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

Petition – Erhalt der Simultanhalle


Petition – Erhalt der Simultanhalle

Mit einer Petition ruft der Förderverein der Simultanhalle e.V. zu Solidarität und Unterstützung auf und fordert ein klares Bekenntnis der Stadt Köln zum Erhalt dieses einzigartigen Ausstellungsraums im Kölner Norden.

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Open Call [application till 20.11.] – Research and Working Scholarships from the City of Cologne


For the second time, 15 research and working scholarships from the city of Cologne will be awarded to Cologne artists and curators.

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Initiatives

Baustelle Kalk e.V.


Baustelle Kalk e.V.
Baustelle Kalk sees itself as an initiator of projects and culture. The not-for-profit cultural association, founded in January 2012 by Meryem Erkus, Nicole Wegner and Fatma Erkus, brings cultural diversity, far from institutional requirements, especially to the Cologne district of Kalk. The focus of this small cultural niche is on (sub) cultural art, events of all kinds and concerts of a challenging nature (e.g. experimental, noise, sound art or improvisation). Baumusik was founded in April 2016 in response to the fact that most of the musicians associated with the association had nowhere to publish their releases, offering the chance to self-publish with greatest possible artistic individuality. BAUSTELLE KALK became a nomadic venture in 2017 after almost 5 years based on Kalk-Mülheimer-Straße. [read more]

BRUCH & DALLAS


BRUCH & DALLAS
Bruch & Dallas is an exhibition space for contemporary art, which was founded as an independent project space by artists on Cologne’s Ebertplatz in 2009. Current, aspiring, critical and site-specific artistic positions are shown. Bruch & Dallas is run voluntarily and self-governed by four artists and an art historian. Bruch & Dallas discusses its programmatic line in the most varied of formats with a view to the local context and creates a vital and controversial place for the presentation and mediation of contemporary art with regular exhibitions, performances and actions. Bruch & Dallas is a non-commercial space, in which the medium of art becomes a reflexive focal point of current societal developments and can thus function as a catalyst for critical thinking. [read more]