To celebrate Tate Modern’s 10th anniversary, the gallery will host No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents. The festival will bring together over 70 of the world’s most exciting independent art spaces, non-profit organizations and artists’ collectives, from Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, to take over the iconic Turbine Hall with an eclectic mix of cutting-edge arts events, performances, music and film on 14-16 May 2010.

Ranging from monumental structures to witty interventions, epic performances to interactive installations, participants will exhibit alongside each other without partitions or walls, creating a pop-up village of global art for visitors to explore. All participants will host a live event of their choice on the dedicated performance space on the Turbine Hall bridge, ranging from talks and screenings to performances (schedule will be announced soon).

hours and directions, the performance schedule, and links to press.

NO SOUL FOR SALE, Installation in-progress at Tate Modern, Turbine Hall.

NO SOUL FOR SALE, Installation in-progress at Tate Modern, Turbine Hall.

NO SOUL FOR SALE, Installation in-progress at Tate Modern, Turbine Hall.

Participants will include:

2nd Cannons Publications | 98weeks | Alternative Space LOOP | Arrow Factory | Arthub Asia | Artis | Artists Space | Artspeak | Auto Italia South East | Ballroom Marfa | Barbur | Black Dogs | Capacete Entertainment | Casa Tres Patios | Cinematheque de Tanger | cneai= | Collective Parasol | Dispatch | e-flux journal 
 | Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel-220 jours | Embassy gallery | Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado | FLUXspace | FormContent | Galerie im Regierungsviertel / Forgotten Bar Project | Green Papaya Art Projects | Hell Gallery | Hermes und der Pfau | i-cabin | Intoart | K48 | Kling & Bang | Latitudes | L’appartement 22 | Le commissariat | Le Dictateur | Light Industry | Lucie Fontaine | Lugar a dudas | Mousse | New Jerseyy | Next Visit | no.w.here | Not An Alternative | Or Gallery | Oregon Painting Society | Para/Site Art Space | Peep-Hole | PiST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space | Post-Museum | PSL [Project Space Leeds] | Rhizome | Sala-Manca + Mamuta | Sàn Art | Scrawl Collective | studio1.1 | Swiss Institute | The Mountain School of Arts | The Museum of Everything | The Royal Standard | The Suburban | The Western Front Society | Thisisnotashop | Torpedo | tranzit.cz | Viafarini DOCVA | Vox Populi | Western Bridge | White Columns | Y3K |

2nd Cannons Publications

A publishing project by Los Angeles-based artist Brian Kennon. 2nd Cannons Publications produces artists’ books and editions and since 2008, has curated a closet-sized project space/vitrine in the Los Angeles Chinatown arts district. www.2ndcannons.com

98weeks

98weeks is a research project initiated by Marwa and Mirene Arsanios, exploring one topic in depth for a time period of 98 Weeks. The first research module concerned spatial practices, with workshops led by Lara Almarcegui (The Ruin in the City) and Francis Alÿs (As Long as I’m Walking). In November 2009, 98weeks opened a project space in Mar Mikhael. 98 Weeks’ activities include workshops, seminars, reading groups and more. www.98weeks.blogspot.com

Alternative Space LOOP

 

In 1999, Alternative Space LOOP embarked on a quest to present alternative interpretations of art’s commercialization, standardization, and Western-centered globalization. LOOP finds and nurtures young defiant artists, and presents liberal contemporary art, at a remove from commercialization. Alternative Space LOOP pursues the conciliation of cultures, and interdisciplinary studies, beyond unified genres and mediums. This gallery is a platform for new production, and the distribution of contemporary Asian art, within an international network. www.galleryloop.com

Arrow Factory

Arrow Factory is an independently run alternative art space located in a small hutong alley in Beijing’s city center. Our 10sqm storefront reclaims existing commercial space for site-specific projects available for view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are committed to presenting works that are provisional in nature, highly contingent upon the immediate environment and that form meaningful responses to the diverse economic, political, and social conditions of our given locality. www.arrowfactory.org.cn

