Here you will find studies, expert opinions, evaluations, articles and analyses on our main themes.
The Federal Chancellery of Austria in co-operation with the österreichische kulturdokumentation organized a workshop on 27 January 2016 on the value of cultural heritage for society addressed to interested stakeholders from relevant ministries, the Federal States, artists, members of NGO´s and interest groups as well as experts from arts, culture and cultural heritage.
The representatives of the Council of Europe and Austria gave an overview of the role of cultural heritage in cultural policies and the Faro Convention. They highlighted the pioneering role of cultural heritage for society by placing it at the centre of society and using it for the improvement of the quality of life, democratic participation and social cohesion. The survey "Faro - The Council of Europe´s Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society" conducted by the österreichische kulturdokumentation was presented and discussed by the participants.
On the basis of the Austrian projects from the survey cultural heritage was illustrated as part of society from a project view as well as a more theoretical approach, in the context of cultural diversity, sustainability, contemporary art and digitization.
The workshop provided a starting point for further steps of implementation and the results of the workshop have been incorporated into the the survey.
Programme (in German)
Broschure Faro Convention
Faro Workshop Report (in German)
Faro Study (in German)
Commissioned by the Arts Division of the Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (BMUKK)
For the Arts Division of the BMUKK the österreichische kulturdokumentation has provided an expertise on the subject of international arts and cultural funding and international cultural policy.
Various concepts of international cultural policy and promotion (organisational forms, budgets, services, structures, etc.) in selected European countries (Denmark, Germany, Finland, Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland) were described. Programmes and activities by ministries (cultural and foreign ministries), departments (e.g. the Danish Arts Council), organisations (e.g. the Goethe-Institut), foundations (e.g. Pro Helvetia) and agencies (incoming, outgoing agencies) that promote, coordinate and organise artistic mobility, cultural import and export and international cooperation were described. The summary offers a foundation for estimating trends and developments in international cultural policy and promotion.
Commissioned by: the cultural department of Graz City Council
Arts and cultural expenditure, cultural provision and opportunities for participation were listed in order to draw up a cultural profile of the city of Graz. The study describes the Graz cultural landscape, the cultural and creative labour market and the artistic education and training opportunities. It sketches out cultural development and cultural policy up until 2007 and analyses the cultural-policy discussions of the recent years.
(2015) Commissioned by: Federal Chancellery, The Arts and Culture Division II/10 European and International Culture Policy
Authors: Veronika Ratzenböck, Anja Lungstraß, Xenia Kopf
2014 marks the beginning of a new funding period: new aims, strategies and support programmes have come into force. These subsidies offer a great potential for art and culture and at the same time art and culture contribute considerably to the regional policy aims. The österreichischen kulturdokumentation study The Creative Motor for Regional Development has already shown this for the last funding period.
On this basis and commissioned by The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery, the österreichische kulturdokumentation developed a handbook for Austrian artists, cultural workers and institutions that offers concrete and practical support to make the regional support funds more easyly accessible.
The guide presents profiles of all current programmes in Austria, gives pointers to project development and applications and answers all the questions on the issue: What are the ESI-Funds? How do ESI-support work? What programmes are there? What projects are supported? Under what conditions are art and culture supported? How do applications, implementation and accounting work? Where is advice available?
All the important terminology on EU regional policy and the important information is summarised in the glossary.
Editor: MKW GmbH, München
Authors: Franz Hitzelsberger, Gernot Nerb, Veronika Ratzenböck, Ute Vieting, Jana Petrowa
Commissioned by Maramures Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Baia Mare, Romaina (CCIMM) the study analyses the structures and (economic) potentials of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) in the border region between Maramures county (Romania), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county (Hungary) and Transcarpathia oblast (Ukraine) and containes proposals for measures to boost the cross-sectorial and cross-border regional Cultural and Creative Industries.
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|The project was co-funded by the European Union under the ENPI Cross-border Programme Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine 2007-2013.|
Commissioned by CSES, ERICarts and the European Commission
Under the project-lead of the Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES) together with ERICArts (the Institute for Comparative Cultural Research) a study has been provided, investigating the contribution of culture to local and regional development as part of European cohesion policy.
29 countries shared in the project. The österreichische kulturdokumentation has worked on the Austrian section and has selected six exemplary art- and culture-projects that have received funding from the European Structural Fund in which Austrian project partners have played and play a leading role. On the basis of a questionnaire, these projects were described by the österreichische kulturdokumentation and prepared for the study, which appeared in spring 2010.
