• (Re)watch all the presentations from the first smARTplaces conference

  • A dialogue between the artist, curator and the audience. Looking back on the first edition of #TheWorkofArt

  • Why can’t we take art to where the people are? Highlights from a unique experiment in the heart of Oulu

smARTplaces is a visionary, long-term European audience development project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and aiming to revolutionise the way culture and art can be perceived and consumed using digital technology and new forms of cultural mediation.

  • 8 cultural institutions
  • 2 research partners
  • 8 countries
  • 17 joint activities
  • 40 local activities
  • 1 shared goal

Upcoming activities

Activities, Exhibition III Media Façade Academy Broadcasting Sessions30.04.2018 - 24.06.2018Etopia Center for Art and Technology

Steering group meeting 5th Steering Group Meeting in Oulu11.06.2018 - 15.06.2018Oulu University of Appliced Sciences

Livestream #TheWorkofArt. 2nd edition hosted by Liechtenstein National Museum29.06.2018 - 29.06.2018Liechtenstein National Museum

@smartplaces_eu on

Itziar Barrio


Itziar Barrio: By All Means

15.02.2018 - 06.05.2018

Azkuna Zentroa presents Itziar Barrio's exhibition By All Means, curated by Johanna Burton, from the 15th of February to the 6th of May 2018. This show is the artist’s first major survey that brings together her work over the last decade.

The Sun Screen at Azkuna Zentroa


III Media Facade Academy at Azkuna Zentroa

17.04.2018 by Maite Arza

The third edition of the Media Facade Academy at Etopia Center for Art and Media is joined by smARTplaces

Daniel Neugebauer


The Faces of smARTplaces: Daniel Neugebauer

05.04.2018 by Hester Gersonius

In the web series The Faces of smARTplaces we introduce you to the people who are part of this special

Steering group meeting

5th Steering Group Meeting in Oulu

11.06.2018 - 15.06.2018

From the 11th until the 15th of June 2018 the fifth Steering Group Meeting takes place in Oulu, Finland


#TheWorkofArt. 2nd edition hosted by Liechtenstein National Museum

29.06.2018 - 29.06.2018

Join the second edition of #TheWorkofArt, hosted by Liechtenstein National Museum

Ad Hoc open call at III Media Facade Academy


Local artists join the open call at III Media Facade Academy

02.04.2018 by Hester Gersonius

Etopia's Media Facade Academy has been part of the smARTplaces program since 2017. This year's third


(Re)watch all the presentations from the first smARTplaces conference

30.03.2018 by Hester Gersonius

The first of three smARTplaces conferences, smARTplaces | INNOVATION in Culture took place at the ZKM

Gutun Zurna 2018


Gutun Zuria 2018

23.04.2018 - 29.04.2018

Return to Nature, a literary utopia. Azkuna Zentroa is holding the 11th edition of Gutun Zuria, the Bilbao International Literature Festival from the 23rd to the 29th of April. The theme chosen for this new edition of Gutun Zuria has a twofold objective.

Student of the Media Facade Academy

Activities, Workshops

III Media Facade Academy

12.03.2018 - 21.10.2018

Media Facade Academy is an intensive training programme aimed to artist interested in the creation of audivisual artworks for urban screens.

Alpabfahrt heart ('Alpabfahrtsherz'), a decoration for the best milking cows when they return from the alpine pastures, where they had passed the summer


Small Treasures from Vaduz

07.03.2018 - 19.08.2018

Inspired by the cabinet of curiosity, Musée de Picardie and the Liechtenstein National Museum offer visitors the opportunity to discover another European country and culture through the exchange of symbolic objects from their collections.