Departments with responsibilities for arts

  1. Address and general information
  2. Department 1: Visual arts, architecture, design, fashion, photography, video and media arts
  3. Department 2: Music and performing arts, art schools, general art matters
  4. Department 3: Film
  5. Department 5: Literature and publishing, Libraries
  6. Department 6: Medals and awards, event management, special projects, digitization
  7. Department 7: Cultural initiatives, folks culture

Address and general information

Pursuant to the Federal Ministries Act (Federal Law Gazette I No. 11/2014) of 1 March 2014, the Arts Division, which was originally part of the former Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, is integrated into the organisational structure of the Federal Chancellery.

Since 1 May 2015 the areas of the Culture Division and the Arts Division were combined in the new Arts and Culture Division.
More information about the new organisation of the Arts and Culture Division is provided in German: Sektion.

Address:
The Austrian Federal Chancellery
Division II: Arts and Culture
Concordiaplatz 2
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 531 15-0
+43 1 531 09-206809 (ext.)
Email: ii@bka.gv.at
Web (in German): www.kunstkultur.bka.gv.at

Department 1: Visual arts, architecture, design, fashion, photography, video and media arts

Responsibilities:
Visual arts; architecture and design; fashion; photography; video and media arts; grants for associations, institutions, galleries and artists; artists’ aid; Artothek, artwork acquisitions; studio programmes; federal exhibitions.

Fax: +43 1 531 09-206819 or 206899 (ext.)

Contacts of the members
NameFunctionExt.
Gudrun SchreiberHead of department206831
Olga OkunevDeputy206812
Claudia AmbrosStaff206816
Herta HaberfellnerStaff206815
Herbert HofreitherStaff206846
Gerhard JagersbergerStaff206813
Siegfried LassStaff206817
Joana PichlerStaff206818
Gerlinde RienerStaff203629
Gabriele KosnopflStaff206814

Department 2: Music and performing arts, art schools, general art matters

Responsibilities:
Music, performing arts and art schools; general art matters; grants for concert organisers, festivals and seasonal events, theatres and independent groups; grants for ensembles and individuals (music, theatre, dance); artists’ aid; music and theatre contributions; investment grants; publications for music and performing arts including grants for music publishers.

Fax: +43 1 531 09-206829 (ext.)

Contacts of the members
NameFunctionExt.
Brigitte Winkler−KomarHead of department206820
Eva KohoutStaff206828
Andrea RuisStaff206826
Silvia SalgeStaff206824
Alice WeihsStaff206827
Anita BanaStaff206821
Mareike KörblerStaff206823
Daniela WeissStaff206822

Department 3: Film

Innovative Film, grants for young filmmakers, documentary, animation and experimental films, Filmothek; matters concerning the Austrian Film Institute; representation of Austria in international film bodies (e.g. Creative Europa/EU, EURIMAGES); film agreements and participation in film-industry agreements; audiovisual matters in the context of WTO and GATS; film heritage.

Fax: +43 1 531 09-206889 (ext.)

Contacts of the members
NameFunctionExt.
Barbara FränzenHead of department206880
Karl HufnaglDeputy206881
Stefan HahnDeputy206882
Irmgard Hannemann−KlingerStaff206883
Sabrina TeplyStaff206885

Publications in German:
Innovative Film Austria

Department 5: Literature and publishing, Libraries

Responsibilities:
Measures in support of literature, including children’s and youth literature; associations and events; literary and cultural magazines; literature scholarships; grants to publishers and grants to small publishers; translation grants; institutions pertaining to children’s and youth literature; drafting of the Federal Art Report.

Since 1 May 2015 department 5 is also responsible for funding for libraries and public libraries division.

Fax: +43 1 531 09-206859 (ext.)

Contacts of the members
NameFunctionExt.
Robert StockerHead of department206850
Gerhard AuingerDeputy206852
Karin PollakStaff206851
Regina SchweighoferStaff206853
Nicole GrecherStaff206856
Elisabeth HorvathStaff206857
Anton MisanovicStaff206829
Silvia AdamekStaff (public libraries division)2036129

Department 6: Medals and awards, event management, special projects, digitization

Responsibilities:
The scope of responsibilities of the department comprises matters pertaining to medals and awards in the arts sector, the organisation of special projects, event management for the Arts and Culture Division, management of artist-in-residence and bilateral artist exchange programmes.

Since 1 May 2015 department 6 is also responsible for culture topics. More information of the topics are provided in German: Abteilung II/6

Fax: +43 1 531 09-206869 (ext.)

Contacts of the members
NameFunctionExt.
Charlotte SucherHead of department206860
Martin UreDeputy203534
Sanja CorkovicStaff203695
Maria TrenkerStaff206862
Ulrike WinklerStaff203451
Christian ZistlerStaff203547
Sabine JankStaff206863

Department 7: Cultural initiatives, folks culture

Responsibilities:
Support of cultural development; grants for regional cultural initiatives and centres; interdisciplinary art and culture projects; children’s and youth literature; socio-cultural projects; applied cultural research and evaluation; measures in the field of cultural management.

Since 1 May 2015 department 7 is also responsible for folks culture. More information of the topics are provided in German: Abteilung II/7

Fax: +43 1 531 09-206898 (ext.)

Contacts of the members
NameFunctionExt.
Karin ZizalaHead of department206870
Sonja Olensky−VorwalderDeputy206875
Margot ArbeshuberStaff (folks culture)203641
Wolfgang MatuschkaStaff206873
Wolfgang RathmeierStaff206872
Ursula PairederStaff206874