Arthub Asia

Arthub Asia, founded in 2007, is a multi-disciplinary organization devoted to contemporary art creation in China and the rest of Asia. In collaboration with museums and other public / private spaces and institutions, it initiates and delivers ambitious art projects through a sustained dialogue with visual, performance, and new media artists. Arthub Asia is committed to furthering experimentation, knowledge-production and diversity among dedicated artists, art professionals, scholars, and arts organizations in the region. www.arthubasia.org

Artis

Artis supports and promotes Israeli contemporary art throughout the world. With a firm belief in the role of the artist as cultural emissary and agent of social change, our goal is to create opportunities for Israel’s most innovative artists to expand their practice and reach international audiences. We accomplish these objectives by providing artist services and expanding audiences for Israeli art through cultural exhibitions and events, sharing an under-recognized side of a culturally vibrant nation. www.artisrael.org

Artists Space

Founded in 1972, Artists Space has successfully contributed to changing the institutional and economic landscape for contemporary art in New York City – lending support to emerging ideas and emerging artists alike. Today, Artists Space is a place for discussion and examination that proposes new modes of production, setting new relations into play and shifting its focus away from the presentation of works alone — ultimately, a center for new ideas in an radically changing world. www.artistsspace.org

Artspeak

Artspeak is a non-profit artist run centre established in 1986. Artspeak presents contemporary practices, innovative publications, book works, editions, talks, and events that encourage a dialogue between visual art and writing. www.artspeak.ca

Auto Italia South East

Auto Italia is an artist run space that has been running on a quid pro quo basis in South East London since 2007. Working out of a donated building, we have been operating under the premise of developing and sharing the work of our growing peer group. The project is about building an organisation which allows us to create our own institution, giving ourselves a place to work, share information, ideas and skills. www.autoitaliasoutheast.org

Ballroom Marfa

Ballroom Marfa is a dynamic, contemporary cultural arts space that provides a lively intellectual environment where varied perspectives are explored through visual arts, music and performance. Our mission is to serve international, national, regional and local communities and support the work of artists working in all media. We are particularly interested in helping artists and curators achieve projects that have significant cultural impact but would be impossible to realize in a traditional artistic setting. www.ballroommarfa.org

Barbur

Barbur is a non-profit gallery and artists group based in Jerusalem. Working individually and as a group, Barbur members share a distinct sensibility about making and exhibiting art. We try to have a meaningful effect on our surroundings, for the benefit of the larger community, while enjoying the freedom of having our own platform for experiments and discussion. The location of Barbur - the heart of Jerusalem, is a source for constant reevaluation and negotiation. www.barbur.org

Black Dogs

Black Dogs is an artist collective with a fluid and dynamic membership whose activity spans formal exhibitions, publications, events, interventions, workshops, social engagement and curatorial activity. Formed in Leeds in 2003 as a means to conduct artistic activity in the city at a self-organized level, Black Dogs subscribes to a DIY ethos of not-for-profit motivation and ideals of active participation. The collective aims, through artistic activity, to uncover and experiment with alternatives to capital-driven society. www.black-dogs.org

Capacete Entertainment

 

Capacete Entertainment. Research residency program for artists, curators and critics in the visul field. www.capacete.net

 

Casa Tres Patios

Casa Tres Patios is a non-profit, independent artist initiative based in Medellín, Colombia. Our mission is to promote contemporary art and to serve as a meeting place or intersection for artists of various disciplines and cultures. We promote artistic, intellectual and cultural exchange through a continuing program of exhibitions, artist residencies, competitions, conferences, lectures and workshops. We strive to maintain an open, stimulating environment in which artists and curators can work, study and create. www.casatrespatios.org

 

Cinematheque de Tanger

Since 2007, the Cinematheque de Tanger (CdT) has been housed in a restored landmark building, the 1938 Cinema Rif on the Grand Socco plaza. The CdT is proud to be North Africa‘s only art house cinema, showing the best of contemporary and classic film in the historic heart of Tangier.  We are realizing our goals: to bring the people of Tangier back to the movies and show our film collection around the world.  www.cinemathequedetanger.com 

cneai=

Devoted to artists’ publication, a public space and a research center, cneai= is a non profit contemporary art center. It is located nine kilometers west from the Eiffel Tower, on the Impressionists’ Island of Chatou on the Seine river. The building has three exhibition spaces, an ephemeras and multiples’ collection level, a printmaking workshop and a video room. In addition to exhibitions, cneai= organises events, performances, conferences and workshops, produces multiple art works and artists’ publications. www.cneai.com, www.collection-fmra.com

