Participation and transparency are essential factors for the success of the Innsbruck Cultural Strategy 2030. Everyone is invited to actively participate in the process. Take advantage of the various possibilities and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed:

Photos from city walks in July and August 2020, © Thomas Philipp

Topic workshops

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The 6 topic workshops between April and November 2021 should be attended by as many actors as possible from Innsbruck’s field of art and culture. In addition, local experts from interface areas such as science, education, youth, social affairs, integration, tourism, creative industries or urban planning will be invited. Participation in the workshops is open to all those interested in the cultural future of Innsbruck.

Methodologically, mainly “Art of Hosting” techniques are applied. The aim is to make diverse groups capable of acting by creating high-quality discussion rooms. Various intervention methods such as World Café, Appreciative Inquiry or Open Space are used in a targeted manner and intensive dialogues are initiated – all along clear guidelines and all based on the baseline study. The results of the individual workshops, including photo documentation, will be published promptly on the website.

The first three dates have now been fixed:

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 5 p.m.
  • Monday, May 17, 2021, 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 5 p.m.

Duration of the workshops approx. 3.5 hours. The locations (possibly also a digital variant) and the topics of the workshops will be announced soon, like the dates of the workshops that follow in September, October and November.

Comments & Ideas

Your knowledge is needed here!

The Innsbruck Cultural Strategy 2030 will be developed in several steps. Already during the discussion and workshop phase a first draft will be published, which can be commented on. This will be followed in March 2022 by a revised draft with a one-month review phase.

Own ideas, suggestions and wishes can also be submitted at any time – the easiest way is to use the contact form on this website:

Interviews & Talks

As part of the basic work, approx. 30 qualitative interviews will be conducted with personalities from Innsbruck’s field of art and culture and other areas relevant to the cultural development of Innsbruck

In addition, there are ongoing talks with actors from various fields.

Working group

In the first quarter of 2021, a working group with 7 to 9 members will be set up to support the content of the Innsbruck Cultural Strategy 2030. Members will be selected by the project team, taking care to ensure a balanced composition in terms of ownership, disciplines, competencies and gender.

The working group is mainly responsible for the consolidation of the results from the workshops. It discusses proposals and ideas and works on the formulation of the cultural strategy. It also forms an important link to the various fields of art and culture in the city.

The members of the working group will be announced in the first quarter of 2021.

Advisory board

An advisory board will be set up in the first quarter of 2021 to provide topic-specific support in the preparation of the Innsbruck Cultural Strategy 2030. It consists of approx. 25 personalities from the fields of art and culture, but also from other relevant areas such as science, education, youth, social affairs, integration, tourism, creative industries or urban planning.

The advisory board will be asked for expertise by the project team or the working group on demand. The members will be announced in the first quarter of 2021.

Project team

The project team is responsible for the overall coordination and organization as well as the ongoing strategical coordination with the political decision makers. It consists of the head of the office for cultural affairs of the City of Innsbruck Isabelle Brandauer, Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Fromm as representative from the urban planning department, the internal project manager Rita Hebenstreit (office for cultural development and funding of the City of Innsbruck) and the external project manager Mag.a Aliette Dörflinger.

The process is professional supported by Linzer Institut für qualitative Analysen (LIquA) under the direction of MMag. Thomas Philipp in cooperation with Mag.a Aliette Dörflinger. Both have extensive experience in this context. In recent years, the Institute has assisted the cities of Vienna, Linz, Steyr and St. Pölten and the state of Salzburg in preparing and setting up cultural development plans and strategies.