, and obtain useful skills and professional contacts for further projects. 

About Alteration

Alteration aims to define new efficient approaches to establishing, building and developing intercultural relations and connections between EU and Ukrainian cultural and civil society actors in conditions of pandemic-induced uncertainty, changes, and instability. Videos of selected presentations and events will be available later for open access. As a result of the programme, the Ukrainian Institute will publish a handbook with best practices from the EU and Ukraine that demonstrate new formats, approaches and instruments used by cultural and civil society institutions in 2020-2021.

The Alteration programme is supported via the Cultural Relations Platform (CRP). CRP is an EU-funded project launched in April 2020, designed to support the European Union to engage in international cultural relations. It provides a renewed approach based on a set of shared principles, and new activities, aiming to promote and facilitate sustainable cultural exchanges, people-to-people activities, and co-creation processes between Europeans and citizens from countries all over the world.

The CRP activities range from policy support for EU Institutions to supporting cooperation between European and global cultural and creative sectors as well as strengthening communities of practitioners through dedicated trainings and enhanced exchanges.

The Ukrainian Institute is a public institution affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Our mission is to strengthen Ukraine’s international standing through the means of cultural diplomacy. We facilitate international connections between people and institutions and create opportunities for Ukraine to interact and cooperate with the world.