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BUREAU OF CHANGEBUREAU of CHANGE is an education-centric lab for real art practice in New Orleans. We create, curate and exhibit socially and politically engaged work.
BUREAU of CHANGE is an education-centric lab for real art practice in New Orleans. We create, curate and exhibit socially and politically engaged work. BUREAU of CHANGE was founded by Margot Herster with a group of her former students and recent graduates from Louisiana State University. Originating out of dissatisfaction with higher education, particularly in arts and media, BUREAU developed into a new school in the form of an atelier-style studio. A diverse group—established artists and designers, paid student apprentices and young artists, scholars and community experts, and the public—interact to create. Our objectives are influenced by the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project implemented during the Great Depression. We harken a a lost but not forgotten era when the government stimulated jobs in the arts by employing artists to create public works and subsidizing community education centers that offered training in arts skills applicable to industrial jobs of the time. Our process commissions artists and non-artists to collaborate on creative works aimed at inciting institutional change while studying social technology, digital media theory, interdisciplinary research and artistic production. BUREAU of CHANGE produces exhibitions, participatory and site-specific experiences, workshops and public programming, made-for-internet works, and collaborations with local and international […]
638 Clouet Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 USA
The Butter Factory Arts Centre is located in the Noosa hinterland at Cooroy, in a converted old butter factory that was built in 1930. The butter factory closed in 1975 and was purchased by Noosa Council for use as a community centre in 1991. The Butter Factory Arts Centre provides a friendly and collabortive environment to both new and established artists working in any media. We welcome exhibition proposals from artists, collectives for group or solo exhibitions in our gallery spaces. We are committed to aiding artists in their experimentation and growth, as well as bringing exciting work to the public. The center creates a sense of community amongst both exhibitors and viewers; a place where the arts are accessible and dynamic. The Butter Factory Arts Centre is staffed and assisted by Cooroy Future Group volunteers.
11 amaple St cooroy , Queensland, Australia 4563
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Auguststraße 10, 10117 Berlin
Kia Ora and hello 🙂 I totally mistook this post as the gallery section… so here we are with photos… enjoy(!) and I hope this doesn’t suddenly dominate your screen.. XCHC is an artist-run initiative started in 2014 to help revive the creative energy after a devastating earthquake in our city, Christchurch NZ. We’ve been considered an incubator, school of life, social/cultural experiment, and social enterprise amongst other things.. all have elements of truth and most still don’t understand wtf we are. Which is how we like it. This space has brought together thousands of people for connection and appreciation through showcase events, working in the makerspace/shared studios, staying/living here, and simply great coffee & beer. Our purpose is to Cultivate a Creative Ecology; a result that stems from mixing various levels of experience, creative practices and cultures to achieve 1 common interest; to grow. It was about 6 years in that we realized 1 space wasnt enough, and a collective formed to start taking over abandoned spaces around our city and creating private, immersive, and intentional nightlife events with other artists.. many who feel they don’t fit into the traditional art world.. probably for the best. Our work extends […]
376 Wilsons Rd N, Waltham, Christchurch 8011
SKURC was founded in the summer of 2019 as a studio and exhibition space on a Danube peninsula in Budapest, transforming the former MAHART shipyard workers’ changing rooms and lockers into a community space. Its aim is to provide an opportunity for young artists and various art projects to present their work in an industrial setting. The emphasis is on building relationships and collaborations, both nationally and internationally.
Budapest, Zsilip u. 9, 1044 Hungary
The collective Streunender Hund consisting of a fluid body of artists, also working as architects, educators, historians, technicians and curators, striving to engage with contemporary art especially in rural areas and extraordinary spaces. The collective Streunender Hund is on the road in the cantons of Appenzell AR and AI. The aim is to bring culture to the countryside, the current is reversed. It invites guests, artists and cultural workers from the city to the countryside for exchange. The exhibitions take place project-related in selected, otherwise non-public spaces. The Streunender Hund consists of art and culture professionals in and from the two cantons of Appenzell. Additional artists are invited to each project and temporarily become Streunende Hunde. The collective also organizes the fairArtFair, fAF, where various art spaces from all over Switzerland present themselves.
The Lacuna Festivals are an annual International Contemporary Art Festival delivered in the Canary Islands, Spain. Over the last three years our festival has grown in popularity and now runs for a whole month during the summer. In 2020 the festivals exhibited 653 artworks, from 210 artists, coming from 53 countries around the world and held 45 live events. There was no fee for artists to partake or exhibit and all of our exhibitions and events were completely free to view or participate in, encouraging the public to engage in Contemporary Art from around the world. We aim to continue to grow our reach around the world and continue to bring international artists together. The Lacuna Festivals aim to: Promote quality, contemporary (and sometimes challenging) art to communities isolated from mainland Europe which, therefore have limited access to Arts & Culture. Offer something local/translocal for both resident and visiting artists through stimulating local creatives and the local culture. To enlarge creative networks and provide a point of contact for the exchange of knowledge, the sharing of ideas and the blossoming of creativity. Develop new ways to exhibit, curate and organise large scale arts events through the use of crowdsourcing for […]
Calle Alegranza, 1, Piso+1, 35542 Punta Mujeres, Las Palmas, Spain
Laundromat Art Space is an artist-run studio and exhibition complex which focuses on the development of local artists and provides innovative curatorial opportunities and artistic programming for the community.
