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!
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De Structura is a non-profit that will look into the structures of the art world from the perspective of young professionals and will strive to give young Europeans the tools to be successful in pursuing a meaningful career in the arts and bringing innovation to the culture sector. De Structura project will gather 150 young aspiring professionals in the fields of visual and performing arts. They will join the project from different countries of the European continent to communicate with experts and their peers in order to realise 25 cross-border projects and discover the institutional politics of art. Putting an emphasis on nature, society and technology – the 3 clusters to be explored in relation to the art practice and art system – De Structura will provide an opportunity to strengthen the understanding of contemporary art for different spheres of life. The project aims to provide: – an analysis of the current institutional, legal, and political frameworks governing the fields of visual and performing arts, – a series of realistic collaborative projects based on individual artistic practices carried out by groups of 3-6 young individuals from different European countries, – public dissemination of the results using various platforms, in order […]
Pigeons exist all over the world yet they are often overlooked. Like artists and writers, they are beautiful, iridescent, quirky, and resourceful. Some birds find more fame than others, but we see the pigeons in all their glory. Of course, pigeons might not be as majestic or smart as their feathered friends, and they fly headfirst into a window. But how else can we find the barriers in our own world except by running into them headfirst, over and over again, waiting for them to break? Pigeon Review was started by an artist and a writer looking to make a home for artists and their art. From a cluttered room or a cup of coffee to an inquisitive face, we like art that tells a story.
Independence, KS 67301, USA
PigPrints is printmaking studio with facilities in Milan, Italy. Founded by artist and printmaker Guido Pigni, PigPrints specializes in intaglio techniques, and focuses on creating and promoting works achieved through printmaking by emerging and established contemporary artists. The prints are made by the artists working independently or in close collaboration with the studio staff and are hand-printed on our etching presses. In addition to collaborations with artists, PigPrints offers contract printing services. PigPrints’ founder Guido Pigni, who is also a painter and a multidisciplinary artist, has extensive experience in the field of printmaking. PigPrints operates on different levels: it’s a collaborative print workshop where artists can work independently on their personal projects, profiting from the quality professional equipment as well as the tranquility and inspiring atmosphere of the place. it’s a place where invited artists can work alongside the studio staff and benefit of their assistance to create shared projects. Prints and editions produced over such collaborations can be exhibited in the in-house gallery space. It’s a venue open for residencies where artists, primarily but not only printmakers, can experience a period of work in an intimate and fully equipped printshop and enjoy a private studio/bedroom 24/7 […]
Via Monte S. Genesio, 13, 20158 Milano MI, Italy
Commenced in 2019, Read the Room is an expanded literary practice space that encourages experimental writing, both on and off the page. Co-directed by Melbourne based visual artist Carmen-S Keiso and writer Kat Capel, Read the Room functions as a liaising hub for various practitioners interested in pursuing the literary form, particularly those working on the fringe of the artistic industry. We host ongoing writing workshops, experimental lectures, exhibitions and reading events independently and in collaboration with other artist-bodies. We are dedicated to both challenging and fostering a community of expanded-literary-practice within Melbourne. We are best reached via our email address [email protected] or via our instagram @readtheroom_
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Espai sant marc AIR is a residency programme in Sineu which offers accommodation and studio space for visual artists, and facilitates meetings with the local community. Sant marc organises public presentations and open studios in the residency space and produces group exhibitions in collaboration with other institutional spaces and festivals. Most of the projects are done on-site, sometimes graphic art editions are made in the graphic art atelier. The aim of sant marc is to support contemporary creation and develop collaborative networks. There is no open call, but proposals from artists and curators are accepted on an ongoing basis, together with exchanging collaborations with other artists’ initiatives.
Es Mercadal 3, 07510 Sineu, Mallorca Spain
STROBOSKOP (est. 2016) is an independent, artist-run site for experimentation and risk-taking. Our mission is to promote new and challenging projects, and to initiate cooperation with other exploratory spaces+projects, both within Poland and abroad. Stroboskop is first and foremost concerned with being an opportunity for all individuals with whom we collaborate.
