COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Bulgaria/ 3.4 International cultural co-operation  

3.4.4 Direct professional co-operation

In 2000 Bulgaria joined the Policies for Culture Programme of the European Cultural Foundation and the ECUMEST Association for SEE, which operated from 2001 to 2005. A large debate on decentralisation was launched, along with local action projects by local authorities and NGOs. The programme developed a regional pool of experts in cultural policy-making and in research.

Initiatives of the private sector in the arts are ongoing within the existing international networks. Although not a part of the official national policy instruments, these exchanges contribute a great extent to the image of Bulgarian contemporary arts abroad. Festivals, workshops, international exchanges in performing arts, media, film, visual arts etc. are run mainly by NGOs and supported by international funding.

Additional resources:

Mobility trends and case studies

Examples of mobility schemes for artists and cultural professionals in Bulgaria  


Chapter published: 20-01-2011

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