Our next CEE artists and creatives network meeting will be on the Wednesday 28th June 6:30-9:30 PM at our London parter’s art space-  Pushkin House . We are giving four CEE Creatives an opportunity to showcase their work, and talk about their practice/research at each of the meetings and we select presenters via open call. The presentations are Pecha Kulcha style. We have just announced speakers for the meeting in London and you can read their bios below:

What is CEE Creatives Network

The CEE Creatives Network was established to support the Central and Eastern European migrant artists, curators, producers and other creatives currently working in the UK’s arts and culture sector. Through the structure of a centralised database, this network brings together creative peers to self-promote, collaborate, build solidarity and share opportunities – whether working in art, music, production, or any range of disciplines. The membership at the network is free and Centrala team continuously work on development and improvement of this network. Currently, we are focusing on building shared access database of members and improving communication between the members. We are currently organising bi-monthly meetings in London and quarterly in Birmingham.

To become a member (free) please complete this form: here

ELLA GANCARZ

Ella Gancarz is a London-based Film Producer, Presenter and Activist. She hosted successful podcasts, live events and interviewed dozens of UK artists and high-profile people. In addition to presenting, Ella is a passionate human rights and environmental activist. She has been producing films focusing on meaningful subjects and promoting positive change. Originally from Poland, Ella has lived abroad for most of her adult life. She launched the From The Bloc podcast to promote Central and Eastern European culture abroad and connect with the CEE community living in the UK.

LISA MINAEVA

Lisa Minaeva (Hetaera Psappha) is a video artist, filmmaker, curator, and poet. She started her career in video art in 2012 and has since been working as a portrait artist on the collection of silent video portraits, “Blossom of Silence.” The collection has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in Russia and Europe. As a filmmaker and scriptwriter, Minaeva has worked on short films, full-length films, series, documentaries, and music videos. Being a degreed art historian, Minaeva writes texts and books on art and cinema. Minaeva’s first collection of poems, entitled “Looking for L. in…,” was published in 2023.

ANIA READY

Ania Ready (born 1979) is a Polish-British photographic artist based in Oxfordshire, UK. She has an MA in Literature and Linguistics from the University of Gdańsk, Poland. She works with images, text and archives. She has a special interest in the topic of femininity and madness. Ania has exhibited her work internationally in group and solo shows at Modern Art Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum, ronapainting gallery, Irving Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Photo Festival in New Zealand, Riga Photomonth in Latvia, INTERPHOTO Photo Festival in Poland and many other places. This year she’s published her first book ‘I Also Fight Windmills’.

KSENIA KAZINTSEVA

Ksenia Kazintseva is an interdisciplinary fine artist and curator interested in how tradition impacts contemporary life. With a focus on cultural memory, she creates paintings and immersive installations fuelled by a desire to find her own truth amidst the Russia-Ukraine media storm. Ksenia makes meditative spaces where making becomes a tool for opening up conversation and engaging with others. She cross stitches, paints and performs for and with communities to explore how traditional crafts and our connection with nature and spirituality, which they facilitate, can support Eastern European people at this critical time.