The five galleries located at Ebertplatz—one of the most relevant hubs for independent contemporary art in Cologne—need your support. Please read and sign the following petition against closing them down:

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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Richas Digest

Richas Digest
Nach dem Start des Journals für Fotografie *RICHAS DIGEST* im Jahr 2013 eröffnete der Künstler Achim Riechers einen gleichnamigen Ausstellungsraum für Fotografie + Kunst + Publikationen. Mittlerweile befindet sich der Raum in einer ehemaligen Pförtnerloge des Parkplatzes an der Lothringer Straße 51-57 in der Südstadt. Regelmäßig stattfindende Veranstaltungen umfassen Ausstellungen, Buchpräsentationen und thematische „Artbooksales“. [read more]

CAT Cologne

The charitable association CAT Cologne e.V. (“Community Art Team”), which was founded in 2010, awards residency scholarships to international artists, in particular projects that integrate the local area and actively seek dialogue with diverse communities of all age groups in Cologne. The goal is to break down barriers and open up access to art and art production to a wider public. Community-based art simultaneously offers answers to the questions of sustainability and the socio-political relevance of art, by dealing specifically with themes that directly concern the community. The projects call citizens to constructive action, by providing them with intelligent and creative means of participation. [read more]