As a a national network and cultural lobby, IG Kultur Österreich provides information, representation and consulting in legal matters for its members.
IG Kultur Österreich strives to achieve improvements in laws and regulations at federal and provincial levels, such as measures to ensure the structural safety of cultural initiatives and social security for those involved in cultural work.
Committed to creating dialogues in the fields of culture, building bridges between culture and politics.
In addition to mediating between cultural initiatives and public agencies responsible for cultural promotion, IG Kultur Österreich is committed to making a push for safety improvements and financing possibilities.
Furthermore, workshops and seminars offered by the organisation provide the necessary professional development for those working in the field of culture. The organisation of symposia and conferences as well as the publication on cultural policy issues and theories of culture, media and art serve to politicize cultural work and policy.
Regarding communication, IG Kultur Österreich publishes the quarterly publication "Kulturrisse", has a dedicated website and disseminates information material nine times a year among its members.
Its activities are financed through membership fees and grants awarded by the Austrian Government.