The Theatre Foundation of Turkey Infrastructure Reinforcement Project
March 2022 - March 2023
The Theatre Foundation of Turkey is dedicated to the art of theatre, which forges its own cultural heritage through traditional or contemporary production methods, spaces and multi linguistic and multicultural history. The Foundation works towards preserving this disappearing cultural heritage of theatre in Turkey, highlighting the role our theatre plays in reflecting our cultural diversity, and transferring its cultural expertise to future generations in a way that will foster knowledge production and sharing.
As the only institution with a mission to preserve the theatre heritage in Turkey, the newly founded Theatre Foundation of Turkey prioritises the configuration of a credible and self-sustaining organisational structure that is upheld as an authority within its area of operation. In this vein, the Foundation endeavours to provide good examples for the resolution of the issue at hand, and aims to facilitate the formation of new structures and collaborations that could come up with potential solutions.
As part of the Theatre Foundation of Turkey Infrastructure Reinforcement Project, necessary infrastructure will be built in these three designated areas: Archival Works, Oral History and Theatre Library. This will ensure the continuation of work in these areas and the sustainability of the Foundation’s ongoing efforts. This grant will provide the necessary physical and technological equipment that were previously supplied by volunteers with limited resources. It will also help teams working in these three areas to capacity build, and contribute to fostering new collaborations and distinctive new projects.