MAD emergent art center was founded by a group of artists in 1995, after a breakthrough in media and communication technology created the urgency to connect the artistic and the engineering world. Inspired by the challenges multimedia presented for the creation of new art, MAD soon began to develop programs for awareness in exploring emerging digital technologies.

As a facilitator and distributor of new art, the MAD emergent art center acts as a laboratory and a platform. Throughout the years, MAD has brought many artists and scientists together, fostering interdisciplinary innovation and social creativity. Explore, Make, Show and Criticize are essential steps of the experiences MAD promotes.

We maximise our interactions by targeting a wide range of groups at regional, national and international levels. Artists, developers, designers, scientists, technologists, public organisations, educational institutions, government departments and private companies are part of our collaborator’s network.

Created as an artists’ initiative, MAD has developed into an active organisation of enthusiastic professionals. Every member uses their chosen speciality to further the connection between art, science and technology. Through mutual learning and imagination, we believe in making the future together.




MAD emergent art center is a non-profit organization that strives to democratize technology, initiate interdisciplinary innovation, and promote social creativity with artists and scientists as catalysts.

We aim to unlock new technologies and make them available, as well as creatively applicable, to individuals and society. We do this by creating encounters and establishing cooperation, while acting as a laboratory for technical and creative industries, makers, thinkers, among other groups and domains.

At MAD, the guiding principles are to facilitate, share knowledge, and inspire. We research applications and develop open-source. We realize communities, platforms, productions, exhibitions, festivals and interplanetary excursions.



Directors and Employees


MAD’s Board of Directors consists of: Hanneke van den Nieuwenhof (chair), Louis Verbraak (treasurer/secretary), Mark Dijkstra.

The Board of Directors is unpaid.

Director: René Paré.

MAD has no contract employees, but works with freelancers, temporary and on-call workers.
There are always numerous volunteers active and at regular intervals interns and graduating students. In addition there are infrequent so-called artists-in-residence present.




MAD is a public benefit organisation. MAD emergent art center is a branch of the Foundation Multi-Art-Disc, founded on 18-05-1995 in Eindhoven. The RSIN nummer is 804082856. KvK-nummer 41093496. BTW nummer NL8040.82.856.B.01.

Since 1995, MAD has been housed at a series of locations in Eindhoven: De Lismortel (Alpha Centrum); De Horsten 1 (Multimedia Paviljoen); H. van Brabantplein 17a (Hertoghof); Vonderweg 1 (TAC); Glaslaan 2 (SWA); Vestdijk 280 (Schellens); Achtseweg Zuid 155 (TQ); Don Boscostraat 4 (Social Lab); Von Flowtowlaan 1A (oude grafische school/oude Sint Lucas).




At MAD our working environment is both professional, creative, dynamic and cozy.
We always work as a team so giving a helping hand to each other is expected.

At MAD we are open to adapt the positions based on your interest and learning goals.
Currently we have some open vacancies for volunteers and interns.

Apply by clicking on the function of your choice and completing the form.

If you need any more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Email: vacature@madlab.nl
Phone:  (+31) 040 21 33 032





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