#3 Creating a solid basis

Word is getting around more and more: the Innsbruck Cultural Strategy 2030 is in work. The baseline study is currently underway before a broad discussion and workshop phase will start in April 2021 lasting several months.

Thomas Philipp, who conducts the surveys and analyses, explains

“For the development of the Innsbruck Cultural Strategy 2030 it is important to us that the discussion and workshop phase does not start ‘from 0 to 100’, but is based on a solid ground. We will, for example, describe which institutions and initiatives are – in what way – active in Innsbruck in the field of art and culture, work out objectives and measures relevant to cultural policy from existing strategy papers, or conduct more than 30 qualitative interviews with personalities from the fields of art and culture and from interface areas.”

MMag. Thomas Philipp, head of the independent research institute LIquA

The interview partners were selected after intensive discussion in the project team. Various criteria were taken into account in order to reflect the diversity of Innsbruck’s art and culture scene. Thus, different forms of organization, different artistic fields, traditional and contemporary approaches to art and culture, different phases from artistic production to art education, lay and professional work and interfaces such as tourism, education or economy are all covered.

Interviews have already been conducted with the following persons (functions and names of organizations in German):

  • Monika Abendstein, head of bilding – art and architectural school for children and young people
  • Kathrin Aste (together with Teresa Stillebacher), head of ./studio3 at Institute for experimental architecture at the University of Innsbruck, founding partner of architectural office LAAC zt-gmbh, president of aut. architektur und tirol, member of cultural advisory board for fine art and architecture of the state of Tyrol
  • Karl C. Berger, head of Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, member of cultural advisory board for folk culture of the state of Tyrol
  • Hannah Crepaz, head of Gallery St. Barbara in Hall, Osterfestival Tirol, ORGELfest and musik+, board member of TKI, member of cultural advisory board for cultural initiatives of the state of Tyrol
  • Isabel Gabbe, head of Department for Music Pedagogy Innsbruck of University Mozarteum Salzburg
  • Karl Gostner, Chairman of Innsbruck Tourismus
  • Christoph Grud, architect, co-founder of Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube
  • Michael Haupt, managing director of Initiative Minderheiten Tirol, board member of TKI, chairman of Kulturverein Inzing, member of cultural advisory board for cultural initiatives of the state of Tyrol
  • Tanja Helm, managing director and artistic director of Leokino and Cinematograph
  • Kurt Höretzeder, freelance graphic and communication designer, co-initiator of kreativland.tirol, founder of WEI SRAUM. Designforum Tirol
  • Paul Klumpner, head of ISD Stadtteilarbeit, Stadtteilkoordination Reichenau
  • Wolfgang Laubichler, director of Haus der Musik Innsbruck
  • Frederik Lordick, operator of Dachsbau, member of Innsbruck Club Commission
  • Peter Margreiter, chairman of Tiroler Musikverein and Zweigvereine, head of folk music at Tiroler Musikschulwerk, head of Alpenländischer Volksmusikwettbewerb Herma Haselsteiner-Preis, moderator at ORF-Landesstudio Tirol, member of cultural advisory board for folk culture of the state of Tyrol
  • Magdalena Modler-El Abdaoui, special assistant for interreligious and intercultural dialogue at Haus der Begegnung
  • Daniela Oberrauch, pedagogical and organizational head of YA! Young acting, board member of IG Freie Theater
  • Efendi Onay, pedagogical head of SOS-Kinderdorfs Biwak in Hall in Tirol, chair man of office for integration Innsbruck, head of “Es lebe die Welt”-Festival
  • Antonella Placheta, freelance tourist guide and art mediator, co-founder of KulturKinder, deputy chairwoman of Interessengemeinschaft Tiroler Fremdenführer (ITF), speaker of the group of Tiroler Fremdenführer at chamber of commerce Tyrol
  • Norbert K. Pleifer, program responsible and artistic director of Treibhaus Innsbruck
  • Petra Poelzl, artistic director and managing director of Tiroler Künstler:innenschaft (Kunstpavillon & Neue Galerie)
  • David Prieth, freelance artist, managing director of p.m.k., board member of TKI and IG Kultur Österreich, member of skin on marble and Kulturkollektiv Contrapunkt
  • Johannes Reitmeier, managing director of Tyrolean State Theatre, member of cultural advisory board for literature, performing arts and film of the state of Tyrol
  • Elisabeth Rieder, head of the office of commissioner for disabled persons at University Innsbruck, chairwoman of advisory board for disabled persons of the City of Innsbruck
  • Margarete Ringler, managing director of Tiroler Bildungsforum – Verein für Kultur und Bildung, chairwoman of Erwachsenenbildung Tirol, member of cultural advisory board for adult training and libraries of the state of Tyrol
  • Veronika Sandbichler, director of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, member of cultural advisory board for heritage management and museums of the statesof Tyrol
  • Thomas Schafferer, president of IG Autorinnen Autoren Tirol, deputy chairman of Cognac & Biskotten
  • Bernhard Schlögl, artistic director of Promenadenkonzerte
  • Elisabeth Schweeger, artistic and managing director of Academy for performing arts in Ludwigsburg
  • Lukas Trentini, member of the management team of POJAT – Plattform Offene Jugendarbeit Tirol
  • Carmen Sulzenbacher, head of BRUX / Freies Theater Innsbruck, board member of Triebwerk7, member of cultural advisory board for literature, performing arts and film of the state of Tyrol
  • Ulrike Tanzer, vice dean for research at the University of Innsbruck, head of research institute Brenner-Archiv, member of cultural advisory board for literature, performing arts and film of the state of Tyrol
  • Charlotte Trippolt, managing director of Freies Radio Innsbruck FREIRAD
  • Daniela Weiss-Schletterer, artistic director of Haus VIER UND EINZIG

Aliette Dörflinger, who is responsible for the conception and hosting of the workshops, adds:

“In the current phase, our aim is to identify central topics for the further cultural development of the city of Innsbruck – topics that are important for many areas and sectors. With the baseline study, which will be published in March, we will provide an overview of particularly important aspects of the arts and cultural sector in Innsbruck, thus laying the ground for the heart of the cultural strategy process: the discussion and workshop phase. The workshops are the central point of participation, where the framework is created for discussing future objectives and measures for Innsbruck’s art and culture sector with all target groups and interested citizens”.

Mag.a Aliette Dörflinger, external project manager