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Austria/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and debates  

4.2.1 Conceptual issues of policies for the arts

At the federal level, the tasks of culture policy are in the resonsibility of the Arts and Culture Division ofthe Federal Chancellery.It promotes contemporary art in Austria as well as Austrian artists abroad and is responsible for federal funding programmes for all segments of contemporary art including the performing and fine arts, music and literature, film, new media, photography, architecture and design as well as regional cultural initiatives.Based on an open concept of art and culture,the Arts and Culture Divisions' mission is also to mediate cultural tangible and intangible values, to improve the conditions for cultural participation of a broader public and continously to secure and improve the conditions for cultural work. Further tasks are the support of the federal cultural institutions, monument protection and cultural heritage, restitution issues as well as EU- and international culture policy.

Chapter published: 02-02-2016

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