“How To Set Your Signs On Fire”
Fundraiser for Ukrainian arts and artists at W139

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Join us on Saturday April 2nd at W139 to raise funds for Ukrainian art communities & Museum Crisis Fund ‘Ambulance Museum’. How To Set Your Signs on Fire is a mixed event with performances, interviews, DJ’s. Above all, it is a call to action to support endangered Ukrainian art and artists through protest signs and donations. This fundraiser is an initiative by artists Sophia Bulgakova and Nikolay Karabinovych, supported by W139, STAMPA and us, FIBER Festival.

On February 28th, the local history museum, which contained unique works by the Ukrainian folk artist Maria Primachenko, was destroyed in the village of Ivankiv, Kyiv region. On March 16th, the Donetsk Regional Drama Theatre in Mariupil was bombed, which was reportedly used as an air raid shelter during the siege of Mariupol, allegedly holding 1,300 civilians in the days before. On March 23rd a museum in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupil, dedicated to the 19th-century artist Arkhip Kuindzhi, was destroyed during shelling by Russian troops.

Protest sign making workshop

13:00-16:00 hrs, W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam

Join the workshop which will provide you with a brief introduction to the history of protests and the usage of signs, invites you to create your own protest signs reflecting on the current political situation, specifically the war in Ukraine. The workshop is led by artists and activists Sophia Bulgakova, Nikolay Karabinovych, Christopher Pugmire & Valeriia Lukashenko.

Free admission, bring your own material.


17:00-18:00 hrs, Dam Square Amsterdam | Show your signs and raise your voice for the Ukrainian people.


At W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam

18:00-19:00 | Performative dinner by Sophia Bulgakova & Cemre Deniz Kara.

19:00-20:00 | Talkshow Stampa, including interviews with museum director Olga Honchar, Prince Claus Fund and others. 

20:00 – 21:00 | Karabinovych (DJ)
21:00 – 21:30 | Robin Koek & Derck Littel (with diary excerpts from Asia Bazdyrieva)
21:30 – 21:45 | DJ intermezzo
21:45 – 22:15 | Mark IJzerman & Sophia Bulgakova (Live A/V)
22:15 – 00:00 | Loma Doom (DJ)

Admission (donation) EUR 5 from 18:00 hrs onwards. No presale, tickets at the door.⁠

Image by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post