IMPAKT 2016 – Critical and creative views on media culture


Impakt presents audiovisual arts and reflections on media culture.

We research issues concerning society, digital culture and media from different angles and disciplines such as arts, academia and technology. Or, to be a bit more specific: Impakt presents critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and innovative audiovisual arts in an interdisciplinary context are presented in events, film programs and talks. Founded as a festival for audiovisial arts in 1988, Impakt organises the annual Impakt Festival, the festival of 2015 took place from 28 October- 1 November 2015 and was themed The Future of the Past: a five-day meet-up with keynotes, panels, artist presentations and screenings at Theater Kikker Utrecht (NL).

The festival of 2017 will take place at the end of October and will be themed Haunted Machines, Wicked Problems. Curators Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell will map the relationship between technology, religion, magic and the occult.

Alongside this, Impakt runs a year-round operation with a residency program Impakt Works and regular Impakt Events: short projects or screenings centering a certain theme, movement, or artist. We also launch annual net art projects on our web gallery and are in the process of digitising Impakt’s screening history since 1988 on our Impakt Online Channel. Feel free to have a look.


Visitors address:  Lauwerecht 10, 3514 BB Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mail address: Postbus 735, 3500 AS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel: 030-2944493

Artistic Director  Arjon Dunnewind


N.R.A. Hille: chairperson and treasurer
R. Tjan: secretary
F.L.K. Koolen : board member
I.O. de Vries: board member

  • Internships

    Impakt offers internships in various shapes, durations and fields throughout the year. There’s no deadlines or fixed dates. We see the minimum of a fruitful work placement to be three months. Check the possibilities and our different internship profiles here. Whether for studies (to obtain ECTs) or to gain professional experience, we are open to receive a short statement of motivation and a CV, together with our questionnaire, e-mailed to the attention of Christine Breur, via interns[at]impakt[dot]nl.