Development strategies

The project’s goal is to test the possibility of creating development strategies for cultural centres through the participatory process. We work in three cultural centres in the Mazowieckie voivodeship: in Góra Kalwaria, Milanówek and Nadarzyn. Our aim is to create conditions in which residents will be able to enter dialogue with local administration about the shape of their cultural centre. During consultations and workshops, representatives of the community develop strategies for the activities of local centres. These strategies form basis for the process of working out programme priorities and particular ideas for actions.

Realization of this project also provides a chance to develop a working method, which we believe can be used by other cultural centres.

The Team:

Concept of the project: Marta Białek-Graczyk, Agata Nowotny, Karolina Pluta
Coordinator: Agata Nowotny
Góra Kalwaria team: Karolina Pluta (animateur, municipality supervisor), Łukasz Ostrowski (sociologist), Marta Olejnik (sociologist);
Milanówek team: Marta Białek-Graczyk (animateur), Agnieszka Strzemińska (sociologist, municipality supervisor);
Nadarzyn team: Zuzanna Cichowska (sociologist, intern), Agata Nowotny (sociologist, municipality supervisor), Agata Pietrzyk (animateur);
Realization: 2010-2012
Sponsors: The project is realized thanks to the funds from Stefan Batory Foundation.