Presentation of the film "The Infinite Garden" in Lagos at the Francophonie Week in Nigeria

On March 25, 2023, after a long hiatus, a Bulgarian film was again presented in Lagos, Nigeria. As part of the Francophonie Week, the screening of the feature film "The...


A Bulgarian Exhibition and a Documentary Film were Presented for the First Time in Abuja

  With the assistance of the State Institute for Culture within the framework of the Week of Francophonie (March 18-26, 2023) in Abuja, on March 21, 2023, with a very...

The State Institute for Culture

THE INSTITUTE supports and works towards priority delivery of national and international cultural projects and programmes. It offers assistance to Bulgarian diplomatic missions abroad in their effort to expand the bilateral and multilateral cultural relations and cooperation. It preserves, makes acquisitions and promotes the artwork collection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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Participation of the State Institute For Culture in the First Edition of the Day Of European Authors - March 27, 2023

The State Institute for Culture actively participated in the launch of the new European initiative - Day of European Authors, which will be celebrated annually on March 27. On the initiative of the Bulgarian European Commissioner for Innovation, Scientific Research, Culture, Education and Youth Maria Gabriel, the European Commission, with the support of the National Agencies of the member countries, on March 27, the day of European authors is launched. The idea is to hold the day annually on the last Monday of March to encourage reading, especially among young... read more

The Mission Gallery was founded in 2009 as an unrestricted place for cultural diplomacy in Sofia. The gallery is a unique art space within the administrative structure, which changes the daily institutional rhythm, opening its doors to the public for a dynamic exchange of ideas, artistic concepts and messages.

The gallery complements and supports the activities of the State Institute for Culture, related to various forms of intercultural dialogue: project introductions and meetings with authors, exhibitions, conferences, literary readings, performances, charity events and workshops for children.

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