• Filmwerkstatt Dusseldorf

    The Filmwerkstatt Dusseldorf is a platform for the production, presentation and mediation of film and time-based media. Given the fact of an increasingly medialized world we promote: 

    • the critical consideration of time-based media
    • their artistic production and
    • the discursive exchange about film / time-based media as well as the connected political, economic, ecological and social discourses. 

    Our aim is to present and communicate complex relationships between these areas, especially with regard to the role, function and potential of digital media and new technologies. We see practice as a central mediation function and an integral part of programme design. In addition to exhibitions, concerts, film and seminar series, we organize workshops, master classes, talks and lectures for a diverse group of makers and recipients.


    Filmwerkstatt Dusseldorf
    Birkenstr. 47
    40233 Düsseldorf

    Tel. 0211 / 40 80 701

  • Zeitkunst e.V.

    The nonprofit association ZEITKUNST was founded in Cologne in 2006, and provides a platform to over one hundred musicians and media artists active at regional and international level. The thematic focus lies on the notion of fusing classical instruments, electronic sound generators and electronic images to produce a single form of artistic expression.

    Platform for audiovisual art and contemporary music

    As a platform for producing, presenting and communicating audiovisual art, ZEITKUNST organizes international exchange projects and frischzelles such as the TIMEART ensemble, the FRISCHZELLE festival for intermedia improvisation, and workshops at schools of art and music in he NRW region (KHM, MHS, ICEM). By providing a showcase for young media artists and contemporary music, ZEITKUNST has gained recognition beyond the borders of North Rhine-Westphalia. The international reputation of the TIMEART ensemble was established in the course of presentations at he Altstadtherbst, Dusseldorf; Beethovenfest, Bonn; Moers frischzelle; GetItLouder, Beijing and Shanghai; Mediawave frischzelle, Györ; NowNow frischzelle, Sydney.


    Zeitkunst e.V.
    Dreikoenigenstr. 18
    D-50678 Koeln


  • Videonale

    The Videonale e.V.- Vereinigung zur Förderung kultureller Bildung im audiovisuellen Bereich is dedicated to the presentation, mediation and dissemination of contemporary video art production and time-based art forms as well as the care and research of their historical heritage.

    Founded in 1984 by a group of Bonn students, the biennial VIDEONALE has developed into one of the most important and renowned festivals for video art and time-based art forms in Germany and Europe.

    Among its participants* are pioneering names such as Dara Birnbaum, Lynn Hershman, Gary Hill, Christian Jankowski, Marcel Odenbach, Bill Viola and others. To this day, Videonale is committed to its founding idea of depicting current trends in time-based art and presenting them to a broad audience. The focus continues to be on the promotion of young up-and-coming artists*, supplemented by the presentation of already established positions in the fields of video and time-based art.

    Since moving to the Kunstmuseum Bonn in 2004, the Videonale e.V. has shown an exhibition presentation of up to 40 moving image works over several weeks at the VIDEONALE, accompanied by an extensive festival programme of artist talks, discussions, performances, lectures and retrospectives. Since the 15th edition of the festival (2015), the competition and festival programme have had a thematic focus that takes up and reflects current trends in art, media and society.

    The VIDEONALE.parcours, a curated exhibition project on student positions at German art academies at various locations in Bonn, complements the competition presentation in the museum and expands the festival into the city.

    Between the VIDEONALS, the Videonale e.V. organises lectures on current discourses and positions in video art as part of the lecture series Elektronenströme as well as the film art series VIDEONALE.scope, an annual series of events dedicated to the transitions and interfaces between film and video art with retrospectives on pioneering filmmakers. The Videonale e.V. also tours the programme of each VIDEONALE internationally as part of Videonale on Tour.


    Videonale e.V.
    Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
    53113 Bonn


  • University of Witten/Herdecke, Faculty of Cultural Reflection

    The University of Witten/Herdecke has been a partner in medienwerk.nrw since 2017 with the Faculty of Cultural Reflection, in particular with the Chairs of Digital Media Philosophy (Gabriele Gramelsberger) for Cultural Theory and Management (Dirk Baecker)

    Profile of the Faculty of Cultural Reflection

    Today, it is more important to be able to ask targeted questions than to be able to call up constantly available knowledge. This ability can only be learned in a self-determined process. It takes time, space and inspiration to support individual educational paths. It also needs an institution that opens and protects such spaces for learning. Out of this idea, the University of Witten/Herdecke and its Faculty of Cultural Reflection – Studium fundamentale were founded.
    The aim of the faculty was and is to try out new forms of teaching and learning, to develop new research perspectives and thus to cultivate the art of finding questions and living with the diversity and ambiguity of answers at the highest scientific level. This is what students learn in our courses of study:

    Philosophy, Cultural Reflection and Cultural Practice (B.A.)
    Philosophy, Politics and Economics (B.A.)
    Philosophy and Cultural Reflection (M.A.)
    Ethics and Organization (M.A.)
    Doing Culture (M.A.)

    …as well as the fundamental, interdisciplinary and identity-creating heart of the UW/H, in which all students participate.

    The faculty represents the old (sound, image, writing, text) and the new (digital) media. A media comparison in historical transformation processes of society is being worked on.


    Private Universität Witten/Herdecke gGmbH
    Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
    D – 58448 Witten

    Homepage: http://www.uni-wh.de
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/UniWH
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UniWH

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dirk Baecker
    Fakultät für Kulturreflexion – Studium fundamentale
    Lehrstuhl für Kulturtheorie und Management
    Raum: E 130
    Tel.: +49 (0)2302 / 926-818
    Fax: +49 (0)2302 / 926-813
    E-Mail: Dirk.Baecker@uni-wh.de

  • University Siegen, Chair of Media History

    Since 2006, Prof. Dr. Susanne Regener has held the Chair of Media History / Visual Culture of the Faculty of Philology, Comparative Literature and Media Studies at the University of Siegen. The Chair became a member of medienwerk.nrw in 2007, and is particularly concerned with aspects of research and education in the field of media art and amateur media production.

    Focal areas of teaching and research

    The cultural-historically oriented teaching and research deals with phenomena and visual occurrences of the 19th to 21st centuries (e.g. the phenomenon of evil, the multicultural city, self-representations on the internet, digital youth culture, cults of the body, amateurs of film, photography and music). The courses offered aim to communicate academic skills enabling students to analyze media cultures.

    Current focal research activities examine media-anthropological questions relating to the cultural participation of amateurs and lay persons and their dealings with art and professional productions. Worthy of special mention are the following research projects and student-teaching projects: Media Amateurs and Viewing Culture(s), as well as the MyCulture! mobile-phone film competition for youngsters in North-Rhine Westphalia. An additional research field is male homosexual subculture in the 20th and 21st centuries from the viewpoint of visual politicization. Research focuses on visualizations of social outsiders, for example in representations of patients in European psychiatry, homosexual culture and racism in Germany and Denmark (with accompanying documentary film).

    International liaison

    The scope of research includes national and international cultures, with particular focus on Scandinavia. Susanne Regener initiated the section Transnational Media Cultures in the Transnational and Migration Studies postgraduate programme carried out in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen.  


    Universität Siegen
    Fachbereich Medienwissenschaften / Visuelle Kultur
    Lehrstuhl für Mediengeschichte
    57068 Siegen

    Prof. Dr. Susanne Regener
    Phone +49.(0)271.740.2046
    Dominika Szope M.A.

  • Temporary Gallery

    The Temporary Gallery is a Cologne based institution for contemporary art. Founded in 2009 as a non-profit art association, it shows exhibitions and provides discursive formats in the context of contemporary art practice and theory. Cooperations with guest curators – internationally as locally, art scientists as experts from various cultural fields – alternate with solo and group shows and manifold programs of fringe events. A main emphasis lies in the production and exhibition of moving images. Since 2014, the Temporary Gallery is institutionally funded by the City of Cologne as a new “Centre for contemporary art”.


