News With Ukraine in the Heart: International Fine Arts Project-Competition

The National Academy of Arts of Ukraine is a co-organiser of the project.


Upon the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, the Best Artist NGO and the NGO "In the Heart with Ukraine", the International Project-Contest of Fine Arts With Ukraine in the Heart was founded. 
Open call (open date): 4 August 2023
Deadline (closed date): Ukrainian victory
Project relevance:On 22 August 2022, the Potocki Palace (Lviv) hosted the largest art project in Ukraine called "Colours of the Flame of Hearts". It brought together leading artists from 55 countries to support Ukraine. The world finally saw that Ukraine is a nation of Heroes. The Art Front plays an important role in all these processes. In total, more than 200 artists took part in the project, including more than 50 world-renowned artists with high achievements in art. The Colours of the Flame of Hearts project was included in the National Book of Records of Ukraine as the largest charity art event in the history of Ukraine. Therefore, the organisers decided to continue with an even larger project that will show the attitude of the whole world towards Ukraine.
Terms of participation:- Adult artists are invited to participate in the competition- First step: fill in the application form- Second step: send a portfolio with a selection of representative works (1-10)send a list of art exhibitions and projects participated in by the author (with active links)Works can be created in different media (painting and plastic). You do not need to send the original work, only a high-quality image that will be included in the catalogue and printed for participation in the first stage exhibition. The contest accepts original works made in any technique, but dedicated to Ukraine. The theme can be anything: love for Ukraine, empathy, abstract understanding of the issue, the war in Ukraine. Works with nudity, exaggerated violence, portraits of the Russian occupiers and their leaders are not accepted. You can also submit sculpture, ceramics and other art forms.
Jurying the entries:All entries selected by the jury will be presented on a specially created art platform.The shortlisted works will be included in the catalogue. At least one artist from each country will be included in the catalogue. The commission will select the finalists. The finalists will be invited to present the original work at exhibitions in Ukraine and beyond (at the request of the author). The Jury will also select works (with the author's consent) for display at the final exhibition in the leading museums of Ukraine and state institutions with the possibility of further purchase. A joint collection will be formed to represent world art in support of Ukraine abroad. At the request of the authors, we may accept the author's work as a gift for the purpose of further promotion of the author and sale at auctions and exhibitions in support of Ukraine. All works will be judged by a jury consisting of leading Ukrainian and international artists, art historians, representatives of the project organisers and partners. Participation in the project is free.
Members of the jury and organising committee:- Rostyslav Karandieiev, Acting Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine- Oksana Poviakel - art critic, Director General of the National Museum of Architecture (Head of the Jury)- Yuriy Vakulenko - Vice President of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Director General of the National Museum "Kyiv Art Gallery", Honoured Worker of Culture of Ukraine- Tiberiy Szilvashi - Academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (since 2021). Laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine (2022) - Kostiantyn Cherniavskyi - Head of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine - Iwona Malewicz - curator of art projects, correspondent, President and Founder of the emerging Kazimierz Malewicz Foundation, representative of the family of Kazimierz Malewicz (Poland)- Nelia Kukovalska, Director General of the National Conservation Area "St Sophia of Kyiv", Honoured Worker of Culture of Ukraine, member of the Main Board of the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments- Gines Serran-Pagan - renowned contemporary artist (Spain)- Yevheniya Krutoholov, Head of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine- Yulia Lytvynets - Director General of the National Art Museum of Ukraine- Tudor Zbarnea - Director General of the National Museum of Art of Moldova (Moldova)- Oksana Mas - artist, humanist, philosopher, urbanist, theorist and art promoter (Spain)- Ostap Kovalchuk - artist, art critic, Honoured Artist of Ukraine, Candidate of Art History- Ulrike Bolenz - artist, Kassel Art Academy (Belgium)


- Kotaro Fukui - artist (Japan)- Oleh Lesiuk - Chairman of the Union of Ukrainian Fine Artists of Canada (Canada)- Alexandra Bryksa - artist, director of the non-profit International Organisation of Watercolourists of the Czech Republic.- Jemal Kuhalashvili - artist, humanist, philosopher (Georgia) - Bernd Schwarzer - German artist (Germany)- Lidiia Lykhach - director of Rodovid Publishing House- Armand Xhomo - artist, director of an art gallery (Florence, Italy)- Rahul Chakraborty - founder of RahulOnkon art house (India)- Petro Honchar - Director General of the National Centre of Folk Culture "Ivan Honchar Museum"- Maria Klymchak - curator of the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago, editor of the Ukrainian Wave radio programme (Chicago)- Oliver de Cairon - artist, curator of the exhibition Contemporary Art Manifestation at Porte d'Auteuil Paris (France)- Dolesko Svitlana - Director General of the Centre for Ukrainian Culture and Art- Volodymyr Kozyuk - People's Artist of Ukraine, head of the public organisation "Best Artist"
The jury makes its decision by means of an open vote approved by the minutes. Jury meetings are closed. The jury's decisions are final and not subject to review.
Contest results and winners:The winners of the competition will be awarded with prizes, awards and honours:First prize and Grand Prix winners will receive an Honourable Mention. A catalogue will be prepared for the opening of the exhibition.
You can submit an application to the following email address: moc.liamg%40eniarkuhtiw.traehehtni using the form provided. Or you can create your own account and submit works for the competition here: 
Application form for participation in the art project "With Ukraine in the Heart"Full nameCountry, cityContact details (optional, for communication, phone, email, link to the website or link to a page on social media).Note: I give my consent to the processing of my personal data, including photos of my works, and their use in printed and electronic publications, on websites and in video stories and other activities aimed at promoting the plein air and the city by the decision of the organisers.The application must include:Photos of 1 to 10 works, your photo and a short biography.Addition: the application must contain photos of the artist's works, as well as their CV and personal photo. In addition, the types and technique of the works must be indicated. The dimensions, material and technique of the artworks must be indicated.
The author can submit no more than ten works at the following email address: moc.liamg%40eniarkuhtiw.traehehtniThe organisers' email address is .moc.liamg%40rimidalv.kcuizok

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