IODO is a non-profit organisation,
which was initially founded as an art and culture association in 1990.
Over the years the field of activities was extended by education and
science, because most projects are part of different fields.
The main focus of IODO is on the purposeful search for overlaps of different
fields in order to open new spaces for cross-culture and interdisciplinary
by means of interconnection.
IODO has built up a reputation in Vienna by developing and carrying
out several projects in cooperation with institutions like the Austrian
Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, the Federal Chancellery/Department
for Theatre and Film, Culture Office Vienna, Austrian Federal Chamber
of Labour, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) as well as further
known institutions like KOMMENT, WIF (Viennese Integration Funds), Viennese
National Education Funds, etc.
IODO is also an acknowledged association for adult education, whose
projects include a broad range of activities - from readings up to scientific
lessons, as well as seminars - thus appealing to the public.
Concerning the media, several projects of IODO in the field of theatre,
film and cinema are mentioned in the Austrian Cinema Handbook.