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Study, presentation in autumn 2014
Commissioned by departure – Creative Agency of the City of Vienna
österreichische kulturdokumentation: Veronika Ratzenböck, Xenia Kopf
Urban Catalyst Studio: Klaus Overmeyer, Siri Frech, Luc Knödler
ifoer/TU Wien: Rudolf Scheuvens, SkuOR/TU Wien: Anja Steglich
Vienna, a growing city, is going through the change from an industrial society to a knowledge society, as can be felt throughout Europe. With the growing diversity of cultures, people’s creativity is becoming ever more pronounced. In the course of this transformation process, new generations of creative workers are establishing themselves in the city with their artistic, cultural, creative industries and socially innovative projects.
Together with Urban Catalyst (Berlin) and ifoer/SkuOR (TU Wien), the kulturdokumentation has investigated the spatial potential of these creative uses in Vienna. The study outlines the importance of creativity in connection with urban development in Vienna. The analysis characterises the creative industries, art and culture and temporary creative uses in the city and describes the scale, developments and spatial tendencies as well as problem areas and specific potential for Vienna. Two detailed case studies complement the analysis. Finally the main, overlapping themes – such as hybridity and self-organisation – the spatial features and the general conditions and challenges of creative uses in Vienna that form the basis for the development of fields of action and strategies are summarised.
Commissioned by the European Union
Conducted by the Working Group of EU Member States Experts (Open Method of Coordination) on Cultural and Creative Industries
The objective of this policy handbook is to better sensitise local, regional and national authorities as well as the cultural community of the potential of cultural and creative industries in boosting regional and local development. The handbook intends to help them in formulating local, regional and national strategies for cultural and creative industries. It also aims to serve as a tool for the planning and implementation of a strategic use of the EU support programmes, including the structural funds, to foster the potential of culture for local, regional, national development and the spill-over effects on the wider economy.
The target group for the handbook are the policy-makers at local, regional and national level responsible for both cultural and economic planning as well as those responsible for the planning of the EU structural funds. Based on existing experience from different member states the handbook introduces ways to use the EU structural funds for developing CCIs at local, regional as well as national level and also bridging CCIs with the rest of the economy to foster innovation, tourism and urban regeneration. It also contains useful information on the next generation of EU structural funds covering the period 2014-2020.
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In cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
In July 2012 in cooperation with the Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture the kulturdokumentation organised a workshop on the subject of "Culture in EU Regional Policy – Practice and Perspectives".
Some 80 participants from the arts and culture discussed the findings of the study "The Creative Motor for Regional Development" (published by österreichische kulturdokumentation)". The hottest issue was the concrete perspectives for culture in the EU regional support programmes: Where is access to the support funds possible, where is it made difficult? What projects have chances of receiving support? Discussions and practice reports on these and other questions can now be read in a report:the report (in German)
Commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
In 2012 several studies, guidelines and postings on the topics of culture, creative industries and regional development were published at EU level. The international affairs department of the BMUKK commissioned the österreichischen kulturdokumentation to summarise the results and recommendations of these publications and to format them in an easily accessible manner. This review serves as a tool for orientation and preparation for negotiations for the upcoming period, e.g. in the range of the "focus group on culture and the creative industries" at the Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning within the STRAT.AT 2020 process.the review (in German)
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
The structural and regional policy of the EU is one of the most important and highly funded political areas of the union: it is intended to harmonise economic and social differences between the regions and strengthen solidarity between the member states. Art, culture and the creative industries play a central role here - which has so far been little taken account of in EU regional policy.
The österreichische kulturdokumentation was commissioned by the Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture to carry out this study in order to show the current status and volumes of arts, culture and the creative industries in the framework of EU regional support programmes in Austria and to reveal their possible potential.
The main findings: Between 2007 and 2010 - that is, at “half time” in the current 2007 to 2013 support period - 534 projects with a total budget of € 139 million had been approved within the regional support programmes. More than half of these - € 78.8 million - come from the EU funds ERDF, the ESF and the EAFRD.
These figures by far exceed expectations and underscore the fact that regional development policy is just as responsible for art, culture and the creative industries as it is for industry, the environment or transport etc. The expectations, however, were not without reason considerably lower than the actual results; because in the conception of regional development policy, i.e. in the strategic guidelines, formulations of objectives and operational programmes, there is no discernable rigorous approach to taking account of culture.
