Step by step, our guide will lead you to all the important information you might need for your international work.

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The Guide

Contact points - networks

Organisations - networks

This page provides a collection of  European and international networks, platforms and contact points.

European networks and platforms

European networks,
representing a sector of the culture and creative industries. They support their member organisations through professionalisation measures.

  • Amateo – European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities Website
  • Architects' Council of Europe/ ACE Website
  • Art Directors Club of Europe Website
  • Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen/ AEC Website
  • BJCEM | Association pour la Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée Website
  • Circostrada Network Website
  • Culture Action Europe Website
  • European Choral Association - Europa Cantat Website 
  • European Composer and Songwriter Alliance/ ECSA Website 
  • European Dancehouse Network Website
  • European Early Music Network/ REMA Website 
  • European Festivals Association Website 
  • European Music Council - Network of European Music Organisations/ EMC Website  
  • European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres/ ENCATC Website
  • European Network of Cultural Centres/ ENCC Website
  • European Route of Industrial Heritage/ ERIH Website 
  • European Theatre Convention/ ETC Website
  • EU National Institutes for Culture/ EUNIC Website
  • Europe Jazz Network/ EJN Website 
  • Europa Nostra Website
  • Eurozine Website
  • Federation for European Storytelling/ FEST Website
  • Future for Religious Heritage Website
  • Informal European Theatre Meeting/ AISBL Website
  • International Music + Media Centre/ IMZ Website 
  • Jeunesses Musicales International (ASBL Secretariat) Website
  • Live DMA - Live music venues, clubs and festivals in Europe Website   
  • NEMO - The Network of European Museums Organisations Website
  • New European Theatre Action/ NETA Website
  • Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes Website
  • Trans Europe Halles Website
  • Union des Théâtres de l'Europe/ UTE Website

European platforms

  • Aerowaves Website   
  • CircusNext PLaTFoRM Website
  • Classical Futures Europe Website
  • Distributed Design Market Platform Website
  • European Media Art Platform Website
  • European Talent Exchange Programme Website
  • FEDORA Platform Website 
  • Future Architecture Platform Website
  • IN SITU - European platform for artistic creation in public space Website
  • Literary Europe Live Website
  • LIVEUROPE Website
  • PARALLEL - European Photo Based Platform Website
  • Shape - Platform for Innovative Music and Audiovisual Art from Europe Website
  • VERSOPOLIS European Poetry Platform Website

Artists' and culture organisations

  • Art27 Website
  • Collections Mobility – Network of European Museum Organisations/ NEMO Website
  • East European Performing Arts Platform/ EEPAP Website
  • EMAN/EMARE – Europäisches Netzwerk von Medienkunst-Organisationen und Media Labs Website
  • Europäische Musikinformationszentren Website
  • European centre for creative economy/ ecce Website
  • European League of Institutes of the Arts/ ELIA Website
  • European Music Exporters Exchange/EMEE – Verband nationaler und regionaler Musik Export Büros Website
  • International Association of Art Europe/ IAA Europe Website
  • International Association of Music Information Centres/ IAMIC Website
  • International network for contemporary performing arts/ IETM Website       
  • Musicians without Borders – Plattform für Musik in Friedensarbeit und sozialem Wandel Website
  • Pearle* Live Performance Europe Website
  • Sculpture Network Website

Lobby organisations

  • Europäisches Institut für progressive Kulturpolitik/ EIPCP Website
  • European Citizens Action Service/ ECAS Website  
  • European Cultural Foundation/ ECF Website
  • ERICarts Network - European Association of Cultural Researchers Website     
  • On the Move Website

Public organisations

  • Centre des Liaisons Européennes et Internationales de Sécurité Sociale/ CLEISS Website
  • European Visual Artists/ EVA – Europäisches Netzwerk der Verwertungsgesellschaften Website
  • International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies/ IFACCA Website
  • Mutual Information System on Social Protection/ MISSOC Website
  • Voices of Culture – Kulturpolitische Dialogwebsite der EU mit der Zivilgesellschaft Website

European databases

  • Compendium. Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe - Informations- und Monitoringsystem zu nationalen Kulturpolitiken Website
  • DISMARC – Discovering Music Archives across Europe Website
  • Europeana – Europäische digitale Datenbank für Kunst, Design, Musik und Fotografie Website (only availabe in German)

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African networks and platforms

Art Moves Africa Website
OCPA - Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa Website
Goethe-Institut Sub-Saharan Africa Website


Asian networks and platforms

Asia-Europe Foundation Website  Website
Mapping of Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia Webiste


International networks and organisations

  • Forum of worldwide music festivals/ FWMF webpage
  • International Amateur Theatre Association webpage
  • International Association of Art/ IAA - network of visual artists' associations with more than 90 National Committees worldwide webpage
  • International Association of Music Information Centres/ IAMIC webpage
  • International Federation of Actors/ FIA webpage
  • International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts/ IETM webpage
  • International Theatre Institute/ ITI webpage
  • Res Artis Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies  webpage
  • Synchtank - Info portal and blog on important music fairs, showcase festivals and Sync events webpage
  • Theatre Without Borders webpage
  • UNESCO - UN organisation with 199 National Committees webpage
  • UNESCO Creative Cities Network/ UCCN webpage
  • World Intellectual Property Organization/ WIPO webpage

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