BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts is an interdisciplinary centre for the development of art and new technology. We aim to extend the field of electronic art through collaboration, critical reflection and the sharing of knowledge.
BEK initiates and develops projects within the fields of art and technology that are experimental, creative and shareable. We offer our expertise through supervision, project management and training. Our studios and project rooms are used for audio and video recording and editing, integration of technology in art and the development of spatial art practices. We actively support artists by initiating, producing and presenting art projects, and assist in finding partners for exhibitions, concerts and art events.
At BEK you will encounter a supportive and encouraging community of artists that participates in the development of your work. We engage locally, nationally and internationally in collaborations and the exchange of knowledge. The organizations and venues in our network are devoted to share experimental art and music to a broad audience.
#experiment #create #transmit
BEK is one of the nodes associated with the national network PNEK – Production Network for Electronic Art in Norway. The network aims to provide good production conditions for artists working with electronic and interdisciplinary art. PNEK functions as a professional meeting place for the nodes, and offers a contact point between the nodes and individual artists nationwide and internationally. PNEK profiles the electronic art field in Norway on an international level.
BEK is one of 10 partners in Future DiverCities, an incubator of cultural innovation and new creative practices. An important part of the work is a holistic programme of creative laboratories (LABs), hosted by the various partners in Europe and Canada. Future DiverCities is a four-year project supported by the Creative Europe Programme.
BEK was established in 2000, and is organised as a non-profit foundation.
Our board in 2019 is:
Marit Paasche (board leader)
Ørjan Drønen Madsen
Sveinung Rudjord Unneland
Magnus Thomassen (substitute)
Please find the annual reports here (Norwegian only).
BEK receives operating grants from Arts Council Norway, The City of Bergen and Hordaland County.
C. Sundtsg 55
Booking er åpen: Mandager og torsdager 10-16
Tlf: +47 55 23 30 80