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Big Shop Friday is an artist-led organization and arts space based in central Milton Keynes, operating on the ground floor of a multi-storey carpark. We provide a space for the creative community and support emerging talent. Our goal is to nurture, inspire, and grow the community of people who create. Big Shop Friday is independent, artist-led and non-profit.
Ground floor centre:mk multi-storey car park, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3EP, United Kingdom
DOMIE is 400 square meters intended for artistic experiments. It features studio and exhibition, music and performance space, gathering and accommodation. The building undergoes continuous transformation, becoming an artistic medium in itself and provoking site-specific activities. DOMIE welcomes everyone and anyone who believes in the idea of openness, is able to embrace frictions and work in intersections. DOMIE is a place requiring care, a difficult, ghastly place, which responds to the sense of uprooting, chronic nomadism, housing crisis and poverty among artists. Domesticity and ownership have ended. It is time of post-dwelling, zombie-communities, unstable domiciles. The project was initiated by Martyna Miller and Katarzyna Wojtczak, who are developing it with DOMIE community. DOMIE is also an experiment in itself. It focuses on a 10-year plan of reclaiming a building in the center of Poznań/Poland, which due to long-term neglect has been falling into disrepair since 1988. The founders of the project undertook the daunting task of renovating the building without any financial capital. That aimed at spreading the responsibility of the ruin, which used to be an important cultural space in the past (the house of cinema prototype – Kaiser’s panorama of the city), among various – formal and informal […]
Święty Marcin 53a, 61-806 Poznań, Poland
SPAO is home to the only 2 year photographic arts diploma in Canada, a unique 6 month artist residency, numerous evening and weekend photography skills classes, and the only gallery in the region dedicated to lens-based art. Established in 2005 as an alternative to photography education, SPAO has seen immense growth and operates more like an artist-run-centre. In 2016 moved to a new purpose-built building complete with the most well-appointed darkroom in the region, lighting studio, digital media lab, and the wheelchair accessible SPAO Centre Gallery. SPAO works hard to cultivate a community of distinct artistic vision, critical dialogue and technical expertise in the photographic arts through exhibition, partnerships and education.
77 Pamilla St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3K7, Canada
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Grochowska 301/305, Warsaw, Poland
PrintSpace is dedicated to the exploration and experimentation of printmaking techniques, rooted in the desire to build community around a press. It is a truly wonderful space to share ideas, purpose and process. For novice and experienced alike, PrintSpace is designed for small group workshops as well as private rental for press or studio time. First Fridays was established as a way to provide a fun and engaging opportunity using some of the printmaking techniques offered at PrintSpace. Bright Spot Sunday is another monthly program allowing participants a relaxed environment to learn about the beauty of monoprint/monotype while brightening up the day for others. At the end of the session, each participant will choose one print to leave behind. It will be adhered to a card and delivered to the Saint Nicholas Home for distribution to residents. Help create a Bright Spot! Drop in on the Sunday following a First Friday event between 12 – 3.
509 Senator St, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA
OPENART is a contemporary public art biennial taking place for three summer months in Örebro, Sweden. The city center is temporarily transformed into a huge outdoor art arena creating unconventional encounters between the art and the audience. Participating artists are working outside the traditional frames with an opportunity to work big, outdoors and temporary. The exhibition invites a broad and curious audience to experience the art without an admission fee and regardless if they are acquainted with art or not.
Stångjärnsgatan 6, SE70363, Örebro, Sweden
History: FORUM BOX is a non-profit artist-run gallery and a co-operative society, which was initiated in 1996 by sculptor Kain Tapper (1930–2004). Its main purpose is to maintain an art space in Helsinki and thus enrich and support the Finnish cultural life. Currently Forum Box co-op has more than 80 artist members, all of whom are prominent Finnish artists and actors in the field of contemporary art. The Forum Box building is owned by the city of Helsinki. Formerly a cold storage room, the space was renovated by the artists themselves in the years 1998–99. The renovation was designed by the architect and professor Juhani Pallasmaa. Forum Box was opened in June 1999 with an exhibition by Anthony Caro and Richard Serra organised together with Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Mission: Forum Box aims to be a space open for all forms of art. We present contemporary artists, both Finnish and international, established and emerging ones. Our open call is every spring. Each month an art exhibition is organized, plus several art and cultural events – meetings with the exhibiting artists, performances, live-art happenings and concerts along with theatre and dance performances. The gallery space can be hired for private […]
Ruoholahdenranta 3 a 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Since 2000 FILE is a non-profit cultural organization that has been promoting exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to investigate the appropriations of the technologic media in artistic accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in São, in addition to participation in national and international events, FILE is the biggest electronic art event in Latin America. For 2020, artists and researchers can submit their works in the main categories: Interactive Art, Digital Language, Electronic Sonority, Workshops, Symposium and Led Show.
