At the end of March 2020, during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, we created the Facebook group 'Buy art, support an artist'.
We chose this name and made it a Platform, as we planned for it to develop and improve the Bulgarian art market, helping artists sell their works better. We are slowly but surely changing the attitude towards Bulgarian contemporary art, make it more accessible, so more people can own it, collect it and invest in it.
Now we can look back at what we achieved so far into 2021.
А Facebook group, in which, after the approval of an administrator, authors can create albums with their works and negotiate with buyers. Now we have kept track of more than 10,000 works that have been uploaded, with more than 1,000 purchases. This is the most successful art sales group in Bulgarian Facebook.
We also organized the first Art Exhibition /www.artfair.bg/ in Platform A6 at the 'National Palace of Culture', where we presented 100 authors to the public for two days and offered their works. Statistically, this event was considered the largest and most successful art fair in Bulgaria for 2020, organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture.
At the end of 2020, we launched the Online Gallery КупиИзкуство.бг / BUYART.BG
It was created due to the closure of galleries and museums due to the second wave of the pandemic but although we learned on the go, almost 10% of the works presented were sold.
We began with one Christmas exhibition, and are now organizing monthly exhibitions in the gallery, maintaining an archive of readily available for purchase pieces.
We created the Art Depository space at 49 Pop Bogomil Street in Sofia, which serves as a logistics center, depot, photo studio and office.
There we will conduct artist training, broadcasted online, teaching how to present themselves professionally, and we will also do courses with guest lecturers for buyers, future collectors and art investors.
Let us all together, the artists and admirers of Bulgarian art, change the environment in which we live by imposing irreversible development in a positive direction.
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