Bożena Szota
Coordinator and producer of the Ethno Port Festival

Specialist in the organization of cultural events, since 2004 she has been involved in the organization and production of festivals, theater performances and concerts of different music genres at ZAMEK Culture Center in Poznan, one of the biggest culture institutions in Poland. She programmed and produced hundreds of events including concerts cycles like Music and Theater in Castle Courtyards (2005-2010) and JazZamek since 2015. Coordinator and producer of the Ethno Port Festival program since its first edition in 2008 and now on. In 2012-2014 she has been local coordinator for Metamorphosis project (EU Culture) dedicated for contemporary dance theater, in situ projects and video.

Previously, she gained professional experience at Artistic Agency Taff Art and Studio Panorama (tv production). She collaborated with numerous international festivals: Poznań Jazz Fair, Poznań Mozart Festival, Animator Film Festival, Poznań Baroque and Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition. For a few years she was the program coordinator and co-producer of the MALTA OFF project as part of the MALTA Theater Festival. She actively participates in international festivals, music conferences and trade fair. During last few years she has been a member of jury at Polish festivals (Mikołajki Folkowe, Dragon Folk Fest) and regional stage (Central and Eastern Europe) at WOMEX 2015. She studied ethnology and culture anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.