Artist-Run Europe / A—R—E

Artist-Run Europe is part how-to resource, part history, and part socio-political critique of the conditions, organisational models, and role of artist-led practice within contemporary art and society. An ongoing research and publishing project with multiple contributors, iterations and intended outcomes, it includes case studies of spaces and projects, essay texts, and a searchable, expandable and updatable index of artist-run spaces from across Europe.

Albania

MIZA Galeri

Tirana
Founded:
2012–2018
Miza is a Tirana based, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation working in the field of culture and contemporary art since its inception in November 2012.
Location:
Tirana
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

OFFICE Tirana Art Center / Gallery On The Move

Tirana
Founded:
2007
OFFICE Tirana Art Center / Gallery On The Move produces projects by local and international artists, focusing on time-based and site-specific projects that challenge perceived notions and stimulate debate, experimentation, and engagement.
Location:
Tirana
Funding:
Private, sponsorship
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Tirana Ekspres

Tirana
Founded:
2011
Tirana Ekspres is a non-profit organisation initiated by artists, activists, environmentalists, policymakers, social-business and researchers whose purpose is to enhance the cultural and artistic perception and expression in Tirana and beyond.
Location:
Tirana
Funding:
Public & embassies
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

ZETA Center for Contemporary Art

Tirana
Founded:
2007
ZETA Center for Contemporary Art is a non-profit exhibition space founded in 2007 by Valentina Koça in downtown Tirana. ZETA functions as an autonomous cultural venue for multidisciplinary approaches to visual arts, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, sound, and performance.
Location:
Tirana
Funding:
State/local government, International Institutions / grants, sponsorship & self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Austria

Adhoc Pad

Vienna
Founded:
2011–2018
adhocPAD is a creative hub for people who share their passion in different subcultures. An office, a showroom, a workshop. Not just another off-space, but a meeting point for the openminded.
Location:
Vienna
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

bb15

Linz
Founded:
2009
bb15 is an independent artist-run-space and curatorial collective that develops exhibitions, performances, and cultural events, fostering experimental approaches, international and local collaborations, and acting as a platform that supports emerging artists throughout their careers.
Location:
Linz
Funding:
Public institutions
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Das Weisse Haus

Vienna
Founded:
2007
Das Weisse Haus is an art association, exhibition space and non-profit-organisation for the promotion and presentation of young art.
Location:
Vienna
Funding:
Public & corporate
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

G U I M A R Ã E S

Vienna
Founded:
2016
Guimarães is an artist run space founded by Christoph Meier, Nicola Pecoraro and Hugo Canoilas in 2016.
Location:
Vienna
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    § Added since 2016

HHDM

Vienna
Founded:
2012–2016
Hinter Haus des Meeres is an artist-run space, founded by Daphne Ahlers, Roland Matthias Gaberz and Philipp Timischl in April 2012.
Location:
Vienna
Funding:
Public with cultural partner sponsorship
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Kunstraum SUPER

Vienna
Founded:
2013
Founded in 2013 by Viktoria Mayer, Andreas Perkmann Berger, Rainer Stadlbauer.
Location:
Vienna
Funding:
Public
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Kunstverein Galerie Arcade/ kunstraumarcade

Mödling
Founded:
1974
Kunstraumarcade is situaited in the courtyard of the Beethoven House, an early Renaissance building in the centre of Mödling. As opposed to presenting solo exhibitions, the programme places an emphasis on dialogue between different positions. In parallel, music and literary events and hosted, alongside published exhibitions.
Location:
Mödling
Funding:
Ministry for Arts and Culture, Federal Government of Lower Austria, Town of Mödling
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Institutional
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Periscope

Salzburg
Founded:
2006
periscope:project:space is an event-led artist-run space for young visual artists. Periscope stands for a glimpse of a new sphere, deliberately seeking contact, and readily connecting.
Location:
Salzburg
Funding:
Salzburg City Council and Austria City Council
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Secession

Vienna
Founded:
1897
The Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession is the world’s oldest independent exhibition institution specifically dedicated to contemporary art. Artwork is selected on artistic criteria. Secession aims to present current developments in Austrian and international art.
Location:
Vienna
Funding:
Public & private (corporate sponsors, media partners)
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Institutional
Status:

See You Next Thursday

Vienna
Founded:
2013
See You Next Thursday is a non-profit artist association based in Vienna. The association sees itself as a platform that supports artistic and curatorial working methods, trans-disciplinary interactions and lived art practice.
Location:
Vienna
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Ve.Sch

Vienna
Founded:
2008
An art room with a bar.
Location:
Vienna
Funding:
Self-funded and public
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Wochenklausur

Vienna
Founded:
1992
WochenKlausur, at the invitation of art institutions, develops and realises proposals for improving sociopolitical deficits. Artists' competence in finding creative solutions can just as well be applied in all areas of society.
Location:
Vienna
Funding:
Institutional on a project-by-project basis
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

Belgium

(SIC)-Belgium

Brussels
Founded:
2005-2020
(SIC) publishes a journal, books dedicated to the history and theory of modern and contemporary art, artists books and monographs. In its gallery space, (SIC) presents an annual exhibition programme.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

019

Ghent
Founded:
2013
019 is a transdisciplinary platform that develops in-between spaces for intuitive experimentation, collaboration and encounter between architecture, graphic design and visual arts.
Location:
Ghent
Funding:
City of Ghent (Cultuur Gent, Fonds Tijdelijke Invullingen), Government of Flanders
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Argos

Brussels
Founded:
1989
As intermediary between the artist and the public, Argos is a place for encounters, dialogue and exchange.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
State & media partner
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Institutional
Status:

Constant

Brussels
Founded:
1997
Constant is an incubator, artistic workplace, think-thank, content generator and media lab, supporting artists through production, exhibition, publication, research, financially, in-kind, in the broadest possible framework. We cherish an ethical approach and respect for cultural differences and gender.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
State
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Croxhapox

Ghent
Founded:
1990
Interested in contemporary art and offer a working space for music, film, poetry and art criticism. In this way, we offer a large potential for experimenting.
Location:
Ghent
Funding:
State funding
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

De La Charge

Brussels
Founded:
2012-2015
De La Charge is a place inaugurated by 19 artists, divided into workshops and an exhibition space.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Drop City

Antwerp
Founded:
2014
Drop City is an occasional public space, curatorial project and collaboration between Sam Watson and Eleanor Wright (co-founded with Paul Becker & Nadia Hebson), which began in Newcastle UK, and is now located in Antwerp.
Location:
Antwerp
Funding:
Public & Private
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Enough Room for Space

Brussels
Founded:
2005
A non-profit organisation that initiates and coordinates events, residencies, research projects and exhibitions. ERforS tries to act as freely as possible, always putting the context and the idea before the medium.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Etablissement d'en face

Brussels
Founded:
2003
A group of people, who are actively working in the visual arts came together in 2003 to create d'Etablissement d'en face projects.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Extra City

Antwerp
Founded:
1992
Extra City Kunsthal is a place for the production, presentation and debate of artistic practices. Focusing on contemporary art and historical positions that are of relevance for today’s discourses.
Location:
Antwerp
Funding:
State & private
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Greylight Projects

Brussels
Founded:
2010
Greylight Projects is an artist-run organisation based in Brussels and Hoensbroek. It focuses on the development, production and presentation of contemporary art. The current location houses nine studios and residencies.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Island

Brussels
Founded:
2012
Island is a non-profit art space, founded by Belgian artists Sébastien Bonin and Brice Guilbert. Artists are allowed to experiment, not constrained by a curatorial lead. Therefore, every exhibition is unique, conceived according to its own criteria without referencing previous projects.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Fondation Roi Baudouin, COCOF and Drogenbos Brewery
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Komplot

Brussels
Founded:
2002
A curatorial collective of variable composition and condition concerned with nomadic creative practices and trends of specialisation.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
Sponsors
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Kunsthal Gent

Ghent
Founded:
2018
Kunsthal Gent is an experimental intersection for contemporary art, located in a monumental fourteenth-century Carmelite monastery. An exhibition space at weekends, on weekdays a workplace for artists, organisations, and public activities such as lectures, workshops, screenings and performances.
Location:
Ghent
Funding:
City of Ghent and the Flemish Community, donations and sponsors
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    § Added since 2016

La Loge

Brussels
Founded:
La Loge invites contemporary artists to develop projects engaged with questions of space, habitat and use. Driven by encounters between disciplines it aims to serve as a dynamic site for dialogue between its guests and public.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
Private
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Netwerk Aalst

Aalst
Founded:
Late 1980s
Netwerk Aalst develops practice focusing on the visual arts, placed in a national and international context, delivering a programme of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, screenings, concerts and residencies, collaborating with international curators.
Location:
Aalst
Funding:
Provincial councils
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Institutional
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

OKNO

Brussels
Founded:
2013-2017
OKNO is an artist-run organisation connecting new media and ecology. It approaches art and culture from a collaborative, DIY and post-disciplinary point of view, discovering new materials and aesthetics.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
State & EU
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Rosa Brux

Brussels
Founded:
2012
Rosa Brux's activities are rooted in the understanding of art that is critically engaged with political and social issues. Conceived as a new type of institution, Rosa Brux provides an informal relationship between artworks and audience, leading to discussion, learning and experimentation.
Location:
Brussels
Funding:
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

Voorkamer

Lier
Founded:
1996-2017
Voorkamer provides an insight into the heterogeneity of today's visual art and encourages an active dialog between the artist, the public and themselves. Voorkamer's objective is to help artists carry out experiments without commercial pressure.
Location:
Lier
Funding:
State funding, memberships and donations
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Werktank

Leuven
Founded:
Our main mission is the realisation and distribution of installation art that investigates the relationship between technology and perception.
Location:
Leuven
Funding:
State funding
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Institutional
  • Studios
Status:

Bosnia and Herzegovina

CRVENA

Sarajevo
Founded:
2010
Our mandate is to act as transformers and mind triggers and to offer different and more critical ideas on the world around us, and the world in which we wish to live in.
Location:
Sarajevo
Funding:
Public (predominantly international funders and organisations in other countries) and privately funded.
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

Duplex100m2

Sarajevo
Founded:
2007
Duplex100m2 hosts numerous artists, enables production, exhibition and presentation of their works; plans and organises exhibitions on the local, regional and international level.
Location:
Sarajevo
Funding:
Agnès B. Endowment Fund and the Agency of Paris.
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Bulgaria

0mgs

Sofia
Founded:
2009-2014
0gms is an artist-run-space based in Sofia, Bulgaria. The goal is to share experience and to develop a platform for art with Bulgarian and international artists.
Location:
Sofia
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Gallery Gallery

Sofia
Founded:
2019
Gallery Gallery is the first gallery in Bulgaria that is exclusively focused on digital art. The gallery operates two virtual exhibition spaces; a router-gallery for browser-based work and our public space Ploshtadka for Augmented Reality (AR) work. Both spaces are accessible non-stop, but only if you are at the physical location of the gallery.
Location:
Sofia
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Interspace

Sofia
Founded:
1998-2011
InterSpace founded as an association of artists, engineers and media makers has realised art projects, events in research and education, to attempt to contextualise and apply new technology to network and community building.
Location:
Sofia
Funding:
Public and Private Sponsor
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Swimming Pool

Sofia
Founded:
2015
Swimming Pool is a platform for contemporary art and research with a focus on intersectional and collaborative practices, art education, art politics, and institution-making. It is located on a central rooftop with an empty pool.
Location:
Sofia
Funding:
National Cultural Fund
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Tsarino Foundation Air Project

Tsarino
Founded:
2009
Tsarino Foundation, created by a collective based in Amsterdam, organises artist-run AiR programmes in the deserted village of Tsarino, Bulgaria. These are part of a long-term research project on art in such a remote place.
Location:
Tsarino
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Water Tower Art Residency

