AIC – Art Initiatives Cologne experienced an exciting first year of inspiring activities – especially the publication of its Index 2016, depicting participating art initiatives in Cologne, the joint weekend AIC ON (Oktober 21 to 23, 2016) including exhibitions, lectures, performances, concerts and other activites, as well as the joint presentation at COFA Contemporary from November 17 to 20, 2016, at the fair grounds of Koelnmesse.
Thanks to our funding partners, the cultural administration of the City of Cologne and Sparkasse KölnBonn, as well as all of our collaborators, participants and members of the initiative for their exceptional commitment and support. We're looking forward to further activities in 2017.

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The art space FUHRWERKSWAAGE, founded in 1978 in the Cologne district of Sürth, is a non-commercial, private art hall, funded by a booster club. Its focus is on the presentation of work by emerging, unknown artists as well as positions of internationally established and well-known artists. Its particular emphasis is on (spatial) installations conceived especially for the Fuhrwerkswaage’s exhibition hall. FUHRWERKSWAAGE is also the headquarters for the realisation of exhibition projects in public and private space (e.g. Privatgrün 1994 and Privatgrün 2004) and is the initiator and organiser of new talents biennale cologne, the cross-genre festival for the promotion of recent graduates from the fields of art, film, design, composition and choreography ( [read more]

CAT Cologne

The charitable association CAT Cologne e.V. (“Community Art Team”), which was founded in 2010, awards residency scholarships to international artists, in particular projects that integrate the local area and actively seek dialogue with diverse communities of all age groups in Cologne. The goal is to break down barriers and open up access to art and art production to a wider public. Community-based art simultaneously offers answers to the questions of sustainability and the socio-political relevance of art, by dealing specifically with themes that directly concern the community. The projects call citizens to constructive action, by providing them with intelligent and creative means of participation. [read more]