A short description of the initiative by its initiators will appear here shortly.
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival is the only cinema event in Romania dedicated to dance films. BIDFF – Bucharest International Dance Film Festival looks towards the future and tries to envision it. This year we use utopian | dystopian impulses as an instrument for reflection and dance films as a medium. By a surprising and meaningful coincidence, as we are all confronting the global pandemic, utopia | dystopia is the theme of the BIDFF in 2020. This fragile balance could generate creative or critical strategies to present or to contemplate the world and the future, as they are or as they will become. The BIDFF curatorial approach goes towards trying to decipher, shape, transform or revolutionize these concepts. Besides our regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, we also hold the new competitional category for musicals, introduced last year. We also highly encourage you to apply if you have a movement themed animation or if you have a short film revolving around the concept of utopia and dystopia. BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 3000 euro.
ARTCONNECT platform is a place to share resources and build community within your local creative scene. Discover new opportunities, connect with other creatives, and keep up with local events, as well as promote your own work and skills to a growing creative network. Here, you can navigate and shape your creative community — not only by finding opportunities, but also by creating your own. ARTCONNECT launched in 2011 and quickly became the biggest online network for creatives in Germany. When the company took a step back in 2017, the community kept growing. With a fresh look and a more advanced platform, ARTCONNECT returned in 2020 – ready to support creatives even further.
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit outdoor sculpture space started by Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns located on an acre lot in west Dallas, TX. Programming features contemporary projects from emerging and mid-career artists, local and international, working in an outdoor format. Sweet Pass Sculpture Park is dedicated to experimentation and community engagement, and provides an art space highlighting thought-provoking, interactive art in a public and free setting. Since opening in October 2018, Sweet Pass has presented multiple exhibitions and has worked with over 100 local and international artists, students from DFW area universities and various local organizations and institutions such as the Dallas Boys & Girls Club, the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art. Sweet Pass Sculpture Park recently received a micro-grant from the Nasher Sculpture Center, a grant from the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture and a NEA Grant in conjunction with Wassaic Projects in New York.
Lapsus is an independent project space and art-lab in Timișoara focused on the local scene, emerging artists, community projects and collaborative or educational approaches of creative endeavors. It is located on the first floor of the old paint factory on Peneș Curcanul street, nr. 3-5, in studio 27. Founded in October of 2017 by curator Alex Boca and artist Cătălin Bătrânu, Lapsus is a local hub for young artists and experimental projects working as a small-scale network for art practice. We organize screenings, exhibitions, performances as well as multimedia workshops or simple meetings. Lapsus is a hybrid between a project space and a makerspace, holding dear the open source culture and trying to improve artistic visions with technological advances while also studying their effects on human affect or the social environment.
Yellow Brick is a non-profit artistic workspace that fosters relations among local and international artists, art collectives, curators, writers, thinkers and makers with the Athenian context as predominately accessed and introduced through the area of Nea Ionia. Initiated by artist Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki in 2016, Yellow Brick has so far hosted 32 artists from 25 countries. Yellow Brick wishes to participate in the cultural production of the city by focusing on the Athenian periphery and more specifically on Yellow Brick’s locale, a culturally diverse neighborhood established by immigrants from the coast of Asia Minor. Yellow Brick understands local identity as an assemblage of cultures, histories, languages, expressions and forms, and welcomes artists and cultural practitioners to activate and sustain a creative dialogue within Nea Ionia and greater Athens through their current interests, social concerns and artistic practices. All participants are called upon to act as hosts and poetic activators of forms and ideas through a three-week research trajectory (at minimum). Yellow Brick facilitates research and practice by providing residency in a studio and exhibition space that also contains a private sleeping area, private bathroom, shared kitchen, and a beautiful terrace. Yellow Brick’s small team develops the necessary conceptual tools, working modes, […]
Perennial Art is a group of contemporary artists that curate exhibitions within temporary spaces. Our aim is to introduce selected artists to a new public. By inviting emerging and established international contemporaries, our aim is to show the public to a diverse and interesting group of artists. Perennial hopes this idea will flourish and lead to further more exciting exhibitions in the future. After the first exhibition each artist featured in the show will then transport /transplant our work to their country of residence, acting as the secondary stem/off roots. By having the second exhibition in their city the new roots are planted allowing room to blossom on foreign soil.
Sandbox Studios is a small group of art studios, gallery, international artist residency and workshop space, with a focus on facilitating a creative and social space. One of our studio spaces is sponsored on a yearly basis by our patron Peter Day. The studios are located in Brunswick, approximately 6km from the Melbourne city centre. The mission of Sandbox Studios is to cultivate a social space that provides a small number of affordable artist studios and hosts an international artist residency, with a focus on professional fine arts practice.
