Fabrica de Pensule

Multidisciplinary artistic hub

The project started at the beginning of 2009, as an independent initiative to bring together ideas, events and projects of cultural organisations, galleries, producers and independent artists in Cluj, Romania.

It was a reaction to the local lack of production and exhibition spaces in the city. The artists, spaces and organisations – active in the fields of theatre, contemporary dance, visual arts, public art and music – are jointly engaged in creating cultural content, both for the artistic community and the wider audience.

As well as artist studios and production spaces, Fabrica de Pensule – which means the Paintbrush Factory – also hosts events showcasing local and international partners. It acts as a major player in cultural and urban policies in the Romanian context.

What makes the organisation unique?

Fabrica de Pensule is a multidisciplinary centre with various artists and organisations that are active in very diverse fields of arts.



Photo credits

Authors: Roland Vaczi.


Cluj Napoca, Romania


  • Small Theatre (audience capacity: less than 200), Black box, Art Gallery, Meeting Room, Workshop room, Artists Studio, Rehearsal or Practice Room, Library, Café / Bar, Co-working Space, Multi-purpose Space

  • Production, Exhibition and Programming, Distribution, Education and Training, Mediation, Financing and grant making, National advocacy

  • Theatre / Performance, Dance, Visual Arts, Multimedia and interactive Arts, Film, Art residencies, Education, Community and Relational Arts