ArtsLink Assembly 2024

ArtsLink Assembly 2024

September 26-27, 2024
In person and livestream
Jam Factory Art Center, Lviv, Ukraine

A two-day gathering of key artists and cultural leaders in Ukraine and those displaced abroad together with key international partner organizations, foundations and supporters in Ukraine’s new and independent cultural space

ArtsLink Assembly: Beyond Greener Grass will share critical ideas, build networks of support, develop implementation plans and initiate a new cultural ecology for Ukraine and its diaspora.

The broad issues are set out in the paper Beyond Greener Grass: strategies towards Ukrainian transnational cultural reconstruction, produced by the Ukrainian Institute and Cedos, Kyiv, in partnership with CEC ArtsLink, New York, and launched in November at the ArtsLink Assembly 2023.

Beyond Greener Grass will be the culmination of a series of workshops for artists and cultural leaders held in three cities in Ukraine and two abroad between March and August 2024. These moderated dialogues will engage the broader artistic community on tools and strategies for Ukraine’s cultural reconstruction, create platforms for ongoing coherent cultural discussion, share knowledges, and add a wider range of artists’ perspectives to the strategic planning.

The Assembly will bring together key artists and cultural leaders to present the outcomes of the workshops – reflections, new issues and ideas, as well as constructive proposals for future action.

All presentations will be accessible through the CEC ArtsLink website, with public events to be livestreamed and archived for broad accessibility.

Partner / Venue in Lviv, Ukraine

ArtsLink Assembly 2024 is organized by CEC ArtsLink in partnership with Jam Factory Art Center. A newly opened independent contemporary art institution in Lviv, Ukraine, Jam Factory plays a key role in reflecting and presenting contemporary processes in Ukrainian and international art and culture, opening opportunities for public dialogue.


ArtsLink Assembly 2024 will be hosted by Jam Factory Art Center in Lviv, Ukraine

Workshop: Lviv, Jam Factory // MARCH 15-16

Moderated by Alevtina Kakhidze, Veronika Seleha, Volodymyr Sheiko, and Hnat Zabrodskyy

  • Strengthening cultural community through the open dialogue among artists and cultural workers living in Ukraine and their colleagues displaced by the war
  • Collaborative approaches to resources
  • Building interdisciplinary, cross-regional, and transnational connections
  • Focusing on the narratives of transnational solidarity in fighting the war for the principles of democracy and freedom

Olena Kasperovych, Yermilov Centre (Kharkiv),  Jam Factory, Lviv; Ostap Manuliak, NGO ‘Nurt’, Lviv; Anastasia Manuliak, Ukrainian Institute, Kyiv/Lviv; Iryna Chuzhynova, Ivano-Frankivsk Drama Theatre, Ivano-Frankivsk; Olha Honchar, Museum Crisis Centre, Territory of Terror Museum, Lviv;
Yulia Khomchyn, the Сultural Strategy Institute, Lviv; Oleksandra Kushchenko, art media ArtLvivOnline, Lviv; Yevheniya Nesterovych, NGO PostBellum, Lviv; Vitaliy Matiukhno, gallery ‘Nevidderesh’, Kharkiv, now based in Lviv;
Lyana Mytsko, Lviv Municipal Gallery; Alyona Karavai, contemporary art space and gallery, Ivano-Frankivsk; Bozhena Pelenska, Jam Factory, Lviv; Sophia Lishchynska, Hotkevych Palace, a platform for dance and music artists, Lviv.
The workshop is a CEC ArtsLink project in partnership with Jam Factory Art Center

Workshop: KYIV, Khanenko Museum (tbc), April 26-27

Moderators: Veronika Seleha, Volodymyr Sheiko, and Hnat Zabrodskyy

The workshop in Kyiv follows a similar agenda to the previous gathering in Lviv working on the central ideas/issues framed in the strategic report Beyond Greener Grass: strategies towards Ukrainian transnational cultural reconstruction


Upcoming Workshops: May 29 in Berlin, June 14-15 in Warsaw


Kirby Family Foundation
ArtsLink Assembly 2024 is produced by CEC ArtsLink in partnership with Jam Factory Art Center. Support is provided  by the European Cultural Foundation, the Kirby Family Foundation and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Livestream is produced and supported by