Outdoor festivals in Lublin: what have we achieved, what can we still do?

A conference focused on the research report concerning festivals organized by Workshops of Culture in Lublin – Night of Culture, East of Culture – Different Sounds, Carnaval Sztukmistrzów and the Jagiellonian Fair.

When: 1 February 2018 (Thursday), 9:30-14:15

Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 5a, auditorium – 2ndfloor

Registration: The number of places is limited. Registrations are processed in the order they are received. Please register using our online form (Polish language only). All registered users will receive the printed copy of the report.

Even though the largest festivals in Lublin have been organized for many years, it is only in 2017 that they have become the subject of thorough research. The project called “Wpływ lubelskich festiwali plenerowych na rozwój gospodarczy i społeczny Lublina” (English: The influence of Lublin’s outdoor festivals on Lublin’s socio-economic development) has resulted in a comprehensive and in-depth study about the four well-known and liked events: Night of Culture, East of Culture – Different Sounds, Carnaval Sztukmistrzów and the Jagiellonian Fair.  The results of the research clearly indicate that these events are very successful – not just in terms of the number of visitors but also in terms of strengthening the city’s image among Lubliners and in Poland, creating a demand for various products or services or keeping a high level of organization and artistic quality.  

The conference at Workshops of Culture will be an opportunity to summarise the 10-year-long history of Lublin’s festivals and to consider their future and significance for Lublin. The research team will present the most important conclusions and results of the research. They will become the point of reference for presentations by renowned experts and researchers who will present their comments and recommendations for Lublin.

This conference is addressed to anyone interested in broadly defined development of Lublin – artists, animators and culture managers, scientists and researchers, activists, officials, journalists, entrepreneurs, residents. Earlier registration is required (only then you can receive a free copy of the research report. The report is in Polish).


9:30 – 10:00 | Registration

10:00 – 10:15 | Opening / Welcome

10:15 – 11:00 | The presentation of key conclusions from the report, open Q&A – dr. Aleksandra Kołtun, prof. Marcin Lipowski

11:00 – 12:20 | Presentations by experts, open Q&A – Edwin Bendyk (“Polityka” weekly magazine), prof. Tomasz Szlendak (Institute of Sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń), prof. Magdalena Sobocińska (Marketing Institute, Wrocław University of Economics), prof. Krystyna Mazurek- Łopacińska (Marketing Institute, Wrocław University of Economics).

12:20 – 12:45 | Break

12:45 – 13:45 | Presentations by experts, open Q&A – Agata Etmanowicz (Fundacja Impact), Tamara Kamińska (Katowice – City of Gardens Cultural Institution), prof. Jan Pomorski ( E-Humanities Research and Implementation Centre, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University)

13:45 – 14:15 | Q&A for experts and researchers and conclusion

Organizers: Workshops of Culture in Lublin

The research project has been funded by the Ministry of Culture and Cultural Heritage