The Linklaters Foundation supports the Ukrainian artistic community

The Linklaters Foundation is proud to support Ukrainian art students through the solidarity fund set up by the Réunion des Musées nationaux - Grand Palais, the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs de Paris and the National Association of Art Schools.

The aim of this initiative is to provide them with a safe place to live, to give them the means to live decently and to ensure educational continuity in their student careers.

Each host school submitted a file to the commission, with detailed information on the situation of each student. Housing solutions, material needs for work but also often for subsistence.

Two aid allocation commissions were able to allocate the €76,000 collected and help some sixty students who had found refuge in one of the European schools of the Eurofabrique* network.

Aid was allocated on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the specificities of each student's situation. Whether it is a subsistence grant for the most precarious situations, or aid for artistic production for those who already benefit from aid or housing solutions, the support is tailor-made and the committee ensures that the funds are used correctly.

*From 7 to 10 February 2022, under the leadership of the French Presidency of the European Union, the Grand Palais Éphémère presents EuroFabrique. The Rmn - Grand Palais will transform the Grand Palais Éphémère into a workshop of a new kind: created with the École des Arts Décoratifs and the Association nationale des écoles supérieures d’art (ANdEA), EuroFabrique is a giant European school of art and design in a 10,000 sq m space, a workshop and laboratory designed to encourage reflection on the idea of Europe, bringing together the energy and creativity of artists and designers from all over Europe.

The Linklaters Foundation

The Linklaters Foundation, chaired by Anne Wachsmann-Guigon rests on two main pillars : inclusive education, which aims to challenge all forms of exclusions with education (partnering with the Cité Internationale Universitaire, the Ecole de la 2ème chance and the Réseau Etincelle) and cultural patronage which highlights the artistic development, both in terms of creativity (projects with the Musée du Quai Branly in 2022, Musée d’Orsay in 2020, the Palais de Tokyo in 2019, etc.) and education (Le Bal and La Source).