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.

News

Ausschreibung [bis 06.05.2019] – Kunst an Kölner Litfaßsäulen 2019-2029


Ausschreibung [bis 06.05.2019] – Kunst an Kölner Litfaßsäulen 2019-2029

Für die Kunstaktion „Kunst an Kölner Litfaßsäulen“ werden Motive gesucht. AIC hatte sich für die Fortsetzung des von der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM), der Stadt Köln und Ströer initiierten Projekts 2016 mit einer Petition eingesetzt.

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


Bewerbungsphase läuft [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

Moltkerei Werkstatt


moltkerei
Moltkerei Werkstatt was founded by Elisabeth Jappe as a workshop and presentation space for experimental artistic forms at the beginning of 1981. Since then, the priority has been on projects that connect various artistic media. Moltkerei Werkstatt is dedicated especially to the spheres of installation, sound performance and sound installation as well as the analysis of overarching media, e.g. video installations. A special emphasis is on making creative processes experienceable, by giving artists the opportunity to live and work in Moltkerei Werkstatt over a longer period, and thus to mature their projects in situ. This offers the public the chance to familiarise themselves with the artists’ thinking and working methods in presentations, open studio situations and discussions. The programme comprises a mixture of international renowned and young, still unknown artists. In this way a high artistic standard is ensured while start-up support is offered to young artists. [read more]

kjubh Kunstverein e.V.


kjubh
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]