In 1985, a decree by the Council of Ministers established a mandatory share for the arts to be included in federal civil construction projects (“Kunst und Bau”) in all provinces: 1-2% of the net construction cost is made available to art in public projects. The selection procedure is decided upon by an expert advisory body. Only Salzburg has changed this practice, in 2008, and introduced a fund for art in architecture in public spaces, with an annual funding of 300 000 EUR.
Advertising in the public broadcasting services is regulated by the Austrian Broadcasting Act. In its two TV channels, the state broadcaster ORF is allowed to broadcast advertising programmes only nationwide and with a maximum of 42 minutes per day, ‘interruption advertising’ is forbidden. The radio station Ö1 is the only ‘advertising-free’ public station and Radio Orange is one of the advertising-free private radio stations.