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If you represent an organisation that would like to join Amateo, please complete the application form below, or if you prefer, download and send a completed application form to the President, Piet Roorda at

Member organisations can be private or public organisations, networks or umbrella organisations in the field of music, choirs, theatre, dance, folklore, fine arts, creative writing, photography, film, new media or otherprovided that they are working within the field of active participation in cultural activities. They may operate at regional, state or national level as well as within states or regions, in countries that are federal, regionalised, or otherwise decentralised in the fields of culture. Organisations working on a supra-national level are also eligible to become members.

All applications are reviewed by the Amateo board. Should your application be approved Amateo’s annual membership fee is €100 for organisations with a turnover of up to €500,000, €150 for organisations with a turnover of €500,000 – €2 million, €200 for organisations with a turnover over €2 million.

The Amateo network includes 51 national and regional umbrellas and associations from 22 of the EU member states and programme countries, representing a broad diversity of art forms and participants.


Amateo Membership Benefits

Join colleagues from across Europe working to:

  • Share best practice and innovative approaches to active participation in arts and culture
  • Increase their knowledge, skills and capacity
  • Build connections, partnerships and opportunities for cross national collaborative working
  • Understand the impact of participatory arts through gathering, sharing and commissioning research
  • Influence how Europe and European nations think and act about cultural participation

Members are able to exercise their membership rights under the items of the agenda at the General Assembly, held annually in June.

‘The most important thing for us is meeting new people from different cultures and backgrounds. We have inspired and been inspired, and we are getting to know how other organisations or individuals work in this field in different EU countries’  Alexandra Stefkova, Národné Osvetové Centrum, Slovakia