Sofia
Founded:
2006
The organisation aims to work with artists, cultural organisations and arts projects in Bulgaria and abroad, and participate in the development and implementation of cooperative projects in the sphere of arts and culture.
Location:
Sofia
Funding:
Sofia City Arts Council, Private sponsors
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Æther

Sofia/The Hague
Founded:
2016
Æther Sofia/Haga are two sibling independent art spaces, whose activities and exhibitions create a possibility for experimentation and critical feedback on the contemporary obscurities of living through art, science, politics and activism. They organise SAW Sofia Art Week, and alternative education platform School of Kindness.
Location:
Sofia/The Hague
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Croatia

Delta 5

Rijeka
Founded:
2014
An artist-run space that is divided into a number of ateliers/studios and one project room which is used for presentation, production and social purposes of the members and associates of the organisation.
Location:
Rijeka
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Drugo More

Rijeka
Founded:
1999
Drugo more (The Other Sea) is an interdisciplinary non-profit organisation working locally, regionally, and internationally in the field of arts and culture. Understanding art as an important cognitive tool, our artistic program addresses topics relevant to contemporary science and social theory.
Location:
Rijeka
Funding:
Local and national Government and European
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Fokus Grupa

Rijeka
Founded:
2012
Fokus Grupa point to the power relations within the art system, as well as within the broader economic and social context, and are especially interested in the role of art within those relations. Our work extends over the neighbouring disciplines and borrows and learns from design, architecture, curating and literature.
Location:
Rijeka
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

HDLU

Zagreb
Founded:
1868
The Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU), Zagreb, was established in 1868 and consists of visual artists of all generations, with the aim to support and encourage contemporary visual expression. The exhibition program ranges from the experimental to large national and international projects.
Location:
Zagreb
Funding:
Ministry of Culture and Media, City of Zagreb, sponsors, membership fees
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
Status:
    § Added since 2016

SIZ

Rijeka
Founded:
2009-2020
SIZ or the Self-managed interest community is an association of authors approaching the art market collectively. Grounded in social reality, SIZ, confronts the problem of financing artistic practice on ideal and practical level through collective affiliation of equal individuals made in order to jointly approach the public and the market.
Location:
Rijeka
Funding:
Funded Publicly
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

What, How and For Whom

Zagreb
Founded:
1868
The Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU), Zagreb, was established in 1868 and consists of visual artists of all generations, with the aim to support and encourage contemporary visual expression. The exhibition program ranges from the experimental to large national and international projects.
Location:
Zagreb
Funding:
Ministry of Culture and Media, City of Zagreb, sponsors, membership fees
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Cyprus

ARTos

Nicosia
Founded:
2011-2016
The ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation was founded by the artists Achilleas Kentonis and Maria Papacharalambous. It is a contemporary arts and science centre dedicated to research and creativity.
Location:
Nicosia
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Ground Artist Run Space

Nicosia
Founded:
2013-2015
Ground is an artist-run space operated by visual artists Lito Kattou and Leontios Toumpouris. Ground is an interdisciplinary platform open to all forms of artistic practice, willing to encourage dialogue and networking.
Location:
Nicosia
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Neoterismoi

Nicosia
Founded:
2011-2021
Neoterismoi Toumazou was a 1960s imported goods store that was turned into an art space in 2013. The group introduces fashion as everyday life, curates exhibitions and produces editions/multiples.
Location:
Nicosia
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Stoa Aeschylou Association

Nicosia
Founded:
2007-2010
Stoa Aeschylou Association is a non-profit organisation founded by Panikos Tembriotis and Demetris Neokleous with the aim of creating dialogue around contemporary visual arts through setting up art laboratories and experimental workshops.
Location:
Nicosia
Funding:
State funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Thkio Ppalies

Nicosia
Founded:
2015
Thkio Ppalies is a project space founded by Stelios Kallinikou & Peter Eramian. The space is committed to the facilitation and production of creative and intellectual endeavours across a wide range of disciplines and practices.
Location:
Nicosia
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Czech Republic

35M2

Prague
Founded:
2006
The 35m2 is an artist run space and non-profit gallery for contemporary artistic activity. The gallery is focused mainly on progressive and young visual artists creating solo projects.
Location:
Prague
Funding:
Local and national public insitutions
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

D.I.V.O

Kolin
Founded:
2008-2018
D.I.V.O. Institute is a living institute where art is displayed, created and discussed. The Institute strives to overcome the boredom and disorientation that prevails in European contemporary art providing an exciting alternative.
Location:
Kolin
Funding:
Donations and grants
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Entrance

Prague
Founded:
2005
Entrance Gallery is the first artistic space in Prague that focuses systematically in its long-term program on the issues of ecological sustainability and care for the environment.
Location:
Prague
Funding:
Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Prague City Hall and Municipal District of Prague 6
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

etc. galerie

Prague
Founded:
2004
Etc. gallery showcases the work of both Czech and international artists within exhibitions, screenings, discussions, and research projects. Its programme is currently focused on the presentation of artists who deploy the medium of moving image in their work and explore socially and politically engaged topics.
Location:
Prague
Funding:
Local, national and European public insitutions and private institutions
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Karlin Studios

Prague
Founded:
2005
A former factory hall in Prague. It includes a 500 m² exhibition space curated by the FUTURA team, 17 artists’ studios and 2 independently run galleries (KIV and K.ART.ON).
Location:
Prague
Funding:
The Ministry of Culture of The Czech Republic The City of Prague
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Meet Factory

Prague
Founded:
2001
MeetFactory, founded by the artist David Černý, is a not-for-profit international centre for contemporary art. Our mission is to foster a dialogue between individual genres and make the current art scene accessible to the widest public.
Location:
Prague
Funding:
Publicly (City of Prague) & self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
  • Studios
Status:

Petrohradska kolektiv z.s

Prague
Founded:
2015
PETROHRADSKÁ KOLEKTIV is an artist-run initiative with it's own production, dramaturgy and spaces for experimental and contemporary art since 2015.
Location:
Prague
Funding:
Local, national and European public insitutions
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Trafo Gallery

Prague
Founded:
2006
Trafo Gallery is an exhibition space. Until recently it included residential studios and a large-scale studio open to projects of all kinds, but currently it operates solely as a project space.
Location:
Prague
Funding:
Grants
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Denmark

Antechamber

Copenhagen
Founded:
2012-2014
Antechamber functions as a platform with exhibitions, studio work and artistic experiments, the hoarding of material and literature, self-publishing, conversation and confabulation.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Beton

Copenhagen
Founded:
2014-2017
BETON is a non-profit artist-run exhibition platform for contemporary studies in matter. The base for BETON is contemporary sculpture, and key words are density, intimacy and reflection.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Green is Gold

Copenhagen
Founded:
2011-2016
Green is Gold is a non-profit exhibition space, which was opened by Danish artists Amalie Bønnelycke Lunøe and Ditte Knus Tønnesen. The space focuses on exhibiting artists with diverse, progressive practices.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Koh-i-noor

Copenhagen
Founded:
2004-2016
As one of the oldest non-profit, independent, artist-run project spaces in Copenhagen, Koh-i-noor aims to provide a collaborative, process-related, informal platform for open thought, information exchange, experiments and interdisciplinary approaches.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

New Shelter Plan

Copenhagen
Founded:
2013-2015
New Shelter Plan is a contemporary, non-profit exhibition space. In our 185m2 unusual exhibition space, we feature solo shows, group shows and collaborative exhibitions as well as shorter events – ‘Shorts'.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Danish Arts Foundation and Copenhagen City Council
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

OK Corral

Copenhagen
Founded:
2012
OK Corral, a self-organized exhibition space and studio community in the heart of Frederiksberg, creates a platform for recent graduates of the three Danish art academies, and foreign artists and curators who have not previously had significant solo exhibitions in Denmark.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Danish Arts Council Committee for Visual Arts, and Frederiksberg Fonden
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

SixtyEight

Copenhagen
Founded:
2010
A non-profit exhibition space which focuses on exhibiting younger Danish and non-Danish artists in order to create networks and initiate dialogue between the different contemporary art scenes.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Public & Private
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Spanien19c

Arhus
Founded:
1998
A non-profit artist-administrated space showing high quality contemporary art. The space was established in 1998, and has 6–8 shows a year, presenting both Danish and international artists.
Location:
Arhus
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Sydhavn Station

Copenhagen
Founded:
2012
Sydhavn Station is established as an artist-run, DIY, and build-your-own experimental platform. It calls for experiments with quirky aesthetics and offers other ways to work seriously with art.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Self-funded w/ help from the Danish Arts Foundation
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

teksas

Græsted
Founded:
2011
teksas is a project space focusing on contemporary art and related matters. teksas gives an independant view on the art scene and is run by visual artists Karin Lind and Peter Holm.
Location:
Græsted
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Toves Galleri

Copenhagen
Founded:
2010-2017
TOVES is an exhibition space and production unit based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Experimenting with co-production, and external exhibition projects, TOVES continue to develop and renew the organization of the production and exhibition of art.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

TTC

Copenhagen
Founded:
2006-2014
Since 2006 Emil Alsbo and Simon Højbo have worked together on various art-, book- and exhibition projects. From their studio at Gammel Kongevej 37, they have established their own gallery and independent publishing house TTC Books.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Vermilion Sands

Copenhagen
Founded:
2016
Vermilion Sands is an exhibition space for local and international contemporary art with an emphasis on experimental strategies of curation, mediation and access.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
State funding, City funding, private foundations, self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Years

Copenhagen
Founded:
2012
YEARS is an exhibition space run by Anna Margrethe Pedersen, Steffen Jørgensen, Søren Aagaard, Merete Vyff Slyngborg & Ditte Soria.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Danish Arts Foundation
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

YNKB

Copenhagen
Founded:
2002
YNKB wants to leave the elitist centres of Art and establish cultural and artistic activities where people live, seeing art as a collective research project on a global inter-relational and human scale.
Location:
Copenhagen
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Estonia

Culture Factory Polymer

Tallinn
Founded:
1995-2013
Kultuuritehas / Culture Factory Polymer is a multidisciplinary centre for artistic creation and diffusion. This former toy factory became in 2003 one of the the main strong points for alternative un-institutionalised culture in Tallinn.
Location:
Tallinn
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

EKKM (Contemporary Art Museum Estonia)

Tallinn
Founded:
2006
A squat that was transformed into an alternative museum. EKKM can be perceived as a certain counter-public institution that includes many traits inherent to normative public institutions, but its goal is to conceive of another kind of institutionalism.
Location:
Tallinn
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

MAAJAAM

Otepää Nature Park
Founded:
2013
A project space in an old farm in Estonian countryside where art meets technology. Substituting the urban environment with a rural landscape allows us to observe technology in its pure form.
Location:
Otepää Nature Park
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

MoKS

Mooste
Founded:
2001
Opened as an organisation dedicated to local and international cooperation in arts and environmental research in the rural context of post-Soviet Estonia. Main activities include artist residency programmes, art symposium, workshops, community and international events.
Location:
Mooste
Funding:
EU & State
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Ptarmigan-Estonia

Tallinn
Founded:
2011-2014
Ptarmigan is a project space operating in Helsinki, in 2011 another was opened in Tallinn. We try to create unique environments, support collaborative practices and focus specifically on international mobility and unusual educational forms.
Location:
Tallinn
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Rundum

Tallinn
Founded:
2013-2018
Rundum aims to react to gaps in the local art field, creating opportunities to relate to different locations, offering new exhibiting spaces, as well as more flexible and experimental formats.
Location:
Tallinn
Funding:
Estonian National Agency for Youth in Action Programme
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Finland

00130 Gallery

Helsinki
Founded:
2010-2018
The main idea behind the gallery´s ideology is to support young contemporary artists and non commercial projects in all mediums.
Location:
Helsinki
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Alkovi

Helsinki
Founded:
2005
A display window style space, open 24 hours. Since 2009 the space has been organised by Arttu Merimaa and Miina Hujala, also producing workshops as well as other collaborative projects and art events.
Location:
Helsinki
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Galleria Huuto

