For Connecting: Web-Based Artist Groups and Projects

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89plus
89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist. It is conceived as a mapping of the generation born in or after 1989. Without forecasting artistic trends or predicting future creation, 89plus manifests itself through panels, books, periodicals and exhibitions, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which makes up almost half of the world's population.
contact@89plus.com
http://89plus.com/

ART for The World
http://www.artfortheworld.net
info@artfortheworld.net

Art4Development
http://www.art4development.net/
From their website, "Arts For Global Development, Inc. [Art4Development.Net] is an international volunteer based initiative with a purpose of furthering interdisciplinary, multisectoral, cross-cultural and creative approach in social change, and facilitating creative sector and stakeholders of development together empower socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and communities worldwide, particularly children, youth, and women. Our mission is to:
* Promote the awareness of interdisciplinary approach in development - a more "creative approach" for constructive and positive change for the younger and underprivileged people of the world
* Form a worldwide network of 'arts and development advocates' (artists, artisans, independent consultants, non-governmental organizations, national and multilateral development agencies, corporate entities) and focus on glocal socio-economic and educational development issues collaboratively
* Provide information and knowledge on creative sector and its effective role in the development field
* Co-develop socio-economic, educational, and arts-infused projects and hence increase the practice of 'arts' in third-sector-support and corporate social / societal responsibility (CSR)"

The Artist's Way
http://www.theartistsway.com/
The Artist's Way is "a course in discovering and recovering (my) creative self." This website is place to commune with others who are using The Artist's Way book and program, and is an interesting complement to the book itself.

Artnetweb
From their website: "artnetweb is a network of people and projects investigating new media in the practice of art."
http://www.artnetweb.com

ArtsBlogs
http://www.artsblogs.com/

Artspan
http://www.artspan.com

Art Works for Change
info@ArtWorksforChange.org
http://www.ArtWorksforChange.org
Creating contemporary art exhibitions around the world to address critical social and environmental issues. We harness the power of art to promote awareness, provoke dialogue, and inspire action.

Guerrilla Girls
http://www.guerrillagirls.com
"A bunch of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. [They] have produced posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film and the culture at large. [They] use humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny. [They] wear gorilla masks to focus on the issues rather than [their] personalities."

IGODAP
The International Guild of Disabled Artists and Performers (IGODAP) is a leading voice in the promotion of disability arts and culture worldwide. Its members are professional and amateur artists and performers of all genres. They include visual artists, screen and stage actors, dancers, comedians and humourists, musicians, singers, speakers, poets, writers, producers, directors and others working in the arts and entertainment industries. They experience physical, intellectual or learning disablement, mental illness, or a combination.
In addition the Guild offers membership to those individuals and organisations who are involved in or supportive of disability art and performance.
http://www.igodap.org

International Society for Improvised Music
http://www.isimprov.org
ISIM "promotes performance, education, and research in improvised music, and illuminates connections between musical improvisation and creativity across fields." (from their website)

terminus1525
http://www.terminus1525.ca
"terminus1525 is a collaborative workspace on the web and on the street. It's brought to life by the ingenuity and imagination of young Canadian artists working in a wide range of disciplines. terminus1525.ca's free online studios let artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers (and everything in between) mingle, show their work, and find support, feedback, and inspiration from and ever-growing audience." (from their website)

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Web-Based and International Projects

Art4Development
http://www.art4development.net/

From their website, "Arts For Global Development, Inc. [Art4Development.Net] is an international volunteer based initiative with a purpose of furthering interdisciplinary, multisectoral, cross-cultural and creative approach in social change, and facilitating creative sector and stakeholders of development together empower socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and communities worldwide, particularly children, youth, and women. Our mission is to:
* Promote the awareness of interdisciplinary approach in development - a more "creative approach" for constructive and positive change for the younger and underprivileged people of the world
* Form a worldwide network of 'arts and development advocates' (artists, artisans, independent consultants, non-governmental organizations, national and multilateral development agencies, corporate entities) and focus on glocal socio-economic and educational development issues collaboratively
* Provide information and knowledge on creative sector and its effective role in the development field
* Co-develop socio-economic, educational, and arts-infused projects and hence increase the practice of 'arts' in third-sector-support and corporate social / societal responsibility (CSR)"

