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Amazing exhibition of graphics of Grzesiek Wróblewski - „Artificial Love” in coworking space IdeaPlace

An exhibition of graphics of Grzesiek Wróblewski - „Artificial Love” is a follow-up to the project Art in the Office. This time, one of the most interesting authors and illustrators of the young generation shows his extraordinary and mysterious graphics.
The opening will take place in IdeaPlace on Monday 9.11.2015 at 6:30 p.m. The visual art will be not the only event you can admire this day. There is a special concert in the program, performed by excellent duet: Ania Kłys and Marek Pędziwiatr.
Grzesiek Wróblewski – one of the most interesting authors and illustrators of the young generation. Born in Wrocław in 1984, with a pen in his hand. He graduated from Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Institute of Landscape Architecture). Wróblewski is an illustrator and a concept artist in an interactive agency Juice. He is the author of numerous creative projects including covers of publications such as „Wiedźmin” radio play and the record of Girl and the Nervous Guy „Shake the tree”.

He specializes in portrait-drawing – especially portraits of women who move him and inspire with the unconventional and unique beauty of their souls, extravagant note of madness or passion. His inimitable style bases on details, mostly floral, drawn in the art nouveau style. Characters of his illustrations are entangled by fabulous, peculiar creepers and deep and complex emotions, which strongly influence the viewers, plaiting in their heads stories of the portrayed character. „Plants are my main inspiration – their irregular, spontaneous forms, their unpredictability and at the same time harmony and interdependence” says Wróblewski.
The unusual character of his drawings lies in the technique of his work. Firstly, he prepares them in the sketch-book and then, in the final phase of the creation, he transforms to virtual space, where he adds colours – another recognizable element of his style.

Most of Wróblewski’s works are drawn in the Moleskine sketch-books. The artist claims to be addicted to the sound of a pencil rubbing the paper. He works with inspiring music on and – necessarily – with a cup of coffee. Asked about his artistic inspirations, he mentions Alfons Mucha, Salvador Dali, Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, writers: Charles Bukowski, Jacek Kerouac, Anais Nin and the director Quentin Taranatino.
ART IN THE OFFICE is a cyclical project devoted to promote artists and visual art Wrocław. In design frameworks of actions, exhibitions of art, paintings, graphics, photographs and other visual arts are being organized, which authors are artists associated with Wrocław. In this way we want to encourage other Wrocław companies to promote works of local artists in the office.


A series of concerts – from 14 January 2016 to 8 December 2016
Town Hall – Great Hall / Ratusz –Sala Wielka; Oratorium Marianum, Museum of Architecture / Muzeum Architektury; Ossolineum Aula; University Church / Kościół Uniwersytecki; Evangelical Church / Kościół Ewangelicki; Aula Leopoldina; National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki

15-17 January 2016


National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki, Audiovisual Technology Center / Centrum Technologii Audiowizualnych CeTA

The three-day Mercouri/Xenakis projectis an event organised by the Avant Art foundation, celebrating the Opening Weekend of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. The project includes concerts, an exhibition and a spectacle. The events, presented from 15 to 17 January will be dedicated to the work of Iannis Xenakis, one of the most prominent composers of contemporary music worldwide, and Melina Mercouri, a Greek actress and originator of the very idea of the European Capital of Culture.

January 15  –  March 13 2016
Place: Awangarda BWA Wrocław, ul. Wita Stwosza 32

In 2016, ESK Wroclaw pays tribute to sculpture Eduardo Chillida, one of the most important Spanish artists of the twentieth century, who was born in San Sebastian – a city that together with Wroclaw shares the title of the European Capital of Culture.

Made in Europe. European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 

Opening exhibition: 16 January 2016, 12 p.m.

Date and time: exhibition open from 16 January to 13 March 2016

Venue: Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, address: Bernardyńska 5, Wrocław

Admission: paid (ticket prices: PLN 10.00 | 7.00 | 5.00 per person)

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The exhibition dedicated to Europe’s premium award for achievements in architecture will feature one hundred and fifty most significant projects completed throughout the last quarter of a century.

20 January 2016, 11:00 AM
Hala Orbita
An event for cultural and educational establishments in and around Wrocław, participation limited only to registered guests

On 20 January 2016 the San Sebastian March sounded in Wrocław. In this symbolic way children and youth from Wrocław and the Wrocław Agglomeration joined the celebration of Tamborrada – the feast day of the patron saint of the Basque city of Donostia (San Sebastian), which also holds the title of the European Capital of Culture 2016.

22 stycznia – 20 lutego 2016

ART MAIN STATION by mia, , Dworzec Główny PKP, ul. Piłsudskiego 105

The exhibition displayed at the Main Railway Station in Wroclaw presents  artworks of acclaimed sixteen artists  (including : Grupa LUXUS, Izabela Gustowska, Józef Hałas)  form the collection of the Lower Silesian Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts which has been compiled since 2004.

4-7 February 2016
Eter Club; The Academy of Motion / Akademia Ruchu (Ruska 47-48a); Terminal Hotel Conference Centre (Rakietowa 33); New Horizons Art House Cinema / Kino Nowe Horyzonty

13–14 February 2016
National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki

The project is based on the idea of an interdisciplinary laboratory (jazz, improvised music, audiovisual arts, performance) for artists from Wrocław and representative of partner festivals from Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Luxembourg, Denmark and Ireland.

European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award 

Opening exhibition: 15 February 2016, 6 p.m.

Date and time: exhibition open from 15 January to 27 March 2016

Venue: Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, address: Bernardyńska 5, Wrocław

Admission: paid (ticket prices: PLN 10.00 | 7.00 | 5.00 per person)

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The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, being the first Polish winner of the Mies van der Rohe Award, as well as other award-winning designs from previous editions of the European Union Prize competition for contemporary architecture at a joint exhibition in the Wrocław Museum of Architecture.

18 February, 7:00 PM
Oratorium Marianum
plac Uniwersytecki 1, Wrocław

Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, one of the greatest Romantic poets beside Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Friedrich Schiller, was connected with Silesia…

18 February, 7:00 PM
National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki

Lang Lang is certainly one of the most recognisable characters of the contemporary world of piano music. The charismatic artist was already learning how to play the piano at the age of three. He soon had his first public performances, winning a growing number of listeners and fans.

4 March – 24 June 2016

 ART MAIN STATION by mia, Dworzec Główny PKP, ul. Piłsudskiego 10

The exhibition titled „Meditation and expressions” displays artworks created by six outstanding Polish contemporary artists which have been selected by two critics who have very different visions on art. In effect,  the project becomes a clash between both the art of expression and art of meditation.  Bożena Kowalska: Wojciech Fangor, Roman Opałka, Kajetan Sosnowski i Mariusz Hermansdorfer: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Władysław Hasior i Alina Szapocznikow.

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture

THE NATURE CYCLE: City on the River (lecture)

Lecturer: Julien de Smedt | JDS Architects (Belgium)

Date and time: 7 March 2016, 6 p.m.

Venue: Wrocław Congress Centre (WCK) Conference Hall C-D at the Centennial Hall, address: Wystawowa 1, Wrocław

Admission: free

More details at:

The Wrocław Division of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Wrocław) would like to invite you to a special edition of the BigA project, namely a cycle of lectures and workshops to be delivered by foreign and Polish architects and urban planners of international renown, elaborating upon significant problems of global architecture and studying them on the local basis.

18 March 2016, 7:00 PM
National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki, KGHM Main Concert Hall / Sala Główna KGHM

Budapest Festival Orchestra is one of the most successful ensembles on the international musical scene, listed as one of top 10 orchestras in the world.

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture

THE NATURE CYCLE: Green City (lecture)

Lecturer: Günther Vogt | Vogt Landscape (Switzerland)

Date and time: 29 March 2016, 6 p.m.

Venue: Wrocław Congress Centre (WCK) Conference Hall C-D at the Centennial Hall, address: Wystawowa 1, Wrocław

Admission: free

More details at:

The Wrocław Division of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Wrocław) would like to invite you to a special edition of the BigA project, namely a cycle of lectures and workshops to be delivered by foreign and Polish architects and urban planners of international renown, elaborating upon significant problems of global architecture and studying them on the local basis.

A Way to Modernity. The Werkbund Estates 1927-1932

Opening exhibition: 31 March 2016, 6 p.m.

Date and time: exhibition open from 31 March to 5 June 2016

Venue: Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, address: Bernardyńska 5, Wrocław

Admission: paid

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Using the example of 6 experimental housing estates of Werkbund, the exhibition illustrates the efforts undertaken by architects seeking a new form for houses and their furnishings, matching the needs of the changing world in the first half of the 20th century.

1 April 2016 – 9 April 2017
Görlitz, Wrocław

Görlitzer ART is an exhibition of contemporary arts located in the public space of Görlitz.  The exhibition includes a display of artworks created by artists from Wrocław – the European Capital of Culture 2016. The participants include acclaimed artists from Wroclaw and Lower Silesia region as well as young adepts of arts and students of Geppert Academy of Fine Arts. Their installations and objects open a new perspective on urban fabrics of historical architecture of this German city.

2–10 April 2016

BodyConstutitution, practical seminar
Workshops, training sessions, performans and work demonstrations with acclaimed artists and masters of movement techniques who come from diverse bodywork traditions, including Tsuruzo Miyamoto Shihan and Piotr Masztalerz (aikido), Sathyanarayanan Govindan Kutty Nair (kalarippayattu), Mestre Cobra Mansa (capoeira), Richard Shusterman (somesthetics), Laurent Piemontesi (l’Art Du Déplacement), Daisuke Yoshimoto and the group of Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo (butoh), Savvas Stroumpos (method of Theodoros Terzopoulos), Piotr Bursiewicz, Yves Lebreton, Jozef Frucek, Teatr ZAR, Studio Matejka, Studio Kalari, Two Paths Studio and Jubilo group.

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture

THE NATURE CYCLE: Urban Farms (lecture)

Lecturer: Dan Wood | WORK Architecture Company (USA)

Date and time: 4 March 2016, 6 p.m.

Venue: Wrocław Congress Centre (WCK) Conference Hall C-D at the Centennial Hall, address: Wystawowa 1, Wrocław

Admission:  free

More details at:

The Wrocław Division of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Wrocław) would like to invite you to a special edition of the BigA project, namely a cycle of lectures and workshops to be delivered by foreign and Polish architects and urban planners of international renown, elaborating upon significant problems of global architecture and studying them on the local basis.

