The Gdańsk Community Foundation is an independent civil arts initiative that focuses on community development through arts and culture. The foundation cooperates with local galleries, art schools, and NGOs to inspire and engage on the subject of freedom in contemporary society.
A project of the foundation is the Spatial Forms Festival and artists are invited to participate by entering the international competition ‘Crossroads of Freedom’. The idea of the project comes from the evolution of freedom in the city of Gdańsk throughout the 20th century as numerous significant and traumatic events took place. The symbolism in the region is deeply embedded in its cultural outputs and nowhere is this more evident than through its artistic community.
Spatial form in Gdańsk's parks
The festival asks the question ‘where are the limits of freedom, as we stand at the crossroads, crossing our freedom with someone else’s freedom?’ Sculptors and architects – both professional and students – are invited to offer their take on the discussion, pondering whether freedom is still a topic of discussion in contemporary society.
The competition is for Polish residents with professional sculptors and architects as well as students of faculties of sculpture and architecture in Poland and abroad invited to enter. The work that is selected as the best will then have the opportunity to be exhibited in the public space of Gdańsk .
Crossroads of Freedom will be accepting competition contributions until May 15th. You can find the contribution rules on the Crossroads of Freedom website.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)