International youth festival of arts "Muzite" (“The Muses”) is a traditional art forum that gathers thousands of competitors from all over the world in Bulgaria.
The festival goes with the support of the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria. It is part of the cultural programme of the town of Sozopol and the cultural calendar of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The international youth festival "Muzite"is organized by "Muzite" Association and the Municipality of Sozopol with the generous contribution of the Mayor of the Municipality of Sozopol.
The festival takes place from 5th to 15th July in two five-day sessions, divided in different types of arts. It is an excellent combination of a summer holiday by the sea and active creativity.
The international youth festival of the arts "Muzite" is a multi-genre festival-contest and presents all arts.
The participants in the contest are ensembles and soloists from the schools of arts, academies, art clubs, studios, children and youth centres, children and adolescents aged 5-35.
The contest jury is international - scholars from the Bulgarian Academy of Science and prestigious international universities, acclaimed artists, directors of international festivals, managers of art associations, holders of the Grand Prize in different arts from previous editions of the festival.
Groups and soloists over the age of 35 take part in the non-competitive programme and all the accompanying events.
The unforgettable atmosphere and creative energy of the competitors turned the "Muzite" festival into an emblem of Sozopol and a major cultural event , symbol of friendship and multiculturalism and a stable bridge for sharing traditions and values.