There is an active cultural exchange between Finland and Austria, which does not only focus on traditional aspects of culture. The aim of the cultural programme of the Austrian Embassy is to acquaint the Finnish public also with new and unknown aspects of Austrian culture, as it is laid down principles and aims of Austrian foreign cultural activities.
The Embassy has a cultural budget at its deposal to financially support cultural events. Larger projects need to be co-financed by private and public sponsors. Criteria for financial support are:
· Presentation of the Austrian contribution to contemporary culture.
· Presentation of contemporary artistic and scientific topics.
· Existence of an Austrian angle in the thematic
· Existence of interest of the local public as well as of local co-organizers.
· Preferential treatment of projects with innovative character.
Particular interest is dedicated to the promotion of the German language as an important tool for cultural dissemination. The Embassy supports the efforts of schools, universities or of the Finnland-Österreich-Verein, which every year arranges a German essay contest with Austrian topics in Finish schools.
Events of the Embassy:
last update 02 April 2013
Events in 2013
Kurt Langbein: Crossing Borders
2 May at 5.30 p.m.
European Commission Representation in Finland
Malminkatu 16, Helsinki (Kamppi)
Duration: 94 min.
Languages: German, Czech, Slovenian;
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on Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 19.00 hours
Sello Hall, Soittoniekanaukio 1, Leppävaara, Espoo
Austrian cellist Yvonne Timoianu, whose concert trips have taken her to different countries around the world, will perform works by Schubert, Johann Strauss and Katharina Schirk. She will play together with Finnish pianist Johan von Schantz and young Finnish cellists Raakel Suikkanen, Inkeri Eirola and Lukas Stasevski.
The concert is organized by the Espoo Music Festival in cooperation with the Austrian Embassy in Helsinki.
Tickets: Lippupiste 12/6 € (plus service charge) or at the box office: 15/9 €
Duration of the concert: 1 h 40 min (incl. intermission).
"It's the political economy, stupid"
Exhibition in the Pori Art Museum, Eteläranta, 28100 Pori 01.02. - 26.05.2013 Kuratoren Oliver Ressler und Gregory Sholette