19–22 May 2016, Wrocław
National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki

This year’s unique edition of Musica Electronica Nova [MEN], titled Growing, fits into the motto of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016: Spaces for Beauty. For the first time, the festival will sound and grow in the new halls of the NFM.The 4-day-long special edition of the festival combines electronica with the sound of symphonic orchestra, a chamber ensemble and urban space. Thanks to the composers’ innovative approach, the electronic medium will sprout in NFM concert halls, as well as on the Wolności Square. The Sound Cinema will present musical cityscapes, while the undeniably precise L’Ensemble InterContemporain from Paris and the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will perform on stage.

8–16 April 2016
National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki

The 30th anniversary edition of the Festival will be celebrated with para-operatic multimedia shows, new music played on old instruments, diverse installations, meetings and conferences.

Featuring: Cellonet, defunensemble, LUX:NM, Musiques Nouvelles, {oh!} Historical Orchestra, NFM Symphonic Orchestra and the New Music Orchestra.

9 April 2016,  11.00 a.m. -  6.00 p.m.
BARBARA: infopunkt | kawiarnia | kultura

Cyber Academy is an international project developing media literacy and communication, dedicated to Polish and foreign cadres culture. The main objective of a series of meetings is to prepare human resources culture - managers, PR and social media, marketers, entertainers, producers of cultural events, journalists, artists - to consciously use the resources of the new media, using the most current tools and creating processes to facilitate communication and flow of information.

14 – 24 April 2016
Na Grobli Studio

Underpinning VoicEncounters is the belief that the voice is a communication tool that can transcend language and cultural differences. We gather to reflect on the phenomenon of human voice and musicality and on how they are realised in music. The aim of VoicEncounters is to provide a rich space in which many different vocal cultures from around the world can be brought together under one roof.

14 – 17 April 2016
National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki 

The European Festivals Association (EFA) is an organisation which unites music, dance, theatre and interdisciplinary festivals in Europe and beyond.

16 April 2016 at 6:00 PM
National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki, KGHM Main Hall / Sala Główna KGHM

The music played in the 17th century Wrocław perfectly reflected the cosmopolitan nature of the "meeting place" back in the day. The programme of the next 1000 Years of Music in Wrocław concert, organised as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations will be full of references to the confluence of cultures in the capital of Lower Silesia.

Concert by Bente Kahan, Norway/Poland
Programme: ʻMy Voice is My Countryʼ

Tue 19 April 2016, 20:00
White Stork Synagogue, ul. Pawła Włodkowica 7
Admission: 30 PLN
tel. 71 34 45 320
All tickets booked in advance must be collected from our Office in Przejście Żelaźnicze by the date and time agreed at the time of booking.

21 April 2016 at 7:00
Town Hall, Great Hall / Ratusz, Wielka Sala

23 April 2016, 19.00-24.00
Diffrent places in Wroclaw
Entrance free

The European Literature Night has been running for many years in various European cities; the project presents the works of writes from different countries to a wide audience and popularizes reading as well as enhances mutual
cultural awareness. A special edition of the European Literature Night in Wrocław is going to take place on 23 April as part of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016.

26–28 April 2016


Aula Leopoldina, Karol Szymanowski Music School / Szkoła Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego

In just a few weeks time the 7th edition of the CLARIMANIA Festival—a celebration of woodwind instruments with concerts, recitals, master classes and lectures, as well as exhibitions of musical instruments and presentations—will start.

26–30 April 2016
IMPART, Centennial Hall / Hala Stulecia, National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki, urban space, music clubs

The 52nd edition of the Jazz on the Odra Festival will take place between 26th and 30th April 2016 and will be a part of the celebrations connected with the European Capital of Culture 2016. Festival tickets are available since 10th March. The Jazz on the Odra Festival in Wrocław is one of the oldest jazz festivals in Poland—it takes place every year since 1964 and plays an important role on the Polish musical scene. Every year, in spring, we present the most interesting jazz artists and events from all around the world, including the wide and diverse range of jazz subgenres. Moreover, with the last year’s edition we have started doing our best to combine the well-known musical tradition with the fresh vision of our new Artistic Director, Leszek Możdżer, an exceptional Polish jazz musician.

26 April 2016
Wrocław, Oratorium Marianum

A project promoting leading jazz and classical musicians, facilitating cooperation between Wrocław musicians, soloists and conductors from other European cities. Solo and symphony concerts, as well as chamber pieces will be performed during the series of concerts. Conductors: Gabor Hollerung, Jan Jakub Bokun, Maciej Żółtowski.

27-30 April 2016
National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki

The project is based on the idea of an interdisciplinary laboratory (jazz, improvised music, audio-visual arts, performance) for artists from Wrocław and representative of partner festivals from Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Luxembourg, Denmark and Ireland.

30th April 2016
Centennial Hall / Hala Stulecia, National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki, quarter of the Four Denominations District / Dzielnica Czterech Wyznań, Main Square / Rynek, Capitol Theatre / Teatr Muzyczny Capitol

Due to the fact that Wrocław holds the title of the European Capital of Culture 2016, the representatives of Wrocław jazz scene decided to celebrate the International Jazz day in a special way—this is why on 30th April a number of events dedicated to jazz music will take place in the city.

1st May 2016


Pergola—Centennial Hall / Hala Stulecia, Wystawowa 1, Wrocław

The idea to try and beat the Guinness World Record was an initiative by Leszek Cichoński and other residents of the city, who every year attempt to gather a huge number of guitarists and play “Hey, Joe” together.

2–3 May 2016
Pergola, Centennial Hall / Hala Stulecia

Every year during the first weekend of May, many famous Polish bands dominating the charts, veterans of rock and rising stars play in the heart of Wrocław. Apart from presenting the best artists worldwide, the idea of the festival is to build the identity of young Poles and celebrate the important Polish holidays—the Polish Flag Day and the Constitution Day—in a cheerful atmosphere.

5–9 May 2016
White Stork Synagogue / Synagoga Pod Białym Bocianem

A presentation of events which emphasise the significance of Yiddish and Ladino – languages of Jewish minorities in Europe. The project will encompass a conference, musical and language workshops, as well as concerts by Rosa Zaragoza, Bente Kahan, as well as Polish and Spanish artists.

Passage : from 7 May to 10  June AND from 22 June to 26 October

OPENING : 7 May 2016The PASSAGE is a sounding and lightening corridor dedicated to memories of historical music and sounds from Wroclaw. This city has a very rich cultural past, having belong to several countries through years and which has been always consider as a very important crossroad for cultural exchanges.

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture

THE COMMUNITY CYCLE: A venue for local community meetings (lecture)

Lecturer: Giancarlo Mazzanti | El Equipo de Mazzanti (Colombia)

Date and time: 9 May 2016

Venue: Wrocław Congress Centre (WCK) Conference Hall C-D at the Centennial Hall, address: Wystawowa 1, Wrocław

Admission:  free

More details at:

The Wrocław Division of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Wrocław) would like to invite you to a special edition of the BigA project, namely a cycle of lectures and workshops to be delivered by foreign and Polish architects and urban planners of international renown, elaborating upon significant problems of global architecture and studying them on the local basis.

12 May – 06 June 2016
Place: Barbara, ul. Świdnicka 8c

AIM (Artists’ Initiatives’ Meetings) is a network of artistic initiatives linking their engagements and exhibitions from eleven European countries including Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Holland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.  AIM was established in order to create a common platform for both swapping experience and knowledge as well as to increase visibility alongside mobility from the undertaken activities. Moreover, this international network has provided feasible access to various artistic organizations, professionals as well as general public. 

16 May 2016 at 8:00 
Narodowe Forum Muzyki, Black Hall, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

The project's name references a series of 116 historical concerts organised in Aula Leopoldina between 1881 and 1909.

Thanks to the "1000 years of music in Wrocław" series the audience will have an opportunity to listen to the early music from Wrocław, which to date remains present in the city's culture.

Performance: 17 May 2016
at 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Artistic Initiatives

17–20 May 2016
National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki

The most important forum for public radio stations concerning the newest composing creations will take place in Poland for the first time.

The programme comprises the IRCLab – a laboratory of arts open to the audience and Windows on the World, presenting recordings and creations from the countries where contemporary composers have no place in the public broadcasts.

Performance in Wrocław on 20 May 2016
at 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Artistic Initiatives

25 May 2016
National Forum of Music

One of the best orchestras in the world will play at the NFM, led by famous British conductor, and artistic director of the Royal Opera House. 

27–28 May 2016
National Forum of Music

The bi-annual conference gathers representatives of performance arts associations, employers’ organisations and industry federations, representing classical music, opera, theatre, dance and even circus.

National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki, Capitol Theatre / Teatr Muzyczny Capitol

It is the 8th edition of a festival celebrating the diversity of various art forms, culture, new concert venues, audiences and perspectives, based on working together with children. In 2016, a children’s opera will be composed specially for the festival, we would also like to invite all DANCE LOVERS for a choreography programme created by Rose Breuss to Beethoven’s music from Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus.

Laboratory of Movement ECoC 2016 / Let the Artist [NOT] Die. Exchange


Performance in Wrocław 28 May 2016

at 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Artistic Initiatives

Date: 29 May 2016
at 7:00 p.m.
Venue: National Forum of Music / Red Hall
Plac Wolności 1, Wroclaw
World premiere: December 2015, Tanzquartier Wien co-production.

30 May at 8:00 p.m.
National Forum of Music

3-5 June 2016
Churches in Wrocław

The only choir festival in Wrocław connected with a competition, promoting sacral choir music. During the 6th edition of the Festival, a GRAND PRIX of PLN 10,000 will be awarded to the best choir of the Festival, along with other prizes with total value of PLN 20,000.

4 June 2016
Zamek Culture Centre—Leśnica—palace park

A musical festival combining various trends of broadly understood electronic music: house, minimal, nu disco and techno. Apart from the musical aspect, the audience will be able to take advantage of the specially designed and prepared scenography of the event, musical workshops and a kids corner.

The place will change beyond recognition, creating a new, magical world, parallel to the real one.
Organiser: Wooded Events sp. z o.o.

8 June – 31 July 2016

Opening: 8 June, at 5 p.m.

City Museum of Wrocław – Royal Palace

ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 35

Opening hours:

Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Free admission to the exhibition


The exhibition rediscovers the oeuvre created in the first half of the twentieth century by the Wrocław-based artist – Wacław Szpakowski – who deserves a lasting position in contemporary art history. Each drawing by this pioneer of abstractionism is just one continuous line that creates stunning, quasi labyrinth-like, rhythmical form of visual and temporal character. 

