MALTA Festival with the highest-rank GUSTAW Award

Fot. Klau

Malta Festival has won with the highest-rank Award of the Association of Polish Stage Artists (ZASP) – GUSTAW for 2023. The distinction is special not only because of its rank, but also because for the first time in the history of the Award it did not go to a particular artist, but a cultural undertaking has been appreciated.

The jury of the GUSTAW award, describing the Malta Festival as one of the most important artistic events in this part of Europe, pointed out that the festival, which has maintained the highest level for over thirty years, raising discussions and tackling important issues of today’s culture, constantly presents an impressive theatre, music, dance, and film program, with the participation of both alternative and experimental bands, as well as outstanding world-class creators.

The GUSTAW Award, ZASP’s highest distinction, was established in honor of Gustaw Holoubek, an outstanding artist of the 20th century. The Malta Festival was awarded for its significant contribution to cultivating traditions and creating new values of national culture, as well as for the promotion of Polish culture internationally. In previous years, the winners of this prestigious award included such outstanding artists as Waldemar Dąbrowski, Jan Englert, Piotr Fronczewski, Janusz Głowacki, Ignacy Gogolewski, Krystyna Janda, Adam Kilian, Kazimierz Kutz, Anna Polony, Stanisław Radwan, Danuta Szaflarska, Jerzy Trela and Marek Waszkiel .

Malta Festival , established in 1991, is today one of the most important cultural events in Europe, unquestionably associated with the city of Poznań.

I am proud and happy that this extraordinary undertaking will continue to be the pride of my hometown. At the same time, thanks to it, we will be able to widely present the impressive achievements of many great female artists and emphasize the contribution of women to the achievements of contemporary culture – emphasized Dominika Kulczyk, president of the Kulczyk Foundation.