Collective Parasol

Collective Parasol was founded as a fluid community of art and social-cultural activity by artists, curators, art students, filmmakers and an art law specialist. Our space functions as an open-ended platform, which could change itself according to projects and guests from a wide range of fields. Collective Parasol has started its journey to find a new form of ‘collective’, challenging the ideas of artist collective/community and alternative space, and its solidarity, essentiality and possibility. www.collective-parasol.blogspot.com

Dispatch

Dispatch, founded by Howie Chen and Gabrielle Giattino, offers a model for curatorial production: an office for receiving and originating exhibitions, projects, and concepts treated as time-sensitive transmissions. The activities of Dispatch reflect the independent ability to mobilize with urgency, editorial decisiveness, and critical rigor. The office, however manifested (virtual or as ad hoc physical locations), will in its production act as a flexible international conduit and local reception site. www.dispatchbureau.com

e-flux journal 


Our mission is secret.
www.e-flux.com

Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel-220 jours

220 jours was the name and the duration of an exhibition space founded by Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel from September 2007 to March 2008, with the support of gb agency, Paris. Since then, they have continued to question and challenge the practices and research of a growing group of artists through exhibitions, performances, talks and events in various locations. www.220jours.blogspot.com 

Embassy gallery

Embassy gallery is a non-profit making artist-run gallery founded in 2004. The gallery holds a yearly programme of exhibitions and events and exhibits at off site projects. Each year we also co-ordinate the Annuale festival; a presentation of independent artistic activity in various venues throughout the city. EMBASSY has a rolling committee of 5 to 7 members who work on a voluntary basis and are supported by a members base. www.embassygallery.org

Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado

Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado is a Lisbon-based curatorial team that started out in 2004 with the programming of different alternative spaces in Lisbon. They have organized series of solo shows by Portuguese emerging artists that have stirred up the city’s traditional art scene. They have been working internationally since 2009, having shifted their focus from conventional exhibition formats to critically engaging, participatory projects informed by the relationships of aesthetics and ethics within artistic practice. www.filipaoliveira-miguelamado.blogspot.com

FLUXspace

FLUXspace is a Philadelphia based non-profit contemporary cultural space that provides a platform for unrestricted intellectual and creative inquiry.  We seek to explore relevant cultural phenomenon that is under examined, unfamiliar or of uncertain importance. We are interested in challenging the traditionally passive role of the viewer and conventional understanding(s) of art making. We reject individualism in favor of other models of work, social responsibility, and generosity. www.thefluxspace.org

FormContent

FormContent is a curatorial project space initiated in 2007 by Francesco Pedraglio, Caterina Riva and Pieternel Vermoortel in London’s East End. Its mission is to create a space in which to experiment with ideas and exhibition formats, to foster an active collaboration between artists and curators while challenging their roles. www.formcontent.org

Galerie im Regierungsviertel / Forgotten Bar Project

Galerie im Regierungsviertel / Forgotten Bar Project is a module fed by a group of artists, curators and others concerned with notions of access, involvement and intervention. Galerie im Regierungsviertel promotes contributions that critically and sensually confront existential phenomena (Established in April 2007 in Berlin by Maike Cruse and Tjorg Douglas Beer in the Government Quarter, i.e., the “Regierungsviertel,” next to the Federal Press Conference Center). THE-NEW-WORLD.TV is both installation and broadcasting instrument. www.galerieimregierungsviertel.org

Green Papaya Art Projects

Green Papaya Art Projects is an independent initiative that supports and organizes actions and propositions that explore tactical approaches to the production, dissemination, research and presentation of contemporary practices in varied artistic and scholarly fields. It endeavors to provide a platform for intellectual exchange, critical dialogue and creative-practical collaboration among the artistic community. Founded in 2000, by Norberto Roldan and Donna Miranda, it’s the longest running independently run creative multidisciplinary platform in the Philippines. www.greenpapayaartprojects.org

