Ukrainians create charitable NFT collection to raise funds for army

11 March, 12:35 PM
No name. Alevtina Kakhidze (Photo:artWARks)

No name. Alevtina Kakhidze (Photo:artWARks)

A group of Ukrainian IT entrepreneurs, art historians, artists, and media managers have created the artWARks NFT collection to raise funds for charitable aid to the Ukrainian military.

The group includes former Minister of Culture and Sports Vladimir Borodyansky, IT entrepreneur Ruslan Nonka, co-founders of the NGO Museum of Contemporary Art Yulia Gnat and Olga Balashova, and many other Ukrainian artists.

The artWARks NFT collection consists of war art about Russia's war against Ukraine from the past eight years.

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“Every day we will supplement the collection with new authors and works,” Nonka noted in a post on his Facebook page.

“This is a charity project – all proceeds from sales will go to charity.”

Prior to the opening of the collection, the group, together with contributing artists, published their manifesto.

“We, independent Ukrainian artists, have been witnessing the war of Russia against Ukraine for the eighth year already. Our works reflect the human side of this senseless tragedy, because we are its eyewitnesses, it happens to us and our closest people,” the manifesto says.

“Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine has made this war the No. 1 news in the world. We have lived with it every day for eight years now. We have come together to bring our view of the war to the widest audience in the world and raise funds for the heroic Ukrainian army and the civilian population affected by the crimes of the Russian Federation,” the artists say.

The full NFT collection can be found here: https://opensea.io/ArtWaRks_Ukraine

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