Our organisation prides itself on bringing together a number of Polish and Scottish groups to work towards the aim of spreading Polish Culture for the enjoyment of everyone in Scotland. From the beginning, the Polish Art Europe project has been under the patronage of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh.
It has also been supported by influential people in the art world in Scotland.
David Petterson from the Edinburgh City Art Centre and Jeremy Howard (famous historian and the author of "East European Art 1650-1950"), were supporters from the start, not to mention the legendary Richard Demarco, thanks to whom we exhibited at the Demarco Roxy Art House.
We cooperate closely with Kombinat Kultury and European Art Gardens from Zielona
Gora in Poland and also with Europa, Europa Gallery, which brings together many European galleries to organise exhibitions. We also cannot forget to mention the support of the Scottish Polish Cultural Association based in Edinburgh. The portal www.edinburgh.com.pl has used its website to publicised Polish Art Europe from the beginning and offered further media support.
We hope that this list of collaborators will be longer with every new edition of this catalogue.
There are a number of creative Polish in Scotland working in the fields of visual arts, music, film and theatre and channelling their experiences of living in Scotland into works of art. It is important to present their work, as well as the best of culture from Poland, to wider Scottish audiences to stimulate mutual understanding, interest and support and build strong, cohesive and diverse communities.
We truly believe that Polish Art Europe will develop and widen the range of audiences that will visit our events with time.
Every individual and every organisation willing to take a part in our activities or support us is welcome. Everybody has something to offer, something that may enrich or support Polish Art Europe.
- Artists – accredited artists as well as emerging talents to share their artistic work with others
- Galleries – we are always looking for arts spaces
- Various companies or institutions – money or products, which will help us to organise events to the highest standards
- People – can offer their ideas, time and help.
- Communities – they are the recipients of our activities, without them PAE would have never be established.
EVERYBODY IS MORE THAN WELCOME