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1 ACT! Active & Responsible Citizen = Flourishing Future Society GOOD PRACTICE EXAMPLES IN BULGARIA Raya STANACHKOVA KU TU Ltd. Sofia, Bulgaria Kick-off meeting October 2011 Valencia, Spain

2 Water Tower Art Fest To revive urban spaces with the means of arts Over the years the festival has turned into a successful international platform for communication through arts People gather at various places across Sofia and take part in art workshops and discussions on different topics The initial venue was an unused water tower, which has now become a symbol of the city’s alternative possibilities. To populate abandoned or underused buildings with art and artist’s works and open them to the public.

3 Water Tower Art Fest The festival presents contemporary tendencies in the experimental visual arts and performances of guest artists from all over the world The aim of the event is to join the efforts of creative people, institutions and citizens to overcome together the social problems The events are focused on experimental music, visual and practical arts, theater, video and sound installations

4 Water Tower Art Fest The event is being organized by a non-governmental organization, working in the fields of art and culture, towards establishing collaborative connections with other international artists organizations and artists themselves. Social partners – Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, Embassies of USA, Lithuania, Austria, Israel, Norway, Servantes Institute – Sofia, Polish cultural centre, Geothe Institute, etc.

5 Sofia “Breathes” A multi-genre festival organised for a second year as part of the events “Sofia – European capital of culture 2019” An initiative of Sofia Municipality To turn one of the most popular streets in downtown Sofia into pedestrian for three consecutive Sundays in August.

6 Sofia “Breathes” Sofia “Breathes” hosts art workshops, sport events, games and various performances to entertain Sofia residents and visitors. To provoke a civic discussion for green Sofia with less automobiles. To reduce air pollution from traffic and favor commuting by foot.

7 JAM ON IT The biggest urban culture festival on the Balkans International festival presenting the contemporary urban culture and arts The initiative starts in 2003 in Sofia but it expands fast covering most of the major cities in Bulgaria In 2011 was the 12 th edition of the event JAM ON IT is a platform which supports, develops and promotes the urban dances and culture A place where thousands of people from Bulgaria and abroad meet to dance, listen to music, share ideas and knowledge JAM ON IT tolerates the friendship, cultural traditions and values, knowledge and diversity

8 JAM ON IT 12 editions (last one – 6-9 October 2011) 30 locations 129 living legends from 19 countries 32 dance competitions 39 shows 55 workshops 297 dance-offs 970 participants audience 50 organisations and institutions 50 TV broadcasts 350 publications in printed editions Internet publications


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