Helsinki
Founded:
2002
Galleria Huuto is an independent artist collective. Huuto maintains two galleries. Galleria Huuto is focused on creating new institutional practices in art, promoting co-operation among artists and offering a platform for individual artists.
Location:
Helsinki
Funding:
Kone Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation, Ministry of Education and Culture.
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Kutomo

Turku
Founded:
2009
Kutomo is a space, place, studio, gallery and a room in which performances from different art fields are organised year round.
Location:
Turku
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Muu

Helsinki
Founded:
1987
MUU gallery has profiled itself as an non-commercial multiform stage for installations, video art, audio pieces and performance exhibitions.They present works that have yet to be seen in mainstream galleries and experimental art.
Location:
Helsinki
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Oksasenkatu 11

Helsinki
Founded:
2002
Galleria Huuto is an independent artist collective. Huuto maintains two galleries. Galleria Huuto is focused on creating new institutional practices in art, promoting co-operation among artists and offering a platform for individual artists.
Location:
Helsinki
Funding:
Kone Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation, Ministry of Education and Culture.
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Ptarmigan-Finland

Helsinki
Founded:
2008
Ptarmigan is a non-profit initiative to house projects that exist outside of the realm of the traditional. We seek to provide space for adventurous and challenging scenarios.
Location:
Helsinki
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

SIC-Finland

Helsinki
Founded:
2012
SIC is a space for contemporary art founded in 2012 by a group of artists - Olli Keränen, Karri Kuoppala, Muriel Kuoppala, Kalle Leino, Maija Luutonen, Konsta Ojala, Sauli Sirviö, Timo Vaittinen and Laura Wesamaa.
Location:
Helsinki
Funding:
Arts Promotion Finland & Finnish Cultural Foundation
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Sorbus

Helsinki
Founded:
2013-2019
Opened in January 2013 and has since hosted exhibitions, performances, concerts and happenings from different art fields. The gallery tries to remain impulsive and adaptable to a variety of exhibition formats.
Location:
Helsinki
Funding:
Kone Foundation
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

France

Association Aperto

Montpelier
Founded:
1997
Association Aperto's vocation is to be a space for research, production and exhibition, open to artists, to participate in the richness and cultural diversity of the area by presenting works of art and artistic proposals worldwide.
Location:
Montpelier
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Asterides

Marseille
Founded:
1992-2018
In 2018, Astérides merged Triangle France, pooling the mission, programs and know-how of each of the two structures while respecting and continuing their unique histories in order to sustain their development. See below.
Location:
Marseille
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Brigitte Industrie

Rennes
Founded:
Closed 2012
Brigitte industry is a platform for research, production and artist-run distribution.
Location:
Rennes
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Castel Coucou

Forbach
Founded:
1983
Castel Coucou offers artists and the public exhibitions and remains in close contact with the regional art scene, in a desire to be part of a dynamic cross-border cooperation.
Location:
Forbach
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Collectif IPN

Toulouse
Founded:
2012
Collectif IPN are studios of interdisciplinary production. In opening our space to diverse collaborations we support the emerging artistic scene.
Location:
Toulouse
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Fabrique Pola

Bordeaux
Founded:
2000
An artistic and cultural association which aims to consolidate the activities and economy of its members, and to engage in a development project based on a diverse and inclusive economy for the cultural sector.
Location:
Bordeaux
Funding:
Ministry of Culture, European Union, Bordeaux City, and others
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Galerie RDV

Nantes
Founded:
2007
The program covers various aspects of contemporary art, featuring renowned artists but also European and international emerging artists.
Location:
Nantes
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Glassbox

Paris
Founded:
1997
Since 1997, Glassbox's mission has been to promote international and contemporary creation in visual arts, without technical nor theoretical borders.
Location:
Paris
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Immanence et New Immanence

Paris
Founded:
1997
Immanence is an artist-run exhibition space, a springboard for artists, linked to a network of international exhibition spaces. Its mission is to organise exhibitions, to offer artists carte blanche, and to host projects by young curators.
Location:
Paris
Funding:
Public & private partenership
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

In Extenso

Clermont-Ferrand
Founded:
2002
Focused on three main activities: exhibitions, publications, and developing exchanges between contemporary art venues in the centre of France with the magazine La belle revue.
Location:
Clermont-Ferrand
Funding:
Clermont-Auvergne-Métropole, Ministry of Culture-DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, City of Clermont-Ferrand, Puy de Dôme Departemental Council
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Khiasma

Les Lilas
Founded:
2004-2018
The association is a production and distribution of artistic and cultural activities which question the relationship between art and social practices.
Location:
Les Lilas
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

L'Assaut de la Menuiserie

Saint-Etienne
Founded:
1995
Its purpose is to promote and develop the art and entertainment in the Rhône-Alpes region.
Location:
Saint-Etienne
Funding:
info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

La Générale en Manufacture

Sevres
Founded:
2005-2010
The focus is on the shape of our investment unfolding in a place crossed by a project and acts in a given time.
Location:
Sevres
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

La Malterie

Lille
Founded:
1995
La Malterie is focused on the place of the artist at the heart of the project, experimentation, and the artist’s presence in a social environment.
Location:
Lille
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

La Station

Nice
Founded:
1996
La Station offers an experimental platform within which up-and-coming artists can find conditions conducive to initiating projects and participating in the development, promotion and dissemination of their activities.
Location:
Nice
Funding:
Publicly Funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Le 6B

Saint Denis
Founded:
2010
Le 6B is born of the gathering of people and structures – for the most part artists – who have decided to pool their resources to create workspaces, and freedom of expression.
Location:
Saint Denis
Funding:
info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Institutional
  • Studios
Status:

Le Générateur

Gentilly
Founded:
2006
Le Générateur is run by artists for whom being an artist is a way of life, a way not to give up on life, seek solutions and other livelihood strategies, a way of production meetings where everyone is free and respectful about its subjectivity.
Location:
Gentilly
Funding:
Val-de-Marne Département utile, Mairie de Gentilly, Île-de-France Regional Council, Fondation de France
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Le Pays où le ciel est toujours bleu

Orléans
Founded:
2000
A creative label and contemporary art mediation installed in the workshops of artists Oulan Bator. This label is considered as a source of proposals and reflections on territories.
Location:
Orléans
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Le Syndicat Potentiel

Strasbourg
Founded:
1992
The current artistic project focuses on the potential to generate new economic intersections between contemporary art and questions specific to the world today, be they social orders, political, environmental.
Location:
Strasbourg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Look & Listen

Saint-Chamas
Founded:
2014
L&L started as a blog in 2010, became an art gallery in 2014 and has organised exhibitions, artist residencies, events and community projects since.
Location:
Saint-Chamas
Funding:
Publicly funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

Mosquito Coast Factory

Campbon
Founded:
2011
Thought of as a laboratory Mosquito Coast Factory is dedicated each year to welcoming the commissioner's exhibition, artists for exchanges, experimentations and collaborations. It is run by the artist Benoît-Marie Moriceau.
Location:
Campbon
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Neon

Lyon
Founded:
2000-2019
Producer and broadcaster of contemporary art. Néon sees exhibitions as tools of research and exploration. It proposes an electic programme, favoring the multiplicity of proceedings that generate artists projects.
Location:
Lyon
Funding:
Publicly funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Octave Cowbell

Metz
Founded:
2002
Octave Cowbell is an exhibition association whose primary objective is to show young contemporary creation in all its various forms, in Lorraine and elsewhere.
Location:
Metz
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
Status:

Plateforme / L'Entreprise

Paris
Founded:
1999
Dedicated to contemporary art diffusion, creation and resource, and works as a unifying and shared space, a place of exchanges between artists, curators and audiences. Plateforme is run by the parisian structure L'entreprise bringing together around fifty international artists
Location:
Paris
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Shanaynay

Paris
Founded:
2011-2020
Shanaynay is a cooperatively run contemporary art space founded by Jason Hwang and Romain Chenais. Projects are developed in a progressive and flexible manner, avoiding certain traditional modes of presentation and conventional formats associated with art institutions. It is now run by two artists and curators.
Location:
Paris
Funding:
Self-funded & private donors
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Standards

Rennes
Founded:
2008-2013
Standards aim is to promote the emergence of young artists focusing on projects allowing them to produce new œuvres. The project is driven by the lack of local structures likely to host the work of students or young artists.
Location:
Rennes
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

SuperStrat

Saint-Etienne
Founded:
1996
Superstrate is a platform for research, production and dissemination artistic self-directed mission.
Location:
Saint-Etienne
Funding:
Institutional funding, regular artistic partners
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Tonus

Paris
Founded:
2014
TONUS is a not-for-profit exhibition space founded in 2014 by the artist duo Jacent.
Location:
Paris
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Treignac Projet

Treignac
Founded:
2007
Treignac Projet is an off-centre, peer-initiated organisation, directed towards collaborative activity within the arts, modelled on the Academy rather than the Arts Centre. It revolves around a studio research programme, workgroups, and a schedule of exhibitions.
Location:
Treignac
Funding:
Self-funded and regional state funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Treize (formerly Le Commissariat)

Paris
Founded:
Like an umbrella in Paris, Treize is a place for production and programming of exhibitions, concerts, lectures.
Location:
Paris
Funding:
Paris City Council & DRAC Ile de France
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Triangle - Astérides

Marseille
Founded:
1995
Through a program of artists' residencies, exhibitions, events, new commissions, and publications, Triangle - Astérides supports the production and presentation of new forms of artistic activity aiming to create dynamic relationships between art, artists, and audiences both locally and internationally.
Location:
Marseille
Funding:
City Council of Marseille, Ministry of Culture - DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, and others
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Tripode

Nantes
Founded:
2002-2017
Tripod invites artists whose practice is predominantly visual arts and produces solo exhibitions in general, duo sometimes, rarely collective in the field of contemporary art.
Location:
Nantes
Funding:
Publicly Funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Germany

After the Butcher

Berlin
Founded:
2007
As a project space created by artists for artists, After the butcher aims to present a platform for young and unknown creatives, to present their work.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

All Girls

Berlin
Founded:
1992-2015
Founded by three artists. A network of artists who do exhibitions.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Alpha Nova Kulturwerkstatt

Berlin
Founded:
1986
Alpha nova-kulturwerkstatt & galerie futura is a Berlin-based art space for exhibitions and cultural events with an explicit gender-critical perspective. The project was founded in 1986. One artist and one academic run it.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Apartment Project Berlin

Berlin
Founded:
2012
Apartment Project, based in Berlin since 2012, was established as an artist-run space in Istanbul in 1999 – an interdisciplinary project for sharing, communal living and collective production models that focus on process.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

art.endart

Berlin
Founded:
2013
Project Space set up by artist Lucyna Viale. The space collaborates with artists and other cultural workers.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Art Laboratory Berlin

Berlin
Founded:
2006
Art Laboratory Berlin was founded by an international team of art historians and artists and established as a platform for inter-disciplinary exhibition projects in an international context.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Arttransponder

Berlin
Founded:
2004-2015
Arttransponder provides a platform for discussions and exchange, focusing on interdisciplinary, site specific, participatory and temporary art practices. 

Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Atelierhaus Mengerzeile / Kunsthalle m3

Berlin
Founded:
2001
The gallery was set up by the Swedish artist Thomas Henriksson. His goal was to create a space which artists would personalise and make their own, unlike existing spaces which were often formal and unapproachable.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
State Funding
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Autocenter

Berlin
Founded:
2001-2018
“Showing” here is understood as an non-ideological gesture without economic pressures. Autocenter is about artistic experimentation in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video, etc. beyond the confines of curatorial concern and limitation.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Private
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Bautzener 69

Dresden
Founded:
2003
The artist-run gallery Bautzner 69 exhibits young artistic positions from the domains of photography, video, installation and architecture. Its main focus lies upon connecting young artists and initiating collaborations.
Location:
Dresden
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Berlin-Weekly

Berlin
Founded:
2010
The project space BERLIN-WEEKLY.COM was founded by Stefanie Seidl in June 2010. BERLIN-WEEKLY.COM is an arranged window on display for 24 hours a day – in the city and on the internet.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Bi'bak e.V

Berlin
Founded:
2014
bi’bak is a non-profit association for contemporary art and community-based projects founded by an artist, filmmaker and cultual anthropologist. bi’bak engages itself in a variety of sociopolitical issues like migration, discourses on mobility, constructions of identities, consumerism, labor and cultural memories.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
European and German public funding and private funding
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Bildwechsel

Hamburg
Founded:
1979
Bildwechsel is an umbrella organisation for women media culture and the arts. We have our main base in Hamburg and bases in different cities, agents and friends making connections and collecting work.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Blinzelbar

Hamburg
Founded:
1979
Bildwechsel is an umbrella organisation for women media culture and the arts. We have our main base in Hamburg and bases in different cities, agents and friends making connections and collecting work.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
publicly funded
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Boutique – Raum fur temporare Kunst

Cologne
Founded:
2011-2017
Established by Maximilian Erbacher in a sub basement as a “non-elitist” art space with a subversive and informal program focusing on conceptual and site-specific work.
Location:
Cologne
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Bruch and Dallas

Cologne
Founded:
2009
Bruch & Dallas is an 'Off Space' for contemporary art which was founded by artists as an independent project space. The aim of this space is to show current, ambitious, critical and site specific positions.
Location:
Cologne
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

CAPRI

Dusseldorf
Founded:
Info not available
CAPRI is a non-commercial exhibition space in Düsseldorf funded by Nina Höke and Alexander Sies and their Modern Collections-Foundation. The program is curated by Moritz Wesseler.
Location:
Dusseldorf
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Capri Space for Contemporary art

Berlin
Founded:
2001-2006
CAPRI was a non-commercial artspace founded in 2001 by the artists Ina Bierstedt, Bettina Carl and Alena Meier, realising over 70 exhibitions and events. They continue their work as a collective of artists-curators.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Centrum

Berlin
Founded:
2009
Centrum is a contemporary art space. We work with international and local artists, offering space and support for experimentation and the development of new work. Centrum was founded in 2009 by Kate Squires and David Moynihan.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Circleculture

Berlin
Founded:
2003
The Circleculture Gallery is a project space for urban art that was founded by Dirk Staudinger and Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer. It represents a whole group of artists standing for the rising urban art movement in Berlin.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

COPYRIGHTberlin

Berlin
Founded:
1999
Founded by artists Ute Lindner and Patrick Huber. The space is an interdisciplinary platform for artistic positions and strategies. Formerly listed as COPYRIGHT Projektraum / LINDNER HUBER.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Dada Post

Berlin
Founded:
2008
Dada Post is an artist-run organisation, founded by Howard McCalebb, a sculptor and active figure on the international art scene. We contemplate artistic expression from the standpoint of pure inspiration emanating from the source - the artist.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

die raum

Berlin
Founded:
2011
die raum is a 5 m2 exhibition space run by Jesper Dyrehauge (artist) and Lotte Møller (curator) in collaboration with BAR architects. Every project will be accompanied by an edition of posters in col­laboration with the exhibiting artist.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Donau-Ecke Ganghofer

Berlin
Founded:
2010-2018
Donau-Ecke Ganghofer is a department store window displaying artistic processes rather than products. We are interested in art beyond the image and non-commodifiable manifestations of the creative unconscious. We do resist gentrification.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Private and Public
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Dosenfabrik

Hamburg
Founded:
1995
Dosenfabrik operates 28 artists’ studios. Its discourse relates to the public space, a starting point for the creation of temporary projects and actions by its individual artists.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Einstellungsraum

Hamburg
Founded:
2001
The Einstellungsraum is a non-profit art centre that mediates projects between car drivers and pedestrians. The exhibitions, focusing on one theme per year, address automobile transportation and traffic in a narrow or wider sense.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

ELEKTROHAUS HAMBURG

Hamburg
Founded:
2002-2016
Presenting young Hamburg and international artists working in media, concept, and action-art. Events are interdisciplinary and usually situated somewhere in the grey zones between art and literature.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Errant Bodies

Berlin
Founded:
1995
Errant Bodies is dedicated to supporting diverse discourses and projects in the fields of sonic and spatial practices, auditory culture and performativity, experimental writing and critical thought.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

exp12

Berlin
Founded:
2010-2017
exp12 is a collective of photographers aiming to develop contemporary photography through a space for meetings and exchange. We are open to different topics, styles and visual languages.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Private
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

F60.4

Berlin
Founded:
2014
The project F60.4 is examining the common base of artist, curators, gallerists, collectors, critics. Testing the possibilities to show, experience, receive. Input instead of output.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Fenwarme

Berlin
Founded:
2002-2007
Fernwaerme was founded as a production group by seven artists. It is the continuation of their long lasting cooperation in various performance projects having a special interest in artistic process research and cross genre exchange.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Flutgraben e.V

Berlin
Founded:
2009
A not-for-profit space with 40 studios and several exhibition spaces. Along side their exhibition programme in the gallery, since 2009, they have invited artists to use their common spaces for art.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Freie Internationale Tankstelle (FIT)

Berlin
Founded:
2003
FIT or Freie Internationale Tankstelle is based at a two m² historic gas station, run by Dida Zende as an arts project, working with the symbol and situation of the gas station and its culture in the program.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Freies Kunst Territorium

Bochum
Founded:
?-2017
The gallery should be a 'free safe haven for art'
Location:
Bochum
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

FRISE Künstlerhaus Hamburg + Abbildungszentrum

Hamburg
Founded:
2003
FRISE has 40 artists in studios and an exhibition space. They work with media or concepts and have film and music production facilities. There is co-operation between the visual artists and the film and music producers.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Front Views

Berlin
Founded:
2012
Frontviews is a forum of international artists and theorists. Based on flexible collaborations and without a settled space, we develop concepts of contemporary art in Europe.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Galerie Crystal Ball

Berlin
Founded:
2007
A space, exhibitions and projects run in co-operation with an artist and curator.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Galerie Invaliden 1

Berlin
Founded:
2005-2017
Galerie Invaliden1 is the collaborative product of 6 Berlin-based artists. There is freedom for mutual exchange, experimental collaboration and reflexive dialogue amongst practitioners.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Galerie Kurt im Hirsch

Berlin
Founded:
1999
Since 2016 kurt im hirsch acts as an initiative for urban art and publications about site specific and community based art. The gallery space at the Hirschhof in Prenzlauer Berg is closed – the city is open.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Private
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic ◊ Updated since 2016

Galerie Oel-Früh

Hamburg
Founded:
2005
Galerie Oel-Früh has been exhibiting local and international artists since its foundation in 2005. They are encouraged to let the location of the space play a role in their general concepts.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

Gallery Loris

Berlin
Founded:
2007—2017
LORIS is a project by 11 artists from Berlin. Photography, video, and installation form the methodological interface of the participating artists. On Monday evenings there is free space for experimental lectures, screenings, and concerts.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

GEH8

Dresden
Founded:
2007
Studio community of artists, architects, designers and city planners. It follows the non-commercial approach of the artist-run space. They show young artists, musicians and writers.
Location:
Dresden
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

General Public

Berlin
Founded:
2005—2020
General Public is an independent project space run by a group of cultural workers. It aims to install and uphold a collaborative, process-related, informal platform for open thought, information exchange, spatial experiment and trans-disciplinary approach.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Private
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Gitte Bohr

Berlin
Founded:
2010—2016
Set up by Eva May (researcher) and Diego Castro (artist). They currently dedicate themselves to the German political landscape.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

GlogauAir gGmbH

Berlin
Founded:
2006
The non-profit organisation GlogauAIR hosts Artist Residencies. Founded by the Spanish artist Chema Alvargonzález with the intention of creating a meeting point between artists from all disciplines to work in collaboration and expanding their practice.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
National and European
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Grimmuseum

Berlin
Founded:
2010
GRIMMUSEUM is an independent not-for-profit organisation with a programme of solo and group exhibitions. GRIMMUSEUM is a organisational model to support contemporary art practice, a registered Community Interest Company (gUG) in Germany
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Gruntaler 9

Berlin
Founded:
2006
Grüntaler9 is not a Gallery, a White Cube or a Black Box. Every performance leaves visible and invisible traces that remain for the next performance to come and take over and let go again.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Hafen + Rand

Hamburg
Founded:
2005
Galerie Oel-Früh has been exhibiting local and international artists since its foundation in 2005. They are encouraged to let the location of the space play a role in their general concepts.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

Hilbert Raum

Berlin
Founded:
2015
An independent, non-commercial, artist-run project space. It is a group of 14 Berlin-based artists, who take turns curating and organising two-week exhibitions throughout the entire year.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
State Supported
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Hinterconti

Hamburg
Founded:
2000
The Hinterconti Off-Space gallery organises weekly shows with Hamburg-based and international emerging artists. Hinterconti offers a short-term exhibition period to realise ideas, which are not necessarily placed in the conventional fields of art.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Infernoesque

Berlin
Founded:
2007-2013
Infernoesque is a free, non-commercial exhibition space for contemporary art under the guidance of four artists aiming to build a high-quality program of new artistic approaches in the field of sculpture and installation art.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

KiöR - Kunst im öffentlichen Raum

Hamburg
Founded:
2005-2011
Artist initiative concerned with art in public spaces. They bring art into areas that normally don't have contact with it. They aspire to making it into a public company.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Kotti Shop

Berlin
Founded:
2008
An experimental, not for profit, art project space established in 2008 by Annette Knol and Stefan Endewardt. It hosts international art exhibitions and art festivals. It also has a print work shop and prints artists' books.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Kreuzeberg Pavillion

Berlin
Founded:
2010
Kreuzberg Pavillon is an independent non-profit project space. The open process in this field of interests complies with the desire of all participants to establish the pavillon as a public non-excluding system of contemporary art.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Kroneboden

Berlin
Founded:
2008
The project space is run by the pinhole and theatre photographer Karen Stuke and focuses primarily on the intersections between visual and performing arts. Kronenboden also hosts readings, classical concerts and similar events.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

KuBaSta — Raum für Kunst Bauen Stadtentwicklung

Hamburg
Founded:
Info not available
KuBaSta is situated in a former butcher shop operating as a gallery, bar, cinema and place for conferences. It was created as a reaction to Hamburg's city planning that plans past human needs.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

KUNSTFAKTOR

Berlin
Founded:
1997
KUNSTFAKTOR what founded in 1997 by Frank Benno Junghanns, Gerard Dekker and René de Rooze as to artists' cooperative gallery associated with their studio house in Berlin Mitte.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Publicly funded
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Kunst Imbiss

Hamburg
Founded:
2005
A mobile gallery running in a food truck. They have had 90 contributing artists, both visual artists and writers.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Kunstlerresidenz Blumen

Leipzig
Founded:
2006-2013
*blumen* is a space for production of art, dedicated to advancing the work of emerging and under-represented visual artists through its artists-in-residence program, aiming to activate new discourses and impulses in the art field and local sphere.
Location:
Leipzig
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Kunstraum Unten

Bochum
Founded:
?-2017
Exhibition space for young art with an art teacher running the space.
Location:
Bochum
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

KUNSTrePUBLIK (ZK/U)

Berlin
Founded:
2006
The ZK/U concept and practice were initiated by the artist collective and non-profit organisation KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V. Coming from non-institutional backgrounds, the founders aspire to continue exploring ways of collaborating, researching and creating.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Kunstverein St. Pauli

Hamburg
Founded:
?-2018
Kunstverein St. Pauli is situated at a flat inhabited mostly by former arts students from Braunschweig in the middle of the red-light district of Hamburg and focused on showing exhibitions of emerging arts.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

