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

Open Call [bis 31.08.2020] – Vier Bilder: eine Geschichte


Open Call [bis 31.08.2020] – Vier Bilder: eine Geschichte

Schick uns Deine Bilder und Deine Geschichte vom Photoautomaten am Ebertplatz. Werde Teil des ersten Photoautomaten–Fanzines: „Nr. 1 – Vier Bilder: eine Geschichte“.

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Farewell und Goodbye – Bruch & Dallas


Farewell und Goodbye – Bruch & Dallas

Nach über 10 Jahren, 100 Ausstellungen und Aktionen sagt BRUCH & DALLAS Farewell & Goodbye.

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Initiatives

FUHRWERKSWAAGE Kunstraum e.V.


fuhrwerkswaage
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 (www.newtalents-cologne.de). [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]