Books & Publications

  • Varbanova, L. (2016). International Entrepreneurship in the Arts, London/New York: Routledge
  • Varbanova, L. (2012). Strategic Management in the Arts, London/New York: Routledge
  • Varbanova, L. (2010). Strategic Planning for Learning Organizations in the Cultural Sector. Chisinau: European Cultural Foundation/Soros Foundation (In Russian & Romanian)
  • Varbanova, L. , Dragojevic, S. (2004). Cultural Policy and Management in Central Asia: Training Series (2004). Almaty: UNESCO
  • Varbanova, L. (1997). Arts Management. Sofia: University of National and World Economy Publishing House “Stopanstvo” (in Bulgarian)
  • Varbanova, L. (1998). Human Resource Management Textbook. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Publishing House (in Bulgarian)
  • Varbanova, L. (1997). Sponsorship and Donations in the Arts. Sofia: University of National and World Economy Publishing House “Stopanstvo” (in Bulgarian)


  • Varbanova, L. (2014). Sustainability Aspects of Cultural Entrepreneurship, In: Cultural Policy and Management Yearbook, Istanbul Biligi University Press, pp.94-102.
  • Varbanova, L. (2012). Raising Awareness about Sustainability in the Cultural Management Practice. In: Anthology of Essays, Journal of the Institute of Theatre, Film Radio and Television, University of Arts, Belgrade (pp. 205-214)
  • Andreeva, D.; Tomova, B. & Varbanova, L. (2009). Cultural Tourism Goes Virtual: Audience Development in Southeast European Countries: The case of Bulgaria. In: Jelinicic, Daniela (Ed.), Cultural Tourism Goes Virtual. Zagreb: Institute for International Relations, pp. 53-69
  • Varbanova, L. (2008). The Online Power of Users and Money: Can Culture Gain?. In: Uzelac, A. & Cvjeticanin, B. (Eds.), Digital Culture: The Changing Dynamics. Zagreb: Institute of International Relations, pp. 167-180.
  • Varbanova, L. (2008). My Daily Portion of Cultural Diversity. In: Managing Diversity? Art And (The Art Of) Organisational Change. Amsterdam: The European Cultural Foundation, pp. 90-93
  • Varbanova, L. (2007). Our Creative Cities Online. In: Svob-Dokic, N. (Ed.). The Creative City: Crossing Visions and New Realities in the Region. Zagreb: Institute of International Relations. Pp. 9-18.
  • Varbanova, L. (2005). Mind the Financial Gap! Rethinking State Funding for Culture in South-East Europe.  In: Weeda, H.; Suteu, C. & Smithyjsen, C. (Eds.), The Arts, Politics and Change: Participative Cultural Policy Making in South-East Europe. Amsterdam: Boekman studies/European Cultural Foundation/ECUMEST Association. Pp. 122-135.
  • Varbanova, L. (2005). Managing Information Flow through Cultural Portals. In: Svob-Dokic, N. (Ed.).The Emerging Creative Industries in Southeastern Europe, Zagreb: Institute for International Relations, pp. 157-167.
  • Varbanova, L. (2005). What Contribution can Cultural Educational Policy and Practice make to Social, Economic and Cultural Competencies of Our Nations?. In: Catalyst Conference Discussion Papers. Liverpool. pp. 52-60
  • Varbanova, L. (2003). Financing Cultural Practices in South-Eastern Europe. In: Policies for Culture Publication Series. Bucharest: ECUMEST Association/European Cultural Foundation, pp. 2-12.
  • Varbanova, L. (2001). Challenges and Opportunities in Fundraising through Networking. In: The Role of the Arts in Process of Social Change. Bucarest: Arts and Education network, pp.13-21.
  • Varbanova, L. (2000). Performing Arts Market. In: Lulanski, P.  & Velikov, N. (Eds.), Market and Non-Market Defects in the Socio-Cultural Sphere. University of National and World Economy Publishing House,  114-135
  • Schwarz, I. & Varbanova, L. (2000). Linking Cultural Management to Local Development: the Role of Trans-national Cultural Networks. In:  INCLUDE – The Cultural Management as Key Agent for Local Development. Barcelona: Interarts. Pp. 42-55.
  • Dimitrova, A, & Varbanova, L. (2000). Pluriculturality: On the Margin between the Cultural Policy and Educational Practice. In: Baier-Allen, S. & Cucic, L. (Eds.). The Challenges of Pluriculturality in Europe.  Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellscaft. pp. 171-182.
  • L. (2000). Breaking Down Barriers. In: Chronicle. Amsterdam Summer University. Pp. 60-67.
  • Varbanova, L. (1998). Teaching Public Management in Bulgaria. In: Teaching of Public Management. SIGMA/ University of Ottawa, pp. 91-95
  • Varbanova, L. (1997). The New Role of Cultural Administration in the Emerging Democracies (1997). Professionalization of Public Servants in Central and Eastern Europe, SIGMA/University of Ottawa
  • Varbanova, L. (1997). Non-profit Organisations and Sponsorship Relations. In: NGO Management Handbook, Sofia. pp. 30-42.
  • Varbanova, L. (1997). Arts Marketing in the Post-Totalitarian Societies. In: Socio-Cultural Market: Challenges of the Transition. Sofia: University of National and World Economy Publishing House “Stopanstvo”, pp. 125-135.
  • Varbanova, L. (1994). Programming and Marketing. In: Cultural Policy and Management in the United Kingdom, University of Warwick,  pp. 55-65