9–12 June 2016
Agora Culture Centre, Serbska 5a

An international festival presenting the most important phenomena and trends in improvisation art. The programme of the AOI encompasses concerts and performances by the masters of their arts, the CREATIONS competition for young artists, as well as improvisation workshops, film screenings and an exhibition. In the past, many renowned artists and groups performed at the festival, including the Matthew Shipp Trio, John Butcher and the William Parker Quartet.

Laboratory of Movement ECoC 2016 / Let the Artist [NOT] Die. Exchange

Zawirowania Dance Theater

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture

THE COMMUNITY CYCLE: City for Pedestrians (lecture)

Lecturer: Kees Christiaanse | KCAPArchitects&Planners (Netherlands)

Date: 13 June 2016

Venue:Conference Hall C-D, Wrocław Congress Centre (WCK) at the Centennial Hall, address: Wystawowa 1, Wrocław

Admission:  free

More details at:

The Wrocław Division of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Wrocław) would like to invite you to a special edition of the BigA project, namely a cycle of lectures and workshops to be delivered by foreign and Polish architects and urban planners of international renown, elaborating upon significant problems of global architecture and studying them on the local basis.

16 June– 18 August 2016 MSU Muzejsuvremeneumjetnosti, Avenija Dubrovnik 17, Zagreb, Croatia

Admission: 25 PLN
Tel. 71 34 45 320
All tickets booked in advance must be collected from our Office in Przejście Żelaźnicze by the date and time agreed at the time of booking.

1718 June 2016
Open air festival
25 June 2016
Browar Mieszczański / Bourgeois Brewery

The annual celebration of independent art: concerts, exhibitions, performances, installations, sculpture, photography, painting, multimedia, fashion shows, video art exhibitions, performance art, workshops, films, presentations of the literary scene and events for the youngest participants. The majority of those events will take place on ships, cruising the Odra River. Apart from that: 14 exhibition halls, 200 artists, 5 concerts. Beer on a bench, food straight from a food truck and many other attractions. 

Patchwork. Works of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak

Opening exhibition:  17 June 2016

Date and time: exhibition open from 18 June to 4 September 2016

Venue: Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, address: Bernardyńska 5, Wrocław

Admission: paid

More details at:

The exhibition presenting exceptionally daring productions and projects of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak will contribute to filling a gap in the history of the 20th century architecture, as the works created on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain have not yet escaped the fringes.

Performance in Wrocław: 18 June 2016
at: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Artistic Initiatives

cieLaroque/Helene Weinzierl

“Think Fish”

19 June 2016
Wrocław Industrial Park DOZAMEL

An event promoting music from the borderline of many styles. The programme includes premiere performances by Zapp 4 and Jan Bang, Miloopa and Eklektik Orchestra concert inspired by the issue of human-machine relations.

Conference with Grotowski’s artistic heir Thomas Richards

Sun 19 June 2016, 18:00
Na Grobli Studio
In English with simultaneous Polish translation

Admission free

22–23 June 2016

A series of concerts promoting folk and ethnic music culture, as well as jazz. The main point of the programme will be the celebration of Midsummer’s Eve (St John’s Eve or Kupała Night, as it is known in the Slavic countries). 

Exhibition of graphic arts from the collection of Marc Chagall Museum in Vitebsk

29 October 2015 – 31 January 2016

Place: Ksiaz Castle in Wałbrzychu, Piastów Śląskich 1

The exhibition of Marc Chagall’s art displays sixty five artworks from the series “La Bible”, which were created by using lithographic techniques and etchings.  This art collection comes from The Marc Chaggall Museum in Vitebsk (Belarus) ,  established in 1991 and located at the house,  where Chagall spent his youth. The exhibition is displayed in the historic interiors of the Ksiaz Castle in Wałbrzych.

24–28 June2016
Place:  the hall at  Fabryki Automatów Tokarskich (FAT), ul. Grabiszyńska 261

Over the past 13 years,  SURVIVAL Art Review has been an artistic event that represents contemporary art  in the public space of Wroclaw.
The event organizers on annual basis select a different open space in the city which is somehow forgotten or unavailable on daily basis to the inhabitants and rediscover it by the means of a contemporary art.

25 June 2016
Wolności Square

The concert, which will take place on St John’s Day, will be one of the most important events of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016.

26 June–10 July 2016
Wrocław—Arsenal Courtyard

The festival has been organised annually since 1997 and thanks to its unique formula it has gained a large and faithful following and a group of fans.

26 June 2016

Place: National Museum, Pavilion of Four Domes, ul. Wystawowa 1

At the end of June, Museum of Contemporary Art will be opened in the newly renovated Pavilion of Four Domes in the Centennial Hall complex.  The exhibition will display the masterpieces of the Polish contemporary art, including works of: Magdaleny Abakanowicz, Jerzego Beresia, Włodzimierza Borowskiego, Władysława Hasiora, Jana Lebensteina, Tadeusza Kantora, Aliny Szapocznikow, Henryka Stażewskiego, Jerzego Tchórzewskiego.

A real-time sound trip through Wrocław, for a poetic discovery of the city’s soundscape.

28 June – 26 October 2016
The Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music
pl. Wolności 1,
50-071 Wrocław
+48 71 342 20 01

Palimpsest is an immersive sounding trip in the city. The main principle consists in an alternative perception of soundscape in real-time. With a GPS and headphone system, the visitor has the possibility to walk through  the city center and to «discover» a different sounding reality linked with the places he is moving around.

30 June – 31 July 2016

Place: Wroclaw Congress Center – Centennial Hall

„Biennale of the Young European Art” is an international art project that represents current trends taking place throughout various types of European art. This multimedia exhibition represents a fresh perspective from original artwork alongside their intensity of expression and innovative concepts rendered in the contemporary arts.                                                                                                   

1–3 July 2016




BASK was created as a platform for dialogue between Wroclaw and San Sebastian, sister European Capitals of Culture 2016. It is the search of a space of common points between the Polish and Basque culture, a place of learning creative activities and practical artistic skills in workshops and cultural events. For 3 days each summer, one of the forgotten spaces in Wroclaw becomes a center of dialogue and exploring the Basque culture. This year’s edition of BASK will be held on 1st-3rd July at a villa at Parkowa 1-3 street.


More information and detailed program are available at:

1 July - 10 August
Centennial Hall

Marilyn Monroe & Marlena Dietrich are the heroes of this year’s exhibition of photographs by Milton H. Greene in the Centennial Hall.

2 July  20 2016

National Forum of Music, Pl. Wolności 1

In the period of globalisation and unification, the artists define the places in which their live and create anew, thus giving them a new identity. The characteristic creative atmosphere of Wrocław breaks the progressive unification and leads us to think that the genius loci of the city manifests itself the best in the creations by artists, who have been working here for seven decades.

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture

THE COMMUNITY CYCLE: A place to meet art (lecture)

Admission:  free

More details at:

The Wrocław Division of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Wrocław) would like to invite you to a special edition of the BigA project, namely a cycle of lectures and workshops to be delivered by foreign and Polish architects and urban planners of international renown, elaborating upon significant problems of global architecture and studying them on the local basis.

17 July 2016
Oratorium Marianum, University Church, St Martin Church, Holy Cross Church

The meeting of artists from Poland and Germany presenting the masterpieces of organ building from Lower Silesia. The day will be filled with 5 concerts, presenting organs in many configurations and in diverse programme. 

4–14 August 2016
Tadeusz Kościuszko Land Forces Military Academy, Wrocław

An international meeting for scouting organisations, primarily from the countries of the Visegrad Group. During the event, the participants will take part in artistic, theatrical and crafts workshops.

Moreover, two-day excursions around the Lower Silesia are planned.

23 July 2016
Wrocław Municipal Stadium
30 July 2016
St Marie Magdalene Cathedral
6 August 2016
National Forum of Music

The “Singing Europe” project is a continuation of the Singing Wrocław and Singing Poland projects. In 2014–2016 the project has been expanded and now includes the whole of the continent. The idea of the project is to serve as an international meeting forum for dozens of European youth choirs to perform exceptional operatic masterpieces, oratorios and a cappella programmes together in cooperation with world-famous artists. In 2016 the project will be expanded with the region, the cities of which will host the selected ensembles, organising a cappella concerts, meeting with local ensembles and presenting the values of the surroundings.

07.08.2016 6:00 p.m.
Centre for Jewish Culture and Education in the White Stork Synagogue
 Włodkowica 5a, Wrocław

Tickets: 25 PLN (discount) / 40 PLN
Booking: / Phone: 71 782 81 23
Tickets are available in EMPiK stores, as well as at TicketPro and (

The sounds of marimba (xylophone) connecting the Jewish culture with New York musical style

Street Theatre Festival

11–14/08/2016 {Thursday-Sunday}
Main Square
Admission free

A festival of street theatre in its best, socially involved aspect. The presentation of the most interesting plays about the most painful turns in the contemporary history of Europe.

14.08.2016, 9:00 p.m. [* FILM - accompanying event at 6:00 p.m.]
Centre for Jewish Culture and Education in the White Stork Synagogue, Włodkowica 5a, Wrocław

Tickets: 25 PLN (discount) / 40 PLN
Booking: / Phone: 71 782 81 23
Tickets available at EMPiK salons, at Ticketpro and Biletin (

A journey through Yiddish words filled with emotions.

18–28 August 2016
St John the Baptist Cathedral, University Church, Town Hall, National Museum in Wrocław, Aula Leopoldina, Oratorium Marianum

The festival is devoted to early music, played using historical instruments, promoting the musical heritage of Wrocław. 

Speech was the source from which music evolved. Music has inherited many aspects of speech—ways to operate time, dynamics, articulation and timbre becoming a new and independent language which was subject to the same rules as the speech. This definition was created by Nicolo Vincentino in his L’antica musica ridotta alla moderna prattica (1555), calling it “musica recitata”. 

19 August – 2 October 2016
Place: Awangarda BWA, ul. Wita Stwosza 32, Dizajn BWA, ul. Świdnicka 2-4  

The exhibition attempts to analyse the last ten years of Ukrainian art – on the boarder of the historical break-through – from the perspective of Open Group, which often acts at the interface of artistic and curator practices.

