Artten Foundation fosters
resilience, and well-being through weaving and art workshops. We instill hope and optimism in challenging times, serving as a platform for community engagement that includes refugees and youth. Through creativity and collective act, we support each other in navigating the hardships of war, loss, and loneliness. Our focus on learning, sustainability, and mental well-being empowers and guides us toward a brighter future.
Collective Weaving for Peace
Hela Sverige Flätar
Swedish citizens weave a 6 x 3 meter Swedish flag together with Ukrainian refugees to mark the 100th anniversary of Stadshuset, Stockholm City Hall, which is celebrated in 2023. The project facilitates integration and hundreds of people have participated in the creative journey across Sweden.
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SEK 10 000
Contribute SEK 10,000 and get the company's name on the project's website and in connection with our physical workshops across Sweden. You will also receive 2 tickets to our final presentation in Stockholm in February 2024 (TBA).
SEK 20 000
Contribute SEK 20,000 and get the company's name on the project's website and in connection with our physical workshops across Sweden. You will also receive 2 tickets to our final presentation in Stockholm and a unique artwork from "Restart Ukraine!" collection.
SEK 50 000
Contribute SEK 50,000 and get the company's name on the project's website and in connection with our physical workshops across Sweden. You will also receive 2 tickets to our final presentation in Stockholm and 3 unique artworks from "Restart Ukraine!" collection.
123-604 27 66
Contribute to a joint artwork Gul&Blå: hela Sverige flätar. Minimum donation is 20 SEK and you can choose between yellow and blue bands to write a peace greeting on.
About the Founder Ludmila Christeseva
Global Textile Movement for Peace and Freedom
Ludmila Christeseva is an accomplished artist and curator who has initiated several international projects, amplifying female voices in the arts.
When the war in Ukraine began, Christeseva took the initiative to organize public textile workshops on camouflage nets production, with the noble goal of saving lives in Ukraine. It was during this time that she met and formed a team of Ukrainian refugee mothers and children. Crafts and creativity quickly became the universal language uniting and supporting one another. This innovative endeavor gained recognition as a textile movement for peace and freedom, known as “Crafts that Unite, Heal, and Last.”
In recognition of her significant impact and contributions, Ludmila Christeseva was nominated for the Nelson Mandela Prize. Moreover, she won the prestigious Impact of the Year 2023 award by IHM Impact Awards, cementing her dedication to making a positive change through her artistic initiatives.
Committed To Empowering Women
Weaving and various crafts have historically not been viable sources of income for women across different generations and cultures. At Artten Foundation, we actively delve into the realms of fashion, crafts, and sustainability, aiming to foster sustainable sisterly relationships and empower women from diverse cultural disciplines. Our projects are thoughtfully designed as collaborative efforts among women, creating a powerful and supportive community of artists and creators.
Democracy and Gender Equality
We tackle patterns of exclusion, structural barriers, and unequal power relations. Our approach involves unique strategies to empower women and youths on a global scale. Through education, collaboration, and exhibitions, we aim to foster a more equitable and inclusive society.
Your creativity is vital today
The project united women from Belarus and Turkey.
Presentation of "Light Saves Lives" during Stockholm Design Week.
Suzani for Peace
Women across borders and restrictions crochet for peace.
The textile workshop at Oslo Freedom Forum.
Fly for Ukraine
Flash Mob at Modern Art Museum in Stockholm for Museums' Night.
Ukrainian and Swedish children meet on canvas and paint together.
Powered by Women
Suzani for Peace
The project Suzani for Peace intertwines the different disciplines and artistic research with the aim of empowering women and promoting sisterhood. Women from around the world joined the textile movement for peace, with their talents.