The Russian invasion and unbending Ukrainian resistance delivered a shock to the world and the Ukrainian people, changing their lives forever. Since its beginning, several million people have left their country to flee the war, among them, creators and cultural actors, unable to exercise their professions. Many of them decided to find shelter abroad and escape the horrors, while some decided to stay and now face all the challenges of a war. The world of culture is mobilising and organising in order to help the creators and people of Ukraine.
Huge efforts have been made by various societies to help the Ukrainian cultural sector and its citizens – from the ‘Creators for Ukraine’ global initiative, which is launched by CISAC and rolled out in close partnership with European authors’ societies neighbouring Ukraine, who are already running several aid schemes – from raising money for victims of the war, mobilizing support from creators worldwide, to promoting Ukrainian culture, hosting refugees, etc.