L1 Association founded in 1998 as an alliance of independent Hungarian dancers has been focusing on the promotion of contemporary dance from the very beginning by supporting the productions and presenting the works of talented Hungarian and foreign artists.

L1 Contemporary Dance Festival (a.k.a. L1danceFest) considered to be the most important annual event of the Association has gradually developed into a carefully selected European muster of unique contemporary dance and theatre projects. Its general aim is to import new creative thinking and progressive art practices to Hungary. L1danceFest with its already 15 years of experience in event organization is widely recognized as a significant platform of international artists who posses strong desire to preserve diversity and to recast the role of creativity, arts and culture in contemporary societies. In the previous festival editions (until 2011) we accomplished 31 productions, 6 co-productions, 2 residencies, 10 workshops. In these events we involved more than 95 artists, more than 35 regional coordinators and art promoters. L1 programs were visited by more than 1.600 spectators.

The Association's primary goal, as to support innovative, unconventionally thinking and courageously experimenting artists – those who are ready to leave the known for the sake of the unknown – seems to realize after the first year of its independent activity. L1 Independent Artists Association of Public Utility - shortly L1 Association is interested in creating circumstances for high quality performances (visual arts, performing arts and dance), managing the career of the association’s members as well as supporting freelance artists. The association considers its educative activity of significant importance therefore it puts special emphasis on the funding of national and international study tours and festival visits, residency programs for early-stage artists and on the organization of various workshops and discussions, forums.

On the long run L1 Association aims at operating a contemporary dance and art centre in a welcoming, open environment which could house all its initiatives both structurally and artistically.  

We are happy to get all the in-kind and financial support we got from our supporters. Thanks for your kind interest about our work!

name of the owner of the bank account: L1 Egyesület (in english: L1 Association)
name of the bank: B3 TAKARÉK Szövetkezet (earlier name: ZIRCI TAKARÉKSZÖVETKEZET)
IBAN number: HU07 7390 0195 1821 2880 0000 0000