Transcultures, Centre interdisciplinaire des cultures électroniques et sonores (direction artistique : Philippe Franck), est une association qui a été créée en 1996 à Bruxelles pour promouvoir et développer les croisements entre les pratiques artistiques/culturelles contemporaines et les enjeux arts/société/technologies. Elle explore plus particulièrement les champs de la création numérique et des arts sonores. Depuis 2016, Transcultures est installée à Charleroi dans les bâtiments du Vecteur pour y développer un centre interdisciplinaire alliant production, médiation et réflexion pour les créateurs et les cultures électroniques et sonores.


Transcultures, Interdisciplinary Center for Sound and Electronic Cultures (Artistic Director: Philippe Franck) is an association born in 1996 in order to promote and develop crossings between contemporary artistic practices and arts/society/technology stakes; focusing in particular on sound art and digital creation. Since 2008, Transcultures is settled in Charleroi (Belgium) and through its new interdisciplinary center, is working on production, mediation and reflection regarding electronic and sound projects.


#Call – WatchLab / #artnumerique #mediaart

In the framework of the WatchLab, Transcultures launch a call for collaborations to an artist/developer to rethink the project and develop a series of tools to sustain the network and reach an audience wider. The selected candidate will work closely with Jacques Urbanska, project initiator and now Media Arts/Networks projects manager @ Transcultures.

  • A budget of 2 000 € is scheduled for this first step of development.
  • Deadline: The call is open until a candidate is selected. Work on the platform is scheduled for late 2016/2017.

To answer this call you must be able to read/speak some French. More infos (in french).

The project was launched in late 2009 in the framework of an artistic project developed by Jacques Urbanska. It was supported by the Digital Arts cell of the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels, Digitalarti and Transcultures.

Today the project stands as a citizens’ initiative, a personal Webwatch Lab on the field Arts + New Tech / Science / Research / Innovation…, a set of personal searching tools available to the public.

The front end of the network is currently composed of: