About Foundation

"Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life."

The Forum Staniszów Foundation was established in 2004 to promote the works of local artists and to protect the cultural heritage of the Lower Silesia and Jelenia Góra Valley.  The Jelenia Góra Valley features not only the fine examples of residential architecture but is also an important centre of modern social life of the artists.

The art of artists, composers, musicians and writers who have settled here, not only is connected with the 19th century tradition of art colony in Karkonosze but most of all participates in the essential process of the present cultural identity construction of this region. The mission of the Forum Staniszów Foundation is its support, promotion and documentation.