23 August 2016 – 22 January 2017
The Four Domes Pavilion – Museum of Contemporary Art, branch of the National Museum in Wrocław European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016


Summer at the White Stork Synagogue - Yiddishe Tango – a concert by Olga Avigail & Tango Attack with special guest appearance by Sława Przybylska


In the early 13th century, the Tatar invasion ruined the Kingdom of Poland. The Silesian prince, Henryk Pobożny, fell in the disastrous Battle of Legnica.  Just a few years later, the Turkish invasion, which took Jerusalem from Christian hands, ended in a bloody massacre on the streets of the Holy City. The existence of the Kingdom of Jerusalem was jeopardised. Upon receiving the news of the defeat, the King of France, Saint Louis IX, decided to go on a crusade. The hastily organised rescue expedition was also thwarted. His army perished, and he was captured. In spite of that, his outstanding and honourable attitude and his authority, even amongst Muslims, allowed the Kingdom of Jerusalem to survive.

27 August 2016
Zajezdnia History Centre

A multimedia artistic show directed by Krzysztof Jakubczak, telling the story of a city, which had to be rebuilt from ruins after World War II, of representatives of culture and science, of artists and oppositionists who built the city.

27th August 2016
Wrocław Municipal Stadium / Stadion Wrocław

This year, Rammstein concert will be one of the most spectacular musical events in Poland, and the fans should expect an unforgettable show. The uncompromising sound of guitars enriched with the mechanical rhythm of synthesisers, deep voice of Till Lindemann and pyrotechnic effects will create a unique show.

Rosa Zaragoza & Ruso Sala (Spain) & Bente Kahan (Poland/Norway) – Summer at the White Stork Synagogue

Join us for a concert during the 10th edition of the Summer at the White Stork Synagogue festival!
28 August, 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: 25 / 40 PLN

Booking: / Phone: 71 782 81 23

Tickets are available in EMPiK stores, as well as at TicketPro and (
Musical meeting with Yiddish and Ladino songs.

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture

THE ARCHITECTURE CYCLE: Living In a City (lecture)

Lecturer: Nathalie de Vries | MVRDV (Netherlands)

Date: 29 August 2016

Venue: Conference Hall C-D, Wrocław Congress Centre (WCK) at the Centennial Hall, address: Wystawowa 1, Wrocław

Admission: free

More details at:

The Wrocław Division of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Wrocław) would like to invite you to a special edition of the BigA project, namely a cycle of lectures and workshops to be delivered by foreign and Polish architects and urban planners of international renown, elaborating upon significant problems of global architecture and studying them on the local basis.

directed by Stephan Stroux

Performance, exhibits, installations, concerts
August 31 – September 10
Świebodzki Train Station

2–25 September 2016
Vernissage on 2 September 2016

Place: Gallery and Studio ArtBrut, ul. Ruska 46 A
Wrocław’s Gallery and Studio Art Brut, managed by The World of Hope Association,  have been invited to participate in the project OpenHUB Europe.  Partners from Germany (OSTRALE–Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst), Italy (Associazione Culturale Arci Equinozio), Belgium (Netwerk – centrum voor hedendaagse kunst) and Poland (Stowarzyszenie Świat Nadziei) constitute an interdisciplinary platform in the field of contemporary art. 

3–18 September 2016
National Forum of Music

One of the most important and most prestigious musical events in Poland. The programme of the 51st edition of the festival, titled Europa Cantans will include important works by European composers, performed by the most exceptional artists. For over 50 years, the International Festival Wratislavia Cantans has been the most important classical music festival in this part of Europe. Years ago, the festival was the only opportunity to meet the world-famous artists behind the Iron Curtain.

Tauron Dystrybucja, European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 and National Forum of Music present a unique show - the Alchemy of Light. Dancing in the air, 3D and interactive animations, multi-level stage, best in class multimedia projectors, surround sound and the main hero: the building of the National Forum of Music - all of this is just a teaser for the upcoming show on Wolności Square on 3 and 4 September.
Admission to the event is free.

4 September, 15:00. Join Alicia Svigals in the White Stork Synagogue for an open klezmer music workshop. Admission is free. Please reserve your spot at

A year-round project
Opening:  6 September 2016 

Place: „ Szewska Pasja- street gallery” ul. Szewska 27 , Plac Grunwaldzki,  selected townhouses along  Legnicka Street

The objective of this wide-scope project is to enhance awareness of a distinguished artist from Wrocław and founder of the concrete poetry –Stanisław Dróżdż. The project contains an exhibition of visual works and poetic texts by Stanisław Dróżdż, which will be displayed throughout public areas in the city. The artists’ works will be presented in a form of murals placed on gable walls of the selected buildings and advertising media will be placed on several bus and tram stops.

6 September, 8:00 p.m.
Episode 8 – "Life creates jokes" (Stand-Up)

9–11 September 2016

The festival promotes contemporary Polish culture in Eastern European countries, initiating international cooperation, exchange of knowledge and experiences among the representatives of NGOs, as well as strengthening the role of culture in the transformation processes of Ukraine and the entire region.

9 September, 8:00 p.m.
Episode 9 – "Silesian stand-up scene" (Stand-Up)

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture

THE ARCHITECTURE CYCLE: Spaces (not) of beauty (lecture)

Lecturer: Anne Lacaton | Lacaton & Vassal (France)

Date: 19 September 2016

Venue:Conference Hall C-D, Wrocław Congress Centre (WCK) at the Centennial Hall, address: Wystawowa 1, Wrocław

Admission:  free

More details at:

The Wrocław Division of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Wrocław) would like to invite you to a special edition of the BigA project, namely a cycle of lectures and workshops to be delivered by foreign and Polish architects and urban planners of international renown, elaborating upon significant problems of global architecture and studying them on the local basis.

20 September – 31 December 2016
Place: National Museum in Wrocław, pl. Powstańców Warszawy 5
The exhibition represents a multicultural, multicolor character as well as important status of Silesia achieved in the past centuries. The main reason for organizing this international event is to remind about one of the most magnificent and most beautiful artworks, which is presently almost completely absent in the awareness of Poles and Silesians.  

22–24 September 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Firlej Centre, Grabiszyńska 56, 53-504 Wrocław

Asymmetry is an important place on the map of European music festivals. Place, where new trends are created, a meeting place of cultures, attitudes and people who create contemporary culture. The festival is organized in Wrocław since 2009 and its core program is exceeding the music genres boundaries such as metal, rock, jazz, electronics and pop. The audience can only see the uncompromising artists boldly drawing on the tradition of popular music, using the latest sounds compilations. Many of the invited artists present in Poland for the first time. This year’s event edition will take place on 22-24 September in Firlej Club.

22–25 September 2016
National Forum of Music

A European conference of jazz life organisers, specialising in creative music, creative jazz and contemporary improvised music 

Lviv, 24 June 1937. City, architecture, modernism​                

Opening exhibition: 29 September 2016

Date and time: exhibition open from 30 September to 30 November 2016

Venue: Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, address: Bernardyńska 5, Wrocław

Admission: paid

More details at:

The exhibition will be dedicated to the modernist architecture and urban development of interwar Lviv. The selected most important accomplishments of the Lviv architectural circles from those times will reveal a picture of one of the most significant centres of modernity of the 2nd Polish Republic.

49 October 2016 
National Forum of Music, New Horizons Art House Cinema, CeTA Audiovisual Technology Centre

In October 2016, the 9th edition of the Avant Art Festival, one of the most important meetings with avant-garde and experimental art in Poland, will take place in Wrocław. The Avant Art Festival is more than just a musical project, as its programme also encompasses sound installations, dance and theatrical performances, visual projects, films, educational projects and concerts. 

710 October 2016
Concert (premiere): 9 October 2016
Church of the Holy Cross on Ostrów Tumski

A colourful and multi-cultural event, inspired by the roots of music of many nations. The co-existence of “musical worlds” will be realised in the piece composed by Henryk Jan Botor for choir, instrumental ensemble and soloists.

DoFA’ 2016 Lower Silesian Architecture Festival

Date: 7–14 October 2016

Venue: New Horizons Cinema, Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology, the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts, municipalities of Lower Silesia

Admission: free (some events require previous registration); ticketed film screenings

More details at:

The DoFA Lower Silesian Architecture Festival was originally initiated by SARP Wrocław in 2011 as an annual project. DoFA comprises interdisciplinary events intended to address the largest audience possible, including exhibitions of competition works, problem-specific exhibitions, lectures delivered by specialists and public debates in which they participate, seminars or visits to interesting facilities in selected Lower Silesian towns. The related events will include film screenings, concerts, workshops for children and young people, performance projects in the public space and many others.

8 October 2016
WCK Centennial Hall

A part of the festival, the motto of which—“peace and good through music”—refers to the writings of St. Francis of Assisi, the ambassador of peace, and to the philosophy of striving for good through the beauty of music and interiors.

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture
THE ARCHITECTURE CYCLE: Future Now (lecture)
Lecturer: Hani Rashid | Asymptote Architecture (USA)
Date: 10 October 2016
Venue:Conference Hall C-D, Wrocław Congress Centre (WCK) at the Centennial Hall, address: Wystawowa 1, Wrocław
Admission: free
More details at:

The Wrocław Division of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Wrocław) would like to invite you to a special edition of the BigA project, namely a cycle of lectures and workshops to be delivered by foreign and Polish architects and urban planners of international renown, elaborating upon significant problems of global architecture and studying them on the local basis.

Main Section
14 October – 13 November 2016

Among the artists invited to present their work as part of the Main Section are: Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook, Romeo Castellucci, Pippo Delbono, Jan Fabre, Walerij Fokin, Heiner Goebbels, Liu Libin, Krystian Lupa, Eimuntas Nekrošius, Tadashi Suzuki, Theodoros Terzopoulos and Robert Wilson, who will bring both their acclaimed work as well as premiere performances and co-productions created especially for the European Capital of Culture.

15–19 October 2016
The Theatre Olympics will start with the celebration of theatre in Wrocław and Lower Silesia, with its boundless variety of genres. Over the course of five days - starting from the 15th of October - all stages and venues of Wrocław will host 37 plays from Bielawa, Legnica, Wałbrzych, Dzierżoniów, Jelenia Góra and Wrocław. The programme will feature propositions for children and adults, repertoire plays and productions by independent theatres. There will also be no shortage of circus shows, open-air performances and music projects. The presentations will be arranged in several programmes. The price of a pass is 20.16 PLN.

