On May 24th, 2017, the Government of Poland had enacted the Multi-annual Program "Niepodlegla". The Program was established with the sole purpose of bringing together various initiatives that are being orchestrated to commemorate the Centenary Anniversary of Poland Regaining Independence. The commemorations are coordinated by The Office of the "Niepodlegla" Program.
The Multi-annual ,,Niepodlegla" Program is set to support projects for organizing a celebration of regaining independence on a local, regional, national, and international scale.
The main goal of the Multiannual Program is inclusivity. Each of the planned grant programs will promote the participation of citizens in the preparation of celebrations.
The Government Plenipotentiary for the celebration of the Centenary of Regaining Independence of the Republic of Poland - the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage - is responsible for coordinating all actions implemented under the Program.
The Plenipotentiary is supported by the Office of the Niepodlegla Program and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
The subsidy program commemorating the centennial of regaining independence has been divided into three priorities:
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, along with its subordinate institutions, are directly responsible for the support of key national projects which are included directly in the content of the Program. Among those projects are, for example, the initiative of the National Heritage Board of Poland called 100 Monuments of History for the Centenary of Independence or the Centenary of the Avant-garde in Poland developed by the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz.
The Office of the Niepodlegla Program coordinates the grant programs which support local and regional initiatives within the territory of Poland. Also, the Office is responsible for efficient communication and promotion of the Program.
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Instytut Adama Mickiewicza) supervises grants for projects abroad but also organizes its projects beyond the Polish borders.
This presentation of Polish culture of the last century will be based on seven thematic tracks - guiding themes of the projects:
- Ignacy Jan Paderewski. An icon of independence,
- Polish community abroad,
- Polish women,
- The independence generation,
- The avant-garde,
- The working class,
- The spirituality of the independence.
Each of them shows a significant contribution of Poles to the development of Europe and the World.
In the 2017-2019 period the Programme brought the following results:
- 8 million USD in subsidies for local and regional initiatives in Poland
- about 700 local and regional initiatives subsided
- about 6 000 local and regional events organised in Poland
63 million USD allocated for years 2017-2022 in tota18 million USD allocated for subsidies for local and regional initiatives in Poland
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The National Board of Heritage
Art Museum in Łódź