Inter Arts Center is a platform for artistic research and experimentation, part of the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts at Lund University. It acts as a meeting place and a work space for researchers and artists who use the facilities for short or long term projects. IAC also offers five residency programmes in cooperation with partner institutions.
IAC was established in 2010 and is located on the fourth floor of the old Mazetti chocolate factory in central Malmö. The space includes sound, video and artist studios, and rooms for performances, talks and seminars. IAC often hosts public events, ranging from concerts to symposia and exhibitions.
What makes IAC unique is that it is not just an environment designed specifically for artistic research and interdisciplinarity, but it is also open to experimental and multidisciplinary artists working in visual art, music and theatre. This combination of artist working within as well as outside the academy is a vital component in the development of artistic research.
IAC’s position in the art world differs markedly from that of institutions such as museums, art galleries, concert halls, theatre companies and venues, as well as more artist-driven and often short-term initiatives. IAC does not need to adhere to specific formats of presentation nor focus on attendance. This allows IAC to concentrate more on contributing to the development of various artistic fields, by working with processes, research, experimentation and technology over time.