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Bożena Szota

Producer of Ethno Port Festival, Art Director at ZAMEK Culture (Poland).

Bozena Szota has a degree in Ethnology and Cultural anthropology in Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Her first professional experience was associated with the Taff Art Agency and Studio Panorama (TV production).

Bozena’s career originates in 2004, when she was engaged in the creation, organization and holding of the international music and theatre festivals in ZAMEK in Poznan, the largest cultural institution in Poland. Major projects, curated by Bozena Szota, include JazZamek festival held in the castles and palaces of Poland. 

Bozena Szota is the coordinator and producer of the Ethno Port Festival (since 2008). In 2012-2014, Bozena supervised the project “Metamorphosis”. Bozena has collaborated with various international festivals: Poznan jazz fair, Poznan Mozart Festival, the Animator Festival and International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. For several years, she was the coordinator and co-producer of OFF MALTA at MALTA theatre festival. She takes an active part in international festivals, music conferences and exhibitions. Over the last few years, she has been a jury member at Polish and international festivals such as Mikołajki Folkowe, Dragon Folk Fest and WOMEX 2015.

Topic of the presentation:  History and features of the Ethno Port Poznan Festival