Dr. Petya Koleva

the founder of Intercultura Consult, is a European Culture and Creativity expert based in Sofia.

Since 2004 developing synergies between arts and innovation via international cooperation initiatives in research, training and cultural policy development. Multidisciplinary and multilingual key expert, team leader and advisor for programs and agencies at local (municipal) and at the EU levels. Dr Koleva is also a visiting professor in Cultural Entrepreneurship and Innovation and on Network Entrepreneurship and Social networks at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Through Intercultura Consult she has initiated and run successful research and policy development projects as well as international professional development platforms for managers and arts professionals.

Co-founder of the Cultural Policy Designers Network, senior expert of the Research Executive Agency and of the Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency of the EC, advisor of the European Cultural Foundation, expert of National Fund for Culture Bulgaria, Sofia and Plovdiv Municipalities, Senior expert of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme and EuropeAid expert, experienced in project research and network management including previous experience at the European League of Institutes of the Arts.

Petya's working languages are Bulgarian, Russian, English, French and Dutch; she uses Spanish, German and Polish too.