Since 2011, the Project, which popularizes the art of Ukraine, has been implemented every year. Its goal is to offer space for young Ukrainian artists’ self-expression and popularize their art in the world. The Project is implemented exclusively as a public initiative supported by organizers, benefactors, patrons, and artists of Ukraine and partner countries.

Thanks to the efforts of the organizers and with the participation of partners for over ten years, “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” was presented in Lviv, Kyiv, Dnipro, Zhytomyr (Ukraine), Warsaw, Krakow (Poland), Zug (Switzerland), Milan (Italy), Paris (France), Stockholm (Sweden), Presov (Slovakia).

The Project has enabled the participation of hundreds of children who live in over two dozen specialized institutions in the City and Region of Lviv (orphanages, boarding schools, etc.). Art supplies, stationery, and sweets were purchased for the children from these centers through the efforts of the organizing committee, sponsors, patrons, and many European art admirers. During the Project, the organizing committee works with pupils of specialized institutions, conducts master classes in painting and graphics, and helps submit their residents’ works to participate in the exhibition. Every year, thanks to all the benefactors, young artists deprived of parental care can participate in the Project again.

In 2022, the acceptance of works lasted from July 2 to October 18. During this time, the organizing committee visited many centers for persons deprived of parental care and with special needs and provided over seventy pupils of such centers with professional art supplies. Owing to the program of the Project, everyone was able to create a work of art, which will be presented at the 2022 exhibition “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI”.

In Ukraine, the Project was initiated by the International Association of Culture and Art in 2011. The Project Coordinator is the Lviv Regional Charitable Foundation “TORBA”, and its organizer is the NGO “Center for Cultural & Arts Initiatives”.

According to the international protocol, nine fine and decorative arts specialists, art historians, and gallerists are invited annually to join the qualification board. Four people from Ukraine and five specialists from outside Ukraine have been invited to join the 2022 collegium. Over the years of the Project’s implementation, representatives from Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, France, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Slovakia, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Sweden, Switzerland, Mexico, and Kosovo participated in the review and evaluation of works.

All the participants, jury members, guests, and diplomatic representatives (partners) are present at the ceremony, which usually occurs during the Project’s culmination. Adhering to security measures in connection with the criminal armed aggression of the terrorist country – muscovy on the territory of Ukraine, the announcement of the results of the competition program of the Project “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” 2022 is planned online. Therefore, everyone who is willing and interested will be able to view the next presentation of the exhibition of the best works of art, learn about the announced results and honor their authors. During 2023, the exhibition can be viewed in the online gallery of the Center for Cultural & Arts Initiatives and directly in the exhibition halls of the Project’s partners.

The organizing committee of the All-Ukrainian project” PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” expresses its sincere gratitude to everyone who selflessly and selflessly helps to implement it every year successfully. Special thanks to a close circle of benefactors and patrons who, despite all the difficulties of today, supported the 2022 Project. This indifference is critical because this year, there was no opportunity to help “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” in the budget of both the local and state levels. So, the 12th edition, like the vast majority of the previous ones, was realized thanks to the goodwill of people with a deep awareness of the feasibility of the Project, self-respect, and a Kind big heart.

We express our profound respect to the Lviv Author Drama Theatre “ScenA8” team as a permanent partner of the Project (

557 paintings from 10 regions of Ukraine were sent to participate in the All-Ukrainian project “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” 2022. 519 participants participated in the competition, including 21 children deprived of parental care and with special needs living in specialized centers of the Lviv Region.
The exhibition of the best works of the All-Ukrainian project “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” 2022 includes more than 131 artworks.

The International Qualification Board of the All-Ukrainian Project for Young Artists “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” 2022 includes:

Vladimir Ganaj is an abstract artist, a teacher of 3-D graphics, and the head of the Department of Fine Arts at Presov University in Presov. Presov, Slovakia.

Veronika Zaitseva is a book graphic artist, candidate of art history, and associate professor of the department of decorative arts and restoration of Boris Grinchenko Kyiv University. Kyiv, Ukraine.

Besnik Xhemaili is a watercolor artist, professor of the Department of Fine Arts and Architecture at the University of Kosovo, head of the IWS organization in Kosovo, laureate of international art projects: Contemporary Watercolor, Excellence and Elite Awards, etc.; founder of WS BXH Gallery in Kosovo. Pristina, Kosovo.

Francesco Cusumano is an avant-garde painter from Switzerland of Italian origin and a member of the Association of Artists in Zurich. The author of more than three dozen individual and collective exhibitions in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Austria. Bülach, Switzerland-Italy.

Tere Lojero is a watercolor artist (landscape artist) and the author of more than a dozen personal exhibitions, 30 of which were held in Mexico. Winner of shows in Mexico, Bulgaria, Pakistan, and Italy. Member of the Mexican Society of Watercolor Artists. Mexico City, Mexico.

Dorota Piramidowicz is a Doctor of Art History, professor, and deputy director of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Warsaw, Poland.

Volodymyr Sandiuk is an honored artist of Ukraine, associate professor of the department of fine and decorative and applied arts and restoration of the Institute of Arts of the V. Stefanyka Precarpathian National University, laureate of the Yaroslav Lukavetsky award, member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, author of more than thirty personal exhibitions. Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

Yaroslav Tarnovskyi is a gallerist artist, founder of the Zelo Art Center, and member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Poltava, Ukraine.

Nataliia Ursu is a Doctor of Art History, professor, head of the department of fine and decorative and applied arts and restoration of works of art at the I. Ohienko Kamianets-Podilskyi National University. Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine.





  • Ameliia Karatniuk 13 age Lviv
  • Anastasiia Melnychuk 9 age Volodymyr
  • Anastasiia Mudryk 16 age Lviv
  • Melaniia Kravets-Korolyshyn 16 age Lviv
  • Nikita Zadyraka 14 age Shostka
  • Polina-Yeva Yurieva 13 age Lviv
  • Sofiia Pyskun 9 age Voronizh
  • Valeriia Zubchenko 10 age Kryvyi Rih
  • Zakhar Zahreba 7 age Petropavlivska Borshchahivka
  • Zlata Tsybulkova 7 age Stryi

We express our gratitude to all the benefactors for their help in organizing the participation of the children deprived of parental care and the children with special needs in the 2022 Project.