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 30 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.

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The current members of the Amateo network are…

Austria

IG Kultur Österreich

Belgium

Danspunt
Centrum voor Beeldexpressie
Forum voor Amateurkunsten
Kunstwerkt
Muziekmozaïek vzw
OPENDOEK
Vlamo
So! Art Association
Fédération Pluraliste des Centres d’Expression et de Créativité

Croatia

Croatian cultural association

Czech Republic

National Information and Consulting Centre for Culture / NIPOS
The House of Children and Youth of the Capital City Prague (DDM hl. m. Prahy)

Denmark

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

Estonia

Sillamäe Society for Child Welfare

Finland

Finlands Svenska Ungdomsförbund

Germany

kubia – Kompetenzzentrum für Kulturelle Bildung im Alter und Inklusion
Landesverband Amateurtheater Baden-Württemberg e.V. (LABW)

Italy

Consulta Periferie Milano

Macedonia

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

The Netherlands

National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (LKCA)
Cultuurconnectie
Platform Theater
ZIMIHC

Serbia

Amateur Art Association of Vojvodina / Savez umetnickog stvaralastva amatera Vojvodine

Slovenia

Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities – JSKD Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti
Association (Union) of Cultural Societies of Slovenia Zveza kulturnih društev Slovenije

Sweden

The Swedish Amateur Culture Council

Slovakia

Národné osvetové centrum

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland

Fèisean nan Gàidheal
Making Music
Verd de Gris
Voluntary Arts

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