It is aesthetic revolution that preludes societal revolution.

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Art engages in questioning and rethinking existing systems and paradigms

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We need more people to create impact and to inspire change.

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Art allows playfulness and beauty while addressing serious issues and proposing new futures

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Artists are visionaries, utopists, agents for change, with the ability to affect society

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Who We Are


We explore the intersection of art and innovation/ technology to drive impact and change. Our interdisciplinary projects foster critical reflection, promote action, develop sustainable visions and expand results. The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany.

What We Do

Our Projects

  • Lino Tonelotto - Winner of Social Art Award 2017

    Social Art Award

    Social Art is any artistic expression that aims at creating a social impact and make a difference. This definition delineates the intention of the artist as crucial; Art engages in questioning and rethinking existing systems and paradigms. Artists are visionaries, utopists, agents for change, with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences.

    Thus, the goal of the Social Art Award is to invigorate the rise of Social Art. The award explores this field, and seeks to raise attention for Social Art. Furthermore, the award focus on strengthening the recognition of social artists, valuing their work and eventually highlighting the importance of Social Art for society.


  • Elmar-Hess - Universal Sea

    The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?!

    Join our European Art & Innovation Movement to un-pollute the Sea!
    We know the horrifying facts, yet each single one of us does not act enough. Can ART enable a momentum for significant change?

    We are searching for captivating solutions with high impact and high reach for the issue of waste in the oceans – by pioneering art, science and innovation collaborations together with the people – using art as an intervention to inspire, to involve, to create change.


  • Wanda Stang - FemArt Accelerator

    FemART Accelerator

    This innovative model supports female artists in nurturing and developing talent and recognition.

    A group of great mentors provides a specific program teaching techniques in promoting, production and funding, and helps in creating high quality presentations and defeating procrastination.


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Our Partners and Collaborators

Our activities are based on a broad interdisciplinary partner network.

/ Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia / aMore Festival, Croatia / Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria / Art Moments Festival, Budapest, Hungary / Art Market Budapest, Hungary / Cittadellarte Foundation, Biella, Italy / Cultural Design Agency, Berlin, Germany / Centrum Rzezby Polskiej w Oronsku, Oronsko, Poland / Danube Dialogues Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia / design…

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/ Aalto University, Finland / Algalita Marine Research Institute, Long Beach, USA / Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany / Athens Services, Pacoima, USA  / Chair of Aquatic System Biology Research, Germany / Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht / Instituto di Scienze Marine / JÖN Alapítvány, Hungary / Murdoch University…

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/ TheCamp/The Hive, France / 5 Gyres Institute, Los Angeles, USA  / Baltic Sea Challenge, Finland / Ecologic Institute, Berlin, Germany / European Coastal Union, Rostock, Germany / German Ocean Foundation, Germany / Greenpeace, Hungary / Plan A, Germany / Plastic Pollution Coalition, Berkeley, USA / Prinzessinnengarten Collective Berlin, Germany / Surfrider Foundation, Netherlands /…

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/ 3Lateral, Serbia / Association of Environmental Service Providers and Manufacturers, Hungary / ChariTea, Germany / CSP innovazione nelle ICT / Duparec Kft. / DURAT, Finland / Guppyfriend, Berlin, Germany / Impact Hub Milano, Italy / Lemonaid, Germany / MOST, The Netherlands / Ocean Sole, Indonesia / Pakhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / PlasticWhale, The Netherlands…

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/ City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, USA  / Consulate General of Germany, Los Angeles, USA / Creative Europe Programme / European Commission, Hungary / Ministry for Innovation, Hungary / NGO World and Danube, Danube Civil Society Forum, Serbia

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Join us as partner or volunteer as we need to join forces to make change happen!

Call us: +49 177 7878578
visit us: Kastanienallee 12, 10435 Berlin, Germany
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