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Art Machines ReCoding: Driessens & Verstappens

We've called makers (visual/sound/performing-artists, designers and technologists) to participate in ReCoding Driessens & Verstappen, a two-day workshop with the artist couple. Participants will create prototypes for new works, inspired by Driessens & Verstappen’s artworks Breed and E-volver. The two-day workshop follows the method of ReCoding. The goal of the workshop is to deconstruct the systems that lay underneath the works of Driessens & Verstappen. In their goal to emulate natural processes of growth and information transfer they often used techniques such as cellular automation and evolutionary algorithms in order to create their wonderful sculptures and computer generated graphics. During the workshop we will dive into the specifics of these techniques and use this process as a means to get inspired, understand the craft of working with generative systems, and create concepts for new works. More info: Facebook Event

10 Minute Livecoding Challenge

In light of current worldwide developments, we've gone ahead and commenced a totally new segment we call our "10 Minute Livecoding Challenge"! During this weekly (every Tuesday at 20:00 CEST) bit, artists from the Netherlands Coding Live and Creative Coding Utrecht community will present a, well, a 10-minute live coding performance.

Interview series: "Behind The Screens"

We're challenging coders all over the country to create something from scratch in 10 minutes. During their live performance, the artists are expose the tools and practices they're using for coding music and/or visuals. In addition to their live performance, we are interviewing all artist in-depth, discussing their practice, tools, work in the community and coping with the radical and drastic changes in their practice due to the COVID-19 crisis. You can find an overview of all "Behind The Screens" interviews here.

Hurray for the Utrecht colourful & pluralist sector!

Exciting news: we are one of the newcomers in the Cultuurnota 2021 - 2024! For the next four years we will be receiving a structural subsidy from Gemeente Utrecht to contribute to a colourful and pluralist sector. Also, we'll be receiving funding under the Creative Europe scheme for "On-the-fly"; fostering live coding practices across Europe, a collaboration with, ZKM Karlsruhe and LJUDMILA. We are very delighted with the support and are curious to see where the next few years will take us. Cheers to an inspiring future!

All physical CCU events are postponed until further notice

Dear everyone, the developments around #COVID19 and the lockdown situation have lead to a necessity to postpone all our upcoming Creative Coding Utrecht events. To stay informed, please subscribe to our newsletter.


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CCU is a community founded in 2017 by Carolien Teunisse and Fabian van Sluijs with the goal to stimulate digital creativity and creative coding in Utrecht and beyond.

Through a variety of activities such as workshops, meetups, performances and exhibitions we bring together the community of makers (artists, designers, researchers, developers, performers, musicians) to share knowledge and collaboratively explore the artistic potential of self-made soft- and hardware for creating expressions.

In framing our activities we employ a postdigital perspective in which we make no distinction between 'old' and 'new' media and reflect on 'digital' creativity as part of a long tradition around arts and crafts. In this context Creative Coding Culture is interesting as it's thoroughly hybrid and composed of practices so diverse that its meaning is in flux. As such we research and reflect on what creative coding is and can be, in order to look for new and anti-disciplinary methodologies that can help shape our contemporary society in a fair and positive way.



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Scratch: FREE four-week online workshop series for kids

Making art with the computer! How does that work?
Digital paintings can move or even be interactive!
In this workshop (led by CCU co-founder Carolien Teunisse) you will learn creative programming in Scratch, a language with which you can easily create animations or video games. At the end you (or your kids, your student pupils, ...) have made your own game and you know the basics of creative programming! More info: Facebook Event Series
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Urban Interfaces - Designing for More-Than-Human Cities

A pressure cooker workshop hosted by research group [urban interfaces], the research MA program Media, Art & Performance Studies at Utrecht University, and Creative Coding Utrecht - platform for art and digital creativity. In this workshop, students from different programs and academies collaborate on an interdisciplinary urban design assignment. The specific focus of the workshop is to develop creative designs for interfacing with the more-than-human cities. Register: this workshop is fully booked

CCU x Uncloud: Art as Research

Date: 15 Feb
Time: 15:00 - 17:30
Location: Pieter Baan Centrum
Address: Gansstraat 170, 3582 EP Utrecht

How are fields like electronic music, artistic research, video art and choreography united? How are generative processes used to create audiovisual art? What are the research elements embodied in such performances?

