We are a hosting Organization for the European Solidarity Corps Volunteering-Program and are frequently looking for motivated young people from EU/EEA to join our Team!
The “Bäckerei” (the German word for bakery) is an old former bakery which had been abandoned for ten years, until 2010. A motivated bunch of people took over and breathed life into the building. It has now become a successful platform for cultural exchange and social innovation in Innsbruck, which aims to enable people to share knowledge and know-how on cultural themes and topics of social interest.
There is no specific target group of “Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube” – we have a wide range of activities suitable for a big spectrum of audience. Whether someone wants to host weekly Yoga classes, music workshops, regular start up meetings or organize a concert or any kind of artistic endeavor, we provide support to make it happen.
Die Bäckerei is a place for experimentation, offering an easy-to-use frame to try things out in our location, which has a usable surface of 1000m². It should not be seen just a venue for event promoters to rent. The goal is to support people in turning their ideas into reality, organize events and projects together and support local social entrepreneurs who are implementing a sustainable and creative business practice.
Moreover, we try to mix different groups of interests, ages and genres to create an untypical situation which can turn out fruitful in the sense of communication, exchange and networking.
The aim is to get people to take part in events - workshops, concerts and longer-term projects - in order to spread the idea of arts and culture as a powerful tool for change.
Our wish for this project is to have a volunteer who is interested in online communication and is motivated to create multimedia content (photos, videos and graphic design). Furthermore, our new volunteer should be interested in curation and culture management. We are seeking a good support in everything that surrounds creating a successful event or project -booking, hospitality, working on event concept, doing event shifts etc. No experience in the field is required!
Every year we organize, co-organize and host more than 300 cultural activities, we offer a very diverse cultural program, which overall leads to an exciting and diverse work environment and a wide set of skills that can be developed.
ABOUT THE LOCATION
"Die Bäckerei - Kulturbackstube” is situated in the centre of Innsbruck, with around 130.000 inhabitants, the capital of the Austrian region of Tirol. Die Bäckerei is located 10 minutes walking distance from the main train station.
The volunteers will live in the center of the town, in a shared flat. Innsbruck has several cultural venues, libraries, galleries, historic monuments and numerous bars, outdoor and indoor recreational and sports facilities and mountains all around. Furthermore, Tirol shares borders with Germany, Italy and Switzerland, providing ample opportunities for travel in the region.
The community around Die Bäckerei is active and plays an important role in the cultural scene of the city. Most of the projects developed here are run by dedicated and highly motivated locals and international people. This makes Die Bäckerei-Kulturbackstube the main venue in Innsbruck where cultural production and diversity of the program is organized by locals and local associations.
Die Bäckerei - Kulturbackstube also develops and implements formats and projects which take place outside the confines of our building. These are meant to take us out of our comfort zone and enable the transfer of our methodology and knowledge to other communities, while providing a change of scenery and a new challenge for us.
Of course, our volunteers are expected to be motivated to explore new communities and areas with our travelling formats such as Gemeindelabor and Botanica!
In the summer 2021 we also co-organized a big festival in the city center with several other cultural institutions of the city - ALLESGUTE FESTIVAL. Our volunteers will be more than welcome to also be part of this!