technical equipment etc.).
– Curators, art associations or groups of persons of predominantly Bulgarian nationality who work in the field of visual arts
in Bulgaria or abroad.
Applications for travel costs and fees for artists or curators cannot be considered.
A total grant fund of 18 000 Euros is available annually.
The applications are examined by an advisory board including the Swiss donor and four representatives of the Bulgarian
art scene. Their mandates are for a set time.
4. Support Criteria
The applications are examined in the order of their arrival and evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
The board does not enter into any correspondence regarding incomplete portfolios/business plans and justification of its
Applications are usually examined once a year and the decisions are communicated within three weeks after the deadline.
The deadline for 2018 is Wednesday, 21 March.
In principle, payments are made after presentation of invoices for the expenses (electronically or
to P.O.Box 237, 1113 Sofia 13).
As an exception, an advance payment of maximum 50% of the grant can be made on the basis of quotations or approximate
Payments are made by bank transfer only.
The beneficiaries are required to mention the support by the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award and add its logo on all information
materials related to the supported work/event.
The logo can be downloaded from DOWNLOADS section of this website.
Not later than three months after the accomplishment of the art work/realization of the event the beneficiaries have to present
an electronic documentation file/report in English and Bulgarian with all relevant materials attached to email@example.com.
Excerpts from them may be included in the annual report on the Award’s website.