The Tingatinga Arts Cooperative Society (TACS) was registered on 28th July 1990 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The Tinga Tinga community in Tanzania consists of around 700 painters who paint every day on the streets of Dar es Salam, near the beaches of Zanzibar or under the highest African mountain Kilimanjaro. There are few Tinga Tinga painters in Kenya, South Africa and as far as Europe, Japan and America. They are all linked together by either by family or friendship.
Tingatinga Arts Co-operative Society with almost 100 artists is in the center of the Tinga Tinga movement. It is the best organized Tinga Tinga group, the core Tinga Tinga family from South Tanzania. It has taught tens of artists who then became recognized such as David Mzuguno, Peter Martin, Damian Msagula, Noel Kapanda (he later painted for George Lilanga).
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