Hell Gallery

Hell was founded by Jess Johnson and Jordan Marani. The gallery was built on the ground floor of their house using materials scavenged from larger art institutions. Hell consists of Hell Gallery, Hell Toupee (mini gallery), studios, performance stage, garden bar & BBQ. Hell’s motto is “Don’t think. Just do” or… “Build it and they will come” (thanks Kevin, you’re an inspiration). Hell is dedicated to our two cats, Mike & Kelly. We love you. www.hellgallery.blogspot.com

Hermes und der Pfau

Hermes und der Pfau is a curatorial project and a not-for-profit exhibition space in Stuttgart, Southern Germany. Founded by Philipp Ziegler and Anne-Sofie Ruckhaberle the space has functioned as a venue for shows of young international artists and guest curated projects since November 2007. With a focus on conceptual works, Hermes und der Pfau offers space for experimentation and improvisation and the development of exhibitions through a close dialogue between artists and curators. www.hermesundderpfau.de

i-cabin

i-cabin is a project space, research site, publisher and author of projects which operates from a quarter acre of rural floodplain land near the western English border. www.i-cabin.co.uk

Intoart

Established in 2001, Intoart are an art collective that includes people with a learning disability. They work from their studio at Studio Voltaire in London taking a critical approach to studio practice. Intoart are interested in developing responses, dialogue and recognition through the books they publish, exhibitions and events. Recent exhibitions include See The Revolutionary Art Exhibit at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Magnetic Forces at Trongate 103, Glasgow; Different Spaces at Studio Voltaire, London. www.intoart.org.uk

K48

K48 is a fanzine, founded by artist Scott Hug in 1999. It covers art, music and contemporary culture and boasts an impressive list of contributors including both emerging and established artists, photographers, fashion designers, musicians and writers. K48 is published once a year and distributed all over the world. Each issue is accompanied by shows and events internationally. www.k48rules.com

Kling & Bang

Kling & Bang gallery was founded by a rag-tag group of artists in 2003. The group’s common goal is to challenge the context and content of creative thinking. It has been responsible for countless projects, exhibitions and collaborations. As the artist-run element of the organization is vital to the group’s identity, all members are artists themselves—indeed, the gallery seeks to participate in the creation of artworks with the artists they invite and exhibit. www.this.is/klingandbang

Latitudes

Latitudes is an independent Barcelona-based [41º23’N, 2º11’E] curatorial office initiated in April 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna. Latitudes collaborates with artists and institutions in the conception, organization and production of exhibitions, public commissions, conferences, editorial and research initiatives across local, pan-European and international situations. www.LTTDS.org

L’appartement 22

L’appartement 22 is an independent space which organizes exhibitions and events. The space was founded by Abdellah Karroum in Rabat in 2002. Most of L’appartement 22’s projects are conceived specifically for the space, namely in the context of artists’ residencies that have been continuously developed since 2004. Recently, L’appartement 22 has opened itself to new propositions and functions collectively and cooperatively, engaging with international curators and artists. L’appartement 22’s new project: The Art Radio www.radioapartment22.com. www.appartement22.com

Le commissariat

Le commissariat is a non-profit organization that produces contemporary art exhibitions and publications. Its aims are simple: to attempt at doing something different every time it shows up and to expand on the variety and number of people involved. www.lecommissariat.org

Le Dictateur

Le Dictateur. Dictate! www.ledictateur.it

Light Industry

Light Industry is a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn founded by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter. Light Industry draws equal inspiration from the history of alternative art spaces in New York as well its storied tradition of cinematheques. Bringing together the worlds of contemporary art, experimental cinema, new media and documentary film, it looks to foster a dialogue among a wide range of artists and audiences. www.lightindustry.org

Lucie Fontaine

Lucie Fontaine is an art employer who lives and works in Colmar, France. Describing herself as an “art employer,” Lucie Fontaine avoids harnessing her practice to a specific figure of the art field, preferring to cultivate a modus operandi driven solely by her relationship with two employees, a concept of self-generated labor similar to the Master-Slave dialectic presented by Hegel. www.luciefontaine.com

