Warsaw Observatory of Culture

ul. Mokotowska 29a
00-560 Warsaw

T: +48 22 6203490

NIP 5251000514
REGON 010941634
IBAN PL 59 1240 6003 1111 0010 7151 9710

Warsaw Observatory of Culture is a local government artistic institution entered into the Register of Cultural Institutions of the Capital City of Warsaw under RIA/166/91.

Our space for activities:


ul. Marszałkowska 34/50
00-647 Warsaw

Our day-to-day office is in Warsaw at ul. Mokotowska 29a. We work on a project basis, so we do not have regular opening hours. If you would like to get in touch, please email us.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Questions and answers

What does WOK do?

We carry out socially relevant artistic and research projects. We develop innovative tools and solutions that support the growth and professionalisation of the cultural sector. We provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience, we build collaborative networks, and connect people, places and ideas. We initiate public debates in a spirit of openness and accessibility.

What kind of institution is WOK?

WOK is an interdisciplinary cultural institution, governed by the local council, which pursues research and artistic projects. We operate in accordance with our Ethics Map. Our underlying values are openness, cooperation, diversity, accessibility and reliability.

How to reach us?

WOK is located in two separate premises. Our office is located at ul. Mokotowska 29a, at the end of the inner courtyard which can be accessed from ul. Marszałkowska 34/50. Nearby, in the arcades of the building at ul. Marszałkowska 34/50 is our WOK Lab space, where artistic events take place. The main entrance to WOK Lab is located in the building at ul. Marszałkowska, between Plac Zbawiciela and Plac Konstytucji (building with arcades).

The WOK Lab and office can be reached by the underground (the nearest station is Politechnika, from where our premises are 350–400 metres away), bus or tram.

Is the WOK space accessible to people with disabilities?

The ground floor of the WOK Lab is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. The wheelchair ramp leading to the arcades is located on the side of Plac Konstytucji. Unfortunately, the WOK office building is not adapted to the needs of people with reduced mobility.

Detailed information on the architectural accessibility of the WOK building and parking spaces can be found at the Declaration of accessibility page.


What are our working hours?

We work on a project basis, so we do not have regular opening hours. If you would like to visit us, please contact us in advance.

Do we rent our space? What are the rental conditions?

We run a research and artistic programme and make our WOK Lab space available for such projects and events. We do not rent it out, but we cooperate with people who want to hold their activities there. If you have an idea of what you would like to do in our space, please contact us.

Can I organise an exhibition or a performance in your space?

We do not host exhibitions as such, but we do make our space available for research and artistic projects. If you have an idea of what you would like to do in the space, please contact us. We are open to new initiatives and will consider all proposals carefully to ensure that they are in line with our mission.

What are the conditions for using the WOK Lab space?

The WOK Lab’s ground floor space is a place for meetings, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, rehearsals and other performative activities, and is arranged according to the needs of individual projects. We use it in a way that serves everyone. People using the WOK Lab space will be instructed on how to care for the space.

Can I apply for a residency?

Yes, every year in early spring we announce a new edition of a themed residency that lasts a few months. You can read more about our residency programmes here.

How can I do an internship at WOK?

Get in touch with us! We always welcome applications from interns. You can write to us at:

We accept students for internships as part of the projects we are involved in at any given time. For more information on what you could do during your internship, please visit the page.

Can I submit a proposal for an artistic or research project to WOK, and if so, how?

We are open to all proposals that are in line with WOK’s mission. For more information on our vision and the types of projects we undertake, please see:

We consider each project on an individual bases. Feel free to write to us and you can find all our contact details here:

How can one apply for ICORN network residencies?

To apply for ICORN residencies, one should directly submit their application to the network using the form available on the official website:


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