The One Club for Creativity published the followind official communication on Ukraine’s invasion by Russia on 7 March 2022 at 1:00 am:
“The One Club for Creativity Stands with Ukraine
The One Club for Creativity condemns in the strongest terms the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the humanitarian crisis it has inflicted on the country. We support the courageous citizens of Ukraine, the global efforts to preserve the nation’s sovereignty and democracy by combating this unspeakable and unprovoked war, and the rights of people everywhere to live in peace.”
Actions taken to support creatives coming from Ukraine
“Our nonprofit mission for nearly 50 years has been to support the global creative community. Starting today, that will include:
Refunds of fees for all entries to The One Show 2022, ADC 101st Annual Awards and Young Ones Student Awards submitted from Ukraine.
Providing all of the club’s networking resources and other support programming at no cost to the Ukrainian creative community.
Making a sizable donation to Come Back Alive to help support relief efforts.
We recognize these actions are small in the face of the tragic situation in the Ukraine, but we are committed to doing all we can to help with these and other initiatives to come.”
Support for Russian creatives, who all have crytical minds by nature
“Our support for the entire global creative community extends to agencies and creatives in Russia who stand against the war and oppression, and have nothing to do with the horrific actions of their state leaders. We firmly believe positive change can only come through dialogue and the exchange of ideas, and raising these voices rather than excluding them should be our goal.
Our sincere thoughts are with the people of Ukraine, and we hope for a swift end to the invasion and peaceful resolution to this horrendous crisis.”
About The One Club
“The One Club for Creativity, producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards, Type Directors Club Communication Design and Typeface Design awards, Young Guns and Creative Week, is the world’s foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the global creative community.
The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing, focusing on the creativity of ideas and quality of execution. Established in 1921, the global ADC Annual Awards is the world’s longest continuously running creative award for advertising and design, honoring excellence in craft, design and innovation. Creative Week takes place in May, and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.”