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AltArt Foundation for Alternative Arts (RO)
The mission of AltArt is to promote innovative forms of art based on new technologies and to contribute to the development of effective policies aimed at cultural development. Through its activities the foundation supports the cultural community in Romania to synchronize to trends in contemporary arts throughout Europe and promotes an innovative approach of the arts from both artists and audiences. The foundation is involved in the development of cultural and educational policies leading to a creative society. Its educational programmes focus on cultural learning and ICT literacy as well as on the professional development of artists and cultural managers through training and counselling. Other projects involve development of interactive platforms, a series of mixed reality events exploring new cultural dimensions through the use of internet and new technologies, interdisciplinary projects combining new technologies with traditional forms of art, workshops, exhibitions, live art events etc.

KIBLA - Association for Culture and Education (SLO)
Through our concept we focus on the new (contemporary) educational, informational, advisory, cultural and artistic praxis, and scientific and, technological aspects connecting culture and technology, arts and sciences, education and research emancipating and demystifying new media as a creative tool. At the end of last century we wanted to draw a parallel between the reading-room tradition in Slovenia and Europe at the end of the 19th Century as a generator of education and culture, and the cyber reading-room at the end of the 20th Century and at the beginning of the 21st Century within the global village

13 KUBIKOV (SK)
13 kubikov is a not-for-profit civic association established in 2005. Its members continue to develop the activities started by two associations working in the field of contemporary culture and new media (Buryzone, Burundi) in years 2001-2005 (based in Slovakia and working internationally). The administration structure follows the usual mode of not-for-profit organisations according to association articles: chairman and members are responsible for conceptual and organisational tasks. The association collaborates with guest professional specialists who are invited to participate and develop various activities. Important role in the association activities belongs to working with volunteers coming from the wider professional public. Most activities have been held in our own spaces in Bratislava. Activities include organization of the festival, workshops, discussions, seminars, and exhibitions in the field of media art and digital culture, in collaboration with a wide variety of other initiatives.

OKNO (BE)
OKNO is a Belgian non-pofit cultural organisation, officially recognized and supported by the Ministry of Culture. The organisation functions and is organized as a platform for several real and virtual organisations, that work within the area of technological arts in the broadest sense. OKNO organises in 2006-07 a number of exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and performances. The themes are mainly: code and algorithms, communication systems, ecological technological art. The presentations are experimental, and basically demonstrate a process-driven or researching approach, within the domain of technological art and culture. OKNO was the motor for the 2004-05 educational collaboration project XMEDK. This was a workshop series organized by 3 important cultural centres and labs in Brussels: Nadine, FOAM and OKNO. For 2 years they set up a successful educational experiment, providing a working alternative for the lack of a dedicated postgraduate institution for art and technology in Brussels/Belgium. Currently we are working on a publication evaluating this and expanding it to other interested cultural organisations in the area. OKNO has a strong interaction between international and local setups. There is a strong affiliation with Central and Eastern European like minded organisations. During the last years part of our mobility program was investing in inviting and sending affiliated artists within the context of festivals and conferences. Since 2006 for that purpose, an international residency has been organised.

CIANT – International Centre for Art and New Technologies (CZ)
CIANT has been active since 1998 at the international level in the field of culture, education and research related to new technologies. CIANT is an independent non-profit organisation that initiates and supports partnerships with individuals as well as institutions having a background intersecting art, science and technology. We operate an art laboratory focused on the innovative experiments with and development of interactive media. We produce and co-produce artistic and educational projects, co-ordinate residencies for artists and participate in the promotion of new media art and culture - we organise festivals, workshops and conferences. CIANT stimulates networking and participation in public debates while promoting interdisciplinary approach in the field of artistic and research creativity as well as technological innovation. In the last couple of years we realized several international projects supported by the European Union, within programmes such as Information Society Technologies, CULTURE 2000 or MEDIA Training.

FOUNDATION GMT+2 (BG)
GMT+2 Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation. The objectives are: To improve the artistic, social and economic position and recognition of artists; To provide opportunities for information exchange between Bulgarian and foreign artists, ideas and practices; To address issues arising in the individual art fields, but also to seek cross-disciplinary outcomes in any combination of the following: visual, performing and screen arts, music, cultural and creative industries, education and training, science and technology in their interrelation with the arts, art and business relations, art and society relations, information, communication, promotion of debuting artists; To enhance the launch of active partnerships, professional contacts and networks among state authorities, the business sector and NGOs working in the arts field. The scope of the Foundation’s activities include: Organizing symposia, seminars, conferences and other types of national and international forums on issues related to the Foundation’s objectives; Organizing short practice-oriented trainings, delivering theoretical lectures and artwork presentations; Participating in national and international networks, guild organizations, other initiatives and activities, which aim at improving the artistic, social and/or economic position of the artists.

