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Easttopics is a non-profit initiative launched in 2013, led by young art professionals based in Hungary and Serbia and dedicated to the promotion of the Eastern European contemporary art field. Working as a think tank for the Eastern European art communities, Easttopics is a genuinely interdisciplinary cooperative which goal is to draw the Eastern contemporary art field and the international art scene closer to each other. This cross-border project takes form as an expanding on-line website and space focusing on the following countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. Easttopics aims at mapping and providing more visibility to protagonists of the Eastern European art life, should they be artists, art professionals, institutions, events or publications. It also wishes to act as a dynamic platform fostering connections, exchanges, community building, and cooperations for both practice-based and research-based projects on a local, regional, and international level.
Képíró u. 6, Budapest, 1053 Hungary
Mercury 20 Gallery is an artist-run gallery founded as a venue for contributing members to exhibit, sell, and promote each other’s art in the Oakland/East Bay community. The gallery hosts openings, art and community events, and artist talks. The gallery was founded with the mission to host and support exhibitions of the highest quality by member artists. Members help each other make sales and increase exposure to potential collectors, curators and critics. They actively participate in the Oakland Uptown community by attending Art Murmur, monthly gallery meetings, events, artist talks, and receptions in an open exchange of ideas.
475 25th Street, Oakland CA, USA
Kunstverein Familie Montez e. V. is an official art association/artspace/collective which exhibits contemporary independent art, based in Frankfurt am Main. Founded in 2007 by Mirek Macke and Anja Czioska at the Städelhofes, the „Lola Montez“ , has had at times a nomadic existence, but always a fixture of the Frankfurt independent off space scene, it now resides (since 2014) under the Honsellbrücke, in two newly renovated arches of the bridge, directly on the River Main and Osthafen. Kunstverein Familie Montez organizes group and solo shows, talks, book presentations, performances, film screenings, summer schools and music events, and since summer 2018 houses a Hermann Nitsch Archive plus documentation of Contemporary Performance artists that have been invited to the Micro Residency programme.
Vereinsadresse: KVFM – Kunstverein Famile Montez e.V. c/o Mirek Macke Honsellbrücke am Hafenpark Honsellstraße 7 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Artist-run studio and exhibition space located in the old meat packing district in Copenhagen. We are interested in collaborating with other artist-run exhibition spaces worldwide. Contact through our Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/staldgade74/
Staldgade 74, 1699 Copenhagen, Denmark
BRASHNAR CREATIVE PROJECT Skopje, non-profit association for contemporary interdisciplinary art and ecological development, aims to engage directly in the support and creation of an environment for contemporary artistic expression and the development of an ecologically sustainable community for the purpose of enriching and conserving Macedonian culture. Goals of the association: -The organization, preparation and realization of art projects (national and international exhibitions, art fairs, art festivals, competitions, site-specific exhibitions and residencies). -To engage and strengthen the local community bond through organized public cultural events. -To introduce traditional and contemporary artistic practices to the local community to further the appreciation of the arts from diverse cultures and backgrounds. -To promote, conserve and enrich local Macedonian culture and customs. -To develop, organize, manage and produce cultural activities that encourages art, cultural exchange and ecological awareness. -To enrich the local structures by encouraging dialogue between artistic communities and other members of society. -To foster artistic development of established, emerging, and aspiring regional, national, and international artists. Brashnar Crative Project, as an artist led project from May 2 to September 30 each year, organizes an international Artist-in-Residence program BRASHNAR located in the neighborhood Hrom on the west side of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. BAiR is […]
Panko Brashnarov 17, Skopje 1000 R.Macedonia
WE AIM TO SURVIVE! SUPPORT! ATTRACT ATTENTION! CENTRE THE ARTIST! MAKE CIVIC SPACE! Eastside Projects is an artist run multiverse, commissioning, producing and presenting experimental art practices and demonstrating ways in which art may be useful as part of society. Eastside Projects provides vital infrastructure, supports best practice and works to expand the role of the artist run space. Alongside imagining, testing and modeling a free public gallery, we are engaged in an expanded range of public activities – we make art, curate exhibitions, programme events, devise public art strategies, serve as commissioning agents, create production facilities, produce public art projects, generate and apply research, develop talent, train future art leaders and create structures to support artists locally, nationally and internationally. Our ESP programme supports and exercises new models for artists and curators to research, produce and thrive, and develops regional talent positioned in productive local and national contexts with an international viewpoint. Eastside Projects is a practice, a process and a tool. We believe in working collaboratively towards change and do so to support the cultural growth of Birmingham. Our programming aims to create active audiences by generating opportunities for deep engagement where individuals have agency and are able […]
86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, England, B9 4R
Modern Clay is a studio project run by Mark Essen it provides a studio facility for the production of ceramics. It is accessible for artists and encouraged that the studio is available to be used by local community groups, artist educational projects and charitable groups. The studio is a resource for artists to produce their own work while developing a new programme of artistic opportunities for West Midlands artists. If offers support for community groups and is part of developing a new programme of artistic opportunities for West Midlands artists.