15 October – 11 November 2016

During the Olympics, we will also see artists connected with the Grotowski Institute: The Dramatic Theatre from Warsaw will present the Happy Days featuring Maja Komorowska and Adam Ferency, Alexandra Kazazou will come to Wrocław with Insenso, a play devoted to Melina Mercouri, we will also see an adaptation of Lear by Roberto Bacci and the Muzzle of Silence by the Iranian group Aftab.

14 October – 11 December 2016
Competition Exhibition: BWA Wrocław-Galerie Sztuki Współczesnej ul. Wita Stwosza 32 

Competition Sympozium: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta 
The Geppert Competition is a cyclical musical event open to young painters. Its main objective is to present a comprehensive overview of current developments in the field of painting in Poland as well as to promote debuting painters. The competition has been held uninterruptedly since 1989 and presently belongs to the important review of young painters in Poland. 

21–29 October 2016; 15–16 November 2016 
National Forum of Music, Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant

An international music competition, organised as part of the 19th edition of the Wrocław Guitar Festival GITARA+. Many great guitar players from all around the world will come to Wrocław for open auditions to compete in one of two categories—fingerstyle and classical guitar.

27 October – 4 November 2016

The Dziady Recycling Festival
(27 October - 4 November) refers to the sources of Polish theatre and covers the presentation of Forefathers’ Eve by Mickiewicz, as well as remixes of historical fulfilments (from Grotowski and Białoszewski, through Dejmek and Swiniarski, to Konwicki).

The musical talk-show presented by Capitol Musical Theatre once promoted musicians from Wrocław, and now we are going to host bands from the Coalition of the Cities.

Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Łódź, Poznań and Szczecin are the cities that competed for the ECoC 2016 title alongside Wrocław. Together with our city, they comprise the Coalition of the Cities for Culture – an innovative model of cultural cooperation between metropoles, something which has not been seen yet in the history of the European Capitals of Culture competition.

3-6 November 2016
Gothic Hall, Stary Klasztor

Stylistic diversity—from ambient and neo-folk to classical industrial, noise and radical avant-garde—is a strong point of the festival and it is what makes this event exceptional.

4-5 November 2016
Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław

An international scientific conference titled “Music, Fine Arts and Theatre in Artistic Education of Children and Young People”, addressed to artists, teachers dealing with artistic education and students of art and education departments.

Eastern Line

7-13 November 2016

Eastern Line (7–13 November) comprises presentations of young, independent theatre from Eastern and Central Europe, taking into consideration the diversity of the language of the theatre, presented by the groups. Eastern Line is a festival, which builds upon the idea of the Third Theatre, criticising the institutional theatre, as well as the past avant-garde. It is a way to defend the theatre culture from show-oriented culture.

All year round project
The ceremony unveiling the mural : 10 November 2016 

The Monumental Ceramic Mural measures 18 x 2,1 m and is formed from various unique tiles by ceramic artists all of which have been invited from all over the world to be a part of this project. This ceramic “meeting” of different cultures and artistic structures will be realized on the wall of the underground passage “Przejście Słodowe”.

17–27 November 2016
National Forum of Music
Paid admission. 

The festival is considered to be one of the most creative events in Europe. Its 13th edition will be marked by world premieres and compositions dedicated to Wrocław and to the NFM bands, including premiere performances of compositions by Jason Moran and Wayne Shorter. The programme will also feature: Bobby McFerrin, Hugh Masekala and resident artists from Japan.

17 November 2016 – 5 January 2017
Place: Gallery at the Main Train Station, ul. Piłsudskiego 105

The exhibition is devoted to photography and presents its history form the moment of its inception. Apart from renowned authors and curators such as Erik Kassels or Volker Hinz, the audience will have an opportunity to view archival daguerreotypes, carte de visite which will be presented together with the contemporary amateur photos from Instagram or Flickr.

18 November 2016 – 5 March 2017
Kunsthaus Dresden, Rähnitzgasse 8, D - 01097 Dresden

The title of the exhibition “The Germans Did Not Come” makes a perverse reference to a widely spread fear among Wroclaw’s inhabitants (which persisted many years past the war) that the return of the previous inhabitants, Germans, triggers a series of consequences.  It also refers to an ironic work titled “Disassembly” created by Jerzy Kosałka  from “The Germans Have Come” series.

19 November 2016
National Forum of Music

A project for young musicians from selected European universities creates an opportunity to integrate the artistic academic community, including partner cities of Wrocław. 

19 November 2016
Centennial Hall
Paid admission.

The festival focuses on reggae music and its goal is to promote Wrocław and present the city in the context of European art and creations. The audience from all over Europe will have an opportunity to listen to the greatest reggae stars and get to know the Polish music scene, a very strong and vibrant part of the local culture in Wrocław.

1-3 December 2016
Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław

The European Forum of Music Therapists “45 Years of Wrocław Music Therapy in the Centre of Europe” will be a presentation of achievements of Wrocław Music Therapy compared to other European music therapy schools in Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Great Britain, Ukraine and Italy. 

11 December 2016
Town Hall

Bibliotheca Rudolphina is an interdisciplinary project, the goal of which is a comprehensive presentation of one of the most precious Silesian collections of music from the 17th century in Poland with great significance for the European culture. The project assumes gathering all available information regarding the preserved materials, digitalisation and publishing of the 17th century library, belonging to Prince of Legnica and Brzeg, Jerzy Rudolf, as well as finding the missing voices in the libraries all over the world. 

2-4 December 2016
Gothic Hall, Stary Klasztor
White Stork Synagogue

The festival is a realisation of an idea of a coherent, somehow stylistically hermetic music event, which goes against all superficiality in the process of creation and reception of art.

Before/After. Architecture in Wrocław XX.XXI

Project inauguration: 1 June 2016

Venue: Barbara – ECC Wrocław 2016 Information Centre, address: Świdnicka 8c, Wrocław

Admission:  free

Innovative platform for exploring the most interesting architectural masterpieces erected in Wrocław since the year 1900. It combines a guidebook and a web-based application (responsive website) to support informed architectural tourism.

7–11 December 2016
Concert Hall—Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław

The only international competition for choir conductors—students and graduates of music universities.

9–10 December 2016

For 7 years, WROsound has been presenting the most interesting music of the Lower Silesia region. The event, previously known under the name “Wrocławski Sound”, expands its artistic ambitions far beyond the city limits.

Celebrating? Only with friends! – this is the motto of the first edition of Friendship Festival. The 15th anniversary of OCN’s (formerly Ocean) activity on stage is a perfect opportunity to bring a group of artists, connected by deep personal relationships despite working with distant musical genres, on one stage. On December 15, Orbita Hall in Wrocław will hosts bands that do not need any special recommendation: Happysad, Raz Dwa Trzy and Muchy. Outstanding artists such as Lech Janerka, Monika Borzym, Olaf Deriglasoff Band and frontman of Jamal – Tomasz “Miodu” Mioduszewski have also already confirmed their participation in the event.

Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi is the first premiere of the Wrocław Opera in the 2016/17 season. The opera tells a classic story of a romantic triangle – two lovers, Leonora and Manrico, and Count di Luna, jealous of their affection. The performance was prepared in collaboration with the Latvian National Opera. Riga was the European Capital of Culture 2014, in the same year Il Trovatore premiered on the stage of the Latvian National Opera.

Come and see the most famous exhibitions of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. On this special occasion – the Closing Weekend of the ECoC Wrocław 2016 Programme – admission to selected museums in Wrocław will be free. For three days, the most famous exhibitions that visited Wrocław will be available to everyone.

17 December
Centennial Hall

The closing ceremony of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016, in which 18 000 people will be able to participate. The performance will feature artists from Germany, France, Israel, Czechia, Sweden and Great Britain.

CYBER Academy – Digital City is the second edition of an international project developing media and information competencies, designed for Polish and international culture personnel, which will take place as part of the preparations for the Wroclaw 2016 European Capital of Culture event. This year, the project will be carried out in cooperation with the Institution of Culture Katowice – the City of Gardens.


City Acupuncture
April 2015 – January 2016
Curators: Maciej Hawrylak, Daria Kieżun, Sylwia Sikora
Organiser: SARP Wrocław
More details at:

City Acupuncture is a long-term project devised as a means to search for, “puncture” and then recover and “heal” spaces with the necessary potential to stimulate the activeness of local communities. Outcomes of such efforts will be new relationships to be created in the city space, and by that means, developing “spaces for beauty”. The foregoing will particularly apply to the areas which are currently used in a manner precluding their utilisation as social spaces of local nature.

Architects working together with the city of Wroclaw initiated a unique project of an estate made for the needs of a contemporary citizen. It is an beginning of a long-term and repeatable process. The estate was designed using the workshop method, which allows for an analysis, debate and the use of participants’ experiences. The workshops, which lasted for several years, were accompanied by lectures by theoreticians from many domains, as well as public consultations with inhabitants of nearby areas. The idea was to create a total and coherent housing estate equipped with a set of services to fulfil all the inhabitants’ needs: from a service and commercial base, public space, private space, to a community centre

and school. Adjusting space for the needs of particular users is done through housing cooperatives. The project is to become a model housing estate, open to individual demands pf the inhabitants and making their life easier.



Many activities in Wrocław, both from the literary programme of the European Capital of Culture and the programme of UNESCO World Book Capital are long-term endeavours – especially in the area of innovative forms of development, education and international cooperation. It is indispensable to develop them continually. The UNESCO Network of Creative Cities, and especially UNESCO Cities of literature, are dream partners in this context, not only in designing projects, but most of all as experienced creators of culture which would help to develop activities already present in Wrocław, while Wrocław would strengthen and enrich activities of other cities in the network.

The first comprehensive presentation of Wroclaw architecture of the 20th century. The concept of the exhibition is, first of all, to look analytically at the development of the city as a whole, without making distinctions between its German and Polish history, and secondly, to reject the primacy of chronology or typology, which predominates in such expositions. It will be built around a dozen motifs – narrative axes, focused on specific urban and architectural issues, as well as social phenomena within city space.


December 2016 – March 2017

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture
March – October 2016
Curators: Maciej Hawrylak, Daria Kieżun, Sylwia Sikora
Organiser: SARP Wrocław
More details at:

Lectures to be delivered by excellent Polish and foreign architects and urban planners, including workshops with their participation. The main subject matter of this project edition will be the role of culture in the creation of public/private space, perceived as places where attitudes and identities of local communities receive their substance. The cycle has been divided into three panels (Nature – Community – Architecture), each to be devoted to a separate problem and, under the workshop activities, tested in the chosen location.

