Mission Statement

The purpose of the Memphis in Poland Festival is to share the music, arts, and culture native to Memphis, with an international audience in Poland. The long-term aim of the festival is to solidify a partnership between both regions that will flourish for many years to come, providing opportunities for educational and cultural exchanges, facilitating commerce, and promoting tourism.

Honorary Committee

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Kevin Kane

-President and CEO of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Ryszard Schnepf

-Former Ambassador of Poland to the USA, Spain, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Costa Rica

-Lecturer at The American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw

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Jacek Karnowski

Mayor of the City of Sopot

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Jarosław Klimaszewski

Mayor of the City of Bielsko-Biała

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Leadership & Planning Committee

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Jacek Dutkiewicz ⎯ Chair

-President of the Polish-American Society

-Owner of H&J Solutions

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Paweł Jankowski ⎯ Vice Chair  

-Former Vice President of the Polish-American Society

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Halina Dutkiewicz ⎯ Director of Events  

-Director of the N. Copernicus School of Polish Culture and Language

-Owner of H&J Solutions

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Marcin Arendt ⎯ Director of Programming  

-Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Memphis  

-Orchestra Manager at IRIS Orchestra

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Rebecca Arendt ⎯ Director of Creative Services  

-Director of Community Initiatives & Artist Fellowship at IRIS Orchestra

-Adjunct Professor of Voice at the University of Memphis

Official Partners & Sponsors - 2019

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Official Partners & Sponsors - 2017

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