We are a network that creates encounters and promotes the free experimental music scene in Cologne.

ON Events

In our section ON Events we inform you about current concerts of the independent contemporary music scene.
Concerts have been an integral part of the ON network from the very beginning. In addition to our own concert series and projects, the Events section also presents cooperations, network projects and individual projects in the diverse sphere of ON Cologne. At regular intervals throughout the year, we present individual concerts, weekend festivals or virtual video projects. The Cologne scene is diverse!
The current focus of ON Cologne's own projects is on the first edition of SPARK 2022 – Festival for Contemporary Music Theatre (7–10 April 2022).

ON Workshops

ON Support

ON #Mikrostipendium
Short-term feasibility funding for projects in the independent scene

The «Mikrostipendium» (microgrant) can be used to cover short-term shortfalls and unexpected challenges in the implementation of a project. Often, even small amounts are enough to realise artistic projects, small concerts, experiments and laboratory situations without the artists involved having to pay extra in the end. By contributing funds for accommodation, travel and/or fees, ON Cologne strengthens the cooperation between ON and local artists in short-term projects. With a relatively manageable financial outlay, sustainability can be achieved for the development of Cologne as a city of music by realising new,
creative and innovative approaches to artistic work.
Projects that are supported in this way are also accompanied by extensive public relations measures and thus receive even more attention.

Our #Mikrostipendium can be applied for all year round, even at short notice, without deadlines and informally.

Contact person: Daniel Mennicken

ON Podcasts

The ON Podcast starts its third year and with every new episode broadens the horizon of conetemporary music and the indepedent scene. Every month we invite a new host to share a personal perspective on the life and work in the experimental music scene - and to enlarge it with friends, guests and stories, bit by bit and episode by episode - every other Wednesday on our Soundcloud.

ON Publications

Art without an audience is not art at all. That is why it is an important task of ON Cologne to increase the visibility and audibility of the diverse activities of our scene. Many smaller and often nonpermanent projects cannot provide the long-term access and development of a diverse public. In addition to our digital information channels, we therefore have various publications that regularly report on everyday life and events in the scene.
Although printed material comes out of the New Music bubble more easily, we need help to reach as broad a public as possible: You have a wellfrequented
windowstill, want to put out a few magazines after the concert or simply give some
reading material to friends? We are happy about any address to which we can send our anwesend magazine or the bi-monthly NOIES for further distribution! Let's go public

September 2022

August 2022

March 2022

Stay tuned, more projects will be here soon! :-)