THE "RESEAU" — Luxembourg’s network & voice of the decentralized cultural centres!
The Réseau Luxembourgeois des Centres Culturels Régionaux (commonly called “Réseau”) is the network organisation for decentralized cultural centres in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Founded in 2008, the network is a non-profit association with 10 decentralized (which means outside Luxembourg-City) cultural centres as members. Even though the members differ a lot when it comes to size and facilities, they all are locally embedded and have an important regional influence. The common objective is to ensure a "basic cultural supply" of the population in decentralized areas (= proximity), which includes a diversified program with specialized offers in various artistic areas. All member-centres have in common that they are subsidized by their respective municipalities and by the Ministry of Culture. The “Réseau” has the following missions: Representing and advocating for the common interests of its members — Interfacing with authorities, media and other non-profit organisations — Connecting and coordinating between its members, particularly in terms of programming and communication — Supporting for regional cultural development in coherence with national, interregional and European levels — Stimulating and inspiring collaborations, synergies and joint activities — Researching and developing of new audiences — Positioning decentralized regional cultural centres in their socio-cultural context — Supporting the professionalization of the sector —Reflecting on the development and prospects of work in the sector. All its activities are financed by its members and by the Ministry of Culture (since 2019).
Staff members: 0 (volunteers)
Expertise: Coordination of a network
Target group: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities & cultural mediation — Artistic activities — Community & civic 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 — Consultancy — Advocacy / Policy
Fields of work: Performing Arts (theatre, music, circus art / clowning, dance, opera, puppetry, street art) — Amateur art — Development of alternative / non-conventional / innovative art practices —Visual arts (painting, drawing) — Design and applied arts
Topics of work: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities / migration & refugees — Fighting discrimination/stereotypes, inclusion, social cohesion & community development — Youth —Disabilities & inclusion — Participation / audience engagement — Impact of cultural activities — Good governance — Creative & cultural industries — Cultural management & methods — Cultural policy — Cultural rights —Working conditions of cultural professionals, labour rights & human resources —Territorial development (local, regional, urban, non-urban, underused spaces, revitalisation / activation of public space) — European Capitals Of Culture — Sustainability — Voluntary work — Tourism
EU/International cooperation of its members: cross-border cooperation — 3 members of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People — 1 member of Trans Europe Halles
Priorities for the network: Getting to know the members and the network — Knowledge transfer — Advocacy at the European level