The documentary “OCCUPATION OR LIBERATION” presented at the European Film Festival in Romania


A screening of the Bulgarian documentary Occupation or Liberation (2021) took place on 5 May at the Eforie Cinema in Bucharest. It was presented in the program of the XXVI European Film Festival in Romania by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Bucharest and with the assistance of the State Institute for Culture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The EFF is organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute, with the support of the European Commission's Representation in Romania and EUNIC Romania, in partnership with European cultural embassies, centers, and institutes. In solidarity with the situation in Ukraine, this year’s edition of the EFF puts on focus three main topics in...

The Old New at Sofia Paper Art Fest 2022


  10 May – 10 June Opening: 10 May at 6 p.m. Exhibition space “Triangular Tower of Serdica” Regional History Museum – Sofia Address: 16, Knyaginya Maria-Luiza Blvd., Sofia 1000   SOFIA PAPER ART FEST once again presents an exhibition from its most prestigious section –the Biennial for Paper Art in the Triangular Tower of Serdica. The exhibition THE OLD NEW is a curatorial selection of works from the Amateras collection.        In the current situation of difficult logistics due to the Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine, many artists around the world are seriously prevented from participating in international...

May 9th : Europe Day – Solidarity With Ukraine


The French Embassy and the French Institute of Bulgaria together with the Bulgarian cluster of EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture - and in particular with the Austrian Embassy in Bulgaria, the Spanish Embassy in Bulgaria and the Cervantes Institute of Sofia express their solidarity with Ukraine with a special programme which will take place on May 9th from 5.30 pm on Slaveykov Square.The event is included in the programme in Bulgaria of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and benefits the support of Sofia Municipality.The artist Christian Bakalov will transform the facade of the French Institute of Bulgaria with the installation...

The EU’s anthem "Ode to Joy", performed by the children's radio choir of the Bulgarian National Radio


     On the occasion of Europe Day, at the initiative of the State Institute for Culture and the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), a video congratulation with the anthem of Europe "Ode to Joy" performed by the children's radio choir of the BNR is presented.      The history of the European anthem dates back to the 18th century and is associated with the names of Friedrich Schiller and Ludwig van Beethoven. The European Anthem is a fragment of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, composed in 1823. The German poet, historian and playwright Friedrich Schiller wrote the poem The Ode to Joy (German: An die Freude) in 1785. It expresses his idealistic...

The presentation of the Bulgarian art project “STREICH” continues in Brussels


The eve of the Orthodox Easter holidays saw the continuation of the Bulgarian art project STREICH in the Belgian capital presenting sculptures by the famous Bulgarian sculptor Todor Todorov. A private view of a second exhibition of 14 sculptures took place on 21 April in the branch of Belfius Bank Rue de la Loi which is on display to the Belgian public from 1 March till 30 June this year. The event, which was attended by the author Todor Todorov and the curator of the project artist Daniela Todorova, was opened by the Belfius Bank Regional Manager for Brussels Mrs. Patricia Chenut and the Bulgarian Ambassador to Belgium Plamen Bonchev. A greeting on behalf of EU Commissioner Maria Gabriel...

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Exhibition With Children's Art From Bitola Visits The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
  On the occasion of the International Children's Day on June 1, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts a special children's exhibition under the motto: "From C hildren to C hildren A round the W orld" from Bitola, Republic...

The Mission Gallery


Opening: May 17, 6 pm, Mission Gallery, 2 Alfred Nobel Street The Collective exhibition "Cultural Diplomacy - Balkan Dialogue" from the Republic of North Macedonia is visiting Sofia on the occasion of the celebration of May 21 - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development of UNESCO. At the initiative of the United Nations, a joint declaration was adopted on May 21, 2001, aimed at promoting the diversity of national cultures in the world. Since then, the celebration of the Day of Cultural Diversity has begun and events, celebrations and concerts... 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.

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