The next edition of the interdisciplinary cultural festival will be held for July Morning within 3 days in 2022 and will include day and night program with international artists

The Ritual Gatherings festival will make a big comeback next summer with a grand 5-day edition, featuring artists not only from Bulgaria, but also from several European countries and even the United States. The event will kick off on June 28th and 29th with a professional forum for all those involved in the CCIs (Cultural and Creative Industries) - artists, gallerists, curators, musicians, event organizers, etc., and will spill over into the festival part to celebrate July Morning. Partners of the project are the Municipalities of Troyan, Shumen, Kuystendil and Avren, Museum of Traditional Crafts and Applied Arts in Troyan, the Norwegian art collective Pikene på Broen and the annual cultural festival The Barents Spektakel in Norway, The Living Art Museum – Reykjavik, Iceland, Bulgarian National Gallery, The Culinary Academy HRC, Museum of Humor and Satire in Gabrovo, Sound Ninja Music Academy, and GLAS Foundation.

The festival concept has 5 main pillars: nature, music, art, rituals and food, all fundamental factors for the cultural identity of every person. Each of these will be featured in a different form and discipline in the festival program, and ecology will be a major focus accompanying every step of the visitor experience.

Ritual Gatherings: Traditional Rituals and Interactive Contemporary Art - Mechanisms for Building Communities and Achieving Sustainable Cultural Ecosystems” (Project BGCULTURE-2.001-0117-C01) is implemented with the financial support provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism to the amount of EUR 199,984. The project is part of the OP “Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation” Result 2 “Improved access to arts and culture”.