Each year TVP Kultura, a Polish TV channel dedicated to art and culture, presents the Gwarancja Kultury / Guarantee of Culture Award to the finest artistic personas and cultural phenomena of the previous year. Our website competes for an award in the on-line culture category.
The annual Guarantee of Culture Awards are presented in 8 categories: theatre, literature, classical music, visual arts, music: jazz, rock and other, film, culture on-line and cultural manager. There is also a special award for the “super-guarantees” presented to the Master propagators of culture. Previous laureates of the special prize include Esa-Pekka Salonen and Krzysztof Penderecki (2013) and Andrzej Wajda and Martin Scorsese (both in 2014). 2015 Super-guarantees will again have two laureates: Peter Gelb, the director of the Metropolitan Orchestra in New York, and Krystian Lupa, a remarkable theatrical director.
TVP Kultura nominated Culture.pl in the culture on-line category for “careful and consistent creation of the internet base of knowledge about contemporary Polish culture home and abroad. For the high quality of content in a visually attractive form. For enlarging the circle of recipients across the world by launching a Russian-language and English-language version of the website.”
List of nominees is composed by art critics co-operating with TVP Kultura, while laureates in particular categories are chosen by the broadcaster’s editors. Except for… the culture on-line category! This is where the internauts and Culture.pl fans can have their say.
Guarantees of Culture will be announced on 25th April 2015 during a formal gala, which will also celebrate the 10th birthday of TVP Kultura. The ceremony will be on-air at 8 pm. Fingers crossed!
Source: tvpkultura.tvp.pl. Edit. Agata Dudek, 09/04/15.