THE ASSOCIATION OF CULTURAL CENTRES OF ESTONIA (ACCE)
ACCE is a non-profit organisation uniting Estonian cultural centres that are funded by local governments. ACCE also represents the cultural workers in these cultural centres. The aims of ACCE are to develop national awareness on the importance of the role of cultural centres in local communities; initiate the creation and adoption of a legal act as basis for the activities of cultural centres; participate in creating cultural policy at local, regional and state level; elaborate the professional standards for the employees of cultural centres; generate new and strengthen the existing relations between cultural centres in Estonia and abroad. They are part of the Baltic cooperation within the ENCC.
Staff members: 1-5
Expertise: Cultural management and methods
Target groups: Cultural workers from cultural centres and other cultural organisations — All citizens in terms of awareness, legal acts and policies
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities & cultural mediation — Artistic activities — Local / regional / national projects — Event management — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities — Dissemination of information / awareness raising activities — Cultural distribution and promotion — Coordination of a network —Networking / cooperation — Advocacy / Policy
Fields of work: All fields of culture (performing arts — cultural heritage — visual arts — design and applied arts — literature — architecture)
Topics of work: Impact of cultural activities — Good governance — Creative & cultural industries — Cultural policy — Conditions of cultural workers, labor right & human resources — Territorial development on local and regional level — Territorial development in non-urban areas — Sustainability
Priorities for the network: Taking part of international projects to expand our members' network and awareness — Internships for young cultural workers or culture students to give them a view of cultural work and its opportunities.