The five galleries located at Ebertplatz—one of the most relevant hubs for independent contemporary art in Cologne—need your support. Please read and sign the following petition against closing them down:

The current AIC-Index 2017/2018 with an overview map can be found in participating spaces and other locations. It is also available for download here. Enjoy discovering the big variety of Cologne's independent art scene.

Art Initiatives Cologne (AIC) is a newly founded network of independent, non-commercial art and project spaces, art initiatives and festivals in Cologne. Subscribe to our newsletter (further down on the website) and receive regular information about the joint activities of the independent art scene in Cologne. Regarding opening dates in the different exhibition spaces, please check our website.

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neues kunstforum e.V.

The NEUES KUNSTFORUM e.V. association has presented work by national and international artists since 2004. Its exhibition focus is on spatial works, sound, light and video installations as well as sculptural interventions. [read more]

kjubh Kunstverein e.V.

kjubh Kunstverein e.V. is a non-commercial exhibition initiative, which occupies a niche in Cologne between institutions and the independent scene. Since its foundation in 2000, various curators have presented current art in cooperation with kjubh. Heads of larger art associations as well as renowned independent curators have set up individual exhibitions here or supervised the programme over a longer period. With a productive mixture of young, international and local positions, kjubh consciously avoids programmatic definition. The initiative sees itself as an open, lively podium for a broad variety of media and forms of expression and has established itself as a meeting place for well-informed visitors, also thanks to its flexibility in showing older and marginal positions. [read more]