Policy Statement Following Russia's War Against Ukraine
CEC ArtsLink reaffirms its commitment to the Ukrainian artistic community and to its many members who are internally displaced or living in exile
CEC ArtsLink reaffirms its commitment to the Ukrainian artistic community and to its many members who are internally displaced or living in exile. Accordingly, CEC ArtsLink will emphasize support for Ukrainian artists and arts leaders and seek to support them in re-building their artistic lives and professional networks.
CEC ArtsLink is focusing its programming over the coming months to address the needs of the many cultural communities in the region. Our programs will emphasize artists not only from Ukraine but also from neighboring countries particularly Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. We will work to support the many artists who have been displaced or forced into exile wherever they are now living.
We will continue to maintain our contact and engagement with independent artists from Russia and Belarus who oppose the war and stand for peace and individual freedom, whose voices are currently silenced or suppressed by an authoritarian government. We do not work with any Russian or Belarusian state institution or state funded organization.
CEC ArtsLink believes it is consistent with our mission and vital for the future of all of us to continue to find ways to rebuild civil society transnationally. To this end we will continue to support and empower independent artists and arts leaders who share our values of compassion, empathy and freedom of expression.