In the state and municipal museums and galleries, the main problem is the lack of funds for new purchases and expansion of museum collections.
Number of museums (state and municipal)
Source: National Statistical Institute
There are a large number of associations in the field of visual arts in Bulgaria. they are active participants in the cultural life of the country. In recent years, the free (not subsidised) urban scene has been particularly active.
Numerous private galleries have emerged, a number of festivals have appeared and developed successfully. With the new law on cultural heritage, the first two private museums have appeared.