UK/Poland Season 2025

We are planning a cultural season between the UK and Poland from Spring to Autumn 2025. There will be multi-artform events in both countries. The activities in Poland will be organized by British Council, while those in the UK will be organized by Polish Cultural Institute, and by Adam Mickiewicz Institute. The aims are to invigorate UK-Poland cultural dialogue in addressing global challenges, and to provide opportunities for cultural leaders and the next generation.

The Season will work with diaspora communities, challenge national stereotypes, and support people-to-people connections. It will include performances, exhibitions, public events, delegations and practitioner workshops.

In 2024, as a result of an open call, some 40 British and Polish arts organizations were awarded travel grants to visit each other’s countries and to explore potential collaborations. As a result we have been able to award further production grants to help realise more than half of these. There will be events in nine cities across Poland, including Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Lublin, Lodz, Katowice, Poznan, Wroclaw and Boleslawiec. Likewise, there will be activities in many cities across UK.

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Partnerships supported by the British Council:

Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble & Warsaw Autumn and Hashtag Ensemble

British Ceramics Biennial & The Museum of Ceramics in Bolesławiec

Cryptic Glasgow Ltd & The Other Sounds 

Bradford UK City of Culture 2025 & Foundation for Visual Education (Fundacja Edukacji Wizualnej)

Future Everything & Photon Foundation

Royal College of Art & School of Form

Nowe Horyzonty & Live Cinema UK

Dumbworld & Polish Association for People with Intellectual Disability (PSONI)

Mind the Gap & Theatre 21

The Wapping Project & Museum of Modern Art Warsaw

Avant Art & Capsule Events

Abandon Normal Devices & Ephemera Festival

Scottish Documentary Institute & Polish Docs

BEAF & Śląskie Museum 

Warsaw Museum & Manchester Art Gallery

Europe Beyond Access & ZAMEK Culture Centre in Poznań

The Box Plymouth & Centre for Contemporary Art Łaźnia 

Arebyte & The WRO Art Centre

Body and Mind Foundation & Scottish Dance Theatre

Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi & St Ives/ Tate & the British Council