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.
Shortcut Europe Murcia 2013!
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Shortcut Europe meeting, which will be held from 28 - 30 Nov 2013 in Murcia, Spain under the title "Cultural Centres and their neighbourhoods". This congress offers a unique platform for exchange to experts and professionals from all over Europe working in the cultural filed. Most recently, the congress was held in Warsaw, Poland (2011) and Zagreb, Croatia (2012). We are truly glad to be host this year by the City of Murcia in Spain.
TAC! Take Away Culture. Ruta 0
We prepared proposition for those of you who want to see a bit more of Murcia once Shortcut is over
This time with the other TAC participants you will take an excursion to enjoy an intense experience of immersion in the environmental and cultural landscape of "La Huerta de Murcia" (the Orchard of Murcia).
Shortcut Europe Murcia 2013 has its new website
We are pleased to announce that the programme and abstracts are now available on the conference website: http://puertasdecastilla.es/shortcut/.
We are also present on Facebook
...so if you like to be informed and updated on Shortcut news by social media, like us SHORTCUT EUROPE MURCIA 2013 FANPAGE on Facebook
Registration for Shortcut Europe Murcia 2013 is open!
Here you can register for the ENCC Shortcut Europe Murcia 2013 congress...
Read about Cristina Ghinassi who is at the BECC's cultural exchange programme at Godsbanen right now:
ITALIAN PERFORMANCE ARTIST IN SEARCH OF PARTNERS AT GODSBANEN by Eva Lisby
Cristina Ghinassi is on a two week cultural exchange at Godsbanen....
The city of Aarhus, where ENCC Project Fair 2013 took place, will now host the conference "RETHINK Participatory Cultural Citizenship" which we heartily recommend!
On 14-16 November 2013, Aarhus University is hosting a conference for researchers, cultural actors and artists from a range of different fields that will focus on the potential of user-driven production, DIY, participatory planning and social entrepreneurship.
The conference is collaboration between Aarhus University and Aarhus 2017, and is the first of a series of conferences leading to Aarhus being the European Capital of Culture in 2017.