Members

Belgium
 

Danspunt

http://www.danspunt.be/

Danspunt is the organisation for non-professional dance in Flanders and Brussels.
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Centrum voor Beeldexpressie

www.beeldexpressie.be

The Centrum voor Beeldexpressie (English: Centre for Visual Expression) is the point of contact in Flanders for anyone with a passion for photography, film or multimedia. The focus is on supporting, promoting and actively encouraging imagery for and by everyone who practices or wants to practice one of these disciplines on a non-professional basis.
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Forum voor Amateurkunsten

http://www.amateurkunsten.be/

The “Forum voor Amateurkunsten” is the support centre for amateur arts in Flanders which undertakes supporting activities for the cultural sector on one hand, and on the other hand acts as an intermediary between the amateur sector and the government.
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Kunstwerkt

www.kunstwerkt.be

KUNSTWERKT is the organization in Flanders for the Visual Arts practitioner and for anyone with an interest in the Visual Arts. By an open offer with practical workshops, innovative projects and inspiring information, KUNSTWERKT challenges and offers a creative platform, creates opportunities and promotes the emanation of the visual amateur arts in all its aspects.
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Muziekmozaïek vzw

www.muziekmozaiek.be

Muziekmozaïek is an organisation established by the Flemish government to support amateurs of folk & jazz music in Flanders and Brussels.
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OPENDOEK

http://www.opendoek-vzw.be

OPENDOEK counts approximately 823 amateur theatre groups and 27.613 members in Flanders. OPENDOEK is therefore representative for all the non-professional theatres and because of that recognized and financially supported by the Ministry of the Flemish Community.
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Vlamo (Vlaamse amateurmuziekorganisatie - Flemish Association of Music Bands and Musicians) Vlamo (Vlaamse amateurmuziekorganisatie - Flemish Association of Music Bands and Musicians) was founded in 2002 as a result of the restructuring, imposed by the Flemish Government and Parliament, of the Flemish amateur music associations.
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So! Art Association

www.soart.org
So! Art is a European art association run by professionals, offering training programmes in the field of culture,art and languages. We are fortunate enough to work alongside well-known European linguists, intercultural specialists, collectors and gallery owners, who are prepared to share their professional knowledge and valuable experience with people who would like to gain practical skills in the world of languages, dialogue of cultures, contemporary art, including keeping abreast of the latest European trends and Non-European tendances.
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Fédération Pluraliste des Centres d'Expression et de Créativité

www.fpcec.be

FPCEC represents 115 organisations of creativity sector within the french speaking part of Belgium : in Wallonia and Brussels. The FPCEC is also member of the network CESSoC (www.cessoc.be) : 12 employers Federations of Cultural sector.

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Croatia
 

Croatian cultural association

www.hrsk.hr

The Croatian Cultural Association,the umbrella organisation of amateur culture-artistic activities. The Croatian Cultural Association is a non-governmental organisation that covers amateur Reproductive performing activities in the Republic of Croatia: music (vocal and instrumental), dance, theatre, literature and painting.
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Denmark
 

Joint Council of Voluntary Arts Association

http://www.akks.dk/in-english

AKKS is a joint council representing 9 Danish organisations which all are working with art and culture on an amateur level.
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The Joint Council of Voluntary Cultural Associations, DFKS

http://www.dfks.dk

The Joint Council of Voluntary Cultural Associations is an umbrella organisation for nine national organisations in the field of voluntary cultural activities. Their local members are associations where volunteers are organising, coordinating, disseminating etc. for professionals within theater, art, music, museums, film clubs, libraries etc.
it also means a myriad of cultural activities and cultural events around the country for the benefit of large parts of the population - and perhaps with an extra importance in sparsely populated areas

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Music in the North, MIN

http://www.musikinorden.net

MIN wants to be a strong force representing the amateur music in the North of Europe and in contact with the highest political level to improve culture in all of the 8 Nordic countries.
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National Association of Cultural Councils in Denmark National Association of Cultural Councils in Denmark is a national association for local cultural councils all over the country.
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Musisk Oplysnings Forbund – DK (MOF-DK)

http://www.koriaarhus.dk/

Musisk Oplysnings Forbund-DK" (MOF-DK) is a national association for adult education within amateur art and voluntary culture. The association offers conferences, seminars, adult education through the local evening schools. MOF-DK cooperates with associations within amateur art and voluntary culture. MOF-DK takes part in debates about the role of amateur art and voluntary culture.

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Danish Amateur Theatre Association DATS is the Danish federation of amateur theatres, with about 2000 members, individual members as well as theatre groups schools and institutions, in total representing up to 56.000 different people.
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Interfolk, Institute for Civil Society

www.interfolk.dk

Interfolk was founded in 2008 as a non-profit association based on individuals sharing the ideas and values of the Grundtvigian tradition of liberal adult education. The activities include research and surveys, development projects, consultancy, courses and debate, and other cultural activities in a Danish, Nordic, and wider European context. 