During this afternoon programme, together with Uncloud we invite you to delve into the artistic process of three different artists, each with a distinctive approach, who will all perform during the evening programme at Uncloud Festival 2020.

Tickets: an Uncloud 2020 entry ticket (that's either a Saturday, expo or weekender ticket) will grant you access to the talks

More info:
Facebook Event

Uncloud Festival 2020

Date: 8 Feb - 16 Feb
Location: Poppodium Ekko, Bemuurde Weerd WZ 3, 3513 BH Utrecht

To celebrate its fifth edition, this year Uncloud festival will burst open the creative process even more. Uncloud is back with newly added locations, an artistic laboratory, workshops, performances and exhibitions. An ever-developing quest to a thinner line between crowd and artist, immersion, music and space and refreshed ideas. More profound and progressive than ever before.

Tickets: €8 expo / €16 day-ticket / €26 passe-partout / €31 passe-partout+expo

More info:
Facebook Event | Uncloud Event Website | Ekko Event Website

CCU x Uncloud: Workshop Live Coding in Mercury

Date: 16 Feb
Time: 15:00 - 17:30
Location: Pieter Baan Centrum
Address: Gansstraat 170, 3582 EP Utrecht

During this workshop led by Timo Hoogland you will be introduced to the livecoding environment Mercury; learn how to generate different rhythms with algorithms and probabilities, how to make basslines with a synthesizer and program melodies for arpeggiators by combining various algorithmic composition methods. No prior programming or musical experience required!

In order to participate in this workshop, you need to fill out the application form and buy a ticket for the Uncloud exhibition or possess a festival-passepartout.

More info:
Facebook Event

Max User Meetup NL

Date: 25 Jan 2020
Time: 14:30 - 19:00
Venue: De Havenloods, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

A meetup we're co-hosting with Timo Hoogland for everyone interested in creative coding with the Max/MSP programming environment!

Sannety > "Polyrhythmic sequencer in Max", Jaromir Mulders > "Art Machines Audiovisual Piece", Maija Anttila > "Bass Clarinet & Live Electronics", Sem Shimla > "Live Tutorial: Glitch Pixel Shader & Envelope Follower", also there'll be some networking, a patching-Workspace, Q&A, drinks, food & more patching!

PRICE: €5,- (pin ONLY)

More info:
Facebook Event


Date: Saturday December 7 2019
Time: 20:00 - 03:00
Venue: De Nijverheid, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

ART MACHINES is an audiovisual club night that presents installations and live performances of artists that work on the cross section of art, technology and music. At the new cultural hotspot de Nijverheid Creative Coding Utrecht brings together the history of media art with the avant-garde of digital culture. We invite upcoming and established artists who'll take the audience on a mind-blowing experience that triggers all your senses.

Full Info Event Page
Facebook Event

NLCL Monthly Meetup

Date: Wednesday November 20 2019
Time: 19:30 - 23:00
Venue: De Havenloods, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

This monthly Livecoding meetup will (for the first time!) be hosted at the Havenloods in Utrecht together with Nether Lands Coding Live! We welcome all coders, creatives, musicians, artists, visualists and anyone else who is interested or curious in the field of Live Coding! Join us to talk Live Coding, share work-in-progress/ideas/code, have a Live Coding Jam Session and explore it hands-on!

Facebook Event

CCU x Le Mini Who?

Date: Sunday November 10 2019
Time: 15:00 - 20:00
Venue: De Havenloods, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

Especially for Le Mini Who? 2019, Creative Coding Utrecht has selected two interactive installations: Timo Hoogland will be presenting 'c26h21n3o3+o2' – a visually mesmerizing light installation depicting particle flows inspired on #bioluminescent life forms often seen in coastal waters.