Siewierska 6, 02-360 Warszawa, Poland
The purpose of creation is to outline creative autonomy. The Institute of Automation directs its activities in search of forms and means of artistic expression in the field of contemporary art. The art space was created on the basis of “Art Workshops of the Kyiv Institute of Automation”. (Spontaneously created art center in Kyiv at 22 Nagirna Street in the building of the Kyiv Institute of Automation. The number is about 60 artists). Date of creation – 20.07.2020
Nahirna St, 22, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
Field Projects is an artist-run project space and online venue dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists. Centered on long-term curatorial projects, Field Projects presents monthly exhibitions at their Chelsea location in addition to participating in pop-up exhibitions in and around New York as well art fairs around the world. The gallery invites artists to submit their work for consideration twice a year through an open call submission process. We discover about 80% of the artist we show through our open call submission process. We also have a artist residency, and publish self-identified ethnic and gender charts of artist we have shown and worked with.
526 W 26th St #807, New York, NY 10001, USA
Commons, cocreate, collaborations, classes, cultural preservation, events, gather, synergies, philanthropy & ecosocial actions/projects. Based on a solidarity-social economy model and with a philanthropy channel towards Arts, Cultures & Community/Climate Actions. + info https://ataec.wordpress.com/2021/04/04/whats-ataec-que-es-ataec-quest-ce-que-ataec/
126 was set up in response to the lack of spaces in Galway, Ireland in November 2005. In 2007 it modeled itself after Transmission Gallery in Glasgow with a rotating Board of Directors.
Galway, Co. Galway, H91 NN29, Ireland
Viafarini is a creative incubator and a hub for visual arts located at Fabbrica del Vapore, collaborating with other renowned organizations in Milan, in Italy and abroad. Viafarini has been founded in 1991 as a non-profit organization for contemporary art, when this concept was new to Italy. Nowadays Viafarini is renovating its mission: starting from the idea of a creative incubator aiming at the professional training of emerging artists within the art system, it is shifting toward the idea of an agency for the creation of networks of collaboration between artistic research, private commission, entrepreneurship and the social environment. Viafarini’s know-how about documentation, art consultancy, production, residency, education, communication and exhibition services are put at disposal for interdisciplinary collaboration projects. The benefits guaranteed by this innovative approach reverberates not only on the single artist’s career, but on the society itself. Thanks to this hybrid, participative and multidisciplinary approach Viafarini innovates its cultural offer in order to understand the implications of the great change under way: from an artistic as well as social, political and anthropological point of view.
Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
The Wandering Room is an artist-run initiative. Since 2007 the members of The Wandering Room have collaborated as artists and curated exhibitions in temporary spaces. They are currently situated on the corner of Victoria and Elizabeth St, Brunswick, Melbourne. The Wandering Room have also exhibited at Testing Grounds, Melbourne, 2018; KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, 2016; The Laundry, Brisbane, 2016; Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, 2013; Griffith University Art Gallery, 2013 and Brisbane Festival, 2012. They have undertaken residencies at Development AIR, New Zealand, 2013; Fish Lane Studios, 2013 and Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane, 2012. They have twice been recipients of grants from Arts Queensland. Current Directors: David Creed, Joseph Breikers, Angela Rossitto, Amanda Wolf The Wandering Room acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we are situated.
