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The office of Linz Culture

The main task of Linz Culture is the promotion of art and culture, especially in the fields research and science

  • visual and performing arts
  • music and literature
  • art and culture
  • film and media arts
  • preservation of monuments and cultivating traditionscultural revitalization of city districts
  • cultural revitalization of city districts 

Linz Culture participates

in the administration of culture foundations, the awarding of art scholarships and art appreciation prizes, cultural exchange programmes and international cultural partnerships, supervising and conducting EU projects, artist-in-residence programmes, municipal decision-making bodies and juries, planning and constructing cultural buildings and the development or expansion of old and new urban spaces. It also participates in conducting and initiating cultural discussions, analyses and academic studies.

Linz Culture organizes

Pflasterspektakel, LinzFest, special projects on art and cultural education, readings by authors, open air events.

Linz Culture develops

working papers on cultural development programmes, especially the Cultural Development Plan, including evaluation, preparation and implementing measures. On top of that, Linz Culture develops cultural impact assessments, reports and statements on all cultural issues, expert opinions and evaluations of project proposals.

Linz Culture publishes

the annual report “Symmetry of the Sexes”, contemporary literature publications, cultural handbooks, information brochures, an event calendar, the Linz.Culture newsletter. Linz Culture provides advice on support measures, awards, scholarships.

Linz Culture provides funding

through subsidies, contributions to printing costs, exhibition assistance, working fellowships, travel allowance, commissioning restoration work, cultural activities in districts, cultural integration projects for immigrants.

Linz Culture supports

cultural associations by providing diverse equipment, by providing cultural service measures, by holding talks with cultural associations, by organizing information and further education events for the Linz Culture staff, cultural associations and initiatives.

Linz Culture is also

executive office of the Linz Cultural Advisory Board and the Culture and Tourism Committee, and supervises other city decision-making bodies in the field of culture.


Linz Culture
Pfarrgasse 7
4041  Linz

phone: +43 732 7070 0
fax: +43 732 7070 1955

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