The ENCC is expanding: we are delighted to have welcomed 13 new members in the past year... with great potential for new collaborations and sharing knowledge and practices.
Without further ado, please welcome:
1 national network of cultural centres:
9 individual cultural centres:
- Broumov Monastery Educational and Cultural Centre (Czech Republic) – This cultural centre in a 14th-century monastery focuses on art, education and science, with a special programme for environmental education for children and youth. They 'strongly believe that excellent artistic programmes should not be the privilege of large urban centres' and are also part of the ENCC Working Group on Territorial Development and Culture in Non-Urban Areas.
- Bitamine Faktoria (Spain) – Founded in 2011, this cross-border cultural production and creation factory is based in the Basque Country, overlapping France and Spain. They take the opportunity to question the nature and existence of borders, while knitting together participatory culture, design, contemporary art, gender perspectives and sustainability.
- Kulturanova (Serbia) – Founded in 2001, this umbrella association of independent art groups and young artists promotes peaceful coexistence, minority and human rights, inclusion of vulnerable groups, and advocate for creativity as a tool for economic development and entrepreneurship.
- La Concertation - Network for Cultural Action in Brussels (Belgium) – This network of 18 sociocultural and artistic organisations based in Brussels, in direct interaction with their shared urban environment, are committed to supporting the development of cultural action to build a better and more inclusive society.
- Cultural and Information Centre of Zagreb (Croatia) – Since 1964, this is the go-to centre for culture and information at the local level in Zagreb but also nationally in Croatia.
- Centre for Culture and Civic Initiatives in Podkowa Leśna (Poland) – Established in 2008, this centre is located in a garden city. Sustainable development, ecology in arts and cultural activities, cultural and natural heritage protection are among their main interests.
- “Teatr Na Walizkach” theatre & cultural centre (Poland) – Founded in 2005, this centre uses the universal language of theatre and clowning in all its activites. It also organises capacity building activities for other socio-cultural operators.
- Centrala space (United Kingdom) – Created 8 years ago, this is the only publicly funded art gallery and venue dedicated to Central and Eastern European art in the UK outside London! With a special expertise on socially-engaged art, they target in their activities especially locals, Roma, refugees and migrants.
- Cultural centre "Nikola Djurkovic" Kotor (Montenegro) – Founded in 1992, this municipal cultural centre is expert in cultural heritage of Montenegro!
3 associated members:
As with all our members, these organisations are making space for European cooperation and networking in their activities, in spite of the huge job they're already doing on the ground locally. We're looking forward to meeting them face to face as soon as possible.