KulturKontakt Austria (KKA) is a European competence and resource centre for the core areas of cultural education with schools in Austria, international educational cooperation, and the Artists in Residence programme for artists from other countries.
The non-profit organisation develops and implements its programmes on behalf of and supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Through its expertise and its projects, KKA is an important player at both national and European level.
KKA is committed to the fundamental principles of educational and cultural policy formulated at European level, namely dealing inclusively with diversity and difference, and lifelong learning. Based on these principles, KKA devises its activities and programmes with the objective of facilitating equal access to education, culture and the arts.
Approximately 50 staff members implement this diverse programme.
- KKA promotes exchange and cooperation between institutions of education in Eastern and South Eastern Europe and Austria in order to sustainably support education reforms at the pre-university level.
- KKA supports cooperation between schools, cultural professionals and cultural institutions in Austria.
- KKA offers international artists scholarships for residencies in Austria within the framework of Artists in Residence programmes.
The principal funding bodies of KulturKontakt Austria are the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education