AICA-USA Stands in Solidarity with Ukraine

We, AICA-USA, are deeply saddened by the violence committed against Ukraine and its people that has resulted in the destruction of lives, communities, and culture. We condemn this unprovoked and unjustified attack by the Russian government.

AICA-USA stands with our peers in the arts community working on the protection of cultural heritage affected by the war and supports all the actions undertaken by our peers engaged in humanitarian assistance. We call upon our colleagues to speak out against this violence and support all those affected by the war that are fighting for democracy, freedom and peace.

In our commitment to support our peers, we’ve compiled a list of charities and resources working to aid the Ukrainian arts community and all others at risk. You can help by contributing to the group of your choice and by sharing our list with your friends and colleagues.

In solidarity,

Norman L. Kleeblatt, President, AICA-USA
Judith Stein, Executive Vice President, AICA-USA
HC Huỳnh, Managing Director, AICA-USA


Emergency Resources:

Artists at Risk: Emergency resources for artists and cultural workers

Emergency Temporary Relocations for artists and cultural workers

Residency in Switzerland for Ukrainian artists

2 weeks residency for Ukrainian cultural workers in Norway

Art residences and practices for artists and cultural workers from Ukraine

Residency for Ukrainian artists in Georgia

Emergency Artist Residence in Tbilisi

Resources for Helping Displaced Scholars from Ukraine​​

Scholars at risk network

Relief Funds:

Emergency Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO)

Project Hope

Global Giving


The Kyiv Independent

Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (CARE)

International Committee of the Red Cross

United Ukrainian American Relief Committee (UUARC)

World Central Kitchen

Save the Children

UN Crisis Relief

Vostok SOS

The International Rescue Committee

International Medical Corps

Sunflower of Peace

Voices of Children

American Red Cross

Doctors Without Borders



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AICA supports arts writers around the world through public programs and membership that offers free access to museums across the globe. AICA-USA represents the largest national section of AICA International with over 450 distinguished critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States. As part of the international organization, we benefit from a global reach in presence. AICA-USA is intent on international communication, elevating the values of art criticism as a discipline, and acting on behalf of the physical and moral defense of works of art.

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Every fall, in cooperation with the New School's Vera List Center for Art and Politics, AICA-USA presents a Distinguished Critic Lecture.

Organized in collaboration with CUE Art Foundation, this program matches emerging critics with experienced AICA-USA members who guide them through the process of writing a catalogue essay.

A partnership between The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and AICA-USA that gives art writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics.

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