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Founded in 2015, Art Initiatives Cologne (AIC) is a 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. The current AIC-Index 2019/2020 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.


Open Call [application till 20.11.] – Research and Working Scholarships from the City of Cologne

Open Call [application till 20.11.] – Research and Working Scholarships  from the City of Cologne

For the second time, 15 research and working scholarships from the city of Cologne will be awarded to Cologne artists and curators.

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Durchstarten für die Kunst

Durchstarten für die Kunst

Mit einer verbesserten sozialen Absicherung und mit angemessenen Honoraren für Künstler*innen – die aufgezeichnete Podiumsdiskussion wird am Sonntag 01.05. von 18.04 bis 19 Uhr auf WDR 3 in der Sendung WDR Forum ausgestrahlt.

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ELEKTRONENTOTO is a nomadic platform, which has developed sound-art and urban festival formats since 2009. [read more]


Simultanhalle Köln-Volkhoven e.V. has been presenting contemporary positions from regional, national and international artists for almost forty years. Analogue to the model-like nature of Simultanhalle’s architecture, the exhibition programme follows the spirit of sketches and experiments. The goal of the constantly changing team of curators is to combine current positions by established artists with those of largely unknown artists, particularly those that are conceived especial for this location. As the ageing building is currently closed due to structural damage, the programme takes place outside, with a focus on site-specific work. [read more]