The Berlin Polish Institute already exists since the 50’s, as an organisation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. Today, the Polish Institute concerns itself with the presentation and promotion of Polish culture in Germany and in addition wants to wake the interest in the history, tradition and European engagement of the close neighbour. The programme of the institute encompasses exhibitions, presentations, concerts, literary nights, performances, discussions and conferences in the areas of film, literature, music, theatre, and the visual arts. Therewith, the main focus lies on the actual, newest and contemporary art and culture. In so doing, the institute wants to reveal how dynamic the Polish culture is developing and how young Polish artists are exceedingly brave and successfully treading new paths in artistic expression.