"Kolberg 2014 - Promesa" – list of reconsidered applications announced

8 January, 2014

The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has published a list of reconsidered applications for grants under the “Kolberg 2014 – Promesa” ministerial programme, operated by the Institute of Music and Dance.

From 8 January the list is available at the ministry’s website, www.mkidn.gov.pl (in Finanse/Programy Ministra/Kolberg 2014 – Promesa) and the website of the institute, www.imit.org.pl (in Programy/Programy ministra/Kolberg 2014 – Promesa).

Overall, 443 applications for grants had been submitted in response to a call for proposals and considered by a steering committee appointed by the minister of culture, gathering Jacek Jackowski, Ewa Klekot, Małgorzata Małaszko-Stasiewicz, Jan Pałka and Dorota Ząbkowska. Following the culture minister’s decision, 74 projects worth 3 million Polish zloty in total are going to be implemented under the programme.

The programme Kolberg 2014 – Promesa was launched by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland on 20 August 2013 to mark the bicentenary of Oskar Kolberg. It also aims to underscore the role of tradition as an indispensible element of the contemporary world. It was devised to support projects which would propagate in the widest way possible the achievements of researchers, documentalists and artists of various disciplines who have been focusing in their work on rural and small-town communities, regional and religious groups, as well as ethnic and national minorities. The programme is also meant to raise public awareness with respect to traditional culture and to give rise to such conditions and climate that would foster greater cultural activity among the public.