L'Oiseau Présente

Berlin
Founded:
2010
L'oiseau présente ... is a non-commercial project initiative of artists Gunna Schmidt, Nicola Stäglich and Anke Völk who focus is on abstraction in cross-genre painting.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Lage Egal

Berlin
Founded:
2010
LAGE EGAL is a place for production and exhibition. The founding artists aim to work with the mechanisms of presentation and marketing of artwork in an experimental and playful way.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Privately and Publicly funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Loge

Berlin
Founded:
2006-2018
Four square meters of an historical floor plan. It's small, romantic space in a building constructed before World War 1.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Loris

Berlin
Founded:
2007-2018
LORIS is a project by 11 artists from Berlin. It is the goal to establish contacts to collectors, curators, institutions, and galleries and therewith realize exhibitions in Germany and abroad.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Lost Weekend Gallery

Munich
Founded:
2020
Lost Weekend Gallery focuses on exchange between two invited artists, one from Munich, one from another city/country, and totally open to gender, backgrounds and cultures. Collaborative exhibitions allow artists to develop connections/networks with artists from other cities/art scenes.
Location:
Munich
Funding:
Local funding
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Maniere Noire

Berlin
Founded:
2011-2019
Maniere Noire hosts readings from authors, performances, discussions, and workshops. Currently involved with the Appropriating Language Series and Picture Window Series.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Mars Patent

Hamburg/Mars
Founded:
1999-2010
THE MARS PATENT is an interplanetarian project founded by Helene von Oldenburg and Claudia Reiche. THE MARS PATENT invites you to experience culture on a fascinating and promising site on Mars.
Location:
Hamburg/Mars
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

MEINBLAU Project Room

Berlin
Founded:
1997
he MEINBLAU project room is a location made by and for artists. It provides 125 m2 of exhibition and activity space on two levels being surrounded by ten studios.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Montanaberlin

Berlin
Founded:
2006-2016
Montanaberlin is purpose, act, and space. In our work, we focus energy on the interface between nature and the space of human life. We invent a new reality, and organise it.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Mount Warning

Berlin
Founded:
1998-2011
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

NGBK

Berlin
Founded:
1969
NGBK is an alternative Kunstverein, with a grassroots aproach towards art. Participation is open to everyone who is interested in the advancement of contemporary arts and theme based exhibition projects.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Noroomgallery

Hamburg/Mars
Founded:
1999-2010
THE MARS PATENT is an interplanetarian project founded by Helene von Oldenburg and Claudia Reiche. THE MARS PATENT invites you to experience culture on a fascinating and promising site on Mars.
Location:
Hamburg/Mars
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

OKK – Organ kritischer Kunst

Berlin
Founded:
2007
OKK/Raum29 is an atelier, experimental and exhibition space, a mediating platform for dialogue, an artist-run platform for cultural activism based in Berlin, Germany.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

oqbo

Berlin
Founded:
2008
Gallery oqbo a space for image word and sound is an artist-run gallery in Berlin. The co-organisers are Michael Bause, Christian Bilger, Frank Eltner, Dirk Lebahn, Serpahina Lenz and Julia Ziegler.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Or Gallery

Berlin
Founded:
1983-2015
The Or Gallery is an artist-run centre committed to exhibiting work by local, national, and international artists whose art practice is of a critical, conceptual and/or interdisciplinary nature.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

ORi

Berlin
Founded:
2007
The everyday operations are organised by the ORi-collective, a group of constant change, always open to new members. Decisions are made on a grass-roots level with the aim of consensus.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Panke e.V

Berlin
Founded:
2009
Panke is a creative multi-purpose space run by a collective of creative people and is registered as a non-profit members organisation. Its main aim is to promote experimental/fringe creativity in Berlin.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Parkhaus im Malkasten Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf
Founded:
1997-2016
Parkhaus exhibits mainly young positions with location-specific work, organises film evenings and discussions. Once a year the work of renowned artists such as Gilbert & George is presented here so as to appeal to a wider audience.
Location:
Dusseldorf
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Pavillion am Milcof

Berlin
Founded:
Info not avaiable
Studio community in an old milking parlour, which has now moved to an old school. They currently have over 40 artists. There is a pavillion in the garden used as an exhibition space.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Pilotenkueche

Leipzig
Founded:
2007
The Pilotenkueche is an artist-run residency based in the Spinnerei complex fostering dialogue and exchange of ideas. Selected artists from around the world are invited to work in the space for 16-week.
Location:
Leipzig
Funding:
City of Leipzig
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
  • Studios
Status:

Prima Centre

Berlin
Founded:
2004
Prima Center Berlin supports artists in the realisation of their artistic concepts as well as in their promotion to the professional and wider public. It is in the Kolonie Wedding association of art project spaces.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Projekt 0047

Berlin
Founded:
2004
0047 is an organisation for projects in and in between art and architecture. Over 130 artists, architects and curators have been involved in over 30 exhibitions and projects, both in our space or collaboratively in others.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Norwegian Arts Council / Private
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

projekthaus | U.FO kunstraum

Hamburg/Mars
Founded:
1999-2010
THE MARS PATENT is an interplanetarian project founded by Helene von Oldenburg and Claudia Reiche. THE MARS PATENT invites you to experience culture on a fascinating and promising site on Mars.
Location:
Hamburg/Mars
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Projektraum Rottstr. 5

Bochum
Founded:
Info not available
Three important aspects of the orientation of Rottstr5 Art halls: the need for accessibility for the residents in the multicultural neighborhoods of Bochum West, supporting the academic young artists, and promoting innovative artistic approaches.
Location:
Bochum
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

RAUM Oberkassel

Dusseldorf
Founded:
2009
RAUM is an exhibition space that can be rented. They predominently show works from the Art Academy in Dusseldorf. It was founded by an artist and a curator.
Location:
Dusseldorf
Funding:
publicly funded
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Rosalux

Berlin
Founded:
2007
Rosalux exhibits works of conceptual and performance artists who have not had the opportunity to present themselves in Berlin so far, projects rarely seen in commercial galleries, because they are at intersections between disciplines.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

S. Y. L . A. N T E N H E I M

Bonn
Founded:
2012-2018
The S. Y. L. A. N T E N H E I M is the ART SUPPLY VENUE. Everyone can occupy the space for the meaning of art. The concept was initiated by DEMECO & PASQUALE in April 2012.
Location:
Bonn
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Salon Atelier

Dortmund
Founded:
Info not available
A community of emerging artists in a former hair dressers. They have exhibitions at intervals in their studio space and occasionally do what they call, 'salon on tour' to other exhibition spaces.
Location:
Dortmund
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Salon Populaire

Berlin
Founded:
?-2013
Salon Populaire, founded by an artist, an art historian and a critic, it is a meeting point in Berlin, inviting anyone interested in the arts and its reflection. It addresses Berlin's local context as much as issues of universal concern with space for anachronistic, indulgent, academic, individual engagement.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Scotty

Berlin
Founded:
2006
Organized by 10 artists, in the house with the smallest floor space in Kreuzberg SCOTTY provides an open platform for its member artists and curators as well as for guests, offering the greatest possible freedom while exploiting group potential to a maximum.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Scriptings

Berlin
Founded:
Info not available
Showroom and publishing house run by artist Achim Lengerer.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

SKAM

Hamburg
Founded:
1992
The SKAM studio-community brings together 25 Hamburg-based artists: painters, sculptors, film animators, concept- and experimental-artists. Very recently SKAM became homeless. Future plans are yet to be announced.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

SOMA Art Gallery

Berlin
Founded:
2014
SOMA Art Gallery is an independent contemporary art and culture space and initiative. It encourages collaborations among networks between cultural professionals and artists and academics and social activists from all over the world.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Publicly funding
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Souterrain

Berlin
Founded:
?-2014
Gallery run by art historians, cultural scientists and artists. The space is an experiment for how the theory and practice of art affect one another.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Sparwasser HQ

Berlin
Founded:
2000
Sparwasser HQ is a non-profit artist’s project as well as space for projects characterised by a process oriented practic - a group of participating artists and scientist influence together the outcome and the conditions of work.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Spinnerei

Leipzig
Founded:
2004
A cultural hub initiated with artists and located in a former cotton factory, Spinnerei is the site of a multitude of artists’ studios, workshops, project spaces and galleries
Location:
Leipzig
Funding:
Self-funding
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Spor Klübü

Berlin
Founded:
2003
Spor Klübü is a project space, that works mainly with international artists based in Berlin, offering them room to experiment with their work. Projects in cooperation with guest curators, NGO's and institutions are part of the space's activities.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Stedefreund

Berlin
Founded:
2000
Sparwasser HQ is a non-profit artist’s project as well as space for projects characterised by a process oriented practic - a group of participating artists and scientist influence together the outcome and the conditions of work.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

STORE Contemporary

Dresden
Founded:
2010-2017
STORE is a non-profit art space with a focus on young contemporary art and boundary-pushing projects across disciplines. STORE puts a diversity of local and international artist and art projects on display each month.
Location:
Dresden
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Super bien!

Berlin
Founded:
2007-2017
Super bien! is a project initiated by three artists aimed at developing alternative strategies for the display of visual art functioning as a catalyst for the growing interest in exhibition spaces other than the ‘white cube’.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

SUPERUSCHI

Berlin
Founded:
2013-2017
SUPERUSCHI is a not-for-profit artist initiative with a social vision. Jonny Star develops events as an exploratory artistic act to take place in specific venues (either within private or staged private living spaces).
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

takt

Berlin
Founded:
2003
Takt Artist Residency and Takt Academy Berlin, Kunstraum Tapir, Tapir LAB, Okapi gallery are designed to host/support active artists. Takt is an artist residency project with a maximum number of 20 studios and three project rooms.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Self-funded by artists
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

tamtamART

Berlin
Founded:
Info not available
tamtamART is an association for the advancement of Taiwanese Contemporary Art in Germany. We hope not only to create free, open, and diversified conversations, but also to develop a cross-culture and cross-field exchanging art center.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

target:autonopop

Hamburg
Founded:
1992
The SKAM studio-community brings together 25 Hamburg-based artists: painters, sculptors, film animators, concept- and experimental-artists. Very recently SKAM became homeless. Future plans are yet to be announced.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

tête

Berlin
Founded:
2012
tête is an experiment in how to run an art space, artist-run spaces usually being about collective decision making, tête is looking to create a cross section of artistic interests.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Unwetter

Berlin
Founded:
2002-2018
UNWETTER's basic format is the Discursive Picnic that connects different contexts in an ongoing process of reciprocal exchange. It works as a potluck, where everybody is both guest and host at the same time.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Art foundations, private donors, self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Uqbar

Berlin
Founded:
2007
Founded as platform for interdisciplinary projects and international cooperation. Unbar is dedicated to the research and promotion of experimental, interdisciplinary artistic and cultural practices in the international context.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

WESTWERK

Hamburg
Founded:
1986
Gallery/club WESTWERK presents art and music. A group of artists and creatively minded people maintain and program the space as an off-space, art gallery, music club, site for installations, performances, readings and events.
Location:
Hamburg
Funding:
Self-funded by artists and cultural activists
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Institutional
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Zagreus Projekt / Koch / Kunst

Berlin
Founded:
2006
Zagreus Projekt functions as a gallery and gastronomic space. The chef, gallery owner and curator Ulrich Krauss organises exhibitions in relation to food or gastronomic concepts.
Location:
Berlin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Greece

Enterprise Projects

Athens
Founded:
2015
Enterprise Projects, a project by Danai Giannoglou and Vasilis Papageorgiou. Created out of our need to express and share our point of view concerning contemporary artistic creation.
Location:
Athens
Funding:
Self funded
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Fokidos

Athens
Founded:
2013-2018
Fokidos is an artist-run space based in a domestic apartment.
Location:
Athens
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Frown Tails