208 Victoria St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
PROGRAMMING ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art is an independent, non-profit gallery promoting and supporting innovative contemporary art and artists through exhibitions, education, and events. ATHICA is committed to the local art community and to bringing in national and international contemporary artists of all media. The programming features rotating exhibitions of various themes and affiliated events (such as performances, music, panel discussions, screenings, lectures, workshops, children’s events, tours, and more). Over the past decade, ATHICA has presented over 1200 regional, national, and international artists in over 60 exhibitions and hundreds of affiliated events. ATHICA features up to seven formal exhibitions yearly, including an annual juried exhibition which has featured jurors such as Michael Rooks of Atlanta’s High Musuem, Harry DeLorme of Savannah’s Telfair Museum, and Teresa Reeves of the Zuckerman Museum. Specific programs include: Exhibitions Performances/Events Artists-in-ATHICA Residency Internship Education – Adult Education – Youth Membership Community Access Volunteer 100% VOLUNTEER / ARTIST-LED ATHICA is an all-volunteer organization, with a working board of directors that contributes a minimum of 10 hours a month, interns that contribute a minimum of 70 hours a semester, artists, curators, docents, event staff, preparators, installers, graphic designers, programmers, carpenters, cooks, educators and faculty, […]
675 Pulaski St STE 1200, Athens, GA 30601, USA
We are an international arts group initiated, supported and run by artists. Our programs and projects started in June 2020 and connect artists around the world. Please visit our website
1230 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027, USA
Vestige Concept Gallery is an art display space and store located within the gallery district of Lawrenceville-Pittsburgh Pennsylvania’s most vibrant and exciting neighborhood. The gallery exists to promote emerging and mid-career artists through sales, and special events. The Gallery also features some of the most up-and-coming avant-garde performances in today’s music. The name “Vestige” was chosen as a harkening to things from our collective past, while “Concept” lends itself to a future of endless possibilities. In addition to works for sale, our shop features fun, vintage, and retro/chic, art and other items reasonably priced for the budget-minded consumer. We feel that quality art is something that every person should be able to afford and enjoy, and Vestige Concept Gallery wants to help you find art that fits your lifestyle needs. Vestige Concept Gallery also works with customers to create custom works of art.
5417 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
Dimensions Variable (DV) is a nonprofit led by artists committed to the education, presentation, and support of contemporary art in Miami. Through a supportive community, DV provides studios, curates exhibitions, produces external projects, publishes content, hosts discussions, develops education, and organizes events that engage the community and support challenging and experimental art practices.
101 NW 79th St, Miami, FL 33150, USA
127 garage is a space for cultural initiatives from artists and for artists. We, the artist Anton Tkachenko and the curator Nastia Khlestova, opened a space for exhibitions, lectures, shows, meetings, discussions, and, most importantly, experiments in our garage. Our main goal and mission are to create a space comfortable for work and interaction, supporting young artists. We want to make art accessible and popular, therefore, locating in a residential complex, we are open to communication and work with the local community. 127 garage’s work is centered on different formats of knowledge exchange and developing new tools for understanding the condition today for a queerer tomorrow. 127 garage opens up new discursive lines, by involving different actors into challenging spatial narratives. 127 garage strives for a world of horizontal hegemonies, borderlessness, and borderlands, guided by our curiosity and urgency.
Novooleksandrivska St, 54a, Kharkiv, Kharkivs'ka oblast, Ukraine, 61000
From May 1 to 31, Madrid’s Urban Digital Art Festival unfolds around the city with exhibitions on urban screens such as the Roca Madrid Gallery or JCDecaux’s digital marquees; immersive experiences on the giant screen of Taller de Ideas and the dome of DOMO360; online conferences and workshops at La Casa Encendida; an international call for AR art on Instagram filters; and online programming broadcast by Twitch, and many other things.
Calle de Nuria, 93, 6G, 28035 Madrid, Spain
Studio Faire is a contemporary art space in South West France, owned and run by Scottish couple, Colin Usher and Julia Douglas. Studio Faire provides residencies for writers, screenwriters, artists and musicians from within it’s *private 1830’s maison de maître. In addition to running Studio Faire, Colin and Julia are both creative practitioners in their own right, with Colin specializing in photography, digital media and drumming and Julia in mixed-media visual art and web design. At Studio Faire, Colin and Julia offer their residents a change of pace and the space to explore ideas, create a new body of work or develop an existing project. *Studio Faire is a private space, only open to its residents by application.
58 Avenue Georges Clemenceau, 47600 Nérac, France
VOX is an artist-run centre founded in 1985. Its mission is to support research and presentation initiatives as well as enable artists, exhibition curators and other researchers to contribute to art experimentation, to reflection and to development of multiple forms of critical discourse around image-making and exhibition practices from the 1960s to the present day. Its main activity is exhibitions, most often complemented by publications, documentation spaces, film screenings, conferences and online projects. The exhibitions and other artistic events that the centre produces are grounded in long-term work with artists, and often designed as collective projects that encourage discussions and debates about art and contemporary society as well as public meetings with diverse audiences. VOX is a non-profit organization and a member of the RCAAQ as well as Art actuel 2-22.
2 Rue Sainte-Catherine E Suite 401, Montréal, QC H2X 1K4, Canada