The Artist-Run Initiatives map is the largest online overview of the global alternative artist-run field. This is your place to search, discover and connect with independent art spaces. The interactive map is continually updated with new artist-run initiatives, opportunities and events. Keep track of all the initiatives located in your city and get to know new spaces worldwide.
Artist-Run Initiatives is a term that typically includes artist co-operatives, independent galleries, art spaces, or any art projects that are developed, organized and operated primarily by artists. There are many models of artist generated activity, such as a gallery, a multi-purpose space, a festival, a pop-up gallery, a performance or a nomadic group. Committed to putting creative ideas into action, Artist-Run Initiatives generate opportunities for creators to exchange, learn and share creative ideas and interdisciplinary approaches to art-making and exhibition-making practices. Through providing exhibition spaces, art studios, or hosting international artist in residence programs, Artist-Run Initiatives develop networks that benefit artists and local communities outside the established art economy. Artist-Run Initiatives are also known as Artist-Run Spaces, Off Spaces, or Project Spaces.