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 meeting innovation and 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 making a difference. This definition delineates the intention of the artist as crucial; Art engages in questioning and rethinking existing systems and paradigms. Visionaries, utopists, agents for change from more than 130 countries with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences joined our network.

    The award intends to invigorate the rise of Social Art strengthening the recognition of social artists, valuing their work and eventually highlighting the importance of Social Art for our societies.


  • Elmar-Hess - Universal Sea

    The Universal Sea

    The Universal Sea pushes forward solutions that fight the plastic epidemic in the waters. We explore new collaboration models between art, science, technology, and business together with the public – building a strong network of change-leaders.

    The project (EU co-funded 2017 – 2019) has been a massive undertaking, bringing together more than 1100 artists and business innovators, 75 institutions, 20 universities and 11 festivals. With our co-creation workshops, interventions and exhibitions we have attracted an audience of 6.5 million visitors and 1.7 million online visitors coming from 70 countries.


  • 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 Team


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 / betahaus, Berlin, Germany / Cittadellarte Foundation, Biella, Italy / Cultural Design Agency, Berlin, Germany / Centrum Rzezby Polskiej w Oronsku, Oronsko, Poland / Danube Dialogues Festival, Novi…

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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 / Goethe-Institut Serbia / 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!

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