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03 Sep 2010

KulturKontakt Austria (KKA)

KKA is a European competence and resource centre for education, culture and the arts, focusing geographically on Austria, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. KKA operates as an Austrian institution on behalf of and supported by the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture. The core areas of activity of this non-profit organisation are cultural cooperation, arts sponsorship, cultural education in schools, and educational cooperation.

In its work, KKA is committed to the fundamental principles of educational and cultural policy formulated at European level, namely lifelong learning, diversity and inclusion. Based on these principles, KKA designs its activities and programmes with the objective of facilitating equal access to education, culture and the arts for all.

KulturKontakt Austria’s websites present the interested public various cultural, sponsoring and educational projects and activites. The web projects support the exchange of information and experience and the creation of network in the field of culture and education.

Below, a list of KKA's websites which are of particular relevance to the cultural sector:
This Website informs about the current exhibitions in the gallery ArtPoint. In its gallery ArtPoint, KulturKontakt Austria presents different artists from Eastern and South Eastern Europe. The aim is to facilitate and encourage meetings with artists from Eastern and South Eastern Europe.
A database, that offers Austrian creative artists an overview of competitions, prizes and scholarships organised or sponsored by Austrian Companies and an Overview of art collections of private Austrian companies
A database project of KulturKontakt Austria with a spectrum of recorded data, with more than 1,700 contacts in the field of art and culture in Central, East and Southern Europa. (English)
In dialogue events, artists of all genres work with pupils of all school types in the schools during class time, which has a motivating effect.
Apprentices get motivated to participate in cultural activities on their own initiative by capturing their interests and involving them in communicative exchange with people working in the fields of art and culture, taking the apprentices` own working and living circumstances as the point of departure.
Comprehensive collection of project material and project documentation from the Department of Cultural Cooperation.

KulturKontakt Austria’s “Artists in Residence” – programme provides for a stay of three months in Vienna, including the studio, accommodation, insurance, a monthly grant of € 1.000,- as well as an exhibition of the artist’s work at the end of the three-months period. Visual artists up to the age of 35 from the following countries in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe are eligible to apply: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.

You can subscribe to the KKA newsletter, available only in German.