Space52 founded by the artist Dionisis Christofilogiannis in 2017 and supports Athens based artists and continuously seeks collaborations with art spaces and professionals from abroad. Our community and network grow by facilitating collaborations, exchanges and research-based project. Space52 serves as a hub for local and international creatives, intellectuals and theoreticians. Main focus of all our engagements is the current inquiries of our growing dynamic community. Space52 is the Athens incubator of ideas and experimentations.
Created in Barcelona, RICE is a Reversing Initiative to Counter the Exclusion of females and other discriminated groups in the art world. As an independent curatorial platform, our mission is to bring visibility and promote the sale of fresh and unique artworks by emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. Yes, we favor female-identifying artists and artists pertaining to other discriminated groups but we do not exclude male artists, especially those living in situations of marginalization or discrimination. Our goal is to reverse the current state of favoritism towards the traditionally privileged in mainstream contemporary art, by exercising positive discrimination while still leaving room for male artists and curators to be a part of this initiative. To that end, we launch quarterly open calls to discover artist to be featured in our art magazine and in the exhibitions we organize at established galleries across Europe.
The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.
BERLIN-WEEEKLY was founded in June 2010 as an art project space by Stefanie Seidl. The 4,5, meter high room is a double-glazed former gateway for horse-drawn carriages in the historic Jewish Scheunenviertel in Berlin Mitte. The showcase space, which is illuminated until late at night, can be regarded as a kind of public stage on which the artists can stage an installation, representative of their work. The potential of the public showcase is to reach a wide, diverse audience. As a result of its one-sided orientation to the street BERLIN-WEEEKLY thus functions as an artistic intervention in public space. The exhibitions do not change weekly (as the name suggests and was initially planned), but every month. Though the installations are clearly visible from the outside until late at night, the room itself is always closed except for the regular openings and for special events and presentations. The interested viewer can get more information on the website with photos and brief informations about the respective installations and a direct link to the artist’s webpage. BERLIN WEEKLY is aimed primarily at artists who work predominantly sculptural and spatial. The artists have complete freedom regarding the concept, content and realization of their installation, […]
Ayatana offers intensive research program for artists to learn about ecology. We host specialized residency on birds, sound, plants, insects, biology, water, mushrooms, death, geology, evolution and microscopy. Ayatana’s residency location changes every year.
Oika is a small but growing community of artists, storytellers and media-makers dedicated to manifesting ecological intelligence through our work. We are creating a new culture in alliance and alignment with nature. Oika elevates the value of art by aligning it with the power and abundance of nature. Our artists are in deep communion with nature and manifest ecological intelligence in their creations. This alliance between nature and artist affords a moral, ecological imperative. “Oikadelic” art brings ecological intelligence to culture through nature and ecological healing to nature through culture. Into the Artmosphere is Oika’s core educational program for artists, storytellers and media-makers. Throughout 2020 Dr. Rich Blundell is traveling to diverse artistic communities introducing the principles and practices of ecological intelligence. We teach artists how to practice Oika for creative inspiration and give them the language, concepts, and confidence to publicly communicate the eco-cultural value of their work Oika seeks to surface and capacity-build ecologically intelligent artistic communities. Into the Artmosphere presents a progressive on-ramp for artists and curators to get involved. Responding appropriately to the climate crisis requires a whole new category of media-maker. In addition to specialized technical skills, we need new creative professionals with a fine-tuned […]
Picasso Pupils is an art society with the branch in India and in Slovakia whose main mission is to provide a platform for cultural exchange. The main aim is to use art as a language between diverse cultures. The organization arranges art residency programs, exhibitions and educational activities in India and in Slovakia which share the ideas of togetherness between diverse cultures, preservation of traditional and contemporary art and spread the art education and social awareness through art.
P8 cooperative gallery was established in 2008 at 8 Poriya street in Jaffa. The power of synergy is at the heart of the group’s approach, stimulating it to advance and progress within the artistic sphere, utilizing personal resources as curating, production and promotion collaboratively. Naturally, the use of personal resources dictates sophisticated and humble conduct. As a non-profit organization, any income (from sales for example) is reinvested in the gallery, either for maintenance or for special projects. The group is on a constant search for new modes of action and collaborations that would be beneficial, original and innovative. The gallery holds exhibitions of the members as well as other artists and curators. We are always open to cooperation and new ideas. We encourage artists, galleries, curators and other individuals or institutions to send us proposals and suggestions for collaborative work in and outside the gallery.