Art Gallery - FIESP - Paulista Avenue, 1313 - São Paulo, Brazil
Charlotte New Music is an organization promoting Charlotte’s growing reputation as a creative center for contemporary music and arts since 2012. CNM presents year round educational experiences, compelling performances, and innovative collaborations across many genres and artistic disciplines.
8640 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28213, USA
Institut for (X) is a culture, business and education platform founded in 2009. It is an independent and not-for-profit culture association arising from citizen initiatives. The (X) is continuously redefined by the members of the platform, which include: 250 + active members 90 studios & workshops 50 businesses 25 associations The outdoor spaces and park areas are public and we invite everyone to use and co-produce them. Mission: Best possible neighborhood for all. Facilitate and enhance cultural activities, combining artistic creativity with business, public debate and public education. A dynamic organization and a laboratory for urban experiments, where initiatives grow organically. Organization: Everyone at (X) pay rent and organize through neighborhood meetings. The administration is reduced to an absolute minimum, and everybody are janitors. The platform produces events and products of cultural and commercial nature, with an estimated yearly turnover of DKK 20 mill.
Skovgaardsgade 5C, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
L’AiR Arts is a grass-roots non profit association with a mission of supporting intercultural and artistic exchange through providing international artist residency opportunities. Our programs bring together artists, researchers, arts professionals and arts supporters of different nationalities and backgrounds with the aim to foster creativity and artistic practice, while promoting inclusion, diversity and international understanding through arts and cultural heritage.
tactileBOSCH is an itinerant artist led collective championing experimentation and specializing in performance art, multi-media, and site-specific installation. Through its exciting programme of exhibitions and events, tactileBOSCH seek out and adapt to new spaces and contexts, granting permission to artists to experiment with their work in a way entirely impossible in a traditional or gallery setting, offering interesting, transformative and unusual spaces that audiences can explore, and become immersed in creating a complex dialogue between artist, curator, gallery, location and audience.
Tramshed (apartment 20), Pendyris St, Cardiff, UK
PADA is an artist led, not for profit, arts association, unique in its support to artists. As a cultural resource, PADA promotes interaction between national and international artists, the local community and surrounding region. Set in a derelict industrial park with a history dating back to 1885, PADA offers artists time and space to develop their practice through the exploration of technique and process. PADA is located in the picturesque town of Barreiro, a medium-sized city on the South Bank of the River Tagus (20 minutes from Lisbon by ferry). Barreiro was the main industrial city in Portugal and Spain until 1970 and is known for its political and industrial history. Since the 70’s, Barreiro has been slowly redefining its identity, without losing its main characteristics inherited from history. Barreiro is known for its cooperation, creativity, resilience and hospitality, combined with a strong sense of identity and connection with the ever-present river Tagus. PADA is located in the old textile area of CUF’s Industrial Park, and today, is surrounded by light industry and various fabrication businesses. Large sections of the area are in ruins and the remains of what was once a large industrial power now stand empty and […]
Rua 42, n2, Baía do Tejo Parque Industrial do Barreiro 2831-904 Barreiro, Portugal PO box 5092
The F Project is an ARI based in Warrnambool, Australia. Established in 2008, The F Project aims to encourage and support artists and contemporary arts practice, and creatively explore social issues and engagement with the community. The F Project space hosts a gallery, shop, workshop spaces, studios and a residency. It is run entirely by volunteers. Acting as a lobby voice for the provision of facilities and programs where artists can produce and exhibit work, where artists and the community can work together, and where a range of information and support services are available to artists and the community, The F Project is a positive force in shaping the cultural and creative life in the Victorian Arts community.
224 Timor St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia
98B COLLABoratory is an artist-run initiative and space in Manila, Philippines. We are a community + network + library + kitchen + shop. The idea is to have a setting where artists and creative individuals from other disciplines can interact and work together while presenting art, design and creativity in different ways; be it a talk, a bazaar, a publication, a meal or a simple gathering. It is a multi-disciplinary art laboratory that seeks to establish a convergence with artists, designers, curators, writers, musicians, film makers, activists, educators, researchers, cultural workers, performers, architects and students together with the general public. Brief Background 98B was established in January 2012 by Mark Salvatus (visual artist) and Mayumi Hirano (curator and researcher) as a response to the need for alternative venues in Manila. Salvatus opened up his studio and residence to respond to this dearth; 98B is his address. July of 2012 provided us with an opportune playground to frolic in – Escolta, Manila. Marika Constantino (visual artist and curator), Gabriel Villegas (magazine art director) together with 98B’s Founders, direct the team’s various programs and activities towards creative sharing, discussion and collaboration. The 98B Team has ten founding members and is currently run by seven members […]
413 Escolta St, Philippines
Loading is an artist-run space in Diyarbakir, Turkey that aims to enrich contemporary art dialogue in the city and foster links between the region and the international art world. Loading engages with its community by its public programme which consists of artist & curator talks and workshops, as well as its art book library. Previous guest speakers include Gabi Ncgobo (curator, 10th Berlin Biennale), Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (curator, Manifesta 12), and Hale Tenger (artist). Loading also has an ongoing archival project of archiving contemporary art practices in Diyarbakir. Loading was founded by artists Erkan Özgen, Cengiz Tekin and Şener Özmen. What started out as a project to connect with and mentor younger artists evolved into a platform that breeds new perspectives to the ways not only artists but also locals of other professions situate art making. Loading fosters a strong sense of community and garners contemporary art not just more approachable but also far more intertwined with this community.
