Advisory Boards function as bodies, which facilitate the involvement of experts from the cultural and creative sector, facilitating a participatory and transparent decision-making process. Within the reporting period, the following examplary advisory boards were established:
1. The Advisory Board for the Creative Industries (Kreativwirtschaftsbeirat) advises and supports the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs in implementing the creative economy strategy as well as in monitoring the implementation of the strategy. It is composed of external experts, carrying out an annual monitoring of the creative economy strategy and presenting recommendations.
2. The City of Vienna established new Advisory Boards in the sector of music, composition, urban culture and interculturality. The Advisory Boards support the cultural department of the City of Vienna with its expertise and competence, presenting recommendations for funding in the respective domain. These processes aims at transparent, facts-based, and independent funding decisions.
For further information on dialogue mechanisms, please see section 3, cultural development plans.
1. In its first progress report 2019, the Advisory Board for the Creative Industries evaluated the implementation of the creative economy strategy of 2016. So far, two thirds of the measures envisaged in the strategy have already been implemented or are in the process of being implemented. In the second part of the report, the Advisory Board proposes new impulses that address current issues in the Austrian creative industries and should steer them in a modern, innovative, and sustainable direction. Selected recommendations are: Promoting an impact-oriented creative economy; Growth strategies for female-run creative companies; Game Development & Gamification Award.
2. Funding was allocated at four submission dates based on the recommendations of the Music Advisory Board; based on recommendations of the Composition Advisory Board, funding was allocated at one submission date (May 2019); based on the recommendations of the Advisory Board for Urban Culture and Interculturality: allocation of funding at six submission dates.