About Cepelia

About CEPELIA Foundation

The aim of the Foundation is to protect, organize, develop and spread the folk and artistic handicraft, art, and artistic industry. The Foundation undertakes actions aimed at safeguarding the conditions for creating new and cultivating traditional values of the material culture of the Polish nation, preserving the cultural identity of the nation, and taking part in the creation of the contemporary Polish culture.

The Foundation participates in international organizations active in the domain of culture and art, especially those propagating the folk and artistic handicraft.

In particular, the Foundation:

  1. supports research in the areas of art, handicraft, and ethnography;
  2. organizes exhibitions, shows, concerts, lectures, conferences;
  3. creates, runs and supports the activity of exposition centers, art. galleries and sales outlets dealing in
  4. works of art as well as folk and artistic handicraft wares;
  5. organizes and runs folklore and regional (dnse and music) ensembles and supports activities in this area;
  6. supports publication of books, manuals, periodicals, brochures, folders and other types of publications and editions related to the aim of the Foundation;
  7. organizes and supports competitions, reviews and other forms of proliferation of broadly understood art;
    grants awards and stipends, and creates various forms of aid for creators;
  8. acts with aim of promoting the Polish culture and art in foreign countries;
  9. seconds activities within the scope of architectural creation and conservation of art pieces and historical objects.

The CEPELIA Polish Art And Handicraft Foundation acts on the basis of the Law on Foundations of April 6th, 1984 and its own Statute. It is registered by the Court of Business Register in the National Company Register at Nr 0000156207. The area of the Foundation’s activity is the territory of the Republic of Poland and foreign countries. The seat of the Foundation is the Capital City of Warsaw. The supervision over the Foundation is carried out by the Minister of Culture and Art.


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During the fifties CEPELIA cooperative “Brąz Dekoracyjny” restored the monument of Fryderyk Chopin that was destroyed during the World War II. The monument, placed in the Royal Baths in Warsaw, was designed in the beginning of the XXth century by Wacław Szymanowski. New, reconstructed monument was unveiled in 1958.


Fundacja “CEPELIA” - Polska Sztuka i Rękodzieło
ul. Chmielna 8, 00-020 Warszawa
tel. (022) 826-60-31, fax. (022) 826-48-54

e-mail: fundacja@cepelia.pl