European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC)


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On June 4th, 2024, we celebrated the network's 30th anniversary together with our founders, members and the broader ENCC community.

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Discover the Up Grants 2024 Jury

A team of four diversity and inclusion experts and advocates will assess projects running for Up Grants 2024. Discover who they are.

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FAQ : UP Grants

Are you considering applying to the UP Grants? What’s in it for you? Is your initiative eligible? In this FAQ we will answer all your questions about your application to the UP Grants (if you still have questions, please contact Cigdem at

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Up Grants 2022: meet our winners

The winners of our 2022 Up Grants contest for sustainability and innovation in cultural centres have been announced during an awards ceremony at our Make Space for the Future international meeting in Turin, Italy.


ENCC CUBE - The Next Three Years

We're happy to announce that we have been selected by Creative Europe (network strand) for a 3-year project called ENCC Cube. Designed with our members, addressing the realities of cultural organisations across Europe. It highlights the transformative, social role of cultural centres, focusing on sustainability and inclusion. Here is a rundown of activities to put in your 2022-2024 calendar. Subscribe to our newsletter (6 issues/year).Members automatically receive our "members-only" newsletter.

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Resources from Up Grants 2022

Read about the projects that won the 2022 edition of our Up Grants contest, selected through a mix of public and expert voting

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Our commitment on equality

For many years we have been working on diversity and inclusion, with a specific focus on arts and disability. Yet, despite recent progress and inspirational practices, diversity in cultural organisations is still lacking. That is why we decided to set out a collection of aims in practicing equality and celebrating diversity in our workplaces and cultural spaces.