3 November 2022

It's a Date!

The monthly events deal with topics that are being widely discussed in the world, and tackles them from a local perspective.

21 December 2022

Open Call

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9 January 2023

Join our team!

We are looking for a Technical Director for planning, managing and implementing all technical operations of the festival.
Send your application by 15.2.2023. You can find all the information here.

9 January 2023

Join our team!

We are looking for a Technical Coordinator to work closely with the Technical Director on the realisation of the festival. Send your application by 15.2.2023. You can find all the information here.

It's a Date

Our Mission

Tangente St. Pölten is a multi-disciplinary, socially inclusive, and ecologically oriented festival that takes a social-critical approach. It is targeted toward a local, regional, and international public.

The project is the follow-up to the application for the title of “Cultural Capital of Europe” and is financed in equal measure by the State of Lower Austria and the City of St. Pölten. The team is headed by Christoph Gurk (Artistic Director), Angelika Schopper (Operations Director), and Stefan Mitterer (Finance Director). Topics of global relevance are developed from the city and its history and made tangible. This makes Tangente St. Pölten unique. Art enables people to share surprising, formative, and long-resonating experiences together. This creates a public realm in which everyone feels invited to meet, exchange ideas, debate, and celebrate - and perhaps even to dream of other worlds together. In times of global crises, the future is increasingly observed as a threat. Tangente St. Pölten is concerned with the question of how we can regain the capacity to act and be creative. This is how the visionary, imaginative, and utopian power of art finds its purpose. The goal is to achieve a programme of high artistic quality. The focus is on the visual and dramatic arts, performance, music, and literature. A variety of socio-cultural projects will mobilise the city's community. People from St. Pölten, guests from near and far, will have the experience of being involved in the festival's events.

Background & History

The joint application made by St. Pölten and the State of Lower Austria for the title of “European Capital of Culture 2024” has laid the foundation and framework for the continuing development of St. Pölten as a cultural centre. This will have visibility far beyond the region into neighbouring countries. The initiative was not simply imposed through politics “from on high”, but came from the heart of society itself, out of which emerged a broad spectrum of cultural policy initiatives that continue to have an effect beyond the application process. St. Pölten and the State of Lower Austria, for example, have committed to implementing a series of plans and projects to strengthen the cultural infrastructure. With Tangente St. Pölten, a festival of contemporary arts and culture has now been established. With a view to the year 2024, the festival will bring together the activities of institutions and civil-society stakeholders in a joint presentation that is synchronised in its art and content.

Community & Outreach

As part of the Tangente St. Pölten, sustainable artistic projects, the aim of which is to respond directly to local interests, needs, and infrastructure, will be created across all genres. The goal is to initiate interaction between residents of the city of St. Pölten and the artists of the festival's programme through all phases of the project. Even before the official festival period begins, St. Pölten residents and interested persons are invited to share their knowledge of and access to the city, to network, and to collaborate with regional and international artists from the worlds of dance, theatre, literature, and art. The offer also applies especially to members of structurally disadvantaged population groups. In workshops, discussions, or radio programmes, we want to explore the city and enter into a dialogue: How do we want to make a difference? How do we want to work? How is the digital present changing our everyday lives? And with what consequences for the environment, society, and our bodies? How do we want to feel? What is the scent of the past? How do we want to remember? And above all, how can the global challenges of our times be experienced through concrete local realities?

Do you want to participate and become part of the festival? If you are interested, please contact us at office@tangente-st-poelten.at. We look forward to hearing ideas and having an exchange.


Christoph Gurk

Artistic Director

Angelika Schopper

Managing Director

Stefan Mitterer

Financial Director

Ines Müller

Assistant to the Management

Magdalena Chowaniec

Curator and Community Outreach Stadtprojekte

Muhammet Ali Baş

Community Outreach

Lorena Moreno-Vera

Assistent Curator

Verena Schäffer

Head of Production

Claire Granier-Blaschke

Production Management

Ala Glasner

Production Management

Reinhard Hagen

Technical Consultant

Suzie Wong

Head of Public Relations

Maria Stefan

Head of Marketing

Angelika Starkl

Deputy Head of Marketing

Andreea Dosa

Online Marketing

Muamer Budimlic

Project Assistant

Mine Bayazit

Project Assistent



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