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.

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.

Circle of Friends for Bulgarian Art

In September 2020 Sariev and Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv with Office for Art, Berlin, are launching an initiative to found a Circle of Friends for Bulgarian Art.

City and Culture

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. 

FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion Season 2017

FLUCA: Austrian Cultural Pavilion is an innovative project for a mobile cultural stage with a shipping container transformed into an art installation. It’s a collaborative project of Open Arts Foundation and Austrian Embassy in Bulgaria.

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”.

22.12.2021
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23.11.2021

FLUCA season 2021 overview

In 2021, the curator of the sixth season of FLUCA was the young visual artist, who also practices as an independent curator Valko Chobanov. His vision for the season was for Fluca to become a place for artistic collaboration, where artists feel free to share their independent views. In the coziness of the street and involving the invited artists foremost, the curatorial program tackles a discussion over aesthetics, kitsch, nature, design, pop culture and the confluence of pleasures.

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15.11.2021
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