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Su 19.2.2023

Which role do the arts, students and universities play in shaping a sustainable future? The coaching program Arts of Change - Change of Arts offers you the opportunity to expand your methodological and content knowledge in the fields of the arts, sustainability and socio-ecological transformation between March and November 2023, to connect with students from all six Austrian art universities and to realize a trans- or interdisciplinary project. In the course of the program, you will become part of a cross-university network of students who together participate in actively shaping the socio-ecological transformation and advocate for sustainable development.

Hard facts about the coaching program

  • An online preparation and reflection phase with contributions from arts & culture experts on the topic of the arts, sustainability & socio-economic transformation
  • Peer-to-peer coaching in Summer and Winter term 2023 (on-site at different universities). Preliminary dates: 17.-19.3.2023 (getting to know each other); 6.-8.7.2023 (defining a project); 16.-17.9.2023 (realization wrap-up)
  • The realization of a project together with the other students until November 2023 & financial support of approx. 700 Euros (depending on the total number of projects to be realized)
  • Networking with other motivated and committed arts students (approx. 15 participants in total) and Arts of Change alumni
  • An expense allowance of 100 euros for your commitment
  • Integration and final presentation of the project as part of a group exhibition at the Austrian arts universities in Winter 2023/24; additionally, individual final project events (concerts, performances, exhibitions), subject to availability of premises at the universities
  • Important: there are no costs for your participation in the program. Whenever physical meetings or events are held in connection with the program, travel costs, accommodation costs, and costs of food will be covered by us!


Let us know who you are (university, course of study, past or present art projects & your interest in sustainability and transformation), how your motivation comes about, how you perceive the arts, students, and universities in relation to sustainable development and how you imagine to actively participate in this transformation process. You are welcome to apply in the format of your choice - be as creative as you want to be!
Send your application to by February 19th 2023 at the latest.

Students of the following art universities are eligible to apply: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, University of Applied Arts Vienna, University Mozarteum Salzburg, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, University of Art and Design Linz.