OFAFA Festival of Auteur Animated Film promotes the art of animation in Poland through annual festival. It is organised as a two-day conference with film workshops. The aim of the event is to spread the knowledge about Polish young animated and experimental film. The organisers want to draw attention to the phenomenon
Although Krakow is located over 550 km from the seaside, it is country’s capital of sea song and host of one of the largest festivals of shanty in Europe. Every February, Krakow welcomes artists for the International Sea Song Festival abbreviated to simply Shanties Festival. Top stars of sea songs and shanties come together
Music in Old Krakow is one of the oldest Polish festivals, initiated by the city’s authorities in 1976. Krakow’s cultural traditions create an atmosphere that is particularly conducive to classical music. The festival derives from the golden age of Krakow’s culture, when the city was visited by such artists as Liszt, Brahms, Paderewski
The International Summer Organ Concerts Festival has been organised since 1991 in cooperation with Krakow Academy of Music. Initially, the festival brought together organists from Poland, but over the years it gained a wide international acclaim. The festival’s guests included musicians from Poland, Europe, Japan, Canada, USA and South Africa.
International Festival of Krakow Composers was first organised as a local initiative in 1989. Since 1994, the festival has enjoyed international recognition. Its main aim is to promote and present works of contemporary Krakow composers (from the upper crust of artists and professors, through the most distinctive teachers and performers to the youngest
Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival has its heart in Warsaw but spreads through many Polish cities. It originated in 1997 in Krakow as part of Krakow 2000 – European City of Culture programme and although it was since moved to Warsaw, the music of Ludwig van Beethoven makes a regular comeback
Every year around Easter, Krakow hosts the festival of Renaissance and Baroque music. Misteria Paschalia is a showcase of Krakow’s calendar of cultural events. The festival’s coherent idea and sublime programme have been consequently developed since its first edition in 2004. The festival’s formula is based on the presentation of carefully selected music
Since 1995, every March the Academy of Music in Krakow hosts Bach Days. For a few days, everyone is welcome to come and listen to acclaimed artists’ performances of music of one of the greatest composers of all time – Johann Sebastian Bach. Each year, there is a different leitmotif of the festival.
The integration of visual arts with sound – audio art, is an experimental, postmodern take on music. Through performance and installations, audio art creates a new concept of the source of sound and its performer. Audio art performers use both, very simple and advanced technology in the process of creating and performing.
The largest book fair in Poland takes place every year in Krakow. Each edition brings together publishers, authors, booksellers, translators, librarians and literary enthusiasts. It is an opportunity to meet with favourite writers, make business contacts and encounter the latest literary trends. Since its first edition in 1997, International Book Fair in