STATE THEATRE, OPERA AND BALLET EMPLOYEES FOUNDATION (TOBAV)
TOBAV, purpose of which is to improve and popularize theatre, opera and ballet arts nationwide, was founded on December 28th, 1981.
TOBAV is an active member of FIA (Federation of International Actors) and IATA (International Amateur Theatres Association).
TOBAV was founded based upon two basic purposes
1.To actualize mutualisation and solidarity by and between foundation members and to create relief funds for them.
2.To ensure improvement and popularization of theatre, opera and ballet arts nationwide; accordingly to support professional and amateur works, to organize encouraging competitions, courses, seminaries, interviews, panels, symposiums; to provide domestic and international research opportunities, and to make publications.
TOBAV İzmir commenced its activities as a representation in 1988, and became a branch on March 17th, 2003. It is one of the most important cultural and art organizations of our city with its members comprised of Izmir State Opera and Ballet employees. It provides educational, cultural and artistic activities successfully with İzmir State Opera and Ballet employees under a single roof.