ARTAIDS
ArtAids fights AIDS, with the substantive and monetary power of art as its most important weapons. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used not only to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement, but also to generate funds for supporting projects throughout the world that are aimed at preventing and fighting AIDS.
info@artaids.com
http://www.artaids.com

Arts Ahimsa
http://www.artsahimsa.org/
Organization using music and the arts to promote non-violence. Inspired by Gandhi, "ArtsAhimsa events bring together artists from all over the world to create a unified voice that speaks for the fundamental importance of non-violence." (from their website)

audioTagger
http://www.moolab.net/mobile/audioTagger.shtml
audioTagger is a mobile-phone-sound-art-in-urban-space research project, or can be defined as wireless phonography ("mobile sound writing"). audioTagger is a momentary exploration of urban space to capture a sonic moment using mobile technology. Anybody with a data enabled mobile phone can participate and contribute to AudioTagger's exploration of the environment, using the mobile phone as a field recorder, "phonographic tool", ubiquitous and artistic. The mobile phone is used in this application, being the most ubiquitous tool at present, within wireless architecture; creating a seamless computing environment with the Internet. Today the physical world and the digital world have an established connection. audioTagger is a tool to explore the relation between physical space, its everyday presence, and its integrations into mobile space. Urban space is here viewed both as a communication platform and the subject for exploration. What does this mobility mean to the aesthetic expression when making a field recording? The location of the field-recording can be viewed and the sound listened to on a Google map.

Australian Museum Online
https://www.amonline.net.au/bodyart/

Avatar Orchestra Metaverse
http://avatarorchestra.blogspot.com/
Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a second life orchestra, populated by avatars - online representations chosen by real people, who then act as the avatar - and sometimes play in an orchestra. An international orchestra with members from Switzerland, Italia, Germany, Sweden, USA and Canada, AOM started in early 2007. If this intrigues you, look a bit further to http://www.secondlife.com.

Cinema Treasures
http://cinematreasures.org/
"Launched in December 2000, Cinema Treasures is a groundbreaking website devoted to movie theater preservation and awareness. Utilizing the community-building capabilities of the Internet, Cinema Treasures unites movie theater owners and enthusiasts in a common cause — to save the last remaining movie palaces across the country." (from their website)

CologneOFF 2011
http://video.mediaartcologne.org/
Videoart in a global context

Community Arts Network
http://www.communityarts.net/
CAN is "an international resource focusing on the work of artists and their community partners – projects and programs that actively promote the arts as part of education, political life, health recovery, prisoner rehabilitation, environmental protection, community regeneration, electronic communication, and more. Here you will find a wealth of data, documentation and criticism about art that is doing important work: improving students’ test scores, reducing prison violence and recidivism, reaching across racial and class barriers, bringing generations together, preserving history and culture that will otherwise be lost." (from their website)

Creative Arte TV
ARTE G.E.I.E.
4 quai du Chanoine Winterer CS20035
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
France
creative@arte.tv
http://creative.arte.tv
ARTE Creative is an international and interactive network complete with editorial services aimed at young artists, cultural producers and all those who love original and inspirational ideas. ARTE Creative showcases outstanding work from the areas of art, pop culture, design and architecture. The platform encompasses a wide variety of creative fields, from photography, painting, street art, new media, net art and video art to music, advertising, gaming, graphics, product design, web design and typography. Within this online community we are working to develop new editorial formats and to explore uncharted territory where Internet and TV interface. With this platform, ARTE actively fosters creative young talent and is intensifying its collaboration with young artists from all over Europe.

