Associated Networks

Associated Networks

Prospective Members

The International Council serves communities, NGOs, governments, and inter-governmental organizations by locating and bringing together national networks/associations of community cultural centers to get to know one another and partner around the shared belief that inclusive voluntary arts can be the medium to promote the transmission of local intangible cultural heritage and support cultural diversity, which on their part are factors in the strengthening of holistic sustainable development. I3C is based on the voluntary participation of associated networks, whose membership so far is non-financially-based and is organized in a rather informal, flexible way around I3C as the shared on-line platform of ideas and trans-national projects. For networks to become associated, there are two main ways:

2nd Latin American Congress on Cultural Policies organized by the continental Cultura Viva Comunitaria Network

 Between 28th and 31st of October, 2015, in the capital of El Salvador, San Salvador, will be held the 2nd Latin American Congress on Cultural Policies and Cultura Viva Network. With the support of the president of El Salvador and various Latin American Ministries of Culture, this important gathering of active non-governmental organizations in the rising Latin American field of “arts for social transformation” will discuss and further develop programs and projects.




  • Japan, Shizuoka National Cultural Festival (of Community Arts and Heritage Groups) -
  • Japan, Tokyo Wonder Site - - Institute for Contemporary Arts and International Cultural Exchange, contact person Yasuku Imamura, and Power Point Project: developing “points of culture”/cultural centers, where “points create lines, lines create surface and surfaces house people and relations” to promote sustainable development through local culture and arts.
  • South Korea, Sarangbang Culture Club Network (Contact persons, Mr. Ryu, Seongnam Foundation Project Coordinator,,, and Dr. Yunju Kang, Professor in Arts & Cultural Management, Kyunghee Cyber University Seoul,
  • South-East Asia Community Learning Centers (CLCs) Network,initiated by UNESCO in 1998 in Thailand (UNESCO Bangkok): set up in both village and urban areas in 24 countries in the Asia and Pacific region with definition: “Local educational institutions outside the formal education system, for villages and urban areas usually set up and managed by local people to provide various learning opportunities for community development and improvement of people quality of life” (UNESCO Bangkok Appeal Training materials for Educational Personnel: ALP-CE, 1995)
  • Read more in Manual for the Implementation of CLCs, published by UNESCO Bangkok (available at,
    The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center pilot model -

  • Vietnam: Houses of Culture
  • India: Khoj Workshops, International Artists’ Association -
  • Indonesia, Jakarta Arts Council (contact Marco Kusumawijaya,, National Green Map Project


  • European Network of Cultural Centers - ENCC -
  • Amateo: European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities -

National Networks:




These centers are often more oriented toward professional arts showcasing, performances, and professional artists residencies, but their overall mission and community outreach programs intersect on many levels with the mission and work of the smaller, more voluntary arts oriented community cultural centers I3C represents.

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