8.4.2 Cultural houses and community cultural clubs
Cultural associations have become an important part of Austrian contemporary culture and art since the 1970s. They range from regional events, multicultural, interdisciplinary and experimental arts and cultural projects, to service provision and associations that facilitate the improvement of the organisation and management of arts and cultural initiatives. Since 1991, regional arts and cultural initiatives have been funded by a special department in the Arts Department. However, the shift from basic funding to project-oriented funding has made continuous work of the small cultural associations more difficult.