The National Academy of Arts of Ukraine joins the European Alliance of Academies
We are pleased to welcome the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine as the newest member to the European Alliance of Academies. After the Alliance officially condemned the war in Ukraine and expressed its support for the inclusion of institutions outside the European Union, the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine was unanimously accepted.
The National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (NAM of Ukraine) is a high public scientific and artistic institution founded in 1996, according to the Presidential Edict about the establishment of a self-governed academic institution in the field of culture and art. In 2010, with the next Presidential Edict, the Academy gained the status of the national organization.
In total, the Academy is presented today by 104 academicians and members-correspondents. They are divided by profile sections: fine arts, music, film art, history and theory of arts, and synthesis of plastic arts. Besides, there are 38 foreign members and 27 honored academicians.
According to the statutory provisions of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, the main activities are the following, among other: conducting fundamental and applied scientific researches on creative art, history and theory of Ukrainian art, art critics, art and esthetic education; conducting exhibitions and other presentation events; developing the scientific and cultural cooperation with foreign scientists and artists; studying and generalizing the scientific and creative experience of national and world culture personalities, promotion of scientific knowledge and creative achievements of the national art at the global level. There are two research institutes under the jurisdiction of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine: the Modern Art Research Institute (MARI, founded in 2001) and the Institute for Cultural Studies (ICS, founded in 2007).
Today, the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine is a focal point around which artists and scientific researchers of different genres and fields are united, as well as art and culture high schools and centers. You can read a statement of Academy-President Prof. Victor Sydorenko here.