Here you can find an overview of funding programmes for culture and economy in the federal states.
“IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIVE PROJECTS” WIBAG – BUSINESS BURGENLAND FUNDING
Wirtschaft Burgenland GmbH is the central body for business funding in Burgenland. Companies based in Burgenland are supported in developing innovative ideas, with research and development projects, and in the implementation of innovative projects. Areas: energy management, food sciences, humanities, genetic research and biotechnology, health/human medicine, information society/microtechnology, air and space travel, sustainable management, natural sciences, social and business sciences, technology, environment and transport, veterinary medicine, agriculture and forestry, molecular biology, chemistry, physics.
CULTURE PROMOTION-OFFICE OF THE BURGENLAND FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT
The areas supported with these funds range from the classic arts segments, the visual and performing arts, music and literature to folk art, monument preservation, adult education and scientific research and the promotion of theatre festivals and exhibitions.
PROMOTION OF ART AND CULTUREOFFICE OF THE CARINTHIAN FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT
Support for free culture initiatives, film, the creative industries, culture associations, artists and creatives, event organisers, individuals, folk culture (choirs, music bands, traditional customs groups, etc.) located in Carinthia.
FILM – CARINTHIAN FILM COMMISSION
Support for film and TV projects for international sale and of tourist value.
SUPPORT FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRY COMPANIES IN KLAGENFURT IN WÖRTHERSEE-STADT KLAGENFURT
The purpose of this support is to promote the new settlement of creative industry companies in a specially built shared office building in Klagenfurt by offering rent subsidies.
BUILD! BUSINESS INCUBATOR CARINTHIA
The business incubator build! Kärnten helps creative minds in Carinthia in realising their innovative business ideas for the long term. The centre offers advice, start-up support in the form of loans and subsidies, further training measures and a large network.
PROMOTION OF CULTURE OFFICE OF THE LOWER AUSTRIAN FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT, ART AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT
The fields of architecture, archaeology, exhibitions, cinema culture, art in public spaces, literature, music, regional culture and associations, societies, individuals, culture events, theatre and folk culture are supported.
OFFICE OF THE LOWER AUSTRIAN FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT – BUSINESS, TOURISM AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
The business, tourism and technology department controls and supports the development of the Lower Austrian economy.
RIZ THE BUSINESS START-UP AGENCY FOR LOWER AUSTRIA
The RIZ (“Regionales Innovationszentrum”), the business startup agency for Lower Austria, supports people from and in Lower Austria in making entrepreneurial decisions. Already before a company is founded, during the founding itself and with the many business decisions that must be made during their ongoing entrepreneurial activity.
ACCENT BUSINESS START-UP SERVICE, LOWER AUSTRIA
The accent supports technology-intensive and innovative ideas among young start-ups in Lower Austria. Experienced business start-up specialists also help with planning through to implementation and the follow-up support phase.
CULTURE PROMOTION – OFFICE OF THE UPPER AUSTRIAN FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT
Support is given to the visual arts, music, choir music, performing arts, literature, films, video, new media, cinema, contemporary culture, culture centres, museums, science/research, cultural affairs, the preservation of historic monuments and sites, folk culture and customs, brass band music, amateur theatre, photography and film clubs and youth culture.
CULTURE PROMOTION – LINZ CULTURE
Support is given to architecture, the visual arts, the preservation of customs/ homeland, the performing arts, theatre and dance, film, artistic photography, video and media art, culture associations/ city district revitalisation, literature promotion, music promotion, schools and education, and cultural studies with relevance to Linz.
BUSINESS PROMOTION – OFFICE OF THE UPPER AUSTRIAN FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT
A well-functioning economy is a prerequisite for wealth and stability. The business department of the Federal State of Upper Austria makes a significant contribution here, such as through a comprehensive system of funding, the creation of a network of technology and business incubator centres and sector networks.
BUSINESS START-UP SERVICE TECHT2B
Tech2b is a contact partner for technology-oriented new businesses, acting as a broker between start-ups and established companies, supporters in the field of funds and financing, supporters of start-ups in communicating their ideas, and coaches and advisors on the path to self-employment.
BUSINESS UPPER AUSTRIA
Business Upper Austria, the business agency of the Federal State of Upper Austria, is an engine for innovation and a partner for location development, cooperation and funding advice.
CULTURE PROMOTION – OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT OF SALZBURG
Support is given to architecture, the visual arts, the performing arts, film, media art, cultural heritage, literature, music, folk culture, culture initiatives, culture centres, and culture education in schools with relevance to Salzburg.
