European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC)


Our multi-year flagship programmes aim to support the professional development of socio-cultural operators, contribute to the structuring of the sector, and encourage cooperation and innovation. You find them all here, from our longstanding training schemes Incubator and Lights On, to newer initiatives such as the Up Grants microgrants contest and the Closing the Gap advocacy cycle.
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Up Grants

Our microfunding scheme that helps innovative, small-scale civil society initiatives through visibility and funding

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Lights On

Our training and staff exchange programme for young cultural workers

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Our training programme on EU project writing

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Closing the Gap

The advocacy scheme that builds bridges and promotes cooperation between cultural centres and their local authorities

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Seeds of Sustainability

In 2020, we launched a programme looking at how cultural centres are responding to the environmental challenges of our time.