Info & Portals
Corona - Covid19
Find below a collection of links with current information around Covid19, Austrian measures and support tools
End of 2021 - beginning of 2022
Conditions: at least 40 % drop in sales or the running costs can no longer be covered.
Replacement rate: 80 % plus 100 euros of the net loss of income
Period: November 2021 to March 2022
Maximum amount: 2,000 euros, minimum amount: 600 euros permonth
Artist-SVS bridging allowance:
Period: November+December 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.
Payment still analogous to hardship fund 600 euros per month.
In lockdown months instead: 1,000 euros per month.
KSVF (Artists' Social Insurance Fund)
Extension to the first quarter of 2022
SVS Artists' Bridging Fund
SVS Artists* Bridging Fund is extended through September. Applications for the third quarter are possible until Oct. 31, 2021.
Starting in August, artists who are still affected by the Corona crisis despite openings can apply for an amount of 600 euros per month for the third quarter of 2021, for a total of 1,800 euros. Retroactive applications for the previous periods under consideration are no longer possible.
WKO hardship fund to be extended.
As of July 2021, the Hardship Fund will be extended.
Application for Phase 3 (July, August, September 2021 consideration periods) - is possible until Oct. 31, 2021.
Applications for Phase 2 of the Hardship Fund could only be submitted up to and including 7/31/2021. (Phase 2 included a total of 15 consideration periods, the final consideration period for Phase 2 is 5/16/2021 - 6/15/2021).
KSVF Covid Fund is extended through the end of 2021.
The Artists' Social Security Fund Covid 19 Fund will continue to be available for the remainder of the year for all artists who are not eligible to apply for either Bridge Funding or the Chamber of Commerce Hardship Fund.
This phase starts from August 2, 2021 and ends on December 31, 2021. During this period, a one-time grant of € 1,000 can be applied for and approved - and subject to available budget funds. Payment phase 4 is now intended to support those artists and cultural mediators who, despite the opening steps that have already been taken and those that are still expected, are experiencing revenue shortfalls that threaten their existence.
The application process for Phase 3 (July, August, September 2021 consideration periods) is expected to begin on Monday, 8/2/2021.arts as of 01.06.2021
In addition to the comeback bonus, an additional bonus of EUR 100 is paid out for each funded consideration period.
Artist Mobility (Austria)
In cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Austrian UNESCO Commission, and the interest representations for the arts, the Federal Chancellery has compiled a guide that summarises all regulations and issues relevant for artistic work. It is designed to provide information for creative artists coming to Austria, as well as for organisers of cultural events who invite artists to Austria, and support them in realising their artistic projects. The guide covers the following subjects:
- Entry and stay for a duration of up to 6 months,
- Residency of more than six months,
Arts Rights Justice Austria
Artistic freedom is a universal human right, and anchored as such, in Austrian law.
Arts Rights Justice Austria is an open network platform concerned with artistic freedom and in insuring its security. It is open to participants dedicated to a democratic, discrimination-free and participatory stance.
Network platform goals:
- Contact and exchange point: networking individual participants and exchange of ideas about freedom of the arts in Austria and internationally.
- Connection to the international network Arts Rights Justice Europe
- Monitor infringement of artists’ rights in Austria
- Consciousness raising and publicity
- Observation and examination of the development of rights in Austria and the EU
Arts Rights Justice EU Working Group
The Arts Rights Justice EU Working Group is an independent cross-sector working group (arts and human rights) set up in 2012 under the framework of the civil society dialogue platform, “Access to Culture”.
ARJ members are representing around 30 EU and international associations, NGOs and networks from arts, free speech and human rights sectors. Since 2014, ARJ is working under the framework of Culture Action Europe, and is currently powered by CAE, and the volunteering work of its members and pro-bono experts.
ARJ advocates for artistic freedom and human rights within the specific field of the arts sector. ARJ’s original mandate was to make policy recommendations to the EC and the EU Member States, and to highlight new trends pertinent to their policy making.
The Withdrawal Agreement enables both EU citizens and UK nationals, as well as their respective family members, to continue to exercise their rights derived from Union law in each other's territories, for the rest of their lives, where those rights are based on life choices made before the end of the transition period (i.e. before 31 December 2020).
These over 3 million EU citizens in the United Kingdom, and over 1 million UK nationals in EU countries, as well as their respective family members, can continue to live, work or study in the host state as they currently do under the same substantive conditions as under Union law, benefiting in full from the application of the prohibition of any discrimination on grounds of nationality and of the right to equal treatment compared to host state nationals. The only restrictions that apply are those derived from Union law or as provided for under the Agreement. With the beginnig of 2021 the Brexit becomes reality and there are new regulations:
Please find bellow detailed information of the Federal Chancellery on the effects of Brexit for British citizens in Austria:
The Creative Europe programme 2021-2027 has a budget of € 2.44 billion, compared to €1.47 billion of the previous programme (2014-2020). Creative Europe invests in actions that reinforce cultural diversity and respond to the needs and challenges of the cultural and creative sectors.
The main objectives of the programme are to
- safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity and heritage
- increase the competitiveness and economic potential of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audiovisual sector
The novelties of the programme will contribute to the recovery of these sectors, reinforcing their efforts to become more inclusive, more digital and environmentally more sustainable.
The Creative Europe programme is divided in 3 strands.
Culture, Media and Crosssectural strand
Culture Action Europe (CAE)
Culture Action Europe (CAE) was established in 1994 under the name of European Forum for Arts and Heritage (EFAH) – Forum Européen pour les Arts et le Patrimoine (FEAP) under the Belgian law. Predominantly as ‘network of networks’, EFAH-FEAP aimed to maintain continuous dialogue and knowledge exchange between the cultural sector in Europe and EU policymakers.
