Bank Millennium sponsors the Sacrum Profanum Festival

Sacrum Profanum is an international project, which has gained the status of one of the most interesting musical events in Europe. It presents latest music, aiming at erasing the borderline between contemporary classical music, often treated as difficult and incomprehensible, and the achievements of the ambitious entertainment-experimental scene. Its rank is built by participation – on the one hand – of the best ensembles performing contemporary classical music, i.a. Ensemble Modern, Alarm Will Sound, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Kronos Quartet, on the other hand – stars of the world’s alternative scene i.a. Aphex Twin, Jónsi, Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Adrian Utley (Portishead), Kraftwerk or Sigur Rós.

The festival has won the most recognised Polish prizes and awards. It has also been included in the official calendar of the Polish Presidency in the Council of the European Union. The Festival, recommended by prestigious music magazines including Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, Mezzo television, is widely acclaimed by critics and the public at large. The Festival’s events are covered every year by more than 160 reporters from Poland and abroad.

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Sacrum Profanum 2019

On 27 September, the 17th edition of the Cracow Sacrum Profanum festival. Over the eight festival days there will be seventeen concerts and numerous satellite events held. Following the already well-established tradition, Bank Millennium is the sponsor of the event.

― Right from the very start of its business activity, Bank Millennium has been engaged in providing access and promoting culture in Poland. Therefore, we have impressing ― 30-year experience and we are able to notice and appreciate extraordinary and valuable events of great artistic value. That was the case with the Sacrum Profanum Festival in 2012, which for several years has been one of the most important points in the cultural calendar for those interested in contemporary music, and the Bank is proud to support this event," says Iwona Jarzębska, Director of the Public Relations Department at Bank Millennium.

This year's Sacrum Profanum Festival will take place between 27 September and 4 October. The main theme of this year's edition is #NEIGHBOURHOOD, both geographical and musical one. This year, the creators of the festival pay attention to the immediate surroundings. They will look at the idea of good neighbourliness in its various variants: local, national, social and symbolic.

The Programme of the 17th Sacrum Profanum Festival will be filled with the works of representatives of ten countries: Poland, USA, Lithuania, Austria, Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and South Korea.

Bank Millennium supports the Sacrum Profanum Festival, which is a festival of contemporary, but also experimental music. Bank Millennium has been a long-term partner which supports the festival, but does not interfere with its agenda ― says Izabela Helbin, Director of the Cracow Festival Office.

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Bank Millennium has been involved in culture for three decades now. Parallel to its business, it has been supporting national and local cultural events. It is a sponsor of culture 360° - promoting art in almost all its forms, including music, painting, sculpture, film, theatre, photography, literature and performance. Bank Millennium reaches for niche and popular culture. It is by design a long-term partner. For 17 years it was sponsoring the Golden Sceptre award for eminent culture creators. For 11 years it was supporting “Pearls of Millennium” - a joint project of the Bank and TVP, which aimed to produce, promote and present high culture artistic events on TVP channels. For 8 years now it has been with Bella Skyway in Toruń and for 19 years with “Złota Tarka” festival. For 7 years it was involved in the “Two Theatres” Festival; it was also supporting the Mozart festival in the Warsaw Chamber Opera and many others.

See a short video „1989-2019. 30 years of Bank Millennium culture sponsorship” which encapsulates 30 years of Bank Millennium cultural activity