An exhibition devoted to modernist architecture and urbanism in Lviv from the times of the Second Polish Republic. It will present the most important achievements of Lviv architects – urban development plans as well as selected public and residential buildings, the architecture of the Eastern

Trade Fair, as well as interior design. Lviv will be presented as one of the centres of modernity in The Second Republic. The title – a date of no historical importance – will highlight the fact that the exhibition will be designed from the perspective of everyday lives of the citizens.


September – November 2016

A project making a diagnosis and documenting the architecture of the region. It promotes architectural creation as cultural activity, and it presents a wide spectrum of issues related to creating spatial order. It also includes interdisciplinary events aimed at the widest possible audience. One of

the main assumptions of DoFA is directing the attention of local communities to their surroundings and encouraging them to co-create it. The special 2016 edition will be entitled “A Space for Beauty”.


October 2016

The aim of the programme is to shape tastes of young viewers and encourage them to search for and discover the diversity present in cinema. It is a range of activities spread in time and geared towards long-term results. The idea behind them is not only to expand the participants’ knowledge of history and theory of cinema, but most of all to stimulate their cultural needs and prepare them for contact with more ambitious cinema. The programme encompasses activities aimed at various age groups – from film lessons for children at all school levels to two-year-long course of Polish cinema history and fouryears world cinema history for students and adults.



New Horizons cinema, which opened on 13 August 2012, is the biggest multiscreen cinema in Poland which presents artistic films – original and experimental works, as well as classic works and valuable mainstream productions. The cinema offers all-year-round film education programmes for schoolchildren and students, which are attended by over ten thousand participants. It hosts film festivals and reviews, as well as special events promoting film culture. There are regular transmissions and retransmissions of operas, theatre and ballet performances, screenings for children and seniors, exhibitions and concerts. By May 2015 the cinema had 1.3 million visitors. In 2016, it will be the centre of many films events from the European Capital of Culture programme.



A series of film reviews presenting the history and diversity of cinematographic art of the Old Continent. We will show film works which have shaped the history of European cinema, the New Wave of the sixties and seventies and their continuators. In a Cinema of Our Neighbours series we will present Lithuanian cinema (during the 15th New Horizons Festival), a Wim Wenders retrospective (January-March 2016), and Czechoslovakian New Wave (April 2016). The programme is designed to most fully present the diversity of the directions of development of European cinema, its greatness and importance in the context of world cinema. An important element of the series will be masterclasses conducted by directors from various generations.



A series of screenings of the most interesting works of Polish cinema with English subtitles, directed to foreigners living in Wrocław. The screenings are attended by filmmakers, critics and film experts, who introduce the audience to each film. Both the introductions and debates after screenings are conducted in English. Participants of those meetings can learn about Polish cinema and at the same time about Polish culture, placed in a wider socio-historical context.



A project of making films available to people with hearing and visual impairments. It will consist of a few elements, starting with a free VOD portal for people with such disabilities – the first virtual cinema in the world created for such an audience. By 2016 there will be over 100 films with audio description and subtitles. The project will also include educational activities.



A point of reference for this project is teaching history of the region, which is often excluded from school programmes. That is why we will organize screenings of documentary films about Wrocław produced in the years 1945–2014, which show complex history of the city and its citizens through their memories as well as films and photographs from German, Polish and Russian archives. Screenings will be accompanied by lectures on the history of the city and the region, as well as on the identity of a citizen of Wrocław and Lower Silesia.





A comprehensive film education project for young filmmakers. The first phase is a presentation of the most important achievements of the “Polish documentary school”, and the second phase – film education workshops conducted by Polish documentary makers – among others Jacek Bławut and Marcel Łoziński. The participants will be a group of young directors, cameramen, production managers, sound technicians and editors, who will produce short films on Wrocław, later edited into one feature-length film, which film will be presented on Polish television, and then in other areas of the world.

The first ever feature film produced with paint-on-canvas animation technique. It will be a story of the unique life and mysterious death of one of the most outstanding 19th century painters, Vincent van Gogh. Its screenplay was based on the artist’s letters, and the narrative axis is built from interviews with subjects of over 100 van Gogh paintings. Each frame of the film will be painted on canvas with oil paints. Altogether, over 100 van Gogh paintings will be animated for the film. premiere: April 28th 2016

A series of concerts performed by world- class ensembles from Iceland, Norway, Portugal and Spain, as well as Wrocław Sound Factory Orchestra – the host of the event. It will be accompanied by lectures and workshops devoted to four aspects of a given cultural region – music, language, visual arts and nature. Their juxtaposition at the North-South axis will show similarities and differences, and present inspiring models for activity in the area of artistic creation.


April 2016

Even though Basque cinema can boast a long tradition and an interesting oeuvre, it is still not well known by foreign audiences. A film review organized in Wrocław during the 16th T-Mobile New Horizons Festival, presenting works by the most outstanding Basque directors, will allow for a wide presentation of their achievements. The presentation will include works by, among others, Víctor Erice, Montxo Armendáriz, Julio Medema. The retrospective will be accompanied by meetings with directors and a seminar on Basque cinema.


21–31 July 2016

An action directed at a wide group of readers, inviting them to vote for the most important and the most popular Polish writers – both classic and contemporary. Voters can also introduce their own candidates. Voting takes place around Poland and on a special website, according to the schedule of political elections in 2014 and 2015. The aim of the action is to promote the richness of Polish literature and active readership, as well as to highlight the uniqueness of the community of readers.


The aim of the programme is to introduce books in the city space and transform the city into one huge library, where words are everywhere every day, and reading is fashionable. It will encompass a variety of small and large-scale activities, organized by cultural institutions and non-governmental organizations. We also want to involve the citizens, for example in the project implemented as part of the literary magazine
“Cegła”. For the whole 2016, drivers will stick to their cars fragments of poetry printed on magnetic stickers. Vehicles will become a
dispersed anthology, they will pass each other on the streets creating a huge moving poem, words will search for one another, raising interest and focusing the attention of citizens on literature. The programme will allow us to transform the city: people will read together at homes and in public space, see poetry engraved everywhere, organize family literary picnics, air home libraries, pick paper fruits with poems, exchange books, print poetry on cash machine receipts and do many other things together, but diversely, surrounding themselves with beauty.




An innovative solution for a city which, just as other European metropolises where literature is an important element of cultural life, needs a web portal devoted to readership and literature. It should combine a variety of functions and elements, answer the needs of different groups as well as technological challenges. The uniqueness of the project stems from the fact that it will be created by schoolchildren. They will create the Literary Web Portal themselves, and in the process develop their media competences through creative activity – young people will not just be receivers of imposed content but they will freely shape it – in accordance with the main assumption of the Internet. At the same time, the portal will become a meeting place for experts and young people with various interests, both scientific and artistic minds.


Three multimedia temporary exhibitions around Polish and European literary mementoes, organized in cooperation with the National Ossoliński Institute. The will be designed as a unique and innovative combination of tradition and game, an unconventional test. The first exhibition will
be dedicated to the period from Romanticism to Positivism, one to Young Poland to the 1930’s, and one to the period from World War
Two to now. Their aim will be to bring Polish and European literary heritage to the young generation, and they will be accompanied by a wide educational programme, with lectures, conferences and meetings with special guests invited to Wroclaw (writers, literary critics, etc.), as well as production and distribution at schools of auxiliary materials for teaching Polish.

January – October 2016

A natural continuation of the Writing Forum for Children and Young Adults will be yearlong workshops organized in schools and libraries around Wrocław. The participants will learn about the process of bookmaking: from paper production, writing and editing, to printing and the use of new technologies. The workshops will be organized for a wide group of young people (from kindergarten pupils to high school students) who are interested in the art of writing and publishing books, who want to acquire new skills and knowledge from specialists. The culmination of the project will be a presentation of works created during workshops.


April 2016 – April 2017

A series of books within the framework of the literary programme, which will fill gaps on the book market. Prepared on the highest editorial and graphic level by an editorial team with extensive experience, often in several language versions, they will be published in the years 2015–2016. The first publication, entitled Street Art and Poetry of Wrocław has already been published – it juxtaposes murals from Wrocław streets and backyards with new poetry. This year, we will also publish an anthology of literary works by art brut artists as well as a selection of poetry and prose by young authors. In 2016, we will publish, among others, The Canon. Rhyming Polish Fairy Tales in the Languages of Minorities, presenting a selection of literature for the youngest in over a dozen language versions, an anthology of authors connected with the artistic literary magazine Helikopter and a
bibliography of translations of the works by Tadeusz Różewicz.



The book, as opposed to visual arts or music, is limited by language – without translation it will not exist abroad. And if it is translated, it becomes a new work of art – a joint creation of the author and the translator. It is a long and expensive process. The programme supports translations to increase the number of foreign editions of Polish books, especially by authors from Wrocław. To achieve this, we will create – together with the Book Institute, which is responsible for such activities in Poland – a mechanism supporting the presence of Polish literature in Europe and the world.

Literary criticism and research is indispensable for the development of literary and readership life. We will support and cooperate with research initiatives in the area of literature – for example the international conference Child and the Book planned for 2016 – but we also want to inspire new research activities related to literature. During International Crime and Mystery Festival Wroclaw, for example, we traditionally organize conferences on crime fiction. The research programme will also include a system of scholarships for Polish researches, which will allow them to more intensively participate in foreign sessions and conferences.

Till 1989, the world of European literature for children and young adults was tightly divided in accordance with political influences. The literature of East and West was developing separately. We want to rediscover the heritage of children and young adult literature written during communism, we want to reclaim those forgotten characters, their times, their creators and the social situation of those times, analyse them critically in cooperation with cultural institutions from the former Eastern bloc countries and present this heritage in the form of a compendium. This will be done by creating an international web portal, administered by the most important organizations and environments in particular countries, in English and in national languages. It is one of many attempts to face the history of Central and Eastern Europe through the lens of literary works. This initiative will also allow readers from other areas of the Old Continent to better understand the times during which the current creators of the culture of the new world were raised.

A distinction promoting works and creators of Polish poetry, awarded each year in three categories: lifetime achievement award, book of the year and debut of the year. The prize is a statue designed by Michał Staszczak and a cheque for 100 thousand PLN for lifetime achievement, 50 thousand for the book of the year and 20 thousand for debut of the year. in 2016, the SILESIUS award gala will be the highlight of the SILESIUS International Poetry Festival.


