Study Visits


Artistic residencies for Polish artists, curators and designers are some of the most effective ways of building a network of contacts among artists and cultural institutions around the world. Thanks to numerous residencies, the presence of Polish artists is solidified abroad, international co-productions and artistic projects are created and the international flow of ideas and experiences is initiated.

The Institute works with numerous residency centres around the world, including Akademie Schloss Solitude and Gasworks, WebDance, Abrons Art Center, Southbank and other partners chosen as a result of study visits.                                                                                                      


Study visits are one of the Institute’s main areas of activity. They are tools that assist in strategic planning of projects and in the promotion of Polish culture in the world’s most important institutions. Thanks to visits organised by the Institute, outstanding representatives of world culture have visited Poland: directors of artistic festivals, promoters of culture, artists, critics, curators and journalists. Each year, in more than 100 study visits organised by the Institute, an average of more than 300 influential individuals and opinion leaders visit Poland.

The effect of this programme is a continuously growing base of practical knowledge about the cultural activities that are most interesting for audiences abroad. The invited guests have the opportunity to get to know contemporary Poland and its cultural offerings and to establish contacts that support the development of long-term collaboration with Polish artists and cultural institutions.



Jane Penty, practicing designer, head of the Sustainable Design division, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Richard Van der Laken, originator, founder and director of the conference "What Design Can Do"

Bartlett Djurdja, reader in Histories and Cultures of Fashion, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London



Nell Donkers, curator at De Appel gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

Marietta Dirker, researcher at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Camille Lenglois, curator at Centre Georges Pompidou , France

Virgílio Ferreira, founder and curator of the Ci.CLO Photography Biennial, Porto, Portugal  

Kristoffer Arvidsson, Head of Research, Eva Nygårds, curator, Johan Sjöström, curator at the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden



Petr Dlouhy, Co-ordinator at Cross Attic Praha and Zizkovska Noc Festival, Czech Republic

Yael Sherill, Art Director of the b_tour festival Berlin, Germany

Alexandra-Lucia Bacanu, playwright at #Reactor Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Itzik Giuli, Art Director of the Israel Festival in Jerusalem, Izrael

Auguste Rumbutyte, Culture Projects Co-ordinator at the Drama Theatre in Klaipeda, International Festival Program Organizer, Lithuania

Vidas Bizunevičius, Culture Projects Co-ordinator, Kristina Savickienë, Art Director, Agnë Pulokaitë, Culture Projects Co-ordinator at the National Drama Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania 

Mark Russell, founder of the Under the Radar Festival in New York, USA

Ioana-Claudia Maior, works for the Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania

Luisa Hedo, Arts Co-ordinator of Festival de Otoño a Primavera in Madrid, Spain

Rong Li, independent theatre producer, USA

Emily Mendelsohn, independent theatre director, USA

Rachel Jendrzejewski, independent experimental writer on theatre and dance, USA

Amanda Andrei, independent writer, USA

Matthew McCray, Art Director of the Son of Semele Ensemble, Los Angeles, USA

Stephanie Swirsky, independent playwright, USA



Peter Barakan, DJ and radio journalist, author of the Barakan Beat shows on InterFM radio and Weekend Sunshine on NHK FM, works for NHK World, Japan

Simon Broughton, editor of the Songlines magazine, UK

Erol Gumuskaya, head of the Turquoise Production, co-founder and Programming Director of the Arta'Sacra festival in Lyon, France 



Jesper Andersen, Programming Director at Cinematheque/Danish Film Institute, Denmark

Raymond Phathanavirangoon, film producer and curator of the Bogota International Film Festival programme, member of the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum and the awarding organization of the Asian Film Awards

Paulina Gradkowska

Head of the Study Visits, Internships and Residences Department

phone: +48 22 44 76 103
Published at: 2016.08.23 14:35
Updated at: 2019.10.30 12:19
Author: Karolina Babij
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