Dear visitors, the worldwide spread of the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19) is also bothering the independent art scene. Due to the current situation, many art and cultural venues will remain closed until further notice. Please refer directly to the websites of the respective art initiatives. Thank you for your 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

Kölner Kulturgenerator


Kölner Kulturgenerator

Die Niehler Freiheit startet gemeinsam mit dem Kölner Kulturrat den Kulturgenerator – eine solidarische Plattform für Künstler*innen und Einrichtungen aller Kultursparten.

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Competition [Deadline 14.05.2020] – Art on former Cologne Advertising Columns 2019-2029


Competition [Deadline 14.05.2020] – Art on former Cologne Advertising Columns 2019-2029

The City of Cologne's Office of Cultural Affairs is currently organizing an artistic competition exclusively addressing the visual arts and photography.

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Initiatives

OPEKTA ATELIERS


opekta ateliers
Opekta-Ateliers in Nippes, founded in 2009, regularly puts on concerts, performances, film presentations, workshops and discussions in its 200 m² project space. The programme focuses on artistic experimentation and exchange. [read more]

TYSON


tyson
The exhibition space TYSON, founded in 2014, shows exhibitions of mainly contemporary art with performances and lectures at irregular intervals. The distinctive post-war architecture of the exhibition space in the former working-class district of Sülz offers artists the possibility to realise site-specific work. Alongside its own experimental exhibition projects, TYSON invites national and international exhibition spaces and curators to carry out projects with its “Carte blanche” series. TYSON offers an environment for creative working processes, which reflect the conceptual and aesthetic discourses and issues of our time. [read more]