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Two calls from Plovdiv2019

By press release January 29, 2021
The ancient Roman theater in Plovdiv The ancient Roman theater in Plovdiv Photo by Luigi Paternoster

Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, through its Legacy programme, announces two open calls for projects, festivals and creative activities to ensure the sustainability of the European Capital of Culture project in the city.

The common goal of the two calls – "Festivals and creative activities" and "Creative Plovdiv" – is to continue and expand the established partnerships, to develop and express the creative potential of the cultural organisations in Plovdiv and the country, establishing Plovdiv as an active cultural centre. The open calls are to be financed through the rest of the funds from the Melina Mercury Prize and thus the creative organizations and artists are given the opportunity to plan and work for cultural events in 2021 and 2022.

Anyone wishing to implement their projects under the Legacy programme can choose from two components of funding. The application deadline for both is from 18th January till 15th March 2021. The evaluation criteria for both of the components are identical, consistent with the core values and philosophy of the European Capital of Culture initiative.

The component Festivals and Creative Activities distributes the total amount of 1 million BGN and provides an opportunity for all interested organizations and artists from Bulgaria and abroad to present large-scale projects up to BGN 200 000.00 and small projects up to BGN 10 000.00.

The component  "Creative Plovdiv" is aimed at activating the creative potential of the city and the implementation of events in 2021 and 2022 by organizations based in Plovdiv. A total of BGN 500,000 is distributed on it.

In the first part of the Legacy programme of "Plovdiv 2019" 21 projects were confirmed for funding in 2020 and 2021.

After the challenging 2020, the legacy of the European Capital of Culture initiative is yet another tool for support of the cultural sector and for the gradual restoration of active cultural life in Plovdiv. The two new open calls provide optimal conditions for both experienced and large organizations, as well as smaller organizations and independent projects.

Plovdiv 2019 Foundation will organise a series of information meeting for those who may require clarifications.

Other informations here.

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