Art |Culture| NGOs

Learn, create, explore, and discover new things!


The Academy of Finest of Arts is located on a hill which overlooks the Main Stage. It is a place of learning, cultural exchanges, meetings with esteemed public figures such as bestselling authors, social activists, religious leaders, politicians and scientists. It is also a place where different non-governmental organisations can showcase their work, and tell the festival audience about their mission and causes they undertake. Festival-goers can explore vibrant stalls, discover new initiatives and learn new skills - from flower-crown making masterclasses and yoga sessions to hacking and welding workshops. The Academy of the Finest of Arts - or AFA, for short also hosts Night Jazz Sessions, concerts, comedy shows, and plays. It truly is a place to be! 

Academy of the Finest of Arts
Meetings with influential figures

The Big Tent, located at the back of the AFA hill plays host to meetings with influential, famous, and respected public figures. The audience gets to take part in frank and open conversations with bestselling authors, religious leaders, social activists, politicians, scientists, and journalists. The members of the audience can learn more about their work, their life, and their views. What is more, everyone is welcome to aks their own questions. The meetings are inspiring opportunities for a glance inside the world of the famous and respected people. 



Bit AFA Tent. Photo Basia Lutzner

Workshops and Activities

Learning new skills at the festival? Why not? With hundreds of different NGOs, associations and organizations showcasing their activities at the AFA hill, many of them hold different workshops, debates, and presentations. You can take part in yoga classes, dancing lessons, learn how to make dream catchers or flower crowns, discover new hacking skills or explore the world of meditation. There are activities for everyone: from the sign language interpretation to the explanation of the Polish judicial system in action. 

Flowe crown workshops. Photo Damian Jędrzejewski

NGOs and Charities


The area on the hill hosts dozens of non-governmental organisations and charities, which have space and an opportunity to present their activities and initiatives to the crowds of festival-goers. A couple of dozen non-governmental organisations annually joins us, all of them working to change the world for the better. The organisations - from international powerhouses such as Greenpeace or Amnesty International, which deal with global issues, to local organizations and other social initiatives. Festival-goers can discover different activities and causes. 


Polish Humanitarian Action. Photo Martyna Lodczyk

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