The ENCATC Academy is possible with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, under the funding for European networks supporting cultural organisations and professionals who contribute to strengthening the competitiveness and diversity of the European cultural and creative sectors, from 2021-2024.
Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) is committed to reaching the goal of engaging Europeans from every community in the heritage and culture of Europe. Founded in 2008, FRH is a non-profit, non-religious, organisation dedicated to building a Pan European Network of heritage connections devoted to providing European citizens with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of heritage and culture throughout Europe. Through an Annual General Assembly each year, hundreds of its members meet at a landmark heritage location in Europe to celebrate the rich heritage of Europe. As the only European Network for Historic Places of Worship, FRH is a leading voice for the active and engaged cultural life of all Europeans. The Network provides support, tools and resources to a wide variety of cultural organisations to help them unite the Continent of Europe through engagement in its heritage.
The Academy is organized in partnership with the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) at Goldsmiths, University of London, which delivers entrepreneurship, cultural management and policy education to the creative and cultural sectors, and supports research into new approaches to business, financial models and management in the Creative Economy.
It delivers a range of academic programmes and presents activities and events to promote an environment in which creative and cultural entrepreneurship can flourish. Our approach is to integrate entrepreneurship within the development of creative practices, and to take a creative approach to the development of new businesses and the infrastructure that supports them. ICCE is Goldsmiths' response to the growing significance of the creative industries and cultural sector in the UK’s economy. Figures have shown that the creative industries account for 9% of the UK’s GDP and a rising part of its export trade and total employment. Business skills, management skills and entrepreneurial skills with a specific understanding of the sector are needed to support its continued growth.
Goldsmiths’ reputation as a leading provider of creative education, and its longstanding engagement with cultural practice and analysis, make it the ideal home for ICCE. Engagement with the creative industries and the not-for-profit cultural sector has long existed across many of Goldsmiths’ academic departments and research centres. What makes ICCE different is its interdisciplinarity. Artistic creativity increasingly blurs the old boundaries of subject disciplines such as music, drama, dance, fine art, design, communications, media and technology. ICCE serves as an area for experimentation, where all of these disciplines can come together to learn from each other and to develop new creative alliances.
Julie’s Bicycle is a pioneering not-for-profit organisation mobilising the arts and culture to take action on the climate and ecological crisis. Founded by the music industry in 2007 and now working across the arts and culture, JB has partnered with over 2000 organisations in the UK and internationally. Combining cultural and environmental expertise, Julie’s Bicycle focuses on high-impact programmes and policy change to meet the climate crisis head-on. JB works with cultural policymakers to create structural change at a local, national and international level. JB’s freely available resources are the most comprehensive library of good environmental practice for culture anywhere, cocreated with the thousands of artists, cultural workers, and creative organisations we have worked with. We exist at the heart of a thriving informal network of organisations and individuals who share our vision across the world, using our 14 years of experience to support others on their journey, and helping to catalyse new projects at the intersection of culture and climate.
The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) was founded in 1992 as an independent network of national museum organisations representing the museum community of the member states of the Council of Europe. Together, NEMO’s members speak for more than 30,000 museums in 40 countries across Europe. NEMO ensures museums are an integral part of European life by promoting their work and value to policy makers and by providing museums with training, information, networking and opportunities for collaboration