Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre

founded 01.01.02.

TEKS, Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre is a non-profit organisation founded in Trondheim in 2002 for promoting electronic arts of any field, locally and nationally. TEKS is a resource and competence centre for artists working with digital and electronic tools.

TEKS initiates and organizes artistic productions and projects, works with promotion and education through courses and workshops, and acts as organiser or co-organiser of various cultural initiatives in the Trondheim region. The organisation serves as an IT consultant for cultural institutions and is administrating mailing lists and web sites for cultural projects.

Because of Trondheim as a national technology centre, TEKS priorities to coordinate local resources and competence by establishing an inter-institutional network. Artistic projects are developed and realised by prioritising interdisciplinary collaborations with relevant educational and research based institutions. TEKS is currently collaborating with the Music Technology programme, the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, the Department of Computer and Information Science, and the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.

TEKS seeks to develop specific competence on mechatronics, 3D imaging and music technology.

TEKS organizes “Trondheim Matchmaking,” an annual international festival of new technology and electronic arts. This festival is an arena for presentations of innovative ideas and artistic projects – a place where competence and resources are maintained and developed

TEKS employs one person (80% position) in addition to hosting an internship position. TEKS is in 2004 financed with support from the Norwegian Council for Cultural Affairs, the City of Trondheim and the Production Network for Electronic Arts (PNEK).

TEKS is a member of PNEK, the Production Network for Electronic Arts. Other members are NoTAM, Oslo / Atelier Nord, Oslo / BEK, Bergen centre for electronic arts.

TEKS board:
head of board: Robin Støckert, head of Soundscape-Studios / Maaretta Jaukkuri, professor, KIT / Kjetil Svarstad, senior researcher SINTEF / Leif Arne Rønningen, professor, Institute of telematics, NTNU / Espen Gangvik, art director, TEKS / Trine Eidsmo, director, TEKS