SWAP: UK/Ukraine Artist Residency Programme

The British Council in Ukraine and the Liverpool Biennial are delighted to launch the second iteration of SWAP: UK/Ukraine Artist Residency Programme, aiming to connect artists from Ukraine and the UK and support their professional development and internationalisation.

As in its first year, the programme is also designed to give artists the time to research, reflect and explore the UK/Ukraine’s vast artistic traditions. The SWAP programme is delivered in collaboration with Liverpool partners: Bluecoat, FACT and Open Eye Gallery; and Ukrainian partners: Mystetskyi Arsenal, Izolyatsia. Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Soshenko 33 Art Studios, YermilovCentre and Kharkiv Municipal Art Gallery.


a) 4 Ukraine-based artists looking to spend up to 45 days in a Liverpool-based residency curated by the Liverpool Biennial team in September – October 2017;

b) 4 UK-based artists looking to spend up to 45 days in one of the residency programmes hosted by our partners in Ukraine (Kyiv and Kharkiv) in August – September (Kharkiv) and September – October 2017 (Kyiv).

You can find more information about these programmes in SWAP 2017 application guidelines pdf. If you would like to participate in SWAP, please send your application to swap.uk.ukraine@gmail.com before 30 June 2017. 

More info: http://www.britishcouncil.org.ua/en/programmes/arts/visual-arts/swap 

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