Lublin is a city on the move: inspiring and brimming with positive energy. We would like its future to be grounded in qualitative progress - in building social capital, in taking care of the residents’ wellbeing, in supporting their creativity. Culture is an integral ingredient of the development of Lublin.
Programmatically open and flexible, the Centre for Culture showcases the entire spectrum of artistic endeavours without becoming entrenched in designated, fixed areas of culture. With a view to reaching the widest audiences imaginable as well as in order to live up to the expectations of the city’s residents, the Centre organises and hosts both mainstream and alternative events. The Centre organises theatre, music, and film festivals; the most important ones include Theatre Confrontations, International Dance Theatre Festival, MAAT Festival, Lublin Jazz Festival, and Multicultural Lublin.
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This cultural institution was founded thanks to the grassroots initiative of the residents of the Węglin Północny district and the cooperation of city authorities. The Centre provides an attractive repertoire of artistic education as well as showcasing local talent, promoting creative ways of spending free time, and primarily catering to the needs of the community whose members actively participate in the institution’s programming. The Centre’s educational offer is supplemented by regular presentations of everything that is making a splash in contemporary culture. The Centre is involved in “Districts of Culture”, a programme aimed at increasing the cultural participation of the residents of Lublin’s 27 districts.
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This municipally-funded cultural institution was created through the division of the Centre for Culture in Lublin. Workshops of Culture’s programming is founded upon the principle of “active culture”, upon the practice of creating events that are fine-tuned to the needs of individuals who desire to be actively involved in the city’s cultural life and who are constantly eager to broaden their knowledge. Workshops of Culture cooperates with numerous cultural institutions, both domestic and from outside Poland, in particular those based in Eastern Europe. Since 2013, the Workshops has been one of the institutions implementing the “Districts of Culture” programme, which seeks to activate the residents of Lublin and involve them in cultural activities. Workshops of Culture organises numerous festivals and smallerscale events, which have become a fixture in Lublin’s culturescape. The most important ones include Night of Culture, Jagiellonian Fair, Magicians’ Carnival, the East of Culture, Different Sounds Art’n’Music Festival, and the Solo of a Lifetime Festival.
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The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre is a municipal cultural institution based in Lublin. In its activities, the Centre draws on the symbolic and historical significance of its residence, the Grodzka Gate, also known as the Jewish Gate. The Gate used to be a passage from the Christian to the Jewish part of the city, a meeting place of various cultures, traditions and religions. Initially, the Centre focused on the creation and production of its own stage performances. With time, the artists started to embrace and pursue socially-committed and educational activities, reaching far beyond art. The Oral History Programme (“historia mówiona” - literally “spoken history”), which aims to chronicle and immortalise Lublin residents’ narratives about the past of the city and of Poland, is one of the flagship initiatives of the Centre. Another is Lublin Literary Meetings “The City of Poetry”, a cycle of cultural events aimed at popularising poetry, of which the Centre is the mainspring.
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The Centre is a municipal cultural institution founded in Lublin in October 2008. The Centre stems from the “Muzyka Kresów” Foundation, which since its inception in the early 1990s has been devoted to the research of folk music, to the experiential search for the roots of musical traditions. This passion for delving into the origins of our culture is what drives the Centre, which in turn aims to meet and confront utopias of the twentieth-century avantgarde. By doing so, the Centre intends to produce renewable creative energy resulting from the confluence of the traditional with the modern, from the crosscultural meeting between the voices of yore and the sophistication of contemporary art. “Crossroads” organises such yearly events as the “Codes” Festival of Traditional and Avant-garde Music, “Open City” Festival of Art in Public Space, or “The Oldest Songs of Europe” International Festival.
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Over the years the gallery has remained faithful to its profile first outlined by its former director Andrzej Mroczek. The Gallery focuses on exhibiting classics of contemporary art, promoting artists whose output is typified by thought-provoking engagement with modernity, and searching for universals pertaining to art at large. The Gallery attempts to remain a keen observer of the changes unravelling in the art world as well as to be a tireless participant in cultural life, fully receptive to new trends and aesthetics. To this end, the Gallery deems performance art as equal in importance to regular exhibitions. The Labirynt Gallery is the place in which to discover art and experience an adventure in it. The labyrinth referenced by the Gallery’s name is a metaphor of contemporary art, of persistence in overcoming obstacles and of curiosity about what lies behind the corner.
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The institution is housed in the - second only to Cracow’s own Old Theatre - oldest theatre building in Poland. At present, Lublin’s Old Theatre is home to a diverse range of cultural events: theatre plays, concerts, meetings, debates, and educational initiatives for children. Dynamic, interdisciplinary, educational, and challenging by definition, the Theatre endeavours to disseminate culture, support artistic undertakings, and cultivate cultural education.
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