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2 The City of Linz Visitors Visitors Linz09 Infocenter booked "Linz Weekends"5.000 sold Insider Cards7.002


4 The goals of Linz 2009 ECOC There are different goals by this project: European Union Offical financiers (of the company) - City of Linz - Province of Upper Austria - Federal Republic of Austria Linz09

5 The goals of Linz09 Positioning Linz as a modern and dynamic city of industry and technology featuring an attractive cultural programme that enabled it to compete on its own terms with Austrias traditional bastions of culture tourism, Salzburg and Vienna; strengthening its identity as Culture Capital; Developing and promoting a programme that takes into consideration both the characteristics of Linz and its region and European and/or global dimensions; Persuading Linzs artistic scene to focus on competition, quality and international perspectives;

6 The goals of Linz09 Creating the necessary preconditions for Linz to acquit itself well of its role as host of the European Capital of Culture; encouraging enthusiasm and a sense of motivation in all parts of the service industry, most notably but by no means exclusively in all branches of the hospitality, tourist and leisure industries; Boosting the recognition factor and the public image of Linz both across and outside of Austria; Boosting the pride that Linzers take in their city;

7 The goals of Linz09 Boosting the numbers of day visits and overnight stays by offering a varied programme of outstanding quality on 365 out of 365 days; Creating networks and alliances on a number of different levels (artists; cultural institutions; town and country; culture, tourism, business community, administration and politics)

8 The preconditions for the success -Solid financial basis -Autonomy of the artistic director -No political intervention -365 days programme

9 The preconditions for the success -A special marketing conception -Strong cooperation with tourism organisations -Hospitality City project (host of europe) -Networking

10 The financial basis The totally budget was 69, euro ( ). The Linz09 company had a basic funding of 61.5 millon euro - 60 million euro by the official financiers (each of whom 20 million euro) million euro by the European Union million euro Sponsoring ( 4 million euro cash) million euro Ticketing & Merchandising

11 The financial basis - expenditure Total expenditure: 69, EURO Programme 60.9 % Programme % Marketing 19.0 % Personnel 12.2 % Material expenditure, operating expenses and investment 5.4 % Capital reserve (for projects) 2.0 %

12 The financial basis – revenue Total revenue : 69, EURO Republic of Austria 28.6 % Province of Upper Austria 28.6 % City of Linz 28.6 % European Union 2.1 % Sponsoring 5.9 % Ticketing 2.1 % Merchandising 0.8 % Other 3.3 %

13 365 days programme – Schaurausch 2007 art in 50 shoping windows

14 365 days programme - Tiefenrausch 2008 a project in subterranean spaces und tunnels of Linz Cellar of a brewery Gallery of WWII

15 365 days programme – Höhenrausch 2009 on of the highlights of the programme Linz09

16 365 days programme – Linz Europa Tour Linz Europa harbour festival 2009

17 Marketing conception – the communication targets Confronting the traditional image of Linz as a dull industrial city with the citys new reality to establish the triad Industry + Culture + Nature as the signature feature unique to Linz; Positioning Linz on the tourist map as a city located between Salzburg and Vienna, which competes with these two representatives of Austrias cliché identity on the strength of its unjaded virtues; Spreading the word on Linz as Culture Capital and the programme of Linz09; Making Linzers feel proud of their city: part of Linz09s mission was to make Linzers rediscover their own cultural identity.

18 Marketing conception – the target markets

19 Marketing conception – the Communication dramaturgy


21 Big Bang (late to end-2008): a short but intense period of publicity building up tot he launch of the title year; it involved extensive advertising in the printed media and via social networking sites. Programme Campaign (end-2008 to end-2009), which involved communication of the eventual cultural programme for 2009 through, amongst other things, the publication oft he third and final edition oft he Programme Book and the introduction of Neuner, a fortnightly newsletter.

22 The NEUNER Linz09s programme guide 2008 (Nov.) (Dec.) Fortnightly Supplement of a regional Newspaper Distribution on highly frequented places Total print run per readout

23 Facts & Figures – programme Visitors: , , Events: Projects: 220 Artist (particpating): from 66 countries

24 Facts & Figures - mediaecho Articles (print, online) Features (TV, radio, etc) Presentations ( ) 500 Press releases 300 Pressconferences (national) 230 Pressconferences (international) 15 Journalists 300

25 Facts & Figures – ticketing Linz09 Insider seasonticket Insider passes were sold Linz09 cards were sold Linz09 Cards 1 or 3 days

26 Facts & Figures – tourism Overnight stays in linz increase in % Visitors (Linz09 Infocenter 2009) increase in % Guided Tours by Austria Guides (participants ) Booked weekend packages Delegations - more than 100 hundred from 30 different countries

27 The result The project Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture has achieved all the goals it had set itself. In the same way the offical financiers of Linz09 have drawn a positive balance regarding the Culture Capital and the activities of Linz09 company.

28 The result At the end of the Year 2009 there was a consolitated financial situation. In fact there was a capital reserve of approximatly 1.700,000 euro for new cultural projects in the following years.

29 The sustainability New cultural and city infrastructure (buildings etc) Benefits in terms of improved public image and self confidence Internationalisation, improved quality and more competition Newly forged alliances

30 The sustainability 24 follow on projects in the year 2010 and 2011 such as Triennale 1.0, Crossing Europe, Next comic, Kepler Salon, Pixelhotel, Hermit in the tower, Höhenrausch. 2,…

31 Thank You for Your attention!

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