The findings are discussed in all details in this publication: which of the 25 programmes surveyed make art and culture possible, where are the creative industries being particularly supported, what are the predominant themes, how do the Austrian provinces deal with the issue - and above all, where is there still latent potential that can be activated? The concluding recommendations are oriented at a better perception and anchoring of art, culture and the creative industries in order to use their potential more effectively.
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Commissioned by: KÖR GmbH, Kunsthalle Wien
The österreichische kulturdokumentation has carried out research and a screening of temporary and permanent artworks that have been created in Vienna since the late 1960s. The approximately 630 projects and works have been categorised chronologically as well as according to various criteria (artist, location, material, genre, theme). Thus it has been possible to track thematic significances, material and genre ascriptions and boom cycles over the decades – from the Kunst am Bau [art on buildings/architectural sculpture] of the 1960s to temporary interventions. A selection of 163 exemplary projects forms the basis for the publication „Wem gehört die Stadt? Wien – Kunst im öffentlichem Raum seit 1968“ [Who does the city belong to? Vienna – art in public space since 1968] by Thomas Edlinger and Anja Lungstraß, published by Kunst im öffentlichen Raum GmbH and Kunsthalle Wien, Bettina Leidl, Gerald Matt, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg.
(2004 - 2005)
Commissioned by: Europaforum
The aim was a survey of new cultural cooperation and cultural policies across national borders in the Central Europe region). Thus, derived from the description of the status quo (structures, competences, programmes etc.), a strategic concept is to be developed, on the one hand to give the political and culture-political decision-makers and the most important players in the cultural field the necessary instruments to inject cultural dynamism into the Central Europe region and on the other hand to identify new models of cultural cooperation and cooperative cultural policies. Besides the description of the national profiles of cultural policies and the description of the cultural activities and scenes with a focus on the four sub-regions - Vienna, southern Moravia, western Hungary and Bratislava - the strengths and weaknesses of cultural cooperation across national borders were identified. Strategies for trans-regional cultural cooperation were developed on this basis.
Commissioned by: Ericarts, Bonn, study for the European Commission
The study, carried out from April to October 2008, studies the mobility of artists and cultural professionals in Europe and the support programmes in various European countries. The österreichische kulturdokumentation has evaluated a questionnaire for the Austrian country profile and deals with questions on the mobility programmes for Austrian artists who go abroad as well as on programmes available for foreign artists in Austria. The focus of the questionnaire is on the artists-in-residence programmes, cross-border cooperation, support programmes for artists and cultural professionals, and training programmes. The study further investigates trends, supporting factors and obstacles to mobility and the effectiveness of mobility support and makes recommendations for more productive mobility programmes.
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Commissioned by: Ministry for Education, Culture and the Arts, EU coordination office for the „Working group on improving the conditions for the mobility of artists and other professionals in the culture field“
The österreichische kulturdokumentation was commissioned by the „EU working group on improving the conditions for the mobility of artists and other professionals in the culture field“ to present the obstacles to mobility in the fields of social insurance for artists and cultural professionals and creative workers (pension rights, unemployment benefit, health insurance) in Austria, the Austrian mobility programmes for artists and cultural professionals as well as trends and tendencies. The results of the study will shortly be published by the European Commission.
Commissioned by the Austrian UNESCO Commission (ÖUK)
The österreichische kulturdokumentation has prepared a current stocktaking on the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: where is there a need for cultural policy action in Austria in the sense of the convention? Where are there problems and how can solutions be formulated for them with the help of the convention?
The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) is aimed against a global cultural monoculture and against (market) liberalisation of cultural enterprises. It recognises the dual nature of cultural goods and services as commercial commodities on the one hand and as the bearers of cultural values and identity on the other and is a binding instrument of international law which gives all signatory states (so far 103, Austria signed in 2006) the right to an independent cultural policy. The field in which the UNESCO convention can and must be applied is a broad one. It ranges from sensitisation to the issue, raising of awareness of its lasting importance to society, the economy and politics, from the motivation work for its implementation through cooperative and effective collaboration of all players up to and including many specific individual measures from the most diverse fields of arts, culture and cultural policy.
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EU-Project in the framework of the 2007-2013 Cultural Programme, budget 2012 Strand 3.2. – cooperation projects between institutions concerned with cultural policy analysis.
