Be it in Berlin, throughout Germany, or all across the globe, CTM’s partners have always been vital to the festival’s success.
Over the last decade, CTM has established close relationships with excellent partners ranging from prestigious cultural institutions to like-minded international festivals, passing through forward-thinking subcultural initiatives to trailblazing non-profit organizations. Such cooperation is crucial both to maintain the festival’s position at the forefront of current developments as well as to support its privileged position in the eyes of specialized media outlets and the public.
Together, CTM and its sister festival transmediale/festival constitute a unique event with huge international impact. The annual joint presentation of the CTM and transmediale festivals offers the world’s most current and comprehensive overview of how new technologies and digital culture are shaping today‘s world. Shared tickets and accreditations offer visitors an unparalleled diversity of themes and events to explore.
CTM is a member an co-founder of ICAS – International Cities for Advanced Sound – an international network numbering over 35 likeminded, nonprofit organizations working in the field of digital art and sound. Inaugurated in 2009, the network aims to increase dialogue and exchange between its members via co-commissions, increased movement of artists and cultural workers, knowledge transfer, collaborative projects, and more.
CTM is currently active in the EU-funded network project titled, SHAPE – Sound Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe, which unites 16 organisations in supporting 144 emerging European musicians over 3 years. EU projects from the recent past are the ENCAC – European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation project that enabled collaborative work among European creators in fields of sound, visual arts, performance arts, and digital culture via residencies and commissioned work, as well as the SoCCoS – Sound of Culture, Culture of Sound residency network that supported new work in sound art.
Major international partners in recent years: Barbican (London), Donaufestival (Krems), Music Norway, MUTEK (Montréal), MUTEK.MX (Mexico City), ORF Austrian Broadcasting Service, Unsound (Krakow).
Notable national and regional partners are: Berghain, Berlin Music Week, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Dock e.V., Goethe-Institut, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Humboldt University, Initiative Musik, and Musicboard Berlin.