8. Creativity and Culture
In accordance with the approved structure in the country, the governmental cultural policy in Bulgaria is implemented at two levels – national and local. At national level, the responsibility for the establishment and implementation of cultural policy is allocated between the legislative authority – the National Assembly, and the executive authority – the Council of Ministers. (see Subsection Youth Wiki/Bulgaria 8.1 General Context). The National Institute of Immovable Cultural Heritage (Национален институт за недвижимо културно наследство) supports the Minister of Culture in the implementation of the governmental policy in the field of protection of the immovable cultural heritage. (See Subsection Youthwiki Bulgaria 8.2 Administration and governance).
More information about the opportunities offered by the Institute such as the Cultural Heritage Program (програма „Културно наследство“) can be found in Subsection Youthwiki Bulgaria 8.4 Promoting culture and cultural participation. The program has a module where the priorities for funding includes projects that actively involve educational institutions through children, school and student audiences in the process and ensure their engagement through communication of new knowledge about the value of cultural heritage. With available funding for this module is up to about BGN 10 000 (EUR 5000) per project. Young people and youth organizations also can be beneficiaries under the program Socially Engaged Arts (програма „Социално ангажирани изкуства“) aimed at projects in all fields of art and culture addressing social problems and causes and applying creative approaches when dealing with disadvantaged communities and groups. More information could be found in Subsection Youthwiki Bulgaria 8.9 Enhancing social inclusion through culture.