GESSEL Foundation for Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

30.09.2017 Pro Bono

GESSEL Foundation for Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

A cooperation between Zachęta – National Gallery of Art and GESSEL launched in January 2013.

The Foundation has adopted the mission of supporting Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in propagating modern art and in promoting Zachęta as a historically important element in Polish art, culture, and cultural policy.

The Foundation pursues its goals by financing scholarships for artists, academics, and curators, by financing academic and research programmes in the field of modern art history and conservation, by financing artwork acquisitions and, in general, by supporting educational activities in the area of modern art.

The Foundation relies on funds sourced from corporate benefactors, sponsors, and from private individuals.

±∞Zachęta Programme


The ±∞Zachęta Programme aims to support postgraduate students working on their master’s degrees or doctorates, demonstrating originality in their study of modern art and culture theory and history.


Young researchers and students pursuing master’s degrees or doctorates at public or private universities in Poland or at the Polish Academy of Sciences.


The ±∞Zachęta Programme focuses on academic projects in the humanities somehow associated with the activities, archives, and collections of Zachęta (the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in Warsaw), the Central Office of Art Exhibitions, and of Zachęta – National Art Gallery, with an especial focus on modern history (after 1945).

The programme strives to provide support to researchers exploring the history and activities of Zachęta and its organisational predecessors and of institutions contributing to the development of Polish modern art, especially as regards cultural policy of the People’s Republic of Poland trough 1989, history of museum science and exhibitions, state patronage of the arts, monographs of artists, economic and legal aspects, and operation of cultural institutions during the economic and political transformation of Poland after 1989.

The ±∞Zachęta Programme is an initiative of the GESSEL Foundation for Zachęta – National Gallery of Art.


Media Patrons of the Programme


Fundacja GESSEL dla Zachęty Narodowej Galerii Sztuki

Adres: ul. Sienna 39, 00-121 Warszawa
KRS: 0000451568
NIP: 525 25 48 639
REGON: 146559197

We invite you to support the Foundation in its work:

 87 1090 2851 0000 0001 2044 8489

Paulina Rymkiewicz-Kalinowska
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