Theatre Grodzki

Europe, Poland
Art discipline: Film, Visual Arts, Theatre, Puppetry
Participated in ICAF in: 2011

The Bielsko Artistic Association Grodzki Theatre was founded in 1999 in the town of Bielsko-Biala (southern part of Poland, 100 km from Cracow, 30 km from the Czech border). The Association groups artists, pedagogues, culture promoters and entrepreneurs engaged in supporting children, teenagers, adults and the elderly from the socially excluded groups. The latter include physically and mentally disabled persons, children and youths from families at risk, young offenders, victims of alcohol and drug addictions, unemployed and all those alienated from the mainstream of social and cultural life. The Grodzki Theatre is the only non-profit organization in the region with such a complex and wide artistic and educational program to combat social exclusion.

The main activities of the Association include:
- Arts workshops (mainly theatre, puppetry, computer animation and fine arts). The workshop program has been implemented in close cooperation with local specialist institutions (re-socialization and day care centers, hospitals, orphanages, etc.) It is aimed at supporting integration of vulnerable groups into society. Their active in