Helsinki-based FixC is an independent artists' co-operative launched in April 2007. FixC generates, distributes and promotes video art, media art and experimental cinema and produces curated touring exhibitions, arranges screenings, installation exhibitions, live performances and other special venues. The goal is to create a living network between individual artists and organisations. Although FixC mainly promotes member artists' works, it also invites other artists to participate in its projects.
More info: www.fixc.fi
700IS Reindeerland is an International film and video festival based in East Iceland. From the first festival in 2006 700IS has screened work in various museums, festivals and galleries around the world. From 2008 700IS has been a part of an EU funded project called Alternative Routes. 700IS has had workshops for art students from the USA, UK, Norway and the Iceland Academy of the arts and had a residency program during the festival in 2008 and 2009 and 2010. In 2011 700IS participated in screening and artist talks in Torino - Italy, Oslo - Norway, Berlin - Germany, Jelena Góra - Poland, Eskiltuna - Sweden, Liverpool - UK, Porto - Portugal, Debrecen and Budapest - Hungary, Runavik - Fareo Islands and in Iceland.
More info: www.700.is
Formverk (art zone) established 2004 by Niclas Hallberg and Stina Pehrsdotter, is a dynamic, non-profit space for contemporary art and art projects. Working on a domestic, as well as an international basis, to realise artistic exchange and cooperation. To benefit a deeper understanding of emerging and experimental art, Formverk (art zone) includes public discussions with artists and curators. Formverk (art zone) has comprehensive contacts with other artist-run spaces around the world, and ongoing collaborations with artists in Serbia, Albania, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Yerevan, Germany, UK, India, Brazil and USA. Formverk (art zone) also arranges exhibitions in other spaces, obtains commissions and gives lectures.
More info: www.formverk.se
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS ART FESTIVAL,
is an international experimental film, video art, sound art and architecture festival holding place in unique settings of extreme remoteness of the island Papa Westray and in the time of extreme winter weather conditions. The idea of the festival has originated from the ancient Papay tradition of The Night of The Gyros, which till the beginning of 20s century was celebrated on the island in the first full moon of February. The Festival is a Research lab, learning hub and the place for a discussion about interaction between new media and ideas in relation to tradition, ritual and island's landscape and heritage. During the Festival the Island is transformed into the art space and artworks are screened and exhibited in old farm buildings, boat house, workshops, ruins and open landscape.
Beside the Festival in Orkney PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS runs a international touring programme, organises projects such as Open International Architectural Competition BONFIRE and publishes SNÆ - festival's catalogue and boogazine exploring an interaction between contemporary art, the place, rituals and folklore.
More info: www.papaygyronights.papawestray.org/index.html
VIDEO ART FESTIVAL MIDEN
Festival Miden, the first Greek video art festival presented in open public spaces, is an annual video art & new media cultural event held in Kalamata, GR.
The festival is founded, organised and curated by a team of contemporary Greek artists, who are all linked with Kalamata since childhood. The main purpose of the festival is the free presentation, promotion and development of Greek and international video art and new media art, in times dominated and defined by image and technology, creating a new, alternative, peripheral meeting point for emerging and established video and media artists from Greece and all over the world. Since 2005, Festival Miden has been gradually established as one of the most successful and interesting video art festivals in Greece and abroad and has been a significant point of cultural exchange for Greek, European and international video art. Festival Miden has presented screening programs, exhibitions and collaborations all over Greece, while collaborating with various art groups, art schools, art spaces, organisations and other festivals in Greece and internationally.
More info: www.festivalmiden.gr/deltiatypou_eng.htm
Ximia Oy is a company founded by the artist Gabriel de la Cruz, providing ICT and imaging services. Ximia develops and hosts NOVA's database and website.
More info: www.ximia.fi