Arton Foundation is a non-profit organisation, established in 2010. We concentrate on researching and exhibiting polish art of the 70’s., by organizing private archives of artists. Pieces of art, documents, negatives, films which are catalogued and digitized and tend to extend the database of the polish art scene of those years. We promote the effects of our work in many publications and exhibitions that can be found in our exhibition space. All archives developed by will be presented in our new database ‘Forgotten Heritage‘.
KUMU Art Museum
Kumu is the headquarters of the Art Museum of Estonia, as well as the largest and most impressive exhibition venue in Estonia. The museum opened on 17 February 2006. In 2008 Kumu received the European Museum of the Year Award. This is a noteworthy international recognition of Kumu’s aspiration to become a truly contemporary art museum, which is not just dedicated to collection, conservation and exposition, but is a multifunctional space for active mental activity, from educational programmes for small children to discussions about the nature and meaning of art in the modern world.
Office for Photography
The association Office for Photography (Ured za fotografiju – UzF) was established in 2011 in order to research, critically appraise and promote contemporary photography in Croatia. Apart from photography, the principal activities of the Office of Photography are focused on film, design and visual communications, contemporary art and theory of art. Office for Photography is a leading institution in the field of contemporary photography in Croatia. We are particularly interested in making the available materials motivating for students, photographers and other artists, critics and scholars, as well as for a wide audience. All our activities are networked and function as a platform for reflecting on, interpreting and promoting photography.
LUCA School of Arts
LUCA School of Arts is an art school and research institute, dedicated to art and design, with campusses spread across Belgium, namely in Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven. LUCA is a member of the KU Leuven Association. It offers about 3,000 students more than thirty programs in Audiovisual Arts & Techniques, Interior & Product Design, Construction Technology, Music & Drama and Visual Arts & Design. The school provides both professional and academic bachelor degrees, master degrees and advanced bachelor and master degrees. Specific partner of the current Forgotten Heritage project is LUCA’s research group Photography Expanded (http://luca-arts.be/en/photography-expanded-0), which envisions to investigate the medium of photography in an interdisciplinary context
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art is an internationally active non-
governmental culture organization that offers an independent perspective on current topics and recent historical events through the looking glass of art. Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) is a dynamic unit seeking connections between art and the current processes in the society, claiming the city and the surrounding reality as a field of creative possibilities, reacting to changes in the global art space by cooperation with artists and other art organizations, production work, information distribution, education, analysis, research, provocation, questioning, naming and frequently also trespassing the usual borderlines, as well as
encouraging people to participate and be socially active.
The centre holds exhibitions, organizes the contemporary art festival SURVIVAL KIT, carries out research, collects and distributes information on contemporary art, arranges lectures, discussions, conferences, cultivates interdisciplinary and innovative culture initiatives, participates in creating culture policies.
One of the main tasks of Centre for Contemporary Art is to create an open and critically reasoning environment, thus encouraging interaction of art and society.
SCCA – Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana
SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana is a model of a flexible and internationally active organisation for layering and comprehensively connecting programs and activities in the field of contemporary visual and new media arts. Our diverse activities address artists, curators, theorists, experts, critics and general public in the fields of visual and new media arts. They trigger artistic, discursive and social practices and are rooted in the interdisciplinary approach and intense international cooperation. In recent years, we have managed to establish a referential space for research and exhibition work, dialogue, teaching and service activities, not to mention the care and models our DIVA Station archive has provided for audio-video culture heritage and historical memory. This interdisciplinary and multimedia nature has also been realised in physical space, under the name SCCA Project Room, which comprises a reference library, an audio-video archive and a digital editing and projection unit. But most importantly, the SCCA Project Room has become a common venue for meetings, workshops, conversation, presentations, exhibitions and performances. It hosts the World of Art, School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing , as well as a series of events and installations, which encourage the thirst for research-related knowledge and constructive dialogue.