The TUTAKA Festival of the Awakened 2022

On 15-16 July 2022, the TUTAKA Festival of the Awakened took place for the second time in the Boryk glade near Grodek, to show support for each other, to get to know our culture and each other better. Above all, however, to send a clear signal to our friends in Belarus that we are with them in our thoughts and actions.

For the festival, we have invited first and foremost Belarusian artists, not only musicians, but also people from the theatre and visual arts. Especially those who have become symbols of change or who are working solely to support this change.


Žyvie Biełaruś! Žyvie viečna i niachaj žyvie volna!


  • Where: Boryk glade near Grodek 
  • When: 15-16 July 2021

The first day of the festival, Friday, was a day of meetings and workshops. The Tamak Zone hosted lessons in the Belarusian language, an action of solidarity with political prisoners in Belarus: "Birds of Freedom" with Alexandra Konofalska, a poetry evening from Mova Nanova. And in the Tutaka zone, an evening dance in the forest! PROSTA TAŃCUJ - Sw@da b2b Magdala - Dj Set.


Whereas on Saturday, the Tamaka zone was already bustling with life from as early as midday:

  • a performance for children "Brydkie kačenia" by the Czrevo Theatre in the Podlasie Belarusian dialect
  • intergenerational "matanka" puppet-making workshop
  • intergenerational workshops of making decorative woven bands
  • shadow theatre performance
  • traditional Belarusian paper-cutting workshop
  • continuation of the workshop of making "paper birds" with Aleksandra Konofalska in the framework of the action of solidarity with political prisoners in Belarus
  • Rufina Bazlova led an artistic action "Framed in Belarus" (embroidery workshop for adults)
  • Belarusian lessons with Mova Nanova

The Tutaka Zone, meanwhile, opened with a discussion studio:

- Press presentation of the project "One hour from here to the east"

- Belarusian emigration after 2020

- Belarusian culture across borders

- War in Ukraine. What about Belarus?


And on the main stage performed:






A complete novelty, on the other hand, was the project "Listen to the movement", which is dance theatre on the main festival stage!

We finished the festival by dancing in the forest to the music of Hajda Banda + Sw@da b2b Magdala - Dj Set - PROSTA TAŃCUJ


  • Organised by: Tutaka Foundation
  • Honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda
  • Honorary Committee: Ivonka Surviłła - President of the Council of the Belarusian People's Republic, Śviatłana Cichanoŭska - leader of democratic forces of Belarus, Artur Kosicki - Marshal of the Podlaskie Province, Tadeusz Truskolaski - President of the City of Białystok, Pavał Łatuška - leader of NAU
  • Strategic partner: Podlaskie Province
  • Partners: Infinity Group, Bialystok Puppet Theatre, Belarusian Students' Union, Orthodox Youth Brotherhood of the Bialystok-Gdansk Diocese, Arsenal Gallery, Gródek Community Cultural Centre, Gródek Municipality, NAU, Mova Nanova
  • The project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the City of Białystok.
  • Task co-financed by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs and Administration.
  • Media Partners: TOK FM, TV Belsat, Polish Radio Białystok, Gazeta Wyborcza, Euroradio, Belarusian Radio Racyja, Krytyka Polityczna, MediaPortBelarus, Страна Для Жизни.
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