From embroidery to urban design and painting, our workshops provide a social and creative means of immersing yourself in Ukrainian culture. Regardless of which workshop you participate in, the emphasis is always on creating a culture of connection.

  • Introducing the winning projects of the Letterenfonds Foundation!

    Introducing the winning projects of the Letterenfonds Foundation!

    We have great news to share with you! Five artists from our Ukrainian community won grants from the Support Programme for Ukrainian Artists 2024 financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands! This means that very soon you will be presented with very diverse Ukrainian…

  • Vyshyvanka: United by Embroidery

    Vyshyvanka: United by Embroidery

    VATAHA’s embroidery workshops are in full swing: throughout the Randstad, Ukrainians come together to connect and create art in vyshyvanka workshops. With nothing more than just yarn and wooden pegboards, VATAHA co-founder Uliana Bun has organized over 25 workshops at festivals and community centers that keep the art and heritage of Ukrainian traditional embroidery alive.

  • Meditative Voice Classes

    Meditative Voice Classes

    VATAHA is collaborating with voice instructor Olha Bessherstna to help displaced Ukrainians rediscover the power of their own voice. Vocal healing classes combine elements of meditation and breathing techniques to reduce stress factors. The human voice is not only an important tool for physical and mental self-regulation, but also for identity creation.

  • Ukrainian Children at The Ocean Race

    Ukrainian Children at The Ocean Race

    During the 2023 Ocean Race’s stop in The Hague in June, displaced Ukrainian children hoisted their self-painted sail to express their patriotism and homesickness for their home country.

  • Teen Art Club 2.0: The Second Reality

    Teen Art Club 2.0: The Second Reality

    Teen Art Club 2.0 brought together young individuals aged 13-18 for an exploration of modern art. Spanning three days, the event offered museum visits, interactive exhibitions, and a workshop party. Starting at Kunstmuseum den Haag on April 30, attendees delved into the world of modern art, guiding and being guided by each other through the…

  • Second Konovalets Station Meeting

    Podcast group Konovalets Station held its second meeting together with VATAHA in April 2023. It brought Ukrainians together to share their personal experiences with different waves of emigration from the past and present. The event also explored building community development via social capital.

  • First Konovalets Station Meeting

    First Konovalets Station Meeting

    The First Gathering of Stantsia Konovaltsia: A Successful Workshop and Experience Exchange on Ukrainian Emigration in Rotterdam On a sunny spring day in Rotterdam, the Ukrainian community came together for the first gathering organized by Stantsia Konovaltsia. This event, which took place on April 5th, 2023, was a unique opportunity for Ukrainians in the Netherlands…

  • Embroidery workshop

    Embroidery workshop

    🌻 Created beauty and supported Ukrainian soldiers. Today, five women and one man participated in a masterclass under the watchful eye of master @kulikova_irina_, learning various embroidery techniques and decorating their own clothes. 🪡 Participants embroidered sunflowers and the coat of arms of Ukraine on shirts, bags, tops, and t-shirts. They chose their own patterns,…

  • aHOUSEforHOME Architecture Workshop

    aHOUSEforHOME Architecture Workshop

    This spring, VATAHA successfully participated in its first architectural program called aHOUSEforHOME in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. Throughout the three-month program, 30 teenagers aged 11-18 from 12 different cities in Ukraine had the unique opportunity to learn more about urban development and city planning. As Russia’s full-scale war continues to destroy Ukrainian…

  • Culture Cookie

    Culture Cookie

    Culture Cookie is VATAHA’s latest project enabling displaced Ukrainians to make pastries for high-level social events. In exchange, VATAHA compensates the cooking volunteers in the form of tickets to cultural events: Think Ukrainian bands touring the Netherlands and performances at the Dutch national dance theater. These free tickets open doors to otherwise pricey performances in…