Founder Open'er Festival, Board member Yourope
Mikolaj Ziolkowski is an expert in promoting culture, music, art and entertainment. His interest in live music events evolved into Alter Art, one of Poland's leading promoters in music and entertainment events. It organizes the most important music festivals in Poland: Orange Warsaw Festival, Kraków Live Festival and the biggest one – Open’er Festival, with its 20-year history. Open’er has been acknowledged outside Poland, becoming a two-time European Festival Awards winner as Best Major Festival. On top of the aforementioned success, Alter Art won the Promoter of the Year title during European Festival Awards 2016. Mikolaj Ziolkowski was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Poland and included in the list of most influential people of culture in Poland by “Polityka”. He is also the co-founder and President of the Association of Organizers of Art and Entertainment Events in Poland. Since 2016 he has been a board member of Yourope, the European Festival Association. In 2021, Mikołaj Ziółkowski, has been nominated for the Arthur Award in the "Festival Organiser" category, the most prestigious award of the concert industry in the world.