Polska 100 Programme

The year 2018 will mark the centenary of Poland’s independence. It is a special moment for Polish culture, which, despite a difficult history, remained free and creative.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute will launch a new long-term programme POLSKA 100, financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2022. It will be an international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence. Its goal is to promote Polish culture and cultural exchange between artists, creators and institutions worldwide.

The POLSKA 100 programme will showcase the most important phenomena of the last century of Polish culture, shedding light on ever-inspiring projects and works. The programme is comprised of six areas: music, design, visual arts, film, theatre, and new technologies. It is the first time the Adam Mickiewicz Institute will be using new technologies as a means of international communication on such a large scale.

The POLSKA 100 programme will feature over 400 projects realised during a four-year period. Each of them will promote the avant-garde postulate of the freedom of art: it is freedom that translates into innovative approaches, defiance, the unfettered power of imagination, and the audacity to experiment.

The events are set to take place both in Central and Eastern Europe (including the Visegrad Group members, Romania and the Baltic countries), in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as in North America and Asia (China, Japan and Korea).

Programme structure

Agnieszka Korzuszek

Niepodległa programme coordinator

+48 22 44 76 124


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Published at: 2017.02.06 16:47
Updated at: 2018.11.14 17:09
Author: Karolina Babij
Written by: Karolina Babij