Partners of the project: PAC Multimedia (Macedonia, project lead), Akcija (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and österreichische kulturdokumentation (Austria)
|As part of the two-year project the effects of national and local cultural policy and the EU-funded programmes on cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro were evaluated. For this, in all the countries data were systematically collected, analysed and evaluated, which are documented in the national country reports. In the process the kulturdokumentation analysed the EU perspective on the subject.|
Alongside numerous seminars, workshops and a concluding conference (Skopje 2014), the main findings were made available through a webportal with a comprehensive database.
Partners of the project: PAC Multimedia Macedonia (project leader), Akcija Bosnia and Herzegovina and the österreichische kulturdokumentation
|The project was co-funded by the European Union under the CULTURE Programme 2007-2013 and the Dept. of EU-Culture-Policy of the Austrian Federal Chancellery.|
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Commissioned by: Council of Europe
The project analyses the issue of cultural policy and cultural diversity because cultural diversity in all its forms represents a fundamental challenge for the traditional interpretations of cultural policy, yet also for our self-image and understanding of how public institutions reflect this cultural diversity.
The shift from the production of (cultural) homogeneity to the administration of diversity as a new social norm demands a new conception of the processes, mechanisms and relations required for democratic political development in the culturally diverse societies.
In the course of the study, national reports were drawn up in the participating countries, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Canada, Luxembourg, Britain and Austria. The österreichische kulturdokumentation was here responsible for the coordination and reporting back of the Austrian contribution.
The final reportt "Differing Diversities" was drawn up on the basis of the country reports of the participating states. This final report and the individual country reports have meanwhile been published by the Council of Europe. Summaries of the country reports and the final report can be found on the website of the Council of Europe: http://www.coe.int/T/E/Cultural_Co-operation/culture/Completed_projects/Transversal
The Report for Austria is available at the kulturdokumentation.
… in the Context of Institutions and Branches
Comparison of architecture centres
(2000 - 2001)
Commissioned by: IKP and Architekturzentrum Wien
The study was compiled in the framework of a positioning measure by the Architektur Zentrum Wien. The aim of the study was to gather basic data on other European centres, foundations and architectural museums - from budget frameworks and costings to forms of financing and figures on staff and visitor numbers. The objective of the project was to classify the Architektur Zentrum Wien in an international context. 17 international centres, foundations and museums for architecture were evaluated by questionnaire, qualitative interviews and appraisal of documents.
Contribution to the first Austrian Report on Building Culture
Commissioned by: Plattform Architekturpolitik und Baukultur
In six subject volumes (recommendations, responsibility, publicity, sustainability, economy and production) the first Austrian Report on Building Culture explains the significance of building culture for the Austrian population from an economic, ecological and social perspective. The contribution from the österreichische kulturdokumentation „Creative industry and service export“ concerns itself with the importance of the architectural sector within the creative industries. On the basis of the examples of Austria, Britain and Germany, the overview shows that the architectural sector – seen from the perspective of economic statistics – is indeed a core area of the creative industries but is (still) hardly taken into account in the appropriate support programmes and strategies.
The Baukulturreport (art on buildings report) can be downloaded here: www.baukulturreport.at
Appraisal and exploratory study of research in Austrian museums
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, Dept. VI/3
The tasks of Austrian museums and exhibition houses are not just collecting, exhibiting and education, but as places and archives of knowledge, of art and nature they also have a political and scientific mandate to fulfil. The appraisal provided an overview of the form and extent of research in Austrian museums and exhibition houses. To this end, 80 national, provincial and city museums, selected exhibition houses, private museums and houses were surveyed and interviews were carried out with 14 experts. The recommendations for the promotion of museum research were derived from the questionnaires and interviews.
Intersection of Architecture and Policy
(2003 - 2004)
Commissioned by: Arts Division of the Federal Chancellery
Since the early 1990s quality safeguards for the built and natural environment has become a central field of action for state policy in many countries in Europe. Occasioned by a parliamentary inquiry into architecture policy and building-culture in Austria in March 2004, the project "intersection of architecture and policy" takes a look outside Austria's borders and illuminates architecture policy priorities and instruments in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Britain, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The 14 country profiles include a description of the essential competence structures, concepts and support measures, provide information on education, professional modalities and interest associations and relevant architectural institutions. One chapter is dedicated to outlining measures (guidelines, supports etc.) in the context of architecture and building policy at European Union level. A collection of links to the most important institutions is intended to facilitate further researches.