May 2016

A project promoting active attitude to culture among young people. The task is to create common ground of understanding for youth groups from various parts of the city and allowe them to present their own cultural activities and create new original projects together. They will learn about various stages of creation, promotion and implementation of artistic activities and acquire skills necessary to act on their own in this domain.



Singing relaxes body and mind, it is a respiratory training for pregnant women, positively influences emotional development of children and stimulates language learning – such is the basic premise of singing workshops for parents with small children and those expecting a baby. The meetings will take place in birth schools, hospitals, nurseries and other family-friendly spaces, where parents will receive practical tips and materials to help them learn songs.



A project unique in the scale of Europe, related to Wrocław SILESIUS poetry award. The originators of the workshop invite nominees and laureates of the award to present their vision of poetry in the form of a manifest, in this way making a contemporary diagnosis. The project is organized each year
since 2014, significantly extending the poetic discourse and helping to promote the award itself.



A project initiated by Małe Instrumenty artistic group from Wroclaw. The aim is to generate new, innovative, original instruments, which allow the performers to create new music. A formed group of active participants of workshops will become instrument constructors, and them performers and composers of music.



For 365 days, children from secondary schools in Wroclaw will be creating a unique book – sharing their stories and experiences, and fulfilling their literary ambitions. The book will be written in the form of a blog, and the authors will be pupils, coordinated by their teachers. The writing process will be accompanied by a series of workshops and lectures for children. The aim of the project is to promote children’s creativity, foster their interest in literature and projects devoted to the promotion of reading.

An event dedicated to young people, focused on promotion of children’s literature and active contact with books. During the book fair, there are meetings with authors and illustrators, debates, workshops, exhibitions and performances. There is also a prestigious Good Pages award sponsored by the Mayor of Wrocław for the publisher of the best book. The winner of the competition for schoolchildren for the best fairy tale has a chance to see his work published.

The Wrocław Commentary Choir is a project carried out by the Capitol Musical Theatre as part of the ECC Wroclaw 2016 events.
It is a proposal for residents and friends of the city, allowing them to become a part of citizen culture in the European Capital of Culture.

We invited the residents of Wrocław over 16 years old to participate. They did not need to know how to sing; however, they had to have a sense of humour and be sensitive to what’s happening in the city. 

A festival focused in poetry, but open to other arts. It combines poetry reading with graphic art exhibitions, concerts and shows of multimedia poetry. It postulates a slightly different form of an author meeting – authors talk not only about their books, but the issues of art, politics and the publishing industry. It is first and foremost a festival of new poetry, but it includes in the programme the older generation of authors, showing the complex game of mutual inspirations.


For a whole year, we will invite restaurants in Wroclaw to create special “literary menus,” i.e. a selection of dishes coming from books and related to literature. They will be created by writers famous for culinary descriptions in their novels, and it will convey the richness of various national cuisines. We already know that one of the menus will be prepared by Camilla Läckberg. This project will further stress how books are related to all areas of everyday life.



The oldest and biggest festival promoting crime fiction in Poland. It encompasses meetings with authors, lectures, concerts, urban games, conferences, lessons for young adults as well as workshops, during which aspiring authors work with Polish masters of the genre. The Great Calibre Award for the best Polish crime novel or thriller, financed by the city of Wrocław, is presented during the festival as well as the Great Calibre of Honour Award for lifetime achievement. The special 2016 edition will be dedicated to European crime fiction.

An exhibition of works of Eduardo Chillida, an artist born in Basque Country, is a gesture of a dialogue with the partner Capital of Culture 2016 – San Sebastian. Chillida is more than one of the most important Spanish artists of the second half of the 20th century, he is one of the most important sculptors in the world, one of the leading representatives of abstraction, whose works can be found in the most prestigious collections and museums in the world. The premise of the project is presentation of relationships between Chillida’s works and music. The starting point is the sculpture itself as a musical metaphor, an acoustic element, an instrument encouraging to aesthetic and musical reflection. That is why there will be enriched with two additional elements of particular importance: a sound installation by the composer Gorka Alda and the opening concert of José M. Sáncheza-Verdú. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with Chillida-Leku Museum and BWA Wrocław – Galleries of Contemporary Art.


curators: Inés R. Artola, Ignacio Chillida

The aim of the Festival is to create unusual events, seemingly incoherent, and link them in unique ways – urban games, happenings, murals and concerts with discussions on literature, culture and art. The patron of the festival, Bruno Schulz, forces us to reflect seriously on the contemporary times in the context of the terrible history of the 20th century and the role of works and biographies of artists in understanding what happened
and making diagnoses for the future. The 2016 edition will focus on the problem of the border and will introduce all the connotations carried by this word.

The most important distinction for Polish literature and works translated into Polish, awarded each year to writers from Central Europe, who write about the most crucial contemporary issues, force us to reflect and expand our knowledge about other cultures. The award is a statue designed by Ewa Rossano and a cheque for 150 thousand PLN, and it is presented to the author of the best book published in Polish in the previous year. Since 2014 the gala of ANGELUS award takes place during Bruno Schulz. Festival.

A series of international seminars organized by the Book Institute. The aim of the seminars is to work on premises and directions for the development of Polish public libraries. The seminars are thematic: new challenges, new concepts, new architecture, new offer, new librarian. Wrocław will host two meetings – the last one will coincide with the congress of International Federation of Library Associations in 2017.

A year- round project
Place:  Wrocław Airport, ul. Graniczna 190

From May  2015 to the end  2016 Wrocław Airport has become a stage for artistic activities. 
In May 2015, “Invasion” created by Jerzy Kosałka has inaugurated a series of presentations. This ironic installation by Kosałka has become a form of generic scene, where a squad of flying storks ridden by dwarfs attempts to land in the main hall of the airport.

Workshop begins on 12 September  untill December 2016 
Place: Kontury Kultury, ul. Jagiellończyka 10a

The project titled „Being myself” utilizes photography as a creative and practical tool to express cultural visions of people from a lower socio-economic status.  

A unique literary festival promoting contemporary prose and poetry, linking local traditions to those from outside the region and introducing an interdisciplinary approach to literature (concerts, exhibitions). The aim is to make contemporary literature available to local communities, counter the decrease in readership, and integrate local literary communities (community centres, public libraries, clubs). The festival is organized in various towns of the region.

A year round project
Place: Sanatorium Kultury, Przejście Garncarskie 2

Komiksofon” is an experimental project, where Polish comic books writers have come to grips with   facing their own interpretation of their own drawings. The book writers have selected the music background for each of their own illustrations.   An insightful review of their comical art projections is followed by a discussion amongst authors and concluded by their own drawings.

A series of multimedia readings organized by Rita Baum Foundation since 2011. During the performances, actors read in complete darkness, allowing the audience to experience literature in a new, unique way. In 2016, the series will be accompanied by therapeutic workshops, during which participants from various centres for the visually impaired will become the actors themselves, and in this way, they will share their own way of reading, experiencing and understanding literature.

An Internet platform created to present and promote polish humanities in the Spanish-speaking world. It will include texts by Polish authors from many domains and generations – from Tatarkiewicz and Ingarden to Markowski, Ulicka or Staniszkis. There will also be descriptions and tables of contents of the most important Polish periodicals in the area of humanities as well as reviews of new books, and writings on the situation of a given discipline or research in Poland – from theatre and musical studies to gender studies and others. The platform will be a key tool for dissemination of Polish humanistic thought in Spanish-speaking countries and around the world.

There are around 60 artistic festivals a year in Wroclaw – to celebrate the World Book Capital City, we will invite them to create special literary themes and enrich their programme with a literary aspect. As a result we will present the interrelations betweenbooks and other arts, but we also will remind that very often literature is the creative material for those arts. It will also help to realize lovers of music, film or visual arts the great importance of literature for the development of other creative fields. Already in 2015, such a literary aspect will be present at the T-Mobile New Horizons festival.

In 2016, all cyclical events related to book in Wrocław will have a unique, celebratory character. It will be additionally strengthened by the participation of eminent writers from abroad, whom we want to invite to for important events and literary festivals, in this way making them attractive also for audience from around Europe.

An international exhibition at Dizajn BWA Wrocław gallery will present graphic designers who become activists in order to speak about important social and political issues. The project investigates the question of the responsibility of designers having a significant impact on social life. They have a

possibility to stimulate consumers to critical thinking and involve them in the creation of new relationships, connect ideas and people.


curators: Sven Ehmann and Dennis Elbers


A project organized together with UNESCO, international associations as well as previous World Book Capitals and European Capitals of Culture to celebrate the book and readers around the word. The aim is to create a book anthem. The lyrics will be a poem by Tadeusz Różewicz, a famous poet from Wrocław, which will translated into several dozen languages. Music will be composed as a result of an open competition for musicians and composers from Wrocław and Lower Silesia. The culmination of the whole project will be a unique flash mob: the book anthem will be sung on one day and hour in several dozen cities around the world. It will mark the end of Wrocław term as UNESCO World Book Capital.

ICORN is a network of cities from around the world advancing freedom of expression, and defending writers persecuted for political reasons – in hiding, in prisons or unable to publish in their countries. Each city offers long term, but temporary, shelter to one of the writers, providing security, good living conditions and the possibility for unlimited creative work. It is a practical contribution to the defence of freedom of expression. Wrocław plans to join ICORN at the beginning of 2016.

The project of a presentation of visual works of Stanisław Dróżdż in public spaces of the city in the form of murals on four walls of buildings in and out of the centre of Wroclaw. The artist’s works will also be presented in advertising spaces located at selected bus and tram stops. The culmination of the project will be a sculpture by Barbara Kozłowska entitled Solitude (1970), inspired by a work by Dróżdż of the same title (1968), and a publication – a book of poetry – a collection of previously unpublished 35 poetic texts by Stanisław Dróżdż. The title of the book is Pozasłowne środsłow międzysłowia (1969).


concept: dr Małgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka


A new municipal cultural institution aiming at promotion of reading, cooperation with various literary environments in the city, Poland and Europe, an operator for longterm readership, educational and editorial programmes – from Wrocław, national and international. Called for by organizers and
literary circles for some time, it will be an important coordinator of municipal support for ambitious literary and readership life, as well as book creative industries.

Ceramics and glass. Sensual program
2–30 April 2016

Arsenał Miejski, ul. Cieszyńskiego 9

Wrocław is an important international center for development of glass and ceramics arts. The city has provided a stage, where all artists who have been involved in this demanding inspiring form of art will have an opportunity to meet for the first time.

