Institute of Culturology: Bulgarian Cultural Policy 1990-1995. Sofia, 1997. 

Markov, Emil; Kabakov, Ivan: Statutory Options of Financing Culture. Legal Report on the Culture Technological Park Project under the Policies for Culture Programme (in Bulgarian). 

Materials from a seminar on Decentralisation: Investing in the Culture of Regions, held in Bistritsa from January 18 to 20, 2001 under the Policies for Culture Programme (in Bulgarian). 

Ministry of Culture: Cultural Policy 1996-1999. Sofia, 2000 (in Bulgarian). 

National Statistical Institute: Statistical Yearbook 2000; Statistical Yearbook 2001; Statistical Yearbook 2002, Statistical Yearbook 2003, Statistical Yearbook 2004, Statistical Yearbook 2005. Sofia: National Statistical Institute, 2000 to 2006. 

Tomova, Bilyana: Financing of the Arts / Culture in Bulgaria: Between the State and the Market. Economic Report on the Culture Technological Park Project under the Policies for Culture Programme (in Bulgarian).

Arts, Politics and Change, ECF / Boekmanstichting - Amsterdam / Bulgarian. Sofia, 2005 

Creative Industries in the City of Plovdiv - an Economic perspective, British Council - Bulgaria (2006)

Ivan Tchalakov, Vladya Borisova, Donka Keskinova, Georgy Damyanov, Rossitza Arkova, Tsveta Andreeva, Jordan Kalchev, Todor Todorov: Economic Contribution of Copyright and related rights-based Industries to the Bulgarian Economy. With the methodological support of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Sofia, 2007.

HEREIN - European Heritage Network NATIONAL HERITAGE POLICY. BULGARIAN REPORT, UPDATED 2007, up-dates by Uliana Maleeva, Hristina Staneva. Sofia 2007.

Lidia Varbanova: Financing Cultural practices in South-East Europe. A cultural policy paper commissioned by Policies for Culture, 2003.

Feri, Xhevdet: Why do reforms stop? A controversial study on cultural policies in the fields of theatre and cinema in Albania.

Council of Europe: Cultural Policy in Albania (Part I, Contribution from the Albanian authorities and Part II, review of the cultural policy in Albania). Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 2000.


Cultural policy making bodies

Ministry of Culture

National Council for Co-operation on Ethnic and Demographic Issues

State Institute for Culture (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Cultural Contact Point - Bulgaria

MEDIA Desk - Bulgaria

Bulgarian National Film Centre

Professional associations

Union of Bulgarian Artists

Union of Bulgarian Composers

Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers

Union of the Architects in Bulgaria

Grant-giving bodies

National Culture Fund

Open Society Institute

Goethe Institute - Sofia

Human Resources Development Centre

Art Production Fund

"Values" Foundation

Cultural research and statistics

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation

Centre for Advanced Study

International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations

National Statistics Institute

Observatory of Cultural Economics

Culture / arts portals

Kultura Magazine

National Civil Forum for Culture


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