Athens
Founded:
2010-2014
Frown’s objective lies in the familiarisation of the audience with the methods and practices of new art forms, working as platform for cultural collaborations through open calls.
Location:
Athens
Funding:
Privately funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Kunsthalle Athena

Athens
Founded:
2013-2018
Fokidos is an artist-run space based in a domestic apartment.
Location:
Athens
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

LO AND BEHOLD

Athens
Founded:
2008-2016
An artist-run, non-profit organisation based in Athens whose aim is to produce and promote cultural activities, with a focus on contemporary art.
Location:
Athens
Funding:
Membership fees, sponsorship, donations and sales of works.
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Radio Athenes

Athens
Founded:
2014
Radio Athènes institute for the advancement of contemporary visual culture is a non profit organisation registered in Athens.
Location:
Athens
Funding:
Privately funded by foundations and the Swiss arts council
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Salon de Vortex

Athens
Founded:
2009
We are concerned with the complementary relationship of the past to the present, with the playful scarification of history, a constant practice of our collective since its foundation.
Location:
Athens
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

State of Concept

Athens
Founded:
2013
Exhibits Greek artists without gallery representation, shows about two international artists per year, and offers free guidance and consultation services to art graduates.
Location:
Athens
Funding:
Outset foundation
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

The Daily Lazy

Athens
Founded:
2013
Exhibits Greek artists without gallery representation, shows about two international artists per year, and offers free guidance and consultation services to art graduates.
Location:
Athens
Funding:
Outset foundation
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Vital Space

Athens
Founded:
2013
Exhibits Greek artists without gallery representation, shows about two international artists per year, and offers free guidance and consultation services to art graduates.
Location:
Athens
Funding:
Outset foundation
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Hungary

Budapest Art Factory

Budapest
Founded:
2006
Budapest Art Factory (BAF) is a not-for-profit studio, exhibition and project space founded in 2006.
Location:
Budapest
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Dinamo

Budapest
Founded:
2003-2006
Founded by Hajnalka Somogyi and Katarina Sevic, Dinamo was an autonomous, non-profit artist-run-space, that functioned on the bases of organic ‘self organisation'.
Location:
Budapest
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

IMPEX

Budapest
Founded:
2006-2008
Founded by Katarina Sevic, IMPEX Contemporary Art Provider is an independent, flexible initiative for work, research and experiments in the field of art and culture.
Location:
Budapest
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

MŰTŐ

Budapest
Founded:
2016
MŰTŐ is an artist-run independent platform and art collective. Our mission is to create a physical space for young artists to experiment, to create diverse programs, and to build our community through a critical curatorial approach and democratic structure based on DIY culture.
Location:
Budapest
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Művelődész

Budapest
Founded:
2011-2018
(MÜSZi) is a complex cultural space, hosting community arts projects, creative workshops and various cultural and social events.
Location:
Budapest
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Pince

Budapest
Founded:
2014
PINCE aims at creating a social space for open communication, art discourse, and site-specific, experimental and installation-based collaborative projects with like-minded Hungarian and foreign collectives that take on a mediative role in their own local art community.
Location:
Budapest
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Iceland

BÚRIÐ/ The Tank

Ísafjörður
Founded:
2008-2012
Tiny exhibition space in a cage/tank.
Location:
Ísafjörður
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Ekkisens

Reykjavik
Founded:
2014
EKKISENS is an artist-run space in a basement which aims to promote the work of emerging artists. It also is curating a series of squat exhibitions.
Location:
Reykjavik
Funding:
Self funded and sponsorship
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Fjúk

Husavik
Founded:
2013-2017
By inviting artists in residence to work here and through selected exhibitions, films, events, workshops and talks, Fjuk aims to challenge set ways of seeing and thinking.
Location:
Husavik
Funding:
Regional cultural funding
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Galleri Box

Akureyri
Founded:
2005
GalleriBOX is run by The Visual Artists Society in Akureyri. It exhibit the latest trend in the field of visual arts.
Location:
Akureyri
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Gangurinn / Corridor

Reykjavik
Founded:
1980
The main interest for the Corridor is to introduce new artists to Reykjavík art scene.
Location:
Reykjavik
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Geimdósin

Akureyri
Founded:
2005
Workshop, gallery and coffee in a can.
Location:
Akureyri
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Harbinger

Reykjavik
Founded:
1980
Harbinger is an artist-run project space founded by Steinunn Önnudóttir and Kjartan Friðriksson. We select artists that challenge the local art practice and introduce new angles.
Location:
Reykjavik
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Kling & Bang

Reykjavik
Founded:
2003
Kling & Bang gallery aim to participate directly in the process of creating the artworks, e.g. by producing the works in collaboration with the exhibitors.
Location:
Reykjavik
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Mengi

Reykjavik
Founded:
Info not available
Mengi is an operation created and managed by artists. Mengi hosts diverse art events, releases music by some of the nation’s most ambitious musicians, operates an art store and hosts art exhibitions.
Location:
Reykjavik
Funding:
self funded, supported by Reyjkavic town hall
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Nýló

Reykjavik
Founded:
1978
The Living Art Museum, or Nýló, is an artist-run museum and exhibition space with the aim of preserving and exhibiting contemporary art and being a forum for experiments and international discussion about art.
Location:
Reykjavik
Funding:
The City of Reykjavík, the Ministry of Culture and Business Affairs, Icelandic Visual Arts Fund and the Icelandic Museum’s Fund
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Skúrinn/The Shed

Reykjavik
Founded:
2012-2014
The Shed is a multipurpose cultural centre and an artwork in and of itself. It has housed exhibitions by some of Iceland’s finest contemporary visual artists as well as events and performances.
Location:
Reykjavik
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Slunkariki

Ísafjörður
Founded:
2012-2019
An artist-run gallery in the corridor of a bigger cultural centre called Edinborg. It is run by the local art club who were founded in 1985.
Location:
Ísafjörður
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Wind and Weather / Window Gallery

Reykjavik
Founded:
2013
The aim is to connect art in the urban setting of Reykjavik with the people on the street.
Location:
Reykjavik
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Ireland

126 Artist Run Gallery

Galway
Founded:
2005
126 curates and programmes an arts space including a contemporary exhibition programme, talks & workshops, residencies and research projects.
Location:
Galway
Funding:
The Arts Council, Galway City Council, membership, and private sponsorship
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

A4 Sounds

Dublin
Founded:
2009
Based in north-inner-city Dublin, A4 Sounds provides facilities and professional development supports to 80 artists. Guided by feminist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and LGBT-inclusive politics, our mission is to transform the means by which cultural works are produced, accessed, and understood.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Askeaton Contemporary Arts

Limerick
Founded:
2006
An annual residency programme situates Irish and international artists in the midst of Askeaton. With no ‘white-cube’ gallery spaces in Askeaton, artists work in public spaces throughout the town.
Location:
Limerick
Funding:
The Arts Council
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

Basic Space

Dublin
Founded:
2009
Working primarily with emerging and early-career practitioners, Basic Space operates a representative programme, prioritising practices by women, black/brown, disabled and queer artists. The majority of projects are hosted or in collaboration with external institutions, where we act as a critical force, challenging attitudes and policy.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Block T

Dublin
Founded:
2010
BLOCK T is an independent creative arts organisation, an entrepreneurial hub and a one-stop-shop for all things creative.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
Publicly and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Damer House Gallery

Tipperary (Roscrea)
Founded:
2013
A collaborative artistic research project, opening a new critical space within which to produce a platform for public awareness for art and criticism.
Location:
Tipperary (Roscrea)
Funding:
The Office of Public Works (OPW), Tipperary County Council
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Eight Gallery

Dublin
Founded:
Info not available
Eight nurtures a constant platform on which to provide exclusive opportunities for emerging and intermediate artists, writers, curators, performers and musicians.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Engage Art Studios

Galway
Founded:
2004
Engage Art Studios is an artist-run studio space and provides an atmosphere of creativity, production, inspiration and opportunity for working artists in the Galway area.
Location:
Galway
Funding:
The Arts Council, Galway County Council and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Engage Longford

Longford
Founded:
Info not available
Engage Longford is an artist-led not-for-profit initiative that provides a platform to promote Longford as a hub for contemporary visual art.
Location:
Longford
Funding:
Longford County Council, self-funded and donations
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Faber Studios

Limerick
Founded:
2009-2013
Faber Studios is an artist collective, studio and exhibition space. We promote and facilitate new directions in contemporary art.
Location:
Limerick
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Flat Pack

Dublin
Founded:
2012-2014
Flat_Pack’s membership ranges from recent graduates of visual arts, currently exhibiting artists and curators, to writers on contemporary art. The gallery & studios are seen as a critical platform.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

FLOOD

Dublin
Founded:
2008
FLOOD is a not for profit contemporary art project directed and curated by Paul McAree. FLOOD has now relocated from Dublin to Lismore, Co Waterford, and aims to commission projects in the rural setting of the Blackwater Valley
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Lismore Castle Arts
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

FOUR Gallery

Dublin
Founded:
2005-2009
FOUR is devoted to the development of an uninhibited artistic exploration of ideas, discourses and new trends in contemporary art and its practices.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council, Dublin City Council
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Market Studios/Unit H

Dublin
Founded:
2008-2014
The Market Studios provides workspace for artists, writers and curators who enjoy the benefits of peer and cross disciplinary exchange. Our gallery space UNit H has held over 70 exhibitons & events.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

MART

Dublin
Founded:
2013
Providing discourse and development of the arts in Ireland and abroad, partaking in fairs and promoting contributing artists internationally.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Galway City Council, Culture Ireland and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Monster Truck Gallery and Studios

Dublin
Founded:
2006-2017
The project was initiated through a desire to respond to what seemed like an endless flow of creatives who wanted to produce work, have exhibitions and make things happen. Gallery now closed.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Moxie

Dublin
Founded:
2005-2014
Moxie Studios is a not-for-profit resource organisation providing technical training, event and exhibition space, materials and creative space for makers, artists and organisations.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
Self-funded and privately sponsored
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

NeXus Arts

Louth (Drogheda)
Founded:
2009
NeXus Arts is an artist-led independent curatorial duo. Our starting point is to advocate the work of artists we believe to be critically relevant to our times.
Location:
Louth (Drogheda)
Funding:
The Arts Council, Louth County Council
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Niland Gallery

Galway
Founded:
2010-2011
The Niland Gallery was started and run on a voluntary basis by Engage Art Studios as a non-commercial project/space that promoted innovative contemporary artworks and events.
Location:
Galway
Funding:
The Arts Council, private support
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Occupy Space

Limerick
Founded:
2009-2017
Occupy Space is a not-for-profit artist-led organisation whose fundamental objective is to provide support and promote projects for graduate and emerging artists.
Location:
Limerick
Funding:
The Arts Council, Limerick City Council and supported by private donations
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Ormond Studios

Dublin
Founded:
2009
Ormond Studios is a visual arts initiative. The studio was founded by a group of graduates as a self-managed, centrally situated, affordable working space for emerging visual artists.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Ormston House

Limerick
Founded:
2011
The gallery devises and delivers an experimental programme of multidisciplinary exhibitions and events, and research-based and archival projects.
Location:
Limerick
Funding:
The Arts Council, Limerick City Council, membership
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Pallas Projects/Studios

Dublin
Founded:
1996
Pallas Projects/Studios is an artist-run organisation dedicated to the facilitation of artistic production and discourse, via the provision of affordable artists studios in Dublin city centre, curated projects, research, outreach, and international projects.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council, Culture Ireland, membership and fundraising
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Project Arts Centre

Dublin
Founded:
1966
Project Arts Centre is dedicated to protecting the independent sector and nurturing the next generation of Irish artists across all forms of the performing and visual arts.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, private donations
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
Status:

Raggle Taggle

Limerick
Founded:
2009-2010
Info not available
Location:
Limerick
Funding:
Limerick City Council
Type:
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Sample-Studios

