The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is a state-funded cultural institution, whose mission is to build and communicate the cultural dimension of Poland through active participation in international cultural exchange. Through the organisation of high-quality initiatives and events in the fields of music, visual arts, theatre, design and film, the AMI works to promote contemporary Polish culture in an international arena. The Institute has carried out cultural projects in 70 countries. As of early 2016, the AMI has presented more than 5,500 cultural events, attracting an audience of more than 52 million on five continents. All of the Institute’s projects are carried out under the flagship brand Culture.pl.
The Institute’s Culture.pl portal offers a daily information service covering key events related to Polish culture around the world: In addition to information on events organised in Poland and abroad, the portal features numerous artist profiles, reviews, essays, descriptive articles and information about cultural institutions. The site, which in 2015 drew more than 4.5 million users from around the world, is available in three languages: Polish, English and Russian. In 2015 the portal won the Guarantee of Culture award in the category Culture on the Net.