Dialogue of Cultures

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Contributing to global trust-building and peaceful co-existence through intercultural and interreligious dialogue initiatives marks one of three central goals of Austrian foreign cultural policy which defines the necessity for intercultural and interreligious dialogue.

 Intercultural Achievement Award

Cultural Fora


The network of Austrian Cultural Fora abroad organizes cultural and scientific projects and acts as a service point for austrian creative artitsts as well as scientists.

Austrian Cultural Fora

Cultural Policy - Teaser


In the context of the Cultural Year Austria – Croatia 2017, which runs under the slogan "Experiencing Culture Together", more than 100 different and exquisite cultural events will take place: concerts, art exhibitions, theatre and film festivals. The programme aims at giving Austria and Croatia the chance to get to know one another better.

Kulturjahr 2017 Österreich - Kroatien


Multilateral Affairs

The Multilateral International Cultural Policy focuses on cultural affairs in the context of international organisations like  UNESCO, EU or Council of Europe.

Multilateral International Cultural Policy

EUNIC - European Union National Institutes for Culture


Besides the yearbook of the Austrian International Cultural Policy the ministry also publishes several brochures on particular key issues. All of these publications though are only available in German and can be downloaded, or in some cases, ordered as hard copy on the German version of this page.
Should you wish to enquire about possible publications available in English, please send us an e-mail!

Cooperations, Funding Programmes and Sponsoring

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This cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and the Academy of Austrian Films was initiated in 2012 and proved itself very successful. Through the Ministry's network abroad outstanding short movies are presented worldwide as part of the "Austrian Shortmovies Exhibition 2015". With great success and gratifying resonance as shown in the "Review of 2014". And this were the films of the "Austrian Shortmovies Exhibition 2014".

The New Austrian Sound of Music
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The supporting program of the Ministry, which was launched in 2002, aims at presenting the Austrian musical creativity to young musicians as lively, modern and cultural diverse. Information on the selected soloists and ensembles can be found in the NASOM Catalogue 2014/2015 as well as in the NASOM Catalogue 2016/2017.


Austrian Shortmovies Exhibition (Information only available in German)

Tricky Women Film Reel (Information only available in German)

Funding Programmes

The New Austrian Sound of Music (information only available in German)

INTPA - International Network for Dance and Performance Austria (information only available in German)

schreibArt AUSTRIA (information only available in German)


Cooperation in scientific research and technological development makes an important contribution to enhancing good relations between nations.

Scientific and technical cooperation
The strongest identification of a cultural area still occurs through language. The Austrian international cultural policy must therefore not disregard this aspect.

 Education and Language