Who we are
New Culture Foundation
is a non-governmental private organization registered 2003 in Sofia(Bulgaria) and working as an interdisciplinary network of journalists, artists, writers, new media designers and volunteers in Bela Rechka, Northwestern Bulgaria (Varshetz municipality).
Developing Bela Rechka and the Northwestern region through cultural and educational activities.
Creating a new safe space for multicultural dialogue on memory by meeting European and local traditions, collecting personal stories.
Everybody has the right of culture and the right to express it in their own way.
Everybody is creator of their own identity.
Memory is a powerful tool for “healing” stereotypes.
Northwest Bulgaria is a comfortable, clean, and desirable place to live, create and work
What is new culture?
New culture might be just e metaphor. If culture is how we play roles than “new culture” just reminds us how drastically the diversity of our roles has expanded. This is nice, indeed, but also striking. Because, if we play so many roles, who are we, at the end?
To answer this question we need to develop, a little bit more, our cultural sensitivity.
What is cultural sensitivity?
Cultural sensitivity is our ability to feel and be aware that part of the roles we play has its roots in the context of the places we have lived and live today. In this sense, all of us represent a totality of different contexts that have imposed different roles upon us. It seems, at least, that in order to become true creators of new games with new rules and new roles, we have to become first aware of all that.
Why do we need cultural sensitivity?
Because it gives us much more joy!
You start to communicate with others in a nicer and lighter way because you start to realize that they, as you, come from a concrete context, that they, as you, struggle to free themselves from a certain role, that they, as you, are searching for a role to inspire them.
Team and contacts:
Diana Ivanova, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mariana Assenova, email@example.com
Kalojan Assenov, firstname.lastname@example.org
For general information:
in euro: BG95RZBB91551460434630
in leva: BG60RZBB91551060434614
Reiffeisenbank, Sofia 1000, ul. Saborna 5
You can send your voluntary donations to the New Culture Foundation via PayPal to the e-mail email@example.com