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art space unlimited

resilient communities at the forefront of contemporary art institutions 


From November, 2023 to June, 2025, five European non-profit art organizations have teamed up to learn from each other and find new ways to open up to audiences with limited access to institutionalized culture. Initiated by La Escocesa (Barcelona, Spain), OFF-Biennale Budapest (Hungary), < rotor > (Graz, Austria), Shtatëmbëdhjetë / Foundation 17 (Pristina, Kosovo), and / Biennale Matter of Art (Prague, Czech Republic), the project Art Space Unlimited builds upon the individual artistic and educational efforts of these institutions, providing space for local communities to gain resilience through participation in politically engaged exhibition programming and residencies.

The art spaces involved will build shared knowledge and organize public events centered around the mediation of art. The project will help these institutions to become spaces relevant for an audience with limited access to institutionalized contemporary art and develop strategies which will be relevant across Europe. The project will culminate in a book that will be made available to cultural organizers and curators in six languages. 

For the mediation part, La Escocesa will collaborate with LUMBRE, which has designed Braid, a programme whose intention is to generate an opening process for La Escocesa so it can be home to communities that currently don’t inhabit it. LUMBRE is a research, mediation and cultural programming collective formed by Tau Luna Acosta, Diana Rangel and Juan David Galindo, which uses overflowing methodologies of contemporary art to propose encounters and spaces for collective making. The focus of their relational interests is on migrants from the global south living in Barcelona, and they work to generate fairer spaces for these people, using art as a pretext, a tool and a technology. Lumbre Migrante, one of her projects, is a guide in printed and digital format that aims to accompany and map the process of landing in the administrative procedures linked to the immigration law of the Kingdom of Spain. 




The project is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Pere IV, 345 08020 Barcelona