∄ Community Fund

Urgent help for the Ukrainian creative community in need!

On February 24 Russia invaded Ukraine. Since then the Russian military hasn't stopped destroying Ukrainian cities and shattering the lives of millions of people, whose world will never be the same again. During the last two years, we, the ∄ team, have been working on building up a safer space, which has become a place of refuge for thousands of people from all around the world, a place of culture, music and art with the values of love, respect and mutual support at its very core.

In this moment of unprecedented crisis we are doing everything in our power to help members of our community, artists and more than 150 employees of ∄, whose livelihood is in jeopardy: support them financially, help them find a safe place in Ukraine or abroad, help them cross the border, enable them to receive humanitarian, legal and psychological aid.

Today our team is all over Europe: some stayed in Kyiv, some are now in other cities in Ukraine, some have escaped abroad. Regardless of the distance between us, we all keep on working: some of our employees have joined the Territorial Defense Forces, some are volunteering in cities and some are helping from afar. We developed the '∄ Help' telegram bot (​​@k41_help_bot) aimed to allow our community to reach us with requests regarding evacuation within Ukraine, evacuation abroad, financial support and shelter. We are also working on informing the public about the situation in Ukraine, and communicating with media partners and other institutions.

We sincerely believe that there will soon be a time when we will be able to resume our work. In the meantime, we ask for your help to support our community and ensure that this future is possible.

Aim of this project:
About this project:

A project initiated by the team of the Kyiv based cultural institution ∄ with the aim to provide financial, humanitarian and logistical support to the musical and cultural community that has been facing life-threatening challenges since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

About ∄:

∄ is a Kyiv based cultural institution and safer space founded in November 2019. ∄ organizes a variety of cultural, artistic and educational events (parties, concerts, exhibitions, public panels, lectures, etc). ∄ is located in an old brewery building at the address Kyrylivska St, 41. ∄ consists of a club space, a concert hall, a gallery space and a public lecture space, which also hosts a music school, Module Exchange.

Side projects:

Standard Deviation 
Multidisciplinary label working on the intersection of music, art, and publishing, aiming to foster collaborative exchange between an aspiring Ukrainian scene and the global community.

A new queer multi-event format which takes place on Fridays on a seasonal basis at ∄.

Press about ∄:

We Are Europe
i-D Magazine
Kyiv Post
Don’t Take Fake


Standard Deviation has joined forces with Mystictrax —a Ukrainian label run by Lostlojic, for our most important release: РАЗОМ ЗА УКРАЇНУ / TOGETHER FOR UKRAINE — a compilation by 65 Ukrainian and International artists to be sold exclusively via Bandcamp. 

Bandcamp link https://standard-deviation.bandcamp.com/album/together-for-ukraine

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