Bulgarian cultural institutes (BCI) abroad are State cultural institutes, run methodically and financially by the Ministry of Culture. The Culture Protection and Development Act of 1999 regulates their establishment and operation.
Bulgarian Cultural Institutes (BCI) are established and operate in compliance with bilateral intergovernmental agreements. They are located in the following 11 European capitals: Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, Moscow, Skopje, Warsaw, Vienna, Paris, London, and Rome. The Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Rome runs the "Boris Hristov" Academy of Art and Culture, which provides an opportunity for young Bulgarian opera talents to participate in resident master-classes in Rome.
BCIs helps preserve Bulgaria's cultural identity and integrate it into the cultural diversity of Europe and worldwide. With their activities they contribute to the expansion and strengthening of Bulgarian culture relations and contacts in the world. Through the cultural products that they present - diverse content and artists, as well as by applying new models for audience development, the institutes help promote cultural diversity forms, expand access to culture, and facilitate the active development of cultural industries.
Promoting the diversity of cultural expression forms and providing cultural exchange and equality in the participation of artists in events and activities from all areas of art in the host-country of each BCI. Facilitate public access to a variety of cultural products.
6,620,120 USD for the period 2016 - 2019
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Ministry of Culture
Yes. The activities and results are reported and analysed annually through the BCI reports.