Baj Pomorski Theatre


Call: Support to European Cooperation Projects

Strand or category: Medium Scale Cooperation Projects

Cultural operator – who are you?

Name of organisation: Baj Pomorski Theatre

Country: Poland

Organisation website:

Contact person: Szymon Spichalski, [email protected],

+48 517 108 190

Organisation type: Public organisation

Scale of the organization: 40 employeers

PIC number: (If not already registered, register here)

Aims and activities of the organisation:

The ,,Baj Pomorski” Theatre was founded in 1945 in Bydgoszcz

by Irena Pikiel-Samorewiczowa (artist from Vilna). After one

year it was transferred to Toruń and located in building after

the German theatre.

In ,,Baj Pomorski” worked exceptional artists, for example

Stanisław Stapf or Joanna Piekarska. Here was a polish preview

,,A Midsummer’s Night Dream” in puppet version. 1960s (time

of Leszek Śmigielski direction) brought a change of profile of

"Baja Pomorski" from the traditional puppet scene to the

theater seeking new expressions and open to the artistic life of


It was during this period that the greatest premiere of theater

history was made, the ambitious performances inspired by the

tradition of folk theater and the innovative staging of

contemporary writings by regional writers. The educational

activity of the theater developed in the 80's. At present the

theater (with director Zbigniew Lisowski) promotes

contemporary dramaturgy, for example Marta Guśniowska and

Malina Prześluga.

Role of the organisation in the project:

Project leader

Previous EU grants received:

Project: Flying Festival - European HomeCulture Programme

Strand: Multiannual cooperation Projects Project start / end

date: October 2013 − September 2018

Proposed Creative Europe project – to which project are you looking for partners?

Sector or field: Performing arts, visual arts, literature, arts and technology

Description or summary of the proposed project:

The main idea of the project is preparing almost 2 premieres in

the space of two years, basing on Shakespeare’s heritage and

creating new festival, which would be named ,,Shakespeare

(is) in the form”.

Other aims are connecting with other European theatres and

creating a new platform of artistic exchange. We’re also

planning to participate in other Shakespeare’n festivals (in

Europe and all over the world).

Partners currently involved: Divadlo Radost (Brno, Czech Republic)

in the project

Partners searched – which type of partner are you looking for?

From country or region: Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria

Preferred field of expertise:

Theatre, performing and visual arts

Please get in contact no later than: 25th of August 2021

Projects searched – are you interested in participating in other EU projects as a


Yes / no Yes

Which kind of projects are you looking for?

Basing on performing arts, visual arts, literature, arts and


Publication of partner search:

This partner search can be


Yes or no

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