FOUNDATION CZAR(T) KRZYWOGOŃCA — giving access to culture and art in rural areas, and celebrating interculturality!
The czAR(T) Krzywogońca foundation is run in a traditional Bory Tucholskie style complex, providing a space for meetings and creative activities. At the base of all their activities lies the idea of the meeting of representatives of various cultures, nationalities and spheres of interest. The aims of the foundation are: To initiate international artistic exchanges and inter-cultural dialogue — To develop and disseminate artistic and literary creativity, to promote art — To integrate creative, academic and rural communities — To maintain tradition and to develop national, civic and cultural awareness — To develop and disseminate traditional products from Bory Tucholskie — To running activities supporting the development and integration of local communities — To spread and promote ecological values — To level the playing field in education and access to culture and art in rural areas — To build an open civil society and support democratic ideals. Thus, czAR(T) Krzywogońca hosts many exciting events throughout the year, including poetry writing, granting financial support for books publishing, and hosting a writer-in-residence program and residential translation workshops. It is a place where writers, artists, and the public come together. They also organise many events that are geared towards promotion of local and regional culture. The foundation is chaired by a very experienced project manager, Ms. Grazyna Wojcieszko. She is a graduate of Literary-Artistic Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. With an MA in computer sciences from the French universities Paris-Sud and Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, she was employed by the European Commission in Brussels managing scientific research projects.
Staff members: 1-5
Expertise: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities
Target groups: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities & cultural mediation — Artistic activities — Community & civic activities — Local / regional / national projects — Event management — Artistic creation / production — Distribution of grants / scholarships
Fields of work: Amateur art — Development of alternative / non-conventional / innovative art practices — Intangible cultural heritage: folk culture, traditions, etc. — Literature books and reading (Creative Writing, Publishing, Translation)
Topics of work: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities / migration & refugees — Fighting discrimination/stereotypes, inclusion, social cohesion & community development — Intergenerational relations & ageing — Participation / audience engagement — Impact of cultural activities — Territorial development on local and regional levels — European citizenship and identity — Internationalisation and mobility
Priorities for the network: "Going European", in particular: Learning from peers and share experiences at an international level — Acquiring new skills and competences that are useful for their professional development — Creating partnerships and cooperation with cultural centres from different countries and work towards international solidarity and empowerment in the cultural field