COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Austria/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.3 Cultural policy objectives

Generally, the main objectives of cultural policy making in Austria can be organised under three categories:

  • Basic Cultural Needs: Freedom of art and artistic expression, pluralism, quality, innovation, creativity, identity, internationalisation, stimulating general conditions for artists and possibilities for them to flourish, digitalisation;
  • Management: Transparency, promotion, competition, efficiency, public-private co-operation, flexibility, decentralisation, planning (three- to five-year funding contracts), service orientation, evaluation; and
  • Socio-political Objectives: Participation, integration, equality, social security, representation, understanding the economic effects of the cultural sector.

Chapter published: 02-02-2016

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