Digital Art Museum
http://www.dam.org/
The Digital Art Museum "aims to become the world's leading online resource for the history and practice of digital fine art." (from their website) Including pages on artists, galleries, essays, and history.

ecoarttech
http://www.ecoarttech.net
Collaborative created to explore environmental issues and convergent media and technologies from an interdisciplinary perspective, including art, digital studies, philosophy, literature, and eco-criticism.

e-flux video rental
e-flux video rental (EVR) is an ongoing work by Anton Vidokle and Julieta Aranda, comprising a free video rental, a public screening room, and a film and video archive that is constantly growing. This collection of over 850 works of film and video art has been assembled in collaboration with more than 400 artists, curators and critics. EVR is a poetic exploration of alternative processes of circulation and distribution, and it is structured to function like a typical video rental store, except that it operates for free. VHS tapes can be watched in the space, or, once a new member fills out a membership form and contract, they can be checked out and viewed at home. Originally presented at a storefront in New York, in 2004, EVR has traveled to art venues in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Seoul, Paris, Istanbul, Canary Islands, Austin, Budapest, Boston, Antwerp, Berlin, Miami, Lyon, Lisbon and Cali. Every time EVR opens in a new city, local artists, curators and writers are invited to serve as selectors, choosing artists whose work is added to the collection, and organize programs of screenings and discussions.
http://www.e-flux.com

FAKE WEB FESTIVAL
http://www.webartcenter.org/fakefestival.html

Fete de la Musique
http://fetedelamusique.culture.fr/87_English.html
French: http://fetedelamusique.culture.fr/
For one night out of the year - always June 21st, the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year - musicians all over France perform for free. Any musicians - amateurs and professionals alike - are welcome to perform in open air areas like streets, parks, museums, train stations, castles, and more. Major music institutions, such as orchestras, operas, and choirs are also invited to play outside of their traditional venues. Started in 1982, the Fete de la Musique is now held in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Fonlad
http://www.fonlad.net
Digital Art Festival center on the internet with virtual and physical exhibitions, video screening shows, video instalations, multimedia and performance shows, located in Coimbra - Portugal.

International Committee of ICOM for Museum and Collections of Modern Art
http://www.cimam.org

Low Lives
http://www.lowlives.net/
Low Lives is an international exhibition of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at multiple venues. The project celebrates the transmission of ideas beyond geographical and cultural borders. It does this by facilitating intergenerational and multicultural dialogue through visual languages, new technologies, and contemporary expressions. Low Lives offers local and global audiences a critical and contextual frame from which to consider live performance in both the physical and virtual space. Low Lives 3 is co-produced by Chez Bushwick, an artist-run organization based in Brooklyn, New York. Chez Bushwick is dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary art and performance and places a special emphasis on new choreography.
http://www.chezbushwick.net/about_us

mediateletipos-retrospecta.net )))
http://www.mediateletipos-retrospecta.net/

Million Artists - Abstract Art Fundraiser
http://MillionArtists.com
Pixels, those tiny dot units that form video images, are being sold on a Toronto-based website for a project that's part art, part charity. The concept works as follows: Anyone who visits MillionArtists.com can buy one pixel in any colour for a minimum of $1 US through a secure online credit card payment system. The pixel is then randomly placed by a customized software program on the website's digital pixel picture while the donor chooses which medical charity he or she wants the money to go toward. Medecins Sans Frontiere/Doctors Without Borders Canada and SickKids Foundation are currently listed, but more charities are being added, and the money will be distributed to them on a quarterly basis.

Mixed Media
http://mixedmedia.us/
Exploring art + technology + development

Museum of Non Primate Art (MONPA)
http://www.monpa.com/
The webpage says that "The Museum of Non-Primate Art aims to preserve the movements, marks and sounds of non-primate species and consider them, without prejudice, as modes of aesthetic communication, in the hope of gaining new insights into our world." Is there really a "British Council for Feline Aesthetic Advancement?"

