8.1.2 Special artists funds
The Presidential Edict on State Support to Culture and Arts in Ukraine (1996 and 1998) granted 100 lifelong scholarships to outstanding artists less than 70 years of age. Since then, this number has increased to 200.
Special translation support is offered by the Foundation Open Ukraine (from Ukrainian) and the International Renaissance Foundation (into Ukrainian). The Ministry of Culture offers support to creative initiatives in different fields.
Every year, the government sets aside a certain amount of the budget to purchase works of art.