Current news and events related to the initative European Capital of Culture
A new deadline for our open call "Small Projects: Events and Community Participation"
Our open call "Small Projects: Events and Community Participation" has a new deadline. We are extending the period for accepting project proposals due to the upcoming holidays. You now have exactly 21 days left. We are expecting your project proposals until 10th of April, 5 PM sharp. Meanwhile, you can contact us at any time at smallprojects@plovdiv2
The Results for the Open Call for Chitalishta are Аnnounced
The Plovdiv 2019 Foundation attracted a total of 247 projects from over 160 community centres. The result of the Open Call is 93 approved projects coming from Chitalishte throughout the South Central Region.
Open Call Japanese Culture
The Plovdiv 2019 Foundation in collaboration with EU JAPAN FEST announces the First Stage of the open call for projects focused on JAPANESE CULTURE. The projects will be carried out as part of the Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019 programme
Hills of Rock 2018 announces 14 new names to its lineup
Hills of Rock is getting bigger! 14 new names have been announced to the second edition of the Plovdiv festival. Hills of Rock 2018 is taking place on 20, 21 and 22 July at the Rowing Channel in Plovdiv. Madame Mayhem, FISH, Battle Beast, Reaven and Kultur Shock are only some of the musicians joining the 2018 lineup.
It’s time to dance, it’s time for Spotlight: USA
March 26 through March 28 Plovdiv will welcome not only 9 leading American dance companies, but will also become the hotspot of contemporary performance arts in Europe. We present SPOTLIGHT: USA A Platform of American Dance or in other words a vibrant program of salsa, hip-hop, modern ballet and experimental dance, along with dance workshops for professionals and students interested in this compelling art.
Limerick 2018 School of Spectacle
Limerick School of Spectacle is a free eight-day intensive outdoor arts training school for twenty-five local and international creative practitioners based in Bulgaria, Ireland, Cyprus, Greece, and Lithuania. The school will deliver training designed to build skills that creatives need for making outdoor events and civic celebrations and will be held between 11th March 2018 and 18th March 2018 in Limerick. The Training venue is the Irish Aerial Creation Centre in Limerick.
An open day for an open call
Come to Plovdiv! We will happy to see you on the 14th of March, from 12 PM to 6:30 PM at the Youth Center Plovdiv. There we'll have the chance to discuss #together all your questions and each of the details about the open call. We will be expecting you!
Bulgaria & Romania – 10 years in the European Union
Rolf Noras was Director of Culture and Strategic Director Stavanger - European Capital of Culture 2008. He is also the author of "If I Knew Then What I Know Now…" which details the experiences of 12 former European Capitals of Culture. Here you can read his opinion and review of "Bulgaria & Romania – 10 years in the European Union".
The variety is tasty with "Multi Kulti Kitchen"
“Multi Kulti Kitchen” project focuses on integrating foreign communities, raising the awareness of the local community about the contribution of migrants to the region. The project provokes us to try and prepare interesting and tasty dishes, enabling migrants and different ethnic groups to present the best of their cuisine and culture. The events are happening equally in Plovdiv and Pazardzhik in 2018 and in 2019.
"Plovdiv 2019" welcomed 180 journalists from 32 countries
Journalists from all over the world chose Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture for the opening of their annual meeting. The official opening took place on February 25 (Sunday) at 19:00 with a procession of participants from the Central Square to the Roman Stadium, where the official start of the event was welcomed by representatives of the Plovdiv Municipality leadership and the President of the International Ski Club of Journalists SCIJ.
Contest for a creative youth idea
We are looking for 15 young people who have the most innovative ideas, and who are going to develop and improve their skills with the help of experts from the National Alliance for Volunteer Action.
"Take Away Plovdiv" is Starting
The official launch of the "Take Away Plovdiv" project – a new design for city souvenirs – will happen on February 22, at 5 pm, at the Generator – Center for Design and Innovation in Sofia.