Cultural Action Europe
What is Culture Action Europe?
Culture Action Europe (CAE) is an advocacy and lobby organisation promoting arts and culture as a building block of the European project. The aim is to influence European policies for more and better access to culture across the continent and beyond. CAE provides customized information and analysis on the European Union, offers cultural actors a space to exchange and elaborates common positions, and develops advocacy actions towards European policymakers.
CAE is a Europe-wide network of membership organisations, with a Secretariat based in Brussels. An Executive Committee is elected from among the membership organisations who meet four times a year. The membership organisations meet during the annual General Assembly.
CAE has currently over 90 members, representing more than 10,000 organisations in more than 14 artistic disciplines. The members are from all domains - orchestras to writers associations, research institutions to cultural contact points, national theatres to international cultural networks, independent cultural operators to conservatoires, visual arts organisations to voluntary arts organisations. CAE brings them together in the belief that cultural cooperation matters in Europe.
The European Theatre Convention is a member of the umbrella organisation Culture Action Europe.