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History of Polish Art Festival

The Polish Arts Festival (PAF) has been celebrating 16 years in Limerick. We are very proud to have been selected as one of the Made in Limerick Projects by the Limerick City of Culture 2014.


In 2007, Justyna Cwojdzinska, member of the Irish-Polish Cultural and Business Association in Limerick, was inspired to arrange an exhibition of the work of local Polish artists. Collaborating with fellow-Poles Magdalena Wronska-Sudol and Natalia Czarnecka-Diling, the ladies undertook the project with great passion and enthusiasm. Synergising their experience in events, art, sculpture, professional translation and cultural animation, the Polish Art Festival was founded.

Operating in the capacity of Artistic Director, Justyna undertook the running of the festival in 2011. Aided by her project team, the festival has evolved over time to include exciting lectures and events as well as exhibitions.

As year go on, the festival attracts visitors from Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Ennis, Galway and all around Ireland.


Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of our festival.


The process of planning the festival takes a full year, and Justyna and the team embrace the help and ideas of the artists and the local community. The Polish Arts Festival’s International Living Statues Night project is kindly funded by The Arts Council. The festival also receives great support from the Hunt Museum and Naomi Nolan, Belltable and Marketa Dowling, Polish Embassy in Dublin.


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