Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris

Local cooperation


Ars Cameralis runs year-round event programming activities culminating in annual Ars Cameralis Festival every November.

This would not be possible without the long-term and proven cooperation with local institutions, each with a broad range of activities. These institutions lend host our events, provide technical and organisational assistance and participate financially. As a result, based on years of cultivating good partnerships, it has been possible to present the proposed artistic events not only in Katowice, but in many Silesian cities — during the Festival and beyond.

 It is noteworthy that the list of local institutions with which Ars Cameralis cooperates in presenting the program is growing with each year.

Partnering entities

Cooperating entities

Cultural institutions — providing event venues, logistic and substantive cooperation.

Local governments — participation in the financing of events taking place in various cities.

The City of Bielsko Biala, the City of Czestochowa, the City of Sosnowiec.

Artistic and academic communities

Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice 

Meetings and workshops with invited artists. The Institution’s idea is to allow as many art students as possible to take part in meetings with artists invited to the Festival. The artists not only participate in their exhibition or other cultural project, but they are also encouraged to meet with the students of the Katowice Academy of Fine Arts, who thus get the chance to meet with true artistic personalities, listen to stories of their own creativity and exchange ideas. This kind of direct contact between the creator and the student is a valuable opportunity to expand their knowledge, inspiration, conversation, as well as a tool for better understanding. So far Nicolas Topor, Christian Bramsen, Laurie Anderson and Jake Chapman conducted such meetings and workshops, as well as presentations of documentation of their projects.

 — co-organisation of exhibitions of Polish and foreign artists in the „Rondo Sztuki” Academy of Arts Gallery 

Among others, the works of Pablo Picasso, David Lynch, Sophie Calle, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Ylia and Emilia Kabakov, Maria Jarema, Sławomir Elsner, video art exhibition „Labyrinth of memory. Faces of Evil 1939–2009” and „Kowalnia”, an exhibition of works by current and former students of prof. Grzegorz Kowalski.

Karola Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice 

Co-organisation of classical music concerts performed by Concerto Köln, Roque Baños with the Camerata Silesia Katowice City Singers and Aukso Chamber from Tychy, Philippe Jaroussky accompanied by Concerto Köln.

Silesian University in Katowice

Meeting with Durs Grünbein who was promoting his book „Volcano and Poem”; meeting with Ron Padget; co-organisation of the „New Media Days” session; meeting and discussion with prof. Derrick de Kerckove (University of Toronto); „Dreams of a Common Language” — meeting with Piotr Gwiazda and Adam Zdrodowski.

Industriada —  Celebration of Industrial Monuments Route

This is a separate project that is aims to broaden and enrich the local network of cooperation. Since 2013 Ars Cameralis participates in the annual edition by organising multimedia art events and workshops for children at the Katowice-Szopienice Zinc Mill.

The founder and patron of the series of events that make up the programme of Industriada is the Silesian Voivodeship Marshal Office.