Music. Dance. Theater. Photography.
In a thriving democracy, arts are essential. They celebrate the human experience. They invite us to challenge our attitudes and beliefs.
America and Bulgaria share a tradition of embracing the arts and promoting freedom through culture. So ABF works to promote a vibrant Bulgarian cultural life through education, cultural exchange, and art management support.
We support initiatives that:
- Promote Bulgarian culture. ABF supports projects that help young and undiscovered, as well as established Bulgarian artists present their work.
- Bring American art to Bulgaria. ABF underwrites events and series that bring a variety of American art forms to Bulgarian audiences. We also host exhibits and events sponsored by leading American arts organizations.
- Enhance arts education. ABF helps professional art schools and universities upgrade their facilities and curricula to meet 21st-century standards. We encourage young people’s interest in art through regular school programs, as well as extracurricular and family activities.
- Provide arts management training and US-Bulgaria professional exchange opportunities. For the arts to thrive, Bulgaria needs a cadre of talented managers who can develop programs and artists in the country. We help by inviting young professionals to get short-term, non-degree, practical arts-management training locally and abroad. We also stimulate professionalism and excellence in the arts by arranging interactions between peer organizations in Bulgaria and the U.S.