Professional meeting

Date and time: 15 November,Wednesday, 12:00 -17:00

Language: English

Place: Institut Français de Bulgarie

Adress: Sq. “Petko R. Slaveykov” 3

With the participation of the members of Association Toplocentrala,  representatives of Municipality of Sofia, Ministry of culture of Bulgaria, local cultural operators, citizens and the  specially invited  international experts Aenne Quinones / Germany /, Mieke Renders / Sweden /, Denis Van Laeken / Belgium /, Olivier Bastin / Belgium / and the long-term Toplocentrala collaborators Christophe Knoch / Berlin / and Michel Quere / Brussels /

Welcome to upgrade together the democratic and transparent process of development of Toplocentrala – a unique project of Municipality of Sofia and Association Toplocentrala for creating a new model European Centre for contemporary arts in Sofia in 2019.

Coming to the first part of this session / 12-14.30 / you will learn about:

  • the creation and sustaining of two art centres in Europe –HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin / A.Quinones / and Monty in Antwerp / D.Van Laeken/
  • the activities of TEH / Trance Europe Halles / – the biggest European network of art centres and the benefits of being a member there / with the new general secretary of TEH – M.Renders /
  • strategies for day-to-day running of an art centre
  • the current preparation of an open call for artistic and administrative directors of Toplocentrala
  • the details around the architectural development / with the winners of the architectural competition Mariana Sarbova & Anton Kolev and the member of the jury the architect O. Bastin /

In the second part of the session / 15.00 – 16.00 /, the participants will form four groups working on a concrete issues around the future of Toplocentrala

In the last part / 16.00 -17.00 / there will be a report from each working group, summary of the whole session and action plan suggested for 2018.