Welcome to the European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC)!
ENCC is an international network of cultural centres, founded in Turnhout-Belgium in June 1994.
Europe is a beautiful mosaic of cultures; art products and art education can teach us, perhaps more than history itself, about daily life and global culture of a region. Europe becomes smaller as mobility increases and new technologies will lower barriers to co-operate with each other. This, and closer networking, will allow staff members of local cultural institutes to become strong intermediaries between the arts, the artists and the public, not only on a local level but also on a European level.
One of the primary conditions for a better co-operation and an intense cultural exchange is a better knowledge of each other and of the way we operate. Not only national cultural institutes have a mission to fulfil in Europe's future. Also local actors in the cultural field do need a platform where they can meet, talk about their experiences, dream about projects in co-operation with partners all over Europe.
Multi-disciplinary cultural centres have their own way of acting, their own problems and fields of interest. The ENCC wants to be their platform: networking on a global level for acting stronger in the local community.
ENCC Project Fair Aarhus
New updates from Project Fair Aarhus! Check the programme where you can find information about the expert speeches, detailed map which shows where all the workshops, speeches, entertainment, dining etc. will take place. Also, if you want make your participation as cheap as possible remember to ask about it during registration!
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There are still a few places for the BECC 2013!
Deadline for applications is 21th of May.
All cultural organisations, members or non-members of ENCC, are invited to apply for the programme.
TAC! take away culture! 8 to 9 June 2013 in Aarhus following the Project Fair.
ENCC Facebook fanpage
European Network of Cultural Centres has a new fanpage! Find us here!
Trešnjevka Cultural Centre invites for GUIA - Guide Us Into Arts Festival
23rd to 25th May 2013, Zagreb, Croatia
Hosted by Trešnjevka Cultural Centre in Zagreb, Festival is a closing event of GUIA project. "Guide Us Into Arts", is a two year's international project dedicated to sharing experiences, know how, good practices and methodologies used in different forms of art work with people with intellectual disabilities. Program of Zagreb GUIA edition consists of theatre and dance performances, photography exhibition documenting a two year's project journey, music workshops with involvement of professionals and artists from 9 countries.
Happy birthday VVC!
In Flanders (Belgium), cultural centres are celebrating 40 years of working!
The first cultural centres opened in 1972. The brand new Flemish government (Belgium had just reformed into a federal state) provided legislation and subsidies for cultural centres of the municipalities. It was a flying start, with a lot of political and academical believe in the democratization of culture. On the 16th of May the VVC organizes a celebration for the cultural workers of all Flemish cultural centres and community centres. To celebrate in style, some key figures were asked to write a wish letter to our cultural centres. One of these letters was written by Emma Ernsth, campaign coordinator at Culture Action Europe. We like to share this letter: you can read it up here on the special celebration blog of VVC. Questions or wishes are welcome at VVC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vereniging Vlaamse Cultuurcentra - en gemeenschapscentre vzw (VVC), Belgium
Culture for Children and Youth Congress in Belgrade, Serbia
International congress on "Culture for Children and Youth" will take place in Belgrade/ Serbia, from 23 to 25 May 2013 in Children's Cultural Center Belgrade.