Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund  is a fund to support artists and cultural workers during the war and after. 
Since 2014 the war waged of russia against Ukraine has been breaking lives of civilians, including lives of independent artists and cultural workers. They all have the right to live in safety and continue their work. Because muses aren’t silent. With despair, pain, joy and hope, captured from the air, artists write down things that should be preserved forever. 

To help them, MOCA NGO together with independent media Zaborona, gallery The Naked Room and cultural institution Mystetskyi Arsenal—founded the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund (UEAF). The UEAF accumulates charity resources, information on available programs, and other opportunities of Ukrainian and foreign institutions to support Ukrainian independent artists, curators, art managers, researchers and non-governmental cultural initiatives.

CEO of UEAF—Illya Zabolotnyi.

Major supporters: 

  • The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
  • MitOst
  • European Cultural Foundation




MOCA NGO, together with Architectural Studio ФОРМА, developed the project of co-living for artists Emergency Art Shelter.
Military ammunition protects a soldier; the dugout is a shelter for them. An artists’ ammunition is their space for creative journeys; a weapon is their work. Thousands of artists all around Ukraine were forced to leave their studios and homes by the threat to their lives. They still carry their weapons, it’s nonsense to fight against occupiers without a secure place to be and to work—the same as to send a soldier to battle without a bulletproof vest. Our goal is to protect artists with fortified walls and bring back their ammunition; to unite them in safe shelters and provide them with conditions for work. More—at the Emergency Art Shelter presentation.



The Wartime Art Archive

In this archive we collect art reflecting Russia’s war against Ukraine that started in 2014 and continues with the full-scale invasion in 2022.

A separate selection in this archive compiles the Wartime Art—works that artists themselves post on their social media pages almost every day since 24th of February 2022—in fact, these are their art diaries of the war. These are read by people thus they have an opportunity to meet the expression of their own experiences. There is a timeframe for this archive selection—a martial law in Ukraine.

This archive is created by curators of MOCA NGO—Olga Balashova, Halyna Hleba and Tetiana Lysun, also working on projects with our colleagues, partner institutions, based on the archive.

As a professional institution, MOCA NGO understands the importance of timeliness in creating an art collection dedicated to Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s war since 2014 (and Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022). The collection of these artworks is intended to become an integral part of the future Museum of Contemporary Art of Ukraine.

Projects based on archive artworks and artworks by artists from our archive:

  • Piazza Ucraina. The first physical manifestation of the archive is the Piazza Ucraina, presented at the 59th Venice Biennale. Curators of the Ukrainian Pavilion and Piazza Ucraina Liza German, Borys Filonenko and Maria Lanko use “The Wartime Art Archive” to make a selection of works for the street posters for the installation in Giardini.
  • Postcards from the War.



UALR project

The Ukrainian art ecosystem legal research: comprehensive analysis, legislation and policy recommendations development. 

The project’s overall goal is to build a comprehensive, tangible, and sustainable Ukrainian art objects legislative framework to ensure clear rules for art objects circulation, acquisition, authentication and trans-border movement through in-depth research, EU/global best-practices analysis and multiple stakeholder inclusion approach.

The project was signed on 21st February 2022 and will be started at the end of March. 

It is supported by the grant of The Swiss Confederation, represented by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, acting through Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine. 

The key Project’s beneficiary—the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.

Project organizer: MOCA NGO

Project Lead—Hnat Zabrodskyy.


Project results



Art in Edu­cation

After Ukraine’s Win

The project aims to implement the visual resources approach in educational processes.

The Curator—Illya Levchenko.

MOCA Library

After Ukraine’s Win

The Library of the Museum of Contemporary Art is a future research institution focused on contemporary art.

Today, working on its launch, we aim to accumulate world knowledge, support scientific research, stimulate dialogue on contemporary art practices and create a platform for international relations. As the analytical center of the future Museum, MOCA Library will focus on the exploration of Ukrainian art in the broad context of transnational and global art histories.

In the medium term, the MOCA Library aims to create a community of researchers who will have access to books, periodicals, archives, specialized collections, participate in exhibition projects, lectures, reading groups and discussions, developing their research activities with attention to urgent artistic practices and unexplained processes of the Ukrainian artistic environment.

The MOCA Library is created as a network of research spaces in cooperation with public and private cultural institutions. To launch the initial phase of the project and open the first selection for reading in the space of our partner—the National Library of Ukraine named after Yaroslav the Wise, we have selected a list of 150 books on the theory and history of contemporary art: anthologies on corner topics, collections of principled articles influencing our understanding and analysis of contemporary art.


On a separate page, we have placed the current “twenty” books with detailed information, donations payment service for the purpose of purchasing books to the MOCA Library. 

We also share a link to the complete catalog of the curatorial selection, where we will further note the current statuses, so you can see the process of collecting books for the library.

Purpose of donation payment: “Charitable contribution to the MOCA Library”. By contributing, you agree to the terms of the MOCA Library’s Support Public Offer.

We ask all patrons to fill in the questionnaire in order to be able to mention them in the history of the MOCA Library.


Project organizer: MOCA NGO 

Project team:

Polina Baitsym, Borys Filonenko—curators of the MOCA Library

MOCA NGO—Olga Balashova, Yuliia Hnat, Hnat Zabrodsky

VMC—Valentina Klimenko, Maria Khalizeva—communications

FORMA—Irina Miroshnikova, Alexey Petrov—architectural solutions

Veronica Selega is a project partner.


Institutional partners: Yaroslav the Wise National Library of Ukraine.



MOCA Digital

After Ukraine’s Win

A data base of the Ukrainian contemporary art—public and private collections aggregator.



UA View

UA View guide was established in partnership with Ukrainian Institute, as part of the programme Ukraine Everywhere

We create an unusual cultural guide designed to show the contribution of Ukrainians in the globalised world. 

This project has a beginning but it has no end. Over the coming years we will be expanding our guide with more stories not only about artists, but also about athletes, scientists, inventors, writers and other renowned personalities.

Project organizer: MOCA NGO

Project team: Lidiia Apollonova, Olga Balashova, Yuliia Hnat, Valya Klymenko, Illya Zabolotnyi.