National Endowment Fund "13 Centuries Bulgaria" Challenges Bulgarian Writers Abroad


  The new initiative of the National Endowment Fund "13 Centuries Bulgaria" - the contest "Contemporary Bulgarian Literature without Borders" provokes the inspiration of Bulgarian writers abroad. The idea of ​​a patriotic organization with 40 years of history is to support the creativity of native language without geographical constraints, whether poetry or prose. According to the regulation of the creative competition, Bulgarian communities, cultural clubs, authors' associations of the country concerned can nominate authors from our diaspora in three categories: novels, short stories, poetry. In each category, the jury will distinguish only one work. The material expression...

Bulgarian Participation in the Sixth EU-China International Literary Festival, 27 November – 19 December 2021


At the end of last year, with the support of the State Institute for Culture, Bulgaria took part in the Sixth EU-China International Literary Festival - 2021 on the topic "Reading between the lines through women's eyes." The institute made contacts with the writers Ina Valchanova and Emilia Proinova, and the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in China provided their materials to the organizers of the festival. Ina Valchanova was approved to participate.  The 6th EU-China International Literary Festival brings leading writers from all across the European Union to China in a celebration of books, writers and readers. European and Chinese writers gathered online to showcase their...

Opening of a Memorial Plaque to the Famous Bulgarian Opera Singer Elena Nikolay in Genoa


  The Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Milan organized the official opening of the memorial plaque of the famous Bulgarian opera singer and actress Elena Nikolay on January 14, 2022 at 11.00 in the park of the Conservatorio Paganini in Genoa at 38 Albaro Street. Placing a memorial plaque in honor of the famous singer, naturalized Italian is the idea of ​​the Consul General in Milan, Mrs. Tanya Dimitrova. Elena Nikolai is deeply connected with the city of Genoa, where she began her first significant professional education. Official guests at the opening were the Municipal Councilor for Culture, Education and Youth Policy Barbara Grosso, the President of the...

International Poster Action on the Occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Moliere's Birth


January 15, 2022 marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of the French playwright Jean-Baptiste Poclin, known by his stage name Moliere. On this occasion, the International Triennial of Stage Poster - Sofia in partnership with the State Institute for Culture under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Institute in Bulgaria present the online project "Moliere without Borders", dedicated to the work of the great playwright and master of comedy. The collection unites over 35 Bulgarian and foreign posters. Some of them were created especially for the specific project, and others are part of the rich fund of the Triennial. Works by some of the most influential Bulgarian and foreign...



At the beginning of the new 2022 in the representative exhibition hall of the Museum of Tourism at the University of Library Science and Information Technology on January 13 opened the travelling phototype exhibition "Bulgarian Monuments Under the Protection of UNESCO", realized by the State Institute for Culture and with the expert support of The National Commission for UNESCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of celebrating in 2021 the 65th anniversary of Bulgaria's membership in UNESCO and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the organization. The exhibition marks the beginning of the celebration in Bulgaria of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the World...

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The Photo Exhibition "Bulgaria And Japan - Politics, Diplomacy, Personalities And Events" Visits The Ministry Of The Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria
  The photo exhibition “Bulgaria and Japan. Politics, Diplomacy, Personalities and Events” will be exhibited in the representative space on the 7th floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between November 1 and...

The Mission Gallery

Festive Exhibition "One Hundred Years of Bulgarian Painting" at the Mission Gallery

On the eve of the upcoming bright holidays we have the pleasure to invite you to the opening of the visiting painting collection entitled "One Hundred Years of Bulgarian Painting" (1920-2021) on December 21 (Tuesday) from 18:00 in the Mission gallery. The works are from the fund of our partners from Elena and Ivan Duychevi Foundation and the Center for Slavic-Byzantine Studies "Prof. Ivan Duychev" at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohrivski". The occasion is to celebrate together an important anniversary - 35 years since the establishment of the Center for... read more

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