Since 1979, Ars Electronica has sought out interlinkages and congruities, causes and effects on the nexus of art, technology and society. The ideas circulating here are innovative, radical, eccentric in the best sense of that term. They influence our everyday life—our lifestyle, our way of life, every single day.
The Festival as proving ground, the Prix as competition honoring excellence, the Center as a year-‘round setting for presentation & interaction, and the Futurelab and Ars Electronica Solutions as as in-house R&D facility extend their feelers throughout the realms of science and research, art and technology. Ars Electronica’s divisions inspire one another and put futuristic visions to the test in a unique, creative feedback loop. It’s an integrated organism continuously reinventing itself.
Antre Peaux aims to offer everyone poly, inter and trans-disciplinary interventions, accompanied by artists of their choice, from local to international and vice versa, for:
- Participate in all forms of creation, production, programmingand develop artistic creation in multiple ways
- Encourage the emergence of innovations through the production of artistic research objects
- Work for a better shared cultural development, diversity and cultural democracy, by promoting access to culture for all and by all,
- Establish itself as an arts resource center
Antre Peaux also intends to meet the needs of the territory through:
- Sharing tools and resources for the benefit of projects of local and regional interest and beyond
- The transmission of knowledge and know-how of all that participates in artistic and cultural processes
CIKE is an independent organization established by the City of Kosice to utilize the creative cross-sector collaboration among art, culture, science, and creative businesses, through use of digital technologies, for improving the quality of life in the city.
CIKE implements urban transformation led by art and culture.
CIKE operates at the intersection of open innovation, media art, new technologies, business capacity building, research, education, and citizens engagement to deliver solutions, co-designed and co-owned by all, for building resilient, sustainable, inclusive, open, and democratic communities.
Located in Braga, a UNESCO Creative City for the Media Arts, and running since 2013, gnration is one of the leading Portuguese institutions working in the intersection between contemporary music, art and technology. gnration develops regular work in the programming of exhibitions, concerts/performances, artistic residencies and educational service directed towards a diverse audience. gnration has been commissioning new audiovisual works from a wide range of contemporary artists, including Phill Niblock, Mark Fell, AGF, Florian Hecker, Jana Winderen and Jim O’Rourke.
Hexagram is an interdisciplinary network dedicated to research-creation addressing the relationships between arts, cultures and technologies. It comprises around forty co-researchers, about fifty national and international collaborators, and a little over 200 students from various artistic disciplines related, in particular, to living arts, visual arts, design, and media arts, while also touching disciplines in the social sciences and humanities or natural sciences and engineering.
iMAL is a space for artistic practices around the creative and critical use of new technologies. iMAL connects a community of artists, thinkers, makers and citizens from Belgium and abroad and offers a completely renewed infrastructure to support a program focussing on research, production and presentation.
By following artistic practice in all its phases and facets, iMAL is directly connected to the latest artistic practices, social trends and technological developments. As a workshop, laboratory and presentation platform at the intersection of art, technology, science and society, it occupies a unique position by connecting contemporary art production with other sectors - locally, nationally and internationally.
IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] presents critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and on innovative audio-visual arts in an interdisciplinary context.
IMPAKT is a media arts organization based in Utrecht and founded in 1988. We present critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and arts, in an interdisciplinary context. Our aim is to identify urgent issues in our digital and transglobal culture, by focusing on the relationship between society, media, technology and arts. We examine issues around politics, science and popular culture from different angles. We aim to present creative and innovative approaches and stir debates with critical ideas on common beliefs in society at large as well as towards dominant perceptions in arts and academia.
Kersnikova Institute is a non-profit organisation and platform for the development, production, and presentation of contemporary investigative art projects and new models of non-formal learning. Kersnikova encapsulates an exhibition venue and three labs: Kapelica Gallery, the internationally renowned contemporary investigative art space, the hackerspace Rampa, where relations between art, technology, and society are being reconsidered, the inspirational wet-lab BioTehna, which focuses on the artistic investigation of living systems, and the Vivarium laboratory, where possible forms of coexistence among animals, fungi, plants, and robots are being explored. The artistic program of Kersnikova is a source for the investigative learning and mentorship program developed to instigate the potential within the youth.
KONTEJNER is engaged in curatorial work, organization of art festivals and other public events, and in education and social theory. KONTEJNER´s main field of interest is progressive contemporary art which investigates the role and meaning of science, technology and the body in our society, focusing on the relevant and current phenomena, especially within provocative, fascinating and intriguing subjects and topics, as well as those perceived by the society as taboos. These include pleasure, time and energy, mental health, human and artificial intelligence manipulation and dark matter.
LABoral is a multidisciplinary institution which produces, disseminates and fosters access to new forms of culture rooted in the creative use of information and communication technologies (ICT). LABoral has been working in crossovers between arts, science and technology since its creation in 2007. The hybrid nature of the institution is seen through its focus on production, a practice that involves an intense knowledge exchange amongst professionals from different disciplines with a common objective. In this context, the collaboration with all these professionals has always been a new challenge, due to the differences and similarities between practices. Thus, this experience is to be shared, agreed and formalized, with similar hybrid institutions through the production of various research projects and related activities.
m-cult is an agency to develop and promote new forms of media art and digital culture, with a focus on cultural and social aspects of media and technology.
*works across the fields of media and collaborative art and open source culture
*supports artists in the creation, presentation and reflection of socially engaged/technically experimental projects and practices
*brings together international partner networks and local groups and communities
*engages in cultural policy, documentation and archiving of media art and participatory culture
NeMe is a non profit, Cyprus registered cultural NGO founded in November 2004. NeMe focuses exclusively on non-commercial events that feature new technologies in context to emerging critical theory. We emphasise intergenerational contact within a multidisciplinary framework with the creation of extensive networks for collaboration and transnational mobility. NeMe presents events in its own space, the NeMe Arts Centre, as well as other spaces and communities in a variety of locations both in Cyprus and abroad. In addition, it hosts visiting artists and scholars at the NeMe Arts Centre as well as its Residency Space.
Onassis Stegi is a cultural space in Athens, hosting events and activities across the whole spectrum of the arts from theatre, dance, music and visual arts to digital and hybrid art, with an emphasis on contemporary cultural expression, on supporting Greek artists, on cultivating international collaborations and on educating children and people of all ages through life-long learning.
RIXC is the center for new media culture, art gallery and artist collective, that initiates projects in intersection of art, science and emerging technologies. RIXC's activities include: running an art gallery, production of artworks and innovative art, science and technology projects, organising of the annual RIXC Art Science festival, exhibitions, publishing of Acoustic Space journal series.
Werkleitz facilitates the production and presentation of new media art projects encouraging social and artistic issues.
Werkleitz produces film and media art festivals and other events in various formats, including the Werkleitz Festival, the Videorama - a monthly changing programme of film and video art in public space - and offers trainings and technical support (facilities) to artists and filmmakers, as well as residencies to international artists active in media and digital arts.
The WRO Art Center was opened in 2008 by the WRO Center for Media Art Foundation, Poland’s first institution working at the intersection of contemporary art, media and communication. Our original exhibition, educational, research and publication programs are based on experimental arts and organization practices. Culminating in Polish and international projects, they showcase the creative potential of new technologies and explore the innovative relationships of image, sound and perception in the context of contemporary art and cultural reflection.
The WRO Art Center shares much of its history with the WRO new-media festivals. From their inception in 1989, the WRO festivals have been dedicated to audiovisual art created using electronic media. Since 1993 the WRO festivals have been held every two years, and in 1995 their name was changes to the WRO Media Art Biennale, with its 19th edition of 2021.