IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] is a media arts organization based in Utrecht and founded in 1988. IMPAKT presents critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and arts, in an interdisciplinary context. Its aim is to identify urgent issues in digital and transglobal culture, by focusing on the relationship between society, media, technology and arts. IMPAKT examine issues around politics, science and popular culture from different angles. It aims to present creative and innovative approaches and stir debates with critical ideas on common beliefs in society at large as well as towards dominant perceptions in arts and academia.
IMPAKT organises activities throughout the year at its venue at Lange Nieuwstraat 4, including IMPAKT Works, a residency programme, and IMPAKT Events, a regular series of exhibitions, panels, artist-talks, presentations and screenings centering on a given theme, movement, or artist. The IMPAKT Channel is a platform where art projects made for the internet are presented, along with curated programmes featuring film and video art. Last but not least, the IMPAKT Archive works on digitising IMPAKT’s screening history back to 1988, when the first IMPAKT Festival was organised. Feel free to have a look: IMPAKT Archive
Its main project is the annual IMPAKT Festival, a five-day multimedia event that includes exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, panels, performances, presentations, and artist talks at locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands.