In Austria, there are many funding opportunities for music professionals. This article gives an overview on support programmes of Austrian Music Export and international tour support in Austria. Additional this article contains useful weblinks, guidelines and brochures on the Austrian Music Industry.
Austrian Music Export Programmes
Showcase Funding / Funding of travel expenses, advertising costs, etc. up to a maximum of EUR 1.000 (non-repayable) in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. Applications can be submitted by Austrian labels, publishing companies, producers and recording studios.
More information & application forms: www.musikfonds.at
phone: +43 1 710 6000
Travel funding up to EUR 5.000 for international tours – endowed and processed through the Austrian Federal Chancellery.
The Focus Acts Programme promotes international development of young local artists. Eligible applicants are Austrian musicians from the genres Pop / Rock / Electronic, new music, jazz & world music that have been selected as part of the activities of Austrian Music Export by international juries and festivals. Criteria for funding include the presence of international structures and business partners (booking, label, distribution, promotion, management) and a coherent export concept. Applicants must at the time of submission have at least ten international concerts arranged for the subsidized tour period. A travel fee of a maximum of EUR 5.000 can be applied for per act/solo artist/ensemble.
phone: +43 1 521 04 51
Travel funding for musicians selected to perform at events like Eurosonic Noorderslag, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival etc. and the festivals and events in our annual focus countries. In some cases we can also provide support for professionals travelling to these events.
phone: +43/1/521 04 51
phone: +43 /1/710 6000
More Options for International Funding Activities
Federal Chancellery of Austria (BKA)
The BKA (Federal Chancellery of Austria) offers tour and travel support for Austrian musicians. You should at least apply three months in advance.
- Tour and travel support for Austrian music ensembles and musicians in Austria and abroad
Next to information on your legal entity, submission should include: artistic CVs of the participating artists, detailed information about the programme, a tour schedule, a Letter of intent from the organizer and a balanced detailed calculation. Also add sound examples and links to material published online.
- Travel grants for Austrian composers whose works are to be performed abroad
Your submission should include: A copy of your residence registration form, an artistic CV, detailed information about the program, a travel itinerary, a Letter of intent from the organizer, a balanced detailed calculation, sound examples, DVD, links to material published online.
Please find and overview on the different funding programmes for Music and Performing Arts here: BKA – Arts and Culture Division (Abt. II)
Cultural Section of BMEIA
The global network of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs an act as a door opener for Austrian companies wishing to access new markets, provides local support and advocates corresponding international framework conditions for Austrian companies. In order to support cultural projects, the Cultural Section of BMEIA offers grants for cultural or scientific projects – at home and abroad.
Austrian Cultural Fora
The network of Austrian Cultural Fora abroad organizes cultural and scientific projects and acts as a service point for Austrian creative artists as well as scientists. They are oriented on the specific needs of its local users and partners and have sole responsibility as to the content of their programmes.
Austrian Federal Provinces
Some of Austria´s Federal Provinces provide services and information on grants and travel support. Have a look at our list compiled and regularly updated by mica – music austria.
“Go International” is an initiative of the Internationalisierungsagentur der österreichischen Wirtschaft (WKO) and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) to support export activities of Austrian small and medium-sized enterprises for positioning abroad. Their programme “Going Special” offers funding opportunities for creative industries and includes the following areas:
- Literature and publishing
- PR and advertising
Direct promotions: Folder Direktförderungen (PDF)
Guideline for direct promotions: Richtlinie für Direktförderungen (PDF)
Brochure on Austrian Export Industry: Broschüre Österreichische Exportwirtschaft (PDF)
VIENNA BUSINESS AGENCY
The Vienna Business Agency is the first address for national and international companies. It provides financial support, buildings and impulses for urban development as well as free service and advice. The Vienna Business Agency aims to strengthen Viennese companies and their innovativeness.
The Finnish Institute in Germany [Finnland-Institut Deutschland] promotes artistic cooperation between Finland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The TelepART programme addresses aspiring talents in the field of performing arts (theatre, performance, circus, dance and music). What is special about the TelepART grant is that the funding will be made available to the artists within a short period of time.