Lugar a dudas

Lugar a dudas is a non-profit and independent space. Its purpose is to promote and diffuse artistic contemporary creation through an articulate process of investigation, production and open confrontation. It is a laboratory to foment knowledge of contemporary art, facilitate development of creative process, and provoke community to interact through artistic practices. www.lugaradudas.org

Mousse

Mousse is an independent publishing project. Established in 2006, Mousse magazine is an international bimonthly issue about contemporary art in the form of a tabloid. Mousse Publishing makes books, catalogues and zines working together with artists, critics, curators, art institutions and initiatives. www.moussemagazine.it

New Jerseyy

 

New Jerseyy is run by Daniel Baumann, Tobias Madison, Emanuel Rossetti and Dan Solbach. Located in Basel, Switzerland, it is dedicated to contemporary art, film, music, and publications; to presentation and distribution. www.newjerseyy.ch

 

Next Visit

Next Visit is a non-profit art space in Berlin and has been founded by the artist Natalia Stachon. Since 2006, Stachon has realized exhibitions with various emerging artists, designers and writers. One of the founding principles of Next Visit is to create an interaction between artistic statements and in so doing, to establish an independent space for dialogue and artistic collaboration. www.nextvisit.de

no.w.here

Formed in 2004, no.w.here is a not for profit artist run organization in Bethnal Green London where the place of the moving image within contemporary art can be explored and expanded. no.w.here formed as a space for film production alongside a critical dialogue about contemporary image making. The resulting artist platform investigates and supports artistic practice and the development of work by critically engaging audiences with innovative projects, events, screenings, facilities, workshops and seminars. www.no-w-here.org.uk

Not An Alternative

Not An Alternative is a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY whose mission aims to integrate art, activism, technology and theory in order to affect popular understandings of events, symbols and history. Their work both questions and leverages the tools of advertising, marketing, public relations and spectacle production. They also curate artist talks, workshops, lectures, screenings, and host a collaborative office space (aka coworking) at their venue, The Change You Want To See Gallery. www.notanalternative.net, thechangeyouwanttosee.org

Or Gallery

The Or Gallery is an artist-run centre committed to exhibiting work by local, national, and international artists whose art practice is of a critical, conceptual and/or interdisciplinary nature. Since its inception in 1983 the gallery has acted as a laboratory for research, proposition making, conceptual experimentation and documentation. www.orgallery.org

Oregon Painting Society

Oregon Painting Society is a multidisciplinary art collective in Portland, Oregon. The group functions as a setting where a free play of ideas meets the combined talents of artists to reveal a shared vision that resonates beyond the solitary mind. OPS is a true collective in that we reject all hierarchical organizational structure and instead seek to be led by the emergent group-mind. The cultivation of a harmonious social atmosphere is our primary creative objective. www.oregonpaintingsociety.org

Para/Site Art Space

Para/Site Art Space is a contemporary art space located in Hong Kong Island and founded in 1996. We host an ambitious programme of exhibitions, screenings, talks and events that bring into Hong Kong some of the leading practitioners in the international arena, encourage the visibility of artists from Hong Kong, and facilitate East-West dialogue. We have a satellite venue located at Hanart TZ Gallery, which showcases a younger generation of artists. www.para-site.org.hk

Peep-Hole

Peep-Hole is an art space located in Milan (Italy). Peep-Hole wants to encourage people to take a closer look at artistic practice through an agile program that moves between the format of exhibitions, publications, lectures and conversations, always intended to foreground the artists. Peep-Hole’s mission is to weed out useless superstructures replacing them with a leaner relationship between artwork and viewer. www.peep-hole.org

PiST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space

PiST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space is a non-profit art space in Istanbul. Urban environments, everyday life and public/private space conflicts are PiST’s main interest. PiST collaborates with local & international art professionals to produce new and experimental works. PiST means dance floor; ring or runway for airplanes to land in and land off. Co-directed by Osman Bozkurt and Didem Özbek it acts as a runway for art professionals to land in and off worldwide. www.pist.org.tr

