SUPPORTING NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGO'S)
Stone & Compass is committed to supporting NGO organizations working in alignment with our mission and goals. All profits from programs run at Stone & Compass are used to support future philanthropic endeavors and opportunities for those in need. See below for a list of organizations that Stone & Compass supports.
EQUITABLE ACCESS TO STONE & COMPASS FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS
In addition this these NGO organizations funding is reserved to underwrite access to programs for those in need, including scholarships for students and programs for organizations at minimal costs. For more information about such programs contact us.
PROVIDING STABILITY AND A PERMANENT HOME
Forum for Cities in Transition (FCT) & GAME are two NGO organizations in which Stone & Compass is intricately involved. Both programs are based out of the S&C Center in Stolat. Upcoming programs include FCT conference in October 2016 & GAME inaugural program in March 2017.
Stone & Compass is committed to supporting local Balkan artists working in traditional crafts. This goes along with the mission to 'value the past while helping to steer a vibrant economic future'. We identify talented artists, work with them to promote their craft both locally and internationally. Soon we will be offering a tour where guests can take classes from these master crafts people.
An online store will be available soon.
Nina graduated from the Special School of Pottery in Troyan and works out of Veliko Tarnovo. She makes all of her pottery by hand using an old technology from the 13th-14th century. She uses patterns from excavations of Tsarevets Hill from the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. Each piece of her pottery takes 2 months to make.
SAMOVODSKA CHARSHIYA STREET
The coopersmith pictured here is the father of the shop owner on the historic street of Samovodska Charshiya in Veliko Tarnovo. He explained his son was sick on the day we visited but was quick to make Julie a ring on the fly as we visited and bought a few other items.
IVO HRISTOV STOYANO
Ivo is an expert woodcarver who uses a water powered lathe at the Architectural ethnographic complex "Etar" in Gabrovo. Etar is an outdoor living museum of craft artists and is the only unique collection of old-time water-driven machinery in Bulgaria.