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Newsbase, the database for the promotion of art and culture, goes online and we're celebrating!

"What will access to Austrian art and cultural funding look like in the future?" is the central question of a discussion and presentation event to which FIFTITU% invites you on March 16 at 5:30 pm at the Lentos Art Museum with free admission

The new database, which was developed to make it easy to find funding, calls for proposals or artists-in-residence programs in art and culture, will be presented at this event.

In order to herald the launch of this database, invited experts will discuss the topic of accessibility to funding opportunities in the arts and culture on this evening.
On the podium:

  • Sheri Avraham (artist, IG Bildende Kunst)

  • Laurien Bachmann (visual artist)

  • Eva Kohout (BMKÖS Section IV Music and Performing Arts)

  • Julius Stieber (Cultural Director of the City of Linz)

  • Pia Wiesauer (Head of Cultural Funding, Province of Upper Austria)


  • Gitti Vasicek (Vice Rector University of Art and Design Linz)

  • Oona Valarie Serbest (Management FIFTITU%, Chairwoman of the Linz City Cultural Advisory Board)

Emerging from the crisis

Over a period of two decades, FIFTITU% regularly informed its members about ongoing relevant calls, tenders, grants and scholarships in its newsletter. Thanks to this unique service, members were spared the tedious and time-consuming search on numerous platforms. With the coronavirus crisis and the associated digitalization movement, the idea was born to make this service available to a broader public via a dedicated website. After three years of intensive optimization and development work, the first official launch of Newsbase can now be celebrated.

Equal access to information

Until now, artists have had to laboriously search for and find the calls that appeal to them on various federal, state and municipal websites. Newsbase takes the strain out of this; similar to job platforms, artists can quickly and easily find the right call and funding opportunity for them. The database presents a wide range of calls from public bodies, the private sector and non-profit organizations. It includes competitions, prizes, grants, artist-in-residence programs, public calls and studio spaces in various art disciplines. Thanks to a user-friendly interface and filter functions, projects can be searched by category, location, funding amount and other relevant criteria. The aim of Newsbase is to eliminate existing structural disadvantages caused by complicated information channels.

Time and space for exchange and networking

The evening not only includes the presentation of Newsbase and a panel discussion, but also offers a short Q&A and sufficient time and space for exchange. Artists, funding bodies and interested parties are cordially invited to attend the event, ask questions, network and discover the numerous advantages and benefits of Newsbase

When & Where:
⏱ Thu, March 16, 2023, 5:30 pm
🌏 Lentos Art Museum Linz

Free admission!

Funding notice: Newsbase was supported by a digitization grant from the BMKÖS, by the City of Linz and the Province of Upper Austria.

Lentos Kunstmuseum

Doktor-Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1


Linz 4020