Saturday, Jan 12, 2019

9.00 - 10.45

Round Table  “Corporate Citizenship” (e)

moderation: Annemarie Türk, former head of the Department of Culture Funding and Sponsoring, KulturKontakt Austria


Let's discuss why companies engage in society, in this case especially in the arts, and what this means for artists and arts managers.

Representatives of different companies talk about their motives for supporting the arts and artists and about the benefits of working together.

Find out more about fascinating projects that are being realised by artists, arts managers and companies at the moment.


Stefan Janke, Kathrein Privatbank

Volkmar Klien, Composer/Artist, Teacher, Anton Bruckner Private University

Gabriele Schor, Sammlung Verbund

Christian Steinmayr, Steinmayr & Co Insurance Brokers GmbH


Portrait Volkmar KlienVolkmar Klien
Composer/Artist, Anton Bruckner Private University

Growing up in Vienna Volkmar Klien (*1971, Hollabrunn) spent his childhood engulfed in the city's rich musical life with all its glorious traditions and engrained rituals. Working from this background Volkmar Klien today strives to extend traditional practices of composing, producing and listening far beyond the established settings of concert music. He works in various areas of the audible and occasionally inaudible arts navigating the manifold links in-between the different modes of human perception, the spheres of presentation and the roles these play in the communal generation of meaning.

He is a professor of composition and director of the Institute for Composition Conducting and Computer Music at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz (Austria).

Portrait Gabriele SchorGabriele Schor
Founding Director of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND collection, Vienna

Dr. Gabriele Schor studied philosophy and art history in Vienna and San Diego (USA). She worked at the Tate Gallery in London, was Art Correspondent for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and taught modern art as well as the theory and practice of art criticism at universities.
Since 2004 she has directed the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna, which she has built up from the beginning with two main focuses: the perception of spaces and places as well as feminist art of the 1970s.
Schor coined the term 'Feminist Avant-Garde' and established it to the art-historical discourse in order to highlight the pioneering role of these artists. Numerous publications: i.a. 2009 with Abigail Solomon-Godeau the first Birgit Jürgenssen monograph, 2012 Catalog Raisonné on the early works of Cindy Sherman, 2014 with Elisabeth Bronfen catalog on Francesca Woodman, 2015 compendium on the Feminist Avantgarde, 2016 with Jessica Morgan first monograph on Renate Bertlmann, 2018 catalog on Louise Lawler.

Foto: © Katharina Gossow


Portrait Christian SteinmayrChristian Steinmayr
CEO Steinmayr & Co Insurance Brokers

Christian was born and raised in Innsbruck as the son of cyclist and business man Wolfgang Steinmayr.  The family owned business Steinmayr & Partner (sold in 2000) formed his entrepreneurial spirit. After attaining a law degree in 2004, Christian moved to London and Zürich to aquire deepened knowledge of the insurance market and in 2007 moved to Fuschl am See to head Red Bull’s international insurance department. After 4 years with Red Bull Christian returned to Innsbruck to found Steinmayr & Insurance Brokers – today one of Austria‘s largest corporate insurance brokers. Being a lover of art and culture, Christian used cultural sponsorship as a marketing tool from day one. Steinmayr & Co invests 5% of the company's turnover on marketing, mainly to support art & charities. Steinmayr & Co is also the main sponsor of the Dance Company of the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck – one of Europes finest dancing ensembles.Christian is married to Cuban dancer Julia Rojas Posada and father of two sons.