“Art Spaces” is a program run by the Theater Institute in Warsaw. Zbigniew Raszewski and the National Conservatory of Music and Dance are under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports. Thanks to it, it is possible to promote artists and art groups that are not officially associated with large institutions. It is based on the support of the cultural centers that already exist, which are destined to become multidisciplinary centers nationwide. Anna Kulikowska writes in the portal bialystokonline.pl.
The program also aims to increase the participation of dance in culture, increase artistic and cultural identity, and accelerate the development of cultural tourism in the region.
In Podlaskie Voivodeship, since September of this year, the operator of “Art Space” is the Podlasie Opera, the Philharmonic Orchestra – the Center for European Art in Białystok and the Podlai Dance Association.
– I have said many times that I will strive to make Białystok the capital of dance. In the commercial media it was believed that they could dance in Białystok. However, there has always been a lack of institutions that would promote dance professionally, encourage people to dance and talk about the history of dance. I would like to thank the director, Violetta Bilica, and the chair, Karolina Garbasic, for the fact that we have succeeded in concluding this agreement with the Ministry of Culture, and that this money will go to the Podlaskie Voivodeship. And we will be able to launch this project – said Marshal Artur Kosicki. – We missed one element which is modern dance. We will not only educate this project but also encourage people to dance. It’s a form of taking care of your physical condition, a way of life, which I could see in the past.
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