Folk culture, preservation of local history and customs

Members of the Austrian Blasmusikverband

2020
138 585
Sunk -3.2 % compared to 2019

Members of the Austrian Choral Association

2020
85 025
Gone up +5.0 % compared to 2019

Number of songs and instrumentals in the central archive of the Austrian folk song society

2020
122 893
Gone up +0.5 % compared to 2019

Description

The term folk culture describes a regionally anchored, traditional form of culture. In view of the rapidly advancing globalization, the cultural policy tasks of folk culture are to ensure the preservation of cultural and life styles in the fields of folk music, folk songs, customs, traditional costumes, folk dance, amateur theater, etc., as well as a creative and future-oriented approach to cultural heritage.

Several federal associations in the field of folk culture provide annually data: Austrian Blasmusikverband, Austrian Choral Association, Austrian Workers' Choral Association, Austrian federal association for non-professional theater as well as the Austrian folk song society. Various figures on their members, activities and performances are shown, broken down by provincial organizations. The central archive of the Austrian folk song society is represented with information on its stock, use, employees and expenditures.

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Highlights

Members, activities, revenues and expenditures of the Austrian Blasmusikverband 2020 (table)

S: Österreichischer Blasmusikverband. Compiled on 10th May 2022.

S: Austrian Choral Association. Compiled on 10th May 2022.

S: Austrian Workers' Choral Association. Compiled on 10th May 2022.

S: Austrian federal association for non-professional theater. Compiled on 10th May 2022.

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