Gaude Polonia - a scholarship programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland

Where
Poland
When
2020
Who
The National Centre For Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Gaude Polonia is a scholarship programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage intended for creators of culture and translators of Polish literature before age 40.
They are coming from Central European countries, mostly Belarus and Ukraine, who work in the following fields: film, photography, conservation of art and architecture, literature/translation, music, visual arts, theatre, art criticism. A six-month stay in Poland is to enable holders to become familiar with Polish culture and to improve their creative skills under the guidance of renowned artists and institutions in major centres of Polish culture.
The Gaude Polonia scholarship program is addressed to the following creative environments:
filmmakers,
photographers,
historians and critics of film, music, art and theatre,
art conservators,
writers/interpreters from Polish literature,
Museum workers,
musicians,
visual artists,
theater artists,
Areas:
film,
a photograph,
history and criticism of film, music, art, theatre,
conservation of works of art,
literature/translation,
museums,
music,
visual arts,
theater.
Preferences:
age up to 40 years (45 in justified cases),
Candidates should demonstrate significant achievements in their areas of work.
Formal criteria:
nationality and permanent place of residence in Belarus, Ukraine or any other country in Central and Eastern Europe,
full tertiary education,
-knowledge of the Polish language to the extent enabling basic communication.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

199 candidates received a scholarship in 2016-2019.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

2 444 148,93 USD

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO