SVETLOZARA HRISTOVA

еxecutive director

Svetlozara Hristova was born in Varna, where she graduated French language high school. She continued her education in Sofia, where she graduated Cultural studies in Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. During her education, she started her work in cultural policies and cultural management in different non-governmental organizations and institutions (such as Paideia Foundation, Based On Actual Events Organization, The Red House Center for Culture and Debate). Her devotion to her home town and the strong belief that Bulgaria’s culture life needs decentralization are the main reasons that brought her back to Varna, where she established SIDEA Foundation for Cultural Development, together with her team. Svetlozara Hristova is a team member of Varna – candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019, where she works as an external expert; she is also an external assessor in Programme BG08 Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Arts of Bulgarian Ministry of Culture. Svetlozara has been invited as a lector in different social initiatives, among which Forum of Innovations and Culture of sharing (Veliko Tarnovo, 2016), Key Forum (Varna, 2015) and Annual Conference of Bulgarian Festival Association (Varna, 2014).

RADAR is a big challenge that Svetlozara took on because she thinks that Bulgaria needs artistic formats which provoke the public’s perceptions and work as real-life platforms for worldwide knowledge exchange.