Theatre Cooperative is a social cooperative working on strengthening the independent theatres in the economic, social and legal field while enriching the cultural production in the sector.
We have started our journey with the initiation of 13 independent theatres in May 2018 and after the addition of 19 independent theatres, Theatre Cooperative was officially founded in Istanbul in June 2019. As of January 2021, we represent 64 independent theatres and we continue to grow.
Primarily focusing on our partners, we are working for all independent theatres in Turkey. For capacity building, we provide social, economic and academic mentorship, and we develop projects, campaigns, training programs, webinars, seminars and workshops. We collaborate with public institutions, local governments, non-governmental organizations, private sector, national and international cultural organizations. To increase the awareness about our working conditions and to pave the way for legal amendments, we carry out advocacy activities.
We aim to improve the independent theatre scene in Turkey to world standards.
With your donations, you will be a part of this process, and support the independent theatre companies, theatre artists and theatre venues. We hope to grow more and expand our solidarity with you!