06/06/2020
Dear visitors, the worldwide spread of the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19) is still also bothering the independent art scene. Please refer directly to the websites of the respective art initiatives to learn more about individual opening hours and programmes. Thank you for your kind 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

Kölner Kulturgenerator


Kölner Kulturgenerator

Die Niehler Freiheit startet gemeinsam mit dem Kölner Kulturrat den Kulturgenerator – eine solidarische Plattform für Künstler*innen und Einrichtungen aller Kultursparten.

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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

La Felce


lafelce
La Felce zeigt aktuelle Kunst mit Konzentration auf die Medien Buch, Fotografie und jeweils benachbarte Disziplinen. Als Ausstellungen finden u.a. Artists' Book Releases und kuratierte Positionen zu aktuellen Themen statt. Immer samstags werden darüberhinaus auch dauerhaft Künstlerbücher, Editionen, Multiples und Portfolios von Künstlerinnen und Künstlern präsentiert. [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]