MARIA APOLEIKA / LIVE PAINTING SESSION
GALWAY CARTOON FESTIVAL 2018
The foundation was inspired by the last two decades of culture in 20th century Lodz, a vibrant city in the heart of Poland. It was established out of respect to the creators and the artists, out of the need to do something, and out of pleasure.
Our main goals are
- promoting culture, art and cultural heritage
- supporting participation in culture
- supporting culture and art education
- developing international cultural cooperation, promoting multi-culturalism and European integration
- promoting regions and their inhabitants
- supporting the development of communities and local populations
We are a non-governmental organisation engaged across various mediums of cultural animation, from thoroughly diagnosing needs and deficits, to applying well-informed methods, aiming to promote culture as well as cultural education. Our actions are based on the concept of releasing and supporting local resources, continuously and over a long period of time, with a goal to creating lasting changes. We organise exhibitions, gatherings, discussions and workshops. We collaborate with other organisations and institutions in supporting initiatives with similar aims.
Girl from Praga (the one in Warsaw). A graduate of Cultural Studies at SWPS University in Warsaw, and Community Development at NUI Galway. Aga is interested in social anthropology and working with migrant communities. She really likes food. She uses it as a tool to express identity and as a starting point for exploration of other cultures.
An anthropologist and culture manager, she graduated from the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Lodz - her home city.
She has been working in culture for over 20 years. Interested in dialogue, especially the cultural and long-term effect of changes. She currently sits on the Galway2020 Board of the European Capital of Culture, works in the legacy subcommittee. Loves animals, collects Polish folk art.
Silesian, graduate of Law and Social Justice at University College Dublin, where she was elected as the first non-Irish President of UCD Students' Union. Member, expert on the European Youth Strategy and third sector activist at the European Economic and Social Committee. Human rights activist and star baker, Joanna speaks fluently in Polish, English and French.