CAT is a shortcut for ‘Community Art Team’. The artist residency CAT Cologne was founded in 2010 as a non-profit organization. CAT supports international emerging artists working in the fields of Social Practice and community-engaged work. During a working grant to spend one to three months in Cologne, artists are invited to realize a process-oriented project that picks up on issues which are context specific and engages with local communities. A number of social events such as Dinner Partys and Brunches are part of the framing program. Each project closes with a small publication and a final presentation.
Outreach and mediation are key. The CATucation program offers an opportunity for young people to get involved. CAT supports the dialogue with diverse communities and actively engages with them by offering creative ways of participation.