Candyland is a member of the European network AIM (Artists’ Initiatives Meetings). It is a network of 15 partners from across Europe, who are artists’ initiatives of different kinds: artist-run exhibition spaces etc.
The network is for exchange of experience and knowledge and to increase mobility and cooperation.
We have identified the need for a common platform and begun building a world-wide network of artists’ initiatives. There is a great need to increase visibility and accessibility for the organisations themselves, for artists and professionals in the art field, and for a broader public.
Candyland’s coordinators for AIM Network are Alice Máselníková and Andreas Ribbung.
Conferences so far:
Berlin in October 2010, Stockholm in February 2011, Copenhagen in September 2011, Binissalem in February 2012, Stockholm in February 2013, Helsinki in September 2013, Stockholm in February 2014, Athens in May 2014, Riga/Grobina in September 2014, Stockholm in April 2015, Wrocław in May 2016, Berlin in September 2017, Plovdiv in May 2018 and June 2019.
AIM Network is supported by the Nordic Culture Point’s Mobility programme. During 2019 AIM Network also received support from City of Stockholm, Swedish Arts Council, Plovdiv 2019 ECOC, Japan Fest and Limerick City & County Council. The next meeting will take place in Stockholm April 2018.
Artist-Run Alliance – Berlin/Tel Aviv, Germany/Israel (www.artistrunalliance.org), Candyland, Stockholm, Sweden (www.candyland.se), KRÆ syndikatet – Copenhagen, Denmark (www.krae-syndikatet.tumblr.com), Lateral ArtSpace – Cluj-Napoca, Romania (www.lateralartspace.com), LTMKS The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association – Vilnius, Lithuania (www.letmekoo.lt), MUU artists’ association – Helsinki, Finland (www.muu.fi), Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland (http://ormstonhouse.com/), Pasaj – Istanbul, Turkey (www.pasaj.org), Project Space 1646 – the Hague, Netherlands (www.1646.nl), Sant Marc – Sineu, Mallorca, Spain (www.santmarc.tumblr.com), Small Projects – Tromsø, Norway (www.smallprojects.no), Snehta – Athens, Greece (www.snehtaresidency.org), >top Association for the Promotion of Cultural Practice – Berlin, Germany (www.top-ev.de), Totaldobre – Riga, Latvia, Watertower Art Fest / Association IME – Sofia, Bulgaria, (www.watertowerartfest.com)