Who are we?
European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC)
ENCC currently comprises 14 national networks from 12 countries (included three sub national networks Belgium) plus 10 associated members (local networks and individual cultural centres). Together they represent 3000 cultural centres with more than 15.000 employees, thousands of volunteers and 40 million visitors per year. The ENCC was founded in 1994 and has its administrative office in Brussels and are supported by the EU Creative Europe Program. ENCC takes a unique position in the global field of European networks: Representing a large range of local cultural institutes, in rural, urban and metropolitan areas; Supporting networking between cultural centres on all levels and build bridges between cultural workers. What all members have in common is the commitment to arts and culture as a possibility for individual and communal development in society and the belief that networking in support of this development brings strength and solidarity to organisations across borders – be they local, regional or national.
Association of Cultural Centres in Denmark (Kulturhusene i Danmark – KHiD)
The national association of Danish cultural centres “Kulturhusene i Danmark” is an NGO with 90 cultural centres as members. The society was established in 1987 with all activities funded by the members and since 1999 partly funded by the Danish Ministry of Culture. The general aim of the society is to strengthen and develop local artistic and cultural activity based on democratic and participatory qualities. Kulturhusene i Danmark distributes relevant information to and between the members, politicians, civil servants, experts and others with an interest in the area. This is mainly done by organizing public meetings and conferences of current interest. Kulturhusene i Danmark furthermore provides consultancy to members of the society as well as to local authorities regarding all sorts of problems in connection with management or establishing of cultural centres.
Aarhus University (AU)
Aarhus University (AU) is a Top 100 university with more than 11000 full time employees and 38.000 students contributing to the development of national and global welfare via outstanding research and world-class degree programmes. AU is organized into 26 interdisciplinary schools/departments including The School of Communication and Culture (CC). With about 150 researchers and 50 PhD-students, CC is a strong and fruitful base for internationally wellknown research in arts and humanities. The Reccord-project will be carried out by researchers from CC’s interdisciplinary research programme in Cultural Transformations. Cultural Transformations is a highly dynamic and advanced research programme hosting several international projects and networks for junior and senior scholars. It further plays a leading role in AU’s cooperation with the European Capital of Culture in Aarhus (2017), exploring cultural participation and art as a transformative generator for cultural, social and democratic innovation.
Cultural Production Center Godsbanen (GB)
With open workshops, studios, project rooms, theatre stages, auditoriums, dance halls and much more, Godsbanen provides every opportunity; whether you want to stage a week long theatre festival, practice your dance moves or perhaps host a meeting. If you don’t have any interest in culture at all, you are also very welcome. We have an excellent and very affordable café/restaurant, which is open for everybody at all hours, and our roof is open access and provides an amazing view. The buildings used to host one of Denmark’s largest train freight yards, and the old buildings are renovated with respect for their history. In GB you will also find artist residencies for up to approx. 30 persons at the same time.