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Czech Republic
 
National Information and Consulting Centre for Culture / NIPOS NIPOS is an allowance organization established by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. NIPOS is a professional workplace for development of non- professional artistic activities and aesthetic education of children and youth.
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Finland
 

Finlands Svenska Ungdomsförbund (Finnish Swedish Youth Association)

http://www.fsu.fi/

The finnish-swedish youth associations are nonpolitical organizations that provide cultural and other activities for young people. There are nearly 270 finnish-swedish local youth associations in Finland, with almost 50,000 individual members.
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Germany

kubia – Kompetenzzentrum für Kulturelle
Bildung im Alter und Inklusion

http://www.ibk-kubia.de/

kubia, the Centre of Competence for Creative Ageing and Inclusive Arts, is a professional forum and service platform for artists, arts facilitators, care professionals and staff in cultural institutions and local authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom
 

Voluntary Arts 

http://www.voluntaryarts.org/

The Voluntary Arts Network is the representative body for the amateur arts and crafts across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. We support, and speak on behalf of, nearly 200 national umbrella bodies and membership organisations representing more than 60,000 local amateur arts and crafts groups.
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Macedonia

 

Association for culture & art models / Youth Cultural Centre Ohrid (YCC)

http://www.mkcohrid.com

Association of culture Models and Youth culture center from Ohrid in The Former

Yugoslve Republic of Macedonia, exist from 2001. MODELS and YKC Ohrid are non profit organization (NGO) situated in Ohrid city, which aim is connecting people through festivals of folk, dance and art from all over the world.  Main activities is to organize different festivals and events in Ohrid, The Former Yugoslve Republic of Macedonia. 

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The Netherlands
 

National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (LKCA)

http://www.LKCA.nl


 

LKCA is the Netherlands’ national knowledge platform for professionals, administrators and policymakers in cultural education and cultural participation. Through the dissemination of knowledge and research, we contribute to the quality of professional practice and policy.

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Cultuurconnectie

http://www.cultuurconnectie.nl


 

 

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Platform Theater

http://www.platform-theater.nl

 


 

PLATFORM THEATER is a Dutch/Flemish network for artists, drama-teachers and organisations sharing the same passion; making theatre with children and young people in a professional setting. Because we’re convinced that making theatre and performing is fun, and inspiring, and helps you becoming a creative and social human being.

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ZIMIHC

http://www.zimihc.nl


 

ZIMIHC’s aim is to make it possible for (amateur)artists to create and to perform their arts.

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Serbia 

Amateur Art Association of Vojvodina / Savez umetnickog stvaralastva amatera Vojvodine‚Äč

 


 

Amateur Association of  Vojvodina is an association of  250,000 active members involved in 1,800 different forms of amateur organization (section cultural societies, independent ensembles, clubs, art groups, associations, school groups).
 

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Slovenia
 

Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities – JSKD

Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti

http://www.jskd.si

JSKD seeks to improve working conditions for cultural organizations, endeavor to create conditions for creative work of cultural organizations, seeks to raise awareness of the importance socio-cultural activities for further development of the EU society

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Association (Union) of Cultural Societies  of Slovenia

Zveza kulturnih društev Slovenije  

http://www.zveza-kds.si/

Association (Union) of Cultural Societies of Slovenia is the  representative of similar local  associations of societies and some individual organizations working at the local level, at the state level. In this role, Association participates in formulating cultural policy on the field of  amateur culture, and  implements the confirmed joint programs, monitor the situation of the amateur culture and proposes  solutions for the possible opened problems and outstanding issues and negotiate on working, professional and other conditions in which the cultural associations operate.

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Sweden
 
 

The Swedish Amateur Culture Council

http://www.amatorkultur.se

The Swedish Amateur Culture Council – ax, was established in 1996 to promote dialogue, cooperation and development in the field of voluntary amateur art. The council has 19 members, organizations with nationwide activities in areas as theatre, dance, traditional music and dance, choral music, orchestras, folk and world music and dance, popular music, handicraft, presentation, preservation and immaterial heritage. Some of the member organizations focus on children and youth, while most have members in all age groups.

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Slovakia
 

Národné osvetové centrum

www.nocka.sk

National Centre for culture and further education (Národné osvetové centrum – NOC) is an organization funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and its task is to be the national agency offering professional and methodology services in the field of culture and education. The organization was established in 1958. Its services include the support and development of cultural, educational and artistic activities both locally and regionally, in particular: artistic activities, cultural education, publishing, research and monitoring of cultural activities, exhibitions and presentations.
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