The MuseumsQuartier is also home to around 50 initiatives, associations, agencies and editorial offices from the cultural sector.
The cultural providers work in a wide variety of fields. Whether international film or dance festival, indie game development, art book publisher or fashion store: the initiatives complement the offerings of the traditional museums and event stages in the MuseumsQuartier Wien with their themes and forms of production.
The cultural institutions operate autonomously. Some operate small presentation areas or offices in the publicly accessible indoor area on the first floor of the baroque Fischer-von-Erlach wing, the so-called MQ Schauräumen, which are open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. A large number of cultural offices are located on the upper floors of the baroque wing.
You can get an insight into their work and working methods on a backstage tour. Registration and information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2002, the MuseumsQuartier's international Artist-in-Residence program, which is realized in cooperation with partners, has offered around 60 international artists the opportunity to live and work in the MuseumsQuartier, to further develop their artistic projects and to get to know the local art and cultural scene. The aim of the Artist-in-Residence program is also to continuously enliven the art and cultural scene of the Austrian capital with new impulses from outside and to promote exchange by involving international artists.
The artists-in-residence benefit from the immediate proximity of the respective inviting cultural initiatives to the local cultural scenes. Conversely, the initiatives increase their international reputation and networks through guest artists. In addition to the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, which invites artists of all genres from Central and Eastern Europe to spend time in Vienna, the exchange program has been co-financed by tranzit.org/ERSTE Foundation as the main partner since its inception.
Exhibition spaces MQ Freiraum & MQ Salon
Exhibitions of contemporary art are presented in the two exhibition spaces of the MuseumsQuartier Wien, the "MQ Freiraum" and the "MQ Salon," in the baroque Fischer von Erlach Wing. The focus is on video works, installations and art that deals with socio-political issues.