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Participation in the eighth edition of "POETRY IN THE SUBWAY"

30/11/23
Participation in the eighth edition of "POETRY IN THE SUBWAY"

For eighth year in a row, the international project "POETRY IN THE SUBWAY" collected poems by European authors. The poems are located in the carriages and stations of the Sofia metro in Bulgarian and in the original languages. The opening took place on November 22 at the Polish Institute in Sofia with the participation of the director of the State Cultural Institute under the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Snezhana Joveva, who congratulated the organizers and emphasized the sustainability and...

"Sandro - Prince Alexander von Battenberg. One European destiny"

29/11/23
"Sandro - Prince Alexander von Battenberg. One European destiny"

The exhibition  participates in the Open Door Days for students at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs The exhibition "Sandro - Prince Alexander von Battenberg. One European destiny", is visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the invitation of the State Cultural Institute and will be part of the rich program of the Open Door Days for students on December 2. It is a joint implementation of the "Values" Foundation and the "Heiligenberg-Jugenheim" Foundation - Germany, with the support of...

Open Call for Titles for the International Film Festival of Art (FIFA) in Montreal

16/08/23
Open Call for Titles for the International Film Festival of Art (FIFA) in Montreal

The State Institute for Culture is pleased to inform you of an open call for titles for the International Film Festival of Art (FIFA), which will take place in Montreal from March 14-24, 2024. Detailed information is available at https://lefifa.com/en/appel-a-soumissions. When registering by August 31, 2023, participants pay a reduced fee of CAD 40 for films over 40 minutes and CAD 20 for titles under 40 minutes. The standard registration fee is CAD 55 and CAD 30 respectively. The application...

Exhibition of Artist of Bulgarian Origin Stella Sidi in Buenos Aires

16/08/23
Exhibition of Artist of Bulgarian Origin Stella Sidi in Buenos Aires

  The Argentine artist of Bulgarian origin Stella Sidi opened on August 10 this year her new exhibition under the title "Ecdisis" in the prestigious historic neighborhood of Buenos Aires Recoleta. Ambassador Stoyan Mihailov congratulated Mrs. Sidi on her new exhibition and wished her to continue to inspire the audience with her unusual look at the world.  The name of the exhibition is not only played with the name of the Creator, but also in Latin means "come out", "run",...

Opening of the Exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" in Pernik

14/08/23
Opening of the Exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" in Pernik

On the occasion of the Orthodox feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mobile exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" will be opened on August 15 in the Regional Administration - Pernik. The mobile phototype exhibition from the program of the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs was realized jointly with the Center for Slavic-Byzantine Studies "Prof. Ivan Duychev" at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Icons are one of the...

Artist Ivan Milushev to be Awarded at the "Kastra" Festival in Slovenia

09/08/23
Artist Ivan Milushev to be Awarded at the "Kastra" Festival in Slovenia

Ivan Milushev, an artist and director of the City Art Gallery in Blagoevgrad, is among the five recipients of awards from the fifth edition of the large-format watercolor festival "Kastra". The festival will take place from August 26 to October 8, 2023, in Ajdovščina, Slovenia, under the auspices of the "Lokar Gallery". The organizers of the watercolor festival "Kastra" are in partnership with the Municipality of Ajdovščina, the International Watercolor Society of Slovenia (IWS...

Collective exhibition "HERE AND THERE: BETWEEN TWO COASTS" brought together Bulgarian artists from the USA

03/08/23
Collective exhibition "HERE AND THERE: BETWEEN TWO COASTS" brought together Bulgarian artists from the USA

The exhibition was officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Gabriel   On August 2, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Gabriel officially opened the collective exhibition "HERE AND THERE: BETWEEN TWO COASTS" in the "Mission" gallery at the State Cultural Institute. The special guest of the event was the US ambassador to our country, H.E. Kenneth Merten. "Art is a bridge between people. Through it, we get to know different...

The "Alphabet and History" exhibition opened at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Slovakia

03/08/23
The "Alphabet and History" exhibition opened at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Slovakia

On the eve of the celebrations in Slovakia of St. St. Cyril and Methodius, the exhibition "Alphabet and History" was opened at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute, a joint work of the State Cultural Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the "Elena and Ivan Duychevi" Foundation. The event in Bratislava on July 4 was under the patronage of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Slovak Republic H.E. Mr. Vasil Petkov, who opened the exhibition....

