International Network for Dance and Performance Austria (INTPA)

Where
Austria
When
2016
Who
Tanzquartier Wien
Key objectives of the measure:
  • promotion of Austrian artistic creation’s internationalisation in the field of contemporary dance and performances
Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
financial
Main feature of the measure:

The “International Net for Dance and Performance Austria” is a joint initiative of Tanzquartier Wien, the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, and the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery. It supports Europe-based event organizers, with a particular focus on event-organizers in the Danube and Black Sea regions, in guest performances. Pro rata funding is provided for events that showcase artistic productions of choreographers/performers working in Austria. The rationale behind this initiative is to support and promote Austrian artists and their accomplishments in contemporary dance and performance abroad, being aware of the differing standards with regard to minimum wages for artists. Through the network, European event organizers are encouraged to cooperate with Austrian artists and enabled to provide adequate incentives for them to participate. The network’s support also aims to mitigate the risk for event organizers associated with presenting artists and productions that are not yet known in the respective countries.

Covered expenses of the pro rata funding for event organizers (between 25% and 50%) apply to artists’ fees and rehearsal fees, technical and programme management aspects of the respective productions, and travel expenses and accommodation costs of the artists or performance groups. Cost estimates must conform to the minimum fee structure.

In addition to the support of individual guest performances, two festivals or serial performance projects receive funding each year. In line with this programme’s priorities, one will take place in a western European country while the other is to be organized in the Danube and Black Sea regions.

In order to further promote Austrian artists and the Austrian art scene, a supporting programme is offered at selected festivals that includes workshops conducted by the visiting Austrian artists or performance groups. The design and implementation of this supporting programme is developed jointly between Tanzquartier Wien and the local event organizer.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
  • an increase in the number of international performances and presentations by Austria-based dance ensembles, performers and choreographers in other European countries
  • assurance of minimum wages for artists performing abroad
Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Funding: EUR 150,000 per year, provided jointly by the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery and the Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs;

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

In 2015, INTPA supported the realization of 26 guest performances as well as two focus events abroad, presenting artistic productions created in Austria. Overall 62 events were supported, with an average audience attendance rate of 77%. At 26 event organizers in 16 countries 23 artists/performance groups – involving in total 173 artists and four guest speakers – were supported.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Performing Arts
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution