Institutions

Krakow is the headquarters of the Book Institute, the most important national institution dealing with the promotion of Polish literature in the world and supporting national literacy programmes, established in 2004. The Polish Writers’ Union, the Polish Writers’ Association, the Polish Academy of Sciences – an independent scientific institution serving the development of science, its promotion, integration, and dissemination – and the Polish Academy of Learning, as well as countless non-governmental organisations, associations, and foundations supporting literary initiatives, and industries related to books and the promotion of literature in everyday life also operate here. Krakow is also home to editorial offices of over a dozen newspapers, periodicals, and literary magazines, some of which – such as Tygodnik Powszechny, the Znak monthly, Dekada Literacka or the trilingual Radar – are an invaluable forum for popularising literature in the entire country. The editorial staff of these magazines actively join in the organisation of literary festivals and meetings, as well as literary criticism and publishing activity. Krakow is also the largest and the most important theatre centre in Poland, boasting both stages of centuries-old tradition and the youngest ones.

The Book Institute

On December 1, 2003, the Book Institute was established in Krakow. It is a national cultural institution whose main aim...

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Villa Decius

The historical complex of Villa Decius, a Renaissance palace of Alsatian diplomat Justus Ludwik Decjusz (also Jost Ludwig Dietz), who...

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The Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation

The main purpose of the activity of the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation, which was founded in 2002, is to develop and...

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The ZNACZY SIĘ New Art Foundation

The ZNACZY SIĘ New Art Foundation operates around the book as a unique work of art. It is interested in...

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The Wisława Szymborska Foundation

The Wisława Szymborska Foundation is an organisation established from Wisława Szymborska’s will in April 2012. The foundation takes care of...

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Korporacja Ha!art

The Korporacja Ha!art Foundation was established in 2004 by Piotr Marecki and Jan Sowa. The Foundation is the publisher of...

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International Cultural Centre

The activity of the International Cultural Centre focuses on a multidimensional approach to cultural heritage. The ICC’s interests include promoting...

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The Malopolska Institute of Culture

The Małopolska Institute of Culture (MIC) is a  municipal government cultural institution of the Lesser Poland (Małopolska) Region established as...

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The Cervantes Institute

The Cervantes Institute is a Spanish national institution established in 1991 in order to propagate and teach Spanish and promote...

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The Goethe Institute

The Goethe-Institut in Krakow organises and supports a wide array of cultural events in order to promote dialogue and the...

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The Nuremberg House

The official agreement on the partnership between Krakow and Nuremberg was concluded in the late 1970s, and in 1996, the...

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The Jerzy Turowicz Foundation

The foundation’s main tasks include taking care of the legacy of Jerzy Turowicz and commemorating him. Equally important to its...

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The Polish Writers’ Association – the Krakow Branch

The Polish Writers’ Association’s tradition refers to the tradition of the Trade Union of Polish Writers established in 1920 from...

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Cricoteka

The refurbishment of buildings of the Podgórska Power Plant and the construction of a new building at Nadwiślańska Street in...

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The UNESCO Chair for Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication

The UNESCO Chair for Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication was established in July 2002 at the Faculty of Philology of...

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Postgraduate Studies for Literary Translators at Jagiellonian University

Postgraduate Studies for Literary Translators at Jagiellonian University are available to graduates of master’s or bachelor’s level studies in any...

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Śródmiejski Ośrodek Kultury [Krakow downtown community centre]

Śródmiejski Ośrodek Kultury [Krakow Downtown Community Centre] is situated at Mały Rynek (Small Market Square). Its aim is to promote...

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The Liternet Foundation

The Liternet Foundation deals with the promotion of literature on the Internet and making new technological spaces available for literature...

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The Rozdzielczość Chleba Publishing Hub

The Rozdzielczość Chleba Publishing Hub is an online publishing house that makes it a point of honour to pump fresh...

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Free Male Writers. Free Female Writers

The Free Male Writers. Free Female Writers social campaign aims at encouraging the society to read the works available in...

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The NADwyraz Foundation

The Foundation was established to support activities in the field of literature and culture, initiate them, and join programmes and...

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OKO

OKO Promotional Agency

Existing since 2000, the OKO Promotional Agency specialises in the organisation and promotion of literary events in Krakow and throughout...

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The Knightly Bibliophilic Order with the Chapter of the Order of the White Raven in Krakow

The Knightly Bibliophilic Order with the Chapter of the Order of the White Raven in Krakow began its activity on...

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The City of Literature Foundation

The City of Literature Foundation is committed to multi-faceted operations in the field of promotion of culture and literature, supporting...

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