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

Anmeldung [bis 09.03.] – Photoszene-Festival Köln 2020


Anmeldung [bis 09.03.] – Photoszene-Festival Köln 2020

Vom 22. – 31. Mai 2020 wird in Köln erneut das Photoszene-Festival stattfinden. Das Festival der Fotografie, das parallel zur photokina stattfindet, ist eine Kombination aus einem kuratierten Programm und einem stadtübergeifenden Teilnehmerfestival, das die Fotografieszene des Rheinlands aktiviert.

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Ausschreibung [bis 31.12.] – Recherche- und Arbeitsstipendien Bildende Kunst der Stadt Köln


Ausschreibung [bis 31.12.] – Recherche- und Arbeitsstipendien Bildende Kunst der Stadt Köln

Erstmals werden 2019 in Köln 15 „Recherche- und Arbeitsstipendien Bildende Kunst“ in Höhe von jeweils 5.000 € im Zuge der individuellen Künstler:innenförderung mit Mitteln der Stadt Köln vergeben.

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Initiatives

STRIZZI


STRIZZI
Renamed as Strizzi in 2018, the exhibition space formerly known as Brauchbarkeit has shown contemporary and emergent art in the areas of installation, photography, interactive art, performance art and painting since 2013. The space is in Kalk on the east side of the Rhine and, with its two large shop windows, represents a direct interface to the residents in this multicultural district. A charming backyard bar and terrace offers visitors the chance to chat and spend an interesting evening in Kalk. [read more]

Ausstellungsraum Q18


q18
Quartier am Hafen is a place of artistic dialogue, research and production. More than 80 professional visual artists, media artists, designers, dancers and musicians have rented rooms here since 2010, almost half of which are sponsored by the City of Cologne’s cultural department. Curated solo and group exhibitions by invited artists are shown four times a year in the Q18 exhibition space, which opened in 2011. The series is conceived by a different curator each year. A funding programme gives emerging curators the possibility to develop and position themselves over the course of the year. A residency programme is currently under development. [read more]