Tu was, dann tut sich was.

Austria’s First Social Festival: Tu was, dann tut sich was. (Keep the Ball Rolling.)

The idea behind Tu was, dann tut sich was. is very simple: it is about supporting committed people and institutions in realizing small project ideas that aim to increase the quality of life in their respective communities and regions. The social festival Tu was, dann tut sich was. does not only provide an organizational framework for the implementation of such ideas, but those who successfully submit a project will also receive financial support. A number of Austrian private foundations fund the social festival and support it through their expertise in fostering social projects. Those private foundations are organized as a non-profit association called S!nnstifter. The members of the S!nnstifter are ERSTE foundation, Essl Foundation, Katharina TurnauerPrivateFoundation, Humer Private Foundation, Schweighofer Private Foundation, Andra Private Foundation, Unruhe Private Foundation and Dreyer Charity Fund

The ifz is responsible for the scientific supervision and evaluation of the social festival. In addition to that, it supports the local offices, it is part of the jury that selects the projects, it organizes workshops in the regions, and it conducts interviews with the participants of the social festival.

So far, the social festival supported the realization of 209 small projects in the regions Mühlviertler Alm (Upper Austria, 2013/14), Steirische Eisenstraße (Styria, 2012/13), and Lungau (Salzburg, 2011). Further information: http://www.tu-was.at.