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, Workshop RAP Workshop01.07.2019 - 05.07.2019Etopia Center for Art and Technology

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CONECTA conference recap: Reshaping cultural centers

17.04.2019 by by Hester Gersonius

How are museums and cultural centers changing? Looking at if from different perspectives are Cleo Schoeps,


Dance and New Media Lab 2019

01.05.2019 - 27.06.2019

The third edition of the Dance and New Media Lab will focus this year on artistic residencies of international choreographers that will connect dance, technology, philosophy and musical creation.


CONECTA conference recap: Mediation 2.0

17.04.2019 by by Hester Gersonius

At CONECTA | II smARTplaces Conference for Audience and Mediation we looked at new forms of cultural


CONECTA conference recap: Working together in (European) projects

17.04.2019 by by Hester Gersonius

smARTplaces is all about working together and combining our strengths as European institutions. At CONECTA


The Art of Skate

10.05.2019 - 30.06.2019

The exhibits address both the history of skateboarding and the skaters’ view of their urban environment. Photographers and artists from the skateboarding scene show how it has influenced their artistic development. The aim of the exhibition is, on the one hand, to portray the multi-faceted, interdisciplinary potential of skateboarding as an art form and, on the other hand, to promote a dialogue regarding the different areas of life of skaters and non-skaters.

Activities, Workshop

RAP Workshop

01.07.2019 - 05.07.2019

This workshop, aimed for teenagers between 15 and 18 years old, will take place at Etopia Center for Art and Technology from the 1st to the 5th of July, as part of the U R ART activities in Etopia

News, Research

CONECTA conference
2019: report from the BCU research team

14.05.2019 by by Jerome Turner

This report comes from Dr Dave Harte, Associate Professor in Journalism and Media Studies, Birmingham


CONECTA conference recap: Thoughts on inclusion and accessibility

17.04.2019 by by Hester Gersonius

As museums and cultural centers are opening their doors to be more inclusive and accessible, our keynote


Van Abbemuseum Vitrine: Selection Sander van Doorn

08.06.2019 - 30.09.2019

In the Vitrine, there will be regularly changing exhibitions. For this, prominent people from Eindhoven and the region make a choice from the collection of the Van Abbemuseum. The display case with the choice of the fourth guest curator, Sander van Doorn, is on show from 8 June 2019.


IV Media Facade Academy: Broadcasting Sessions

02.05.2019 - 30.06.2019

Etopia Center for Art & Tech will broadcast, during May and June, the works created by the participants of the IV Media Facade Academy.