Museum of Online Museums
http://www.coudal.com/moom.php
"The Museum Campus contains links to brick-and-mortar museums with an interesting online presence. Most of these sites will have multiple exhibits from their collections (or, in the case of the Smithsonian, displays of items not on display in the Washington museum itself). The Permanent Collection displays links to exhibits of particular interest to design and advertising. Galleries, Exhibition, and Shows is an ecelctic and ever-changing list of interesting links to collections and galleries, most of them hosted on personal web pages. In other words, it's where all the good stuff is." (from their website)

Musicians on Call
http://www.musiciansoncall.org/
Musicians On Call is an organization made up of musicians who volunteer their time to go into hospitals and play music for hospital patients. Their mission is "to bring live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities." (from their website) Go to their website to sign up to volunteer.

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
http://new-radio.org/
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) was founded in 1981 to foster the development of new and experimental work for radio and sound arts. From 1987 to 1998, the organization commissioned and distributed over 300 original works for public radio and introduced American radio art to European audiences. It was considered the single most influential source of radio art in America. New American Radio is partially archived at somewhere.org.

Online Sound Museum
http://aitech.ac.jp/~inomoto/ino/sound/sound_e.htm

Rhizome
Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs, many of which happen online, include commissions, exhibitions, events, discussion, archives and portfolios. We support artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media. Our organizational voice draws attention to artists, their work, their perspectives and the complex interrelationships between technology, art and culture.
Rhizome is located within the New Museum at:
235 Bowery
New York, NY
10002
Phone: 1 (212) 219-1288
nick.hasty@rhizome.org
http://www.rhizome.org/

The Spray Campaign
http://www.spraycampaign.com/

Steve: The Museum Social Tagging Project
http://steve.museum/
Steve is a collaboration of museum professionals and others who believe that social tagging may provide profound new ways to describe and access museum collections and encourage visitor enagement with museum objects. Our activities include researching social tagging and museum collections; developing open source software tools for tagging collections and managing tags; and engaging in discussion and outreach with members of the museum community who are interested in implementing social tagging for their own collections.

Turbulence
http://www.turbulence.org/
Turbulence is a project of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA). Now celebrating 12 years, Turbulence has commissioned over 150 works ($600,000) and exhibited and promoted artists' work through its Artists Studios, Guest Curator, and Spotlight sections. As networking technologies have developed wireless capabilities and become mobile, Turbulence has remained at the forefront of the field by commissioning, exhibiting, and archiving the new hybrid networked art forms that have emerged. Turbulence works have been included in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Biennial ('00, '02, '04), and its Bit Streams and Data Dynamics exhibitions; Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea; C-Theory, Cornell University; Ars Electronica, Austria; International Festival of New Cinema and New Media, Montreal; European Media Arts Festival, Germany; and the Sundance Film Festival, among others.

UAVM - Unknown Artist Virtual Museum
http://www.uavm.net
Web project centered on produce and promoting digital art.

The Visual Gallery
http://www.visualgallery.de

The Vulva Museum
http://www.vulvamuseum.org/

Waterwheel: An Interactive Platform Exploring Water as a Topic and Metaphor
http://water-wheel.net/

Web Art Center
webartcenter@gmail.com
http://webartcenter.org
The WAC is a global space of union between the artist and the audience. Focusing attention in media arts, the WAC has a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection and preservation of art. WAC mission is to stimulate artistic production, promoting and making accessible the arts in a global context. WAC goal is to serve as a venue for the arts and artists and to connect people with similar interests.

World Without Borders
World Without Borders is social & political action wrapped in a package of art. We're trying to create social awereness to the general public about the downside of national borders, immigration laws and the fact that western "world" citizens have more rights & possibilities to travel then non-westerners. Why...? You tell me!
WWB organizes, among others, the periodical World Without Borders festival where music, video-performance, documentary screenings, etc. etc. are hosted to get a multi-cultural diversity of people together,to have fun & interact, but also to get awere about the issue WWB wants to sensitisize the general public about.
http://www.worldwithoutborders.info/