The strategic objective of the International Biennale of Glass (IBG) is to further the development of glass art in Bulgaria. To achieve that, we have chosen to invest in the knowledge and skills of emerging authors as well as in talented students and high school students with potential for development. IBG provides three university scholarships for the glass degree in a partnership at New Bulgarian University. Through this collaboration and collective care for the new generation of artists, we strive to popularize the art glass created by Bulgarian artists, both in Bulgaria and on the international scene.
The scholarships are awarded at each edition of the Biennale every two years. In order to receive them, during the course of study, the student must follow the terms and policies of the university. Selected students who have been awarded a scholarship have the opportunity to participate annually in various artistic events. They are organized by the Art Director of IBG, Assoc. Prof. Konstantin Valchev, in cooperation and with the support of New Bulgarian University.