WORKSHOP FOR INTEGRATION
WITH AFRICAN ARTS AND CULTURE SOPOT
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HON. JAN KOZŁOWSKI
Eastern European and African states are very far apart in a geographical
There is not much common history either; most countries in Eastern Europe
never had colonies in the African Continent and with the exception of
Mr. Kapu¶ciński not a single Polish scientist or scholar has significantly
contributed into the research of this remote continent.
In addition no mass emigration processes have taken place between the
two regions.Poland is no exception in this context. Since there are
few African embassies or cultural centers in Poland,
the Pomeranian Workshop "One World"
is trying to take up the initiative to introduce the Polish Society
to the diverse cultures of the African Continent.
Poland building an open society and the process of globalisation becoming
more intense in every corner of the world, geographical distances lose
their importance. Thus, arts and culture of the previously remote continet
may serve not only as educational material but also find it’s own place
with the local audience and arts, as it happened in Western Europe.
encourage tolerance among youths of different races,
To change absolute stereotypes,
To promote cultural diversity,
To introduce the living African Culture to the Polish audience,
Conducting of Plastic arts lessons for youths and children.
of the works of artists: painters, poets, writers, sculpturers, musicians,
Organization of workshops on African drumming and Afro-dance,
of workshops on construction of African musical instruments,
Promotion of arts and sports,
Invitation of prominent African artists, musicians, dancers, singers,
actors, directors and writers to Poland and vise-veser,
Providing of opportunity for major Polish arts critics to diversify
their works on world arts.
Organization of outdoor workshoop in Africa and Poland for Polish and