AIM Plovdiv 2019 – Local Connections brought together a range of European artist-run initiatives to connect independent Bulgarian art scene with the surrounding regions and internationally. The project builds on AIM Network’s long-term goals to facilitate connections, build new collaborations, strengthen the artist-run scene and make it accessible to the public. It develops the concept of working on a large-scale local basis across different but interconnected neighbouring regions. Despite the state borders, artists and curators often share similar social and cultural questions, common traditions and discourse in contemporary art, yet often they do not have the opportunity to meet in person and share their experience. The project offered a range of events including public workshops, panel discussion, guided tour and exhibition.
AIM Plovdiv 2019 was organised by AIM Network and Water Tower Art Fest with the support of Plovdiv 2019 European Capital of Culture.
AEther (Sofia, BG), Candyland (Stockholm, SE), Doma Art Foundation (Sofia, BG), the fridge (Sofia, BG), International Performance Art Festival and Meeting (Tokyo, JP), KRÆ – The Syndicate of Creatures (Copenhagen, DK), Lateral Art Space (Cluj-Napoca, RO), LTMKS (Vilnius, LT), MUU Artists’ Association (Helsinki, FI), Ormston House (Limerick, IE), Pasaj (Istanbul, TR), Press to Exit (Skopje, MK), Sant Marc (Sineu, Mallorca, ES), Small Projects (Tromsø, NO), Snehta Residency (Athens, GR), >top (Berlin, DE), U10 (Belgrade, RS), Water Tower Art Fest (Sofia, BG).
Art today (Plovdiv, BG), CU29 (Plovdiv, BG), Kapana Plovediv (Plovdiv, BG), Art Studios"Maritsa" (Plovdiv, BG), Studio 2 (Plovdiv, BG), Gallery Geshev Arsenal of arts (Plovdiv, BG).
Half-time report of the three year network support from the Nordic Culture Point's Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme: PDF