Theatres in Vienna and Graz: performances and productions
(2000 - 2001)
Commissioned by: Cultural department of the City of Vienna and the cultural department of the City of Graz
This study sought to relate the theatre programme of established major and medium-sized theatres to the under-funded free theatre field in Graz and Vienna. An analysis was made of how the different areas of the theatre (the national theatre, major, medium and small-scale theatres and free groups) contribute to the breadth of the variety of theatre performances. Thus the Freie Theater both in Graz and Vienna receive around 4 % of the subsidies, but contribute 38 % (Vienna) and 47 % (Graz) to the variety of performances in both cities.
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The economic relevance of culture and the creative industries: Vienna in comparison
with Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan and Paris
Commissioned by: Vienna City Council Department for EU Strategy and Economic Development
The study describes the relevance of culture and the creative industries in Vienna for the economy and employment in comparison with Barcelona, Berlin, London, Paris and Milan. The description and appraisal were carried out on the basis of following data: public financing of culture, proportion city - national government/province per capita proportion of cultural expenditure, employees in the cultural and creative industries, size of businesses in the creative industries, attendance figures and cultural provision, data on cultural tourism, description of the creative class based on Richard Florida.
On the basis of this data, relationships between the six cities were established to enable a argumentative positioning of their economic potential in culture and the creative industries. In order to provide a comparative description that is not only based on statistics, the essential trends in urban cultural policy and interesting concepts for urban developments and the creative industries were described.
The Financing Situation and Requirements of the Austrian Cultural and Creative Industries
Study conducted on behalf of the ERP Fund of aws, the Federal Chancellery, the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy as well as creativ wirtschaft austria of the Austrian Economic Chamber
Authors:(KMU Forschung Austria/Austrian Institute for SME Research): Aliette Dörflinger, Karin Bachinger, Thomas Seidl; Internal Review: Peter Voithofer; in Cooperation with Veronika Ratzenböck (österreichische kulturdokumentation) and Paul Stepan (FOKUS)
Creative Industries´ companies and organisations face specific challenges and barriers concerning access to financial resources. A new Guarantee Fund by the European Union in the framework of the Creative Europe Programme aims to facilitate access to finance for the cultural and creative sectors. KMU Forschung Austria in cooperation with kulturdokumentation and FOKUS was commissioned to carry out a study on this subject. It gives an overview on the financing situation and needs of the Austrian CCIs and to provide an evidence base for decisions concerning the Austrian engagement in the European Guarantee Funds.
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Alliances and Symbiosis - departure and the Creative Industries in Vienna
Commissioned by: Vienna Business Agency
Authors: Veronika Ratzenböck, Xenia Kopf
Since the foundation of departure as the central economic development and service agency for the Creative Industries in Vienna, there has been a great deal of change: scales and circumstances of the sector have shifted, new challenges have appeared, different players have been coming on the scene. The role of departure in the context of the growing city and its increasingly interdependent economies is constantly changing. Ten years after the foundation, it is time to take stock.
The study retraces developments in the Creative Industries in Vienna in the last ten years and sketches the role of departure in this environment. It describes in detail and analyses the services and activities set by departure since its foundation. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary, the study provides a comprehensive inventory of facts and figures and gives an overview on the importance of the agency as well as a glance at the upcoming challenges.
5th Austrian Creative Industries Report — Focus: Creative Industries as regional factor
Commissioned by: creativ wirtschaft austria of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in the framework of the "evolve" programme of the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth
In cooperation with: Austrian Institute for SME Research and Oxford Research Sweden
The 5th Austrian Creative Industries Report presents the economic importance and development of the creative industries in Austria. The focus of the study is on the analysis of the potential and importance of the creative industries in regional development outside the urban centres.
The österreichischen kulturdokumentation worked out three case studies, the KAPO company (Styria) as an enterprise with a "lighthouse function" for the creative industries in the region, the bottom-up initiative OTELO, Open Technology Lab (Upper Austria), and the top-down strategy Campus Dornbirn (Vorarlberg).
The case studies illustrate the dynamics of the creative industries in the rural regions of Austria: where they are particularly successful, what ideas and inspirations they provide and what creative industry strategies there are. The study shows how the creative industries positively shape regions in the interplay of a large number of actors.
Options for action for the creative industries in the rural areas have been drawn up on the basis of the case-study findings, further international examples and the statistical research.
