Amateo is the European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities that serves and promotes people’s participation in the voluntary and amateur arts. Founded in 2008 it includes today more than 40 national and regional umbrellas and associations from EU member states and programme countries. Amateo sees active participation in the arts as a core value for a free and open society as enshrined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Active participation in arts and cultural activities empowers individuals to freely express themselves and promotes cultural cohesion, social inclusion and active citizenship with an added value for humanistic and democratic values.
Visit the Join page to find out about becoming a member of Amateo.
The current members of the Amateo network are…
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Czech Republic 🇨🇿
Joint Council of Voluntary Arts Association
National Association of Voluntary Cultural Councils (KSD)
Music in the North, MIN
Musisk Oplysnings Forbund – DK (MOF-DK)
Danish Amateur Theatre Association
Interfolk, Institute for Civil Society
The Netherlands 🇳🇱
National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (LKCA)
Stichting Bewegend Beeld (Moving Image)
Organisatie van Muziekverenigingen in Fryslân (O.M.F.)
North Macedonia 🇲🇰
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland 🇬🇧 & 🇮🇪
If you would like to join the Amateo network, please visit our Join page for full details.