The final week of the Bulgarian-Norwegian project

23/07/23
The final week of the Bulgarian-Norwegian project

Mid-July for the State Institute for Culture was marked by a series of activities to mark the calendar completion of the Anti-Semitism and Preservation of Jewish Heritage project. 1. On July 14, 2023, the "Posters and Memory" exhibition, created by 12 authors after a creative workshop held in April in the city, was opened in the Bayrakli Mosque in Samokov. The director of the Institute, Mrs. Snezhana Joveva, thanked the hosts - the mayor of the city, Vladimir Georgiev, and the director of the...

Exhibition of the group "Bulgarian Artists Abroad" at the Mission Gallery

19/07/23
Exhibition of the group "Bulgarian Artists Abroad" at the Mission Gallery

The exhibition "Here And There: Between Two Shores" will be opened on August 2 at the Mission Gallery at the State Institute for Culture under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The exhibition, curated by Prof. Vassilen Vasevski, presents works of 11 Bulgarian artists, who live and develop their artistic potential overseas: Tatyana Avdzhieva, Atanaska Tassart, Stanimira Radulova, Yordan Ivanov, Lucien Dimitrov, Vassilen Vasevski, Mariana Kalcheva, Kamelia Tomanova, Evgenia Petrova, Ivan Mihov...

Participation of the State Institute for Culture in the Meeting of the Board of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

11/07/23
Participation of the State Institute for Culture in the Meeting of the Board of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

In the first week of July 2023, a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) was held in Barcelona. As a rule, such meetings of the governing body are held once a year and bring together the representatives of 50 countries from the two regions - 30 European and 20 Asian countries, plus a representative of the European Union and the Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The ASEF Board of Directors aimed to review and approve the ongoing...

Participation of the Director of the State Institute For Culture in the General Assembly of EUNIC

06/07/23
Participation of the Director of the State Institute For Culture in the General Assembly of EUNIC

In the period June 29-30, 2023, the director of the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs Snezhana Joveva-Dimitrova took part in the general meeting of the board of directors of EUNIC - Network of Cultural Institutes in the EU, which took place at the Danish Cultural Institute in Copenhagen . The State Institute for Culture has been a full member of EUNIC since June 2021 and since then regularly participates in the annual meetings, where important topics for the...

"The Australian Experience" - Presentation by Dr. Maria Staykova

27/06/23
"The Australian Experience" - Presentation by Dr. Maria Staykova

On July 6, at the initiative of the Vice-President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mrs. Iliana Yotova, and with the assistance of the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs, a public event on the topic of "Experienced Australia" will be held. Our compatriot Dr. Maria Staykova will talk about the distant continent and will show photos. She has lived for decades in the city of Canberra and is the author of several books on bilateral relations between Australia and...

The Bulgarian feature film “The Infinite Garden” participates at “The European Cinema Week in Your City”

26/06/23
The Bulgarian feature film “The Infinite Garden” participates at “The European Cinema Week in Your City”

The Embassy of Bulgaria in Ankara participates in the film project "European Cinema Week in Your City". With the support of the State Institute for Cultural, the Bulgarian feature film "The Infinite Garden", 2017, 90 min., directed by Galin Stoev, will be presented within the framework of the initiative with ten screenings in ten different cities in Turkey. Screening program: June 16 - 6:30 p.m. Eskişehir, location: Cinema Pink Kanatlı Shopping Mall June 17 - 4:30 p.m. Trabzon, location:...

Month of Bulgarian culture in the city of Daegu, Republic of Korea, May 26 - June 30, 2023

22/06/23
Month of Bulgarian culture in the city of Daegu, Republic of Korea, May 26 - June 30, 2023

In cooperation with Susong Municipality in the fourth largest Korean city of Daegu, the Embassy of Bulgaria in the Republic of Korea organized a month of Bulgarian culture in the Beomeo Library. The program of the initiative includes the presentation of the poster exhibition "The Letters of Bulgaria - Alphabet of Europe" - a project of the International Triennial of the Stage Poster-Sofia. The international poster campaign "Letters of Bulgaria - Alphabet of Europe" brings together the efforts...

Participation of Bulgaria in the European Film Festival in Vietnam 2023

16/06/23
Participation of Bulgaria in the European Film Festival in Vietnam 2023

In the period 19 May - 4 June 2023, another edition of the European Film Festival was held in Vietnam with screenings in three major cities in the country - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hue. 18 EU member states and Ukraine were represented with films of various genres and themes. Bulgaria participated with four screenings of the film "The Father" by directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov: in Ho Chi Minh City on May 29, in Hue on June 3, and the Bulgarian film closed the festival in...