The East of Culture

The National Centre for Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The East of Culture is a series of festivals organised in Rzeszow, Lublin and Bialystok, the aim of which is cultural cooperation between the cities of Eastern Poland and the Eastern Partnership countries.
The idea behind the project is to discover together what is unique in each culture and to exchange artistic experiences. It is the largest undertaking of this kind in Poland, which combines the activities of three cities into a coherent project.
The East of Culture are three festivals:

East of Culture - European Stadium of Culture in Rzeszow
East of Culture - Other Sounds of Art&Music Festival in Lublin
East of Culture - Another Dimension in Bialystok

The programme of the festivals is based primarily on initiatives by local cultural operators and artists, the exchange of projects between cities, and cooperation with artists from Eastern Partnership countries.
Each of the festivals has its own dynamics and programme, but they all share a common mission - to create the highest quality cultural offer.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The audience of festivals in the framework of East Culture in 2016-2019 years was 488 thousand people.
This project covered 527 different cultural events in the 2016-2019 years

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

In the 20114-2019 years, the participation of the National Centre for Culture in the budget of the festival was 1 million USD.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
The City Lublin
Public Sector
The City Białystok
Public Sector
The City Rzeszów
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: