Art Initiatives Cologne (AIC) is a network of independent, non-commercial art and project spaces, art initiatives and festivals in Cologne, founded in 2015. An overview of the initiatives involved, detailed information as well as a current exhibition and event calendar can be found on our collective website:
We are showing and locating all active initiatives on our index, which you can download here: Index 2021 / 2022

AIC is organised in the form of an association and initially brings together around 40 Cologne based initiatives who exhibit, produce, discuss and mediate contemporary art. The aim of AIC is to actively promote the position of Cologne’s independent art scene both regionally and internationally, as well as to improve internal networking, through collaborative activities, publications, exhibition and event projects.

AIC – Art Initiatives Cologne / Kunstinitiativen Köln e.V. is funded by:

2022 AIC is funded by "Fonds Soziokultur aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR"

The video series "AIC Proudly presents" was funded by:

2016–2021 AIC was also funded by:

AIC – Art Initiatives Cologne / Kunstinitiativen Köln e.V.
Thürmchenswall 25
50668 Köln, Germany


Board members (since 01/2022)
Heike Ander
Doris Frohnapfel
Rosanna d'Ortona
Timo Schmidt
Aneta Rostkowska

Former board members: Petra Gieler (12/2015–12/2019), Martina Höfflin (12/2017–12/2019), Stefanie Klingemann (12/2015–12/2017), Anne Mager (12/2015–12/2017), Achim Riechers (12/2019-12/2021), Maria Wildeis (12/2015–12/2017).

Independent and/or non-commercial art initiatives in Cologne that have been regularly presenting exhibitions and projects for more than a year are welcome to apply. The AIC members' assembly will decide quarterly on the admission of new members. Current members of Art Initiatives Cologne (AIC) / Kunstinitiativen Köln e.V. are about 48 Cologne art initiatives, presented here (as of June 15, 2023). Please get in touch with one of them beforehand to learn more about our aims and ambitions.
The annual membership fee is EUR 10.
If you are interested in becoming a member with your initiative, please send your informal application to: Thanks.

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AIC logo for download: