Mar 2, 2022

Solidarity with Ukraine

The ULYSSES Network would like to express its complete solidarity with all the citizens of the Ukraine during these tragic days. As a network dedicated to the support of young emerging artists (composers, instrumentalists and conductors), we will follow the situation closely and do our best to support young Ukrainian talents in this difficult moment, as well as young artists from any nationality who are affected by the war.




On May 24th from 20h (CEST), the ULYSSES Network will host an online event for the benefit of the Ukrainian music scene. The programme of the event will be selected through a call, for which we welcome young Ukrainian composers, performers and musicologists to send us contributions, in the following formats:

· video or audio recordings of your performances/ compositions
· texts, on paper or recorded in audio or video
· videos presenting yourself and your work, including short excerpts of performances/compositions and links to the full recording

The contributions should include a short presentation of its author/composer/musician and should not exceed 7 minutes and max. 5 A4 pages in the cases of written texts. Please upload your contributions here before May 15th and fill the form, indicating your availability online during the event for a short live interview or talk moderated by Ulysses partners and guest musicians. For questions contact

We will select up to ten contributions on a first come first served basis. The selected contributors will receive a fee of 150€ each, to be paid upon invoice after the event. Contributions in video format will be made available on the Ulysses YouTube channel after the event.




Here below are listed initiatives and opportunities announced by the ULYSSES Network partners or other organizations who offer support for those affected by the war.


ULYSSES Network partner Gaudeamus wants to use their social media platforms and international reach to give space to composers and musicians who feel personally connected to Ukraine and the war. You can send a personal video (or written) statement to Gaudeamus and they will share these statements via their Facebook and Instagram channels. See more from the link.

Divertimento Ensemble's initiative in Italian here.

The Claussen-Simon-Foundation, in co-operation with the Hamburg State Opera and the Institut fûr kulturelle Innovationsforschung at the Hochschule fûr Musik und Theatre Hamburg announces a two-year composition and doctoral scholarship starting October 1, 2022. Ukrainian composers are encouraged to apply. More information here.

Open music invites concert organizers to the campaign "1 minute against war and suppression" by adding 1 minute of silence or musical statement before/after each concert by artists performing that night.

BMKÖS, Office Ukraine – Shelter for Ukrainian Artists offers support for Ukrainian artists through stipends and project support. Read more here and here.

ZAiKS has opened their quarters at Houses of Creative Work for musicians and their families and friends from Ukraine. Read more here.

On The Move organization keeps an updated page of many initiatives and support activities offered to artists affected by the war. See the possibilities here.

Ukrainian Institute initiative: "As a sign of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, you can receive scores of music pieces by Ukrainian composers and perform them in support of Ukraine in your city". Ukrainian composers' scores can be found here.

Ukrainian classical musicians support fund organized by Kyiv Contemporary Music Days.

Res Artis, On the Move, Artists at Risk, TransArtists and PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection initiatives

Ukraine-2022. Muses Are Not Silent. Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic renews concert activity by launching a series of digital chamber concerts “Ukraine – 2022. Muses Are Not Silent” in support of Ukrainian musicians during the russian armed aggression.
Project's Facebook page
The online broadcasts of the events will take place on the YouTube channel of the Lviv National Philharmonic at the following link:
There will be another live concert on May 6th.

European Commission info for people fleeing the war in Ukraine

We will update this list of support activities regularly. If you wish to announce your support, please send mail to community.ulysses(at)