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.

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

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.

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.

He was the Head of the New Media and PR Department. Member of the Marketing Department of the KBF, which won the Grand Prix of the 5th edition of the Marketing of the Year competition. Winner of 2nd place in the PRotons 2015 contest in the Debut in PR category and the Gold Paperclips in the PR for Place, City or Region category, nominated for the title Young Wolf – Discovery of the Year in the Marketing Director competition. Currently, he is responsible for more than fifty brands managed by KBF.

He gained his experience by running the KIJÓW.CENTRUM Cinema Promotion Office in Krakow, as well as by providing communication support for life science entities. At the Małopolska Digital Cinemas Network, he was responsible for promoting events belonging to the alternative content group. Promoter of regular meetings with students of Krakow universities, during which he conveys knowledge about the meetings industry and its importance for the marketing of places and promotion of city brands. Host of concerts, film premieres and conferences organised by the KBF.

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