Distinction for the ING Polish Art Foundation granted by Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski
On 19 September 2011, the ING Polish Art Foundation received an award granted by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Oscar Swan, Chairman of the Foundation Board and Vice President of ING Bank Śląski, collected the award granted to the Foundation for its systematic support of Polish contemporary art.
The Minister emphasised that the Foundation’s long-lasting engagement in supporting a domain, which is not the most spectacular one, although demanding, is very interesting. The annual Awards granted by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage are mainly granted to individuals – artists, animators and managers – whose activities have a great impact on the development and popularisation of culture in Poland, as well as the protection of culture and national heritage. This year, awards were also granted to companies and organisations, which greatly contribute to the development of art.