Magdalena Doksa-Tverberg Director of KBF tel:. 12 354 25 00

Magdalena Doksa-Tverberg is a musicologist and cultural manager and animator. She has been working in local government administration for many years, specialising in culture and municipal promotion. She graduated from Music Studies at the Jagiellonian University and the Journalism School at the Pedagogical University of Kraków. She has worked at the Faculty of Culture and National Heritage since 2004; between 2011 and 2016 she was manager at the Department of Promotions, and since 2016 she has been Deputy Director at the Faculty of Culture and National Heritage.

Her extensive experience in all fields of culture is the result of her ongoing partnerships with nongovernmental organisations and her management of the city’s patronage over the creative and artistic circles. She has overseen key municipal projects in the fields of music, literature, creative sectors, performing arts and non-material heritage. She has co-developed the Culture Development Programme 2030 and worked with numerous cultural institutions including KBF and, more broadly, with the entire festival and cyclical cultural event sector. She has been responsible for the Creative Grant and Prize of the City of Kraków Programme, Creative Workshops, numerous industry awards and day-to-day support of Cracovian artists. She has co-created the Immune Culture and Kraków Culture municipal programmes. She has managed programmes supporting Kraków’s cultural heritage (awarding grants for restoration works, creating and managing cultural parks and policies of remembrance and monuments), worked on important local anniversary events and supported international programmes focusing on heritage. In recent years, she co-developed the UNESCO World Heritage Site management plan and worked as Deputy Director of the Integrated Cultural Heritage Centre in Kraków for events held in the city’s historic centre. She sits on numerous juries and boards of art competitions, initiatives and committees. She co-founded the event “Sing with Us. Carolling with Cracovian Choirs” and co-organised the “Kraków Nights” cycle. She is an active participant in local cultural life.


Grzegorz Grabowski Operations Director tel:. 12 354 25 00

Graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology. He has been working with the KBF since 2002. In that time, he has worked on creating many new KBF projects from scratch. He is responsible for coordinating the planning and accounting of the KBF budget.

He deals with studies and analyses concerning all aspects of the institution’s functioning. He supervises internal financial and legal processes of the KBF, as well as obtaining external funding. He controls the internal office service and issues related to human resources management.

Agnieszka Ziętara Acting Deputy Executive Director tel:. tel:. 12 354 25 00

Graduate from the Kraków University of Economics specialising in Business Management. She received the Master of Business Administration in Public Management diploma from the university’s Kraków Business School and the Małopolska School of Public Administration. She has over 20 years of experience in risk management and adjusting insurance cover to the requirements of corporate clients, including infrastructure projects.

Magdalena Pławecka Acting Deputy Marketing Director tel:. 12 354 25 00

Manager with 15 years of experience in the retail sector. She has worked in marketing, sales and visual merchandising in many countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. Graduate from the University School of Physical Education in Kraków.

Manages the Marketing Department of KBF, responsible for promotion, communication and image of brands from the areas of culture, tourism and business. Responsible for KBF’s marketing strategy and art direction. Among her tasks is coordination of outdoor promotional campaigns, as well as press, radio, TV and Internet. She works with sponsors and commercial partners. She coordinates the publishing activities of KBF, including the cultural monthly Karnet, as well as numerous programme and book publications.

Robert Piaskowski Programming Advisor tel:. 12 354 25 00

Graduate of Polish Philology and Sociology at Jagiellonian University and Universitè d’Aix Marseille in Aix-en-Provence, cultural diplomacy at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, scholarship holder of the “Promoting Social Change through Arts” programme at the U.S. Department of State. One of the founders and first presidents of the Pro Musica Mundi Association, recipient of the Chevalier medal of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the French Republic, named Cracovian of the Year 2013 in a Dziennik Polski plebiscite.

From 2008 to 2019 Deputy Director for Programming. Since January 2019, he has been the Social Advisor to the Mayor of the City of Krakow for cooperation with international organisations in the field of cultural heritage of Krakow, and as of April 2019, he remains as a Member of the Board of the KBF in the position of Programming Advisor.

Michael Łyczek Acting Deputy Director for Music tel:. tel:. 12 354 25 00

Cultural manager and initiator and coordinator of artistic and educational projects. Working at KBF since 2017, he is responsible for developing some of the greatest music events in Kraków. Graduate from the Faculty of European Studies at the Jagiellonian University and holder of an Erasmus grant at the University of Vienna. He also held an internship at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations Office and the International Organizations in Vienna. Active chorister and instrumentalist, he has performed in many countries in Europe and in China. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 3rd Bartek Zdunek Competition for Young Journalists.

He is responsible for developing KBF’s music events and building partnerships on local and international levels.

Coordinator of industry meetings and workshops for young composers held during the Film Music Festival in Kraków (FMF) and the Creative Europe InMICS Composers Lab project – a series of workshops for composers studying in Bologna, Lyon, Ghent and Montreal. He represents KBF at national and international meetings for music professionals and cultural managers.

Agnieszka Kilian Acting Head Accountant tel:. tel:. 12 354 25 00

Graduate from the Jagiellonian University with 16 years of professional experience in the FMCG industry specialising in accounting, finance and internal audits. Working at KBF since 2019, she has been serving as Acting Head Accountant since April 2022.

Katarzyna Jakubowiak Spokesperson for the KBF tel:. +48 501 238 501

Katarzyna Jakubowiak is a graduate from the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University. Cultural manager and literary scholar working with KBF since 2019. Co-founder of literary and educational projects of the UNESCO Kraków City of Literature programme such as the nationwide campaign Read PL, programmes supporting authors and publishers, the reading initiative “Superpower of Books” and the cycle of children’s workshops “Literary Moments at the Potocki Palace”. She has been involved with Kraków’s cultural institutions as director of a chain of museum bookshops. She is an avid reader, she likes people, and she believes that culture must be available to all.

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