Open Letter Against the War in Ukraine

Open Letter Against the War in Ukraine

We, the Art Prospect Network, arts organizations, artists, and curators in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, the United States, and Uzbekistan are heartbroken by the destruction of lives, communities, and culture in Ukraine. We condemn this criminal war of Russian aggression against Ukraine and stand firmly with those who seek peace and freedom.

Our Network supports transnational exchange and collaboration between artists and communities around the world. Today the need for an open dialogue and support for those fighting against aggression and violence has never been stronger. We call upon our colleagues to speak out against this violence and to support our friends, peers, and their families fighting for their homeland and freedom.   

This is a time for inclusion – a time to bring people committed to equity, peace, and freedom together to fight a common enemy. Let us stand together as people who share this commitment and demand an end to the war in Ukraine. We cannot continue life as usual.  It is time to speak out, act, and strengthen our bonds and alliances with each other.

Our Network remains committed to supporting our peers in the arts community.  We have created a list of resources for the Ukrainian arts community as well as everyone who is at risk, and gathered anti-war open letters, which you can find in the addendum. This is a working document and we ask you to share additional resources that should be added to the list.  Many of our partners are offering refuge to Ukrainian artists and we continue to seek new opportunities to support those in need. 

We invite our friends and colleagues to support this initiative by spreading and updating this information which will be accumulated in Google documents. We ask you to support our Ukrainian friends in any way you can.

You can also contact us directly if you would like to share important information.

Ambasada Kultury, Belarus /Germany
Art and Creative Solutions Public Foundation, Kazakhstan
ArtEast, Kyrgyzstan
Bukhara Photo Gallery, Uzbekistan
Dushanbe ArtGround / Sanati Muosir
Oberliht, Moldova
Salaam Cinema, Azerbaijan
Silk Museum, Georgia
Structura Gallery, Bulgaria
Suburb Platform, Armenia
The Ilkhom Center for Contemporary Arts, Uzbekistan
CEC ArtsLink, USA

List of Helpful Resources for Ukrainian Refugees and others at risk

Open Letters Against the War on the Territory of Ukraine

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