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Helping Ukraine: studying at Polish universities

Since the beginning of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow has been working to help the Ukrainian population move to Poland and continue their studies in a safe environment. On March 3, students of art academies from Kyiv, Lviv, Kherson, Kharkiv, as well as teachers and artists began to come to the Academy. The community of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow has opened its hearts, homes and workshops for refugees from Ukraine.

63 interns have already been trained at 7 faculties of the Academy (Faculty of Interior Design, Industrial Forms, Graphics, Interludes, Conservation and Restoration of Paintings and Sculptures), and 12 teachers have been invited to conduct classes. Interns have found a place in studios where they work with their teachers and integrate into the Academy community. This is a global phenomenon.

The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow supported the statement of the Conference of Rectors of Polish Academic Schools, the Central Council of Science and Higher Education, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Conference of Rectors of Universities and Vocational Schools and Organizations of Young Scientists, Doctoral Students and Students published on February 24, 2022 Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine.

The University of Cracow has joined international networks that support academic faculty, researchers and students in crisis situations, Scholars at Risk and ELIA.

Forms of assistance today

For interns:

- artistic internships, participation in classes, lectures and master classes

- maintaining the continuity of education

- financial support, scholarships

- housing (housing, food, clothing)

- purchase of art materials (from the collections of the ASP community)

information on assistance programs

- help with translations

- assistance in completing formalities (certificates, PESEL number, free bank accounts)

- Polish language courses

For teachers:

- conducting guest lectures

- workshops

- consultation

How to get involved in further assistance in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts:

Donations and HeART Scholarship Fund for Ukraine

The mission of the Academy is to educate young artists, but after February 24, 2022 our mission is to create the future of students and teachers from Ukraine. The Academy invites all stakeholders, individuals and institutions to support the HeART Scholarship Fund for Ukraine. your heart. "

Account for payments with annotation: donation for the statutory purpose "Help Ukraine"

45 1500 1487 1214 8005 4502 0000

or by donations in kind:

  • cosmetics, cleaning products (shampoos, toothpastes, shower gels, hand creams, washing powders, etc.)

  • food

  • materials and school supplies, painting and art materials

  • equipment for students: for example, used computer equipment that allows you to participate more effectively in classes

  • offering internships and paid internships for students and citizens of Ukraine

  • other assistance measures

For all possible forms of support, you can contact the representative of the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Prof. Monica Vanyura Kurosad.

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