Ukrainian Cultural Foundation will provide financial support K.Fund for a design project
Kyiv, August 4, 2020. — The Vasyl Khmelnytsky foundation K.Fund implements the project “Strengthening the role of Ukrainian design: preparing Ukrainian designers to participate in the Dutch Design Week 2020” with the financial support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (UCF) within the framework of the program “N.O.R.D. Lot 2 Mobility and exchange programs”. The project is part of the international program “European Design Upgrade: Transnational Capacity Building” (EDU). The aim of the initiative is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas in the field of culture and arts, as well as the discovery of new practices and names.
“One of the important tasks of our foundation is to expand the circle of like-minded people in the development of creative industries, to attract partners for the implementation of projects that bring Ukraine closer to the standards of the European Union. We thank the team of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation for their support and hope for fruitful cooperation,”
said vice president of K.Fund Olena Dobrorodneva.
The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation is providing a grant in the amount of more than UAH 530 thousand, which will cover more than half of all project costs.
The transnational EDU project is supported by the EU’s Creative Europe program. Its goal is to enable talented Ukrainian professionals involved in creative industries to participate and present their projects at the key European event in the field of design — Dutch Design Week.
As part of this project, selected Ukrainian artists will take part in five thematic hackathons, where they will work in cross-sectoral teams to solve specific problems of society, the city’s ecosystem, people with special needs, ecology, business and develop design prototypes for their own projects. Three best ideas will be presented at an exhibition in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
K.Fund is a foundation of Vasyl Khmelnytsky, established to support projects in the field of education and economics. K.Fund’s mission is to provide the keys to development and implementation, provide opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills, promote discoveries and help reach a new level.
Ukrainian Cultural Foundation is a state institution created in 2017 as a new competition-based model of state funding and promotion of initiatives in the field of culture and creative industries. Foundation’s activities, according to current legislation, are an integral part of the policy and priorities determined by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.