"Kolberg 2014 - Promesa" – results of the call for proposals

11 December, 2013

The results of the call for proposals for grants under the ministerial programme “Kolberg 2014 – Promesa” were published on 11 December 2013 by Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The programme’s operator is the Institute of Music and Dance (IMIT) in Warsaw.

443 proposals had been submitted in response to the call. Following the culture minister’s decision, 48 were awarded funding in the total amount of 2 million Polish zloty. Full list of proposals that were awarded or refused funding, or rejected for formal reasons may be found at the website of the Polish culture ministry www.mkidn.gov.pl -> Programy Ministra / Kolberg 2014 – Promesa and the website of IMIT www.imit.org.pl -> Programy / Programy Ministra / Kolberg 2014 – Promesa.

Proposals that were refused funding but scored at least 50 points in the evaluation process are eligible for reconsideration: appropriate requests must be submitted on or before 21 December 2013 via the EBOI system (https://esp.mkidn.gov.pl/).

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.