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Cultural Program – Polish EU Presidency

Tens of events throughout Poland, and over 70 festivals and special projects. Artists will be taking over the country during the European Culture Congress and the weeks leading up to it.


The events start in Krasnogruda, where the Borderland Foundation and the Borderland Center for Arts, Cultures, and Nations will commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Czesław Miłosz with a special “European Agora.” Next comes Sopot with the Open Culture Resort – a fresh, artistic perspective on a popular Polish resort town. The city of Katowice is going to celebrate the Polish Presidency with the TAK! platform and the OFF Festival. Białystok looks east, with the Arsenał Gallery holding an exhibitions of work by artists from Eastern Partnership countries. Artists in Lublin will also be looking past the European Union’s eastern border for inspiration. Instrumentalists and choreographers from all across the globe will gather in Poznań to perform reinterpretations of Baroque music and dance at the Baroque Re:visions project. Kraków will become the European capital of theater later this year, with the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts holding its 30th anniversary meeting there. The city will also host the 36th edition of the Kraków Theatrical Reminiscences.