Facts about the Ideas competition Culture & Technology: Festival Focus

Prize money:

10 x € 5,000 prizes

Who is eligible to take part:

Existing events organisers planning to host a festival with a connection to Vienna are eligible to enter the Culture & Technology: Festival Focus ideas competition.

Submission period:

1 February to 15 April 2024

Legal basis under European state aid law:



A jury of external and internal experts will assess submitted projects on a competitive basis. Projects will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria: degree of conceptual innovation; convincing proposal for implementation in partnership with a technology-oriented, Vienna-based creative enterprise; significance for the festival

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We provide consultations on the ideas competition Culture & Technology: Focus Festivals

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Gabriel Schlesinger

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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Heinz Wolf
Creativity & Business

Drawing on my expertise in the music and film business, in media, and in publishing, I offer consultations for your projects, facilitate connections, and provide information about our funding opportunities. Are you intrigued by the dynamics between culture and technology, and are you planning a development proposal in these fields? Let's talk.

Carina Dala
Creativity & Business

As a project coordinator, I manage a wide range of collaboration initiatives in the creative industries and help implement networking formats. As an expert in fashion, I provide consultations for new proposals and information on our funding opportunities.

Deadlines and submission

Submission period:From February 1 through April 15, 2024.