Tamara Kamińska

Tamara Kamińska

A graduate of the University of Silesia, where she earned a master’s degree in philosophy, and a postgraduate degree in cultural management from the University of Economics in Katowice.

Since October 2018, she has served as a director, and since May 2022 as a member of the Board of Directors of the Music Export Poland Foundation. Since 2019, she has been working with the National Commission for UNESCO in Poland as an expert on creative cities and the ZAiKS Authors’ Association as an advisor to the Board of Directors. In 2022, she took on the role of coordinator of the European Music Exporters Exchange network of export offices, where she is responsible for, among other things, raising funds from external sources and working with global networks of music industry players. As an independent consultant in the field of creative industries development, she has and continues to collaborate in the creation of strategies for development through culture with many cities around the world, such as Ramallah (Palestine), Ambon (Indonesia), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and Daegu (South Korea). In 2021, she began her research process and is currently preparing her dissertation at the Creative Economy Research Center in Warsaw.

She participated in the development of the Development Strategy of the City of Katowice 2030 in the field of social and cultural affairs and the “Policy for the Development of the Music Sector in Katowice”.
She organized efforts for the City of Katowice to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), which resulted in Katowice’s designation as a City of Music in 2015. In 2015–2018, she was also responsible for the implementation of the entire “Katowice City of Music” program. The author of the winning application for WOMEX’17, a festival and world music fair. She was also responsible for implementing the event in Katowice. On behalf of Katowice, responsible for the preparation of the proposal for the 2018 Annual Congress of the Creative Cities Network, as well as its preparation and implementation. She was elected leader of the UCCN music sub-network and a member of the Steering Committee of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.