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International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)


IAMIC – The International Association of Music Information Centres is a world-wide network of organizations that document and promote the music of our time and was founded in 1986. IAMIC currently supports the work of 39 member organizations in 37 countries (2010).  More

Centre for New Media Culture (RIXC)


The Centre for new media culture in Riga – the RIXC is the joint effort of a number of independent local cultural groups working in the fields of new media, art, film, music, youth culture and the social projects. The aim of the centre is to bridge the traditional gap between ‘high’ and popular culture and the divisions between various youth, sub- and minority cultures. The RIXC intends to become a meeting place for different types of culture on local and international scale.  More

Felix Meritis – European Centre for Arts, Culture and Science


Felix Meritis is an independent European centre for art, culture, science as well as an (inter)national meeting place in Amsterdam. In Felix Meritis art, culture, philosophy and politics are matters of everyday life. It continues the values of the Enlightenment that led its founders (40 citizens) to erect one of the grandest buildings on the Keizersgracht with Holland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall (opened in 1788).  More

Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw


The Centre for Contemporary Art is a place for the creation and documentation of art in all its forms. It develops a diverse programme through exhibitions, performances, presentations of visual theatre, concerts of contemporary music, screenings of experimental films, video art, shows and creative workshops as well as various interdisciplinary events. Creative education is also a main focus of this organisation initiatives.  More

Hivos – Arts and Culture


Hivos is a Dutch non-governmental organisation inspired by humanist values. Together with local organisations in developing countries, Hivos seeks to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world in which citizens have equal access to the resources and opportunities for their development. And where they can actively and equally…  More

La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)



The Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) – currently presided over by Paolo Baratta – has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organising international events in contemporary arts. In Venice, it organises international events in the field of the contemporary arts that are amongst the most important of their kind in the world.  More




transmediale engages in reflective, aesthetic and speculative positions in between art, technology and culture. An annual festival and numerous cooperation projects articulate the relationship between technology and culture in non-linear, dynamic ways. transmediale expresses a critical understanding of technology as being more than the digital as well as of the cultural being more than what is going on within institutionalised fields of production.  More

Association of Cultural Economics


The Association of Cultural Economics is a non-profit organisation which aims at generating a greater efficiency in governmental programmes. Furthermore, it wants to contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of cultural economics and policy issues. It favours a balanced and sustainable economic exploitation of heritage. AEC furthers partnerships between the public and private sectors.  More

General Directorate for Book, Archives and Libraries (DGLAB)


The General Directorate for Book and Libraries (DGLB) is a public body under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. Its aim is to define and oversee the coordination and implementation of an integrated non-school and library book policy at national level, and the dissemination of Portuguese literary works and writers at an international level.  More

Belém Cultural Centre (CCB)


Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) is managed by a private Foundation of public interest, its mission being the production and hosting of cultural events, from theatre to dance, from classical music to jazz, from opera to cinema. As part of its mission, CCB also hosts a conference centre, available for any kind of professional meetings.  More

O Espaço do Tempo – Centre of Transdisciplinary Arts


O Espaco do Tempo is a trans-disciplinary arts organizations that supports various Portuguese and foreign contemporary performing artists. Its work is focused on supporting artistic research and experimentation, providing a basis for the renewal and innovation of artistic languages. O Espaco do Tempo takes an active role in working and interacting with the local community by working with schools and collaborating with local associations and other organizations.  More

Serralves Foundation


The Serralves Foundation is a European cultural institution serving the national community, whose mission is to raise the general public’s awareness concerning contemporary art and the environment. The Foundation pursues its mission via the Museum of Contemporary Art as a multi-disciplinary centre, the Park as a natural heritage site ideally suited for environmental education and entertainment activities and the Auditorium as a centre for reflection and debate on issues facing contemporary society.  More




This portal was created in 2001 and it is managed by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (AMI) – a government cultural institution. One of AMI’s missions is to promote Polish culture throughout the world, in particular by compiling, updating and disseminating an integrated system of information, – in Polish and…  More

Prada Foundation


The Fondazione Prada represents a restructuring of the PradaMilano project, created by Miluccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli in 1993. The first subject of its presentations was contemporary sculpture, with exhibitions Eliseo Mattiacci, Nino Franchina and David Smith. The foundation annually presents two exhibitions accompanied by publications available in both, Italian and English. The exhibitions are dedicated to projects conceived in collaboration with internationally renowned contemporary artists.  More

Solares Foundation of the Arts



Solares Foundation of the Arts is a foundation with a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on the ongoing transformations in society and in the contemporary arts. The Solares Foundation of the Arts wants to pose new questions and aims to promote new connections between the various “languages of art”.   More

