The plans for the coming months, which may not be easy for the artists, are devoted to meeting the city authorities with the directors of the Calis cultural institutions. It happened in a new place on the cultural map of Kalisz – Rogatka Culture Accelerator.
President Christian Kinastovsky, Vice-President Grzigors Kollawenk and Gracina Dzidziak – Head of the Department of Culture, Arts, Sports and Tourism met with directors of cultural institutions. The meeting was attended by: Joanna Dodec, Gallery Manager. Jan Tarasin Piotr Bigura, Director of the Water Tower Art Culture Center; Paweł Kotla, President of the Kalisz Philharmonic; Robert Kuchinsky, director of the Adam Asnick Municipal Public Library in Kalisz.
Former Chinese Center
The Culture Accelerator was built after a thorough renovation in the historic Rogatca Hall. Previously, it was a Chinese shopping center. After the restrictions are lifted, the facility will be a new place on the cultural map of Kalisz. It will primarily cater to NGOs and the art enthusiast movement.
– This is to be a space for un-established public benefit organizations. The space will be divided into an audiovisual room with a movable theater, locker rooms, dark room and exhibition area. It will be possible to organize workshops there, and a ceramic hob will be installed. I hope it is a place for meeting and conversation – Piotr Bigora, the director of the water tower, explained to us.
The property will be available in the afternoons and evenings from Tuesday to Sunday. It will become a home for amateur artists who want to present their work to a wider audience, practice or develop their passions. Concerts, performances, exhibitions, artistic workshops and music meetings will be held here.
Investment backed by European Union funds
The investment was implemented within the framework of the “Kalisz – revitalization cycle” project, co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Wielkopolska Regional Operational Program for the period 2014-2020. The value of the mission is 3.14 million PLN.
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