Name of the project:
Book Trails and Mobile Libraries from the Bulgarian Northwest to Scandinavia
Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation
Access to Arts and Culture Improved
Name of procedure:
First call for project proposals under Outcome 2 “Access to Arts and Culture Improved”
Short description of the project
The Project ‘Book Trails and Mobile Libraries from the Bulgarian Northwest to Scandinavia’ aims to unite the efforts of the Regional Libraries “Mihalaki Georgiev” (from the town of Vidin, Bulgaria) and “HristoBotev” (from the town of Vratsa, Bulgaria) and the associated Norwegian partner “NorsensusMediaforum” (from Oslo) in the mission of creating an innovative and attractive form of access to outdoor culture and art. The project aims to increase the attractiveness of library services by reaching out to audiences locally. It will apply original methods in cultural entrepreneurship in neglected urban areas and help population with limited resources to access cultural products, including representatives of the minority communities.
The project intends to develop an innovative digital platform called “BOOK.IT” in three languages (Bulgarian, English and Norwegian), through which contemporary authors will be able to be presented to a wide range of readers.
The project also intends to develop a new cultural and information product called “Traveling Literary Scene – in the sun and in the shade” that aims to overcome the spatial boundaries in the distribution, presentation and promotion of literary works of contemporary authors to audiences in an innovative way outside of the urban centers.
The project will also include an exchange of literary practices between librarians from Bulgaria and Norway, as well as an international workshop on Diversification of Cultural Information Services and Sustainable Audience Development.