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

Temporary Gallery – Centre for Contemporary Art


Temporary Gallery
Temporary Gallery – Centre for Contemporary Art shows exhibitions and provides discursive formats in the context of contemporary art. [read more]

LABOR


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The project gallery LABOR, part of the Ebertplatz passage since 2005, is a pioneer in this inner-city location, which has developed into one of the main art locations in Cologne over recent years. The large shop windows offer glimpses of the respective exhibitions, even outside openings hours. LABOR was established as an exhibition space for contemporary art through the founding of a booster club at the beginning of 2013. Alongside classical exhibitions, LABOR also consciously opens itself to cross-genre formats and sees itself (and the Ebertplatz passage) as a stage for experiments. A fringe programme includes performances, readings and concerts. In addition, LABOR is regularly home to various festivals, for example the Internationale Photoszene, the architecture biennale plan and the Passagen Interior Design Week. [read more]