Asia Programme

The goal of the Asia Programme is to broaden knowledge and strengthen interest in contemporary Polish culture in the Asian region. The project is being carried out through a continuous presence of Polish artists at key festivals and in the most important cultural institutions of China, South Korea, Japan, India and Vietnam. As part of the Programme, the Institute also directly supports Polish artists’ collaboration with artists and creative circles in the region.

The Asia Programme works with numerous partners, including the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Beijing People's Art Theatre and Wuzhen International Theatre Festival (China); Korea Arts Management Services, Seoul Arts Center, LG Arts Center, Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Busan Film Festival, Korea Foundation (South Korea); Festival/Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo (Japan); HK International Film Festival, HK Arts Festival (Hong Kong); Pune Biennale Foundation, Khoj International Artists Association, Group Kasba Arghya (India).

Numerous projects have been carried out in recent years, including the cultural aspects of Poland’s presence at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, the Cultural Programme of the Polish EU Presidency in Beijing and Tokyo (2011), Polish Focus in the Republic of Korea (2012), the Polish cultural season in China (2015) and a theatre focus in China (2016). Broad presentations of Polish groups are continuously staged at jazz festivals, as are Polish focus events at film festivals, numerous theatre presentations and exhibitions of early and contemporary art in China, South Korea, Japan and India.

In 2017 as part of the Asia Programme there will be further classical music and jazz concerts in China, presentations of Polish visual artists in Japan, artistic co-productions in India and projects targeting young culture audiences in South Korea. A new direction of operations for the Asia Programme is Vietnam, where in 2017 the first concerts, master classes and lectures on Polish art will be held.

For several years, the Asia Programme has been operating the website in Asian languages and individual profiles on social media in South Korea, China and Japan.

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Karol Templewicz

Asia Programme Manager

PHONE: + 48 22 44 76 105


  • Polish Cultural Programme in Korea 2019

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and South Korea, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute presents a cultural programme under the motto ‘separated by 7800 kilometers, connected by culture’. The series of Polish events will include a culinary project ‘Poland on Fire’, open-air staging of ‘Macbeth’, presentation of folk dance music, screenings of Polish cinema classics, exhibition of Polish design, performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s famous work and many more. More #asia
  • 28Apr'19 - 25Jun'19

    Polish Design in Hong Kong

    Between 28th April and 25th June 2019 the first edition of the Polish Cultural Festival will be held in Hong Kong. The event combines promotion of Polish culture and heritage with introducing Poland as an interesting tourist destination. It also aims at strengthening collaboration ties between Poland and Hong Kong. More #asia
  • Polish Cultural Programme in Japan 2019

    Exhibitions in the Imperial Castle in Kyoto and in a museum in the very heart of Tokyo, prestigious performances in Japan’s largest concert halls, encounters with Polish design and cuisine – these are just some of the events organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in 2019 to celebrate the centenary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan. More #asia
  • 07May'19 - 29May'19

    Feast of Polish Cinema in Seoul

    Between 7th and 29th May 2019, the first Polish Film Festival in the history of Polish-Korean cultural relations will be held in Seoul. During the three weeks of the event, the audience will have a unique opportunity to see the works of the most outstanding artists of Polish cinema. More #asia
  • 30 Years of Polish-Korean Cooperation: Logo Contest Results Announced

    On 15th March 2019, the results of the logo design contest organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Paju Typography Institute (PaTI) from Korea were announced. The winning design by Eun Koh, a Korean student of the PaTI Institute, will become the official logo of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Korea. More #asia

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Published at: 2014.02.18 12:12
Updated at: 2017.09.07 19:09
Author: Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
Written by: Instytut Adama Mickiewicza