Bulgaria is a beneficiary state of the programmes “Culture 2000” and “Media” of the European Union.
Culture 2000 is the European Union’s funding programme that is specifically aimed at arts and culture. It was adopted on 14 February 2000 by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, and established for a period of seven years until 2006 with a total budget of 236,5 million Euro.
In 2007 a new programme will be established which will run until 2013.
Each year Culture 2000 provides grants to cultural cooperation projects in the fields of Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Cultural Heritage, Books and Reading, and Translation.
The Culture 2000 programme supports co-operation between creative artists, cultural operators, private and public promoters, the activities of the cultural networks, and other partners as well as the cultural institutions of the Member States and of the other participant States.
Culture 2000 aims to provide funding for quality projects which encourage innovation and creativity, provide real European added value and which reflect the current concerns and areas of interest of operators in the cultural field.
For more information:
Daniela Kaneva – Chief Expert, tel. + 359/2/9400 915; firstname.lastname@example.org