Festivalt is a program of performance and visual art that celebrates and investigates the complexities of the contemporary Jewish Polish landscape.  In this, our second year, we offer 7 days of programming from June 24 - 30, 2018, that directly addresses questions of identity, memory, and place here in Krakow. Using Poland as a cultural case study of both wealth and lack in a Jewish context, we will re-activate Jewish spaces with learning, site-specific interventions, theatre, performance art, discussions, photography, and music.

We intentionally schedule our program of events to complement the celebrated Jewish Culture Festival, which draws an international audience. We’ve invited dynamic artists and scholars from Poland and around the world to show new work that captures their unique experiences of Jewishness: old world, new world, backward-looking, forward-looking, centered on objects, sites, relationships, texts, inheritances, the body.

We invite you to join us—to bring your questions, your histories, your voices, to meet ours.

Click here for our 2018 Programme