Bilyana Tomova is an associate professor in Cultural Economics at the University of National and World Economics, Sofia (department of Media and Public Communications) and also she is a visiting professor at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts and Sofia University “Kl. Ohridski”. She co-founded the Observatory of Cultural Economics.
Tomova has a Master’s degree in Economics and Economic Sociology and she has a doctoral degree (“Special features of arts markets (performing arts)”) from the University of National and World Economics, Sofia. She was a fellow on cultural policies at the Centre for Policy Studies affiliated with the Central European University and the Open Society Institute, Budapest. She wrote articles, studies and monographs about cultural economics, cultural policy and advocacy, alternative financing of the public sector, market failures and possibilities of sustainable development in area of the cultural industries. She also participated in many Bulgarian and international research projects.