Home > Projects > Instrumental

INSTRUMENTAL

GRANT

PROGRAM

As part of the Ukrainian Classical Musicians Support Fund by Kyiv Contemporary Music Days, we are launching Instrumental, a program helping purchase musical instruments for classical musicians who suffered from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. 


The program provides individual financial support in the amount of up to 5,200 euros.

WHY INSTRUMENTS

Analyzing the needs of the applicants of the Fund, which has been up since March 2022, we found that many musicians who were forced to relocate due to the war need help purchasing musical instruments to continue their professional activities.


Instruments are important not only for performers: they are also necessary for education and for writing music. The availability of certain instruments in Ukraine directly informs the ability of Ukrainian composers to create works for these instruments.


Therefore, the demand for musical instruments goes far beyond the personal needs of musicians — it is an infrastructural problem that Kyiv Contemporary Music Days aims to address with Instrumental.


WHAT THE PROGRAM SUPPORTS

Instrumental may cover all or part of the cost (but only if the applicant has the funds to cover the remainder) for:



WHAT CAN BE CONSIDERED A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT:


WHO CAN APPLY

Professionals in the field of classical music — performers, composers, musicologists, music teachers, sound engineers, etc. — can apply for Instrumental.


Applicants must meet the following formal criteria:



It is possible to apply both individually and as a representative of a collective (ensemble, orchestra, educational institution, etc.) and justify the purchase of a musical instrument based on the needs of such a collective. 


HOW TO APPLY

To apply for Instrumental, you must fill in an online application no later than 22 January 2024, 11:59 PM Kyiv time. Please note that you need a Google Account to submit the application. Applicants who pass the formal criteria will receive a response regarding the evaluation results in February 2024.


The applications will be evaluated by a specialized Board consisting of Ukrainian experts in the field of classical music. The selection criteria include the justification of the need for a specific instrument, active professional activity in the field of classical music, professional achievements, and the applicant’s potential for presenting Ukraine at the international level.  


The selection results will be announced at the beginning of March 2024.


Contact address for inquiries and suggestions: instrumental@kcmd.eu


PROJECT TEAM

Kateryna Alymova, Dmytro Babenko, Mykhailo Chedryk, Polina Horodyska, Vasyl Lutsyk, Tetiana Melnychenko, Albert Saprykin, Mariia Tytova, Daria Vdovina, Les Vynogradov

ORGANIZER

FUNDED BY

INFORMATION PARTNER