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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-9/2327 Updated – measures in Poland

In-kind support and financial support for Ukrainian artists

Wsparcie dla ukraińskich artystów

Country Poland , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 24 February 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Income protection beyond short-time work
– Extensions of income support to workers not covered by any kind of protection scheme
Author Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)
Measure added 18 May 2022 (updated 02 March 2023)

Background information

On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. As a result of Russian aggression, many Ukrainian refugees fled to Poland.

On 12 March 2022, the Special Act regarding Ukrainian refugees (Dz.U. 2022 poz. 583) entered into force, with effect from 24 February 2022. Its aim is to provide assistance to Ukrainians escaping the territory of Ukraine due to armed conflict.

Content of measure

According to the Act, the Minister for Culture and Protection of National Heritage can provide authors and artists from Ukraine with a special form of assistance. It consists of in-kind support and financial support e.g., scholarships. Moreover, the ministry and subordinate agencies and related institutions should ensure that Ukrainian artists have appropriate living conditions to continue their artistic, scientific and didactic activities or research in the field of art, professional or artistic development. The new legislations applies from 24 February 2022. Detailed criteria are to be announced by the the Ministry for Culture and Protection of National Heritage via Public Information Bulletin on its website.


The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

14 February 2023

The programme of support for Ukrainian artists residing in Poland, commissioned by the government, is implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance under the name "WspieraMY Ukraine" ( We Support Ukraine ). Its first edition ran from June to December 2022. The next edition started in February 2023 and will run until December 2023.

The programme supports Polish cultural institutions in organising residencies for Ukrainian artists. Polish cultural institutions can receive funding for: scholarship to an artist from Ukraine in the amount of PLN 3,600 per month, reimbursement of their expenses in connection with supporting an artist from Ukraine in the amount of PLN 250 per month.

The budget of the second edition of the programme amounts to PLN 3,000,000 (€628930 as at 21 February 2023) and comes from the financial resources of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. There are no data available yet on the implementation of the first edition of the programme or the number of beneficiaries.

Use of measure

No information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Workers in non-standard forms of employment
Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A



Views and reactions


Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities

This case is not occupation-specific.


  • 12 March 2022: Ustawa z dnia 12 marca 2022 r. o pomocy obywatelom Ukrainy w związku z konfliktem zbrojnym na terytorium tego państwa (
  • 14 February 2023: Continuation of systemic support for artists from Ukraine - WE support Ukraine (


Eurofound (2022), In-kind support and financial support for Ukrainian artists, measure PL-2022-9/2327 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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