Protect contemporary culture

We believe that culture is a central part of our identity.

Every society needs culture: as a laboratory in which the past is reflected, the present is criticized and the future is imagined. Culture strengthens the complex identities in Eastern Europe’s societies. We therefore want to explore important artistic practices in recent Eastern European history. 

The cultural heritage of dissident history must be secured and accessible to an international audience. Artists need (free) spaces for their production, theorists need international recognition; and both, work and interpretation, should be accessible.

Welcome to ERSTE Foundation!

Here, you will find information about our activities and events as well as access to ERSTE Foundation Library.

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