City of Culture Foundation
The City of Culture Foundation (Fundacja Miasto Kultury) was established in 2011 by Zofia Łuczko-Fijałkowska, her husband Sławomir Fijałkowski, and their son Paweł Fijałkowski. It constitutes a three-person, family non-governmental organisation. Sławomir Fijałkowski is the president of the foundation, while the remaining two founders are the members of the Management Board.
As a registered non-governmental organisation the City of Culture Foundation served as a vehicle for Zofia Łuczko and her family to apply to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for subsidies for cultural activities. Funding from the Ministry would allow to digitalise the entirety of the archives and to set up a professional website for the on-line collection. The Foundation applied for subsidies several times, but not once did it qualify for funding. As a result, the Pitch-In Culture webpage was created solely using voluntary work and the commitment of its authors, without any external financing. In spite of lack of grants, the organisational form of the Foundation serves as an umbrella extended over the archives of the Pitch-In Culture.
Zofia Łuczko-Fijałkowska was engaged in the activities of the Pitch-In Culture, documented events and works of artists related to this milieu, while her collection formed the basis of the Pitch-In Culture virtual collection. Her husband and the president of the Foundation Sławomir Fijałkowski, filmmaker and cultural activist, is the founder of the Charlie Cinema in Łódź, and a member of numerous organisations engaged in film and culture-related activities. He is also a lecturer at the National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre.
Łódź Piotrkowska 203/205, Poland
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Date of founding
Type of organisation
- private foundation
Author(s) of this page
- Stanczyk, Xawery