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.



ENCC is looking for a Network Coordinator
ENCC is looking for an experienced and dedicated Network Coordinator who will develop the role of the ENCC as the most relevant network for the culture centres in a global environment.

Call for partners: EMPHOKA photographic project. Invitation from Puertas de Castilla
Puertas de Castilla Cultural Centre hosts a resident project which aims to provide an itinerant photographic exhibition model to cultural centers worldwide.


ENCC application to the Creative Europe - Support to European Networks selected for EU co-funding!
We would like to say THANK YOU to all who supported us in the preparation of application. Out of the 58 applications submitted 22 have been selected for funding. The list of all selected projects is published on the website of the Executive Agency.

Welcome CAOS - Centro Arti Opificio Siri new ENCC member from Terni in Italy!

CAOS is a cultural centre born from the renovation of a former chemical factory open in 2009 in Terni, Italy...


Thank You for World Summit of Community Arts Centers and Networks

The long-awaited World Summit 2014
The ENCC was happy to to join our partner at the First World Summit of Community Arts Centers and Networks in Veliko Tarnovo last week. We would like to express our thanks to the organizers of the event, I3C and all people who volunteered in preparation of the event. Thank you to the many representatives who were able to attend.
The participants were a wide range of organizations, networks, and experts, united by the shared vision of employing the arts for social change, social inclusion and participation. Rich experiences on community arts and social change projects were shared by the main continental networks: Africa and the African Arterial Network, Asia and the Arts Network Asia Europe and the European Network of Cultural Centers and the AMATEO European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities; Latin America and the Cultura Viva Comunitaria continental platform and movement together with the Latin American Network of Arts for Social Transformation Congratulations. Now we look forward to future collaboration across the globe!

Read the article about the World Summit

Act for culture in Europe!

ENCC supports the we are more - act for culture in Europe campaing. 



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