||To perpetuate the values of community and entrepreneurship that are synonymous with the Bata name through the support of culture, education and youth.”



Two days before the opening of the work on the wooden sculptures, students made great progress. Check out the attached gallery.  


The Thomas Bata Foundation is organizing the international student workshop DŘEVO/WOOD 2019. You can watch the sculpture work every day from 9:00 to 18:00. (2019, June 17. - 26.) The opening of the workshop will take place on Wednesday 26th June 2019 from 6 pm. We...

Tomas Bata Memorial – installation of JUNKERS replica

On Monday, May 27, 2019, at 3:00 pm, the reconstructed Memorial of Tomas Bata in Zlín will be open to the public with the installed replica of Junkers. Work on the replica of the airplane is coordinated by Pavel Velev - Director of the Thomas Bata Foundation. Take a...

The Mission of the Thomas Bata Foundation

”To perpetuate the values of community and entrepreneurship that are synonymous with the Bata name through the support of culture, education and youth.”

The Thomas Bata Foundation was founded in 1997 by Thomas J. Bata, with the aim of supporting useful projects and expanding social values. Today, the foundation´s major activities include:

Bata Heritage


Culture and Community Development


Student Programmes


Renting of the Bata Villa