We're pleased to announce that as of May 31, 2021, museums, galleries and other art institutions reopen! Please check the institution's websites for detailed information on how to access.
The most recent information on Corona measures provided by the City of Cologne can be found at: https://www.stadt-koeln.de/leben-in-koeln/gesundheit/infektionsschutz/corona-virus/aktuelle-corona-regelungen-koeln.

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

AIC Edition 2021


AIC Edition 2021

Zu AIC ON 2021 ist erstmalig eine eigene Künstler*inedition entstanden, gestaltet von Jan Hoeft, Mona Schulzek und Lucia Sotnikova.

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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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Initiatives

GLASMOOG


glasmoog
GLASMOOG is a space for contemporary art and its related fields, founded at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) in 2009. The programme connects regional and international, well-known and less well-known artistic positions and flanks, with a view to media arts, the questions and discourses pursued at the KHM. With an exhibition area of almost 100m2, GLASMOOG offers a clear spatial situation, characterised by two large shop windows. Naming the space after the Moog family glazier workshop (“Glas Moog”) that formerly occupied the building reflects on the character of the neighbourhood, which was shaped by handicraft and trade, and into which the art academy has inscribed itself rhizomatically with its ateliers, laboratories, workshops and studios since its foundation in 1989. GLASMOOG functions as a membrane between the art academy, the neighbourhood, the city and the region with a regional-international orientation. Its core activities are a thematic series of exhibitions and events, complemented by artist discussions, performances and concerts. [read more]

Gemeinde Köln


Gemeinde Köln
GEMEINDE KÖLN is a project space for a pluralistic and inclusive society, focusing on collaborative approaches to cultural production. Building long-term relationships with the local community and realising projects in partnership with artists, the aim is to provide a space for people from different backgrounds, abilities and ages. [read more]