Dear visitors, the worldwide spread of the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19) is also bothering the independent art scene. Due to the current situation, many art and cultural venues will remain closed until further notice. Please refer directly to the websites of the respective art initiatives. Thank you for your understanding.

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

Sars-CoV-2/COVID-19 – Hinweise für Kulturschaffende und Künstler_innen


Sammlung von Informationen für Künstler:innen und Kulturveranstalter:innen zu Notfallprogrammen und Regelungen zum Abfedern der Auswirkungen der aktuellen Schließung.

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Competition [Deadline 14.05.2020] – Art on former Cologne Advertising Columns 2019-2029


Competition [Deadline 14.05.2020] – Art on former Cologne Advertising Columns 2019-2029

The City of Cologne's Office of Cultural Affairs is currently organizing an artistic competition exclusively addressing the visual arts and photography.

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Initiatives

ACADEMYSPACE


ACADEMYSPACE
ACADEMYSPACE is the Academy of the Arts of the World’s gallery space. This “space between the arts” is a forum for exchange, which the Academy opens up for exhibitions, workshops and discussions during events such as PLURIVERSALE. [read more]

BRUCH & DALLAS


BRUCH & DALLAS
Bruch & Dallas is an exhibition space for contemporary art, which was founded as an independent project space by artists on Cologne’s Ebertplatz in 2009. Current, aspiring, critical and site-specific artistic positions are shown. Bruch & Dallas is run voluntarily and self-governed by four artists and an art historian. Bruch & Dallas discusses its programmatic line in the most varied of formats with a view to the local context and creates a vital and controversial place for the presentation and mediation of contemporary art with regular exhibitions, performances and actions. Bruch & Dallas is a non-commercial space, in which the medium of art becomes a reflexive focal point of current societal developments and can thus function as a catalyst for critical thinking. [read more]