There are no formal restrictions for projects. Whether they are art works, campaigns, exhibitions, discussions, stage performances, interventions or publications â€“ all proposals from various fields are welcome. Events for very limited audiences are not a high priority.
What is important regarding the decision on formats, however, is that the submitted project is achievable in the relatively short production time and with the budgetary resources available.
Applications from individuals are certainly possible. These projects should have collective aspects.
There will be a couple of events called 'Incubators' â€“ the festivalâ€™s internal political community gatherings. Participants involved in the work groups and projects can use these gatherings to exchange research, ideas and work during the phase of the festival production.
In principle, yes. WIENWOCHE sees itself as a focal event. Consequently, projects realised for WIENWOCHE should cover and confront the current year's topic.
The implementation of projects already developed is possible if they have a connection to the key topic, can be implemented within WIENWOCHE and can be presented to the public in September 2017.
Projects for WIENWOCHE should be presented in Vienna. In cases of non-Vienna based production limited amounts of the project budget can be used for accommodation and travel costs. When planning your budget please consider travel costs and accommodation costs for attending Incubators.
The festival will be located in various fixed locations where projects will take place or be presented. This should be part of the considerations for submission. Site- specific proposals are also welcome in the submissions, however procedures such as reservations or permits usually take a long time to obtain. As in 2016, we plan to focus on the 15th district and its surrounding 7th district but as finding viable locations is a long-term process we would like to hear where do you imagine and wish to realize your projects.
A total of ca. 170,000 Euros is available for the festivalâ€™s programme production and presentation. The funding of the individual projects, depending on if they are small or large-scale projects and if they are collective or individual projects, is up to around 15,000 Euro, and includes production costs, costs of the space and salaries for the project participants.
WIENWOCHE normally assumes the overall costs of the project (salaries, production costs, specific public relations, etc.).Grants from other sources will not be grounds for disqualification.
A minimum of one-third of any particular project budget is intended for participant's salaries. Unpaid work situations are to be avoided as much as possible.
As a reference point we refer to the salary guide for self-employed cultural work which has been developed by the TKI â€“ Tyrol Culture Initiatives/IG Tyrol Culture: http://www.tki.at/19/honorarrichtlinien.html
The team will support the projects in areas such as project development (timing, conceptual questions), production (contact with authorities, permits, purchasing, organisational as well as financial questions, etc.), public relations, (development of public relation strategies, press relations etc.), editing (copy writing and proof reading) as well as supporting documentation during WIENWOCHE. Uncertainty about aspects of organising a project does not mean that a proposal cannot be submitted.