Post-Museum

Post-Museum is an independent cultural and social space in Singapore which aims to encourage and support a thinking and pro-active community in Singapore. Started by Jennifer Teo and Woon Tien Wei in 2007, Post-Museum is run as an open platform for examining contemporary life, promoting the arts and connecting people. 
www.post-museum.org

PSL [Project Space Leeds]

PSL [Project Space Leeds] is an artist-led not for profit organization that engages creatively with the practice and dissemination of contemporary art. Our activities include: a large-scale gallery space at Whitehall Waterfront in central Leeds (UK); off-site projects; publications; mentoring; the active encouragement of interdisciplinary discussion; and events. www.projectspaceleeds.org.uk

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. www.rhizome.org

Sala-Manca + Mamuta

Sala-Manca has produced and curated the Heara (Comment) Independent Art Events and published the art journal Hearat Shulayim (Footnote) without any external official, political or economic support. Sala-manca runs the local node of Upgrade! and are the founding directors of Mamuta at The Daniela Passal Art and Media Center, a platform that provides studios, a residency program and production labs that facilitate exchange and dialogue between artists encouraging artistic experimentation and social and political engagement. www.sala-manca.net, www.mamuta.org

Sàn Art

Sàn Art is an independent, artist-run exhibition space and reading room located in Ho Chi Minh City, dedicated to the exchange and cultivation of contemporary art in Vietnam. We aim to support the country’s thriving artist community by creating opportunities that provide exhibition space, residency programs for young artists, lecture series and an exchange program that invites international artists/curators to organize or collaborate on exhibitions. www.san-art.org

Scrawl Collective

Scrawl Collective is an artists, illustrators and designers agency and online retail space. It’s main purpose is the discovery and promotion of new talent and to continue it’s 10 year commitment to challenging the small c conservatism of the british street art scene the collective sprang from and by doing so widen the scope and the definition of street art and urban graphics. www.scrawlcollective.co.uk

studio1.1

studio1.1 began with no particular battle-plan. We have evolved with a range of shows as diverse as possible, presenting artists at any stage of their career, from any country, in any discipline. Our commitment is to the work itself, and to fostering the three-way relationship between artist, artwork, and viewer; looking for what Cage, in another context, called ‘the quality of encounter’. Art isn’t a distraction, or an act of consumption, but a relationship. www.studio1-1.co.uk

Swiss Institute

Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art is a not-for-profit contemporary art gallery operating in New York City since 1986. As a truly international space for contemporary art, we occupy an ambitious, boundary-crossing role in NYC, fostering interaction between American, Swiss and European artists and audiences. Our institution works like a European Kunsthalle, presenting cutting-edge art within a forward-thinking intellectual framework.  www.swissinstitute.net

The Mountain School of Arts

The Mountain School of Arts was established in 2005 with the objective of supplying the academic community with a distinct brand of cultural fortification. Its unique approach encompasses subjects as diverse as science, law, philosophy and cultural awareness in the widest possible sense. The School works as a supplement to the university system, using the commitment and ambition of both students and faculty to foster an atmosphere of mutual support and serious cultural engagement. www.themountainschoolofarts.org

The Museum of Everything

 

The Museum of Everything is a space for all forms of non-traditional creativity, for art by unknown, unintentional and untrained artists, and for everything which does not have a home anywhere else. www.musevery.com

 

The Royal Standard

The Royal Standard is an artist-led gallery, studios and social workspace in Liverpool, England.  We are dedicated to promoting a culture of critically aware exchange, debate and experimentation, providing a supportive environment for our 27 studio artists, as well as the wider cultural community. The current directors of The Royal Standard are Andy Foulds, Natalie Hughes, Kevin Hunt, Lucy MacDonald, Laura Robertson and Sam Venables. www.the-royal-standard.com

The Suburban

Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam founded The Suburban to host contemporary art and its orbiting conversations from our domestic Oak Park location. The Suburban is certainly a child of institutional critique. We here at the Suburban are old-school and old (literally), and we are gratefully imprinted with the virtues of critique. Yet pragmatics also plays a large part in The Suburban. It is built into the economics and daily life of a working household. www.thesuburban.org

