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Scientific research on neglected areas of Polish music and dance.


The programme is a new version of ‘Blank Pages of Music’, a brainchild of the Institute of Music and Dance addressed to Polish and foreign researchers who plan to conduct research into neglected and obscure areas of Polish music or dance.

The research may cover a broad spectrum of eras and genres, and it may include such areas of study as compositional outputs, artistic achievements, musicological activities, reception of music and dance, history, theory and aesthetics of Polish dance, especially concert dance, as well as the cultural aspects of music and dance in Poland. The end result of the research will be submitted in the written form, e.g. musicological papers, science articles, catalogues of the artists’ complete works, databases, reconstructions of works and critical editions of source materials.

The programme is dedicated to the holders of Master’s degrees with a proven record of research work. The subject of research will be duly submitted by a researcher or a group of researchers (consisting of no more than 3 people).


Announcement from the Director of the Institute of Music and Dance of 10 May 2018 regarding the terms and conditions of submitting applications for the Programme ‘Blank Pages – Music and Dance’ 2018 / 2019

The final deadline for submissions of applications for the 2018 / 2019 edition of the programme is 15 June 2018.

The applications should be sent only in an electronic version (a scanned and signed application form and Annexes a and b should be sent in one PDF file) to on 15 June 2018 at the latest, with a title: Application to the Programme ‘Blank Pages – Music and Dance’.

The commission will select applications on or before 20 July 2018. Afterwards, a list of the projects approved by the commission will be announced on the Institute’s website.

In the event that the budget of the Programme’s 2018 / 2019 edition is not used completely, the Director of the Institute of Music and Dance may arrange a second call for applications at a later date.

The budget of the Programme’s 2018 / 2019 season amounts to PLN 150 000.

The application form can be found on the website of the Institute of Music and Dance: / bookmark: programmes.


Persons responsible for the implementation of the Programme:

Maxymilian Bylicki – Director of the Institute of Music and Dance

Aleksandra Dziurosz – Deputy Director of the Institute of Music and Dance

Brygida Błaszczyk-Podhajska Programme Specialist, tel. 22 829 20 15,







The six previous completed editions of the Programme ‘Blank Pages of Music’ (organised between 2011 and 2017) have resulted in the provision of financial support for 47 research works, including 7 coming from foreign scholars. They comprise a wide range of forms, e.g. scientific works, catalogues of one’s output, reconstructions of costumes and preparations to publish source materials. These works, complete or in fragments, have been successively uploaded and made available at in „materials”. Some of them have also been brought out by numerous publishers both in Poland and abroad. These have included: books (e.g. Zygmunt Mycielski – Andrzej Panufnik: Correspondence. Part 1: 1949–1969, edition, introduction and commentary by Beata Bolesławska-Lewandowska, Warsaw 2016), catalogues (Catalogue of organs in the Protestant churches of Opole Silesia, ed. Grzegorz Poźniak; Faculty of Theology of Opole University) and sheet music (e.g. Pieśni młodzieńcze by K. Regamey, ed. J. Stankiewicz, W. Gładysz and A. Bednarczyk, Musica Iagellonica 2014; Daniel Magnus Gronau. 517 Fugen, ed. Andrzej Szadejko; Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk). Because works by some obscure or less popular but valuable composers, including compositions preserved in the Piarist monastery in Podoliniec and the Archive of the Cistercian Abbey in Kraków-Mogiła reconstructed by Revd. Dariusz Smolarek (from the Piarist monastery in Podoliniec along with Aleksandra Czech) they could eventually be performed in their concert versions. There are further plans to publish the effects of the Programme.