How art speaks and can change public attitudes



Livia Otal - Doctors of the World Association, Vesy Deyanova - Meeting Points Association and Deedee Angelova - Visionary Foundation share their experiences from different projects and joint initiatives on how to create change in public attitudes through art.

Livia Otal is the main mission coordinator for Bulgaria of Doctors of the World from September 2020 to December 2022. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field of social projects and vulnerable social groups.

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Vesy Deyanova is co-founder of the association "Meeting Points", trainer and facilitator. Through the projects of Meeting Points, she creates an authentic intersection between people with different social contexts who otherwise would not communicate with each other. The tools to carve out an environment for exchange and interaction between them are often tools of art, food and other aspects specific to the individual cultures.

Deedee Angelova is co-founder of Visionaries Foundation, project manager and producer. Visionary's projects often interweave socially relevant themes and work with vulnerable groups in society.

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Naturally different stories find their way into the conversation from the realisation of projects such as Hope in the town of Sliven - the project was initiated by the Association "Doctors of the World" and realized in partnership with Visionary; Unsilenced and Mural, mural on the wall, I am at home after all in Sliven. Sofia - initiated by Meeting Points Association and realized in partnership with Visionary.


How does art finds its cruisial place in the implementation of a socially engaged projects?

What is the key role of artists and how are they involved in the implementation and work with vulnerable groups?

What are the observed outcomes among the community and target groups?


Listen to the audio conversation on Visionary's Soundcloud channel:


Photos: Mihaela Draganova

Sound recording and editing: Rosen Pavlov

Recorded in Tonstudio2.

Visionary Talks is realized with the financial support of the National Culture Fund.