Agata Grabowiecka

FMF

Agata Grabowiecka

Play Kraków platform Programme Director, Krakow Fim Music Festival General Manager

Cultural manager, MA graduate of Political Science and Journalism at Poland’s oldest - Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She started her career at the most prestigious PR agencies in Warsaw, Poland including Headlines, Porter Novelli, doing projects for Warner Bros. Poland. She was an assistant spokesperson at Wisła Krakow (recognized as being the best Polish soccer club at the time). Then additionally worked for the local radio as a reporter. She was awarded with a scholarship for Cultural Managers in Berlin by Goethe-Institut. She works at Krakow Festival Office, one of the biggest public cultural institutions in Poland, since 2008.

As the Manager of the Music and Programme Planning Department of the Krakow Festival Office, she was a leader of a 10-person team, all of whom involved in programming and implementation of the major Krakow festivals, as well as multiple remaining cultural events of the city. She handles highest importance meetings, negotiations, inter-institutional planning, and decision-making, both on the national and international level. Since the second edition of the Film Music Festival in Krakow, she has been responsible for its artistic shape. She is involved in co-creating the programme, coordinating the festival, building a network of international partnerships, negotiations and bookings. She is a member of the World Soundtrack Academy.

Starting November 2020, she became the Programme Director of PLAY KRAKÓW, the first municipal VOD platform in Poland containing music shows, theater performances, recitals, meetings with writers, materials recorded and provided by the Krakow cultural institutions, as well as live events. Acting together with her programme team, Agata's role is to initiate and conduct strategic partnerships, to search for and recommend external events that constitute valuable content and to create productions commissioned by the Krakow Festival Office for PLAY KRAKÓW.