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More than festivals
More than festivals Prime Kraków festivals, spectacular events for audiences counted in hundreds of thousands, events organised around music, theatre, film, the beaux arts, and literature recognised throughout Poland and Europe – this is what Kraków Festival Office (KBF), one of Poland’s most active public institutions, does today. The operator of the ICE Kraków Congress Centre is the direct inheritor and continuator of the activities and mission of the Kraków 2000 Festival Bureau set up in 1997 to organise a series of events emphasising the role of Kraków in its capacity of the European City of Culture. It was the initiative and effort of the KBF that allowed the inception of such festivals as award-strewn Sacrum Profanum and Misteria Paschalia besides the Kraków Film Music Festival and Grolsch ArtBoom Festival.

Organisational agility and efficiency, and the skill of building from scratch a brand of international recognition for festivals are decisive for the power and prestige of the institution, much like the entire spectrum of activity of the KBF in various fields.

A  natural consequence of such an approach was the expansion of the purely organisational operations of the KBF by adding championing functions in support of development of creative industries, cultural and business tourism, the meetings industry, and leisure time industries. An array of endeavours promoting and disseminating literature, notably Kraków UNESCO City of Literature and Literary Małopolska, the operation of the Krakow Film Commission and Regional Film Fund, assumption of the function of the cultural operator of the Kraków Arena, Poland’s largest and most modern sports and event hall, and management of the vast structure of tourist information under the brand of InfoKraków and ICE Kraków Congress Centre indicate the directions of KBF development initiated in the recent years. It is worth emphasising that these activities continue in strong bond with the environment: many of the initiatives are concerted with appropriate partners, and the consensus thus developed allows further partnership and cooperation. This in turn makes the Kraków Festival Office perceived as the architect of a network bringing together municipal and central institutions, non-governmental organisations, and notably businesses that can in this way keep in touch and communicate on the culture – knowledge – innovation – business platform.
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11 - 07 - 2017
Wrap-up of the EtnoKraków/Crossroads 2017 Festival

The recent, 19th edition of the EtnoKraków/Crossroads 2017 Festival confirmed once again that it is one of top world...
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09 - 07 - 2017
An evening of musical stories to end EtnoKraków

Women's stories: love songs in Yiddish by Ola Bilińska, forgotten music of Warmia and Masuria by Ania Broda, the mysticism of...
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08 - 07 - 2017
The rain did not stop us on the 3rd day of the Festival

Music by Polish artists prevailed on the third day of the Festival. It confirmed the class and the power of our native music....
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07 - 07 - 2017
Instrumental virtuosity at EtnoKraków/Crossroads Festival

The creative ways of presenting traditional Slovak music by Katarina Malikova's ensemble, the inspiring and soothing sound of...
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06 - 07 - 2017
Building bridges on the 1st day of EtnoKraków

Wednesday (5th July) was the first day of the EtnoKraków/Crossroads 2017 Festival. Listeners were enchanted by music...
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