TIU Theater was established in 2014 by the founder Toshihiko Uriu, as a sister facility of Creative Image Foundation. Creative Image Foundation (CIF) is a non-plofit organization which supports Children of Payatas and Smokey Mountain. Uriu believes that cultural diversity of the Philippines should be preserved, talented urban poor children should be given a chance to develop their skills, and quality works of aspiring filmmakers should be shown on the big screen. Mr. Uriu’s beliefs made him very dedicated in assisting TIU Theater to become a venue for different indigenous groups and regional community theaters to proudly perform their cultural enactment, a free training facility for talented urban poor children to develop their skills in singing, dancing and acting, and a cinema for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their masterpiece. Now CIF and TIU Theater has not only given opportunity to talented artists, but also created many shows by urban poor children, young performers from minority tribes, international musicians and artists as well.
CREATIVE IMAGE FOUNDATION
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, has two garbage accumulation areas, Payatas and Smoky Mountain, where the poorest people live. The non-profit organization Creative Image Foundation (CIF) was founded in 2000 for the first purpose to provide children with opportunities to educate and blossom their talent. Schools that can be used for free in both areas have been created, and the number of graduated students has reached about 5,000.
2014 -Established on Amorsolo street -The first show "Live-Painting Show" by 2 Japanese artists -Starting show series by young performers from minority tribes of Northern Luzon -Starting Children's rap musical project 2015 -Rap musical by children "BAKATA" premiere -BAKATA is awarded at Aliw Award -Art and music show series between Japan and Philippines