TMA (DE)
The TMA institute fosters the linkage and the cooperation of relevant institutes, universities, businesses, and projects. It links existing technical and software solutions with the aims and the projects of the TMA. It modifies and advances them. The institute cooperates, among others, with the Institut für Kommunikation und Gehirnforschung Stuttgart, the Palindrome Intermedia Performance Group Nuremberg, the ZKM Karlsruhe, STEIM Amsterdam, V2_Organisation Rotterdam, and the robotlab team Karlsruhe. Relying on our experience in cooperations, additional partners from the fields of art, science and technological research are to be included in our network. This also applies to different forms of cooperation with institutes of the Technical University Dresden, the Academy of Music, the Academy of Dance, and the Academy of Arts in Dresden. A cooperation on the basis of term papers and final theses of students is planned with the computing faculty of the TU Dresden.

M2FCREATIONS (FR)
L’association essaie de permettre à des artistes de bénéficier d' un atelier pour créer, d'avoir un environnement favorable, matériellement et moralement pour la recherche et la conception de projets artistiques, de permettre à des artistes de mettre en commun différents savoir faire, de permettre à des artistes d'exposer, de diffuser dans des projets collectifs ou personnels, de créer une vie culturelle et sociale par la création d'événements et par l'implantation d'ateliers d'artistes, de permettre à des artistes de collaborer avec des structures et artistes étrangers. Cette structure permet la création d'ateliers de recherches et de conception de projets artistiques, la création d'un lieu qui permette d'exposer et de diffuser, la création d'événements culturels (expositions, spectacles, soirée à thèmes, projections, workshops, débats, etc.), l’édition et la diffusion d’organes de presse, bulletins, revues, brochures, livres, moyens multimédias, sites internet etc.et enfin l'accueil d'artistes étrangers pour des résidences ponctuelles.

INTERFACE CULTURES KUNSTUNIVERSITAET (AT)
2004 von Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau gegründet beschäftigt sich der Studiengang Interface Culture mit der MenschMaschine Interaktion, indem er innovative Schnittstellen erarbeitet, die an den Grenzen zwischen Kunst, Forschung, Anwendung und Design neue Interfacetechnologien hervorbringt und deren kulturelle und soziale Anwendungsmöglichkeiten untersucht. Der Begriff des Interfaces ist heutzutage allgegenwärtig, er beschreibt eine Schnittstelle zwischen verschiedener Computersysteme, die durch Hardwarekomponenten und Softwareprogramme den Austausch und die Übertragung von digitaler Information überKommunikationsprotokolle ermöglicht. Ein Interface beschreibt aber auch die Verbindung zwischen Mensch und Maschine, wobei der Mensch als "User" durch seine Interaktion Soft- und Hardwarekomponenten eines digitalen Systems steuern und beeinflussen kann. Somit ermöglicht ein Interface Menschen direkt mit digitalen Technologien zu kommunizieren, Daten zu generieren, diese zu empfangen und auszutauschen.

Academy of Fine Arts in Aix en Provence (FR)
L’Ecole supérieure d’art d’Aix en Provence forme des artistes et des créateurs, professionnels de haut niveau, pour les mener au cœur de la réalité artistique contemporaine et des métiers de la création. Elle poursuit en cela la mission générale d’enseignement supérieur assignée aux écoles d’art sous la tutelle pédagogique du ministère de la Culture. Mais elle occupe également une place déterminante dans la vie culturelle d’Aix en Provence par la diffusion et la sensibilisation à la création contemporaine. Si elle remplit ces missions communes aux établissements équivalents, l’école se distingue toutefois par son projet pédagogique fortement orienté vers la transdisciplinarité, l’interculturalité et les arts électroniques. L’école d’art d’Aix en Provence participe à la vie de la cité. Des ateliers ouverts permettent à tous, adultes et enfants, de développer une pratique artistique, engage des démarches innovantes, notamment en direction des quartiers et des zones rurales. Elle participe aussi à des manifestations culturelles de grande ampleur qui associent les acteurs culturels de la cité. Son objectif est aussi simple qu’ambitieux : proposer l’expérience artistique, l’interroger, la révéler comme source de démocratie culturelle.


 

 


 

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