The aim of the exhibition Sensual Areas planned for spring 2016 at the City Arsenal is a presentation of the artistic environment of creators of glass and ceramic art associated with the former State Higher School of Fine Arts, and now the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw.



curator: prof. Małgorzata Dajewska


April 2016

all year round 
Dizajn BWA Wrocław

Teraz Dizajn!  is an educational program, which apart from exposition activity, is the core project  of the gallery Dizajn BWA Wrocław. 
„Teraz Dizajn!” is a platform for discussion about the form of contemporary design, which is defined as an interdisciplinary field that undergoes constant metamorphosis and negotiations.  

The anniversary edition of the Triennialle of Drawing in 2016, organized in cooperation with the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts, wants to present in four major exhibitions and six accompanying ones the full spectrum of activities in the area of contemporary drawing. The form of the Trienniale festival will activate considerably more viewers, offering them in addition a symposium, numerous workshops and meetings. Think Tank lab Trienniale will become a forum, a place of confrontation of different attitudes, ways of thinking about contemporary drawing and art.


curators: dr hab. Przemysław Pintal, Daniela Tagowska

The project consists in the realization of tens of artistic interventions in neglected parts of Wroclaw, primarily in backyards. Artists working in a given space will cooperate with residents to develop solutions which would combine the ideas and needs of both sides. Artistic interventions should make the residents aware of their strength – the fact that they can have a real impact on their immediate surroundings. In the project Wroclaw – Backyard Door, changes in appearance and infrastructure of the backyards from the title are important, but the most important are the changes which perhaps will occur in humans.



22-27 October 2016
The section will focus on artistic and social problems connected with art, faced by persons with disabilities, with special focus being placed on theatre and performing arts. The plays will be presented by: Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche (France), 21 Theatre, CHOREA Theatre, Rafał Urbacki and Anu Czerwiński (Poland), Monster Truck (Germany), VerTeDance and Archa (Czech Republic).

The Olympics will be closed with a review of performances which premiered in repertory theatres in the last season. The review will have a form of a dynamic festival organized together with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Polish Theatre Showcase will become a place for presentations of works by directors of middle and young generation whose creations are the source of the unique power and condition of Polish theatre.

The aim of the four-year project of Wrocławski Teatr Współczesny is the presentation of Wrocław as place of creation and staging of works of contemporary Polish playwrights – Helmut Kajzar, Tymoteusz Karpowicz and Tadeusz Różewicz, and their followers. The festival will consist of two parts. The first will be a presentation of premieres of selected works sent for a closed drama competition, and the second – stage adaptations of works by Kajzar, Karpowicz and Różewicz.

The programme encompasses five projects: 1. Cities on the Move – educational theatre workshops of pantomime organized in 5 selected towns. 2. Action: Education – the finale of workshops for three age groups (presentation of a joint short theatre play). 3. Publications for the 60th anniversary of Wrocław Pantomime Theatre (a children’s book and an anniversary picture album). 4. A festival/review of the Theatre performances prepared for the 60th Anniversary. 5. New Pantomime Horizons –activities accompanying the T-Mobile New Horizons Festival in 2016. 

The oldest monodrama festival organized since 1966. It is a confrontation of the best Polish solo performances with theatres from various parts of the world. 2016 will be the 50th anniversary of the festival. We want to show the most important laureates from previous years, organize an international meeting of solo performance theatres and a photography exhibition Actors and Performances of WROSTJA [Solo Performance Theatre Meeting in Wrocław]. The main motif of this edition will be cooperation between Poland and Ukraine.

The idea behind this project of Ad Spectatores theatre is dramatizing with sound the story of Wrocław, where Great General History merges with local and private one. The performances – among them the story of Jerzy Grotowski’s theatre – are produced using an innovative spatial sound technique combined with video projections. The Hemophilia project is an attempt to reconstruct on stage the most dramatic elements in the history of Europe, including the first world war.

Theatre in Backyards, organized by The Helena Modrzejewska Theatre from Legnica, will be a series of stage events linked by shared references to local atmosphere of Lower Silesian backyards, their history and cultural variety. The activities will aim at creating a unique place in the microcosm of the backyard, uniting the neighbouring community. Four “backyard performances” will travel around the region. The premieres will take place in Wrocław, Legnica, Bystrzyca Kłodzka and Gryfów Śląski.

A joint endeavour of two countries: Poland and Iran, created for young people. Using the possibilities of the film medium (a departure point for the project will be a film prepared by young people participating in an Iranian film review) to build a dialogue between different cultures, paying attention to differences and similarities, as well as acquainting the participants with Polish and foreign cinema and literature. The aim of this project organized by Wrocławskie Centrum Rozwoju Społecznego is to encourage to creatively use the cultural heritage and build a community of young people working in groups, who will create their own film and theatre works

 festival based on workshops, which allows the participants to experience the contemporary forms of work with the body and movement expression. It is organized by Stowarzyszenie Inicjatyw Twórczych „Momentum” and it creates an opportunity to deepen the awareness and skill in dance and movement for integration and mutual inspiration between various environments: professional dancers and amateurs, people of various ages and with different experiences of working with the body.


April – May 2016

A project addressed at schools which search for new forms of puppetry, an alternative for traditional puppet animation, also using new technologies. The programme will be filled with presentations of performances, as well as discussions, concerts, exhibitions and debates. 

A project devised for graduates of Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Teatralna, implemented in cooperation with Foundation for Performing and Visual Arts. The aim is financial and programme support for young actors and directors who would like to implement their own theatre, social and educational projects, but have no funds or space for it. The programme will provide beginner artists who face their first professional challenges with formal and organizational support as well as methodological care, developing for example the skills in writing projects and grant applications.

As part of the Masters in Residence programme at the Grotowski Institute, Odin Teatret will work on their new performance in Wrocław. The first phase of the work, The Collective Mind, will be a series of rehearsals conducted by Eugenio Barba for an international audience of observers. The premiere of the Flying performance will take place during the Theatre Olympics. Since 2010, the Grotowski Institute has been hosting many masters of world theatre, including Peter Brook, Theodoros Terzopoulos, Eugenio Barba, and was coproducer of their performances. 

The Świebodzki railway station, a place linked with the biggest migration of the last 200 years, will become a space for artistic discussion about migrations, moving borders, people’s longings and European identity. Over 30 artists working in film, music, photography, theatre and installation together with seven writers from seven European countries will appear at the station. The original project by Stephan Stroux will be continued in six other European cities, including Istanbul, Berlin and Lisbon.

A series of research and artistic publications of an international range, presenting Polish and international approaches to theatre, drama and performance studies. It includes the magazine Polish Theatre Perspectives as well as audiovisual and book publications. As part of the series, various texts by researchers and practitioners of theatre are published. The goal is to make Polish theatre culture available and to enter it into a dialogue with critical and creative practices from other areas of the world. 

A pilot project of postgraduate studies in the field of cultural economics and leadership psychology. It is addressed to managers working in the culture sector, as well as seeking new paths of personal development and strategic directions for their organisations. The original concept for the program was created by the team of Katedra Gospodarki i Administracji Publicznej of the Malopolska School of Public Administration, Cracow University of Economics (MSAP UEK) under the leadership of Professor Jerzy Hausner. The project is co-organised with the Polish National Centre for Culture.


A series of cultural excursions to Wroclaw from remote places of the region, facilitating access to culture for the inhabitants of Lower Silesia.

BASK – the Open Workshop of Basque CULTURE


Dates: 3-5 July 2015.

Venue: Imparts Yard, 17 Mazowiecka Street, Wroclaw.

Searching for Lear: Verdi is an original piece created by Michał Znaniecki and carried out by the Jutropera Foundation. It is part of the project THE VOICE OF THE EXCLUDED. Its goal is to introduce people who usually have a limited access to culture to the world of theatre and music. Over the years, a series of performances will come into existence, and each will encourage a different socially excluded group to act on stage alongside acclaimed professional artists. The Wroclaw show [Searching for Lear: Verdi] engages residents of social welfare homes run by the Municipal Social Services Centre (MCUS) in Wroclaw to perform together with stars of the opera and the theatre world. Among the lead actors are: Jerzy Artysz (King Lear), Ewa Biegas (Cordelia), Karina Skrzeszewska (Goneril), Marta Mika (Regan) and Wojciech Malajkat (Fool). 

All year round project
Place: urban space of Wrocław

„Cleaning the city. Space” is a project based mainly on educational activities with the aim to increase the awareness of the local citizens (business owners, administration workers, operators of outdoor advertising) about the issues and regulations concerning public space.

A year round project

Barbara, ul. Świdnicka 8C

Open daily:  8:00 – 20:00

WHO KNOWS: How many Polish chairs have the status of an icon? Which Polish chairs have gained international recognition?„Sitting Polish Style” is an educational project that aims at bringing together the best examples of Polish industrial design. All the objects have been made by Polish designers and implemented in the production process of Polish factories during 1941-2014. Many of them have become symbols of their times and gained international recognition.  The collection features designs which have been awarded by RED DOT museum.

A total project
Publication is available from January 2016 till the stock last


What is Wroclaw’s poster ?

Point of sale t: Barbara, Świdnicka 8c, zamówienia internetowe Fundacji 102


What is Wroclaw’s poster?  How the shop’s interiors look right after the war ?

Why production of neon signs was complicated, and why the new patterns of furniture did not get any attention from the industry?

MoKaPP – Mobile Catalyst for Public Space
May - November 2016
Curators: Agata Gabiś, Karolina Jara, Michał Duda
Organiser: “Transformator” Foundation for Art Promotion

The goal of the project is culture-building stimulation of local communities. The travelling “activity base” is intended to motivate inhabitants to cooperation in the spheres of culture, information exchange and joint effort for the sake of grassroots initiatives aimed to improve the public space. 

National Forum of Music

An engaging musical journey through Wrocław. With a GPS-enabled phone and headphones, visitors can walk around the city centre and by using a special application on their phones they can discover its acoustic reality, which is a part of its forgotten history. Guests will receive a special map with various sound spots they will be able to visit, creating their own unique routes around the city.

On 18 January 2016 the Jury delivered their decision in the “Polish National Competition for Choir Composers WROCŁAW—EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE”, organised by the Faculty of Composition and the Faculty of Choral Art of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław

The Competition Jury decided to give out the 


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