International Week against Racism Karlsruhe 2024

10. March 2024 — 24. March 2024

Under the motto “Human rights for all”, a variety of events are promoting awareness and mobilisation against racism.

Making media artists visible! A Wikipedia edit-a-thon

24. February 2024

The workshop offers the opportunity to get an introduction into using Wikipedia in combination with working on media art content.

Kunstrauschen Karlsruhe – Night of the project spaces

23. February 2024

As part of art KARLSRUHE, selected project spaces and off-spaces from the independent art and culture scene open their doors.

Media Art at art Karlsruhe

22. February 2024 — 25. February 2024

UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts with media art works from ZKM and HfG at the International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art at the Messe Karlsruhe.

Save The Date: Media Art at art KARLSRUHE

22. February 2024 — 25. February 2024

UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts Karlsruhe with media art presentation at international art fair for Classical Modern and Contemporary art at the Messe Karlsruhe.

21. Silent film festival Karlsruhe

07. February 2024 — 10. February 2024

The Kinemathek and Co. show a wide range of outstanding silent films.

Hallenbau Open House 2024

04. February 2024

New date – new insights: this is the motto of the “Hallenbau Open House” 2024

Long Night of the PhonoLuxMaschine

27. January 2024

Media Art at the Kinemathek Karlsruhe – one night, four shows.

Short Film Day 2023

19. December 2023 — 21. December 2023

To mark the shortest day of the year, different short film days will be hosted in Karlsruhe for two days. The focus is on animated short films and films on the subject of “In der Schwebe”.

Project release “Greetings from the SchwarzwAId”

19. December 2023

Can analog documents and the latest AI-based technology be combined in a single work? This is the question posed by the artist collective “Francis Karat”.

Giga-Hertz-Festival for Electronic Music and Sound Art 2023

06. December 2023 — 10. December 2023

As part of the annual festival, the main prize is awarded at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. This year’s winner is the US-American Laurie Spiegel.


09. November 2023 — 11. November 2023

Experience transtraditional music in the most diverse forms of mediation at the Badisches Staatstheater

PRESENT TENSE – Working in Critical Times

26. October 2023 — 28. October 2023

How do current conflicts affect artistic and cultural production and what are possible (future) perspectives? These questions will be explored in the symposium.

30 years of PRIDE PICTURES queer film festival

21. October 2023 — 29. October 2023

To celebrate the festival’s anniversary, 15 international feature films, documentaries and 3 short film programs will be presented.


20. October 2023

How is media art mediated outside Europe? Fanny Kranz and Barbara Kiolbassa tried to find the answer to this question and present their results in the ASIA TRIP TALK.

InnovationFestival @karlsruhe.digital

13. October 2023

Renowned speakers and representatives from the business world will present the latest developments in the field of AI and its application.

Das Grüne Erinnern

13. October 2023 — 14. October 2023

This immersive light installation and live performance addresses climate change from a future perspective on our present.

ZeitGenuss – The festival for music of our time

12. October 2023 — 15. October 2023

Contemporary music resounds over the stages of the city for the 10th anniversary edition.

KIT Science Week 2023: Shaping a sustainable future together!

10. October 2023 — 15. October 2023

Internationally renowned scientists present the latest research on sustainability and climate protection to citizens interested in science.

7×7 seven creatives – seven minutes

09. October 2023

Experience innovative business models and exciting ideas from entrepreneurs who shape Karlsruhe’s cultural and creative environment.

Concert-special: Sounds of Life

02. September 2023

With a concert in the rotunda of the Vierordtbad, composer Kris Felix Bauer presents the new pieces from his soundtrack at this concert special.

Symposium: Natural City

01. September 2023 — 02. September 2023

The Ideal Spaces Working Group questions concepts of modern urbanity and hosts discussions about the relationship between space and community.

