WUK Werkstaetten – und Kulturhaus

Full Member / Austria

WUK Werkstaetten – und Kulturhaus

WUK, an acronym that stands for ‘Werkstätten – und Kulturhaus’, roughly translates to “House for Workshops and Culture”. Laid out over 12,000m 2 in a former locomotive factory in Vienna, WUK is an open cultural space for the living interaction of art, politics and social issues. It links the overlapping synergetic models of a sociocultural centre and an international centre of art and culture. As a sociocultural centre, WUK focuses on furthering processes of liberation and independence, help and self-help, district-based cultural work and self-government, along with self-organisation and autonomy. As a centre of art and culture, WUK concentrates on promoting the production and presentation of innovative, experimental, interdisciplinary, critical art and culture at a local, regional and international level.

WUK provides a venue as well as organisational support to those interested in art, politics and social engagement, offering a space for contemplation, discussion and exploration.

What makes your organisation unique?

The unique organisational structure includes three different components: cultural productions (music, performing arts, children’s culture and arts); education and counselling (12 education and counselling institutions); as well as a socio-cultural centre, which is home to 150 independent groups and initiatives.

  • Facilities
  • MusicNotesSimple Small Concert hall (audience capacity: less than 300)
  • Large Concert Hall (audience capacity: more than 300)
  • Factory Multifunction Hall
  • MaskHappy Small Theatre (audience capacity: less than 200)
  • Art Gallery
  • Conference Room
  • Meeting Room
  • Workshop room
  • Artists Studio
  • Rehearsal or Practice Room
  • Music Recording Studio
  • Multimedia or Audiovisual Studio
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • School
  • Playground
  • Wrench Repair Shop
  • Artistic Residency Accommodation
  • Coffee Café / Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Maker Space
  • Community Areas
  • Multi-purpose Space
  • Courtyard

  • Work areas
  • MusicNotesSimple Music
  • Theatre / Performance
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • MaskHappy Visual Arts
  • Multimedia and interactive Arts
  • Movie Film
  • Crafts
  • Literature
  • Media (Radio & TV)
  • Advertisement and Marketing
  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Architecture and Urbanism
  • Technology
  • Software
  • IT and Gaming
  • Palette Art residencies
  • Education
  • Community and Relational Arts
  • Democratic and civil society development
  • Leaf Ecology and Sustainability
  • Gastronomy

  • Activities
  • Production
  • Exhibition and Programming
  • Education and Training
  • Archiving and Conservation
  • Financing and grant making

  • Former use of space
  • Education Building

  • TEH Membership