Four writers and artists from Ukraine awarded residencies
Thanks to the generosity of the Harriman Institute, the Institute for Ideas & Imagination, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and a gift from the Ukrainian Studies Fund, four 12-month residencies for Ukrainian writers and creative artists have been established for the year 2022 – 2023.
The Paul Klebnikov Residency is reserved for a journalist; the other three Harriman residencies are open to writers and others in the creative and visual arts. Residency recipients are based at the Institute for Ideas & Imagination at Reid Hall, Columbia University’s academic center in Paris, where they participate fully in the life of the Institute and the Center.
Below is an introduction to the artists below. Find a more detailed description of them and their planned projects here.
Poet | Kyiv
Natalka Bilotserkivets (Наталка Білоцерківець) is the author of six books of poetry and a volume of selected poems, “We Shall Not Die in Paris” (“Ми помрем не в Парижі”) 2015 and 2018. Her poetry has been translated into a dozen languages and has been awarded many national and international prizes.
Journalist | Donesk
Nikita Grigorov's work as a journalist has appeared in Ukrainian and foreign media as well as in literary anthologies. He is also the author of scripts for independent films and short plays and contributed to, translated, and edited an anthology of Ukrainian writers from Donbas Порода (“Breed”). He is the recipient of the Paul Klebnikov Fellowship.
Filmmaker | Mariupol
Laktionova made her first appearance in the world of documentary cinema as a character in the film "Ma"(10’) in 2017, and a year later she directed her first short documentary, "Diorama", about the mined sea in the Mariupol area and won an award in the MyStreetFilms category at the “86” festival (Ukraine) in 2018.
Musicologist, writer, manager | Kyiv
Stavychenko is an Executive Director of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the "Open Music City" Public Initiative, and Chief Executive Officer of the Lyatoshynsky Club, which aims to research, perform, and promote the Ukrainian repertoire of the 20th-21st centuries.