Contact: +359 87 94 01 191
Postal address: zh.k Sveta Troica bl. 173, entr. G, 7 fl., ap 112 1309 Sofia
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Bulgaria
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- Cultural exchange
Main areas of work related to the Convention:The enumerated in point 5 objectives of the organization are realized by: - Placing invitations for participating in International Folklore Festivals to different Bulgarian folklore ensembles. The invitations are on CIOFF’s side or from other organizations; - Investigation of possibilities for Bulgarian ensembles to visit countries preferred by them; - Insurance of possibilities for mutual visiting of Bulgarian collectives and foreign groups; - Regular organization of national reviews where the presentation and the artistic qualities of the ensembles from the country are evaluated. In the reviews participate more than 200 ensembles, the best of which are specified as “Representative ensembles of the National section of CIOFF”; - Popularization of the Bulgarian folklore art by all legally permitted forms and resources; - Providing of information about organized festivals of CIOFF, symposiums, conferences, seminars and other activities related with folklore and traditional arts; - Formation of own informational data base concerning the professional and unprofessional folklore formations in Bulgaria; - Realization of partnership, organizational and methodical co-operation to the Folklore festivals in Bulgaria. NS CIOFF Bulgaria organizes the International Folklore Festivals in Veliko Tarnovo and Sofia, co-operates in the organizing of the CIOFF festivals in Varna, Plovdiv, Dorkovo - Maintenance of a web page on Internet - Organization of annual meetings of the choreographers in Bulgaria. At those meetings the award “Golden yoke” is bestowed for entire contribution to the development of Bulgarian folklore and its popularization; - Participating in the celebrations of national feast with different projects.
Relevant projects and initiatives
CIOFF Bulgaria, the national branch of CIOFF in Sofia, works for the safeguarding and dissemination of traditional culture through activities including promoting the intangible heritage from all over the world, through forms of expression such as dance, music, games, rituals, customs and other arts and supporting and creating conditions for active cultural exchange.