There are two institutes responsible for performing arts in Poland:
- Zbigniew Raszewski Theatrical Institute – responsible for documentation, promotion and animation of Polish theatre life. The institute invokes public debate on contemporary Polish theatre, broadens the perspectives of accompanying scientific reflections, and supports research and educational activities.
- Institute of Music and Dance – established on 1 October 2010 by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Its creation was preceded by a sector consultation and a three month preparation of the development strategy with the Polish organisations and institutions active in the field of music and dance. A key mission of the Institute is to act for the development of music and dance culture in Poland.
Currently, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage runs subsidy programmes for:
- Theatre and Dance. The aim of the programme is to support the most valuable phenomena and trends in contemporary theatre and dance.
- Music. The aim of the programme is to support the most valuable phenomena and trends in Polish and world music culture.