About us

CHARITABLE FOUNDATION "Mystetskyi Arsenal" -

non-state voluntary charitable organisation


Mission - spreading the traditions of patronship in the arts for development of the Ukrainian nation and its cultural heritage


Foundation objective - filling the Ukrainian society with ideas of humanism and creative vision;

accomplishment  of charitable activities to meet social needs;

popularization of best examples of art, widening access to the Ukrainian and world cultural heritage;

creating and updating the Arsenal’s museum collection;

retention and development of Ukrainian cultural traditions;

adjustment of international relations, relationships and cooperation in culture and art;

support of outstanding  contemporary artists and  talented youth;

conducting of educational activities, promoting development of art.


Principles of Foundation activities - effectiveness, creative initiative, transparency, respect for partners


Charitable foundation " Mystetskyi Arsenal" started its operations  in October 2010.

A program of activities aimed at promoting comprehensive development, reconstruction and development of National cultural-art museum complex " Mystetskyi Arsenal" as one of the largest and most promising humanitarian project in Ukraine.


Priorities for the current activity

At the present moment the development of museum and exhibition complex "Mystetskyi Arsenal" continues. Few more years theArsenal  will be in a state of reconstruction and construction, but already began to run in quite interesting, creative format. So far, so called "closed zone" in the historical center of Kyiv, opened for artistic experiment, dialogue, search and creativity.

Issues of Mystetskyi Arsenal’s development, forming a logistical base for its activities and filling the future museum with artworks, require special treatment of society today. We are initiating the development of the complex as a joint effort of the entire Ukrainian community, caring for the spiritual and art heritage of Ukrainian people, among which - artists, scientists, patrons, businessmen, students and pupils, our compatriots abroad. After all, this complex has become the common property and pride of Ukraine, to a certain extent - implementation of the national idea, which is highly moral and spiritual revival of the age-old values of the Ukrainian people.

Setting priorities and strategic directions of the fund entrusted to the Governing Board and Honorary Board of the Foundation by taking into consideration initiatives of public, art organizations, creative communities of Ukraine, diaspora.The Board of Directors manages the fund and ensures its financial and economic activity. The Supervisory Board oversees the fund, subject to legal norms.

The Foundation provides comprehensive assistance in conducting art activities, organized by Mystetskyi Arsenal, carries out campaigns to raise funds for immediate needs of the complex, provides planning of prospective and current projects.


ART-KYIV contemporary 2011

Details »


Davıd Elliott is a curator and writer who has directed some of the most innovatory and dynamic museums of modern and contemporary art worldwide. He is presently advising on the development of a new contemporary arts hub for the former Police Station, Prison and Courts, a heritage site in the centre of Hong Kong. Herzog & de Meuron are the supervising architects.

Details »

ARSENALE 2012 Press-Conference

Attention! September 9 at 17.00 inaugural press conference of organizers of ARSENALE will ...

Details »

Friends Club

February, 17 during the opening of a Great Sculpture Exhibition, CharitableFoundation “Mystetskyi Arsenal” announced the opening of the Mystetskyi Arsenal Friends Club.

Details »