Be it in Berlin, throughout Germany, or all across the globe, CTM’s partners have always been vital to the festival’s success.
Over the last decade, CTM has established close relationships with excellent partners ranging from prestigious cultural institutions to like-minded international festivals, passing through forward-thinking subcultural initiatives to trailblazing non-profit organizations. Such cooperation is crucial both to maintain the festival’s position at the forefront of current developments as well as to support its privileged position in the eyes of specialized media outlets and the public.
Together, CTM and its sister festival transmediale – international festival for art and digital culture constitute a unique event with huge international impact. The annual joint presentation of the CTM and transmediale festivals offers the world’s most current and comprehensive overview of how new technologies and digital culture are shaping today‘s world. Shared tickets and accreditations offer visitors an unparalleled diversity of themes and events to explore.
CTM is a member an co-founder of ICAS – International Cities for Advanced Sound – an international network numbering over 35 likeminded, nonprofit organizations working in the field of digital art and sound. Inaugurated in 2009, the network aims to increase dialogue and exchange between its members via co-commissions, increased movement of artists and cultural workers, knowledge transfer, collaborative projects, and more.
In 2015, CTM entered into three EU-funded network projects: the SHAPE – Sound Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Euro[e Platform which unites 16 organisations in supporting 144 emerging European musicians over 3 years, the ENCAC – European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation project aimed at enabling collaborative work among European creators in fields of sound, visual arts, performance arts, and digital culture via residencies and commissioned work, as well as the 2-year long SoCCoS – Sound of Culture, Culture of Sound residency programme for sound art.
Notable national and regional partners are: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Goethe Institut, Berlin Music Week, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, Initiative Musik, Dock e.V., and the Musicboard Berlin.