#Ukraine Special News


"The IMZ was founded under the aegis of UNESCO in 1961 to preserve the performing arts as a cultural asset. As an international network, our aim is to work and grow together – not against each other. It is our mission to promote peaceful cultural dialogue globally.

We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and all people affected by this war and strongly condemn the aggressive and unlawful behavior of the Russian Federation.

The IMZ Executive Board has decided to put the memberships of organisations from Russia on hold, effective immediately until further notice. While this war is carried out by the Russian Federation, we don’t believe that all Russians support it. Our respect goes out to all those people in Russia who risk their lives to speak out against this war. We sincerely hope that peace will be restored and the political situation in Russia will allow us to reinstate the memberships of our Russian colleagues, in a near future. 

We have created a website dedicated to Ukraine and ask IMZ Members to let us know about initiatives + collaborations in the performing arts and cultural sector defending peace + freedom. Strategies can include:


  • Concerts, Live Performances + Streams
  • Petitions + Letters to the European Union
  • Donation opportunities
  • and many more


This website will be updated regularly. Submit your news here.

As an open international network, we will continue to support our colleagues in Ukraine with resources for international cooperation and trade to help the Ukrainian audiovisual performing arts sector to strengthen their international network and give them the opportunity to showcase Ukrainian cultural productions to the world."

Concerts + Streams


C Major Entertainment

In solidarity with the people of Ukraine, C Major offers two concerts. The revenues will be donated to aid organisations that benefit the Ukrainian people.

#Ukraine #notspeechless


Artists from Ukraine and all over the world do not want to remain silent in the face of war and demand peace. ARTE shows their video messages!

A Concert for Ukraine

The Metropolitan Opera Association

The Metropolitan Opera presented a benefit performance to support Ukraine and its brave citizens, with all ticket sales and donations going to support relief efforts. The concert is available for on-demand listening now through March 21.

Aid to Ukraine - Charity Concert

Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company

Yle's benefit concert to help civilians hit by the war in Ukraine raised more than 6 million euros on Saturday evening. Watch it here.

Artists for peace

ORF – Österreichischer Rundfunk

Peace message with Ukrainian and Russian members of the Vienna Philharmonic and Wiener Staatsballett. Initiative together with ORF and Wiener Staatsoper.

Benefit Concert for Ukraine

MUSEEC SAS / medici.tv

Daniel Barenboim, the Berlin Staatskapelle, and the Choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden will perform in their support of Ukraine. All proceeds from this broadcast, both live and on replay, will be donated to the UN's Ukraine Humanitarian Fund.

Benefit concert for Ukraine

WDR Funkhausorchester

Three and a half hours, five orchestras: for peace and freedom. The concert will be available for re-listening until 15 April.

Benefit Concert for Ukraine at Palais Garnier

Opéra national de Paris

The Opéra National de Paris presents a concert in support of Ukraine on Sunday, 27 March 2022 at the Palais Garnier. All proceeds from the event will be used to support victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Benefit Concert for Ukraine: A concert for peace

MUSEEC SAS / medici.tv

The medici.tv team is proud to partner with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ye-Eun Choi, violist Vladimir Babeshko, and cellist Daniel Müller-Schott as they mobilize their incredible talents in support of those affected by the crisis in Ukraine

Charity Concert for Ukraine

Musikverein - Die Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde

Concentus Musicus Wien, the Orchestra Wiener Akademie, the ORF RSO Vienna, the Tonkünstler-Orchester NÖ + the Vienna Symphony Orchestra will perform as joint orchestra on 22 March at Musikverein.

Charity concert for Ukraine with the Kyiv Soloists

SVT – Swedish Television

Konserthusets Stockholm’s charity concert for Ukraine on 27 March. All revenues go to Radiohjälpen. The concert is recorded by Swedish Television.

Charity concert friends help!

Verein Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Philipp Scheucher, Beethoven-Haus Prize Winner of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2021, plays a charity concert at 4 April 2022.

