The organizers


Krzysztof Siwczyk

Artistic Director of the Miłosz Festival

Olga Brzezińska

Programme Director of the Miłosz Festival

Izabela Helbin

Executive Director of the Miłosz Festival

Oliwia Fryc

Executive Coordinator of the Miłosz Festival

Elżbieta Foltyniak

Coordinator of the OFF StREAM of the Miłosz Festival


The Krakow Festival Office is a leading Polish institution which organises the most important cultural events in Poland and in Europe. The KBF is behind the largest Krakow festivals, spectacular shows, as well as musical, theatrical, film, fine arts and literary events famous throughout Poland and Europe. It is one of the most active Polish public life institutions. The Office organises the prestigious musical Festivals Misteria Paschalia, Sacrum Profanum, Opera Rara and the Krakow Film Music Festival, as well as literary events – the Miłosz and Conrad Festivals. The Office is also the promoter of such cultural projects as the International Independent Cinema Festival NETIA OFF CAMERA and the ICE Classic cycle. The Krakow Festival Office is also the publisher of Karnet magazine, operator of the ICE Kraków Congress Centre and the Krakow Film Commission. The operational strategy of the Office also includes interdisciplinary projects associated with the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature programme. Moreover, the Office manages the InfoKraków Tourist Information Network and runs web portals such as and Kids in Krakow. The work of the Krakow Festival Office also includes initiatives for the development of creative industries (the Festival Cities Network), cultural and business tourism, the meetings industry (the Krakow Network initiative) and leisure time industry.

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The aim of the City of Literature Foundation is to conduct multifaceted activity in the field of promotion of culture and literature while supporting the city’s strategy in connection with the obtaining of the prestigious title of UNESCO City of Literature by Krakow. The Foundation acts in an interdisciplinary and multidimensional fashion by implementing breakthrough projects for the integration of literary life, strengthening links between literature and new technologies and media, creating readers’ attitudes and practices, reinforcing literary events, supporting book industries, making literature present in urban space, developing cultural and literary education, building connections between literature and human rights and intensifying co-operation within the network of UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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