Our Partners

Consulate General of Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago

The Consulate General of Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago is diplomatic representative of Bulgaria in the USA. The consular district covers 14 states: Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming. The current Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago is Mr. Ivan Anchev. Website

Letter of Support for “The Immigrant’s Suitcase. Virtual Museum of the Bulgarians in North America.

Bulgarian Studies Association

The BSA is a non-profit scholarly organization in the U.S. that promotes research on Bulgarian history, culture, economics, politics, international relations, and language. It was founded over 40 years ago by scholars at the AAASS Convention in Denver, and since then it has contributed to the Bulgarian-American academic exchange of knowledge through the organization of conferences and other activities. Website

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

The REEEC, based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a home to a wide variety of programs and events designed to promote knowledge of the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, including the Balkans. In 1998 the folklore ensemble Balkanalia was formed under the auspices of the REEEC. The ensemble performs traditional village, urban, and popular music styles of the Balkan countries at American and international festivals and events. Website

Bulgarian Artists Abroad

The aim of this Chicago-based organization is to promote and encourage the work and organization of Bulgarian migrant artists around the world. The president of the organization is Vassilen Vasevski. Website

"John Atanasoff" Bulgarian Language School

“John Atanasoff” Bulgarian Language School is based in Chicago. It provides Bulgarian education for children from kindergarten to 9th grade on Saturday and Sunday. The diplomas issued by the institution are legally recognized by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, the main sponsor of the School. Website

The Bulgarian Cultural Center in Detroit

The Bulgarian Cultural Center in Detroit is a U.S. non-profit, 501(c)3 organization which develops cultural and educational activities for the Bulgarians in Detroit. As part of the educational activities, the Center manages the Bulgarian Language School for local Bulgarian children. Website

Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center

The BMNECC was founded in 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA. It promotes cultural, educational, and other community activities including live music, art exhibits, film screenings, sports events, and lectures. The BMNECC hosts a school and runs its own folklore ensemble, Otets Paisii. Its historic facility was built in 1935 and houses a large collection of Bulgarian art works, audio and video recordings, films, costumes, jewelry, textiles, books, and other exhibits. Website


BGFolk Club Verea

This club was formed in Chicago by Konstantin Marinov over 15 years ago. Its mission is to preserve and spread Bulgarian musical culture in the U.S. through teaching traditional Bulgarian dances. The club organizes and hosts the Annual Verea folklore festivals and competitions in Chicago and in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. The events are attended by Bulgarian dance and song ensembles from North America and Europe. Website

Ensemble Horo

The Ensemble was founded in 2003 in Chicago by Irina and Todor Gochevi, master dancers and choreographers from Bulgaria. The repertoire of the Ensemble includes about 35 dances and dance compositions from all over Bulgaria. The group has more than 40 dancers, and it is well known to the Bulgarian and American audiences in Chicago, New York, Boston, St. Louis, Detroit, Toronto, and Montreal. Website

Bulgarian Cultural Center of Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware

This center was formally established in 2012 as U.S. non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. For more than 20 years it has organized a variety of events to gather Bulgarians together, including folk festivals in Philadelphia; presentations of contemporary Bulgarian artists at Alfa Gallery in New Jersey, and traditional music and dance concerts and crafts workshops at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in New Jersey. Website

Rousse Regional Museum of History

RIM-Rousse is one of the leading institutions among regional municipality museums in Northeastern Bulgaria. In addition to the main exhibit building, the museum is responsible for exhibit houses and smaller museums such as the Eco-museum with Aquarium, the Museum of Urban Lifestyle, and others. RIM-Rousse is in charge of open-air exhibitions and cultural heritage sites including the Medieval Town of Cherven and the Ivanovo Rock-Hewn Churches. Website

Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex near Gabrovo

Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex near Gabrovo is the first open air traditional craftworks museum in Bulgaria. It was opened in 1964. The museum preserves traditional craft workshops and Balkan Renaissance architecture. The crafts bazaar consists of 16 workshops which work today as they have in the remote past. Website

Bulgarian Children’s Studio Televisionery

Children’s Studio Televisionery  – Chicago is an on-line radio and television based in Chicago operated mainly by the Bulgarian children from Chicago. The Project Manager is Maria Ilieva-Mutsuna, professional in camera operating and media development, who trains the children to operate independently the on-line media. Website

Arena Media

The Arena Media is an online radio and television based in Rousse, Bulgaria. The media team creates and produces TV programming about art, culture, business, tourism, and others. The TV documentaries of Arena Media can be seen on their website, as well as on most of Bulgarian satellite TV stations.