Paweł Potoroczyn nominated for the MocArt 2010 award in the Man of the Year category for "the invention and organization of POLSKA! YEAR".
The MocArt award has been organized by radio RMF Classic for the first time. Therefore, we are even more honored to have director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute among the first edition's nominees. Other "Man of the Year" nominees include: Magdalena Sroka, Leszek Możdżer, Jerzy Skolimowski and Kayah. Winners of the MocArt2010 award will be selected by listeners and internet users. Voting starts today on the station's website at http://www.rmfclassic.pl/mocarty-2010.
This year marks the first edition of the MocArt award with four categories: Man of the Year, Event of the Year, Film Score of the Year and Product of the Year. The winners will be announced during gala night at the Sobański's Palace in Warsaw on March 23.
POLSKA! YEAR - Polish Year in Great Britain 2009/2010 coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute is a project spanning more than a year, designed to show present the most interesting achievements in Polish culture and works of the best Polish artists.
In 2009 the British press wrote about us: „Polska Year has a lot to teach us" (The Guardian), „a festival like the Polska! Year (...) in Great Britain is a major contribution to broadening the knowledge of various trends of Polish culture" (Financial Times).
We are hoping that we have managed to accomplish the task. The POLSKA! YEAR included nearly 260 projects: 70 exhibitions, 80 concerts, 33 festivals, several film festivals, theatre productions, conferences and seminars. The program prepared jointly with our British partners was presented at the most renowned British galleries, concert halls and theatres including the Barbican Centre, Tate Britain, V&A, Cadogan Hall, Southbank Centre. The projects of the program were shown in nearly 30 cities in England, Scottland, North Ireland and Wales, attracting an audience of nearly 3 million. They were warmly welcomed by British media who recognized the artistic value of Polish artists' presentations. Perhaps the most tangible measure of the program's success are new projects and offers of cooperation from leading British cultural institutions, such as Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre and London Jazz festival.
POLSKA! YEAR in the UK 2009-2010 takes place under the patronage of HM The Queen and HE The President of the Republic of Poland.