Civil Association „ARTIKAL – association devoted to curating and promoting contemporary and free artistic expression“ (in Serbian: Udruženje građana „ARTIKAL - Društvo za negovanje i promovisanje savremenog i slobodnog umetničkog izražavanja“) is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Association's aims are:
- building awareness of and support creative advancement of arts and culture through promoting contemporary artistic practices
- promoting curatorial practices, strengthening curator's vocation
- nurturing educative activities focused on youth and students
- providing professional trainings and foster inclusion.
It holds professional contacts with partner organizations and networks primarily in Serbia (Association of independent cultural scene of Serbia) and countries of ex-Yugoslavia (Art association Tač.ka, SCCA Ljubljana, Curatorial platform Zagreb), but also in European and Mediterranean countries (Kaunas university of humanities, Spring lessons Berlin, JISER Reflexions Mediterrànies Barcelona/Tunis).
The organization's main activities include workshops, exhibition projects, archiving and digitalization, panel discussions, publications, curating and research. Among the most notable projects are ARTOUR: Cultural tour for people with disabilities (2008), About and around curating/ Kustosiranje project, research and platform (since 2011) and Trans-Cultural Dialogues platform (since 2012).
Association works mostly with students and graduates of Arts universities (art history, visual and applied arts, architecture, dramatic arts, etc) and professionals from the fields of arts and culture (curators, artists, professors, managers and entrepreneurs).