The foundation was established in 2006 - as an informal group, it operated in Krowoderska Street in Krakow, in the tenement house where Stanisław Wyspiański worked in his last "sapphire" studio in Krakow.
Since 2007, it has been operating officially as a non-governmental organization, implementing its statutory goals. The founder and president of the WyspArt Foundation is Magdalena Zarychta, who, together with a group of enthusiasts, implements artistic and educational projects and ideas.
The foundation's mission is to help unleash the creative potential of each of us.
The WyspArt Foundation creates a recognizable place on the map of Krakow. It is a place of individual development for people as artists and as recipients of art.
A creative approach to all areas of life brings about surprising results and new solutions. The Foundation aims to educate society by promoting art and increasing sensitivity to artistic forms of communication, shaping the artistic tastes of the society, especially the young generation, and promoting and using art as a means of personal development, mainly in relation to socially disadvantaged groups.
The foundation is involved in the animation of culture, the promotion of artistic creation and artistic education, in particular applied art, design, handicraft and the organization of artistic workshops.
We look for creative solutions in the field of ceramics and glass, build relationships between creators, talk about natural architecture and protect the cultural landscape. We promote talented artists, support creative potential and develop everybody who needs it through contact with art.
We implement social projects, cooperating with the local community. The foundation was established as a result of fulfilling dreams of education through art, developing artistic and manual skills, expanding imagination and the natural need to pursue one's passions.
The goal of the WyspArt Foundation is also to support the export of Polish design - to develop tools for the foreign promotion of Polish artistic and utility glass in order to gain a presence on external markets.
The presentation of Polish design art contributes to establishing industry contacts (galleries, museums, universities, art critics, art dealers), which allow the company to join the system of promoting Polish glass on external markets.
The Foundation pursues its goals by directly carrying out projects initiated by itself or in indirect forms - by providing organizational or financial assistance to institutions, organizations and natural persons carrying out activities for the purposes specified in the Statute.
We operate in the following areas:
Magdalena Zarychta – graduate of the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. Scholarship holder of the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts in Jerusalem (Israel). PhD at the Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Management and Social Communication, field of study: culture management. Postgraduate studies at the University of Silesia: NGO management in the EU. Founder of the WyspArt Foundation. Cultural animator, manager of many artistic and educational projects. Expert of the government FIO and ASOS program.
Anna Miodyńska has been cooperating with the WyspArt Foundation since the first edition of the Krakow Cultural Incubator, i.e. since 2013. She conducts training and consultations for participants of this project. She assists them in the process, from writing an action plan to evaluating the completed task. She is a naturalist and educator. A graduate of coaching schools and postgraduate studies in working with groups. Cooperates with organizations, institutions and local government units, conducts activities to develop residents' participation in the development of local culture. She also examines the cultural needs of communities around cultural organizations and institutions and provides substantive support for them in the field of strategic planning, building partnerships and advocacy. She likes long walks with her "borrowed" dog around her district - Nowa Huta.
Agata Widomska – graduated in artistic education in the field of fine arts at the Faculty of Art of the Pedagogical University in Krakow. She completed her thesis in the field of sculpture in the studio of prof. Małgorzata Olkuska. At the Mali Twórcy Art Studio, she conducted workshops on ceramics and other art techniques. In 2013/2014, she conducted art classes for children from the University Children's Hospital in Krakow. In 2015, she conducted workshops as part of the Children's University. She took part in many Foundation projects, where she conducted art classes. She is interested in what happens at the junction of various fields of art and how to arouse curiosity about the world and expand horizons through various artistic activities, thus enriching our reality.