185 NE 59th Street Miami, FL 33137
Electric Room features projects that are usually site-specific and mostly involve experimental and non-traditional formats of exhibiting art. The space focuses on showcasing short-term experimental projects, research-based presentations, performances, screenings, smaller-scale events, and occasional single-piece exhibits. Electric Room is located in downtown Tehran across Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture (Azad University), and within ten- to fifteen-minute walks from Tehran Art University, and Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran. The space is technically the electric control room and the entry to the storage facility of V-Cafe, a large cafe/restaurant in Felestin Street. The venue was originally converted into an exhibition space in 2017 by Dastan-gallery founder Hormoz Hematian and curator Ashkan Zahraei, hosting 50 projects, each for six consecutive days, designed and executed by Ashkan Zahraei under Dastan:Outside Projects, from July 2017 until September 2018. In June 2023, Ashkan Zahraei reopened Electric Room as an independent curator-run project under his “INSIDE, despite” experimental art programming initiative. The space continues to feature short-term exhibitions, displays and installations, designed by Ashkan. The 5x6m Electric Room features a shop front comprised of four 2.2m-tall windows (two 0.9m and two 0.6m wide) and a 1.1m wide door, three electric switchboards covering one wall, […]
Qalamchi Dead End, Felestin Street North, Tehran, Iran
AADK Spain is an artist-run platform that develops spaces for research and contemporary creation. With a focus set on experimental processes, its primary interest is to explore the notions of body, territory, and spatiality. The platform advocates the decentralization of culture and access to contemporary art in non-urban areas. It addresses local issues as means to understand global problems. Currently based in Centro Negra (Blanca, Murcia) it holds several programs among which its Artist Residency and Cruce Programs stand out. As a team, we believe that all artists we host are an active part of our platform. Therefore, we foster networks with other cultural and artistic enterprises, helping to promote their mobility on national and international circuits.
Calle del Castillo,30 Blanca Murcia
The artist-run initiative provides emerging and established artists and curators a stage to present their work. Our collaborative structure aspires to bring together different forms of artistic expression and facilitate public engagement with contemporary artists. Idris was born out of the desire to give artists with diverse political, geographical, religious and social backgrounds a space to meet and collaborate. We invite artists to invent, exhibit, and thrive, explore new mediums and create a dialogue. For this reason, we aim at showcasing the work of artists, free of constraints in mediums and techniques. After over one year of activity in Mendeli Street Tel Aviv, we have freed ourselves from physical spacial constraints, and have become a mobile initiative, developing new projects in venues both in Israel and abroad. The name Idris brings to mind numerous cultural associations for a variety of people, reflecting both our approach to the space and its goals of bridging, creating and fostering alternative venues of expression in the art field. In Arabic, Baluchi, Persian and Turkish the term Idris is derived from the root درس which is associated with the process of education. As specified in the Encyclopedia of Islam the name originated from the ancient […]
Paper toys, máscaras y productos de papel para creativos y futuros genios Somos diseñadores gráficos egresados en el año 2004, período de progresivo desarrollo de los medios digitales y justo al borde de la explosión e instalación de Internet como medio de comunicación masiva. Durante nuestra formación académica aprendimos muchísimo sobre los medios impresos y con el avanzar del tiempo nos adaptamos rápida y fácilmente a las nuevas tecnologías. En exposiciones, eventos y talleres relacionados con nuestra profesión y junto con el desarrollo artístico nos fuimos familiarizando con el hecho de que a través de internet se estaba compartiendo información entre artistas y profesionales gráficos, en la que se ponían en formato digital plantillas para ser intervenidas por ilustradores y devueltas vía internet, para ser descargadas e impresas en casa u oficinas de diseñadores. En otras palabras, conocimos prontamente los llamados “paper toys, tan famosos hoy en día. Fue allí, en esa área, visualizamos la oportunidad de crear un producto físico, interactivo y lúdico usando medios tradicionales clásicos de impresión para mantener una conexión con el pasado y que a la vez nos permitiera trabajar con artistas de cualquier parte del mundo, traspasando fronteras gracias a los nuevos medios de […]
Regina Pacis, Ñuñoa
We are a society of artists and curators based in Vienna with the strong focus on contemporary art practice and post photographic theories. Our vision is to create an artistic network that provides a possibility for artist to present their works beside conventional galleries and produce new works for specific curatorial projects. We invite several national and international artists per year to participate in our projects such as exhibitions, publications, print editions and residencies.
Founded in 2007, Little Berlin is a cooperative exhibition space run by 11 artist members who curate the space using a collaborative, do-it-yourself ethic. Located in Kensington, Philadelphia, Little Berlin is known for its emphasis on month long curated exhibitions and unique, experimental programming. Members support one another to promote artists and ideas beyond our individual art practices. We are open to project proposals and collaborations with local and international community and arts organizations. Founded in May 2014 by members of Little Berlin, the Annex is a raw, intimate space for performance, film, music, readings, lectures, and workshops. Like Little Berlin’s adjacent gallery, The Annex holds exhibitions and installations, but they are usually shorter than one month and based around programming events like Poems Night, live performances, and occasionally artists-in-residence. The Annex is also home to Little Berlin’s Zine Library, which is the largest in Philadelphia and houses hundreds of zines, exhibition catalogs, chapbooks, and artist books. Email us to coordinate mail submissions of your zine! Above: Scenes from Lógos, curated by Ethan Patrick Sherman in July 2017. Lógos considers the Postructuralist premise that the distinctions we make are not necessarily given by the world around us, but are instead produced by the […]
2430 CORAL ST. PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125
The independent artist-run initiative kunsthallekleinbasel Switzerland was founded in an apartment inhabited by the artist, curator and art educator Jasmin Glaab in June 2014 in the center of Basel. The non-profit initiative functions independently from public funding and regularly participates in independent art fairs and festivals throughout Europe. Since 2014 the initiative has realized over 50 exhibitions in collaboration with more than 100 artists, historians, educators, photographers and other cultural professionals, accompanied by concerts, performative actions, educational and networking programs.