Media Art Is Here

16. August 2023 — 17. September 2023

UNESCO City of Media Arts presents impressive media and light art at numerous locations in Karlsruhe’s city center throughout the summer.


16. August 2023 — 17. September 2023

The façade of Karlsruhe Palace will once again become a canvas for impressive projection mappings by international media artists.

zwischenräume: Ulla von Brandenburg – It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon

28. July 2023 — 22. October 2023

As part of the new exhibition series “zwischenräume,” the central atrium of the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe will become the stage for an installation that combines film, performance, and architecture.

Isle of Coding

22. June 2023 — 05. August 2023

As part of the Hallenbau summer program, the ZKM, together with the HfG, the Städtische Galerie and the Kunsthalle, invites you to a session of live coding afterwork.

Strudel – Live Coding Workshop

10. June 2023

Workshop to learn how to code live with Strudel from Tidal Cycles as a follow-up to the iterative ßpace event of the Karlsruhe TOPLAP community.

21. Gulaschprogrammiernacht

08. June 2023 — 11. June 2023

Four days of hacking, goulash, lectures, chunk, workshops, lounge, mate and fun on the device.

10 years of dokka

17. May 2023 — 28. May 2023

The Karlsruhe Documentary Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and is once again presenting diverse documentaries and audio documentaries.

Media art @ art KARLSRUHE 2023

04. May 2023 — 07. May 2023

UNESCO City of Media Arts with a strong presence at the international fair for classical modern and contemporary art at the Messe Karlsruhe.

International Filmfest Karlsruhe

19. April 2023 — 23. April 2023

Start of ticket sales. A total of 123 features from 36 countries will be screened at the SCHAUBURG cinema during the the five days of the festival.

Iterative space

16. April 2023

Algorithmic music alongside experimental and hybrid live coding away from massive dance rhythms at ßpace.

Algorave at jubez

15. April 2023

This year’s Live Coding Edition will feature both local and international artists.

THIRST – PhonoLuxMaschine

14. April 2023 — 31. May 2023

The exhibition will feature the video installation by artist Justin Koch, and will be presented alongside screenings of a series of films on the topic of water.

Anti-Racism awareness weeks

20. March 2023 — 02. April 2023

The International Weeks against Racism have started. For a fortnight, there will be events all over Karlsruhe on the subject of racism.

Creative WEIBS – Creative women to the top!

16. March 2023

Creative Weibs is the first series of events for female founders and entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative industries in Karlsruhe.

Jonas Denzel. Ballet of the Cities

17. February 2023 — 19. February 2023

The video installation Ballet of the Cities by Jonas Denzel will be the artistic contribution from the UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe in Timisoara – European Capital of Culture 2023.

The Future of Gestaltung

09. February 2023 — 10. February 2023

To mark the end of its 30th anniversary year, the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe will be hosting a symposium to discuss the future of the university and its contribution to society.

Film meets art

14. January 2023

As part of the exhibition Drawing Rooms: Marcel van Eeden | Karl Hubbuch, the Städtische Galerie and the Kinemathek Karlsruhe will show films selected by the artist with a short introduction to his artistic work.

Pop-Up-Store 2022

17. November 2022 — 19. November 2022

The showcase of the cultural and creative industries.

Hallenbau-Festival 2022

28. October 2022 — 30. October 2022

Three institutions – one building: under the title The Anniversaries! the Hallenbau Festival celebrates 25 years of the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe and the ZKM | Karlsruhe in the Hallenbau as well as 30 years of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.

Pride Pictures Queer Film Festival

22. October 2022 — 30. October 2022

Diversity, acceptance and respect for queer lifestyles. Unique festival starts with pre-opening party and panel discussion.

Minimal Carbon Internet

20. October 2022

A project by Michael Saup in cooperation with karlsruhe.digital, the ZKM | Karlsruhe and UNESCO City of Media Arts.

The Sound is the Message

23. September 2022 — 02. October 2022

The sound installation by Hendrik Vogel will be presented during the art weekend Karlsruhe at the Luis Leu art space.