The Western Front Society

Founded in 1973, The Western Front Society is one of Canada’s first artist-run centres. For over 30 years, it has developed its international reputation as a centre for experimental art practice. Five connected yet autonomous departments produce and present media art, exhibitions, performance art, new music and an arts magazine. www.front.bc.ca

Thisisnotashop

Founded in 2006, Thisisnotashop is a not-for-profit arts organization committed to supporting emerging Irish and international artists. We present a diverse program of engaging contemporary work while maintaining an open friendly atmosphere so as to be a welcoming meeting place for both artists and audience. For NSFS Thisisnotashop presents Everything is ‘Up’ a group exhibition featuring Clive Murphy, Wendy Judge, Kathryn Maguire, Robert Carr, Marta Fernandez Calvo, Catherine Barragry and The Writing Workshop. www.thisisnotashop.com

Torpedo

Torpedo is a non-profit (project-based) bookshop and publisher devoted to the promotion and production of artists’ books, art theory and critical readers in contemporary art.  Additional activities include exhibitions, research and curatorial practice aiming to investigate historical and contemporary production of printed matter, and different strategies in publishing.  Founded 2005. ” The participation of Torpedo within NSFS at TATE Modern is supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA). www.torpedobok.no

tranzit.cz

tranzit.cz is a production for contemporary art projects based in Prague, Czech Republic that achieved an international grade of expertise and knowledge (within the tranzit.org network are one of the curatorial teams of Manifesta 2010). Tranzit.cz is: Art(s), Activity, Alternative, Anti-Amnesia, Anti-Heteronormative, Archive, Artist’s Book, Association(s), Asynchronicity, Atlas, Asymmetry, Autobiography, Avant-garde, Black Hole, Blind Spot, Boredom, Books, Cooperative, Curatorial, Micro-politics, Demography, Dreaming, Esthetics, Emotions, Forms, Formalism, Futúr, Graphs, Geography, Knowledge-Production, Laziness, Liberation, Maps, New Subjectivity… www.tranzit.org

Viafarini DOCVA

Viafarini’s mission is to support young artists in their careers; it runs an exhibition space and a residency program. Care of and Viafarini runs the DOCVA Documentation Center for Visual Arts: the Artists Archive collects documentation of works by Italian artists (www.portfolioonline.it); Italian Area is published online (www.italianarea.it); the Library can be consulted at www.bibliobit.it; the data bank ArtBox (www.bancadatiartbox.it) contains information regarding opportunities.  www.viafarini.org

Vox Populi

Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is an artist collective that works to support the challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists with monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related programming. For over 20 years, Vox has played a unique role in the cultural life of Philadelphia by bringing our audience a diverse range of programming and providing a supportive environment in which artists can take risks and gain valuable professional experience. www.voxpopuligallery.org

Western Bridge

Western Bridge is a nonprofit space dedicated to contemporary art, founded by the Seattle collectors Bill and Ruth True as an eight-year project. Operating out of a 10,000 square foot warehouse renovated by Roy McMakin/Domestic Architecture, Western Bridge presents group shows drawn from the True Collection, focused exhibitions on contemporary artists, and newly commissioned works. www.westernbridge.org

White Columns

White Columns is New York’s oldest, not-for-profit alternative space. Founded in 1970 by Jeffrey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark, White Columns celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2010. White Columns’ mission is to support, sustain and promote the work and ideas of artists. At No Soul For Sale White Columns has collaborated with the Ecstatic Peace Library, the New York City-based publisher of poetry and art books and journals established by artists Thurston Moore and Eva Prinz in 2010. Ecstatic Peace Library will present issue number eleven of the ‘Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal’ in the form of an exhibition at No Soul For Sale. www.whitecolumns.org /www.ecstaticpeacelibrary.com

Y3K

Y3K exists as an operational gallery over a two-year period, it is engaged with independent and represented praxis, other art spaces, institutions and various projects nationally and internationally. Y3K is a project-by-project open-model contemporary art gallery, incorporating multi-functional spaces. Facilitating and organizing group and solo expos, projects, retail, publishing, relaxation, architecture, World Food Books, artist dinners, film screening and other events. www.y3kgallery.blogspot.com

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