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.

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AIC-Index 2019/2020


AIC-Index 2019/2020

Der aktualisierte AIC-Index 2019/2020 des Netzwerks der Kölner Kunstinitiativen ist erschienen.

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Bewerbungen [bis Ende Mai] – The Cologne Art Book Fair 2019


Bewerbungen [bis Ende Mai] – The Cologne Art Book Fair 2019

Am 6. und 7. Juli findet im Kölnischen Kunstverein die 5. Ausgabe von TCABF statt. Bis Ende Mai läuft die Bewerbungsphase für interessierte Künstlerbuchmacher_innen, selbst verlegende Künstler_innen, Autor_innen, Verlage, Kunst-Zeitschriften und andere publizierende Initiativen.

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Initiatives

STRIZZI


STRIZZI
Renamed as Strizzi in 2018, the exhibition space formerly known as Brauchbarkeit has shown contemporary and emergent art in the areas of installation, photography, interactive art, performance art and painting since 2013. The space is in Kalk on the east side of the Rhine and, with its two large shop windows, represents a direct interface to the residents in this multicultural district. A charming backyard bar and terrace offers visitors the chance to chat and spend an interesting evening in Kalk. [read more]

Baustelle Kalk e.V.


Baustelle Kalk e.V.
Baustelle Kalk sees itself as an initiator of projects and culture. The not-for-profit cultural association, founded in January 2012 by Meryem Erkus, Nicole Wegner and Fatma Erkus, brings cultural diversity, far from institutional requirements, especially to the Cologne district of Kalk. The focus of this small cultural niche is on (sub) cultural art, events of all kinds and concerts of a challenging nature (e.g. experimental, noise, sound art or improvisation). Baumusik was founded in April 2016 in response to the fact that most of the musicians associated with the association had nowhere to publish their releases, offering the chance to self-publish with greatest possible artistic individuality. BAUSTELLE KALK became a nomadic venture in 2017 after almost 5 years based on Kalk-Mülheimer-Straße. [read more]