Visual Groove

05. September 2022 — 06. September 2022

Jazz, Groove and Hiphop live at the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE.

SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE 2022 “music4life”

18. August 2022 — 18. September 2022

The facade of Karlsruhe’s palace becomes a canvas for impressive projection mappings by international media artists.

Anniversary edition with media art at the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe

23. July 2022 — 25. September 2022

The fair, which takes place every two years, gives artists from Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Alsace the opportunity to present their work to the public.

Media art @ art KARLSRUHE 2022

07. July 2022 — 10. July 2022

Karlsruhe as UNESCO City of Media Arts is the emphasis at this year’s international Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art.

Come by and see us in Hall 3!

07. July 2022 — 10. July 2022

art KARLSRUHE starts soon. Come by and see us in Hall 3!


Embrace Platform: Panel discussion

02. June 2022

Feminst, trans and non-binay alliances: How to build a future together?

Media arts goes public

02. June 2022 — 30. June 2022

Presentation of media art within the Reallabor Passagehof.

“Space for More”: Living Labs with Media Art

23. May 2022 — 31. October 2022

Starting on 23 May, the Passagehof and Nördliche Karlstraße Living Labs will be used to test new mobility practices, use scenarios and the redistribution of street space. The city invites you to participate.


21. May 2022

Festival with Live-Coding and audiovisual performances.

20. Gulaschprogrammiernacht

19. May 2022 — 22. May 2022

Hacking, programming, lectures, workshops – and of course goulash.

KreativStart 2022

12. May 2022 — 13. May 2022

Congress for creative companies at the Tollhaus Karlsruhe.

Coding da Vinci Kick-Off

07. May 2022 — 08. May 2022

Germany’s most successful hackathon for open cultural data.

Ballet of the City

28. April 2022 — 26. May 2022

Dance projections in urban space.

UNESCO City of Media Arts: Time for new projects!

19. March 2022 — 15. July 2022

With spring we start a new season of showing current media art in Karlsruhe.

Institutions and Resistance – Alliances for Art at Risk

11. February 2022 — 12. February 2022

Online Symposium – a collaboration between Artists at Risk (AR) and the ZKM Karlsruhe.

Embrace Platform

10. February 2022 — 06. June 2022

The exhibition at the Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe shows artistic positions by invited Polish artists and local artists with a biographical connection to Karlsruhe.

Go Public!

28. January 2022

On Friday, January 28, 2022, students of the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) will realize a pilot project on the market square in Karlsruhe. From about 18:00 experimental light and media art works will be shown.

on-the-fly: Live-Coding Hacklab

28. January 2022 — 30. January 2022

From January 28-30, 2022, all coding enthusiasts can program collaboratively with international experts at the ZKM Karlsruhe. The weekend will be opened by a variety of exciting live coding performances.

International Conference on Art and AI

02. December 2021 — 03. December 2021

The tenth edition of the international conference of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) ArtsIT will take place from 2 to 3 December in 2021 in Karlsruhe as an online conference. The main topic is the use of artificial intelligence in the field of art and culture.

Sounds of Life

19. November 2021 — 31. May 2022

With SOUNDS OF LIFE there is a fascinating and unique series of events going to enrich Karlsruhes cultural scene for the next years.

Gamification Congress bizplay #10

14. October 2021

bizplay #10 – the 10th edition of the Gamification Congress will take place on 14.10.2021 with the motto KEEP ON PLAYING as Online Congress from Karlsruhe. This year UNESCO City of Media Arts is partner.


18. August 2021 — 03. October 2021

The SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe return from August 18 and let the Karlsruhe Palace illuminate with breathtaking projections.

Summer of Culture in Karlsruhe

01. June 2021 — 17. October 2021

Unter dem Motto „Dezentral. Divers. Draußen“ bringt die UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts Karlsruhe kulturelles Leben „zurück“ in die Stadt. Die Besucher*innen erwartet ein einzigartiges, sparten- und genreübergreifendes Kulturprogramm.

