We are raising
1 million UAH

357 000 UAH

Target 1 000 000 UAH

0%

We discover Ukraine and turn these discoveries into useful visual content which is already being used in education, as a presentation of regions inside the country as well as to display the touristic potential of Ukraine in the world.
Therefore, any contribution to Ukraїner is your contribution to Ukraine!

If you feel the project is doing the right thing, you have a chance to support it and influence its further development.

We are raising
1 million UAH

The more money we raise the more advanced equipment we will acquire and the better content we will produce in the future.

The raised money will be used for:

50%
Upgrading the expedition hardware – 360-degree cameras, a quadrocopter, computers for video editing, optics
30%
Wages for the members of the public organization "Ukraїner"
10%
Technical improvement of ukrainer.net website
10%
Technical resources for data storage

Does this mean that by raising the money we abandon our commercial partners? No.
Great deal of logistics, insurance, housing and meals during expedition still require sufficient funds.

Who does it?
How?

Today the project rests on shoulders of more than a hundred enthusiasts who are pioneers and volunteers. They travel, record, process, describe, explore, and do a lot of other subtle work for the price of their own time, emotions, and physical efforts. These people live in Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Georgia, etc.

During the lifetime of the project, we were granted trust by Raiffeisen Bank Aval, a tourist company "Kiy Avia", an automobile brand Land Rover, a mineral water company "Morshynska", a chain of gas stations "OKKO", "!FEST" Holding of Emotions, YedynkaDGTL, Depositphotos, etc. It has been a year and a half since we managed to launch the project and shoot inspiring stories thanks to the support of our partners.

How Ukraїner works

PREPARATIONS
Getting to know the geographical and ethnological peculiarities of the region
searching for locations and route planning
searching for protagonists and interviewing them
assembling the expedition team (2 cameramen, a photographer, a journalist, and a producer)
EXPEDITION
the team spends 2-3 weeks traveling a chosen region and searching for the stories and places which mostly reflect the region
CONTENT
VIDEO
structuring video content
selecting music from our own audio collection of Ukrainian artists
editing a story, a video blog, a 360 video, and short presentational videos about the region or location
making sound and color adjustments, video animation and captioning
translating captions into other languages
PROCESSING
selecting materials to make videos and texts
creating a publishing plan
PHOTO
sorting materials and making an archive
selecting photos for a long read and social media
photo editing
build editing
making covers for videos
TEXTS
video decoding
writing editorial notes regarding texts
writing long read texts
editor's proofreading, brainstorming a title
translating texts into eight languages
writing texts for info videos
writing texts for social media
WEBSITE
page layout on the site
додавання перекладів
PRESENTATION
creating posts on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter, YouTube)
displaying content at festivals
holding presentations and events
publishing on our own site
промо публікацій

We have the following plans for the next 2 years

Release 100 materials

During a year and a half of the project’s existence, we have shot about 100 materials, but so far, only 40% have been released.

Expand the reach of the project

Creation of a communications department and expansion beyond the Internet. We have created a massive database which is already translated into 8 languages, and we are planning to promote it.

Finish the first expedition

We managed to visit all 16 historical regions. Transcarpathia, Pryazovia, Poltavshchzna, Polissia, Bessarabia, Sivershchyna, Podillia, the Carpathians, Bukovyna, Prychornomoria, Tavria, Slobozhanshchyna, Naddniprianshchyna, Halychyna, Volyn, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia

Create new video formats and special expeditionary projects

We are looking forward to our forthcoming cuisine expedition, an expedition to visit national minorities, cities and their ambassadors.

Launch printed version of Ukraїner

You can help us

We need your support to make Ukraїner better.

Financial contribution

You may send any amount of money via a single transaction or subscribe to a sponsorship programme and help us financially every month. The amount of your support may be equal to the price of a cinema ticket or something more valuable – it's up to you.

This will ensure our constant growth and your permanent support of Ukraїner.

Join the team

Since we constantly feel the lack of time and energy, we are always happy to bring new volunteers in. If you can help us with decoding videos, translating and proofreading texts, video editing, or subtitling, or you are eager to join the expedition as a photographer or a videographer, fill in the application form and join our team.

Become a partner

You may join as a partner. We have ample opportunities for cooperation and are ready to consider different options. Contact us for more details.

Purchase

You can also buy useful, high-quality and beautiful items in the store . We are always pleased to see people in Ukraїner's T-shirts and sweatshirts. With souvenir products, we receive only 30% of their cost for the project development, but this is your chance to look stylish and help us at the same time.

Everyone, regardless of their availability of time, money or emotional resources, can help us: by following the release of materials, reading them, commenting our texts and videos, suggesting new places and influencing the quality of our content with your thoughts and actions.

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