‘It feels like begging:’ why Bosnia’s national museums are struggling to survive

‘It feels like begging:’ why Bosnia’s national museums are struggling to survive

The Other Bulgarian Women: the show dividing a country

The Other Bulgarian Women: the show dividing a country

The Czech Republic’s tallest skyscraper reflects a city’s changing identity | Concrete Ideas

The Czech Republic’s tallest skyscraper reflects a city’s changing identity | Concrete Ideas

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closure of our operations at the Calvert 22 Foundation. Since its founding over 10 years ago, the Calvert 22 Foundation has been committed to exploring and celebrating art and culture in post-Soviet and post-socialist Europe, bringing knowledge and insights about creative figures to an international audience. Although we began doing this through offline events and exhibitions, most recently our operations focused mainly on the publication of The Calvert Journal.

With many colleagues across the region, and with a recent slew of restrictive laws in Russia which target the media, we have ceased publication of The Calvert Journal to ensure our staff are protected. We hope to return once there’s greater clarity about the situation.

We oppose the war in Ukraine and will continue to act in a way that ensures our staff and partners in the region remain safe during these difficult times.

A sincere thank you to those of you who have supported us over the years.

With gratitude,

From the Calvert team

Serhiy Zhadan’s The Orphanage is a powerful novel on the experience of war in Ukraine | Calvert Reads

Serhiy Zhadan’s The Orphanage is a powerful novel on the experience of war in Ukraine | Calvert Reads

Chateau Chapiteau: the nomadic community building co-living space in Georgia

Chateau Chapiteau: the nomadic community building co-living space in Georgia

Grassroots: the community initiatives leading Lithuania’s urban farming revolution

Grassroots: the community initiatives leading Lithuania’s urban farming revolution

The Ringing Trace: capturing the invisible legacy of a Soviet nuclear catastrophe

The Ringing Trace: capturing the invisible legacy of a Soviet nuclear catastrophe

Our Family Garden: building a living monument to heal the scars of war

Our Family Garden: building a living monument to heal the scars of war

'We hope for no more funerals:' documenting humanitarian tragedy on the Poland-Belarus border

‘We hope for no more funerals:’ documenting humanitarian tragedy on the Poland-Belarus border

In search of old Russia on the Arctic shores of the White Sea

In search of old Russia on the Arctic shores of the White Sea

Sagaalgan: Buryat New Year kicks off with Buddhist rituals and bonfires in eastern Siberia

Sagaalgan: Buryat New Year kicks off with Buddhist rituals and bonfires in eastern Siberia

Letter from Velichka: an unlikely Eden for Russia’s Roma community

Letter from Velichka: an unlikely Eden for Russia’s Roma community

Radio romance: the hidden lives of amateur radio enthusiasts and the power of DIY connection

Radio romance: the hidden lives of amateur radio enthusiasts and the power of DIY connection

Lines of resistance: Kazakhstan’s poets face the aftermath of protest

Lines of resistance: Kazakhstan’s poets face the aftermath of protest

July Rain is a New Wave-esque Soviet classic about alienation and love | Film of the week

July Rain is a New Wave-esque Soviet classic about alienation and love | Film of the week

Curse like a Russian: the Instagram account providing escapades in profanity

Curse like a Russian: the Instagram account providing escapades in profanity

‘To have power you need guts:’ writer-in-exile Ak Welsapar on resistance in Turkmenistan

‘To have power you need guts:’ writer-in-exile Ak Welsapar on resistance in Turkmenistan

The story of Budapest’s Déli Pályaudvar, the sensual modernist train station condemned as an eyesore | Concrete Ideas

The story of Budapest’s Déli Pályaudvar, the sensual modernist train station condemned as an eyesore | Concrete Ideas

​​Landscapes of power: Detours looks at Moscow through the eyes of darknet drug deals

​​Landscapes of power: Detours looks at Moscow through the eyes of darknet drug deals

Party like it's 1999: reliving Bulgaria’s turn of the millennium techno scene

Party like it’s 1999: reliving Bulgaria’s turn of the millennium techno scene

Embracing slow time in Tajikistan

Embracing slow time in Tajikistan

Surmounting the politics of the Transcaucasian Trail

Surmounting the politics of the Transcaucasian Trail

Letter from Bukhara: finding the last vestiges of community in Central Asia’s Jewish heartland

Letter from Bukhara: finding the last vestiges of community in Central Asia’s Jewish heartland

Inside Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, where you can peruse mementos from failed romances

Inside Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, where you can peruse mementos from failed romances

‘I had the courage to work at the very root of evil:’ 3 poems by Romanian poet Mariana Marin

‘I had the courage to work at the very root of evil:’ 3 poems by Romanian poet Mariana Marin

Excel-art: the series taking aim at corporate culture

Excel-art: the series taking aim at corporate culture

Cat person: photographing feline love

Cat person: photographing feline love

Paradise hills: the star-studded history and uncertain future of Armenia’s legendary Soviet-era composers’ retreat

Paradise hills: the star-studded history and uncertain future of Armenia’s legendary Soviet-era composers’ retreat

Searching for ritual and connection inside family photo albums

Searching for ritual and connection inside family photo albums

Marina Tsvetaeva: where to start with her literature

Marina Tsvetaeva: where to start with her literature

The unknown Parajanov: watch the auteur’s triptych of short films | Film of the week

The unknown Parajanov: watch the auteur’s triptych of short films | Film of the week

Tchaikovsky’s Wife: Kirill Serebrennikov announces new film project

Tchaikovsky’s Wife: Kirill Serebrennikov announces new film project

Threads of the soul: these modern embroideries are an ode to womanhood

Threads of the soul: these modern embroideries are an ode to womanhood

After the fall: 30 years since the end of the Soviet Union

After the fall: 30 years since the end of the Soviet Union

This is our Poland: stories of resilience, creativity and change from the heart of Europe

This is our Poland: stories of resilience, creativity and change from the heart of Europe

Creative Tashkent: the people and places modernising cultural heritage

Creative Tashkent: the people and places modernising cultural heritage

Carving a space for Russia’s threatened wooden architecture

Carving a space for Russia’s threatened wooden architecture

Falling for the stars: why one Polish photographer wants us to look at the night sky with awe

Falling for the stars: why one Polish photographer wants us to look at the night sky with awe

The soap opera story of Jazz Section, Czechoslovakia’s unintended cultural rebels

The soap opera story of Jazz Section, Czechoslovakia’s unintended cultural rebels

Ready-made: the prefab house you can build in a single day | Concrete Ideas

Ready-made: the prefab house you can build in a single day | Concrete Ideas

Behind the legacy of Alexander Deineka, the artist who captured the USSR’s endless ode to winter sport

Behind the legacy of Alexander Deineka, the artist who captured the USSR’s endless ode to winter sport