Partners

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We have started our work with connections to many more organisations and individuals from across Europe.  Why not join us? There is no cost to register and get connected!

  • Do you devise or produce artistic or creative work that generates income for you?
  • Are you an individual artist or creative freelancer who shares your artistic practice with other people through mentoring, coaching or training them?
  • Are you from an artistic or cultural organisation that works to develop young artists or supports a broader range of people of different ages and abilities to learn through engaging in arts and creative activities?
  • Do you enable or supervise other artists or creatives to learn how to effectively transfer their practice to others in different learning situations?
  • Are you an artist who uses the arts to support people to learn in order to realise their individual potential and to develop social skills?

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The European Cultural Learning Network project has 12 founding members representing 11 countries, who are working as partners to implement the ECLN project work plan. These partners are:


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For over 25 years, the lead partner, Collage Arts have created opportunities for greater participation in the arts and creative industries for the whole community through a range of innovative learning programmes (designed to help excluded groups re-engage with learning and enter vocational training and employment in the arts and creative industries), business support services, facilities and resources. From two derelict and unusable buildings, Collage Arts have developed a community of over 200 artists and creative businesses, based in the heart of Wood Green’s Cultural Quarter in North London. Collage Arts’ vision for the Chocolate Factories has been the creation of a vibrant centre in the creative industries where people from all social backgrounds can participate.  www.collage-arts.org
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Mulab, founded in 2004, is an association of professionals and experts working across the field of culture in the areas of research, promotion and production, networks, consulting and vocational training in the Cultural and Creative Industries. Mulab’s approach has a strong international dimension and uses its wide experience to help people gain training and professional recognition. www.mulab.it

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VIA University College in Aarhus, Denmark is a special partner in the ECLN, although we do work and teach in the fields of creative business and pedagogy. We do not contribute with active artists and creative business, but assist the leading partner, Collage Arts from London in developing the conceptual framework, the toolboxes, the research and investigations. We assist the leading part in facilitating the line of workshops, through which the project has developed awareness and understanding of own competences, skills and how to improve networking. The contribution is academic by “nature” – but must consist of a deep of understanding of informal learning. The aim is to enhance informal learning in terms of  “action learning and exchange”, honoring the spirit of the project.  Contacts: Jan Jaap Rothuizen, Martin Hansen and Eddy Thomsen , VIA u.c. Denmark  www.viauc.com

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CEPS Projectes Socials (Barcelona, Spain) runs social, cultural and educational projects with a strong innovative character. It has important know-how in implementing cultural digital projects, providing training and developing educational material, and successfully managing EU projects. The mission of CEPS Projectes Socials is to facilitate citizens to access the social and cultural capital of their communities by empowering people, fostering social cohesion, social inclusion and combating discrimination. www.asceps.org

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DIMITRA EDUCATION & CONSULTING  S.A., since 1989 is a certified Vocational Education and Training institute with extensive experience and unique competencies in both methodology development and production of practical solutions matching specific vocational and professional development needs. DIMITRA works towards the promotion of cultural, educational, scientific and economic development and operates in a comprehensive framework for creativity development. www.dimitra.gr

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Association for the Performing Arts Prostor Plus was established in Rijeka, Croatia in 2002. for development of performing arts education. In 2007. it started continuous performing arts education, artist residency program, library and performance production. Today, it is one of the leading performing arts organizations in Rijeka, as well in Croatia, developing its programs in education, production, European and national programs, collaborations, initiatives, audience and community development.

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Foundation ARTeria was establish in 2006 in Poland. It carries out various projects devoted to supporting and developing the cultural and creative sector and activating local communities. In its activities it focuses on such areas as culture, education, media, self-government and democracy. ARTeria is a member of Culture Action Europe (international network, which act as an advocate of cultural sector on European level) and European Cultural Learning Network.
More at: www.fundacja-arteria.org, take time to see also a short film (PL/EN: http://fundacja-arteria.org/?pid=5)  or pecha-kucha (EN: http://fundacja-arteria.org/plikiarteria/file/pecha%20kucha%20EN_indd.pdf)

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Kunstbedrijf Arnhem believes that art and practicing art, touches,  inspires and connects. In real live art and creativity gives meaning to society. Art shows new angles and offers  multiple perspectives to look from for everybody. But especially for young people art participation contributes to personal development: It is a means of expression, personal development and community involvement.

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“Hope for Children”– UNCRC Policy Center is an non-profit institution based in Cyprus. We work on humanitarian and development policy relevant to the defense and promotion of children’s rights; research; grassroots program design and implementation; advisory services; and integration of unaccompanied children.

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Rinova is a social enterprise that supports the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative partnerships in the following areas:
– Employment
– Skills and Learning
– Arts, culture and the Creative Industries
– Social Action and Social Inclusion
– Entrepreneurship and economic development
We do this in a number of ways, including:
• Funding development
• Partnership management
• Learning Design
• Capacity Building and Training
• Promotion, dissemination and quality assurance
• Research and evaluation

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The Kau Arts Academy was established in 2011 by award-winning filmmaker Mary Jordan with the goal of supporting established and emerging artists working in a variety of media. The Academy actively pursues its statutory aims in Estonia and abroad through a wide range of direct activities supporting projects and programs.
Every year, the Kau Arts Academy invites  artists to come to Estonia to devote 1-4 months to work on creative projects. The Academy is housed in the newly renovated Kõue (or Kau) Manor in Estonia, near Kose in Harju County, just outside Tallinn, the capital city. The historic Manor is a special retreat for art making, collaborative projects and scholarly discourse in idyllic and unique setting. Kau Manor provides both a luxurious escape from routine and an excellent working environment, which includes fully-equipped studio and exhibition spaces that allow artists to focus on their craft and fully indulge their creative processes. As of October 2014, The Kau Academy extended its borders opening an office in Spain with a significant collaboration with New Water Culture in New York City to support global partnerships and innovation that is dedicated to the creation, synthesis and discussion of art, technology and education.  We work with artists, and technological thinkers to collaborate outside the boundaries of formal institutions across multiple disciplines.  Additionally we are also supporting cultural activists working in the fields of art and social justice.

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Mitra is the sun god in Persian mythology – the protector of truth, friendship and love. Mitra, Development of Audiovisual Culture and Intercultural Dialogue, is an organization that create inter-generational and intercultural dialogue, promotes social inclusion through media activism and practical use of digital democratization, empower young and old alike for media participation. Organizing international documentary workshops, concerts, culinary art, photo exhibitions, public documentary screenings. Running DOKUDOC International Documentary Film Festival: www.dokudoc.si; Silver Stories, EU partnership of digital storytelling: www.silverstories.eu; 1001 Nights of Persia, presenting Iranian culture and representing Iranian minority in Slovenia. Mitra is an active partner of the European Cultural Learning Network, connecting cultural organizations and cultural artists in Slovenia. www.mitra.si

This project is funded and supported by EU Leonardo Lifelong Learning Programme


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