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Q21 - the creative space

Q21 is a workplace for about 50 initiatives, associations, agencies and editorial offices from the cultural sector. The creative space extends over 7000m² within the MuseumsQuartier Wien. Thus, Q21 brings the aspect of "creating" to one of the world's largest areas for art and culture.

The Q21 tenants work in a wide variety of fields. Whether international film or dance festivals, indie game development, art book publishing or fashion stores: with their themes and forms of production, the initiatives complement the offerings of the traditional museums and event stages in the MuseumsQuartier Wien.

The Q21 tenants act autonomously. Some of them operate small presentation areas (showrooms) or offices in the publicly accessible interior area on the first floor of the baroque Fischer von Erlach wing, which is open daily from 10-22h. Others curate the artistically designed passages that connect the courtyards of the MQ. A large number of Q21's tenants are housed on the upper floors of the baroque building wing, including tricky Women, VIS - Vienna Independent Shorts, Schlebrügge, etc.
You can get to know their offices and working methods during a Q21 Backstage Tour. Registration and information:

Artist-in-Residence Program
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 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.

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