SAVE THE DATE: June 15 & 16: AIC ON 2018 – Join us for our annual weekend festival with exhibitions, actions, readings, performances and concerts.

The current AIC-Index 2017/2018 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.

Art Initiatives Cologne (AIC) is a newly founded 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.

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PAErsche is an action lab that has intervened temporarily in various locations since 2010. PAErsche offers a platform and network for performance art, with talent as the most important ethos. The wavering core of the work is in Open Source Performance. [read more]


Analogue to the model-like nature of Simultanhalle’s architecture, the exhibition programme follows the spirit of sketches and experiments. The goal of the constantly changing team of curators is to combine current positions by established artists with those of largely unknown artists, particularly those that are conceived especial for this location. [read more]