Founded in 2006, Superact is a UK based not-for-profit using arts and music to engage disadvantaged and disenfranchised communities at a local level in order to achieve positive social impact within the areas of health and well-being, employability and skills development and community engagement. Superact projects are delivered across the UK, in Europe and beyond, creatively empowering individuals, improving lives and strengthening communities through the use of participatory arts-based practice which helps to build self esteem, improve communication skills and build confidence. Superact trains artists to work in challenging community settings, such as prisons, residential care homes and hospitals, enabling them to engage with new audiences in new communities.
1D Lab (standing for “Independant Lab”) is a French co-operative cultural innovation laboratory and community interest company with 35 stakeholders who share the €168,300 capital. Its team includes 22 permanent collaborators in two offices in Saint-Etienne and Paris. 1D Lab aims to develop, through digital environments, new ecosystems and remunerations for cultural independant contents. Its flagship project is 1D touch, the first worldwide fair streaming platform dedicated to a multi content experience including music, video games, comics, videos and more.
Public Art Lab (PAL) is a Berlin-based platform of experts in the fields of urban planning, new media art and IT, directed by curator Susa Pop. PAL realises networking urban art projects that catalyse artistic processes and public awareness in temporarily occupied urban settings. They encourage audiences to participate in the creative process and experience their daily environment from different perspectives. These projects aim at fostering community development, identity building and communication among the city inhabitants. Such exemplary projects include nomadic communities like Mobile Museums (2004) and Mobile Studios (2006), Mobicases (2007, 2009, 2011) and Round Table Ukraine (2011-2013).
Seconde Nature is a French not-for profit organisation promoting and supporting artistic creations in digital, electronic and trans-disciplinary arts. Their activities are developed via three interconnected departments :
Organising concerts, exhibitions, conferences and festivals
Producing digital artworks with local and international artists
Guiding public and communities through these digital artforms and the digital devices and services impacting every aspect of our contemporary lives.
CitiLab was founded in 1997, opened its physical site 10 years later on 23 November 2007 and has been promoting activities as a center for civic innovation, spreading the Knowledge Society ever since. Their methods of work are design-thinking and user-centred creation. In CitiLab, the internet is considered a way to innovate more collaboratively, integrating the citizen in the core process. CitiLab is an experimental centre for social and digital innovation and for the active dissemination of technological culture in Barcelona; a pioneering experience for Europe aiming to demonstrate the reach of innovative and creative capacity from adequately equipped citizens. CitiLab Exploits and spreads the digital impact on creative thinking, design and innovation emerging from digital culture.
ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival is an international contemporary arts festival and organisation concentrating on site-specific work made for public spaces. ANTI Festival produces and presents live, sonic, visual and text-based art from today’s most exciting and innovative artists in the Finnish town of Kuopio. The festival aims at promoting contemporary art, culture and international dialogue between artists and art festivals.
BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, is a non-profit organization situated in Bergen, Norway, functioning as a national resource centre for work within the field of arts and new technology. BEK works with both artistic and scientific research and development and puts into practice an amount of mixed artistic projects. It also practices an educational program that includes courses, workshops, talks and presentations. Their most important task is to establish and maintain contact with and between individual artists, artist groups, institutions and other relevant participants, for project development, knowledge generation and information exchange.
KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis is a non-governmental, non-profit curatorial collective established in Zagreb, Croatia in 2002. Through organising trans-disciplinary international festivals, production of artworks and theoretical contextualisation, Kontejner is directed towards critical examination of the role and meaning of science, technology and the body in contemporary society in relation to current social and cultural phenomena, taboos and ethical systems that legitimize them.
Liepaja city with one of the most developed cultural life in Latvia in 2014 established a new vision for 2030. It is – “Liepaja is creative and active city situated in the coast of sea, where people live fully, get education, work and relax”. Now Liepaja is one of the leading cities in Latvia which implement new type of economy – creative economy. Liepaja has established Creative Industry Cluster (the first and the the only one cluster for creative industry development in Latvia). It’s virtual creative industry cooperation platform with members of creative entrepreneurship, freelancers, creative NGOs, education and research institutions. Furthermore Liepaja has developed Creative Industry Center Strategy which provides establishment system and implementation structure of Creative Industry Center.
First artist-run centre in Quebec, established in 1978, la chambre blanche is dedicated to the experimentation of visual and digital arts, in particular practices exploring new technologies within an international network of exchanges and residencies. This laboratory is built around research, creation, production, documentation training and broadcasting. Quebec’s artists-run centre, la chambre blanche has a mission to promote visual and digital arts. Gathering venue for the community interested in its mandate, it brings together artists, makers, hackers and anybody who wishes to get involve in community life as well as in the development of contemporary cultural challenges.