Postponement of the 15th Festival of Polish Visual and Performing Arts
For immediate release: Tuesday 30th June 2020
Dear Members, Friends and Participants of PolArt,
The following is a joint message from the Organising Committee of “PolArt 2021 Sydney” and PolArt Inc.
We hope that you are all keeping safe and well in these very uncertain times. We understand that all communities have been impacted by COVID-19 and are dealing with the significant changes in the current economic and social environment. There have been cancellations and postponements of events, rehearsals, performances and fundraising opportunities that have affected the whole PolArt Community.
After much deliberation and careful consideration, the Organising Committee of “PolArt 2021 Sydney” has taken the decision to postpone the festival by 12 months. This decision has the endorsement of PolArt Inc. The 15th Festival of Polish Visual and Performing Arts “PolArt 2022 Sydney” will now commence in December 2022.
Both committees believe that this decision will enable the hosting state, New South Wales (Sydney), which has encountered a series of recent natural events, from bushfires, to droughts, floods and the current pandemic, to deliver a PolArt Festival that meets the high standards and expectations of the PolArt Community across Australia and New Zealand.
We thank you all for your care, concern and understanding, and, as ever, your ongoing support of PolArt. We look forward to working together towards our common goal of creating a fantastic PolArt festival in 2022.
President PolArt Inc.
President PolArt 2022 Sydney
About: PolArt Inc., established in 2016, owns the intellectual property rights and legacy associated with the triennial PolArt festival, and is an independent body overseeing the organisation and partial financing of each subsequent PolArt festival hosted across Australia and New Zealand. The next festival will be “PolArt 2022 Sydney” staged in Sydney at the end of 2022 (polartsydney.com.au).