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  • Literature2
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Manoua live electronic music project
  • Music
  • Performative Arts
  • A Job
  • Equipment
  • A Space to do My Work
Welcome to the world of Manоua! This is a project created by a musician and artist named Azis Manukyan in 2018, the project debuted in Odessa Ukraine in March 2019. Since then, 2 full-length albums and several short-playing albums have been released. Performances with a live program at festivals in Ukraine and Germany, as well as collaboration and cooperation with various art groups and organizations. The goal of the project is to study and experiment in the field of creating…  read all »
Last update: 26.09.2022
Welcome to the world of Manоua! This is a project created by a musician and artist named Azis Manukyan in 2018, the project debuted in Odessa Ukraine in March 2019. Since then, 2 full-length albums and several short-playing albums have been released. Performances with a live program at festivals in Ukraine and Germany, as well as collaboration and cooperation with various art groups and organizations. The goal of the project is to study and experiment in the field of creating a new round in the field of electronic music, with a rethinking of the heritage experience. Essay An artist who conveys images through the synthesis of sounds, telling fantastic stories. The one who erases the boundaries and calls to erase the boundaries of the listener’s perception. Its rhythms and drum parts give an impulse to the movement of the body, and the deep intellectual sounds of synthesizers call to become a part of what is happening and, merging with the flow, be carried away into the world of fantasies. The listener becomes a co-author, his imagination and visual images complete what the music paved the way for. Explore, fantasize, concentrate. What is hidden always becomes visible. URL’s https://linktr.ee/MANOUA   « close
Last update: 26.09.2022
Work as an illustrator
Work as an illustrator
  • Visual Arts
  • A Job
I am an illustrator from Ukraine. The main activity is fashion illustration. Now I will have to live in Berlin for a while and would like to work with local designers or in any type of setting where illustration might be useful. I also practice event illustration and can accompany holidays, parties or shows. I have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, knowledge of anatomy, painting and drawing in digital and on canvas. I can draw in many styles but…  read all »
Last update: 07.07.2022

I am an illustrator from Ukraine. The main activity is fashion illustration. Now I will have to live in Berlin for a while and would like to work with local designers or in any type of setting where illustration might be useful. I also practice event illustration and can accompany holidays, parties or shows.
I have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, knowledge of anatomy, painting and drawing in digital and on canvas. I can draw in many styles but you can see my original one on my Instagram @katy_dorokhova

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Last update: 07.07.2022
I want to find art residency in Berlin since september
  • Literature
I have place for living until september, and i need new place for living with newborn kid, just 2-3 month I already have translations my poems in german from Slata Roshal and Tilmann Severin (12th pages poems). In Ukraine i did literally project “kntxt” and i can advise or talking with ukrainian poets and writers. About me: Ekaterina Derisheva was born in 1994 in Melitopol, Ukraine. In 2014, she graduated from the Zaporozhe National Ukrainian college of Economics and Law,…  read all »
Last update: 30.06.2022

I have place for living until september, and i need new place for living with newborn kid, just 2-3 month

I already have translations my poems in german from Slata Roshal and Tilmann Severin (12th pages poems).

In Ukraine i did literally project “kntxt” and i can advise or talking with ukrainian poets and writers.

About me:

Ekaterina Derisheva was born in 1994 in Melitopol, Ukraine. In 2014, she graduated from the Zaporozhe National Ukrainian college of Economics and Law, specializing in the development of computer programming. She is the author of the book tochka otscheta (2018).She has published in the literary journals “Litcentr,” “Tlen Literacki,” “Wizje,” “SoFloPoJo,” “Dvoetochie,” “Лиterraтура,” “Artikulyaciya,” “Noviy bereg,” “Arion,” “Homo legens,” “Khreshchatyk,” and in the anthology Timpul pământului. Derisheva has participated in literary festivals in Belarus and Moldova (2016, 2017), as well as in Kyiv “Kievskiye Lavry” (2017), and took part in the convention of young writers of Ukraine (2013). She was long listed for the Arkady Dragomoshchenko Prize (2019), and her poems have been translated into English, German, Polish, Romanian and Vietnamese. Curator and founder of the “KNTXT” project (festival, book series, literary magazine), Kharkiv.Derisheva lived in Kharkiv, but currently is a war refugee residing in Feldafing, Germany.