Charity Concert “Together for Ukraine“

VBW Vereinigte Bühnen Wien

Vereinigte Bühnen Wien will host the charity concert "Together for Ukraine" at Raimund Theater on 28 March 2022.


Accentus Music

A Musical Demonstration of Solidarity with Daniel Hope and Ukrainian Pianist Alexey Botvinov. A Production of Accentus Music in Co-Production with ZDF/Arte.

Musical solidarity for a country at war


Music is a language of solidarity that should not be underestimated: these days, Europe is focusing on Ukrainian artists + cultural workers, as well as concerts in the context of current events. Watch them here on ARTE.

NRK Charity Concert: “Helping together“

NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

Watch NRK's benefit concert in support of those affected by the war in Ukraine here!

Solidarity concert for Ukraine

ZDF / 3sat

The Konzerthausorchester Berlin and conductor Christoph Eschenbach take a musical stand of solidarity and dedicated a special concert to Ukrainian children + their families on 19 March on 3sat.

Solidarity Concert for Ukraine from Berlin

EuroArts Music International

DSO, Alan Gilbert, Lisa Batiashvili, Rolando Villazón, Max Raabe and more have joined forces to send a widely audible signal for peace and freedom.

Stand with Ukraine

Norddeutscher Rundfunk

Stand with Ukraine - this is the motto of the Hamburg State Opera's solidarity concert, which can be listened to on NDR Kultur.

Stand with Ukraine - Lviv National Opera

Lviv National Opera

Lviv National Opera created a music library "Stand with Ukraine" with the scores of Ukrainian composers available to watch online.


Accentus Music

A Concert in Solidarity with Ukraine live from Vilnius, Lithuania. A Production of Accentus Music in Co-Production with ZDF/Arte and LRT.

Sweden Plays for Ukraine

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Together we show our support for peace and the Ukrainian people with the song Ridna Maty Moja, Dearest Mother of Mine - a collective recording with Gothenburg Symphony and eight other orchestras. Experience the power of music.

Ukrainian-Austrian Concert


The concert with the RSO was created in 2019 as a sign of cultural exchange and stands for the preservation of a peaceful and united Europe. Watch the entire concert for free on myfidelio!

Young Musicians for Peace with IGUDESMAN & JOO

Only Hands Small

Benefit concert with Igudesman & Joo together with graduates + students of Austrian music universities on 4 April at Musikverein Vienna!

Open Letters

Open Letter in Solidarity with Ukraine

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ signed the Open Letter by CISAC - Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs asking creators to speak up in solidarity with Ukraine. Join us!

Open Letter to Support Collaborations with Ukraine

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Join us + over 50 networks in signing the Open Letter urging world leaders + cultural organisations to continue + support international cultural collaboration with Ukraine.

Funding Opportunities

Special Funding for Ukrainian Artists

Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport (BMKÖS)

The Austrian BMKÖS is providing special funding in the amount of 300,000 euros for work grants and project funding for Ukrainian artists (in German).

Ukraine edition of Culture of Solidarity Fund

European Cultural Foundation

The Culture of Solidarity Fund is to support cultural initiatives that, in the midst of turmoil and crisis, reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space.


EDN Encounter: Support for the Ukrainian Dance Community

EDN – European Dancehouse Network

EDN and Tanec Praha invite to an Encounter in support of the Ukrainian Dance Community. Guest speakers will share their experiences in supporting the Ukrainian artistic community as well as artists from Ukraine.

IMZ Member productions for UA:PBC

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

IMZ Members have provided productions to Ukraine's public broadcaster UA:PBC for nationwide transmission to strengthen hope for peace through audiovisual media. Thank you!

Office Ukraine - Shelter for Ukrainian Artists

Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport (BMKÖS)

“Office Ukraine - Shelter for Ukrainian Artists“ serves as a platform for the coordination of diverse civil societies + institutional initiatives and connects institutions in Austria and cultural workers from Ukraine.

Support Ukrainian filmmakers with Takflix


Organise screenings of Ukrainian films of your choice: Check out the Ukrainian online cinema Takflix + get in touch!


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