In the first stage of the Open Call with Focus: Japanese Culture, we have received 36 project proposals from 11 foreign and 25 Bulgarian cultural operators who offer ideas from traditional Japanese art such as tea ceremonies, martial arts and ikebana, to interpreting "Manga" through the fashion industry and create of a unique plot for NO theatre, binding the Bulgarian and Japanese mythological heroes. The proposals reveal both entirely new themes and content to enrich already existing projects from the official programme of "Plovdiv 2019".
The results of the first stage selection will be ready in the middle of July, and the second phase will be open in September.
The total amount of all the projects submitted at this stage is close to 2.5 million BGN and the partnership sought by the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation is nearly BGN 800,000.
More about the partnership with EU Japan Fest can be found HERE.