The Master Programme is the core of the Institute’s activities, within which our most important strategic activities from various fields of art are carried out, with no geographical limitations, in accordance with the Institute’s strategy and the geographical priorities of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme also aims to identify new trends in particular fields and new geographical areas.
The programme is an incubator for new projects, and a place for capitalising on the results of specific geographical projects (including the observances of the 100th anniversary of Tadeusz Kantor’s birth, in 2015; 600 years of Polish-Turkish diplomatic relations in 2014; promotion of Poland in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2012; the Foreign Cultural Programme of Poland’s EU Presidency in 2011, Polska! Year in 2009 and Israel in 2008.
The programme includes long-term collaboration with key, renowned partners from around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Whitechapel Gallery, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía; CultureHub, La MaMa, Seoul Institute of the Arts, Théâtre de la Ville, Young Vic; Radio Orpheus, the Golden Mask Festival, Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Gavroche International Children's Theatre Festival, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Pera Museum, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Lincoln Center, Berlinale, British Film Institute, Baltic Sea Festival, Les Traversees Baroques and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Numerous projects have been carried out thus far, including the exhibition Andrzej Wróblewski Recto / Verso in the Museo Reina Sofia; the exhibition The Adventures of the Black Square in the Whitechapel Gallery; the filmPOLSKA festival in Berlin; a presentation of Krzysztof Warlikowski’s production The French at the Ruhr Triennale festival; a Krystian Lupa retrospective at the Paris d’Automne festival and production of albums of Polish classical music.
As part of the preparation of the foreign cultural programme of the observances of the centennial of independence, the Master Programme is preparing to put together an international series of events, whose narrative axis will be built around the figure of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, an outstanding Polish pianist, composer, independence activist and politician. Poland’s regaining of independence is connected with political, military and economic events, but also with a broad range of activities by Poles in the area of culture. Outstanding achievements in this field were contributed by Paderewski, a figure known throughout the world as an outstanding artist, statesman and diplomat and a great patriot.
Key events have included the Polish Pavilion at the 57th International Exhibition of Visual Arts – La Biennale di Venezia; the Krystian Lupa Retrospective at the Festival Paris d'Automne; the presentation of a Lupa production at the prestigious Trans Ameriques festival in Montreal; the exhibition Władysław Strzemiński – Katarzyna Kobro in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, along with an accompanying programme; an international conference on the Experimental Studio of Polish Radio in the Łódź Art Museum as part of the preparations for a broader global presentation within the Independent programme.
Please visit the Culture.pl portal to find out more about the Adam Mickiewicz Institute's Projects.