Our main partner during Art Olfaction Amsterdam is The Institute for Art and Olfaction Los Angeles. The Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO) is a non-profit organization devoted to experimentation through cross-discipline arts and technology projects with a focus on scent.
One of the IAO goals is to provide an accessible and affordable education in their laboratory for the people who have traditionally not had access. They also support the art and perfume communities by advancing experimental practices through ongoing creative residency programs, community-minded events (Experimental Scent Summit, A.I.X. Scent Fair), and through the Art and Olfaction Awards. IAO fosters experimentation with scent through strategic different projects, facilitate innovative creative practices spanning science, technology and the popular and fine arts through project-based arts residency and research programs, and through special projects with partnering institutions.