Visual arts


Portals/Search Machines


Arts International
http://www.artsinternational.org/
Search machine for artistic trends and countries. It provides names and addresses of the artists.
In English


Contemporary art database
http://www.artist-info.com
artist-info.com is both a portal and market place for contemporary art. It contains some in-depth descriptions of artists belonging to diverse artistic schools.
In English


Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/education/er_online_links/er_ao.htm
Annotated list of links of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. on African, Oceanian and arts of the Americas.
In English


Chinese-Art.com
http://chinese-art.com
“Chinese-art.com is a web-based portal site designed to provide collectors, historians, curators, dealers and critics outside the modern China context with an in-depth look at some of the art making history in China today. Our hope is to contribute to a more pluralistic knowledge of the world’s contemporary art.”
In English


Artcyclopedia- The Fine Art Search Engine
http://www.artcyclopedia.com
This searchable database accesses 1.200 pages of art and offers more than 32.000 links. You can view 100.000 works of art from 7.500 artists. Many very detailed comments.
In English


Databases


Cultural Exchange Asia-Europe
http://www.culture-asef.org
Within CulturE-Asef the Asia-Europe Foundation is supporting the information system of Universes in Universe. The art database lists artists of the ASEM member States of Asia.
In German, Spanish and English


culture360.org
http://www.culture360.org
culture360.org is the multidisciplinary Arts and Culture portal connecting Asia and Europe. Created for and fuelled by artists, cultural practitioners and policy makers, culture360.org is the platform to inform, collaborate, interact and exchange ideas with the arts and cultural communities across Asia and Europe.
In English


Iniva Institute of International Visual Arts
http://www.iniva.org
Database for artists, curators and events.
In English


Genius Economic Data Base
http://www.genios.de/genioswwwnangebot/fn/sheet/sfn/show/db/IKD/index.html
Genios is an international art database offering access to well-structured biographical data of 397.000 artists. The data is taken from art encyclopedia and covers artists from different countries and historical periods.
In English


The Getty Research Institute for the history of art and the humanities
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/psc/
The Getty photo-database contains 2 million photos documenting the work of artists and architects.
In English


Artnet
http://www.artnet.com
Artnet contains detailed descriptions and pictures of 1.300 galleries, 36.000 works of art and 13.000 artists from all over the world. From here, you can also buy and sell art.
In English


Artfacts.Net
http://artfacts.net
Artfacts.Net is an international online gallery and museum guide for young, modern and contemporary art. You can access ArtfactsNet via three levels: the artist’s pages, the exhibition pages and the gallery pages. (19.683 biographies)
In English


ART Actif
http://www.artactif.fr/deutsch/new1.htm
ART Actif aims at being a public forum for contemporary artists and sculptors. Here, contemporary artists and sculptors can put one representative work of art into the net and therefore gain wider recognition.
In French, Spanish, Italian, German and English


ConArt- Contemporary Artists
http://www.vifaart.club-dresden.de/csp/vifaart/conart/conart.csp
ConArt is a virtual library for contemporary art. It offers brief information on more than 11.000 mostly young international artists, but also on architects, designers, graphic designers and photographers.


World Artist Directory
http://www.worldartistdirectory.com
“The World Artist Directory is the internet’s source for locating accomplished artists worldwide.”
In French, German, Italian, Spanish and English


World Wide Arts Resources
http://www.wwar.com
‘World Wide Arts Resources is the largest collection of fine art information: artists, museums, galleries, fine art, art history, art education, antiques, dance, theatre and more...”
In English


Hara Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
http://www.haramuseum.or.jp/index1.htm
Offers you a brief insight into art work and biographies of the listed artists.
In English


PortalGlobal
http://www.portalglobal.de/index.php
LocalAliens.net. A cultural project of &Mac226;Brotfabrik’ (Frankfurt) and the Berlin-based &Mac226;Werkstatt der Kulturen’. It supports artists with the aim of offering them a professional forum on the internet. Partly with soundfiles, pictures, texts.
In German


Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
http://www.zkm.de
With short biographies and the most important exhibitions and works of art. The ZKM Media Museum is worldwide the first and still a unique museum for interactive arts.
In German and English


The Centre for Contemporary Images
http://www.centreimage.ch
“The Centre for Contemporary Images is concerned with art and new technologies: photography, video, computer, cinema, multimedia and the web. It is a production, presentation, discussion and archival center for contemporary images. Its Media Library has over 1200 titles.”
In English and French


The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technologies
http://www.fondation-langlois
“The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology operates as a Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D). The CR+D seeks to document history, artworks and
practices associated with electronic, digital media arts and make this information available to researchers in an innovative manner.”
In French and English


Gate Foundation, Amsterdam
http://www.gatefoundation.nl
In Gate Foundation you find information about 700 contemporary artists of the fine arts. Gate Foundation is the biggest resource for non-European/Western contemporary artists in the Netherlands. Linked with the House of World Cultures.
In English


Fine Arts Museum
http://www.thinker.org
“Because our collections belong to the public and because we are able to show less than 5% of the collections in the galleries at any given time, we feel a special responsibility to make them accessible in other ways. This ImageBase is a fully keyword searchable database; it contains 82.000 images from the collections of our two museums.”
In English


Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Network (APPAN)
http://www.appan.org
The Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Network (APPAN) is a worldwide network for promotion and co-operation in performing arts development. This network increases public awareness of the cultural spiritual identity of the performing arts in the Asia-Pacific region reaching out to a worldwide audience.
In English


Center for Contemporary Art Kiev
http://www.cca.kiev.ua/index.php
The Center for Contemporary Art Kiev presents artists with their biographies and works of art.
In English


Culturebase.org
http://www.culturebase.org
Culturebase.org is a Germany-based event database covering the whole of Europe.
In German, English


Universes in Universe – Worlds of Art
http://universes-in-universe.de
Universes in Universe is a world-wide art directory. It shows Visual Arts of Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean within the context of international art processes.
In English, German, Spanish


Music


Afropop
http://www.afropop.org
“Afropop is a radio program, a web site, a searchable database, an international music archive, a team of researchers, and a travel series to Africa and Latin America.”
In English


Afromix
http://www.afromix.org
“The African Music Encyclopedia: An in-depth, non-commercial compendium of information on African music and artists.”
In French and English


World Music Portal
http://www.worldmusiccentral.org/
‘World Music Portal is an initiative of music journalist, record/TV producer and music researcher, Angel Romero. The purpose is to develop a world music (traditional and contemporary folk/roots music from all over the world).”
In English


International Music Network
http://www.imnworld.com/roster.html

“International Music Network is a booking agency specialising in world music and jazz. We service a border-crossing, genre-bending roster of artists who perform in venues worldwide.”
In English


Mondomix
http://www.mondomix.org
The online world music magazine with an extensive multi media datanbase on world music.
In Englsh and French


Film


Deutsches Filminstitut
http://www.deutsches-filminstitut.de/
The archive of the Deutsches Filminstitut (DIF) is one of the biggest film archives in Germany. It contains an amazing collection of material relating to all aspects of film and cinema. The data is accessible for scientific and commercial use. The Deutsches Filminstitut carries out research, presents series of films and contributes in many ways to film culture.
In German