The Call, announced in partnership between Plovdiv 2019 Foundation and Institut français de Bulgarie and aiming to invest 35 000 BGN, generated 49 project ideas, of which 38 from Bulgaria and 11 from abroad.
Cultural organisations, curators and artists from Serbia, France, Japan and Bulgaria – Bourgas, Sofia, Bankya and Plovdiv, presented to the jury events, social initiatives and interventions in public spaces, dedicated to Kapana and inspired by the French Culture.
Five are the selected projects starting from November 2017 till May 2018 and among them we will be able to see “The Blue Beard – marriage without a tale” – a site specific performance dealing with the social theme of home violence and abuse, the interdisciplinary project “The Flâneur and the Light Traps” presenting Nina Kovacheva and Valentin Stefanov, laureates of the UNESCO Award for Contribution to Contemporary Art. The other chosen projects will present the first ever printed French grammar book into Bulgarian Language dating from 1869 as well as unique examples of the French publishing houses from XVI, XVII, XVIII c. „EAU DE KAPANA“ will be a special fragrance derived from the notions of the Creative district and there will be also a project dedicated to the roots of the electro-acoustic music.
The projects promote Kapana as a real Creative Playground and develop the vision of this flagship for Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019 project, by actively involving in it educational initiatives, important social themes and encounters with the high art.
25th October is the deadline in which the leaders of the selected projects should confirm their decision whether they accept the grant or not and if there are withdraws the Jury has selected also 3 projects as reserves.