IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] presents critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and on innovative audio-visual arts in an interdisciplinary context.
What we do
A brief introduction to who we are: IMPAKT is a media arts organization based in Utrecht and founded in 1988. We present critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and arts, in an interdisciplinary context. Our aim is to identify urgent issues in our digital and transglobal culture, by focusing on the relationship between society, media, technology and arts. We examine issues around politics, science and popular culture from different angles. We aim to present creative and innovative approaches and stir debates with critical ideas on common beliefs in society at large as well as towards dominant perceptions in arts and academia.
We organise activities throughout the year at our venue at Lange Nieuwstraat 4, including IMPAKT Works, a residency programme, and IMPAKT Events, a regular series of exhibitions, panels, artist-talks, 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.
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 and online at Planet IMPAKT.
Visiting, Tickets, Terms & Conditions
During exhibitions you can visit IMPAKT from Wednesday until Sunday
Opening hours: 12:00 – 17:00
For specific event ticket prices, please refer to the event page.
For IMPAKT Exhibition:
Discount (Student, CJP, Upas, <18): €6,-
TERMS & CONDITIONS
You can read our Terms and Conditions on this page:
Director & Board of Supervisors
Arjon Dunnewind: director / board
Ancillary positions, subsidiary functions and/or subsidiary activities: Chairperson of Stichting Pluto, advisor to the Cultural Department of the city of Rotterdam.
Claas Hille: chairperson and treasurer
Ancillary positions, subsidiary functions and/or subsidiary activities: Film maker, visual artist, Yoga teacher, board member Foundation Lila Sachel (Stichting Lila Sachel), board member Foundation Pluto (Stichting Pluto)
Frank Koolen: board member
Ancillary positions, subsidiary functions and/or subsidiary activities: Visual artist, Leader/Teacher at the Fine Art Department of the University for the Arts Utrecht (HKU), board member Foundation Steltman (Stichting Steltman), board member Foundation Lucrative Dumpster Dives, board member Foundation OPEN
Imar de Vries: board member
Ancillary positions, subsidiary functions and/or subsidiary activities: Assistant Professor New Media & Digital Culture (Utrecht University)
Vacancies & Internships
At IMPAKT you can do an internship focusing on production, PR, curating, management, volunteer coordination and archive work. Most of these internships are available throughout the year without set deadlines or time periods. However, keep in mind that some functions might not be available on certain times of the year depending on our specific needs for that period.
Within IMPAKT, we believe in giving our interns a diverse set of tasks with which they can learn the many facets that come with work in the cultural field. Therefore, most of our interns don’t just do an internship focused on a single element, but their internship will be a mix between different tasks. For example, you can have an internship that focuses both on productional work and PR-work.
Interns at IMPAKT get a monthly internship compensation. At 32 hours per week (4 days), this is €236 per month. If you’re doing an internship of less hours, we adjust internship compensations accordingly. Additionally, any travel costs made for your internship can be reimbursed.
Arjon Dunnewind (General and Artistic Director)
Chris Stoop (Head of Operations)
Daniela Tenenbaum (Assistant Curator)
Bram Koning (General and Technical Production)
Beau Magdelijns (Head of PR & Marketing)
Lars Bleijenberg (PR & Marketing)
Sjoerd Dijkstra (Financial Administration)
Thomas van ‘t Groenewout (Pr & Marketing)
Andrej Kapor (Online Bar Host and Programme Assistance)
Simon Kelaita (Technical Production)
Philine Kreuzer (CODE Production)
Timo Meilof (CODE Production)
Paul Schmidt (Curator and Volunteer Coordinator)
Michael Van Rosmalen (IT and Technical Support)
PROPOSALS FOR COOPERATION
We at IMPAKT are happy to receive proposals from artists, makers, thinkers, curators, etc, who are inspired by our diverse programme. In order to make the submission process more efficient, we ask that you go over the link below and submit your proposal via the following form. We can not respond to generic proposals that do not connect with the specific profile and focus points of our organization.
We aim to respond to every proposal we receive. However, due to the volume of proposals that are submitted this is not always possible. Therefore, if you don’t hear from us within two weeks, please assume that we don’t see a possibility to present your work.
Unfortunately, given the amount of proposals we get and the limited resources we have, this is the only way we can deal with this.