medienwerk.nrw is the media art network of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).
Its mission is to promote media art in NRW and foster exchanges between artists and institutions working in the fields of research, teaching, production, presentation, archiving and promotion of media art. Since September 2013 the network has been supported by the newly created Office medienwerk.nrw. Starting in April 2014 the office will organise workshops for young media artists as well as networking events an international conferences around topical questions and aesthetic as well as social issues relating to media art and digital culture in various venues across NRW.
Aims and mission of medienwerk.nrw
Since its inception as an informal network in 2000, medienwerk.nrw has been connecting and centralising the know-how and interests of media art institutions and initiatives in NRW. As part of RUHR.2010 – European Capital of Culture it hosted the media art festival ISEA2010 RUHR, 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art.
medienwerk.nrw supports the sustainable development of existing infrastructures in the realm of media art and works towards raising the profile of NRW as a hub for media art. It represents the interests of media artists and institutional or independent media arts organisations in the political realm.