Refereed Journal Articles

  • Varbanova, L. (2007). The European Union Enlargement Process: Culture in between National Policies and European Priorities. The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, May, 2007
  • Varbanova, L. (2004). The Enlargement as Seen in Bulgaria. Culture International Journal. Dec2003-Jan2004, pp.13 – 21.
  • Varbanova, L. (2002). Is there any Social Cohesion in the Bulgarian Multicultural Society? Making Connections: Culture and Social Cohesion in the New Millennium, Canadian Journal of Communication, No:2&3, p.153_162.
  • Varbanova, L. (2001). Cultural Policy in Bulgaria: Finding the Way. Cultural Policies Journal, No:132, pp.4-5
  • Varbanova, L. (2000). Balkans and Tolerance. Theatre Journal, No:5&6, pp.6-10
  • Varbanova, L. (1998). Education and Training in Arts Management and Cultural Administration in Central and Eastern Europe. National Cultural Policy Debate, Institute of Cultural Studies Journal, pp.72-79
  • Varbanova, L. (1997). International and National Networking. College Education Journal, June/1997
  • Varbanova, L. (1996). Theoretical Aspects of the Economics of the Performing Arts in the Developed Countries.  The Economic Journal of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 03/1996, pp. 75-83
  • Varbanova, L. & Lulanski, P. (1995). The Culture of Sofia – on the Crossroad between Paradoxes and Optimism. European Journal of Cultural Policy, No:2, pp 22-37
  • Varbanova, L. (1995). Regional Cultural Policy Aspects in the Transition Period. The Economics Journal, No:8, p.38-43

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Varbanova, L. (2000). Arts and Culture Network Program of OSI-an Important Member of the Foundations’ Family in Central and Eastern Europe.  In: Culture-Social Cohesion-Civil Society. Vienna: CIRCLE seminar.
  • Varbanova, L. (1996). Training Artists in Arts Management-Current Situation and Trends in Central and Eastern Europe. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Cultural Economics, Tokyo.
  • Varbanova, L. (1999). The Training Needs in Cultural Management in Central and Eastern Europe. In: Arts Administration and Cultural Management Training in Eastern European Countries. Strasbourg:  ENCATC/Council of Europe.
  • Varbanova, L. (1993). Performing Arts Management in the Post-Totalitarian Society . In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Theatre Management in Nagoya, Japan, 14-18 July/1993.

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