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Art projects for the public space that have already been conceived but not yet completet can apply for funding. Applications for funding may be submitted on an ongoing basis.

Funding is available for both temporary and permanent projects, for the visual and applied arts, and for architectural as well as for transdisciplinary and research-based art forms.

Whether sculptures, the design of public squares, memorials, interventions, or participatory and performative formats – what is important is a reflective, critical engagement with the spatial, social, and cultural conditions that shape the specific site. Art should be used to demonstrate alternative, unfamiliar design and thematic practices that stimulate dialogue on cultural, social, and political issues. 

We do not support artistic projects for decorative purposes or the installation or presentation of artworks that are unrelated to or do not address current issues in the respective local context.

Voraussetzungen für eine Projektförderung sind

  • site-specific approaches

  • an awareness of the issues and requirements of the respective public space

  • thinking about/reflecting on specific publics

  • a contemporary artistic approach

  • other funding sources

Who can apply for funding?

  • Artists

  • Associations

  • Cities and municipalities

  • Institutions

  • Civil society players


§ 4 Art grants for site-specific projects in public space

1_The members of the federal state government responsible for site-specific art in public space, and for the building schemes of the federal state government or for the promotion of building schemes undertaken by other contracting parties respectively, agree and commit to a lump sum from the budgeted provision for the one calendar year contained within the federal state government’s budget for building schemes for the promotion of
a. site-specific art projects in public spaces (such as fine art, literature, music, interdisciplinary contemporary art forms) and
b. concomitant activities (such as supervisory tasks, mediation of art)

2_The following are to be taken into account as a basis for the agreement of the lump sum:
a. the anticipated total costs of the building schemes of the federal state government (such as structural and civil engineering, with the exception of structures for environmental protection and hydraulic engineering for residential developments), to be commissioned in the current calendar year, and
b. the anticipated total amount of financing contributions by the provincial regional government for building schemes undertaken by other legal parties to be pledged for the current calendar year, where these building schemes are in general predominantly financed by the federal state government.
c. the anticipated annual property leasing rates not including interest, where applicable.

3_ If no agreement is made by 30th April of the current calendar year, 1% of the amounts is to be made available in accordance with section 2 by the department responsible for the administration of loans for site-specific art projects.

INVENTOUR, Seekopf, 2020
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