19th International Every Fine Arts Festival of Disabled People and Seniors at Lodz

Dear Sirs,

Re: the 19th International Every Fine Arts Festival of Disabled People and Seniors at Lodz, beg.of November 2016.

We would like to express our thanks for your participation in our Festival 2015.

You are warmly welcome to participate in this year Festival too.

Thanks to you the importance of our mutual Festival has been increased.

We take great pleasure in informing you about the 19th International Every Fine Arts Festival of Disabled People and Seniors.

At the beginning we would like to introduce ourselves as The Residential Social Care Home  from Poland – town  Lodz.  Our Home so called DPS No 5 "PODGORNA" was founded in 1971.This is one of the state care homes existing in our town. The above home is the residence of handicapped, mentally disabled people/about 180 ones/of different age/medium age no more than fifty years/.The aim of our Residential Care Home is to provide a package  of services to our residents. We are active in various kinds of help to  them as 24-hour care ,medical field, rehabilitation, education, charity and  as well as teaching them the everyday activities. The day care programs  also include the art therapy. The residents like painting, dancing. Some of them  write the poems and are interested in making the sculpture. The people working in DPS No5 "PODGÓRNA" implement all the methods of  social work which they learn during their studies. There is also a volunteer program. We also cooperate with public libraries. Moreover please be informed that since 1998 DPS No5"PODGORNA" is the  main organizer of the INTERNATIONAL  EVERY FINE ARTS FESTIVAL of DISABLED PEOPLE.

Every year in November during our Festival we present the artistic achievements of:

 -our residents

 -disabled people from the day homes of social therapy

 -disabled adults
 
 -children learning in special schools

 -associations for people in need of special care

 -organizations of Seniors

We are currently working on preparing the 19th International Every Fine Arts Festival of Disabled People and Seniors in frame of which we will organize the 13th International Art and Handicraft Exhibition of art works /paintings, drawings and others / made by handicapped, physically and mentally disabled persons and seniors from abroad.

The 19th Festival will take place at Lodz at the beginning of November 2016.

If you wish to contribute to our Festival please submit via e-mail to the address:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

-photos of artworks who’s authors are people with disabilities

-photos showing your activity

Your art works sent via e-mail will be treated as free of payment. Moreover we take that you allow us to share publicly images of works of art received from you. All the materials for our Festival should reach us in September, 2016.

If you have any question please contact us via e-mail- the address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

We would also appreciate any help you can give us in finding contact the  organizations, schools and care homes from your town/country that would be interested in contribution to the International  Art and Handicraft Exhibition in frame of the 19th Festival.

Please be so kind to visit page of the International Every Fine Arts Festival –link:

This link also includes video of the 18th Festival/video with music/

We wish you every success in your activity.

Yours sincerely,

Urszula Wasik
Director of DPS No 5”PODGÓRNA”

Teresa Grzelczak
Volunteer
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