Linz - UNESCO City of Media Arts!

We are so UNESCO!

Discover the UNESCO City of Media Arts, Linz, as a contemporary city that looks to the future. In December 2014 Linz was accepted by UNESCO into the Creative Cities Network and is now allowed to bear the title "UNESCO City of Media Arts" In 2016 you can discover media arts in Linz with all your senses. 

What is media arts?

Only cities that can demonstrate extraordinary achievements in one of the categories of literature, film, music, crafts and folk art, gastronomy, design or media arts are accepted by UNESCO into the Creative Cities NetworkThe Ars Electronica Center, the annual Ars Electronica Festival, the activities in the Tabakfabrik, the emerging independent scene and other institutions have established Linz as as a center of media art which opens up new prospects and innovations in culture, economy and society. The title "UNESCO City of Media Arts" will make Linz nationally and internationally attractive as a Creative City in culture, science and business.

More information can be found in the press release and on the website


Media art highlights in Linz

Highlights include Ars Electronica Center with its annual festival in September and the renowned Prix Ars Electronica, Kunstuniversität Linz, the Tabakfabrik, Brucknerhaus, Lentos Kunstmuseum and OK Offenes Kulturhaus. Furthermore the independend Scene with institutions like the open air Galery "Mural Harbor" Stadtwerkstatt, Radio FRO or DorfTV are an essential part of the UNESCO City of Media Arts. Events in Linz, like the Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linzer Klangwolken (Clouds of Sound) or the Ars Electronica Festival, let visitors experience Media Arts with all senses.

In the coming months and years Linz is aiming to present media arts envents and exhibitions for guests from all around the world. Diverse media arts events and activities are already being planned and carried out.


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Enjoy a weekend in Linz!

Get away to Linz for a weekend! Immerse yourself in the European Capital of Culture 2009 and UNESCO City of Media Arts. Linz. The international Creative City invites you to make a stop on the banks of the Danube: Leave your everyday routine behind, and experience cultural delights by the river.