Clay Unit 17 Minerva Works Fazeley Street Birmingham B5 5RT
SnehtaArt exhibitions and public events by Snehta residecy alumni compose a large archive of curatorial texts and photographic documentation that is easily accesible
ART RESIDENCY & EDUCATION FOR ARTISTS Snehta is a non-for-profit organisation that promotes and facilitates local and international artists through its residency, exhibitions and educational programmes in Kypseli, Athens. For the residency artists are selected through an open call who then spend two months researching in Athens under the guidance of the residency team and an established Athens based curator. Snehta also organizes a series of exhibitions and talks in response to topics that critically engage with Athens’ unique identity as a historical and social center. Alongside its art residency Snehta offers burgeoning educational programmes offering professional mentoring and technical knowledge to emerging artists who want to excel in their artistic practice. The programme is staffed by established Athens based artists with a strong and living artistic practice. SNEHTA – ATHENS IN REVERSE Snehta stands for the name of the City of Athens written in reverse. This name metaphorically suggests that the artists involved are to rediscover Athens by reading and translating it alternatively, observing and using the City’s local, social and cultural dynamics. Our work ethos is to reinforce participating artists to bring a renewed awareness of Athens through the works produced, exhibitions and events. These should relate to and critically stimulate Hellenic, inter-European […]
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EYES ONLY is a non-profit art space with the focus on an exchange of ideas and international art projects, in which the classical distribution of roles between artist, gallery, museum, curator and collector are (to be) disbanded.
Schellingstrasse 48, 81675 Munich, Germany
Zaratan – Arte Contemporânea is a not-for-profit space and an organization founded by artists in Lisbon city center in November 2014. Zaratan is a creation, production and promotion structure for contemporary art and a space of reflection and listening. In order to stimulate creativity and contribute to generate valid cultural processes, Zaratan has developed so far a heterogeneous and mostly free of charge agenda of events, that parallel to the regular schedule of exhibitions, presents video-projections, concerts, talks by artists, presentations and performances. Zaratan defends an interdisciplinary attitude and aims to promote a deeper comprehension of the artistic languages of the present with an independent structure.
Rua de São Bento, 432, Lisboa, Portugal
WPA supports artist-driven projects, advocacy, and dialogue so that artists can live, work and flourish. WPA invites artists to conceive of programs that showcase the work or ideas of other artists (or creative thinkers, scholars, activists, etc.) and then supports them with money, introductions/connections, idea-development, planning & production, communications, marketing and promotion. In our view, artist-driven programming combines the best of two existing models—“artist-run” and “artist-centered”. It is closer in intent to the former than the latter because artists are curating everything—exhibitions, performances, talks, workshops, screenings, platforms, etc. Yet it provides a degree of professional support and organizational stability that an “artist-run” organization might not.
WPA, 2124 8th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
Julio Artist-run Space is an independent project specialized in the production, distribution and commercialization of contemporary art propositions, founded by the artists Maria Ibanez Lago and Constanza Piaggio. Julio has been running since 2016 in the Belleville-Ménilmontant neighborhood in Paris, hosting exhibitions called “Assemblage #”, which bring together two to three artists for one month, as well as specific presentations (performances, book presentations, conferences, etc.). It connects Argentinian and international artists generating links between consummate and emerging artists, from diverse generations and mediums.
13 rue Juillet, 75020, Paris, France
During the year Voltage is a studio space for artists from different disciplines (Painting/ Street Art/ Photography/ Music). With external curators we organize group exhibitions, artists talks and workshops. Being inspired by different subcultures we still believe in D.I.Y. We have also a press for publishing unique selfmade artist books.