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Last update: 30.06.2022
a Ukrainian visual artist and art teacher needs a room\bed in Berlin for free for 1-2-3-4 weeks
a Ukrainian visual artist and art teacher needs a room\bed in Berlin for free for 1-2-3-4 weeks
  • Visual Arts
Hi, my name is Natalia and I am planning to go to Berlin. I am looking for any room or bed for free for 2-3-4 weeks. I am from Kiev. I have no children and never been married. I won a French Government scholarship in 2006 and lived in Paris. Also I won some other awards. After graduation from the Art Academy (Graphic Faculty, Book Illustration Studio) I worked in advertising field as a graphic designer and, at the same…  read all »
Last update: 30.06.2022

Hi, my name is Natalia and I am planning to go to Berlin.
I am looking for any room or bed for free for 2-3-4 weeks.
I am from Kiev. I have no children and never been married. I won a French Government scholarship in 2006 and lived in Paris. Also I won some other awards. After graduation from the Art Academy (Graphic Faculty, Book Illustration Studio) I worked in advertising field as a graphic designer and, at the same time, as an art teacher.
I am planning to go to Berlin very soon. Just before the war I worked as an art instructor conducting individual art lessons at students” homes and also I taught online with Skype. I have excellent communication skills. I developed the programs for individual art lessons that included history of art, birds and flowers drawing, and other themes.
People of different professions took my lessons to learn about visual arts, styles and to prepare themselves to travel. At my lessons people shared their experience of travelling, visiting museums, and reading great artists” memoirs with me .
My art lessons are very interesting. For example, my programs for those who studied art for self- development “How Can We See Nature through the Eyes of an Artist?” and “Drawing for Those Who Travel” enjoyed particular popularity among my students.
If you (or some one) accept me at your home, I can teach you and your children drawing and painting.
I like sewing and designing my own clothes and can teach you sewing, fashion illustration, and how to choose fabric for sewing.
I am looking for new friends who love art and literature. I can show you museums in Berlin and tell about paintings that we will see there.
If you know some people, who can help me or may be interested in hosting me, please send me a PM. What if you have a friend art lover, or an amateur painter interested to help a Ukrainian artist?
Thank you in advance. Waiting for your reply. Natalia

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Last update: 30.06.2022
Dance job or art project
  • Music
  • Performative Arts
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • A Job
I am professional contemporary, modern, jazz, urban dancer. Also I am performer, model. 21 year old
Last update: 23.06.2022

I am professional contemporary, modern, jazz, urban dancer. Also I am performer, model. 21 year old

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Last update: 23.06.2022
Equipment: Camera
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • A Job
  • Equipment
Hi, I’m photographer from Kyiv, now based in Berlin because of war in my country. I come here without my equipments, with which i can make art and earn money. I’m looking for camera FUJIFILM XT-30 with lens 50mm or 35mm(also can be one part from kit)
Last update: 22.06.2022

Hi, I’m photographer from Kyiv, now based in Berlin because of war in my country. I come here without my equipments, with which i can make art and earn money.

I’m looking for camera FUJIFILM XT-30 with lens 50mm or 35mm(also can be one part from kit)

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Last update: 22.06.2022
Dance job
  • Music
  • Performative Arts
  • Film
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • A Job
I am contemporary-modern-urban-performing arts-phisical theatre job. 22y.o. Good shooting films background experience, acting.
Last update: 22.06.2022

I am contemporary-modern-urban-performing arts-phisical theatre job. 22y.o. Good shooting films background experience, acting.

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Last update: 22.06.2022
NewmediaArt needs)
  • Music
  • Performative Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Equipment
  • A Space to do My Work
I am new media artist working with realtime generative and science art. Im searching for technical support , place for working and also place for exhibit works of mine and my comunity from Kiev to show our unice point of view and create adiscussion about common situation.
Last update: 22.06.2022

I am new media artist working with realtime generative and science art. Im searching for technical support , place for working and also place for exhibit works of mine and my comunity from Kiev to show our unice point of view and create adiscussion about common situation.

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Last update: 22.06.2022
SINGER; PR-MANAGER. I wanna take part in your event
  • Music
  • Performative Arts
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • A Job
  • Equipment
  • A Space to do My Work
Hi, i´m a ukraininan singer (create music using piano). I´m looking for a space where i can create music and space (events) where i can perform. I have experience in this area over 10 years, I was participated in some Ukrainian TV-shows like X-factor 10, Voice (online). I was working in a music studios and i was recording demos and was creating my own music. (kaicha in spotify) I´m also PR-manager, photographer and graphic desigh creator (organizations: Kharkiv Diplomatic Club,…  read all »
Last update: 22.06.2022

Hi, i´m a ukraininan singer (create music using piano). I´m looking for a space where i can create music and space (events) where i can perform. I have experience in this area over 10 years, I was participated in some Ukrainian TV-shows like X-factor 10, Voice (online). I was working in a music studios and i was recording demos and was creating my own music. (kaicha in spotify)

I´m also PR-manager, photographer and graphic desigh creator (organizations: Kharkiv Diplomatic Club, Public Diplomacy Platform) and I was a part of the team and we used to organized events and projects, so I also open for your suggestions.

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Last update: 22.06.2022
Tour van for 7 seats for the band Love'n'Joy
Tour van for 7 seats for the band Love’n’Joy
  • Music
Ukrainian band searching for a good touring van, if possible with electricity… something like WV t4 would be ok but can be other. Should have a minimum of 7-8 seats Quite big luggage space so it can fit the whole drum kit in packed condition, or if possible to half-packed condition, few amplifiers, and other stuff for 7-8 people (7 backpacks and few big cases) Should coast not more than 40 Euro a day Should be well maintained, have all…  read all »
Last update: 19.06.2022

Ukrainian band searching for a good touring van, if possible with electricity… something like WV t4 would be ok but can be other.
Should have a minimum of 7-8 seats
Quite big luggage space so it can fit the whole drum kit in packed condition, or if possible to half-packed condition, few amplifiers, and other stuff for 7-8 people (7 backpacks and few big cases)
Should coast not more than 40 Euro a day
Should be well maintained, have all registrations, etc…

We need it for many days starting from the 5 of July 2022. Our tour will go on till December if not longer with breaks for 2 weeks between every few weeks of the tour…

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Last update: 19.06.2022
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frequently asked questions

  • KuB – die Kontakt und Beratungsstelle für Flüchtlinge und Migrant:innen e.V. offers psychosocial counselling. Initial consultations take place every Monday from 09:00 to 11:00: https://www.kub-berlin.org/de/angebote/beratung/psychosozial/
  • The nationwide working group of psychosocial centres for refugees and torture victims refers to contact points all over Germany. Among them are several centres in Berlin and Brandenburg: https://www.baff-zentren.org/hilfe-vor-ort/psychosoziale-zentren
  • MitOst e.V. offers a permanently updated finder where people can find psychological counselling services: https://www.mitost.org/ukraine/mental-support/
  • At Ipso people can get psychosocial counselling online: https://ipsocontext.org/de/

Various cultural institutions in Berlin offer funding programmes for artists and cultural actors to facilitate their stay in Germany:

  • The Senate Department for Culture and Europe has launched the fellowship programme “Weltoffenes Berlin” (Open Berlin). Here, Berlin’s cultural actors can apply for a maximum of one-year fellowships for the year 2022, with which they want to facilitate the entry into professional life of art, media or cultural actors who have left or want to leave their previous countries of residence due to the political situation there: https://www.berlin.de/sen/kultur/foerderung/foerderprogramme/weltoffenes-berlin/fellowship-programm-weltoffenes-berlin-655485.php
  • The funding finder of Kreativ Kultur Berlin helps cultural actors to find the right funding for their projects in Berlin’s cultural landscape: https://www.kreativkultur.berlin/de/forderfinder/
  • Goethe Institute, in cooperation with Artist at Risk, offers grants for cultural actors from Ukraine: https://artistsatrisk.org/?lang=en
  • The Kulturwerk des bkk Berlin provides information on institutions and funding bodies relevant to the profession for visual artists: https://www.bbk-kulturwerk.de/buero-fuer-kuenstler_innen-beratung/beratungsangebot
  • The University of the Arts announces its own funding opportunities for academics and artists from Ukraine and refers to further offers: https://www.udk-berlin.de/universitaet/geschaeftsstelle-foerdermittel/foerderangebote-fuer-ukrainische-wissenschaftlerinnen-und-kuenstlerinnen/
  • Aid A awards grants to individual artists who continue to use their art as ambassadors for democracy and human rights in their home countries, supports projects by artists in exile and initiates its own cultural projects to draw attention to the situation in the respective countries, to promote integration and to stimulate political discourse: https://aid-a.com/de/aid-a/
  • Various cultural institutions in Berlin offer orientation advice for funding cultural projects as well as assistance with application procedures:
  • Kreativ Kultur Berlin offers both cultural funding advice and creative industries advice: https://www.kreativkultur.berlin/de/beratung
  • Landesmusikrat Berlin advises and supports musicians in applying for funding, among other things: https://www.landesmusikrat-berlin.de/projekte/musikarbeitsmarkt-transnational/beratung/
  • The mobile job counselling service is aimed at people with refugee experience and includes counselling and support throughout the entire application process: https://www.mobijob-berlin.de/beratung
  • In cooperation with Ukrainian artists, VITSCHE Culture regularly organises cultural and information events such as art exhibitions, theatre, concerts, club evenings and much more in order to counteract the “erasure of Ukrainian identity and culture”: https://vitsche.org/en/culture/
  • CineMova e.V. – Ukrainian Cinema Club Berlin: https://cinemova.de
  • KYJIWER GESPRÄCHE (Kyiv Dialogue) is a non-partisan and independent platform for deepening and consolidating the dialogue between Ukraine and Germany: https://www.kyiv-dialogue.org/
  • Space Meduza: a Ukrainian bar in the heart of Kreuzberg, where Ukrainian artists perform regularly: https://www.instagram.com/spacemeduza/?hl=de

 

  • willkommensKULTUR has a matchmaking portal where artists and cultural actors in exile can enter their needs and Berlin’s cultural sector can post offers of support such as spaces, equipment, contacts, etc.
  • Free spaces are listed at Creative City Berlin: https://www.creative-city-berlin.de/en/marketplace
  • At Kultur Räume Berlin, artists of all artistic disciplines can apply for subsidised spaces: https://kulturraeume.berlin/ 

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