Austria has a new chancellor and with him comes a new minister. Thomas Drozda is in charge of Arts and Culture, and while he is new to the job, we asked him about the international outlook.

Where does he see the role of artists and performers in Austrian culture?

Dear Readers!

Of course it’s my goal to bring artists and intellectuals into society’s fold and invite them to be an important part of the (inter)national discussion and debate. They have to create and express their visions of a better ­common future. I’m very much looking forward to inviting filmmakers as well as composers, authors, painters etc.

There are a lot of topics to discuss. Let’s start the dialogue.

Best,
Thomas Drozda