Poetry and painting competition
"Inspired by the common heritage"
The idea for this project came from the painter Teresa Kępowicz and the poet Anna Kadlubowska Pilich through a visit to an abandoned village in the forest near Karpacz (formerly Krummhübel), which was called Forstlangwasser and today only exists in ruins. The painter found many objects between the stones that had been left behind by the expelled Germans. She created a work from images of these legacies, which allows the viewer to feel both the pain of the expulsion and a certain hope. The poet wrote poetry to go with it. The project will open with the exhibition on May 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. (online). At the same time, a painting and poetry competition for children up to the age of 14 begins, inspired by these pictures and the associated poetry.
Zoom link for the opening of the exhibition:
Polish - German poetry - and painting competition "Inspired by the common heritage"
The municipal toy museum from the collection of Henryk Tomaszewski in Karpacz, in cooperation with the Ars Augusta association in Görlitz, is organizing a poetry and painting competition aimed at children up to 14 years old.
The overarching goal of the project is to intensify the institutional and partnership cooperation between citizens and institutions for the common cultural heritage.
The aim of the German-Polish competition is to support the upbringing of children with a European sense of community, to familiarize them with culture and art, to develop an interest in the history of the Giant Mountains, creative thinking and artistic skills.
The competition is aimed at primary school students from the districts of Zgorzelec, Lubań, Lwówek Śląski, Giant Mountains and the city of Jelenia Góra as well as students from the districts of Görlitz, Zittau, Bautzen and Löbau in Germany.
The competition is held in two age groups:
for Polish and German children: 11-12 years, 13-14 years.
Conditions of participation:
The project is based on the implementation of a painting and poetry competition as well as singing workshops, which are inspired by works from the common cultural heritage of the German-Polish border region. The painting and poetry competition is aimed at elementary schools on both sides of the border. A presentation of poetry and painting in Poland and Germany as well as a catalog in printed and electronic form are being prepared. To complement the level of cultural heritage with musical values, two-day singing workshops are organized with participants from Poland and Germany. There will be a presentation of the results of the vocal workshop to the public.
The aim of the project is to intensify the institutional and partnership cooperation between citizens and institutions for the common cultural heritage.
Municipal toy museum from the collection of Henryk Tomaszewski
April 24, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Project expenses: € 18,142.99
Requested ERDF funds: 85%