The vac­ci­nat­ed-re­cov­ered-rule (“2G-Regel”) currently ap­plies at museums, galleries and other art institutions. Please have proof of vac­ci­na­tion or past ill­ness and a valid iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ment ready. Please check the institution's websites for detailed information on how to access.
The most recent information on Corona measures provided by the City of Cologne can be found at: https://www.stadt-koeln.de/leben-in-koeln/gesundheit/infektionsschutz/corona-virus/aktuelle-corona-regelungen-koeln.

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

Open Call [application till 20.11.] – Research and Working Scholarships from the City of Cologne


Open Call [application till 20.11.] – Research and Working Scholarships  from the City of Cologne

For the second time, 15 research and working scholarships from the city of Cologne will be awarded to Cologne artists and curators.

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Durchstarten für die Kunst


Durchstarten für die Kunst

Mit einer verbesserten sozialen Absicherung und mit angemessenen Honoraren für Künstler*innen – die aufgezeichnete Podiumsdiskussion wird am Sonntag 01.05. von 18.04 bis 19 Uhr auf WDR 3 in der Sendung WDR Forum ausgestrahlt.

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Initiatives

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]

STROMA


STROMA
The project space STROMA in Cologne Kalk presents painting and graphics, installation and site-specific positions from regional and national artists. A publication is produced for every exhibition. [read more]