Art Today Association was established in 1997 as a nongovernmental organization registered in public favor. Our aim is to present alternative and experimental forms of contemporary art; to work for their study and documentation; to build an informational data base presenting contemporary authors; to prepare periodical and unique print materials for art; to create a multimedia laboratory and artist-in-residence program; to implement training programs for young people; to organize seminars, discussions, workshops; to popularize its activity among wide range of people, giving priority to pupils, students and young people in disadvantageous social position.
From its establishment Art Today Association works for the building of the Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv. In 1995 the association won the right to situate the Center in the Ancient Rome Bath premises, rebuild in the period of the Turkish Empire. The building belongs to the Municipality and is a unique monument of culture from the 16th century with a specific interior. On 1st January 2004 started a three-year of Art Today Association supported by the Swiss Cultural Program in Bulgaria. The project will help for the structuring of the Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv and will financially support its activity for this period. The project has three modules: artistic exhibition activity, multimedia laboratory, artist-in-residence program.
Former use : The space of the Center for contemporary art - Plovdiv, Ancient Bath used to be a city bath, but for many years stayed abandoned.
Total surface of the site : 500sq m
Location : in the central city part
Foundation year of the centre : 1997
Type of occupation : free-lending contract
Owner of the building : Municipality of Plovdiv city
Infrastructures / Facilities
Center for contemporary art - Plovdiv, Ancient Bath - exhibition space 500m²
Office premises, Multimedia Lab - 150m² total
Social and artistic disciplines
visual arts, multimedia, net art, photography, installations, contemporary dance, contemporary theatre,
residencies, creation, production, training workshops, debates, conferences, seminars, virtual gallery
Municipality of Plovdiv,
Swiss cultural program in Bulgaria,
National Fund "Culture"