Fitzcarraldo Foundation


Fondazione Fitzcarraldo onlus is an independent centre for planning, research, training and documentation on cultural, arts and media management, economics and policies, at the service of those who create, practise, take part in, produce, promote and support the arts and culture.  More

Camões Institute


The Camões Institute (IC) is the Portuguese implementing agency for external cultural and educational policy. Its purpose is to promote Portuguese culture and language abroad. Its main areas are of action are the promotion of Portuguese culture and teaching of Portuguese language at University level and the negotiation of cultural agreements with third countries in the areas of education, science, culture, sports youth and mass media.   More

House of World Cultures


The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is a place for international contemporary arts and a forum for current developments and discourse. Located in the capital city of Berlin, it presents artistic productions from around the world, with a special focus on non-European cultures and societies. Visual arts, music, literature, performing arts, film, academic discussions and digital media are all linked in an interdisciplinary programme that is unique in Europe.   More

Adriano Olivetti Foundation


The Adriano Olivetti Foundation was established in 1962, with its main offices in Rome, by Adriano Olivetti’s relatives, friends, and collaborators, with the aim of mobilizing and developing the civil, social, and political engagement that distinguished the work of this Piedmont entrepreneur. Among its statutory aim is “the promotion, encouragement, and organization of studies directed at deepening the knowledge of the conditions upon which social progress depend”.  More

Compagnia di San Paolo


The Compagnia di San Paolo was founded in Torino in 1563 and is one of Europe’s most important private foundations. The Foundation participates in society’s activities by pursuing ends that are of public interest and social utility, with the aim of favoring civil, cultural, and economic development in the community in which it is active. Development is thus the goal, but also the criterion according to which the initiatives supported by the Compagnia are evaluated.  More

International Writers’ and Translators’ House (Ventspils House)



House of Language Writers and Translators is a creative centre sets the scene for writers and translators from around the world to meet and work. This house located in the very historic centre of Riga, is part of a network that includes the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators in Visby, Gotland; the Ledig House in America; the Casa Pantrovà in Switzerland; the Writers’ and Translators’ House in Käsmu, Estonia and many others.  More




documenta is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art which now takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. The first documenta (in 1955) featured many artists who are generally considered to have had a significant influence on modern art (such as Picasso and Kandinsky). The more recent documentas feature art from all continents; nonetheless most of it is site-specific.  More

Flemish Institute for Visual, Audiovisual and Media Art (BAM)


BAM is the Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art. BAM is an independent and intermediary structure, which is positioned between the field and the policy. From a base of in-depth knowledge of both the field and the policy, it provides information, furthers development, collaboration and networking – both within the field and crossing boundaries into other disciplines and fields – and it is in dialogue with the various governments.   More

Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) supports audiovisual production in, as well as international co-productions with Flanders. The Fund was set up by the Flanders government in 2002 and is headquartered in Brussels. The aims of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund are threefold: to develop a sustainable audiovisual industry, to encourage and support upcoming audiovisual talent and to promote a vibrant audiovisual culture in Flanders.  More

Charleroi/Danses – Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Française Wallonie-Bruxelles


The Centre Chorégraphique de la Communauté Française Wallonie-Bruxelles today is a leading institution of contemporary creation on a national and international level. It offers custom-made residencies open to international companies or those from the French-speaking community.   More

European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (EFWMF)


The European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (EFWMF) is a network of festivals sharing the vision that the world is a patchwork of a multitude of local traditions and music, each different in expression and content yet equal in value. The primary concerns of the EFWMF are artistic and artistically related issues. Membership is invited for all festival organizers with a worldwide, or at least a clear trans-national approach, presenting music in the area of world, ethnic, traditional, folk and roots music.  More

Czech Centres


The Czech Centres, as an organization funded by the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, present the Czech Republic abroad as a culturally and economically developed country with outstanding potential in the realms of culture, know-how and innovation. The Centres support cultural cooperation and contribute to the shaping of mutually beneficial relations with organizations active in the cultural sphere in the Czech Republic and abroad.  More

Arts Institute (Institut umění)


The Arts Institute (Institut umění) was established in January 2005 and acts as an information, advisory, educational and production centre for the arts, focused mainly on theatre, dance, music, visual arts and literature. The Czech CCP of the European Union’s Culture Programme and the secretariat of the Czech Music Council are also departments of the Arts Institute.   More

Arken Museum of Modern Art


ARKEN Museum of Modern Art was opened on 15 March 1996 by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe. Prior to that lay years of political work to turn the region south of Copenhagen to an important part of Danish cultural life. Since its establishment ARKEN has worked hard at enhancing the quality of all aspects of the museum’s affairs, and since 1997 is firmly established among its peers in the national and international circle of museums.  More

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