Critical and creative views on media culture


Impakt presents critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and on innovative audio-visual arts in an interdisciplinary context.

We examine issues around society, digital culture, and media from various angles and within a range of disciplines in the arts, academia, and technology.

Our main project is the annual Impakt Festival, a five-day multimedia event that includes exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, panels, performances, presentations, and artist talks at locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

We organise activities throughout the year, including Impakt Works, a residency programme, and Impakt Events, a regular series of presentations and screenings centering on a given theme, movement, or artist. The Impakt Channel is a platform where art projects made for the internet are presented, along with curated programmes featuring film and video art. Last but not least, the Impakt Archive works on digitising Impakt’s screening history back to 1988, when the first Impakt Festival was organised. Feel free to have a look.

The 2017 festival will take place from 25-29 October and its theme will be Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems. Curators Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell will map the relationship between technology, mythology, and magic. More about it here.


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

General 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


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  • 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.

  • Volunteers

    Want to be part of the Impakt Festival 2017? We are looking for people to assist us before, during and after the festival. You can find more information here and sign up here.