6 publications found
A year and more than 320 projects, selected in open calls in accordance with the Bid Book, have been sorted chronologically and thematically into four programme platforms – Fuse, Transform, Revive, and Relax. Plovdiv, the first Bulgarian city to become a European Capital of Culture, faced a series of challenges in order to accomplish its year of culture ‘ TOGETHER’. It had to invent and rediscover production methods in order to realize such a large-scale project in the local conditions. Plovdiv managed to achieve its goals thanks to its openness and its democratic way of programming, two approaches that enabled everyone to take part and develop ideas and events within the programme. The Plovdiv 2019 programme kicked off as early as 2017, with extensive music festivals and upgrades to the city’s traditional cultural events. The project’s aim is to contribute to building capacity in the management of cultural projects, engage the local scene, involve large and small independent organisations and community centres, and boost the consciousness of Plovdivians’ as European citizens. To achieve these goals, starting on the first day of the preparation work, Plovdiv 2019 directed much effort and resources to educational meetings, projects about and with communities, as well as to activities that change a person’s usual experience with art, directly involving the city’s residents.
Other Bulgaria English, Bulgarian
ADATA is a project initiated and implemented by Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, and realized in partnership with the Goethe-Institut in Bulgaria and the Polish Institute in Sofia. Its development and implementation are planned within the programme concept ‘Transform‘ of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019. In particular, the project deals with two main issues: the possible returning of the river area back to the citizens everyday life, and the search for an engaged and present-day attitude toward the architectural heritage from the Soviet era.
Other Bulgaria English, Bulgarian
Some 20 open calls were realised for the achievement of the programme’s main ideas in the period between the city’s election to host the ECOC initiative up to the successful conclusion of the title year. More than 1,700 ideas and proposals were registered under the open calls, all of them aimed at achieving the main programme goals of fitting into the individual themes, and being in the Plovdiv region, the city suburbs, and local communities. One of the programme’s main philosophies is that unification is never a given but a conscious choice. That is why, rather than choosing the traditional division of projects by genres, the programme structure opted for a consolidation into thematic and concept clusters. In this way, more than 550 events from the various projects were connected with the four thematic platforms, allowing the involvement and enrichment of their audiences, and the incorporation of new venues. Participants were invited and partnerships expanded.
Training material Romania English, Bulgarian
This booklet contains the stories and memories of ten villagers from Bela Rechka who tell about their contact with nature throughout the years. We decided to make it for several reasons. First, we were curious what animals and plants can be seen in this part of Bulgaria? Which creatures are visible to the local people while remaining invisible to us, the city dwellers? How do the villagers from Bela Rechka communicate with the natural environment? How do they name it? What is their attitude to it? At the same time, we wanted to show the richness of Berkovski Balkan and its fragility, the need to take care and be personally involved. So, this booklet is also a sort of an ecological guide which – through the past – raises many questions about the present.
Training material Bulgarian
This is the manual on how to produce a bell, part of the Bela Rechka project. This was presented as a living culture project in Yuriy Vulkovsky's presentation on Day 3 of AC4.
Training material Bulgaria English, Bulgarian
This is the project Rakia House, presented by Yuriy Vulkovsky on Day 3 of AC4.