Designing better futures for Ukraine: a young Creatives’ residency program
New Space Foundation and Science Now, together with the US Embassy in Warsaw and the United States Department of State are launching a new initiative – SPLOT UA Residency – aimed at delivering prototypes of social innovations that could be implemented in Ukraine in the future, as part of recovery activities.
How could we support Ukraine and its recovery long term? How could we give agency to young Ukrainians, currently dispersed all over the globe, to create better futures for their homeland?
During the program, selected participants will work on three topics inspired by the UA Recovery Plan (https://recovery.gov.ua/en): Healing the city / Rewilding the night / Revitalizing education https://ua.splot.institute/#thematic
We are looking for individuals who identify themselves as creative and eager to work in a multi-disciplinary setting. SPLOT UA Residency is open to Ukrainians aged 18-25, currently residing in Poland as a result of the Russian aggression, who have special interests or an extraordinary talent – whether it be artistic, scientific, entrepreneurial, organizational, or other. What matters is the applicant’s motivation, as well as willingness and ability to work in a team.
During a six-month period, participants will have a chance to develop their skills and brainstorm together with experienced mentors and international experts of various domains – including numerous alumni of Fulbright programmes.
For more information please visit https://ua.splot.institute
The SPLOT UA Residency would not have come into being if it were not for the support of partners:
Leiden University https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en,
Match & Spark https://matchandspark.com,
The International Astronomical Union https://www.iau.org,
Unitalent Foundation https://unitalentowani.pl
For everyone else willing to partner with us on this adventure, please contact:
Jan Pomierny firstname.lastname@example.org
Milena Ratajczak email@example.com
Kasia Świętochowska firstname.lastname@example.org
New Space Foundation is a non-governmental organization implementing projects in the field of education and science for social and economic development in Poland and Europe.
Science Now is a multidisciplinary creative studio specializing in strategic design and new venture development at the intersection of art, science, new tech, education and entertainment (and celebrating our 10th anniversary this year). It acts as a creative partner for various organizations and develops its own formats.