The goal of the America Programme is to build long-term relationships between Polish, American and Canadian institutions in the areas of theatre, music, visual arts, film, literature, architecture and social sciences. The exchange of experiences takes place through the organisation of events at universities, including workshops, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, conferences, residencies and study visits.
The America Programme works with colleges and universities in the United States and Canada: MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Emerson College Boston, Emerson College LA, Bard College, Barnard College, the New School New York, Brandeis University, the University of California Los Angeles, the University of Southern California and the California Institute of the Arts, the University of Alberta, University of Ottawa, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Montréal and University of Toronto.
Thus far various projects have been staged, including a presentation in Boston of Barbara Wysocka and Michał Zadara’s production Chopin Without Piano; an inaugural concert for the artistic season of the MIT Symphony Orchestra dedicated entirely to Polish music; a retrospective of the work of W.J. Has at the Harvard Film Archive; the dance show There Might be Others staged at Princeton University; and numerous workshops for students led by Polish artists.
Our plans for 2017 include the publication of Intimations, Annette Insdorf’s book about W. J. Has; a retrospective of Jan Lenica films at the Harvard Film Archive; the exhibition and conference Making Home in Wounded Places: Design, Memory, and the Spatial at the New School New York; and study visits and student workshops at institutions including the Yale School of Management, ART Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Brandeis University and the Parsons School of Design.