The Ars Electronica Festival 2017 will be held September 7-11, 2017 (from Thursday to Monday) in Linz (Austria). The festival venues are located right downtown, just a few minutes’ walk or a few streetcar stops from each other.

Mobile Ö1 Atelier
St. Mary’s Cathedral
OK Center for Contemporary Art
University for Art and Design Linz
LENTOS Art Museum
Ars Electronica Center
Anton Bruckner Private University


Situated amidst the main train station’s yard, the POSTCITY, a 80,000-m2 facility that used to be the postal service’s letter & parcel distribution center will again serve as the main festival venue.

THU Sept. 7-SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 10 AM – 7:30 PM
MON Sept. 11, 2017, 10 AM – 6 PM

Parts of the POSTCITY are also opened in the evening: On THU Sept. 7, 2017, beginning at 9 PM as part of the Ars Electronica Opening, as part of the POSTCITY Nightline on FRI Sept. 8, 2017, beginning at 9 PM and as part of the Big Concert Night on SUN Sept. 10, 2017, beginning at 7:30 PM. The info desk and artist desk, the ticket office, the press desk and the WE GUIDE YOU meeting point of the 2017 Ars Electronica are located in the POSTCITY.

Ars Electronica Center

The Ars Electronica Center situated on the north bank of the Danube is hosting multiple exhibitions. One highlight is Deep Space 8K featuring twin 16-by-9-meter projection surfaces on its wall and floor.

THU Sept. 7-SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 10 AM-8 PM
MON Sept. 11, 2017, 10 AM-6 PM

Additionally, the Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center is accessible on FRI September 8 until 11 PM.

The OK Center for Contemporary Art

At OK in the OÖ Kulturquartier, the Prix Ars Electronica occupies the focal point of attention throughout the festival. This is the site of the big CyberArts exhibition, and the place to go to encounter Golden Nica prizewinners, who’ll be discussing their work at Prix Forum events here.

THU Sept. 7, 2017, 10 AM-9 PM
FRI Sept. 8, 2017, 10 AM-7 PM
SAT Sept. 9, 2017, 10 AM-9 PM
SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 10 AM-7 PM
MON Sept. 11, 2017, 10 AM–7 PM

The CyberArts show runs until Sept. 17, 2017.


This former first-run cinema is the ideal setting for the Expanded Animation symposium.

FRI Sept. 8, 2017, 1 PM-5:30 PM
SAT Sept. 9, 2017, 11 AM-5:45 PM


Films honored in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Animation category will be screened in Moviemento.

Movie 1
THU Sept. 7-MON Sept. 11, 2017: 1 PM-11 PM
SAT Sept. 9, 2017, 1 PM-12 midnight

University for Art and Design Linz

Situated on the Main Square, Linz Art University’s Campus is synonymous with a large-scale exhibition showcasing work being done at a selected guest university.

THU Sept. 7-SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 11 AM-9 PM
MON Sept. 11, 2017, 11 AM-7 PM

Anton Bruckner Private University

Once again, the Anton Bruckner Private University for music, drama and dance opened in autumn 2015, is another festival venue this year.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Linz’s Mariendom is an extraordinary, don’t-miss festival location. This awesome space has hosted sound installations, performances and concerts for several years now.

THU Sept. 7-MON Sept. 11, 2017, 10 AM-7 PM

LENTOS Art Museum

LENTOS Art Museum Linz is an Ars Electronica Festival partner of long standing. This striking work of architecture showcasing contemporary art is located opposite the Ars Electronica Center on the south bank of the Danube.

THU Sept. 7, 2017, 10 AM-9 PM
FRI Sept. 8-MON Sept. 11, 2017, 10 AM-6 PM


You might say that the Brucknerhaus was present at the birth of Ars Electronica, and this sleek concert hall set amidst a riverside park has been a hub of the Festival ever since.

The Mobile Ö1 Atelier

Almost traditionally Ars Electronica Festival and cooperation partner Ö1 stage the Mobile Ö1 Atelier. The living cooperation with Austria’s cultural public-radio broadcasting station is once again located at the entrance to the festival’s main quarter, POSTCITY.