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Organizations, festivals and exhibitions


Below is a list of organizations from around the world many of which are focused on the intersection of the arts and technology.

Many others are contemporary arts centers, which are supportive and show this kind of work as part of their programming. Many of these museums are large organizations, some are small poorly funded and before contacting any of these arts organizations, do your research.

If you should choose to submit your works, read their requirements carefully and consider how to best frame your pursuits in light of their conceptual concerns. If you are submitting video art or video as documentation, CD ROMs or DVD's, be sure you are sending the proper formats for that country.

In many cities, there are media conversion services that will translate your NTSC video to the PAL format for instance that are used in Japan and Parts of Europe.

Organizations supporting Art and Technological works

24 Hour Art (Australia) Government funded art space innovative, experimental, contemporary art. http://www.24hrart.org.au/

ACMI, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia; exhibitions, education, productions, and events centered around appreciation of the moving image. http://www.acmi.net.au/home.php

AIL, Artists in Labs, Zurich, Switzerland; a coalition between AIL and the Swiss Science Laboratories encouraging the development of art and science; realization of art and science residencies, sponsorship. http://www.artistsinlabs.ch/

ANAT, Australian Network for Art and Technology, Adelaide, Australia; skill training, artist residency, and conference and workshop fund. http://www.anat.org.au

Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria; international media art and cutting edge technologies; festival, museum of the future, presentations, research, futurelab, online archive, publishing. http://www.aec.at/en/index.asp#

Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea; creative center for the new media art in Korea; research, exhibitions, education, artist support. http://www.nabi.or.kr

Artspace (Australia) push the boundaries of experimental art practice and critical theory. http://www.artspace.org.au/

ASCI Art & Science (USA) Collaboration artists inspired by science and technology. http://www.asci.org

Associação Cultural Videobrasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil; electronic art of Brazil, other Portuguese-speaking countries, and Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South-east Asia, and Oceania; festival, screenings, seminars, collecting and documenting, online newsletter. http://www.videobrasil.org.br/portugues.php

Bang (South African) art gallery providing a platform for contemporary artists. http://www.bangthegallery.co.za/

The Banner Art Collective. (USA) Creates, collects, and distributes net-art. http://www.bannerart.org/

BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, (Norway); resources for artists and in the field of art and technology; media lab, workshops, presentations. http://www.bek.no/

Blackout (Australia) Blackout features Australian indigenous new media arts practitioners.http://www.fineartforum.org/Gallery/cybertribe/blackout/index.html

BNMI, Banff New Media Institute, Banff, Canada; collaborative research center for scientists, social scientists, and artists; workshops, summits, co-productions, project commissions, academic exchanges, events. http://www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi/

C-Level (USA) a cooperative public and private lab formed to share physical, social and technological resources. Screenings, performances, classes, lectures, debates, dances, readings and tournaments. http://www.c-level.cc/

C3 Center for Culture and Communication, Budapest, Hungary; research and development of innovative art, science, communications, and educational programs; presentations, gallery, publishing, artistic production. http://www.c3.hu/

Cartodigital (Mexico)solutions to the communication problems affecting Latin-American in technological age http://www.cartodigital.org

CELL (HOLLAND) initiates interdisciplinary projects within the fields of media, art and culture http://www.v2.nl/

CAiiA-Star, University of Wales College, Newport (CAiiA), and University of Plymouth, Plymouth (Star), UK; world-wide research community for interactive arts and science technology; research and conferences. http://www.caiia-star.net/

Canon Artlab, Tokyo, Japan; experimental laboratory of experimental media art created through collaboration of artists and computer engineers; research and development, production, exhibition. http://www.idd.tamabi.ac.jp/~mikami/artworks/

CIAC – (CANADA) Centre international d'art contemporain de Montréal presenting visual arts exhibitions and events. http://www.ciac.ca/

Contemporary Arts Organizations of Australia Development and support of contemporary art practice in Australia. http://www.caos.org.au/

Centro Multimedia, Mexico City, Mexico; documentation of Mexican art, with the assistance of new media, workshops, and seminars. http://www.cnca.gob.mx/cmm/

CRAC, Creative Room for Art and Computing, Stockholm, Sweden; digital media workshop for creating a dialogue between art and technology; events, medialab, education. http://www.crac.org/

Culturas Cultivamos, residency in Sao Luis Portugal focused on bio based applications in the arts
http://cultivamoscultura.blogspot.com/

DA2, Digital Art Development Agency, Bristol, UK; organization that explores understanding of the world through digital art; exhibitions, events, and skills development. http://www.da2.org.uk/da2.htm

Dance and Technology Zone new media and information technologies in the creation and performance of dance. http://www.v2.nl/browse/freezone/linkagent.php

Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology, Montreal, Canada; non-profit dedicated to combining the arts and sciences with the help of technology; documenting and archiving, research, funding. http://www.fondation-langlois.org/

DATA, Dublin Art and Technology Association, Dublin, Ireland; organization that promotes and exhibits art and technology in Ireland and the world; presentations, performances, exhibitions, mailing list. http://www.data.ie/

dLux Media Arts, Sydney, Australia; development and critical discussion of innovative film, video, new media and sound arts by emerging and established artists; presentation, exhibitions, conferences. http://www.dLux.org.au/

Digital Talkies (India) experimental media in India, including video, cinema theatres, television, and broadband. http://www.digitaltalkies.com

EAI, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, NY; leading resource for artists' videos and new media; distribution, preservation, online resources, viewing access, screenings, exhibitions, and events. http://www.eai.org/eai/

Electronic Music Foundation. (USA) Creative community of electronic musicians and artists. http://www.emf.org

Eryk Salvaggio Museum of Modern Living. Every day, objects are discovered, created, or discarded, side effects of the human condition. http://www.salvaggio-museum.org

Electrotype, Malmö, Sweden; promotes and advocates computer based art in Sweden and the other Nordic countries; biennial festival, exhibitions, seminars and workshops. http://www.electrohype.org/

Experimenta, Melbourne, Australia; convergence of interactive technologies, multimedia, digital music, virtual reality, animation, and visual effects; exhibitions, forums, events, online journal, e-bulletin. http://www.experimenta.org/

Experimental Art Foundation (Australia) Adelaide artists and theorists to encourage new approaches to the visual arts. http://www.eaf.asn.au/

Eyebeam, New York, NY; provides access, education, and support for students, artists, and the general public in the field of art and technology; education, research, production, and exhibition. http://www.eyebeam.org/

FACT, Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, Liverpool, UK; support and exhibition of film, video, and new media projects; commissioning, production and presentation of film, video, and new media art, research and development, medialab, education. http://www.fact.co.uk/

Fournos, Center for the Art and the New Technologies, Athens, Greece; research and production of the digital culture of the 21st century; research, production, education and training, festival, development of a cultural network of artists, centers, researchers, philosophers, technologists, activists. http://www.fournos-culture.gr/fournos-culture/fournos/Greek/index.html

Hull Time Based Arts, Hull, UK; artist led organization which produces and exhibits new work and researches time based arts; digital production facilities, consultancy and support, commissions, residencies, a rolling program of events and training opportunities. http://www.timebase.org/

IAMAS, Institute for (and International Academy of) Advanced Media Art and Sciences, Ogaki, Japan; two schools that endeavor to break new ground in the multimedia era; education, research, festival, exhibitions, symposiums, and workshops. http://www.iamas.ac.jp/

ICC, NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan; organization interested in the dialogue between technology and the arts; exhibitions, workshops, performances, symposiums, and publishing. http://www.ntticc.or.jp/

ICECA Initiative for Cultural Exchange and Computer Arts, Bangkok, Thailand; new media arts independent foundation; education, festival. http://thailand.culturebase.org/

ICI (England) Institute of Contemporary Arts http://www.ica.org.uk/

IFA (Germany) supports local and foreign new media artists with services and funding. http://www.ifa.de/a/a2/ea2nueva.htm

INM, Institute fur Neue Medien, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; helps artists with their cutting edge new media projects and conducts theoretical research into new media; research, symposia, networking, residencies. http://www.inm.de/index2.html

InterAccess, Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Canada; explores the intersection of culture and technology through the creation, exhibition, and critique of electronic art forms and new communications media; gallery space and exhibitions, educational forums and critical investigations, production facilities and skills development. http://www.interaccess.org/ia.php

Interactive Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; innovation-oriented research institute working in the area of digital media; research and development. http://w3.tii.se/

ISEA, Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands; international organization whose membership and collaborators consist of a wide range of individuals and institutions involved in the creative, theoretical and technological aspects of electronic arts; International Advisory Committee, on-line network, bi-monthly newsletter, International Symposium on Electronic Art. http://www.isea-web.org/

Kuda (Montenegro) A non-profit organization of artists, theorists, media activists and researchers. http://www.kuda.org/_kuda_info.htm

Leonardo Observatory for the Arts and Techno-Sciences (France) Dedicated to studies and research in arts related to techno-science. http://www.olats.org

LMCC  (USA) funding, career support and audience development. http://www.lmcc.net/

Location One, New York, NY; new media art and cross-discipline collaborations between tech-oriented people and artists from traditional art disciplines; exhibitions, events, web casting, artist in residence program. http://www.location1.org/index_qt.php

Moving Image Centre (New Zealand) promotion of creative media arts in New Zealand. http://www.mic.org.nz

