The Benevolens Foundation undertook a plan to rebuild the guesthouse and create the Artist’s House in it.
The Benevolens Foundation and its partners, i.e. the Association of Polish Artists and Designers of the Opole region (Związek Polskich Artystów Plastyków, okręg opolski), the Polish Journalists Association – Katowice branch (Stowarzyszenie Dziennikarzy Polskich oddział Katowice), the “For Heritage” Foundation (Fundacja “Dla Dziedzictwa”) and the Ballestrem Foundation, are implementing a project entitled “Protecting cultural heritage in the Spa Park in Głuchołazy through renovation of a historic guesthouse” (“Ochrona dziedzictwa kulturowego w Parku Zdrojowym w Głuchołazach poprzez remont zabytkowego pensjonatu”) which is co-financed by the European Union as a part of the RPO WO 2014-2020 project.
The aim of the project is to protect cultural heritage in the border areas by renovating a historic building and converting it into a place of creative work.
The investment consists in rebuilding the interiors of a 120-year-old building in order to adapt it to a house of creative work for artists. Converting the building into the Artist’s House will allow us to create a place of work and recreation for a variety of artists: musicians, composers, actors, artists, painters, sculptors. Cultural events such as exhibitions, concerts, lectures and open-air workshops held in the renovated building will promote art and culture among the local community and tourists visiting the area. Publicity and promotion of the project together with educational initiatives will strengthen the knowledge about the cultural heritage of the region among the local community and tourists. The project will have a positive impact on the protection of important natural and cultural areas. The historic building will be accessible for people with disabilities.
Total value of the project: PLN 3,727,030.00
The value of co-financing from the EU: PLN 2 977 896,97