Lutosławski 2013 – Promesa is a new programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, announced on 18 July 2012. The aim of the programme is to prepare the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the composer. The Institute of Music and Dance is its managing authority. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2012.

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The programme aims to prepare artistic, scientific, educational, documentary and promotional events, as many as possible – which will refer to the figure and works of Witold Lutosławski in the context of the 20th-century music, history and culture – for 2013 which will be the year of the 100th Anniversary of the Composer’s birth. Educational and promotional projects, aiming at gaining new audiences for Lutosławski’s works and contemporary music, and by this – breaking the stereotype of its inaccessibility, play a key role in the Programme. Measures taken in 2013 must be also long-term initiatives which will be continued in the future years.

The aim of the Programme is to:

  • highlight the value and role of Witold Lutosławski’s works in the 20th-century music, and in particular – the importance of the composer’s compositions commissioned and premiered by the most outstanding world conductors, artists and groups,
  • promote Witold Lutosławski as a versatile composer (contemporary music, music for children, songs), a multidimensional artist (pianist, composer, conductor) and a great moral authority,
  • promote Polish music of the 20th century and contemporary music as an expressive, interesting, complex and recognizable cultural phenomenon with an emblematic figure of Lutosławski,
  • present Polish composers and Polish music universities as interesting, dynamic and prospective centres which offer professional education to young artists from around the world,
  • present historical changes in the Poland of 20th century based on the biography of Witold Lutosławski.

Applications for the Programme Lutosławski 2013 – Promesa may by submitted by entities established under Polish law (central and local culture institutions, associations, foundations, churches and religious organizations, universities and art schools, companies).

The Programme Budget is PLN 6,500,000.