Carolien Teunisse will present her 'Portrait Machine' – a robotic pen plotter that draws portraits of visitors in any abstract style on paper.. We’re looking forward to opening up De Havenloods for the public and the experimental “avant-R&B” electronics of Zoe Reddy music! ❤️

Facebook Event

CCU17++ Creative Coding Meetup at Havenloods

Date: Thursday October 24 2019
Time: 19:45 - 22:45
Venue: De Havenloods, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

On Wednesday 30 October we reinstate our monthly meetup and welcome you to our brand new location: De Havenloods, A warehouse where the CCU office is located next to De Nijverheid. The CCU meetup is a place to get inspired and meet new people. We invite people to show and tell about projects and work-in-progress.

Do you want to share something? There’s room for announcements or ad hoc demo’s ;-) We close the evening with a little bit of live coding. There will be beers and other drinks.

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Facebook Event | Meetup Event

Shader Showdown Seminar

Date: Sunday September 15 2019
Time: 14:30 - 17:00
Venue: Sensor Lab, Plompetorengracht 4, 3512 CC Utrecht

On Sunday afternoon Shader Showdown finalist Flopine gives a seminar about the basics of shader coding. Later on, Showdown competitor Evvvvil takes over for a codejam-style shader session. During this session visitors (that's you!) are warmly welcomed to ask questions, ask for advice on existing code, or try some of the techniques that Evvvvil is famous for - and he'll make sure to explain things in easily understandable terms.

PRICE: €15,-, buy your TICKET

More info:
Facebook Event | Meetup Event

Uitfeest: Shader Showdown at de Neude

Date: Saturday 14 September 2019
Time: 12:00 - 22:30
Location: Neude, 3512 AE Utrecht

We open the new cultural season with live coding battles and closing live coding performance of Hip Hop band Panda Zooicide in the center of Utrecht. For those who want to get their hands dirty, we'll also host a shader coding seminar on Sunday…

CCU joins forces with Urban Dance Festival Freedom City to host a free party at de Neude. At this public city square we host a variety of dance and code battles. We've invited a variety of coders to perform their skills in a battle to live code the most amazing visuals in a timeframe of 25 minutes. This battle is also known (especially among the game- and demoscene subcultures) as the "Shader Showdown".

More info:
Facebook Event | Meetup Event

Uitfeest: ART MACHINES - Talks & Demo's

Date: Sunday September 15 2019
Time: 13:00 - 13:45
Location: Academiegebouw Universiteit Utrecht, Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht
How to find us: In the hall the first room on the left..

For the occasion of het Uitfeest CCU invites artists to give insights in the development of the installations and performances they'll present in December at ART MACHINES, an experimental audiovisual concert night at De Nijverheid venue. During Culturele Zondag artists present their work-in-progress and we'll reflect on the importance of reinterpretation of media art as a learning and conservation strategy for media art.

More info:
Facebook Event | Meetup Event


Anne-Linde Munsterman - communications & PR
Carolien Teunisse - co-founder & education
Fabian van Sluijs - co-founder & artistic director
Myrthe van der Boom - business & operations manager
Petra Biro - project assistent
Sietse van der Meer - communications & web


Axelle van Wynsberghe - nomadic researcher
Benjamin Hull - photography
Benjamin van Vliet - editor
Bram Snijders - technical producer
Costanza Tagliaferri - intern
Iris Jansen - producer
Mariska Berrevoets - pr & marketing
Mavi Irmak Karadermirler - intern
Saskia Freeke - programme & education
Tanja Busking - videography
Tanja van Zoest - creative producer
Vincent Schrijnemakers - photography


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Mailing address: Krugerstraat 96, 3531 AS Utrecht
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CCU is made possible with the support of:

Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Lemonaid Charitea
Gemeente Utrecht
Sensor Lab