CONTACT: Address ul. Królewska 94, 30-079 Kraków  Poland
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The Foundation of Disabled People's Art has been established in 1991 and began an official life in Krakow to support all sorts of creativity among disabled, both amateur and professional.
Wojciech Tatarczuch, a journalist very involved in such an activity was the main author of the Foundation programme. 

In the field of the Foundation's activities is several thousand disabled people in entire Poland, not counting the audience of artistic events and readers of publications.

In 2006 the Pro Publico Bono Contest Foudation*) awarded the Foundation the first prize in the category of Culture and National Heritage for the idea and successful organization of nine editions of the International Biennial of Disabled People's Fine Arts. The Biennial appears as a specific event. High level of presented works and almost global reach, found the universal recognition. At the end of 2016 already fourteenth has been held.

But besides this cyclical event an everyday job is also important:
- over 700 individual and collective exhibitions,
- opening in 1999 the art gallery "Stańczyk" which appears as a multi-functional centre (in spite of too low area),
- organization of annual, all-Polish literary competitions,
- editorial and publishing activity: artistic quarterly “In Word and Shape”, books, information folders, postcards, catalogues, posters, calendars etc,
- art-therapy and education – at  this scope a Study of the Art Knowledge was organised together with the Krakow Technical University for people with disabilities  (163 graduates obtained the certificates).
- fine arts and literary workshops, the open airs - in it  an exceptional  international "underground open air” organised together with the Museum of Krakow Salt Works in Wieliczka,
- a dozen or so premieres and many performances in the country and abroad given by the theatre troupe "Stańczyk",
- Information Cultural Centre for the handicapped at the Gallery "Stańczyk",
- the cooperation with related non-government organizations at home and abroad.

*) The Pro Publico Bono Contest Foundation was created, whose initiators were: Jan Nowak-Jeziorański and laureates of the jubilee contest, Izabela Dzieduszycka and Krzysztof Pawłowski. Prof. Andrzej Zoll, the Polish Ombudsman who due  to his statutory duties was particularly obliged to supporting civic societies, joined the initiative. Polish-American Freedom Foundation is the main sponsor of the awards in the contest. The Foundation's Committee is created by: prof. Jerzy Buzek – the chairman of the Foundation's Committee, Ms. Agnieszka Bogucka, Ms. Izabela Dzieduszycka, famous composer - prof. Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Mr. Jerzy KoĽmiński, dr. Krzysztof Pawłowskki, prof. Andrzej Stelmachowski, prof. Andrzej Zoll, untill January 2006 in the Foundation's Committee outstanding poet - sat rev. Jan Twardowski.


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