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
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Upcoming activities

Activities Young Art Night 201822.09.2018 - 22.09.2018Van AbbeMuseum

Festival Innovative Citizen 2018 at Etopia24.09.2018 - 28.09.2018Etopia Center for Art and Technology

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Skater at Dortmunder U


The Art of Skate connects skaters in Europe

30.08.2018 by by Jannis Kötting

What does skateboarding mean today? In this unique project  the Dortmunder U and Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao


Innovative Citizen 2018 at Etopia

24.09.2018 - 28.09.2018

From the 24th until the 28th of September, Etopia hosts Innovative Citizen. A festival of workshops and participatory activities that celebrate Maker Culture, DIY and sustainability.

The Sun Screen at Azkuna Zentroa


III Media Facade Academy at Azkuna Zentroa

17.04.2018 by 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 by Hester Gersonius

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


New research e-publication: Deviant Practice 2016-2017

28.08.2018 by by Mariët Erica

Deviant Practice is part of the Van Abbemuseum’s research programme. Yearly, a number of artists and

Young Art Night


Young Art Night 2018

22.09.2018 - 22.09.2018

The eleventh edition of the Young Art Night at Van Abbemuseum shoots, pops and cracks from the speakers, through the museum spaces into the city on Saturday the 22nd of September.


Join the Young Art Night live on Facebook

19.09.2018 by by Mariët Erica

This Saturday, the 22nd of September, the Young Art Night will take place at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.

Student of the Media Facade Academy


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