Support PEN Belarus

The PEN Belarus is active in two key areas: creativeness and human rights.

The creative direction is focused mainly on literary prizes (Adamovič, Bahushevič, Giedroyć, Arsieńnieva, Sherman, Maksim Bohdanovič’s Debut, Aniempadystaŭ, and other), festivals, Audiotheque, creative residencies and educational projects (e.g. translation workshops). All of this contributes to the realization of the potential of numerous creators and the formation of spaces for cultural development.

As regards human rights protection, PEN Belarus continuously monitors the situation in the cultural sphere, issues biweekly chronicles of rights violations in this matter (also in English), and produces analytical reports based on meticulous observations. The latest report on the situation in the cultural sphere for the first quarter of 2022 can be found on our website in Belarusian, Russian, and English (soon).

PEN Belarus also provides support to the repressed cultural activists in Belarus and raises funds to support Ukrainian cultural activists during the war.

Regrettably, PEN Belarus has been banned in Belarus by a Supreme Court decision on August 9, 2021, the anniversary of the presidential election. From 2020 to 2022 we had to cope with the Ministry of Justice’s inspections, searches, liquidation, and the relocation of our headquarters to Warsaw, but we did not interrupt our activities for a single day. The team and the Council of PEN Belarus defined their position in the Vague Time Manifesto.

The PEN Belarus website has been blocked by the Belarusian Ministry of Information, making it only accessible from Belarus via VPN.

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How can you support us?

  1. Become our patron on Patreon (we offer different levels of support).

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