UPDATE 25/01/2021
Art Initiatives Cologne are closed until further notice due to the protective measures in regards to the corona pandemic. Stay tuned.

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

CAT Cologne sagt Goodbye...


CAT Cologne sagt Goodbye...

Nach 10 Jahren verabschiedet sich das Residenzprogramm CAT Cologne, das Nachwuchskünstler*innen aus der ganzen Welt nach Köln eingeladen und mit seinen Projekten relevante Themen und aktuelle Debatten gespiegelt hat.

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Fuhrwerkswaage


Fuhrwerkswaage

Erhalt des FUHRWERKSWAAGE ist gesichert – Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

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Initiatives

KUNSTHAUS KAT18


kat18
KUNSTHAUS KAT18 is an art space with studios, a project room and a gallery with a coffee bar. We promote artistic and cultural processes with the goal of improving the living conditions of the artists within the studio community in society. An integral part is exchange and collaboration with other artists and cultural institutions. Projects, exhibitions, audience discussions, readings and theatre performances take place regularly. KUNSTHAUS KAT18 is a GWK GmbH project. It emerged in 2014 from the creative workshop ALLERHAND, which was founded in 1993. [read more]

10qm


10qm
In the autumn of 2011, as part of the redevelopment of a park in Nippes at the corner of Florastraße and Kuenstraße, new benches and waste bins were installed, and a small patch of the park bordering the path was covered in tarmac. The art project “10qm” was born out of questions around the meaning and sense behind it: “It’s about how you walk through the city as an artist in your day-to-day life. And this area with the small park, the kiosk, the houses and this absurd patch of asphalt is a wonderful place to put those questions out there. Parks are for public use. We play with our children here, go jogging here, take our dogs for a walk here. It seems logical to deal in a free and easy way with a few square metres of asphalt: We make art here!” (Stefanie Klingemann) So far, artistic contributions have been realised by: DREIHAUSFRAUEN, Christian Hasucha, Marie Heiderich, Uschi Huber, Maik and Dirk Löbbert, Christiane Rasch, Norbert Radermacher, Johanna Reich, REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT and Johannes Wohnseifer among others. [read more]