Open call to the Neighbourly Academy! >

We are opening the Neighbourly Academy – a space for creators interested in working with migrant communities.

Deadline for applications is 9 September 2018!
The list of accepted candidates will be published on: 14 September 2018
The first meeting: 22 and 23 September 2018
The Finale: 15 and 16 December 2018

For six years, Strefa WolnoSłowa has been organising art events and workshops at the juncture of art and social intervention. We are a foundation which unites amateurs and professionals of diverse cultural backgrounds. This time, we would like to invite 10 people to participate in the four-month Neighbourly Academy which provides training in the area of the design and the organisation of cultural and art events engaging local communities, migrants, refugees. The workshop meetings will be focused on the themes of the participatory art, team work, planning of the cultural projects leading to a social change. The Academy Finale will include a range of events combining theater, performance, and new media. The events will be prepared by the participants of the project under the supervision of the curator.

Workshops in range of the Academy will be run by.: Agnieszka Różyńska (curator and cultural manager, working in Poznań, between all for Festival Generator Malta, Teatr Ósmego Dnia, Centrum Rezydencji Teatralnej Scena Robocza), Krzysztof Łukomski (professor at UAP, art curator, ideator of exhibitons and educational programs), Alicja Borkowska (director, cultural animator, founder of the Strefa WolnoSłowa foundation), Iza Kaszyńska and Michał Mioduszewski (creators of Park Rzeźby in Bródno district), Jaśmina Wójcik and Igor Stokfiszewski (artist and researcher- creators of the Fabryka.Ursus 2014 project), Grzegorz Laszuk (grafic designer, director, lider of Komuna//Warszawa).

The Academy is open especially to artists at the beginning of their creative career but also to people who would like to try their hand at running an art project which engages a community. Everyone is welcome to send an application – regardless of age, gender, origin, religion, or the command of the Polish language. The application form may be filled out in Polish or in English, but the workshops will be held in Polish.

The applications are accepted until 9 September. The list of candidates admitted to the Academy will be announced on 14 September.


All events will take place at Stół Powszechny – a workshop space shared by Strefa WolnoSłowa and the Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw.


Partners: Teatr Powszechny im. Zygmunta Hübnera, Centrum Rezydencji Teatralnej Scena Robocza

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The Academy is co-funded by the Warsaw Municipality.