Tabacka Kulturfabrik is interested in the energy of contemporary culture and independent art. The centre is a creativity factory, supporting the Slovak art scene by giving space for artists to implement creative projects. Bringing forward current creations from the around world and exporting the local arts abroad, Tabacka Kulturfabrik presents an innovative perspective on reality.
Tabacka is the result of a civic initiative that started in the 1990s with a need to find spaces for discussing and displaying contemporary art and music productions in the wild climate following the end of the Communist rule. After moving between premises and across the city, the initiative finally was able to repurpose a former tabacco factory on Gorkeho street in 2009. Its main challenge has been to grow beyond the tight creative community that has formed around the centre in order to reach a wider audience in the city, which has been successful due to the exponential increase in the number of people coming to see the (often experimental) productions put on at Tabacka over the past several years.
Tabacka is a contemporary arts and culture centre working towards:
Visual art/exhibitions, film screenings, media, festivals, community projects, artists in residency, educational programmes, theatre performances, dance performances, concerts, presentations, workshops
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