The czAR(T) Krzywogońca foundation, founded in 2017, is run in a traditional Bory Tucholskie style complex, providing a space for meetings and creative activities. At the base of all the foundation’s activities lies the idea of the meeting of representatives of various cultures, nationalities and spheres of interest.
The aims of the foundation are:
- To initiate international artistic exchanges and inter-cultural dialogue;
- The development and propagation of artistic and literary creativity, the spreading and promotion of art;
- Integration of creative, academic and rural communities;
- Maintaining tradition and the development of national, civic and cultural awareness;
- The development and propagation of traditional products from Bory Tucholskie;
- The running of activities assisting the development and integration of local communities;
- The spreading and promotion of ecological values;
- The equalising of educational chances and access to culture and art in rural areas;
- Building an open civil society and supporting democratic ideals.
Working with us:
Prof. Andrzej Sulikowski; Szczecin University
Dr hab. Marlena Pecyna; Jagiellońian University, Krakow
Dr hab. Beata Morzyńska-Wrzosek; Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz
Dr. Karol Maliszewski; Wroclaw University
Dr. Gerard Guźlak; Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz
Tel.: +48 66 33 85 114
Grażyna Wojcieszko – president
The seat of the foundation is the village of Krzywogoniec. lying at the heart of Bory Tucholskie, which belongs to the protected area of the European Union program ‘Natura 2000’. The aim of the program is to preserve defined types of natural habitat and species that are considered precious and endangered.
Bory Tucholskie is a region known above all for the quality of its natural environment. These lands are well known for their pristine air, crystal-clear waters, vast forests and rare species of animals and plants. The woods are full of lichens, whose presence bears witness to the cleanliness of the air. A distinctive culture and tradition has evolved, drawing on the richness of the forests, thanks to which we can meet many creators here: embroiderers, painters, sculptors and producers of mushroom, forest blueberry and other berry products.
‘The Creativity House’ is made up of two buildings designed by the architect Jan Sabiniarz, with elements of bas-relief by Zygmunt Kędzierski, drawing upon the traditional Bory Tucholskie building style and connecting contemporary solutions with ancient, traditional building techniques. The use of thatch from the nearby lakes, fieldstones and wood cause the buildings to fit seamlessly into the character of the place and become a visiting card for the region.
‘The Guest House’ includes on the ground floor: a kitchen with a terrace, a lounge with a fireplace, a dining room with access to the terrace, and a toilet. On the first floor we find four single/double ensuite rooms. Each room has its own terrace with a view over either the lake or the forest. The interior decoration draws upon the style of the building.
‘The Art Gallery’ is a space used not only as an art gallery, but for cultural events, film screenings, theatrical shows, exhibitions, workshops and readings. The interior decoration draws upon the style of the building.
The name czAR(T) Krzywogońca burst forth spontaneously and comes from the experience of the owner, on whom someone cast a spell, causing Krzywogoniec to become her place on earth. It is hard to leave, and when it is far, it is missed like a loved one. Guests who visit the place confirm its incredible charm, and they often also, literally and metaphorically, fall in love with it.