Hubert von Goisern Culture Award

The Hubert von Goisern Culture Award

For the advancement of talent and perseverance; granted for outstanding commitment and achievement in music. To support inspired and inspiring people; or to further innovative solutions and ideas, which benefit the common good. The award will allocate a total of €15,000 each year until 2024.

"I was supported by many people through the penniless early years of my career. And these people did so because they believed in what I was doing. I want to keep that going: with this award I want to support people who artistically contemplate and deal with the world in ways in which I find exciting and important. I am in the privileged position to be able to do just that." – Hubert von Goisern

The Hubert von Goisern Culture Award 2024

Since 2018, the Hubert von Goisern Culture Award has been presented once a year and in 2024 the undertaking will come to an end for the time being. Together with a jury Hubert von Goisern chooses artists whose creativity and efforts deserve and require support. The financial support offered by the Culture Award encourages the winners to continue their work and to live out their creativity, enabling the public to both share in and be inspired by it.

In light of the growing number of applications each year, the founder of the award has decided with a heavy heart to put in place a couple of restrictions. Firstly, only applicants whose main country of residence is Austria may now apply. Secondly, only applications from the field of music will now be considered - this includes music-related event and social-educational initiatives. Entries from the fields of visual arts, dance, film, literature etc. can unfortunately no longer be accepted.

Applications for the Hubert von Goisern Culture Award 2024 may be submitted between 1 October 2023 and 31 March 2024. Should you have any questions, please send them to:

Application period now closed!

Previous winners

The jury

Hubert von Goisern

Hubert von Goisern - Chairman

Musician Composer and producer, working between the poles of world music and folk music, tradition and the modern.

Elisabeth Schneider

Elisabeth SchneiderCulture manager and mediator Director at "Das Zentrum" in Radstadt. The cultural association was founded in 1981 and is among the most significant cultural institutions in the province of Salzburg. As artistic director, Elisabeth is responsible for programme and project development, as well as implementation. For many years she has been active nationwide, including in Culture Council in the Salzburg Provincial Government, Leader Pongau etc.

Günter Huemer

Günter HuemerCulture worker Programme planning at Brucknerhaus Linz 1994 - 2009, Linz Klangwolke project management, management and programme planning at Linz Veranstaltungsarena, and staging of large-scale open air concerts at Linz Stadion. Artistic Director and Chairman of culture association VOI - Kultur am Markt, in St. Martin im Mühlkreis, Upper Austria since 2017. A significant part of his cultural work is dedicated to the support and promotion of young artists.

Margarethe Hlawa-Grundner - Coordination

Margarethe Hlawa-GrundnerMusician & cultural event organiser
Margarethe completed her studies in concert violin at the Salzburg Mozarteum. She now appears mainly with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, as well as being involved in numerous other formations. In the summer of 2015 she and her husband opened Café Kurkuma in Hallein. From the very beginning, the little stage in the café was a venue for the arts. Since April 2019 she has been the chairwoman of the Kunst im Ziegenstall association, which manages that stage at the newly named Pan Café.

Hage Hein

Hage HeinMusic manager Since 1979, Hage Hein has made it his mission to champion original artists in various fields, mainly in the German-speaking region. He began as a booker (Schroeder Roadshow), has been a publisher since 1981 (Hans-A-Plast, Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung, Willy Astor, Hubert von Goisern ...), and founded the music label Capriola in 1995, distributed by SONY Music. Hage Hein's company Blanko Musik GmbH represents musicians such as Hubert von Goisern, Ganes, Georg Ringsgwandl, Ami Warning - and his interest in artists who seek ambitious new paths is unabated.