CIE GILLES JOBIN I La Comédie Virtuelle

23. April 2021 — 24. April 2021

Real time performances in a virtual theatre.

Blank Canvas

13. March 2021

A room, two performers, three perspectives. How can interaction be created if the public only looks through the digital lense and is not in the performing space?


06. January 2021 — 27. June 2021

Presentation of the artwork Crawlers at the ZKM I Karlsruhe.

jubezmediale 2020

17. November 2020 — 19. November 2020

Three days full of artistic and playful workshops in which nearly 1000 students, pedagogues and workshop instructors try out and practice themselves on different media levels.

7×7 – Seven Creatives in Seven Minutes

05. October 2020

Seven creative people from Karlsruhe have seven minutes to present themselves and their company. Slide presentation, speech, unplugged concert or small show – everything is allowed.

Schloss­lichtspiele Karlsruhe

05. August 2020 — 13. September 2020

The Karlsruhe SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE will take place again this year

BEYOND Symposium – Future Design

23. July 2020 — 25. July 2020

BEYOND Symposium takes place online from July 23–26.

BEYOND Filmfestival – Climate Change

23. July 2020 — 26. July 2020

Humanities biggest challenge of the 21st century is nearing: With this years BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL CLIMATE CHANGE we shed the limelight on the current climate crisis and the impending ecological collapse.


26. May 2020 — 27. May 2020

Am 26. Mai 2020 findet die erste virtuelle hallo.digital statt: die Konferenz mit spannenden Sessions zu brandaktuellen Marketing-Themen mit Hands-on Charakter.

INDEPENDENT DAYS – International Film Festival (postponed)

01. April 2020 — 05. April 2020

The international film festival INDEPENDENT DAYS celebrates its anniversary.

Open Data Day

07. March 2020

The »Open Data Day« is a day of activities where local groups organise their own events. Last year (2019) there were more than 400 events worldwide. 

art KARLSRUHE – Art from over the last 120 years

13. February 2020 — 16. February 2020

The art KARLSRUHE trade fair offers its approximately 150,000 visitors a wide collection of exhibits, from the classic modern era of art to contemporary artworks.

ZKM hosting TANZ Karlsruhe 2019

13. November 2019 — 17. November 2019

Welcome to Dance! In November 2019, Karlsruhe is transformed into a venue for contemporary dance.

ARD Radio Play Days 2019

06. November 2019 — 10. November 2019

Listen up! In 2019, the ZKM will once again be the venue for the ARD Radio Play Days – the most important festival for radio plays and sound art in Germany. 


24. October 2019 — 27. October 2019

The seventh ZeitGenuss-Festival is all about musical media art.

Ausgeschlachtet 2019

Ausgeschlachtet 2019 – Open day at the Creative park Alter Schlachthof

16. October 2019

Since 2006, the former slaughterhouse in the east of Karlsruhe has been transformed into an area of cultural and creative industries.

Colorful night of digitization

11. October 2019 — 12. October 2019

Making digitization in Karlsruhe visible and experienceable for everyone – that is the aim of the »Bunte Nacht der Digitalisierung« [Colorful Night of Digitization].

Schloss­lichtspiele Karlsruhe

08. August 2019 — 15. September 2019

Under the motto »A summer of love and life. Hate comes late – Love comes first«, the façade of Karlsruhe Palace will again be used as a canvas for projection mappings by international light artists.

© Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Foto: Andreas Sieß.

La Remise – guest appearance at Badisches Staatstheate

21. July 2019

Media art meets classical ballet

Beethoven Pastoral Project

Beethoven Pastoral Project

19. July 2019 — 21. July 2019

The BEETHOVEN PASTORAL PROJECT will offer events on five main themes as part of DAS FEST

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