12 January 2021
The beginning of January in Belarus feels like an ebb after a storm: a wave of mass repressions has subsided, it’s time to deal with the thickets of arrests and convictions, dismissals and bans. But the music hasn’t stopped playing, the brush is dipped in paint, a pen has touched the paper, the spirit of the free people is dancing a karahod.
29 December 2020
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22 December 2020
“I’m walking, and I’m not alone” – the voices which won’t be silenced. Issue 11 of digest about the sphere of culture in Belarus
The darker the night is, the brighter the sun inside us. Stand with Belarusian Arts and Culture community. Donate to Donate (paypal.com) and Save Our Songs campaign.
21 December 2020
15 December 2020
To Survive Tough Times with the Belief in the Better – Issue 10 of Our Weekly Digest about Belarusian Culture in Times of Social and Political Crisis
Keeping silent makes no sense, so we speak the truth, every day, creating art at liberty and behind the bars, the art free from prison bars. Stand with Belarusian Arts and Culture community. Donate to Donate (paypal.com) and Save Our Songs campaign.
8 December 2020
Svetlana Alexievich’s appeal to the UN Human Rights Council, protest art, support from all over the world – in issue 9
While "people are looking to the sky with sorrow, waiting for when the helicopter crashes", creators come up with the ways to live and work in the conditions when they keep losing jobs and getting detained, can’t hold live gigs and perform for free people, when the terror all over the country doesn’t stop, and for a white-red-white flag in one’s own window one can get to Akrestsina prison.
1 December 2020
"You know, I come out of Akrestsina, and a lot of people are there to greet us: musicians, friends, acquaintances and strangers, they all came to support us, we take pictures, we drink wine… And where do they [those responsible for the violence and injustice] go? They are always in prison. They are prisoners. I feel sorry for them. Nobody greets them," Andruś Takindanh said after having spent 15 days in jail, and his mood coincides with the mood of this issue of our weekly digest.
24 November 2020
Belarusian creatives and all those supporting us are becoming a family with strong bonds, and all the pressure on us makes sense as long as we find peaceful and creative ways of resistance.
17 November 2020
The flywheel of repression in Belarus is unfolding, and the pressure that cultural sphere has been dealing with can’t be compared to other, even the most difficult times that it has seen in the independent Belarus. However, Belarusian Arts and Culture community respond with solidarity and new creative works. Quoting actor Ilya Yasinski, who was severely beaten during his detention and is now in hospital with broken vertebrae, "You can break our spine, but you will not break our spirit."
10 November 2020
Mass arrests of musicians and other art workers, interviews with notable personalities, inspiring stories of cultural resistance, amazing international solidarity – all this and more in the new issue of our weekly newsletter that we make so you can stay aware and share the information because it also matters!