In 2005, Dessislava Gavrilova became the director of the Centre for Arts and Culture at the Central European University in Budapest. Previously, she had established and run the Open Society Institute’s Budapest Performing Arts Network [1997-2000], stimulating independent, artistic work and innovation across Central, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics.
She has also conducted research into British cultural policy at the University of Oxford, UK and holds an M.A. in Theatre Studies from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia.
Information valid as of autumn 2017.