A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture is an independent cultural centre focused on current forms of professional theatre, dance, music, film, visual art and new media. It was founded in 2004 through the combined efforts of several cultural organisations and is one of the first grassroots cultural centres in Slovakia. 

Since the beginning, A4 has been a vibrant, inspiring and internationally active hub on the Central European cultural scene. It is a space for creative experimentation and a home to fresh and unique experiences for an open-minded audience. Besides presenting innovative contemporary art, A4 actively supports new creative and educational activities. 

A4 engages in public debate on important social issues such as the fostering of conditions for non-commercial cultural activities, the cultivation of public space, and urban development. Artistic quality, authenticity and freshness are important criteria in the development of its cutting-edge music program. A4 showcases the most compelling forms of contemporary music with renowned international and local artists. 

The educational and audience development activities in the field of music are an important part of the A4’s annual program. These are mainly related to sound art, experimental music, digital music, visual arts and interactive media, and reach out to different age groups. The goal is to increase audience engagement and shape future audiences and artists. For the past 4 years, A4 has organised sound workshops as part of the Re-Imagine Europe project, and used these as a community-building tool targeting specific audiences, and filling a gap in formal music education.

KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis is a non-profit NGO from Zagreb founded in 2002, engaged in curatorial work, the organisation of art festivals and other public events, as well as education and social theory. 
KONTEJNER’s main field of interest is progressive contemporary art which investigates the role and meaning of science, technology and the body in our society. It focuses on relevant and current phenomena, especially provocative, fascinating and intriguing topics, including those perceived by the society as taboo. These include subjects such as pleasure, time and energy, mental health, the manipulation of human and artificial intelligence and dark matter. 
KONTEJNER has curated and organised over 120 group and solo exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops and presentations of international and Croatian artists, theoreticians, philosophers, scientists, hackers and innovators. Nurturing cross-sectoral collaborations, KONTEJNER is connected with numerous institutions, organisations and individuals – from local hospitals and medical institutions, to the world’s largest scientific laboratories. Until now it has presented projects in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and China. 
An important segment of KONTEJNER’s program is related to sound art, audio-visual artistic creation, spatial-sound research, experimental music and related art forms, and many of KONTEJNER’s activities are dedicated to the education of artists, cultural workers, citizens, children and youth.

Sonic Acts was founded in 1994 to present new developments in electronic and digital art forms. It has gained prominence with its biennial international festival — an intensive art, theory and technology gathering motivated by changes in the ecological, political, technological and social landscape. Sonic Acts is a leading platform for international projects, research and the commissioning and co-production of new artworks, often working together with local and international partner organisations such as independent and institutional cultural incubators, universities and kindred festivals.

With a focus on talent development, Sonic Acts supports a community of emerging artists through residency and mentorship programs, as well as through the commissioning and production of new artworks. The festival and year-round activities bring together artists, curators, critical thinkers and a curious, diverse audience. Next to its biennial festival, Sonic Acts organises Practicum, a series of workshops focused on applied knowledge and addressing ecological concerns; and Night Air, a programme series that  combines talks on art, science and activism with audiovisual performances, installations and a club night. Sonic Acts publishes the magazine Ecoes, as well as books, music releases, and online publications in connection to its festival, commissioned works, and research projects.

In the course of its more than 25-year history, Sonic Acts has been a site for experimentation: a place to exchange, think, create, learn, and act. By presenting artistic investigations and research, Sonic Acts aims to advance experimentation and in turn provide a podium for dynamic perspectives that can be tools for discovery, growth, development, and emancipation.

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