Professional Speed Dating

Meet International Festival Organisers and Networks

Speed Dating at CTM 2015. Photo by Torsten Oetken.

This speed dating session gives an opportunity for local artists and professionals (visual artists, performers, musicians, sound art producers, designers, etc) to meet and present their work to arts organisations, festivals and independent curators from all over Europe. Participants will have 8 minutes per “date” to present their work before moving on to the next representative. 

Among those present will be members from ICAS - International Cities for Advanced Sound, a worldwide network that assembles over 35 independent organisations that support new music, audiovisual creativity, digital innovation and related fields. Representatives from the SHAPE platform – Sound Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe and the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) will also be present.

Participation is based on pre-submitting a short application form, found below.

TIP: Participants are encouraged to bring headphones and music or audiovisual samples on their laptops, ipods, or other device, in oder to share their work during the session.

Participating Organisations

Session A 13:00 – 15:00 

  • Andrey Morozov - Music Fields / Mars Center (Moscow RU)
  • Dragos Rusu - Outernational Festival (Bucharest, RO)
  • Margarita Osipian - TodaysArt Festival (The Hague, NL)
  • Marit Soldal - Femdel Music Collective KOSO (Norway)
  • Marius Sommerfelt - artist, dj and promoter (Norway)
  • Martin Craciun - SOCO Festival (Montevideo, UY)
  • Mike Pony - Submerge Festival (Bristol, UK)
  • Slavo Krekovic - NEXT festival (Bratislava, SK)
  • Tommy Ose - Insomnia Festival (Tromsø, NO)
  • Veronika Liebl - ARS electronica (Linz, AT)

Session B 15:30 – 17:30

  • Damian Romero - MUTEK Mexico, (Mexico City, MX)
  • Florian Weigl – V2_Institute for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, NL)
  • Håkon Vinnogg - record labelhead, producer and dj (Norway)
  • Karin Ohlenschlager - LABoral (Gijon, ES)
  • Lucas Astruc - RIAM Festival (Marseille, FR)
  • Michal Brenner - MeetFactory (Prague, CZ)
  • Per Martinsen aka Mental Overdrive - producer, dj and record labelhead (Norway)
  • Sandra Caffin - Arcadi/NEMO (Paris, FR)
  • Thomas Dumke – CYNETART / DAVE / dgtl fmnsm (Dresden, DE)
  • Viestarts Gailitis - Skanu Mezs (Riga, LV)


The session is now full. Registration is closed.

Presented with ENCAC and SHAPE, which are co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Date:  4.2.207

Venue: Kunstquartier Bethanien (Projektraum)

Time: 13 – 18:00

Free entrance, registration required