What is MAD?

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

We unlock new technologies and make them available and creatively applicable to people and society.

We do this by realizing encounters and collaboration, as a laboratory, with technical and creative industries and other domains, makers, thinkers and groups from society.

We facilitate, share knowledge and inspire, we research applications and develop open source. We realize communities, platforms, productions, exhibitions, festivals and interplanetary excursions.


MAD is a charitable institution (ANBI). MAD emergent art center was originally established as Stichting Multi-Art-Disc, 18-05-1995 in Eindhoven. The RSIN number is 804082856. Chamber of Commerce number 41093496. VAT number NL8040.82.856.B.01.

The organization has been housed at a series of addresses in Eindhoven since 1995: De Lismortel (Alpha Center); De Horsten 1 (Multimedia Pavilion); 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 (former graphic school/former Sint Lucas); Gasfabriek 6 (Stadslab Eindhoven); Kardinaal de Jongweg 73 (Burghplan).

Terms and Conditions

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Sponsorships and partners

Gemeente Eindhoven (www.eindhoven.nl)
Fonds Cultuurparticipatie
Maker Days Eindhoven
Public Spaces
Dutch Design Week
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Grafico de Poost (www.poost.nl)
Farnell (www.farnell.com)
TU/e (tue.nl)
Fontys (Fontys.nl)
Lumens (Lumenswerkt.nl)

Board and employees

The board of the Foundation consists of: Hetty van Tent, Nus Waleson, Maurits Bruel. The board is unpaid.
Management: René Paré.

MAD has permanent employees, and works with freelance, temporary and on-call workers. There are also volunteers, and periodic interns and graduate students. In addition, MAD irregularly has an artist in residence.