Ukrainian, English, Russian
From 2 weeks to 2 months
Paid by host 

Once a year there are open calls for scholarships where accommodation, per diems, artist fee, production and travel expenses are covered. Open calls should be regularly checked on the website.

Paid by artist 

For self-paid residencies (out of open calls): Artist fee (includes accommodation, institutional assistance, access to archives, promotion and public event): 850 EUR per 2 weeks, 1300 EUR per month. Travel expenses and per diems are covered by the resident (per diems are around 280 EUR per month).

Application guidelines 

Please send your CV, portfolio and motivation letter describing your interests and specify the priority list of three locations where you see your research and production. No application fee. No dedaline for self-paid residencies. For currently available scholarships, please check the program website.



YermilovCentre, contemporary art centre

YermilovCentre, contemporary art centre

Residents of Universe


YermilovCentre is a centre of contemporary art in Kharkiv, opened in March 2012. It is named after a famous Kharkiv artist, representative of the Ukrainian avant-garde, Vasyl Yermilov. The largest exhibition space in Kharkiv, YermilovCentre represents contemporary Ukrainian art processes. Our priorities are artistic dialogue with the viewer and international cooperation. Activities of the YermilovCentre include curatorial projects, artistic residences, lectures and discussions, performances, seminars, cinema, and video shows.

Residency will happen on locations - museums, collections and departments - of the Karazin University. Museum of Nature, Archaeology Museum, Central Science Library, Museum of history of Kharkiv National University, hall and yard of University. Artists are invited to discover the collections, archives and spaces of the University and propose their artistic visions on these historical funds. The aim of the residency is to try to rethink the university's collections from an artistic point of view and to produce new artworks which will be presented on site. Every artist will have access to a specific location, its content and assistance in research and production.


Obligatory: Presentation of the research (form of the presentation is negotiable), at least one public event during the stay.
Optional: production of new artworks which will be presented on site at the University.

Accommodation Information 

One-bedroom apartment in the city center for individual residency. For group residency - room in a two-bedrooms apartment. Maximum 5 residents can be hosted at once. Partners and family are welcome.

Studio Information 

There are no studios, but the residents will have access to facilities provided by the Karazin University (depending on the choice of location).

Technical Information 

Specific facilities available will depend on the chosen institution of the Karazin University. These may include access to libraries, archives, museum collections, etc.


Kharkiv is Ukraine’s second largest city that boasts strong architecture and design schools as well as a vibrant culture scene. Founded in 1804, the Karazin University is one of the major universities in Ukraine with 25000 students from across the globe. Its alumni include Nobel Prize winners Élie Metchnikoff, Lev Landau, and Simon Kuznets.

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