TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre is a non-profit organization founded in Trondheim in 2002. TEKS is a resource and competence centre that has as a goal to realize productions of techno related art projects within all art disciplines.
TEKS initiates and organize artistic productions and projects, works with promotion and education through courses and workshops, and acts as organizer or co organizer of various cultural initiatives.
TEKS is from 2010 arranging a biennial for art and technology; Meta.Morf. The biennial is the successor of the annual festival for art and and technology, Trondheim Matchmaking, that TEKS arranged from 2002 to 2009.
TEKS is a member of PNEK – The Norwegian Production Network for Electronic Arts.
TEKSis funded by the Norwegian government, the Arts Council Norway and The City of Trondheim.
What we do:
1. Professional collaboration (networking)
Building networks between regional, national and international entities.
A core component of our work is to establish and maintain contact with and between individual artists, artist groups, institutions and other relevant communities within our field, for collaborative projects and information exchange. The annual Trondheim Matchmaking festival has been our greatest effort and our most important tool in this work.
2. Research and development
We help develop and test information technology and new technologies for artistic practice, aiming to facilitate the use of electronic, digital and new bio, nano and hybrid tools for artists, preferably in collaboration with research communities and other art based organizations.
3. Knowledge development
TEKS administers and runs courses and workshops for artists, educational institutions and others within the field. Developing a community and acting as a forum for discussion within the electronic and digitally based arts are an important goal.
4. Administrative support, consultation and advisory services
Continuously advising independent artists, cultural organisations and businesses. Facilitation of individual support as well as project based support. This may include training and help in planning, production and/or implementation of art projects.
5. Assistance with exhibitions and equipment rental
Assistance for artists, arts organisations and institutions in visual arts, sound art and performing arts.
We have projectors available for rent for art projects, and we intend to build a relevant inventory of equipment to serve regional needs. In addition to providing high-quality equipment at low cost, we use our network to gain experience and knowledge of exhibition technology.
6. Administration of project facilities
At the TEKS premises, artists has the possibilty to work on projects within mechatronics, electronics, software art and development etc.
Our workroom is available for artists for use in artistic productions and installations.
7. Internet services and network
- Web hotel: We provide web hotel for cultural organisations and culture projects. This is offered at no cost.
- Mailing lists: We offer email lists for artists, cultural institutions and art projects.
8. Events and promotion.
TEKS organises several promotional projects. We attempt to contribute to a general increase of knowledge of the field, as well as contributing to high-quality arts promotion in our region.
For the time being this includes the biennial for art and technology Meta.Morf, and the concert series ‘Klubb Kanin’.
9. Art production
Production of techno based art is TEKS’ top priority. TEKS continuously develops its own art projects in addition to productions in collaboration with others.
PB 2227 Sentrum
Phone: +47 7348 8030
Fax: +47 7352 8192
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