Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Ukrainian rebirth art project:the nights of fear and heal

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statusNot funded
Ukrainian rebirth art project: the nights of fear and heal
start date2022-12-01
end date2023-06-01
budget (local currency)7000000 UAH
budget (USD)193000 USD
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2022-23
funding program roundundefined round
organization (if applicable)FOP Loiko Viacheslav Ihorovych

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Applicant details[edit]

Wikimedia username(s):


FOP Loiko Viacheslav Ihorovych

G. Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Did not apply previously

H. Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?


H.1 Which organization(s) did you receive grants from?


M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?


M1. Fiscal organization name.


Additional information[edit]

R. Where will this proposal be implemented?


S. Please indicate whether your work will be focused on one country (local), more than one or several countries in your region (regional) or has a cross-regional (global) scope:


S1. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

Odesa region, Kyiv region, Kharkiv region, Lviv region.

T. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has. (optional)

M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?


M1. Fiscal organization name.



1. What is the overall vision of your organization and how does this proposal contribute to this? How does this proposal connect to past work and learning?

Our community of Ukrainian animators, illustrators, and designers will tell the story of the first weeks of our fight for Freedom from the inside: Stories you may have heard about on the news. Stories of those who are no longer with us but live on in our fight to rebuild. Stories that have transcended reality into patriotic myth.

2. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important?

Millions of people in Ukraine have lost their jobs. The uncertainty of what each day will bring has become the norm. Many families, friends, and colleagues have lost everything. I believe it's the responsibility of those who can still work, generate some form of income, and have the tools to communicate through art to care for those who cannot manage or speak for themselves.

3. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

The animated film we are going to produce will tell 4 stories: the rescue of horses from a stable in the city of Gostomel which was set ablaze by the invaders in the first days of the war. The story will be from the perspective of a ginger-maned horse named Phoenix; the story of a refugee family fleeing their home in occupied Bucha; the story of Nadia (Nadia means "hope" in Ukrainian). A nurse by trade, she lived in the United States when the war started and decided to return to Ukraine; the story of Issuf, a student from Nigeria who studied in Mariupol when the war started. During the invasion he was rescued by the defenders of Azovstal factory.

4. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

The production will have 4 stages: 1) creating animatic; 2) sound recording; 3) animation process; 4) post production activities.

5. Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?      


5.1 If yes, provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan?


6. Please include a timeline (operational calendar) for your proposal.

1) Creating animatic will take near 7 weeks;

2) sound recording will take near 4 weeks; 3) animation process will take near 4 months; 4) post production activities will take near 1 week.

7. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Yes, the team is already gathered. Funds will be used to pay illustrators, designers, animators, musicians, and dozens more Ukrainian artists who will be involved in this project at various stages, earning livelihoods for themselves and their families for several months because of your support.

8. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Geography, Socioeconomic Status, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

8.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

The main characters of the film are representing different genders, age and nationalities.

9. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Culture, heritage or GLAM , Human Rights, Diversity

10. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Please note, we had previously asked about inclusion and diversity in terms of CONTENTS, in this question we are asking about the diversity of PARTICIPANTS. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Gender Identity, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Socioeconomic status

11. What are your strategies for engaging participants, particularly those that currently are non-Wikimedia?

The film will be shared for free and it will be provided to all kinds film festivals.

12. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants and promoting the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy, and/or equivalent local policies and processes?

The team which will be involved in this project are representing different genders and age.

13. Do you have plans to work with Wikimedia communities, groups, or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?


13.1 If yes, please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

14. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal?


14.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.


15. How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

The film will be shared for free and it will be provided to all kinds film festivals.

16. What kind of risks do you anticipate and how would you mitigate these. This can include factors such as external/contextual issues that may affect implementation, as well as internal issues, such as governance/leadership changes.

No risks for now, except of nuclear war.

17. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

18. Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here.  


Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

19. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

We would like to share this film with millions of people around the world.

20. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following space provided.

Main Metrics Description Target
Timeline We should complete the film in 6 months. 6

Here are some additional metrics that you can use if they are relevant to your work. Please note that this is just an optional list, mostly of quantitative metrics. They may complement the qualitative metrics you have defined in the previous boxes.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability N/A N/A
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors N/A N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees N/A N/A
Number of people reached through social media publications N/A N/A
Number of activities developed N/A N/A
Number of volunteer hours N/A N/A

21. Additional core quantitative metrics. These core metrics will not tell the whole story about your work, but they are important for measuring some Movement-wide changes. Please try to include these core metrics if they are relevant to your work. If they are not, please use the space provided to explain why they are not relevant or why you can not capture this data. Your explanation will help us review our core metrics and make sure we are using the best ones for the movement as a whole.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants N/A N/A
Number of editors N/A N/A
Number of organizers N/A N/A
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons N/A N/A

21.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


22. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

A calendar.

Financial Proposal[edit]

23. & 23.1 What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

7000000 UAH

23.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

193000 USD

23.3 Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

23.4 Please include any additional observations or comments you would like to include about your budget.

All in-direct costs I will pay by myself.

Please use this optional space to upload any documents that you feel are important for further understanding your proposal.

Other public document(s):

Final Message[edit]

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.