Educational Program

The Open Arts Foundation’s EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM has a focus on contemporary art.


Projects

Program City and Culture

CITY AND CULTURE is a program of the Open Arts Foundation that examines and works with our surrounding urban environment – its history, architecture, specificity, problems and potential to be part of cultural development and awareness.


Projects

Program Museums and Galleries

The program NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES (since 2005) is a program created to support and develop the cultural map of Plovdiv, the cultural institutions of the city and the access to culture.


Projects

Open Arts Foundation

The Open Arts Foundation works actively for the creation and sustainable development of models and practices to support Bulgarian contemporary culture. Open Arts Foundation’s projects and activities have a wide network of partnering organizations, widespread public recognition, numerous awards and many followers and are considered as one of the main factors for the development and activation of the contemporary cultural life in Plovdiv and Bulgaria.

Educational Program

FUTURE UNFORGETTABLE

FUTURE UNFORGETTABLE is a curated multi-genre situation in the sphere of visual arts.

Brittle Power

Open Arts Foundation is a partner in the Brittle Power project, which opens season 2021 of Kunsthal 44Møen, a space for international exhibitions in Denmark.

Collectors' Forum 2021: Carlos Marsano, Autumn session

Through Future Unforgettable Phase VI, a lecture and conversation with Peruvian collector Carlos Marsano, will open up a different perspective on collecting as a bridging of logics and an extension of the work's journey.

Dzhadzha

Dzhadzha is a collaboration between Open Arts Foundation, gallery Gallery, and Sariev gallery, in which we explore how contemporary electronic and digital art is created, sold, collected and preserved.

Collectors` Forum 2021

Collectors’ Forum 2021 is being implemented in Plovdiv and Sofia and is presenting its spring programme in March and April, and an autumn programme in September and October.

City and Culture

Christo for Beginners

Sarieva / Gallery and the Open Arts Foundation present the initiative for art in the urban environment - Sarieva Open Arts. Our project for 2022 is titled “Christo for Beginners” by the artist Luchezar Boyadjiev.

FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion Season 2020

Fluca – Austrian Cultural Pavilion is an open stage for art and culture located in the middle of an artistic microclimate set up at the end of Otets Paisiy St in Plovdiv, as part of the white cube of the Sariev Gallery, the artnewscafé meeting point, and the office of the Open Arts Foundation.

FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion Season 2019

Season 2019 is a culmination for the project with a rich program of art events, performances, presentations and parties for the audience and is a highlight in the program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019.

FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion Season 2018

In season 2018 FLUCA presented a rich and varied program of artistic projects from Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, USA. The FLUCA season was opened in Sofia where it stayed for 4 months, in connection with the consecutive presidency of Bulgaria and Austria of the Council of the EU. 

Museums and Galleries

Curatorial Program 2019

The curatorial program’s main goal is to present different perspectives on contemporary art and to provide a free space for experiments and new ideas in the specific context of the Night of Museums and Galleries - Plovdiv – time limitations to one or two evenings, its many thousands audience and dynamic atmosphere.

Night of Museums and Galleries 2019

The fourteenth edition of the longest NIGHT of Plovdiv in 2019 is held in three evenings - 13th, 14th and 15th September and is the main focus of the program of "Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019".

Book „10 years Open Arts: HERE EVERYWHERE“

The book “10 years Open Arts: HERE EVERYWHERE” is an anniversary edition for the jubilee of Open Arts Foundation and the exhibition “HERE EVERYWHERE” curated by Vladiya Mihaylova, which was realized in its context. 

Curatorial Program 2017

The curatorial program’s main goal is to present different perspectives on contemporary art and to provide a free space for experiments and new ideas in the specific context of the Night of Museums and Galleries - Plovdiv – time limitations to one or two evenings, its many thousands audience and dynamic atmosphere.

Other Projects

TEMPOGRAPHY TALK WITH ANTHONY BANNWART

The presentation and the discussion with Anthony Bannwart in /+/ Sklada and artnewscafe aim to provide information and trigger the production of new videos, at attracting new participants: active or potential video artists to submit videos for “Tempography”.

30.07.2022

Christo For Beginners - Stage I

The first stage of the project “Christo for Beginners” by Luchezar Boyadjiev within Sarieva Open Arts program will manifest an “exploratory mandate” for the creation of a massive, equestrian monument to Christo in Plovdiv.

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14.04.2022

Welcome, Sarieva/Hub

We're pleased to present the new hybrid environment Sarieva/Hub, combining the activities of Sarieva Gallery, artnewscafe, Open Arts Foundation and Кабинѐт Art Advisory. 

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11.03.2022
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19.02.2022
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