The Press Centre of the Book Arsenal welcomes you!

From the evening of June 22 to June 25, the 11th International Book Arsenal Festival will be held in the Mystetskyi Arsenal.

The form of accreditation for the media is closed. You will receive a letter confirming your accreditation to the indicated e-mail from June 19 to June 21. During the 11th Book Arsenal Festival, the Press Center will work in the Museum Shop of the Mystetskyi Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska St.). All accredited media representatives will be able to get their badge passes there.

Rules and conditions of cooperation:

  • Employees of the media (television, radio, print, and online media) can be accredited. The accreditation form will be closed on June 17.
  • Up to three persons can be accredited from one media.
  • The press service of the 11th International Book Arsenal Festival reserves the right to refuse accreditation without explaining their decision.
  • It is mandatory to have a valid journalist’s ID.
  • If you do not have a valid journalist’s ID, you can visit the Book Arsenal by purchasing a ticket as a visitor.
  • After the end of the Festival, the journalist must provide a link to publications in the media or any other confirmation of the publication of material about the 11th Book Arsenal (as requested by the press service of the Mystetskyi Arsenal).

About 100 events are waiting for you within the Focus Theme “When Everything Matters”, the Literary Program “Transforming the Experience into Memory”, the Program for/about Kids and Teens “When the War Is Not Only in Books”, the Professional Program, the Special Program “(non)public libraries” by the Literary Laboratory of the Mystetskyi Arsenal, the Dovzhenko Centre Special Program “Literary Movie Canon. Volume One”, the PEN Ukraine Special Program “Memory Speaks”.
More information about curatorial and special programs you can find here.

The visual component of the 11th Book Arsenal will be represented by 7 exhibition projects. Visitors of the festival will also have an opportunity to see the exhibition “Forms of Presence” which has been running in the right wing of the Mystetskyi Arsenal since April 2023, and the “pro(movy)” exhibition, which will be presented by the Laboratory of Contemporary Art “Mala Gallery of the Mystetskyi Arsenal”. 

If you are writing an article about the 11th Book Arsenal Festival, not being able to visit the Festival, we will prepare for you all the necessary materials: photos, videos, briefings, and comments from participants. To do this, please fill out this form:


Important note:

The Book Arsenal team kindly asks for your understanding and brings to your attention the following:

— Any event of the festival may start later than scheduled or may not take place for reasons beyond the Festival organizer’s control;

— Any participant of the event program may cancel their participation for reasons beyond their or the Festival organizer’s control;

— The festival may be canceled in case the security situation in the city of Kyiv deteriorates.

In case of an air raid alert, please immediately proceed to the shelter and stay there until the air siren is all clear! A detailed evacuation plan will be available on the Book Arsenal website and social networks, as well as in printed materials. The festival will resume 30 minutes after the air siren is all clear. The festival will not resume if the air siren is all clear after 8:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, write to us at [email protected]