Culture Animation NOW! / TERAZ! Animacja kultury


 This book is the record of what was successful and what failed in the course of the Animator project. It is a guidebook for all those, who now would like to undertake culture animation activities by themselves.

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AUTOR MOTOR ANIMATOR, a new book on culture animation

 AUTOR MOTOR ANIMATOR is a contribution to the discussion on culture animation and culture management and art management in Czech and European contexts.

Go on and read it for discussion – reflections – talks – impulses.

The book has been published by Spolek Richelieu within the ANIMATOR project as a conclusion of the three-part discussion project on the culture animation, culture management, its studies and practice in Czech and European context.

To read more, we publish the pdf version of the book, where the english summary is possible to find at the end.




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Is it possible that the Animator project has reached a conclusion? Reports are compiled, excel spreadsheets unravelled, products distributed, thoughts are gathered, new partnerships formed. This web site is now archived and acts as a ‘live’ documentation of the project as it unfolded.

What is Cultural Animation?



Image: from presentation and performance, Warsaw Breakfast, Pragaby the Studnia ‘O’ with Katedra Kultury at Instytut Teatralny, Aleje Ujazdowskie.

One of the main activities of the Institute of Polish Culture at Warsaw University is to provide training within the framework of Animacja Kultury – Cultural Animation. Our students may be young artists, curators, anthropologists, writers, filmmakers, storytellers, musicians or actors, leaders of any common cultural activities. The goal of this specialisation is to prepare participants for an active role in culture. Culture is here defined as a space for self-realisation, for expression and realisation of values – a living space, which is undergoing constant transformation. To deliver our programmes and enhance our knowledge and experience, the Institute partners with other educational and cultural organisations, alongside practitioners.

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Locally: culture animation / community arts


What are – if any – connections between idea of culture animation and community arts? What are roots of community arts in England and of culture animation in Poland? Who are people belonging to "tribe of active culture"? What could be possible use of etnographic research for culture animation?

We ask these questions – and try to answer some of them – in the book Locally: Culture Animation / Community Arts based on our findings from ANIMUS and ANIMATOR projects.


Full book in Polish (PDF)

Text on etnography and culture animation in English (.doc)