Become a member

The Culture Action Europe (CAE) community comprises a wide range of individuals, projects, organisations, institutions and networks, that go beyond national realities and specific cultural practices, and act at the European level. To fulfil its mission, Culture Action Europe engages in close cooperation with its members, facilitating a reciprocal exchange of a diverse array of expertise found within the CAE community.

Culture Action Europe members benefit from the following opportunities provided by the network:

Encode: engage in shaping the CAE advocacy by making your voice heard!
Members of Culture Action Europe gain direct access to sector consultations, policy dialogues, CAE working groups and geographical hubs. The active participation of members plays a pivotal role in shaping and advancing Culture Action Europe policy and advocacy efforts.
Decode: be informed about what’s on in Brussels!
Culture Action Europe members receive a monthly ‘Brussels Decoder’ with relevant information on EU policies related to culture. This is a members only publication.
Your partner in Brussels!
Members of Culture Action Europe rely on our support in facilitating connections with EU policy and decision-makers. Our office doors are always open, offering members a welcoming workspace whenever they find themselves in Brussels!

✓ Do you need a better understanding of the European policy-making processes?
Culture Action Europe provides capacity building workshops for its members on why joint European advocacy and networking are important.
✓ Why does culture matter? Creating a joint discourse!
Seeking compelling arguments to advocate for culture? Engage in ongoing dialogues within the Culture Action Europe network to gain insights from your colleagues and campaign for arts and culture as a fundamental cornerstone for shaping our shared future.
✓ Get eco-certified with Culture Action Europe and the SHIFT Culture!
As part of our dedication to a greener future, Culture Action Europe members can now access a 10% discount on their membership fee when they embark on the SHIFT certification process. SHIFT certification guides cultural networks and organisations in their journey toward environmentally sustainable practices. Join us in this transformative movement, reduce your ecological footprint, and shape a more sustainable cultural landscape!
✓ Tap into the diverse expertise of the Culture Action Europe network!
Looking for a comprehensive overview of cultural policies, practices and research at the national, regional and EU levels? Culture Action Europe network can provide you with this expertise!
✓ Connect with peers across Europe!
We assist Culture Action Europe members in their path to internalisation! Are you looking for peer-learning opportunities or have project ideas to develop with international colleagues? Culture Action Europe facilitates these conversations and connects with relevant partners. Additionally, get a direct access to the community of over 215 members from 30 countries through an online platform reserved for CAE members.

✓ Get one free ticket to Culture Action Europe annual flagship event “Beyond the Obvious!”
Get free access to our Beyond the Obvious gathering as a participant for further professional development. As a member you will also have the opportunity to showcase your initiatives or contribute to panel discussions and workshops.
✓ Put yourself on the European cultural map by hosting the “Beyond the Obvious” gathering!
Culture Action Europe members can seize the chance to organise our annual flagship event in their city, region, or country by responding to our yearly open call for hosting.
✓ Develop European projects with Culture Action Europe and its members!
Join or invite Culture Action Europe and its members to collaboratively develop European projects: we work with Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Horizon Europe, CERV and other European programs, as well as with projects supported by local, regional and national funds.
✓ Shape the future of the Culture Action Europe network!
Vote at the Annual General Assembly (AGA) and/or consider running as a candidate for membership on the Culture Action Europe Executive Committee to shape the network’s strategic direction.

✓ Your activities in Culture Action Europe publications!
As a member of Culture Action Europe, you have access to announce your initiatives in the Culture Action Europe Headlines Newsletter (monthly publication sent to over 23K subscribers), our website and across our vibrant social media networks.
✓ Your projects at the Culture Action Europe online lunchtime meetings!
Culture Action Europe members enjoy the opportunity to share their projects with fellow members during monthly online lunchtime meetings.
✓ Get invited to speak at Culture Action Europe and its members’ events!
Joining Culture Action Europe as a member gives you the opportunity to be present and visible at Culture Action Europe and its members’ events as a speaker, facilitator or moderator.


During the Extraordinary General Assembly (2023), Culture Action Europe members agreed on the following tiered membership fee structure as of 1 January 2024.

*Category 1| Members based in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Turkiye, Ukraine.
**Category 2 | Members based in the following countries: Andorra, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom.
***Category 3 | Members based in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bonaire Caribbean Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United States.

Read carefully before applying: Culture Action Europe (CAE) Community in 2024-2027