Media Lab Madrid at Conde Duque Cultural Center (Madrid Spain) exhibition, laboratory, production, research, art and science related to the Information Technologies and Telecommunications http://www.medialabmadrid.org/medialab/

Metro Screen (Australia) video, television and multimedia resource centre. http://www.metroscreen.com.au/metro.htm

M-cult, Centre for New Media Culture, Helsinki, Finland, supports production, research, and development of new media culture; research and development, publishing, international events, and conferences. http://www.m-cult.org/index_en.html

Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo / Time Based Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands; promotes the development, application, and distribution of new technologies in the visual arts; presentation, research, collection, distribution, and conservation. http://www.montevideo.nl/nl/

New Media Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, enables arts shaped by new technologies, supports research and development in new media, and creates opportunities for; production, exhibition. http://www.mediascot.org/birthday/index.html

New Radio and Performing Arts Inc.Development experimental work for radio, sound arts and net art http://new-radio.org/

Public Netbase t0, Institute for New Culture Technologies, Vienna, Austria; internet provider and platform for the participatory use of information and communication technology; internet provider, events, presentations, exhibitions, workshops.

Performance Space (Australia) centre for contemporary performative arts, all media. http://www.performancespace.com.au/

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (Australia) contemporary art and artists. http://www.pica.org.au/

QPIX (Australia) film, television and new media. http://www.qpix.org.au/

Rhizome, the New Media Art Resource, New York, NY; provides an online platform for the global new media art community; commissions, email discussions and publications, web site, and events. http://rhizome.org/

RIXC, The Centre for New Media Culture, Riga, Latvia; local cultural groups working in the fields of new media, art, film, music, youth culture, and social projects; public events, media lab, research, education. http://rixc.lv/

RobofestaUK Robotics, Mechatronics and Animatronics in the Creative and Entertainment Industries and Arts http://crrn.open.ac.uk/aisb

Sarai (India) research, practice and conversation about the contemporary media and urban constellations. http://www.sarai.net/

SAT, Society for Arts and Technology, Montreal, Canada; dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and conservation of digital culture; research, production, events, exhibitions.

Screen Development Australia (Australia) support organizations for emerging screen and digital artists. http://www.metroscreen.com.au/screencult.htm

Soundtoys (England) artists researching sound, audio, and video. http://www.soundtoys.net

STEIM, the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music Amsterdam, Netherlands. Independent live electronic music centre in the world that is exclusively dedicated to the performing arts. R&D of instruments & tools for performers in the electronic performance arts.

Studio XX Based in Montreal, (Canada) media arts and multimedia resource centre for women http://www.studioxx.or

TATE Galleries (England) Supports new media and net art. http://www.tate.org.uk/netart/default.htm

The Institute of Modern Art (Australia) Art space devoted to contemporary art. http://www.ima.org.au/blurbfs.html

trAce (England) Based at the Nottingham Trent University, trAce connects writers meet to experiment, create new work, and expand the potential of the global literary community. http://www.trace.ntu.ac.uk

The Arts Catalyst, the Science Art Agency London, UK The mission is to extend, promote and activate a fundamental shift in the dialogue between art and science and its perception by the public. We organize and promote exchange and collaborations between artists and scientists, and new research in multidisciplinary laboratory situations.

V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media Rotterdam, Netherlands. Research and development in the field of art and media technology. Festival, research in its own media lab, publishing, and development of an online archive, selling products related to fields.

Videotage Hong Kong, China. A non-profit organization provides support to innovative media artists in local and international arts scene. Exhibitions, publications, seminars, workshops, courses, research.

 Waag Society for Old and New Media Amsterdam, Netherlands. Institute operating on the cutting edge of culture and technology in relation to society, education, government and industry.

Wexner Center for the Arts (USA) Contemporary art, media art, video exhibitions, residencies http://www.wexarts.org

YCAM, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media Yamaguchi, Japan. Exhibitions, events, education.

Yaitya Makkitura (Australia) Indigenous membership based screen culture organization located in Adelaide. http://www.yaitya.asn.au/yaitya/

ZKM, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany. Probes new media in theory and practice, tests their potential with in-house developments, presents possible uses in exemplary form and promotes debate on the form our information society is taking. Production and research, exhibitions and events, coordination and documentation.