The association changed its name to Culture Action Europe in 2008 and diversified its membership, opening it up to public and private organisations, both large and small. This change was mirrored in the mission and advocacy policies of CAE. It adopted a new strategy, advocating for access to the arts and participation in culture as a fundamental right of every citizen. It has continued lobbying for public investment in culture and the arts as the main force for the development of a sustainable and more cohesive Europe.
Cultuurloket is giving many kinds of advice and workshops for all artists in Belgium.
CzechMobility.Info (Czech Republic)
CzechMobility.Info supports artists and professionals in culture across disciplines in
practical and administrative issues of international cooperation.
Das Fundus (Austria)
dasfundus is a self-organized and open platform by and for free art and cultural workers to share resources, gather information, provide links and stay in touch.
DutchCulture Mobility Info Point (Netherlands)
DutchCulture is the network and knowledge organisation for international cultural cooperation.
DutchCulture wants to help all those who work in the artistic and cultural field - from individual artists to renowned organisations - who harbor international ambitions.
They realise, stimulate and support collaboration between artists and art institutions worldwide. Sometimes with organisations, diplomatic posts and governments, sometimes with artists themselves, with individual advice and tailored guidance.
Besides a knowledge centre, they are also a network organisation. Where culture, media and heritage are cross-border, DutchCulture brings together people, organisations, knowledge and cultures. They are therefore the contact point for the EU programs Creative Europe and Europe for Citizens.
Among other things, DutchCulture provides information on European grants and on artist-in-residences throughout the world, organises work visits for embassies and foreign experts, collects information on the export of Dutch culture, stimulates collaboration and coordinates cultural programs worldwide.
Flanders Arts Institute (Belgium)
Flanders Arts Institute is an interface organisation and expertise centre for the arts from Flanders and Brussels.
The organisation caters to both national and international professional arts audiences. The organisation is known as Kunstenpunt to national audiences.
The institute is the contact point for foreign art professionals in search of information on the visual and performing arts and on music in Flanders. To increase the awareness and visibility of the Flemish arts scene on an international level they stimulate and help develop international collaboration, communication and exchange between artists, art professionals and policy-makers. With this, they are aiming to build sustainable international relations and to encourage and support exchange and cooperation on an international scale.Flanders Arts Institute
Freemuse is an independent international organisation advocating for and defending freedom of artistic expression
The Artists’ Guide is a web portal for artists (in different fields of art) based in other countries who would like to learn more about visiting, working and living in Sweden. The Artists’ Guide is divided into sections with information directed to citizens of the EU/EEA countries, with a special part for Nordic citizens, and a section with information for citizens outside the EU/EAA.
The Artists’ Guide describes the premises for a temporary visit, a longer visit or a permanent stay. There is also information about how the Swedish tax and social security systems work and links to other agencies’ websites for more detailed information.
Loja Lisboa Cultura (Portugal)
Loja Lisboa Cultura is a specialised service providing training and information to arts professionals and organisations on issues related to professional activities in the arts.What you can do at Loja Lisboa Cultura:
Obtain information and assistance
Obtain information about creating a legal entity, establishing a freelance
activity, funding opportunities, licenses and permits, taxes, social
security, authors’ and related rights, international mobility, and other
issues specifically related to the arts and culture sector.
mica - music austria
mica – music austria is the professional partner for musicians in Austria.
The primary goals of mica – music austria are to provide information on the Austrian music scene, to support Austria-based musicians with advice and information, to promote local music at home and abroad, and to improve the conditions for music productions in Austria
MobiCulture is a resource centre specialised in helping artists and culture professionals with the administrative aspects of coming to France, MobiCulture’s mission is to support your mobility to France.
On The Move
On the Move (OTM) is a cultural mobility information network with more than 35 members in over 20 countries across Europe and beyond. Our mission is to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide.
Pearle Cookbook Visa
EFA and Pearle present The Ultimate Guide for Cultural
Managers - Visas for Third Country National Artists Travelling to the
ResArtis is an association of over 600 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and space away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.
Through Res Artis, organisations will become part of a global community of colleagues engaged in dialogue through our face-to-face meetings and virtually through our online presence.
Tamizdat is a nonprofit organization
that facilitates and advocates for international artist mobility and
cultural exchange. Driven by the conviction that the international
mobility and exchange of culture is fundamental to a healthy and
progressive civil society, Tamizdat seeks through its program activities
to assist the international performing arts community to address
problems presented by international borders, and U.S. visa policies and
TINFO cooperates with professional theatre artists, directors, producers and festival managers. TINFO publishes yearly Finnish theatre statistics, and provides material and advice on international mobility.
DutchCulture|TransArtists combines and shares knowledge and experience on artist-in-programmes and other international opportunities for creative professionals to temporarily stay and work elsewhere.
It offers you information and all the facts about use and value of international artist-in-residence opportunities. The tools and services are developed from the artists' perspective.
Their goal is to make the enormous worldwide residential art labyrinth accessible and usable to artists through our website, workshops, AiR collection, research and projects. To do this, they often cooperate with a wide range of partners in all regions of the world.
Touring Artists (Germany)
www.touring-artists.info provides answers to questions regarding international mobility for artists and persons engaged in the cultural sector in Germany as well as those wanting to work in Germany.
For more information, please see: What is touring artists?
Wales Arts International (Wales/UK)
Wales Arts International is a bridge between Wales Arts and the world. Supporting artists and cultural workers in Wales as well as the ones landing in Wales.
They enable international work in the arts through collaborations, projects, networks and communication, offering a gateway between the arts of Wales and the world.