AkBild Vienna as an Entrepreneur

For more than 300 years, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has been one of the most important training centers for artists. The Academy houses two of the most important collections of the Republic of Austria with its painting gallery and the Kupferstichkabinett.

Entrepreneurship, start-up, innovation. Three terms, which has changed the picture in recent years. For example, as a member of the ECN, AkBild offers a wide range of services for students as well as for those who are interested in art and entrepreneurs.

This is supported by the research service in the Vizerektorat Kunst | Research. This advises and supports students who want to implement project ideas in the field of scientific or artistic-scientific research as well as artistic practice. In particular, the focus is on support in every phase of third party funding in the context of competitive tendering.

The "PITCH TRAINING FOR RESEARCHERS" and "CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM" are just a few examples of the entire pool of offers and events that AkBild provides to its students and interested parties.



As a university, the Academy of Fine Arts attaches particular importance to a research and art-led teaching. Scientific and artistic research is the basis for the mediation process. In exhibitions, presentations, symposia and lecture series, the results of the teachings are conveyed to the public as well. For the Academy of Fine Arts, the representation of a complex understanding of art for the knowledge society is an essential task.

The Institute of Art and Cultural Studies and the Institute of Natural Sciences and Art in Art. Doctoral Studies, an internationally acclaimed PhD-in-Practice Program as well as the master program.