Going from TAF / the Art Foundation…
TAF/the Art Foundation began operating in May 2009 with a dual role of an independent space organizing and hosting cultural events related to all forms of artistic production and a point of social gathering for people bearing a new Athenian identity. Within just three years of operation it has become an active space of sociability, in which everyone is welcome to attend, participate or watch events, an open space of assembly and dialogue, accessible to the public, seven days a week, all year round.
Through a process of constant changing and of continuous renewal following current social affairs, TAF made central to its own activity the creation of a platform that promotes participation and co-creation of ideas, highlighting the dialogue between applied and fine arts and the promotion of interdisciplinary research.
Throughout this three-year course, TAF has showcased a number of activities and cultural values that were based upon creativity, community, diversity and the need for reflection on daily issues; during this period TAF/the Art Foundation has been welcoming an average of 200,000 visitors per year, offering them free access for almost all of its events.