Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Union of Bulgarian Actors actively and consistently contributes to the preservation, development and promotion of all known forms of cultural expression in the field of theatre, dance, circus, variety shows, music, stage design, performance, as well as all new, experimental styles and models in the field of performing arts.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
For the last 15 years since the adoption of the 2005 Convention, some of the most significant achievements of the Union of Bulgarian Artists are: The Health Fund (since 2007) for supporting members of the Union in life-saving and life-support operations and procedures, as well as for the purchase of medicine not funded through clinical pathways, has helped more than 194 people; Social Fund (since 2014) to support retired colleagues living below the poverty line. The Social Fund is an incentive to encourage all age groups to become involved in the development of cultural expression forms; Scholarship Fund (since 2014), which supports the training of under and post-graduate students in the arts schools from theatre majors, with criteria for excellent exam results and social necessity. So far, 50 students have been supported. This campaign contributes to the free creative expression of students and encourages their cultural development in the field of theatre. The Union of Bulgarian Musical and Dance Artists also contributes to the development of the performing arts by supporting all artists and active participants in the field of music and dance. Organises annual awards for achievements in music and dance art.