The Bulgarian government is proposing that all works of art created by the past five years be put on the national register of art and culture.
Art, a field which has historically been considered an area of the arts, will also be considered in the upcoming art tax which is expected to generate more than 1bn levs ($2bn).
The proposal, which will be presented to the cabinet on Wednesday, is a response to the recent protests that led to the resignation of Prime Minister Andrei Petrov.
In a statement the cabinet said it will not give up on the idea that art is a field of the past.
It said the proposed tax would help to strengthen the national culture, strengthen the local arts, create a sustainable economy and attract international artists.
It will be a duty of all Bulgarian citizens to help to preserve the national art tradition, the statement said.
It also proposed that Bulgaria be included in the EU’s Artwork Market, which has been in existence since 2005, and that all artworks made with local materials and artists will be exempted from VAT.
The proposed tax is the latest move by Bulgaria in its bid to protect its national culture.
In June, it announced that it would reduce its tax rates from 8% to 7% for all art and cultural works, while also introducing a new levy of 20% for commercial art.