About project partners
The Ukrainian Institute is a public institution affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Its mission is to strengthen Ukraine's international standing through the means of cultural diplomacy. The Ukrainian Institute facilitates international connections between people and institutions and creates opportunities for Ukraine to interact and cooperate with the world.
The VASA Project is an online center for media studies. Its mission is to provide an internet platform for disseminating the work of theorists and image makers on a global scale. The VASA community shares an interest in media studies, photography, film/video, and sound. To meet its mission, VASA supports online curated exhibitions; film/video screenings; the Journal on Images and Culture; VASA Front Page Exhibitions, and other projects.
The museum is an independent institution whose goal is the preservation, research, and development of Ukrainian and world photography. The main objectives of the museum are creation and preservation of the collection of Ukrainian and world photography, boosting the formation of the photography market in Ukraine; promotion and development of culture and education in the realm of photography; involving researchers for the solutions of the topical tasks of the photographic practices; prompting international collaboration and European integration through cultural exchange.
Bagels & Letters PR Agency (Kharkiv) is engaged in public relations and socio-cultural management. Its mission is the promotion of the city of Kharkiv in Ukraine and Europe. The agency is involved in cooperation with socio-cultural institutions engaged in promoting literature, visual arts, educational and inclusive projects for children and adults, support of Ukrainian military and civilians suffered in the war with Russia, women, disabled and LGBT rights, etc.
Large-scale projects of the agency include The Second Biennale for Young Artists (Kharkiv, 2019), annual EdCamp Ukraine (non)conferences (since 2017), Kharkiv Prides 1 and 2 (2019, 2020).