Ukrainian organisation CSM in residence at ISIS Arts
We were delighted to welcome our Ukrainian colleagues from CSM to the UK, who were in residence with between 14th - 24th March to begin planning for a new transnational collaboration. Along with Congress of Cultural Activists we are researching the development of a new programme to create art works for public space, digital tools to connect people across the borderlands of the European Union and the development of critical writing and publication.
CSM are producers of art in public places and their projects draw attention to social and urban conditions that affect communities in Kiev. The Congress of Cultural Activists is a collective of artists, writers, philosophers, filmmakers, architects and financiers from across Ukraine and beyond who came together after the Maidan Revolution in 2014 to promote culture as a vehicle for positive social change.
As we roll towards a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union this new project offers the space for arts led discourse on the nature and value of European identity.
The research is supported by The British Council and Arts Council England and follows Co Director Clymene's Secondment to Kiev as part of The Bristish Council's Canny Creatives programme.