CAMERA is focused on promoting the work of emerging visual artists, especially photography-related, as well as installation art, new media, mixed media. The name CAMERA is referring both to the device used in photography, and to the latin meaning of the word camera – chamber, which the artist-run space actually resembles. The latin concepts of camera obscura and camera lucida are other important connections regarding the name of the artist-run space. CAMERA is the artist-run space of Irina Dumitrașcu Măgurean, Cluj-based visual artist.
Love’s Remedies is an initiative by artists BRD (Bridget Rosalia Driessen) and Hannah Kim Varamini. Started in 2018, Love’s Remedies uses the artists’ collective interest in care and attention as media, and invites other artists to utilize them and their resources for their own benefit. For their inhabitance at ArtCenter DTLA through 2020, Love’s Remedies continues to investigate the relations between friendship and artist networks, professional practices and expansive action.
Art Dream Foundation is an upcoming online artist-run gallery and a collaborative project between two artists based in London and Zurich. They want to create a space that promotes hidden talent and artists that are underrepresented and often ignored. Joined by emerging young curators to collaborate on online exhibitions, residencies and creative projects, the Art Dream Foundation aspires to become an open platform for aspiring and emerging artists.
During Soviet times, arts and culture were promoted, financed and used by the state and the communist party as an instrument to underpin the state, their party values and ideology. Cultural content had to align with ideological propaganda and be broadly understood by the general public. It also had to instill into people a feeling of being a part of the USSR family alongside its objectives and achievements. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the concomitant economic dip and scarcity of state resources in the newly independent Kyrgyz Republic, the arts and culture community and Kyrgyz Union of Artists not only lost its financing but more importantly its role in society and the state. Twenty years after independence, like other newly independent states, the multi-ethnic Kyrgyz Republic is still struggling with a new national identity appealing to all constituent parts of the country. There is also a lack of understanding of citizen responsibility in a pluralistic market economy. Б’Art Contemporary was founded in 2007 by Shaarbek Amankul as an artistic research project and mobile art practice aimed at developing and promoting contemporary art in Kyrgyzstan as an alternative to the traditional view of and approach to art. VISION: […]
kimyo is an Art and Design Gallery. Contemporary textiles, material and craft based art and design projects. Rotating exhibitions of 3 weeks, showing works of emerging artists. An artist community and a gallery space where artists have more authority to curate one’s own exhibition.
ERGO Collective is a creative platform founded on the premise of collaboration. We approach collective creativity as mode of encouraging dialogue and triggering stimulating ideas on the critique and collapse of borders between Art’s disciplines. Our team is formed by permanent and guest artists and other curious people from various places and spaces. Our journey began in a nomadic manner with an emphasis on site specific shows. Today ERGO occupies a physical space in Athens making its first steps as an artist-run-space. Our new space allows the collective to be more spontaneous on realizing projects, ideas and activities. To have a home, means to be a host and therefore ERGO is welcoming creatives from around the world to share and propose ideas on exhibitions, performances, workshops, symposia, screenings or any other intriguing event. ERGO Collective (Non-profit Organization) was initiated in September 2017.
the rabbit hole seeks to stimulate new ideas about the self and the other, and to challenge culturally constructed limits and borders. to support this goal, a traveling residency program was established in 2012, aimed at the deconstruction of myth, storytelling and the essential notion of pilgrimages. artists from any discipline can apply to participate as one of the 5 selected wandering wonderers. together they embark on a pilgrimage traversing 7 locations – across lands ands seas – for a total of 21 days. applications are adjudicated by our academic advisory board. the residency is specifically designed to create a means for artists to explore the magical realism of archetypal journeys, while relying on wit and the power of improvisation to reconstruct new narratives.
As the longest-running ARI in Perth, Paper Mountain is a highly reconfigurable studio collective and gallery with co-working and event spaces. Constantly evolving, our core ethos aligns with queer, decolonialist, anti-patriarchal, and anti-ableist ideas and working methods. Our priority is supporting underrepresented and courageous new voices, for learning as we go and adapting to the realities of a damaged world by generating experimental structures and creative solutions. We welcome artists, community groups, organizers, and workers in other disciplines.
