artnewscafe bulletin

The Аrtnewscafé bulletin is a monthly publication initiated in 2008 as a selection of art news from around the world in a few sections: Local news, In the Balkans, World News, World Museums and collections, Our Pride, Art-career, etc.

The bulletin is compiled by art historian Svetla Petkova (Kultura newspaper) and is the single free specialized periodical for non-professional audience in Bulgaria with an informative and educational purpose. The bulletin was launched together with the opening of artnewscafé in 2008 and carries the same name. The logo was made by Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov.

In 2010 the bulletin increased its circulation, a cover image was added and Open Arts Foundation took over the publication with the support of America for Bulgaria Foundation. Till April 2013 the print reached 1 000 copies and was distributed for free in Plovdiv, Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Burgas and Ruse. Sinnce May 2013, the bulletin has stopped the print edition and continue its development only in digital format.

To celebrate its 50th edition in 2013 the artnewscafé bulletin received as a gift a mobile application for Android and iPhone. It contains all archive publications from 2008 till 2012 and the new edition is updated in the beginning of each month. It offers professional selection of up-to-date information about art events in Bulgaria, the Balkans and around the world, participations of Bulgarian artists abroad and art career opportunities in Bulgaria for free. Adding information to the personal calendar and sharing with friends via email is enabled.

With the artnewscafé bulletin mobile application its creators hope to attract new audience for the cultural events in the country. The mobile application is a gift from Ivan Dzheferov, Georgi Apostolov, Iva Nedeleva, and the designers from Studio Punkt.

In 2015, the publication expands by launching a monthly newsletter, and in 2016 the bulletin has expanded its content further by adding new sections and setting up its own website: On the web site of the edition, editors Svetla Petkova and since 2017 Desislava Mileva, together with a team of young authors and interns, reflect all year round some of the most interesting exhibitions and artists in the local and international field.
The artnewscafe bulletin is supported by the National Culture Fund, the Critical Literature Program.

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