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Sponsoring culture

As part of our cooperation with the local community in Kociewie region, we annually sponsor one exhibition displayed at the Culture Centre in Starogard Gdański. With Polpharma’s support, Starogard could host works of art by such artists as: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Tadeusz Kantor, Leon Wyczółkowski, Franciszek Starowieyski, and Salvador Dali. We regularly co-operate with the “Jazz Fan Club” Society on a project entitled “Music in the Church with Polpharma.” The Starogard audience has an opportunity to take part in free concerts held in one of the local churches featuring eminent musicians. Christmas concerts traditionally organised by Polpharma at the Cathedral Church in Pelplin are a unique Christmas present from Polpharma to its employees and all the people living in the region. For the last 4 years, we have also been the main sponsor of the Gdańsk Music Festival which is one of the most prestigious music events in Pomerania.

Art in the work environment

A unique experimental space dedicated to contemporary art has been set up in the Polpharma office at 6 Bobrowiecka Street, Warsaw, initiated by the Starak Family Foundation.

Spectra Art Space is a professionally prepared cultural proposition which relies on world’s tried and tested practices, complementing the work of museums and other public institutions. Established on the basis of a multi-task plan concerning CSR and cultural patronage activities, it is intended to build the awareness of broadly understood culture among the target audience, mainly including the company’s employees.The busy exhibition and educational work schedule launched in late 2012 has won the acclaim of the public, art critics and the art community alike. In 2015 Spectra Art Space was listed in the Polityka weekly ranking of the 20 best contemporary art institutions in Poland (2015 Art Gallery Ranking).

The centrepiece of the main exhibition programme of Spectra Art Space is the private collection of the President of the Supervisory Board of Polpharma, Jerzy Starak, made available to the general public as a permanent exhibition in the Spectra building.The works on display offer a representative overview of Polish art created from 1945 to modern times.

There is a curated presentation of the collection on every first Saturday of the month at 11.00 a.m. It includes works by artists such as: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Wojciech Fangor, Stefan Gierowski, Władysław Hasior, Tadeusz Kantor, Edward Krasiński, Jerzy Nowosielski, Roman Opałka, Ryszard Winiarski, Andrzej Wróblewski and others.

Spectra Art Space also features works by young talented artists supported by the Starak Family Foundation under its “Soon” programme. In front of the building, visitors can see a dedicated wall showcasing murals by the most interesting artists working in the urban space, collected as part of the “FAN of Street Art” project.

Learn more

info@starakfoundation.org 
www.starakfoundation.org 
www.facebook.com/SpectraArtSpace

Read more about how we support culture and the arts in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report on p. 33.