About Us


VIENNA ART WEEK was founded in 2005 and shines a spotlight on Vienna’s vibrant art scene every November. Together with around 70 program partners, the festival offers a week of inspiring art from the Baroque to the present with free admission at all its events and has become one of the most important art events in the Danube region, attracting around 30,000 visitors each year.


Each year, the festival program includes more than 100 events and ranges from guided tours and studio visits to expert talks, performances, workshops and exhibition openings as well as lectures, symposia, and interventions in public spaces.


Additionally to being a festival, VIENNA ART WEEK sees itself as a joint platform of the Viennese art community and is based on a cooperation of Viennese art institutions, art universities, galleries, independent art spaces, and artists that is unique worldwide. Our year-round art calendar on the website shows the visitors the diverse offer of the city.


©Rainer Fehringer

(from left to right: Julia Hartmann, Robert Punkenhofer, Theresia Nickl, Juliana Furthner)




VIENNA ART WEEK is organized by the association Art Cluster Vienna, which was founded in 2004 to bring Vienna as a city of art into the focus of the national and international public. A year later, the first edition of VIENNA ART WEEK took place. The Art Cluster Vienna is an association of some of the most important art institutions in Vienna. With their high-quality programs and ideas, they contribute significantly to the success of VIENNA ART WEEK.


Its members are:


— Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

— Albertina & Albertina modern

— Architekturzentrum Wien

— Belvedere & Belvedere 21

Dom Museum Wien


— KÖR Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier & Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz


Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien & Weltmuseum Wien

Künstlerhaus Vereinigung

Leopold Museum

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

mumok Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

MuseumsQuartier Wien

Nitsch Foundation

— Österreichische Friedrich und Lillian Kiesler-Privatstiftung


Sigmund Freud Museum

STRABAG Kunstforum

— University of Applied Arts Vienna

Vienna Business Agency Creativity & Business