Cultural cooperation in details

Cultural Strategy

  1. Switzerland fully supports the development and promotion of “New Ukraine”, its culture and history
  2. Switzerland is committed to support the preservation and promotion of cultural diversity and traditions in Ukraine.  
  3. Cultural diversity is an asset not a liability!

Multidisciplinary Festivals

Cooperation with strategic Ukrainian partners such as 

  • GogolFest, 
  • Dovzhenko Centre

Multidisciplinary festivals:

  • Visual arts: original aerographic posters and statues, photos, posters with augmented reality
  • Documentary and full-length films, 
  • Concert

Swiss Guests – artists, curators, giving interviews, lectures, presentations

Important topics such as ‘Different Switzerland’, Cultural Diversity’

Visual Arts and Architecture

  • Photo Kyiv Fair (online) with a special project's exhibition WOMEN’S EYE: reversing the under-representation of women in the Arts, by displaying ONLY women photographers, from different countries, with different sensitiveness and interests. 
  • Swiss Keynote speakers at CANactions International Architecture Festival - the biggest educational event in the sphere of Architecture and Urbanism in Ukraine and neighboring countries since 2008.
  • Poster exhibition VOTES & VOICES – Swiss campaign posters from 1918 to the present – presented by the Museum of Design Zurich and the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine.
  • Exhibition by Swiss artist Marianne Hollenstein "The State of Man“ at the Kyiv Art Week.


Participation of Swiss films in the competition program of big International Festivals such as 

  • International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights DOCUDAYS,
  • Kyiv International Film Festival MOLODIST, 
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival KIFF,
  • International Animated Film Festival KROK

Swiss Guests – producers, script writers, actors giving QA sessions, workshops, master classes

Swiss Film Week with films and discussions on topics like gender balance, energy efficiency etc.


Odessa Classics - the only live Festival of Classical Music in Ukraine in summer and the main platform for classical music in Ukraine. 

In the span of just 7 years, Odessa Classics has managed to establish itself as a high-profile event at national and European level.

Zurich Chamber Orchestra, worldwide know violinist Daniel Hope are regular guests in Ukraine giving concerts and master classes.

Leopolis Jazz Festival is one of the top 10 jazz festivals of the world.


Swiss classical and new books in Ukrainian translation, 

Swiss writers, illustrators, book designers, literature experts giving presentations, readings, workshops and master classes at Ukrainian international festivals

  • Arsenal Book Festival,
  • Lviv Publisher Forum
  • Meridian Czernowitz – International Poetry Festival


Promotion of Francophonie values: freedom of speech, cultural diversity, gender balance, ecology etc.

Organized every year in March by 15+ Embassies

Video competition, Hackathon, dictation

Meetings of diplomats with pupils and students 

Bright cultural program with concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, a francophone film festival, marathons in different cities of Ukraine