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International Cultural Industries Report
Commissioned by: Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CASS), Peking
The International Cultural Industries Report, published in Beijing in 2009, includes the Chinese translation of the 2004 Vienna Creative Industries Report by the österreichische kulturdokumentation, Mediacult and Wifo. It also includes reports on the creative industries in London, Australia and Germany.
The Path of the Creative Industries in Austria
Article published in the 2008 Yearbook for Cultural Policy, Institut für Kulturpolitik der Kulturpolitischen Gesellschaft e.V., Bonn, 15 p. > Order
Authors: Veronika Ratzenböck, Anja Lungstraß
The österreichische kulturdokumentation drew up a contribution on the creative industries in Austria for the 2008 Yearbook for Cultural Policy. The article ranges from the beginnings of economic policy recognition of the great potential of this area through the first studies and surveys to the currently established structures and support measures for the creative industries in Austria, and raises the questions of the responsibility of cultural policy for this sector, which business has long recognised as being a boom area.
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The relevance to Vienna of Richard Florida's "creative class"
Commissioned by: Vienna City Council Department for EU Strategy and Economic Development
The preliminary study is intended to lay the scientific and empirical fundamentals for an evaluation of cities on the basis of the Florida indicators "Talent, Technology and Tolerance". Surveys in European cities so far have shown that the Florida indicators are not transferable one-to-one, but need modification and adaptation. Thus the Florida indicators and the concept of the creative class were analysed and evaluated according to their relevance and applicability. As there were only national analyses for Europe but no analyses of cities using the Florida indicators, on basis of the available data it was further investigated as to whether an empirically well-founded description of the indicators would be possible or if more data would have to be collected.
Investigation of the Economic Potential in the Field of Creative Industries in Vienna
(2002 - 2004)
Commissioned by: Vienna City Council Department for EU Strategy and Economic Development, Vienna Chamber of Commerce, Vienna Film Fund
"Culture and employment" and/or "culture and work" has long been a major focus for the österreichische kulturdokumentation. After finishing the study on the "Utilisation and development of the job potential in the cultural sector in the age of digitalisation" the kulturdokumentation carried out the "Survey of the economic potential in the field of creative industries in Vienna" together with the research institutes Mediacult and Wifo.
The study analyses the market, innovation and job potential of market-economy-oriented sectors such as design/fashion, graphic design, advertising, multimedia and architecture, as well as those at the intersection of the arts and commerce, such as literature and publishing, music, film, fine arts and the arts market, performing arts, libraries and museums. Alongside the demarcation and definition of the "creative industries", an analysis of the 10 creative industries sectors was carried out, and 1,134 companies and one-person businesses were interviewed among other things on their economic situation, their expectations for the future, on the advantages and disadvantages of Vienna as a location and on the effectiveness of support policy. [more]
The study (the whole study, results and recommendations, analysis of sectors and survey of enterprises) is available in german language as download on our website http://www.creativeindustries.at, too. You can also find a service section here with information on specialist events and current calls. The site also offers an overview of relevant online national and international studies on the creative industries which is being continually updated.
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Science for Creative Industries
Commissioned by: WWTF Vienna Science and Technology Fund
In cooperation with Mediacult and WIFO the kulturdokumentation has compiled a survey of the research focus "creative industries supporting sciences". The survey contained a screening of the landscape of research, providing information on the research potential of creative industries, and as well as an assessment of research databases includes a structural analysis of research institutions. Further, a definition of the creative industries was formulated and recommendations were made for the creation of a research focus. .
Exploitation and Development
of the Job Potential in the Cultural Sector
(2000 - 2001)
in the Age of Digitalisation
Commissioned by: European Commission, DG Employment and Social Affairs
The study has the task of investigating the employment potential in the cultural sector (in the broadest sense) including media and digital applications. In the framework of this study the österreichische kulturdokumentation was responsible for the cultural theory contextualisation. Likewise, the institute was involved in recording and describing European best practices in the new training programmes on offer.
For the cultural theory context "employment in the cultural sector " literature and research", an overview and analysis of the current state of research in the individual EU states was provided in order to highlight the varying speeds at which the issue of "employment in the cultural sector" is becoming policy in the national labour-market and cultural policy concepts.
The final report was published in full in English. Summaries of the study findings have been published in all EU member-state languages. English and german short versions can be ordered at the kulturdokumentation.
Participating in the project alongside the österreichische kulturdokumentation were:
MKW Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH, Munich, (Coordination)
empirica Delasasse, Cologne
Economix Research & Consulting, Munich
WIMMEX AG, Munich