Kooperatifler Mahallesi, Cahit Sitki Taranci Sokak, Aslan Apartmani No.3 Yenisehir Diyarbakir
The ZK/U ZK/U seeks to develop projects, co-produce knowledge and share values created through exchanges. ZK/U does not offer a fixed set of ideas and principles for its fellows. Rather, individual projects and needs shape what could be described as a continuous formation. Instead of letting the ‘final product’ constrain the possible routes that a practice might take, ZK/U focuses on the processes that come from, and feed into, the particular contexts of the fellows’ practice, whether they be locally-defined situations or international discourses. THE ORGANIZATION BEHIND ZK/U: KUNSTREPUBLIK The ZK/U concept and practice were initiated by the artist collective and non-profit organization KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.. The association managed to become the owner of the former railway depot and holds a 40 year lease on the ground. KUNSTrePUBLIK‘s concepts and projects are equally focused on local involvement and global exchange. Coming from non-institutional backgrounds, the founders aspire to continue exploring ways of collaborating, researching and creating, that go beyond the lines of existing structures and preconceptions. As part of their artistic practice, KUNSTrePUBLIK considers the development of ZK/U a long-term process that will evolve through the contributions and critical feedback expressed by its participants, partners and a diverse audience. KUNSTrePUBLIK is […]
Siemenstr. 27, 10551 Berlin-Moabit, Germany
Studioname Leicester C.i.C a not for profit, creative community hub linking the Leicester’s cultural quarter with the St Matthews community. studionAme Leicester C.i.C believes that making art and the ability to be creative are central to the improvement of peoples lives and therefor central to the success of our communities. Art should not exclude through language or access when it has the ability to set people free by engendering creative thinking and expression. As artists taking over a post industrial space in a neglected part of the city, it falls upon us to seed new ways of working and living together. No longer reliant on the old broken models but the creators of a truly inclusive, sharing economies, using creative language and skills as our medium of exchange. Studioname Ltd is based on the 1st floor of 2 Brougham Street. Studios are costed at a flat rate that includes all heating, wifi, water, power and critical support where asked for. All artists have use of the kitchens, toilets and communal areas. The studios are all 24 hour 365 days a year access. Studios have open doors to help foster the cross pollination of ideas and open up a creative discourse […]
2 Brougham Street, Leicester, LE12BA, UK
BOOT AIR is the name of an artist-in-residence program located in the town of Nishiaizu in Fukushima, Japan. Located in the north west corner of the prefecture, Nishiaizu is surrounded by a vast landscape of mountains, rivers, and farmland. The artist-in-residence program is part of the Nishiaizu International Art Village; a half-century old wooden school building that has been transformed into a gallery, workshop, and cultural gathering space. All types of artists (visual artists, designers, musicians, performers, cooks, architects, engineers, etc…) are welcomed to apply for the program regardless of stature (professional, amateur, student). The program’s key concepts involve: (1) sustainable community, (2) learning from traditional environmental culture, (3) recreating an environmental symbiosis lifestyle, and (4) revitalizing the depopulated community through cultural exchange. It is for this reason that we ask applicants to submit a short proposal of what they wish to work on and how it can relate to the community of Nishiaizu. Nishiaizu is ideal for artists who would like a quiet and natural atmosphere to concentrate and create while being open to learning and inspiration from the rich culture, customs, and people of a local rural community in Japan.
5752 Ueno Hara Michi Ue, Sasagawa, Shingou, Nishiaizu-town, Yama-gun
Warehouse 4726 is a working artist studio space in The Bird Road Arts District in Miami. Operated by visual artists Jean Blackwell Font and Ignacio Font as Font Squared, in partnership with Rosie Gordon-Wallace, Founder and Director of Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator. As members of the visual arts community here in Miami, we realize the power of the arts and collaboration; our goal is to support visual artists to mature and to think deeper through offering affordable studio space, artist exposure, and career development. We offer creativity and development workshops as part of a community outreach effort in a neighborhood that has been quietly developing an artists’ community for decades.Visits available by appointment, or check our events page for open house nights and other happenings.
4726 SW 75th Avenue, Miami, FL 33155