A NEW LEASE ON LIFE FOR THE FORMER TOBACCO FACTORY
Tabačka Kulturfabrik is a unique cultural centre with an open zone for art, creativity, and cooperation in Košice. Its history began in 2009 in the so-called old Tabačka. Peter Radkoff and a team of collaborators gave the abandoned space of the former tobacco factory a new lease on life. First, they created an alternative cultural space, now known as Fabricafe, which still has the spirit of the place and its original atmosphere.
The space has expanded significantly, as well as the diversity of the program. Tabačka became a place for the presentation and production of various genres of contemporary art, such as concerts, theatrical performances, contemporary dance art, exhibitions, multicultural events, interactive installations, workshops, lectures, and many community activities.
“We intend to build a public space which serves as a cultural centre for everybody, as well as a place for meeting people, sharing knowledge, co-creating and realizing ideas. With an emphasis on participation, we create lasting and significant relations between Tabačka and its community, supporting at the same time the involvement of the wider public. Therefore, there are many activities initiated by the community in the Tabačka’s programme,” says the founder and director of Tabačka Kulturfabrik Peter Radkoff.
Tabačka is also actively involved in the formation of local, regional, and state cultural policies and cooperates with the municipal and regional governments. Tabačka’s team participated in the preparation of the UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts and regional creative centre projects.
Find out more at https://tabacka.sk/en/our-story/.
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