Grupa dzieci i mam bawi się na jednym z ogrodów działkowych. Dzieciaki trzymają między sobą kolorową płachtę, którą podrzucają do góry kolorowe piłeczki. Widać, że zabawa sprawia wszystkim bardzo dużo radości

Events for everyone

Events are the broadest area of our activity. See what we have planned!

Our programme consists of events that will be the result of the Institute’s experimental profile, and at the same time will serve an opportunity to test in action unconventional, fresh ideas for the spreading of culture.   

Here, we will also put into practice the ideas and concepts developed in other areas of our activity. In the WIoC calendar, you will find proposals for all age groups and events on a smaller, local scale, but also those with a nationwide scope. Some of the projects in this area are already well known to you and have become part of the Wrocław landscape – others will be created by observing and analysing the cultural and social landscape. These events are intended to respond to the challenges and needs of the dynamically changing situation around us. 

The main spaces where the Institute’s activities will be carried out are our flagship venues: Barbara and Reception. The former – a cult milk-bar in the mid-twentieth, now a club café in the heart of the city – will remain a place for discussions, lectures, meetings and workshops exploring various cultural niches. Reception, on the other hand, will be a space for musical experiments and exhibitions presenting the work of young artists and designers. It will also remain the heart of networking between neighbouring organisations in the neon-lit Ruska 46 courtyard.  

Jedno z czytań Europejskiej Nocy Literatury na Karłowicach. Gdzie ENL pojawi się tym razem? Przekonamy się wkrótce. Fot. Jerzy Wypych –

We will also strengthen neighbourly ties outside the courtyard by, among other things, organising local projects as part of Microgrants and neighbourhood walks discovering unknown nooks and crannies of the city, far away from the centre. Many of our projects are inspired in one way or another by Wrocław itself: we want to go out into the urban space with culture, rediscover it and enjoy the local specificity of Wrocław’s districts. During our annual reading celebration, European Night of Literature, once again we will invite you not only to listen to excerpts of the best European prose, but also to visit unusual and inaccessible places in one of Wrocław’s districts.  

You can read about Wrocław cultural events – both those for which the Institute is responsible and dozens of others organised in our city – in “Wrocław Cultural Guide” published by us. Soon we will present you this free magazine in a completely new edition.   

Meet the artists of “Whose voices are heard?” residency project! 

We are pleased to announce that by the decision of the committee consisting of representatives of the Wrocław Institute of Culture and representatives of Norwegian partners from Hvitsten Salong and Safemuse in Oslo, we invite to participate in the residency exchange “Whose voices are heard?” 12 minority artist living in Poland and Norway.


Culture of Mobility 2023: meet the beneficients of this year’s supporting program!

Exhibition in Boston, a performance during the foodculture days art biennial in Switzerland, the realisation of costumes with glass elements for a Vivian Fredrich dance show in Barcelona – these are just a part of the projects that will be supported by the local Culture of Mobility grant fund! Check out foreign initiatives that will be realised by the winners of this year’s call.


Culture of Mobility 2023 call for entries has started! 

Are you planning to participate in an independent art fair, a creative workshop, or maybe you are going to join a scientific conference or an art review? Are you considering a study stay or a trip to your dream artistic residency? Apply for a small fund supporting trips of local artists abroad and get funding for your trip in the Culture od Mobility open call!