Settle and Melba Design Festival are inviting you to participate in the open call with a visual interpretation on the topic – The Money of the Future.

Have you been wondering what the future of money will be? Will they still exist on paper in the years to come? Will they become part of us and our imprint? Is there the chance that we will exchange money only for actions and experiences?

We are looking for new and innovative interpretations of the topic without any limitations in the visual discipline. The only condition is that the artwork is exposed in a digital format. 

The selected works will be presented in a digital format online in the exhibition The Money of the Future on the 10th of November as part of the Melba Design Festival program 2021 – on

Тhe awards are provided by Settle – 20 recipients will receive 200 lv and big prize of 1000 lv. All prizes will be delivered through Settle’s application. 

How to participate.

Every candidate has the right to submit one proposal in the following ways till 11.59 pm on the 5th November:

  • Publish a story with your project on Instagram and send a message to @melbainitiatives with info about the artist, title of the work and a short idea description. The only valid submissions are the ones with tags @settlebulgaria и @melbainitiatives
  • Send an email to with subject The Money of the Future and your project with a short description in the following format: JPG or PDF up to 2 pages and not more than 3 MB. The email should contain the artist’s name, title of the work and a short idea description. 

The organizers reserve the right to disqualify entries with obscene content. 

The winners are giving the organizers the right to exhibit their works online on the official Melba Design Festival 2021 website 

The four members of the jury are: Adriana Andreeva and Boiana Gjaurova from Studio Komplekt, Detelina Momcheva from Settle and Momchil Zahariev from NEXT-DC. 

The organizers of the contest:
Studio Komplekt





The tenth meeting of the the international project “Creative Industries for New Urban Economies in the Danube Region” (CINEMA), funded by the Danube Transnational Cooperation Program 2014-2020 (INTERREG) took place this Septembre in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Our three day trip was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Slovenia. Two working days packed with presentations, workshops, brainstorming sessions, lively discussions and face to face meetings.

Additionally, all the partners enjoyed a city tour of Ljubljana and meetings with some of the cultural operators in the city like the founders of the ROG Centre and the gallerist running a gallery focussed only on up-coming artists and zin makers.


Our team had the chance to present the cultural cooperation tool, planned for implementation in District 6 in Gabrovo.