AIM Art In Motion, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; annual; time-based media. http://www.usc.edu/dept/matrix/aim/aimv/

ART IN OUTPUT,  Studium Generale, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands; biennial; art & technology. http://www.artinoutput.nl/index_flash.html

Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; annual; presentation and development of electronic art. http://www.v2.nl/browse/freezone/linkagent.php

Art Futura, Spain; annual; digital technologies and new media. http://www.artfutura.org/AF04/index.php

Art Outsiders, Paris, France; art, technology, and biology. http://www.art-outsiders.com/

Avanto, Helsinki, Finland; annual; experimental music and moving images. http://www.avantofestival.com/

Media Lab Madrid Banquete ACTS (Madrid Spain)  art science technology and society http://www.banquete.org/banquete05/index.php?acts=si〈=en

BEAP, Perth, Australia; biennial; electronic art. http://www.beap.org/site/index1.html

Boston Cyber Arts Festival, Boston, MA; biennial; art and technology. http://www.bostoncyberarts.org/

COSIGN (England) cross-disciplinary event exploring how meaning can be created by, encoded in, understood by, or produced through, the computer. http://www-scm.tees.ac.uk/users/p.c.fencott/cosign2003/

Ciberart Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain; new technologies, art, and communication. http://www.ciberart-bilbao.net/

D-Motion, Halle, Germany; annual; interactive media. http://www.d-motion.de/

DAF, Digital Art Festival Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; annual; Japanese digital art. http://www.daf-tokyo.jp/index.html

DEAF, Rotterdam, Netherlands; biennial; electronic art.  http://www.mediamatic.net/cwolk/view/19070

Electrofringe, Newcastle, Australia; annual; digital, electronic, and new media arts. http://www.electrofringe.org/

Elektra Festival, Montreal, Canada; annual; electronic music, digital imagery, and robotics. http://www.elektrafestival.ca/

EMAF, Osnabrücke, Germany; annual; media art. http://www.emaf.de/

EXIT, Creteil, France; annual; culture and new technologies. http://www.maccreteil.com/index.htm

Festival VIA, Maubeuge, France and Mons, Belgium; annual; new media art. http://www.lemanege.com/saison2004-2005/index.html

Festival Garage, Stralsund, Germany; annual; art and new media. http://garage.in-mv.de/

Festival VAE, Festival International de Video/Arte/Electrónica, Lima, Peru; annual, video and electronic art. http://www.realidadvisual.org/vae8/

FILE, Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica, Sao Paulo, Brazil; annual; digital culture and new media. http://www.file.org.br/

Futuresonic, Manchester, UK; electronic music and media arts. http://www.futuresonic.com/

interactivA, Yucatan, Mexico; biennial; new media. http://www.cartodigital.org/interactiva/

International Festival of Electronic Art 404, Rosario City, Argentina; electronic art. http://www.404festival.com.ar/eng/index2.htm

ISEA, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, location varies, nomadic; biennial, new media art, technology, and science. http://www.isea2004.net/

Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan; annual; digital art, entertainment, manga, animation. http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/english/festival.html

LA Freewaves, Los Angeles, CA; annual; innovative and culturally relevant independent new media from around the world. http://www.freewaves.org/

MAAP Multimedia Art Asia Pacific, various locations in Pacific Asia area; annual; Asian-Pacific multimedia art. http://www.maap.org.au/

Machinista, various locations, nomadic; annual; art and technology, artificial intelligence in the arts, new human-machine interactions. http://www.machinista.org/index.php?shortlist=1

Metapod, Birmingham, UK; innovation and new practice in digital arts media. http://metapod.org.uk/

MIMAF, Microwave International Media Art Festival, Hong Kong, China; annual; new media art. http://www.microwavefest.net/

Montreal International Festival New Cinema New Media; Montreal, Canada; annual; cinema and new media. http://www.fcmm.com/

MUTEK, Montreal, Canada; annual; music, sound, and new technologies. http://www.mutek.ca/

New Forms Festival, Vancouver, Canada; annual; contemporary media arts and culture. http://www.newformsfestival.com/index.php

Pixxelpoint, Nova Gorica, Slovenia; annual; computer art. http://www.pixxelpoint.org/

Siggraph Art Show, varies locations within USA; annual; computer graphics research and interactive  techniques exhibition. http://www.siggraph.org

Sónar, Barcelona, Spain; annual; cutting-edge music and multimedia arts. http://www.sonar.es/

Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany; annual; film, digital video, and expanded media. http://www.filmwinter.de/

Subtle Technologies, Toronto, Canada; annual; art and science. http://www.subtletechnologies.com/

The First International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium, Beijing, China; new media arts. http://newmediabeijing.org/

Transmediale, Berlin, Germany; annual; media art. http://www.transmediale.de/splash/index_en.php

Version, Chicago, IL, annual, technology, society, arts, activism, and culture. http://www.versionfest.org

Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil; biennial; art and technology. http://www.videobrasil.org.br/14/

Vilette Numerique, Paris, France; biennial; new media art. http://www.villette-numerique.com/

Viper Basel, Basel, Switzerland; annual; film, video, and new media. http://www.viper.ch/main/index.php

WRO, Wroclaw, Poland; biennial; new media art. http://wrocenter.pl/biennale.php