Following the death of Edward Saidi Tingatinga, Tingatinga's students organised themselves into the Tingatinga Partnership, which in 1990 was renamed the Tingatinga Arts Cooperative Society.
The cooperative, which numbers about 50 members (including two women), is based near Morogoro Stores in Dar es Salaam, where Tingatinga's works were originally sold. It has received significant support in recent years, including a new building, from Helvetas (the Swiss Association for International Cooperation).
The term Tingatinga has been broadened and is now used to describe many different types of colorful paintings. The term is used to provide artistic legitimacy, even if the origins of the artwork are something other than from Tingatinga and his immediate circle.