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Scientific research on neglected areas of Polish music and dance.


The programme is addressed to Polish and foreign researchers who want to carry out scientific research on neglected and overlooked areas of Polish music or dance in Poland and abroad. Subjects are declared to the Institute directly by the researchers applying to the programme and the effects of their work (musicological works, catalogues of artistic works, databases, reconstructed compositions, sources studies, etc.) will be transmitted to the Institute for further publication.

The readiness to take part in the programme is declared to the Institute directly by the researcher or the group of researchers (maximum: 3 people).

Twenty-five percent of the 2015/16 edition’s budget shall be earmarked for research devoted to the life and work of Michał Kleofas Ogiński, the history of the genre and the practice of playing and dancing the polonaise, as well as the history of the Podhale bagpipe, its construction and method of playing. If they are not used for the original purpose, the funds shall be used to support other projects submitted.

The 5th edition of the programme is held from 1 October 2015 to 31 July 2016. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 May 2015 and the deadline for submission of works (research outputs) is 31 July 2016.

Signed applications with attachments should be sent to the Institute to the following address: Instytut Muzyki i Tańca, ul. Fredry 8, 00-097 Warszawa, with the note on the envelope: Wniosek do programu Muzyczne białe plamy [Application to the Programme “Blank Pages of Music”] on or before 31 May 2015 (the commission will look at the stamp date) as well as by e-mail (a scan of a signed application and of Annex A) to on 31 May 2015 at the latest.


100 000 PLN


Andrzej Kosowski – Director of Institute of Music and Dance
Joanna Szymajda – Deputy Director of Institute of Music and Dance


Programme launched.

Programme launched, during 4th edition. From a 30 applications The Selection Board has chosen 9 projects to be carried out in the 5th Edition of the Programme (8 July 2015)