BCCS – BUSINESS CREATION CENTER SALZBURG
The services offered by the BCCS range from the provision of offices and infrastructure to specialist advice, coaching and qualification, financial support and access to markets and capital and networking with partners at a regional, national and international level.
BUSINESS SUPPORT, FEDERAL STATE OF SALZBURG
The Federal State of Salzburg offers various types of business support, such as the promotion of young companies, innovation support or tourism support funds.
CULTURE PROMOTION – OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT OF STYRIA
Support for architecture, art, customs, monument preservation, adult education, film, basic research, literature, music, new media with relevance to Styria.
STYRIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT SFG
The SFG is the service agency of the Federal State of Styria for businesses. Various funding programmes are designed to strengthen Styria as a business location.
Support for innovative investments by large companies, production operations and production-related services operations in Styria.
IDEEN!REICH – SFG
Styrian SMEs receive up to 50% subsidies for the development and realisation of new ideas and innovative measures.
LEBENS!NAH – SFG
Styrian micro and small businesses, including business founders, in the fields of trade, commerce and manual trades/crafts receive support for investment costs and marketing initiatives via the new media.
START!KLAR – SFG
With the Start!Klar support campaign, the SFG supports Styrians who want to become self-employed.
GROWTH STEP – SFG
This support campaign is designed to help create an investmentfriendly climate for SMEs in the state, to bring forward planned projects or to implement them on a larger scale. Construction projects are supported, as are the purchase of machines, operational and business equipment or patents.
FILM PROMOTION CINE STYRIA
Films and TV projects are supported for international sale and of tourist value in the funding areas of production support, additional funding areas and festival support.
CITY OF GRAZ – DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
The main purpose of the Department for Business and Tourism Development is to create the best possible framework conditions for new entrepreneurs in the city. Various funds are offered, including rental support, crowdfunding support and a newcomer bonus.
BUSINESS INCUBATOR FOR ACADEMICS – SCIENCE PARK GRAZ STEIERMARK
The wide range of services offered by the Science Park Graz (SPG) is directed to new Styrian entrepreneurs and experienced managers who want to pass on their experience to start-ups.
CULTURE PROMOTION – OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT OF TIROL
Support is given to music, the performing arts, the visual arts, photography, architecture, film, video, media art, culture initiatives, museums, archives, science, literature, writing, homeland, and the preservation of customs of relevance to Tirol.
CULTURE SUBSIDIES INNSBRUCK
The city of Innsbruck supports both individuals and associations etc. to the best of its capacity which are involved in culture-related projects, primarily with reference to Innsbruck, and supports initiatives and cultural institutions by cofunding infrastructure costs.
BUSINESS PROMOTION – OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT OF TIROL
Support is offered in the form of different programmes (business promotion funds, innovation funds, etc.) depending on the type of company.
CAST BUSINESS INCUBATOR TIROL
Advice, development of a business model, initial funding, networks, acquisition and office space are offered by the business incubator for Tirol.
CULTURE PROMOTION – OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL STATE GOVERNMENT OF VORARLBERG
Projects are supported which are of relevance to Vorarlberg from the fields of music, museums, art, film, cinema, video, culture initiatives, photography and construction.
WISTO BUSINESS LOCATION VORARLBERG
Wisto offers residents of Vorarlberg information, advice and orientation with regard to support programmes, funding, business foundation, site development, protection of innovations, technology transfer and company settlement.
CULTURE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF VIENNA
The following areas with a relevance to Vienna are supported: the visual arts, performing arts, film, literature, music, new media, city district culture and interculturality, Vienna old town preservation funds, academic and research funding.
The Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, the Vienna business agency, is the first port of call for national and international businesses. It provides monetary support, property and urban development impulses, as well as free service and advice, designed to strengthen Vienna as a business location.
creative_project supports companies in the creative industries in Vienna in their development of creative products, services and processes.
New companies in the creative industries in Vienna are supported in their development of creative products, services and processes and their initial positioning on the market.
Support is given to the realisation of new marketing and sales strategies by Viennese creative industry companies with an existing product portfolio.
INITS UNIVERSITY BUSINESS INCUBATOR
INiTS is an established and recognised partner for the realisation of innovative new business ideas in Vienna, and offers support, advice, training, a network, a community, and offices.
The Vienna Film Fund issues successrelated, repayable subsidies and – under certain conditions – non-repayable subsidies for project development, the production and promotion of films. The projects submitted are assessed according to their cultural and artistic importance for Vienna, and for their contribution to the Viennese film industry.