Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe
Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe was founded 30 years ago, some months after the Polish – German Reconciliation Mass had been celebrated. 12 November 1989 a holy Mass had been held in Krzyżowa and more than 5000 people attended it, among them the heads of the Polish and the German government, Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Helmut Kohl. Krzyżowa Foundation is a polish nonprofit NGO. Its founders were Poles and Germans, protestant or catholic, who wanted to overcome the division of the european continent, as it had developed after WWII. It was important for them to create a public space, in which european relations could develop based on mutual respect, dialogue and readiness to seek reconciliation.
Fundacja „Krzyżowa” dla Porozumienia Europejskiego
Stiftung Kreisau für Europäische Verständigung
PL- 58-112 Grodziszcze
phone: +48 797 993 695
+(48) 71 344 28 64 wew. 216 lub 212
Culture and Art Centre in Wrocław (OKiS)
Culture and Art Centre in Wrocław (OKiS) is a Cultural Institution of the Lower Silesian Region established in 1973. The main tasks of the Centre include co-creation of the cultural identity of Lower Silesia, integration of creative communities of the border region and promotion of art in all its aspects and forms. Through its extensive promotional and organisational activities, OKiS supports and enriches the cultural landscape of the Lower Silesian region by cultivating its rich history, heritage and tradition.
OKiS’s activities are addressed to a wide, very diverse group of recipients from the entire voivodeship. The institution carries out a number of activities in the field of dissemination of culture and artistic education, promotion of creativity and artists, as well as the culture of the region.
Every year, OKiS organises about 1,000 artistic and cultural events and conducts active exhibitions, publishing, scientific research, documentation and reportage activity. As a co-producer, it supports the organisers of other cultural and artistic events in the region and co-organises cultural and social events in Lower Silesia and outside the region.
Culture and Art Centre in Wrocław is the organiser of regular international art festivals, open-air artistic events, creative workshops, lectures, as well as projects presenting the traditions and activities of Lower Silesians. The Centre is also a publisher of literary publications, artistic monographs, albums and catalogues of artists and a producer of documentaries presenting the history, tradition and culture of the region. OKiS co-publishes the iconic socio-cultural monthly magazine “ODRA” (established in 1961).
The official seat of the Centre is located in a complex of historic tenement houses (Rynek-Ratusz 24), and the FOTO-GEN Gallery run by OKiS is located in the historic House of the Ladies of Trzebnica [in Polish: Dom Panien Trzebnickich] (Bishop Nankier’s Square no. 8]
Culture and Art Centre in Wrocław
Cultural Institution of the Lower Silesia Region
phone: 71 344 28 64 wew. 264 lub 212