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Austria/ 8.4 Amateur arts, cultural associations and civil initiatives  

8.4.1 Amateur arts and folk culture

The amateur arts play a major role in everyday life in Austria: There are numerous adult education courses in the field of "creativity", provided by the 270 adult education centres. The music schools system facilitates a nationwide education programme in the field of music. Moreover, there are over 14 500 cultural associations active in the fields of amateur music, theatre and singing in Austria.

Although all these establishments promote activities in the sphere of amateur arts, above all in the rural areas, these are neither an object of public debate and discussion, nor have they been surveyed and assessed by academic research.

Chapter published: 02-02-2016

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