Mülhauserstrasse 48 Basel
GlogauAIR Berlinan art space and residency in a historic building in Kreuzberg open to new ideas and interchange
GlogauAIR GlogauAIR is an art space and residency in a historic building in Kreuzberg open to new ideas and interchange GlogauAIR is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by the artist Chema Alvargonzález with the intention to create a meeting point between artists from all disciplines to work in collaboration, expanding their practice in terms of materials, formats and style. Residency GlogauAIR offers the use of a studio space in a superb location in Berlin. There are 13 studios distributed over 3 floors. Artists from all over the world and in almost any discipline stay at GlogauAIR for three or six months to develop their artistic project. Project Space The project space is the perfect venue for all sorts of events like workshops, classes, trainings, film screening, lectures, photo or film shootings, and exhibitions. It is 150 squares meters in three semi-detached rooms with white walls, white wooden floors, high windows, natural lighting, and plenty of wall and floor space as well. Check our calendar to see the latest events and exhibitions or sign up for our Newsletter to always stay informed. https://glogauair.net –Current Open Call– Join us for a 3 or 6-month art residency in the heart of Berlin! Deadline for […]
Glogauer Strasse 16, 10999 Berlin
ada is… ein Projekt zur künstlerischen Zwischennutzung, welches ausgehend von den lokalen Gegebenheiten versucht KünstlerInnen zur Auseinandersetzung dieser conditio humana einzuladen, um dahingehend auch die eigene Rolle in der Gesellschaft zu hinterfragen. „Die einzige Konstante – ist die Transformation“ Dazu werden dort regelmäßige Präsentationen von unterschiedlichen Positionen der Gegenwartskunst stattfinden. Der Fokus ist eine breit gefächerte Präsentation (Malerei, Bildhauerei, Performance, Medienkunst etc.) von Kunst im Wechselspiel mit der Örtlichkeit. Ziel ist die Schaffung einer sich prozesshaft transformierenden Ausstellung, mit jeweils in situ entstehender Kunst, die in Symbiose mit dem Raum geschieht. Ein Umgang mit der Umgebung, eine Herausforderung an das Schaffen selbst – Ephemera und das du. Die Ausstellungsreihe zum Thema der Verwandlung und Vergänglichkeit der Identität repräsentiert in den Resten der menschlichen Existenz, ist die Vorgabe der Wandlung, nicht um das alte wieder lebendig zu machen sondern die Kunst als Sonde in die vielfältigen Ebenen der Humankondition zu nützen. Die Künstler sind konfrontiert mit der Geschichte des Raumes, dieser bedingt den darin stattfindenden künstlerischen Prozess; der Metamorphose vom Vergangenen zum Jetzt, hin zum zukünftig endgültigen Vergessen. Das Ausloten/Verbiegen der Räumlichkeiten, deren Geschichte, deren Umfeld, der künstlerischen Grenzen, stehen im Blickfeld. Transformierende Ausstellung: auf den vorgefundenen Resten aufbauend, lagern sich die […]
Wattgasse 16, Vienna, Austria
GLOBAL ART PROJECT1) Promoting the Creative Intelligence of the Global Arts Community Toward the Necessarily Collaborative Future : 2) If two people are working in harmony on a project then a third mind will spontaneously be generated in which the participants are able to draw from the knowledge and inspiration of each other through the third mind. -Carl Heyward
GAP Is a membership based international collaborative of Mixed-media Artists whose active participants number 53 members working in 12 countries, depending on the project. Having roots initially in web based activity beginning in 2012 (post card and correspondence art projects such as KNEE(jerk) Fragmentation Project). GLOBAL ART PROJECT has generated numerous workshops, exhibitions and collaborative studio experiences in Venice, Lecce and Treviso Italy, Mazatlan, Mexico, Dakar, Senegal, Ghent, Belgium, The Netherlands, North Carolina, New York, Minneapolis, MN, San Francisco, Mill Valley, Benicia, Sausalito and Novato, California. Our work reflects individual, personal and global concerns by virtue of intention. We are creating and exhibiting work that allows freedom of expression given this unique format to communicate beyond language and culture with diverse artists from all over the world while remaining open to the opportunities of the moment accessed through this circumstance in settings allowing interaction not only with each other but local arts communities as well. We are linked by activity in mixed-media art practice, photography, video and performance arts which may be reduced to working with the materials at hand and has antecedents in collage, assemblage, found-object and related practice. Our affinity with Fluxus, Cobra, and the Dada Art Movement is a […]
benicia, ca, USA
The Neon Heater is a contemporary artist-run space in Findlay, OH owned and curated by Ian Breidenbach and Emily Jay. It opened in November of 2012, and has monthly exhibitions with a curatorial focus on conceptual and installation based works, contemporary photography and painting trends, and video and new media. Aside from the gallery space The Neon Heater also partners with the larger artist-run community to curate exhibitions around the United States. In 2017, The Neon Heater started The Neon Temple Press, a small run zine and artist book publishing branch. The Neon Heater also created and maintains a database of artist-run initiatives in the state of Ohio at www.current-oh.art
400 1/2 S Main St, Rm 22, Findlay, OH 45840
Push/Pull’s mission is to: Promote underground art and comics Foster community between those creating and viewing art Encourage emerging artists, illustrators and cartoonists Innovate the way art is consumed by presenting it in a unique environment and with nontraditional events Stimulate Diversity by actively seeking out marginalized and under-represented artists Underground art is work that challenges the viewer to feel something, to think about something. Art that is made by professionals that learned all the rules about making art and then broke them. Art that is made by professionals that never learned any of the rules about making art and made it up as they went along. It’s creepy, weird, controversial, strange. Push/Pull exists to show the alternative possibility of what an art gallery can be. In order to further our mission we’ve created a nonprofit section of our business that is powered by Shunpike. Our nonprofit work includes adult and teen education, community events, and cultural outreach. You can donate any time here to help support our work: www.poweredbyshunpike.org/c/PBS/a/37789 Learn more about our programs at this link Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to […]
5484 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production, nourishing an ongoing dialogue between artists, activists, performers, designers, curators, and thinkers. Operating since November 2004, we are committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.
421 North Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201, USA
Kleine Humboldt Galerie is a student-run initiative from Berlin curating bi-annual contemporary art exhibitions at the atrium of Humboldt-Universities main building. Past exhibitions have dealt with diverse subject matters such as educational politics, feminism, the dream of a universal language, cultures of political protest and scientific methods of visualization.
Humboldt-University, Lichthof Ost, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany