The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM)

Where
Poland
When
2016
Key objectives of the measure:

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM) deserves special mention for its commitment to the objective of "lending permanent credibility to Poland’s role as an essential player in international networks circulating ideas, values and cultural goods of the highest quality."[1] Between 2011 and 2016 the IAM launched and led the I, CULTURE Orchestra project. Its mission has been to advance dialogue between Eastern European and South Caucasus countries in the field of music. For instance, young musicians from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and Armenia played a concert in Kiev in 2015 to celebrate the Independence Day of Ukraine. In 2014 the Institute launched, and continues to lead, the "Wystawiajmy się" ("Let's Go on Show!") project making sure that Polish designers are present on international design festivals and shows. This gives the artists an opportunity to showcase their work as well as to strike up international partnerships. Another Polish undertaking is the Eastern European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) launched by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and based in Lublin. This is an international exchange platform for artists and curators from Central and Eastern Europe. A range of study visits, artist & curator residencies and workshops took place in 2015 as part of the EEPAP. Notable workshops included the dramaturgy workshop of the Theatre Laboratory, held as part of the Desant educational project, attended by 20 young directors, critics and theatre researchers from Ukraine.

 

[1] More on https://iam.pl/en/about-us

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Music
Performing Arts
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Participation