Tamara Kaminska (1986). A Silesian University graduate with a Masters of Arts in Philosophy, and a post-graduate diploma in Cultural Management from the University of Economics. Since 2012, she worked as Deputy Director for the the Katowice City of Gardens Culture Institution (which organised events such as the JazzArt Festival, Sound Gardens Festival, Annual City Anniversary celebrations and was co-organiser of the OFF, Tauron New Music or RawaBlues Festivals). In this function Tamara was responsible for all programming and oversight of diverse creative and cultural industry based activities of the institution and collaborating with national and international partners, including Krakow, Lublin, Sopot or Wroclaw in Poland and Adelaide, Mannheim, Kingston, Hannover, Sevilla, or Saint Etienne abroad.
Initiator of an innovative NGO support programme that created new collaboration opportunities between the private and public sectors. Together with her team, she organized a bid for the City of Katowice to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), thanks to which Katowice was designated as a City of Music in 2015. Currently, she is also responsible for the implementation and realisation of the entire ‘Katowice – City of Music’ programme, which was detailed in the said application. In 2015-2016, Tamara worked on the “Music sector development policy in Katowice. How to build a thriving, sustainable and prosperous music industry” report for the City of Katowice.