Cork
Founded:
2011
Sample-Studios is an artist-led studio group based in Churchfield, Cork City, which presents an ambitious and diverse programme of visual arts exhibitions in The Lord Mayor's Pavilion, Fitzgerald's Park and St. Luke's Crypt.
Location:
Cork
Funding:
The Arts Council, Cork City Council & self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Sarah Walker Gallery

Cork (Castletownbere)
Founded:
2000
Sarah Walker Gallery is situated in an old stone carriagehouse, standing in the sea, at Castletownbere pier. It hosts exhibitions and concerts.
Location:
Cork (Castletownbere)
Funding:
Self-funded, Cork County Council
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Solas Art Gallery

Leitrim (Ballinamore)
Founded:
2007
Solas runs three group exhibitions a year, a junior exhibition and a number of solo exhibitions. It aims to promote the arts in the wider local community.
Location:
Leitrim (Ballinamore)
Funding:
The Arts Council, Letrim County Council
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

SOMA Contemporary

Waterford
Founded:
2012-?
SCG, as the people’s contemporary art gallery, provides the city of Waterford with culturally relative art works.
Location:
Waterford
Funding:
Waterford County Council and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Dublin
Founded:
1983
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios have temporary exhibitions showing a cross section of contemporary Irish and international visual arts practice, as well as events and talks.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Mason, Hayes and Curran, private donations
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
  • Studios
Status:

The Basement Project

Cork
Founded:
2011
Basement Project Space is an Artist-led initiative co-founded by three Cork-based artists Lorraine Mc Donnell, Stephanie Hough, and Rachel Mc Donnell.
Location:
Cork
Funding:
The Arts Council, Cork City Council & self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

The Black Mariah

Cork
Founded:
2011
Info not available
Location:
Cork
Funding:
The Arts Council, Cork City Council & self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

The Complex

Dublin
Founded:
2009
The Complex is an artist led organisation committed to transforming vacant spaces into centres of professional arts practice, breathing creativity into the community, with a focus on theatre, visual art, studios and rehearsal space.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, and other public & private funders
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Studios
Status:
    § Added since 2016

The Good Hatchery

Offaly
Founded:
2007-2016
The Good Hatchery is an experimental project that sets out to challenge the norms for the production and presentation of contemporary art in Ireland today.
Location:
Offaly
Funding:
The Arts Council, Offaly County Council and privately supported
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

The Guest House / Cork Artist Collective

Cork
Founded:
2004
The Guesthouse is an artist-led initiative whose objective is to create a place for production, meeting and cross-practice peer exchange that includes forms of public discourse and encounter. Cork Artist Collective was founded in 1985.
Location:
Cork
Funding:
The Arts Council, Cork City Council and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

The Joinery

Dublin
Founded:
2007-2014
The Joinery was a not-for-profit art space, which encompassed gallery/project/performance spaces and small studio/workspaces, providing a platform for emerging artists and musicians to experiment and explore.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, fundraisers and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

The Rogue Gallery (formerly Hive Emerging Gallery and Studios)

Waterford
Founded:
2015-2021
The Rogue Gallery is an artist-run, not-for-profit space and studios which hosts a programme of exhibitions, art classes and workshops.
Location:
Waterford
Funding:
The Arts Council, Waterford County Council and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Thisisnotashop

Dublin
Founded:
2006–2010/11
Thisisnotashop is an alternative, not for profit arts organisation. We are dedicated to supporting the work of emerging artists from both Ireland and abroad.
Location:
Dublin
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Italy

BOCS (Box of Contemporary Space)

Catania
Founded:
2008
BOCS is born from the need to create a landmark in the area, aiming is to contribute to the artistic and cultural growth of the place we live.
Location:
Catania
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

CHAN Contemporary Art Association

Genova
Founded:
2009
As a non profit collective curatorial space, CHAN represents different forms of expression and offers collateral activities such as video reviews and performances.
Location:
Genova
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Flip Art Project

Napoli
Founded:
2011
Flip is an artist-run project based in Napoli. Their new location is located the courtyard of a building in Via Giovanni Paladino near Piazzetta Nilo, in a 1950s noble chapel recovered after a long period of neglect.
Location:
Napoli
Funding:
City council, private donor and self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Fluxia Gallery

Milan
Founded:
2009-2015
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. (Albert Einstein)
Location:
Milan
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Gasconade Gallery

Milan
Founded:
2011-?
Gasconade is a non-profit art space founded in 2011 in Milan. Gasconade's program is devoted to presenting the youngest Milan-based artists and their foreign peers.
Location:
Milan
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

GUM Studio

Turin
Founded:
2008-2013
GUM studio began in November 2008 in Carrara as an independent gallery space, managed by artists for artists. From autumm 2011 moved to Turin.
Location:
Turin
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

La Rondine Gallery

Tuscany
Founded:
Closed 2013
La Rondine Gallery is an artist-run space. The gallery is open only when the La Rondine (sparrow) has arrived from Africa.
Location:
Tuscany
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

MARS (Milan Artist-Run Space)

Milan
Founded:
2008
Milan Artist-Run Space is a deliberate accident, a physical space and above all a project in itself that decides not to be structured organically.
Location:
Milan
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

PAC Gallery

Milan
Founded:
1947
In parallel to exhibitions, PAC promotes awareness of contemporary art with accompanying activities and events that foster understanding, deepening the topics discussed by the artist.
Location:
Milan
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Progetto Diogene

Turin
Founded:
2007
Diogene is as an artistic self-identity group of people working together to create a place for reflecting and exchanging ideas concerning the issues and means of contemporary art practice.
Location:
Turin
Funding:
Public & Private (Compagnia di San Paolo)
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Secondo Stile

Nomadic
Founded:
2013-2015
II. STILE is a Nomadic Canvas-based Artist-Run Exhibition Space founded by Paolo Chiasera in 2013. It intend to activate a counter-discourse in the form of sustainable definition an exhibition space.
Location:
Nomadic
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic ‡ Closed since 2016

Studio Camnitzer

Tuscany
Founded:
1971-2008
Studio Camnitzer is a studio residence for artists. The Studio is in an 18th century farmhouse completely equipped for printmaking, including the use of digital photography.
Location:
Tuscany
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Yellow

Varese
Founded:
2014
Yellow is a new scenario for painting. It's a space where Italian and international painters are invited to meet, interact, experiment, present and discuss their own work.
Location:
Varese
Funding:
Associazione Stralis – Cultural Foundation in Milan
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

Latvia

427

Riga
Founded:
2014
427 was opened in 2014 with the aim to frequently show contemporary art, to uncover signs, to cast nets, and to exchange with confabulations.
Location:
Riga
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
Status:
    § Added since 2016

Kim? Contemporary Art Center

Riga
Founded:
2009
Kim? works with both emerging and established artists, theoreticians, curators, philosophers, translators and thinkers in other spheres, aiming to provide a responsive context to their work and to make critical practices accessible to a wider audience.
Location:
Riga
Funding:
Self-funded, in-kind givers, technology lenders, long-term philanthropists, friendly companies, caring and detail oriented institutions
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

LCCA

Riga
Founded:
1993
Internationally active non-governmental culture organisation that offers an independent perspective on current topics and recent historical events through the looking glass of art.
Location:
Riga
Funding:
State, international and private funding
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Institutional
Status:

Low Gallery

Riga
Founded:
2017
LOW connects local artists and audiences with the Baltic region and beyond through a diverse programme of events, talks, exhibitions and happenings, providing a safe space to connect and collaborate, and in doing so, dissecting, critiquing and celebrating both high and LOW culture, the soviet legacy, and our extreme present.
Location:
Riga
Funding:
Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016

NOASS

Riga
Founded:
1998
NOASS supports the realisation of contemporary arts projects in an urban environment, making art part of the daily lives of residents of Riga and visitors to the city.
Location:
Riga
Funding:
City council, ministry of culture and other public funds as well as private donors
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

RIXC

Riga
Founded:
2000
RIXC is a center for new media culture and an artists’ collective, that initiates projects in the intersection of art, science and emerging technologies.
Location:
Riga
Funding:
State and local funding
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Institutional
Status:

Totaldobze

Riga
Founded:
2009
To bring together artists from different fields of disciplines and different countries. To focus on new art perspectives, keeping a close watch on the relation of matter and form.
Location:
Riga
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Lithuania

ARKA

Vilnius
Founded:
1990
Working in the field of contemporary art and culture exchange projects, as well as solo, group, thematic, survey exhibitions.
Location:
Vilnius
Funding:
State, municipal and private funding.
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Arts Printing House

Vilnius
Founded:
2002
It aims to foster creativity and support emerging performing art.
Location:
Vilnius
Funding:
EU, municipal and corporate
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Atletika

Vilnius
Founded:
2019
Atletika is a contemporary art space at the cultural centre SODAS 2123, which presents emerging and acclaimed artists from Lithuania and abroad. Its exhibition programme is open to experimentation, exploration of new processes in art and ideas.
Location:
Vilnius
Funding:
Culture Council Lithuania and Vilnius city council
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Malonioji 6

Vilnius
Founded:
2002
Malonioji 6 was an informal art project space and artist-run initiative, founded by artist Žilvinas Landzbergas in the ground floor of an old wooden villa. It belonged to the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Union 2014–2016.
Location:
Vilnius
Funding:
EU, municipal and corporate
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Luxembourg

21 Art Street

Kehlen
Founded:
2013
21Artstreet is a 225m2 co-working space that can be rented for short term exhibition opportunities or on a weekly basis in order to create artworks on site.
Location:
Kehlen
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

Schlaiffmillen – Résidences d'Artistes

Luxembourg
Founded:
1986
Artists' studio residencies and gallery
Location:
Luxembourg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Malta

BLITZ

Valletta
Founded:
2013
An independent contemporary art space which supports experimental and radical arts practice in all its forms. BLITZ is a space to develop ideas, build relationships and nurture creative talent.
Location:
Valletta
Funding:
Malta Arts Fund and several others
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Fragmenta

Valletta
Founded:
2013
FRAGMENTA is an NGO dedicated to showing great stuff in form of Pop-Up Exhibitions on the Maltese Islands. It has no physical space and is curated by Bettina Hutschek.
Location:
Valletta
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

Unfinished Art Space

Nomadic
Founded:
Info not available
Unfinished Art Space is a nomadic, artist-run, contemporary art space, a proactive project, that wants to re-mould the art scene in Malta into something that is more innovative, and open, giving artists a space to experiment within their community and to exhibit to a broad audience.
Location:
Nomadic
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    § Added since 2016 ≈ Nomadic

Netherlands

1646

The Hague
Founded:
Info not available
A dedicated space for experimental art practices and ideas, 1646 is a platform for new productions and presentations with special emphasis on encouraging artists to realise new projects.
Location:
The Hague
Funding:
Publicly and privately funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

ADA Area for Debate and Art

Rotterdam
Founded:
2008-2019
A self-organised, independent artists initiative to support, nurture, stimulate and to create space for critical reflection and debate in and about art.
Location:
Rotterdam
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Argument Vertoningsruimte

Tilburg
Founded:
1993-2012
Its purpose is to offer art in all its aspects a place. Artists get time and space to tackle the experiment and to work on site. The starting point is -mental and physical- space.
Location:
Tilburg
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

B32 Artspace

Maastrict
Founded:
2001
B32 is an independent initiative for artists offering space for experimental, but especially fascinating art and culture. B32 is very flexible, open and interested in everything that has struggled in the established circuit to gain a place.
Location:
Maastrict
Funding:
Maastrict City Council, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, Brand Cultuur Fonds Limburg, Mondriaan fund
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ≈ Nomadic

BAK

Utrecht
Founded:
1989
A platform dedicated to thinking, researching, producing, presenting, and analysing contemporary art. Its philosophy is to make accessible the art of our own time and its developments toward tomorrow.
Location:
Utrecht
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
Status:

