Robert Piaskowski

Robert Piaskowski

Robert Piaskowski

Robert Piaskowski is a sociologist, cultural manager and animator, pedagogue, and musician. He is currently the Director of the National Centre for Culture in Warsaw, a national cultural institution responsible for the development of cultural infrastructure, professionalization of the cultural sector, cultural education, and the implementation of national programmes in Poland.

He is also the Artistic Director and founder of the Krakow Film Music Festival.

From 2018 to 2024, he served as the Plenipotentiary of the Mayor of Krakow for Culture, and from 2007 to 2018, he was the Program Director of the Krakow Festival Office. Over the years, he was responsible for Krakow’s cultural policy in the areas of heritage, culture, and creative sectors.

He managed the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature programme and the city’s audiovisual policy. He represented Krakow on the Board of Directors of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) and on the board of the ICORN network. He oversaw Krakow’s international relations in the fields of heritage and culture.

Additionally, he lectures at national universities, including the Jagiellonian University and the AGH University of Science and Technology.