ENCATC Academy

22-25 April 2024, Lille, France
European Commission - Institutional partner

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.

Goldsmiths University of London - Educational partner

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 - Educational partner

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.

EUROCITIES - Cultural partner

Eurocities is the largest network of European cities, with over 200 large member cities, representing more than 150 million people across 38 countries, from within and outside the European Union.

Eurocities’ mission is to build places where people can enjoy a good quality of life in a healthy, green environment. Where low-carbon and smart solutions make for cleaner air and better public services. And where people can move around sustainably, feel connected to their community and all newcomers are welcomed. Its work is as diverse as the municipalities that make up the Eurocities universe, and the actions performed cut across a broad range of themes and foster change through advocacy and projects. 

NEMO - Cultural partner

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