Tou Scene

Stavanger, Norway

Tou Scene Centre for Contemporary Arts is a multi-functional arts space located in a former brewery. The remodeled buildings have been the site of artistic activities since 2001 and in April 2005, the centre reopened after a comprehensive refurbishment. The 2000 square meter space consists of areas for the public alongside workspaces for artists and companies. Tou Scene aims to support artistic creation while facilitating the work of emerging artists and presents an annual program of a high international standard that includes regional, national and international artists.

Tou Scene rents workspaces to visual artists, musicians, film producers, festivals and more, while further spaces are currently under development. Also hosting a number of artists in residence, Tou Scene is located on the east side of Stavanger, Norway. This section of the city is currently undergoing long-term renovation and Tou Scene is regarded as one of the keys to this new phase of urban development, having gained support from the Stavanger City Council, Stavanger2008 and the Norwegian Cultural Council.

Tou Scene aims to:
– Focus on unestablished, experimental and young arts, arts that are under development and not “branded” by the arts and media market.
– Cultivate forms of presentation that create connections, meetings, creative collisions and innovative scenarios.
– Stimulate the debate and exchange of ideas and knowledge between artists and other groups of the community on a global scale.
– Organise itself as a living network, a rhizome, avoiding unnecessary hierarchies and bureaucracy.

Visual art/exhibitions, live music, film screenings, programmes for supporting emerging artists, media, festivals, clubs, community projects, discussions/lectures, artists in residency, educational programmes, theatre performances, dance performances

Former use of the building: Brewery
Year of opening as a cultural centre: 2001

Tou Scene
Kvist√łygaten 25, 4012 Stavanger¬†| +47 5153 0595
TEH Delegate: Per Arne Alstad,

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