Photo 19:38 01 Jun 2023

Mosaїka art-therapy project launched to treat Ukrainian childrens' war traumas

The nükraine non-governmental organization has developed a program of art workshops for children affected by the occupation and the consequences of war.

Young Ukrainian artists and prominent cultural figures, including Anatoliy Sachivko, Anna Buryachkova, Andriy Pokaz, Veronika Dirova, and Mykola Znoba, supported the initiative.

What is the problem?

Due to the full-scale Russian war, thousands of children were under fire, lost their relatives, or were forced to leave their homes. Some of them also had to survive the occupation and violence by the Russian army.

What is the solution?

Nükraine has developed a program of art workshops for children affected by the occupation and the consequences of war.

The project will start in Kyiv in the summer, currently, the team has opened a donation campaign for its implementation.

Mosaïka offers classes of various types to improve the moral condition of children. The program of workshops is designed specifically to restore emotional health and overcome anxiety. Under the guidance of the best Ukrainian artists and professionals, children learn to convey their feelings to the process of creating art.

How does it work?

The program of art therapy and workshops consists of fine art and modeling clay, and in the future,
subjects such as dance, video making, music, and photography will be introduced.

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The therapy course consists of 10-12 sessions and lasts about a month.

The project team has psychologists-experts in art therapy and children's PTSD, teachers of each discipline, and young artists-curators.

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"We believe that creativity can positively affect the lives of children and our common future. Art practices broaden the horizon and offer an opportunity to build a healthier environment," say the organizers.

mosaїka, дітиCurrently, the project starts in Kyiv, and later the team plans to scale it up in different regions of the country for the children of immigrants.

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Right before the launch of the project, one of the art mentors, Mykyta Kuzmenko, presented a video work dedicated to the mosaic. You can watch the video here.

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Mykyta is a cinematographer known for his music videos for Harry Styles, The Weeknd, Rosalia, and Dior. His work on the feature film "Pamphyr" was presented at the Cannes Film Festival and won an award at the Raindance Film Festival in London.

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Mosaïka is a combo of Ukrainian artists and therapists. Nükraine is a charitable organization founded in the summer of 2022 by the ITT Fund team to implement projects related to recovery, social, psychological, and cultural development, and the creation of a new prosperous Ukraine.

As of June 2023, the initiative has experience in the implementation of grant projects worth more than 800,000 euros and reliable relations with international charitable organizations such as Core Foundation, Medair, and Razom.

The main mission is to provide infrastructure for sustainable volunteering in Ukraine. The initiative creates a new type of public organization and a platform for transparent and effective social activism.

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