Toaca Cultural Foundation - Bucharest


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Name of the responsible structure : Toaca Cultural Foundation
Type of structure : non for profit organization (NGO)
Profile of the initiators of the project : 2 artists
Continent : Europe
Country : Romania
Address/tel/fax : 106 Matei Basarab bl.73 ap. 14, Bucharest.
Tel :+40 1 322 75 40 / Fax: +40 1 322 75 40
Mail : info@toaca.ro,
Website: www.toaca.ro
Contact : Nona Ciobanu, Iulian Baltatescu


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History

Toaca Cultural Foundation is a non-governamental, non-profit organization established in 1996 by Nona Ciobanu, theatre director, and Iulian Baltatescu, actor and set designer. In 1999, after the successful negotiations with the Town Hall of the 3rd District concerning Casa Eliad, an old villa from 1831 situated in the centre of Bucharest, Toaca got the right to use the building for the first period of 15 years to establish there a Studio for Contemporary Arts.

TOACA Studio intends to create an alternative framework for contemporary arts - focusing on three major components: 1. Education: artistic education and cross-disciplinary training 2. Creation: arts productions, co-productions, supporting artists to develop their own projects as freelancers 3. Presentation - creating different cultural events (theatre/dance performances, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, conferences) on local, national and European level

Former use : House of Culture
Surface of the site : 400 sq. m
Location :Bucharest downtown
Foundation year : 1996-Foundation, 2000-Toaca Studio
Type of occupation : free-lending contract
Owner of the building : City Council


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- room A = 65 sq. m. Exhibitions, concerts, performances, workshops. Max. 100 spectators.
- Room G = 54 sq. m. Performances, concerts, workshops. Max. 45 spectators.
- Room B = 55 sq. m. Exhibitions, concerts, performances, workshops. Max. 35 spectators.
- Room C = 40 sq. m. Seminars, workshops, conferences. Max. 30 participants.
- Room F = 24 sq. m. Bar (not yet in use), exhibitions.


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- CONTEMPORARY THEATRE : Residencies - Creation - Performances -Production -Training Workshop - Spaces rental - Debates

- MUSIC : concerts / Spaces rental

- CONTEMPORARY DANCE : Creation - Production- performances - Training - Workshop - Spaces rental

- HERITAGE/ARCHITECTURE: Training / Workshop

- VISUAL ART: exhibitions - Workshop -Spaces rental-Debates/Lecture/Conferences

- EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS- Workshops: Voice & Rhythm Training, Contemporary Dance, African Dance, Mime, Light Design, Stage Design, Projection Techniques, Cultural Management, Production Management


Financial support
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- The Royal Embassy of The Netherlands Bucharest
- ING-Nederlanden Life Insurance Romania
- Prins Bernard Cuulturfonds
- Pro Helvetia
- The French Institute
- The French Embassy
- AFAA
- KulturKontakt Austria
- The British Council
- Concept Foundation
- AVS Systems
- GimRomHoldings

Networks
Trans Europe Halles,
IETM

Modified on Friday 12 September 2003