    Temporary Gallery
    Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst e.V.

    Mauritiuswall 35
    50676 Köln
    Fon: +49 221 302 344 66

  • super_filme e.V.

    Since the beginning of 2014, the collective super_filme has been programming experimental moving images. It is about artistic practices that realize infrastructures and offer technical alternatives. To this end, temporary cultural facilities are installed in former shop premises, an unused cinema, a disused factory building and unused backyards. super_filme wants to edit non-places: Bringing them back to the city. Reclaiming the city as a place of possibility, beyond mere economic calculation.


    super_filme e.V.
    Pujan Karambeigi; Pierre Schwarzer
    Engelbertstr. 5
    40233 Düsseldorf

  • Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen

    Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation offers artist-in-residencies to visual artists, writers, academics and composers. Stipend-holders receive the opportunity to live and work together for several months in Künstlerdorf Schöppingen. The artists’ community was founded in 1989, and transformed into a foundation in 998. The supporting bodies of the Foundation are NRW-Stiftung Natur-Heimat-Kultur, the Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe, Kreis Borken, Gemeinde Schöppingen, and Förderverein der Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen e.V.

    Foundation stipends

    The primary task of the Foundation encompasses the awarding of stipends. For the 35 scholarships granted by the Foundation, some 1,800 applications are received annually from artists, writers, scholars and composers based in over 80 different countries. Specialized juries carry out the adjudication process, with consideration also being given to more recent art genres such as new media, mixed media, and interdisciplinary projects. Grants such as those for art-science-economy projects target innovative projects interfacing various fields. Since 1997, the Foundation has awarded many project-specific stipends in addition to the non-project-related scholarships. Projects have included work in the area of art and public, participatory projects, international cultural exchange, and further disciplines.

    Arts and culture projects of the Foundation

    Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation also conceives and organizes its own events in the field of art and culture. The programme of events makes use of the diverse networks cultivated by Foundation stipend-holders and various cooperation partners. Focal themes are experimental artistic projects with laboratory and pioneering aspects, art-education projects and focal projects with a cultural-historical background.


    Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
    Feuerstiege 6
    48624 Schöppingen

    Dr. Josef Spiegel
    Managing Director
    Phone +49.(0)2555.93810

  • Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl

    On 1 August 1982, the municipal authorities of Marl decided to place on an institutional basis a new museum being built at the time: Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl. Transparency is the striking attribute of this museum of sculpture whose exhibits are on display round the clock: merely the glass walls of the museum separate the sculptures from the outside world. Moreover, the official museum venues extend to public spaces including the area surrounding the town hall, City Lake, the park belonging to the municipal Paracelsus-Klinik as well as the publicly accessible interiors of the clinic.


    The collection shows the development of space-oriented art: alongside a high-quality selection of sculptures of classical modernity (beginning with Gauguin and Rodin, then moving forward to Archipenko, Laurens, Giacometti, Max Ernst, and other sculptors), the collection encompasses the widening spectrum of space-oriented sculptures, objects and installations (for example: Arp, Zadkine, Vostell, Boltanski, Serra) and virtual-space-oriented new-media works (Ingo Günther, Nam June Paik, Toni Oursler, and others.). The collection further includes sound and light works (Julius, Kubisch/Turrell, Morellet, and so forth) with their space-defining impact. Land Art is likewise a focus, with works by artists including Dennis Oppenheim, Richard Long and Herman Prigann.

    Promotion of media art

    The Marl Video Art Award, launched by the museum in 1984, was the first national competition aimed at media artists. It was augmented by the introduction of the Marl Video Installation Award in 1996, and by the German Award for Sound Art created jointly with radio broadcaster Kulturradio WDR 3 in 2002. These awards (known as the Marl awards for media art) meanwhile amount to an important component of the museum’s thematic endeavours.


    Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
    Creiler Platz, Rathaus
    45768 Marl

    Georg Elben
    Phone +49.(0)2365.99 22 57
    Fax +49.(0)2365.99 26 03