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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 onthe Austrian Export Industry.

Austrian Music Export Programmes

Showcase Funding / International Tour Support

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.

Funding Guidelines
Application Form

Contact:
Tatjana Domany
email: tatjana.domany[AT]musikfonds.at
phone: +43 1 710 6000

Focus Acts Programmes

Travel funding up to EUR 5.000 for international tours – endowed and processed through the Austrian Federal Chancellery.

Criteria:
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. The next call will be held in the fall of 2019.

Contact:
Franz Hergovich
email: hergovich[AT]musicaustria.at
phone: +43 1 521 04 51

International Tour Support in the Framework of our Activities at Festivals or Showcase Events

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.

Contacts:
Franz Hergovich
email: hergovich[AT]musicaustria.at
phone: +43/1/521 04 51

Tatjana Domany
email: tatjana.domany[AT]musikfonds.at
phone: +43 /1/710 6000

More Options for International Funding Activities

International tour support

The BKA (Federal Chancellery of Austria) offers tour and travel support for Austrian musicians. You should at least apply three months in advance.

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BKA

BMEIA
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GO INTERNATIONAL

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:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Movie
  • Arts
  • Literature and publishing
  • Fashion
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • PR and advertising
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