Baracca

Dordrecht
Founded:
2004
Baracca combines the wildly divergent visions of two curators who are themselves working artists.
Location:
Dordrecht
Funding:
Info nto available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Beelden op het Vrijthof

Maastrict
Founded:
1981-2016
We approach the contemporary, society, and identify critical trends. We bring young artists together and activate exchange. We show art to the public and stimulate cultural expression.
Location:
Maastrict
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Billytown

The Hague
Founded:
Info not available
Billytown is an artist-run gallery located in De Binckhorst.
Location:
The Hague
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Studios
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Bureau Voor Kunst PHK 18

Rotterdam
Founded:
2013-?
PHK18 is a space for contemporary art and focuses on art and architecture. It is run by visual artists Marleen van Wijngaarden and Alexandra Roozen.
Location:
Rotterdam
Funding:
Self-funded, public and private
Type:
  • Artist-Run
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Circa…dit

Arnhem
Founded:
Info not available
Circa...dit is three levels of fine arts with a program through the generations: new talent, established and reputable. Three floors for research, experimentation and talent.
Location:
Arnhem
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Club Solo

Breda
Founded:
Info not available
Club Solo is an artist-run initiative that puts artists’ work at the centre. Its solo exhibitions allow artists to show and discuss recent and older work from a new perspective.
Location:
Breda
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Code Rood

Arnhem
Founded:
?-2018
CODE ROOD (RED ALERT) is an artist-collective of 6 people working together. It organises a cultural event every last Saturday of the month.
Location:
Arnhem
Funding:
Publicly and Privately Funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Collectief Derde Wal

Nijmegen
Founded:
2009
Derde Wal is an initiative where young artist and young curators have possibilities to experiment en where they have opportunities to find new ways of working.
Location:
Nijmegen
Funding:
Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, ALTIJD NIJMEEN, Rabo Bank
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
Status:

DeFabriek

Eindhoven
Founded:
Info nto available
An initiative led by professionals from the field of art and design, organisiang exhibitions and events on a voluntary basis, from idealism, and as an extension alongside their own professional practice.
Location:
Eindhoven
Funding:
Info nto available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

deSERVICEGARAGE

Amsterdam
Founded:
2007-2014
deSERVICEGARAGE is an art initiative in Amsterdam with exhibitions and studios.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Expodium

Utrecht
Founded:
Info not available
Expodium is a collective of three [Nikos Doulos, Friso Wiersum, Bart Witte]. We collaborated with and worked for housing corporations, local governments, museums, universities, festivals and art institutions.
Location:
Utrecht
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Extrapool

Nijmegen
Founded:
1983
Extrapool is a space for experimentation and discovery. It shows works from artists with small distribution networks, and who operate on the borders of art and music.
Location:
Nijmegen
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Foudation B.a.d

Rotterdam
Founded:
1994
B.a.d's principal aim is to provide studios and a venue for presentations and events. Foundation B.a.d offers temporary guest studios for local and international artists.
Location:
Rotterdam
Funding:
Publicly funded and Self funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Goleb

Amsterdam
Founded:
2010
As an artist-led space that mixes both the living and the studio space, Goleb chose to blur the boundaries between the personal and the outside world.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Het Wilde Weten

Rotterdam
Founded:
1992
Het Wilde Weten functions as a studio and a public platform for all forms of contemporary art, cultural discussion and debate, with programmed exhibitions, presentations, artist talks, discussions, events.
Location:
Rotterdam
Funding:
Rotterdam City Council
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Horizonverticaal

Haarlem
Founded:
Info not available
We offer a program in which exhibitions are organised that cover cutting edge, ’high art', 'low art’, film, design, cartoons and music.
Location:
Haarlem
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Hotel Maria Kapel

Hoorn
Founded:
2003
Hotel Maria Kapel is an artist-in-residence, exhibition space and cinema for contemporary visual art. It is a non-profit organisation that aims to assist young as well as more established artists.
Location:
Hoorn
Funding:
Mondriaan Fund, municipality of Hoorn, different art funds on project base, own income
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

id11

Delft
Founded:
2002
Artist initiative id11 organises artist residencies and provides exhibition spaces where artistic experimentation is nurtured.
Location:
Delft
Funding:
City council, European Union and Self funded Funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

KOP

Breda
Founded:
Info not available
Founded as an artists' initiative, KOP has now become a prized presentation setting for contemporary art and design. KOP's programs and projects are easily accessible and the perception of art and design is key.
Location:
Breda
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Kuiperdomingos Projects

Netherlands & Germany
Founded:
2011-2017
Kuiperdomingos Projects is a an international artist-run mobile project where artistic reflection, production and presentation take place independently from commercial, academic or institutional criteria. Curatorial project by Hans Kuiper and Tiny Domingos.
Location:
Netherlands & Germany
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Kulter

Amsterdam
Founded:
2009-2015
Kulter is a gallery stimulating cross-overs between art, performance, music, words, spanning 6 locations to date. We create a home sphere wherein the artists and the public can discuss informally the work [process], sharing a meal and enjoying qualitatively relevant performances.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

kunstenaarsinitiatief beyoncé

Amsterdam
Founded:
2013-2015
kunstenaarsinitiatief beyoncé is a group that developed a way of being in the art world. kunstenaarsinitiatief beyoncé is Lot Meijers, Elke Baggen, Lukas Hoffmann, Susan Kooi and Nikki Oosterveen.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Locatie Z

The Hague
Founded:
2009
Location Z is an initiative of a group of artists from The Hague. Originated (2009) out of the need for a place for research, experimentation, production and presentation.
Location:
The Hague
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

M4 Gast Atelier

Amsterdam
Founded:
2013-2015
Besides an Artist in Residence, M4gastatelier is a platform for the production, presentation and contextualization of contemporary art by means of a diverse range of disciplines.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Mondriaan Fund, private funding and sponsorship
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

MIKC/Kunststation Delden

Delden
Founded:
1989
MIKC / Perron 1 / The-Counter is an international artists' initiative for visual art presentations. It represents and promotes young talent, international artists and collectives.
Location:
Delden
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Motel Spatie

Arnhem
Founded:
2010-2020
Motel Spatie is a project space inventing forms of engaged autonomy and D.I.Y urbanism always questioning: Who owns the city? It points to the unused places in cities.
Location:
Arnhem
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Nest

The Hague
Founded:
Info not available
Nest is a contemporary art platform with a large exhibition­ space. Projects look at the artist, their work and role of artists and artworks within their social and functional context in society. ‘One Nest Stands’ allow artists and curators to visualise their own shows and projects for the duration of one night.
Location:
The Hague
Funding:
The Hague city council and Mondrian fonds
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Nieuwe Vide

Haarlem
Founded:
1997
Nieuwe Vide makes exhibitions. Group exhibitions, sometimes solo presentations. The program includes new media (video, sound installations).
Location:
Haarlem
Funding:
Publicly and privately funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

OAZO AIR

Amsterdam
Founded:
1993
OAZO AIR invites artists working in one or more artistic disciplines from all over the globe to live and work temporarily in a lively, productive and creative environment in between the studios of several local artists.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Park Platform for Visual Arts

Tilburg
Founded:
2013
Park is an art initiative founded by Rob Moonen in cooperation with six other artists living in Tilburg. Park focuses on current developments in contemporary art and on artists with extensive experience.
Location:
Tilburg
Funding:
Tilburg City Council, MV/G Ontwerpes Breda
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Peen en Ui

Leiden
Founded:
Info not available
Carrot and Onion provide a platform for encounters between people with different talents and knowledge that inspire each other to new insights and creative ideas.
Location:
Leiden
Funding:
Publicly and Privately Funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Plan B

Amsterdam
Founded:
2006
Plan B is an independent artist-run platform by Tarja Szaraniec and Tomas Adolfs that initiates presentations for professional artists in various stages of their career.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Probe

Arnhem
Founded:
2008-2019
Probe is an exhibition space, with walls no higher then 1,10m and a surface of 6m2. Its small and practical dimensions enables artists, to create works on scale, that are unthinkable in real life. Albeit a physical space, Probe is only accessible on the internet.
Location:
Arnhem
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

PS Projects

Amsterdam
Founded:
1999
PS aims to provide a platform for the work of upcoming international artists in an environment that exists between the conventions of an artist-run space and a commercial gallery.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Public Space with a Roof

Amsterdam
Founded:
2003-2012
Public Space With A Roof was founded by the artists Tamuna Chabashvili, Adi Hollander, Alon Levin, Wartan Aror Jiftian and Krzysztof Wegiel and initiated as a research project-space.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016

Quartair

The Hague
Founded:
1992
Quartair initiates and supports exhibitions, projects and exchanges with artists and artist-run spaces at home and abroad. It pursues an emphatic cooperation with other cultural organisations.
Location:
The Hague
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Rhizomatic

Amsterdam
Founded:
2009-2015
Rhizomatic is a platform for young artists and curators who are interested in interdisciplinary relationships, in cross-media and cooperative projects, in artistic experimentation outside the academic context.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    † Closed pre-2016

Rib

Rotterdam
Founded:
2015
Rib does exhibitions and long-term projects in collaboration with artists living and working both nearby and far. We perform art rather than present art.
Location:
Rotterdam
Funding:
Rotterdam City Council, Mondrian fundation and Self Funded
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
Status:

RONGWRONG

Amsterdam
Founded:
2011
Far from the inscrutable logics of sterile art trades and cultural branding, Rongwrong supports and exhibits the work of both confidential and more rumoured artists.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten and to Mondriaan Fonds
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

ruimteCAESUUR

Middelburg
Founded:
1995
ruimteCAESUUR is a private initiative, without any profit, run by Willy van Houtum and artist Hans About Vliet.
Location:
Middelburg
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

SEA Foundation

Tilburg
Founded:
1993
SEA Foundation is an artist-led contemporary art network. The program resembles an interchange in which interdisciplinary artistic practices combine, in connection to long term-research and dialogue on topics like sustainability, ecology, nature, and climate.
Location:
Tilburg
Funding:
Energie Anders, Gemeente Tilburg, Mondriaan Fund, Provincie Noord-Brabant
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:
    ◊ Updated since 2016

Stichting Kunsttraject

Amsterdam
Founded:
1988
Organising and initiating exhibitions, events and projects in the field of the visual arts in the broadest sense of the word.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Amsterdam City Council, stadsdeel West and privately funded
Type:
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Institutional
  • Studios
Status:

Tupajumi

Rotterdam
Founded:
Info not available
Tupajumi is a foundation created for the promotion of artists by organising art related events and exhibitions. Its aim is to share art related networks and resources amongst the participating artists.
Location:
Rotterdam
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:

Ukrop

Amsterdam
Founded:
2009
Ukrop is an organisation run by and for artists who focus on international collaboration, centring on organising exhibitions throughout the world. The platform is used to (co-)create, exhibit, promote and reflect.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
Self-funded
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Upominki

Rotterdam
Founded:
2012
Upominki wants to create an alternative to the value of exchange and the gift-giving idea, and bases its practice on the ideas of hospitality and reciprocity.
Location:
Rotterdam
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
Status:

Villa De Bank

Enschede
Founded:
1985
Art Space Villa Bank brings young artists that make innovative work that is qualitatively high level and represent various disciplines and styles of modern art into the limelight .
Location:
Enschede
Funding:
Private sponsorship
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Studios
Status:

w139

Amsterdam
Founded:
Info not available
W139 explores the unknown; we value the freedom not to know. We develop site specific presentations.
Location:
Amsterdam
Funding:
City council, private donors
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
  • Non-profit / Project
  • Studios
Status:

Whatspace

Info not available
Founded:
2008-2012
The Dutch artists Koen Delaere and Bas van den Hurk set up Whatspace as an organisation that is an extension of their own individual artistic practice.
Location:
Info not available
Funding:
Info not available
Type:
  • Artist-Run
  • Artist-Initiated
Status:
    ‡ Closed since 2016