From 2010, W is the collective of artists and the art studio dedicated to working, meeting, research, experimentation and diffusion of contemporary art. Artists from different plastic backgrounds (sculpture, painting, video, photo, performance) shared their desires and the values to create a place for work, exchange of ideas and diffusion of contemporary art. On two floors, we have from the outset dedicated the first floor of 110m2 to artistic practice and the ground floor of 80m2 to exhibitions, projects and monthly events. Beyond our individual practices, this space welcomes artists from all horizons and geographies, rich exchanges and meetings without partitioning between the actors of the project (artists, children, neighbors, musicians, craftsmen, artists…).
Tangent Projects is a curatorial initiative set up to work with national and international emerging and mid-career artists on site responsive exhibitions and projects. With a desire to add multiplicity to the current art archetype, Tangent Projects endeavors to showcase exemplary works in a variety of different media and platforms – including books, exhibitions, performance and online commissions. Our intent is to invite artists to explore “tangents” or diversions within their practice. In offering the opportunity for digressions to be pursued, ideas and processes that might normally have been discarded in favor of the main discourse will have the potential to reach a conclusion. Without a commercial bias and with experimentation encouraged, Tangent Projects proposes the prospect for artists to develop the deviations within their artistic dialogue. In simple terms, to give artists the leeway to “go off on a tangent”. In early 2019 there were some big changes, Tangent Projects became a cultural association and rented an old garage in the Santa Eulalia area of L’Hospitalet del Llobregat, We then spent the following few months setting up a small artist driven space with the remit of not only offering an exhibition space for artists to experiment with their practice […]
LA PARED promotes contemporary art and artists. We want contemporary art to play as impacting a role on civil society as possible. We currently focus on the connection we have created between Mexico and Colombia. We have a gallery space, studio spaces and residential accommodations in both countries. In our first year in Colombia we won both a federal government grant and a municipal grant towards the execution of our residency and graphic arts programs.
one gee in fog (ogif) is an independent, experimental and transdisciplinary artist run space including an exhibition space, a library, a residency and an online platform named two gees in eggs (tgie). founded in 2014 in chêne-bourg (geneva) by artist ceel mogami de haas, opera singer claire michel and editor and researcher lucas cantori, ogif is currently run by a group of artists, curators, writers, publishers and art historians committed to critical thinking, research-based art practices and literature (mainly poetry and sf). our goal is to promote young cultural producers engaging with critical forms of visual art and art-driven theory, as well as with publishing, writing and research by the means of the arts. at present, the project is in charge of lucas cantori, ceel mogami de haas, bénédicte le pimpec, charlotte magnin and camilla paolino. in short, ogif explores the domains of visual arts and literature, instituting a space where language and writing encounter and integrate art practices. the fertile nexus of these two domains is engendered and investigated via the following triangulation: each exhibition project combines the works of one or more visual artists; a series of publications selected by an invited publishing house and available for consultation […]
The Concern Newsstand has such a name because of a concern that the world is falling to distracted mindlessness and that we’re all reading from physical, paper objects less and less. A ‘concern’ is also the name of a ‘business’. The Chapel Hill / Carrboro, NC area no longer has m/any used book or magazine stores. The Newsstand is offering this service to the community. It is also a venue for local artists & artists from beyond to sell their printed materials & limited edition products. Housed in a gallery & among artist studios, it is a meeting spot & hang out place. The curated focus is to expand one’s mind in some way beyond the mundane via artist books, comics, art books, magazines, small press publishers, used books, vintage magazines & more. The curator & artist behind this project is Orvokki Crosby. The Concern has a long-term outpost at Lump Gallery (505 S. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601) where materials can be browsed and purchases can be made during gallery hours (Thu- Sat, 12-6pm) AND a showroom/ reading room/ workshop at Attic 506 (506A W. Franklin Street), in Chapel Hill, open during events (second Fridays 6-9pm) & by […]
Overnight Projects is an artist-run, curatorial concept steered by artists and creative practitioners whose work shows critical observation and purpose. We consider projects with artists a partnership of shared labor, driven by curiosity, experimentation, and a commitment to connection and conversation. Founded in 2015 and directed by Abbey Meaker with support from Meara McGinniss, Rachel Jones, and a small group of invaluable volunteers, we organize experiential installations and idea-driven artworks and events in revolving locations, including transitional spaces and traditional gallery settings. Notable past sites include an 1800s orphanage, a defunct coal-plant, a 1950s lakeside motel, and a cornfield on the cusp of reverting back to a wetland. Art is one of few remaining platforms where critical engagement can take place and (hopefully) shift perception and action in meaningful ways. The unique and inventive expression of ideas through art offers a chance and hope for a more inclusive, compassionate, and intelligent world. That is what we are continually working for.