AFS 2022 70 Years-On Thinking Group

Robert Piaskowski

Plenipotentiary of the Mayor of Krakow for Culture

Speaker - Festivals & environmental sustainability workshop on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 | 14.00-16.00

Robert Piaskowski, cultural manager, educator, sociologist and diplomat. Associated with the Krakow Festival Office from 2004. He was responsible for the most important international festivals in Krakow, including Misteria Paschalia, Opera Rara, Sacrum Profanum, ICE Classic series, Conrad Festival and Miłosz Festival. He was responsible for the film policy of Krakow, supervising the activities of the Krakow Film Commission as well as literary programme of Krakow, as a UNESCO City of Literature. Artistic director of the Krakow Film Music Festival. As a member of the Convention for the Cultural Development Strategy for Krakow, he took part in the preparation of the Programme for the Development of Culture in Krakow until 2030.

He was responsible for the process of applying for the title of a UNESCO creative city of literature. Currently the Plenipotentiary for Culture of the Mayor of the City of Krakow,  and as a member of the Convention for the Cultural Development Strategy for Krakow he represents the Mayor of Krakow in strategic areas of culture, international cooperation networks acting on the field of culture, heritage and creativity including the OWHC, ICORN, the Festival Cities Network, EFA, UCCN.

He is a member of the programming councils of the Krakow Museum, the Wawel Royal Castle Museum, the National Museum, among others. He is a member of the Villa Decius Association, the City of Literature Foundation and the Society of Lovers of Krakow Monuments and History. He is a lecturer at the Jagiellonian University, the AGH University of Science and Technology.

Robert Piaskowski