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Gabriel Schlesinger
Funding

As a funding expert for the creative industries, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Creative Industry Project and Creative Industry Market Entry Funding.

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Elisabeth Kuntner
Funding

As a funding expert for the creative and media industries, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Creative Industry Project Funding and Media Start Funding under the Vienna Media Initiative.

As a funding expert for the creative industries, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Creative Industry Project and Creative Industry Market Entry Funding.

Facts about Creative Industry Market Entry Funding

Maximum funding amount:

50,000 euros per project

Co-funding rate:

50%

Minimum project value:

5,000 euros

Who is eligible?

We support existing small, medium, and large companies.

Business sectors:

Companies in the creative industries (architecture, design, film, art market, fashion, multimedia  and games, music business and publishing).

Eligible costs:

Creative Industry Market Entry Funding is provided to cover payroll costs, external services for your market entry that involve training, consultations, marketing and distribution costs, tangible and intangible investment costs (for example, software licenses, new machines, and equipment), as well as travel expenses.

Upfront payment:

Up to a maximum of 50% of the approved funding amount can be paid up front. Don't forget your biannual progress report on your development proposal.

Maximum project duration:

2 years

Documents for your submission to receive Creative Industry Market Entry Funding:

A duly completed funding application form, an application confirmation, a de minimis declaration, your latest annual financial statements, and/or an income statement.

Assessment:

An independent jury will assess your submission and provide a recommendation for your development proposal's funding.

Legal basis under European state aid law:

De minimis

Bonus:

Women's bonus: 10,000 euros. The women's bonus is awarded if your development proposal is managed by a woman with the necessary qualifications. 

Typical steps when applying for Creative Industry Market Entry Funding

1.
Developing a project idea
2.
Consultation at the Vienna Business Agency
3.
Selecting the funding that's right for you
4.
Organising your project content
5.
Online project submission
6.
Project assessment by a jury
7.
Communication of the outcome by the Vienna Business Agency

Information material on Creative Industry Market Entry Funding

Deadlines and submission

Submission period:1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026
Submission deadlines 2024:31 March, 31 July, 30 November