Mobility Cultural Contact Programme of the National Culture Fund

Dónde
Bulgaria
When
2020
Quién
National Culture Fund (The National Culture Fund is the Bulgarian organisation at national level that supports the creation, development and spread of Bulgarian culture and art nationwide and abroad).
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Mobility Cultural Contact Programme has been operating since 2003. The main objectives of the Programme over the years are as follows:
- promoting Bulgarian culture and art outside the country;
- supporting the participation of Bulgarian artists and products in European and global cultural exchanges;
- understanding and adopting successful foreign practices and models regarding arts and culture development;
- supporting the professional development of Bulgarian artists and professionals in the cultural field;
- encouraging cultural cooperation and participation of Bulgarian artists in international, national and local cultural networks and initiatives.
In order to achieve its objectives, the Programme supports:
- Bulgarian artists' participation in international, national and local cultural forums;
- Visits of foreign managers and programme specialists in the fields of culture and arts at national and local cultural forums.
The programme exists in two modules, for international and domestic individual trips for professional purposes and for international and domestic collective travel.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Three sessions of the programme were held in 2016, providing support for trips of Bulgarian artists to international cultural forums abroad and in the country, and Bulgarian visits of foreign managers and programme specialists in the culture field. A total of 211 applicants participated in the three sessions of the tender, out of which 110 projects received funding totalling USD 87,854.
Three sessions of the programme were held in 2017, providing support for trips of Bulgarian artists to international cultural forums abroad and in the country, and Bulgarian visits of foreign managers and programme specialists in the culture field. A total of 149 candidates participated in the three sessions of the tender, out of which 98 projects received funding totalling USD 77,704.
In 2018 - a total of 203 applicants participated in the four sessions of the tender, out of which 108 projects received funding totalling USD 100,745.
In 2019, the "Mobility" Programme took place in two modules: Professional cultural organisations and artists and non-professional cultural organisations and artists
205 applicants with project proposals totalling USD 289,774 entered the tender, 129 of which were granted funding totalling USD 142,941.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Total amount for the period 2016 - 2019 - 409,244 USD

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner
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Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Assessment is performed annually with a report and analysis published on the NCF website.