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 so as to be more effective in the local community.



ENCC Project Fair meeting @ Riga: 3rd till 5th of June 2015
"Roots in contemporary societies: the role of Cultural Centres"
Why do some societies not invest in the transfer of traditional arts & culture and others celebrate & embrace it? What is it that nowadays contemporary artists, focussing mainly on innovation in form and aesthetics, dive in to cultural roots & popular traditions?



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Latvian National Centre for Culture, Riga City Council and ENCC invites you to: ENCC Project Fair @ Riga. 3rd till 5th of June 2015 "...
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