The International Council for Cultural Centers is the global network of national networks/associations of community cultural centers (3c-s), currently connecting more than 50 countries on 6 continents. I3C hopes to link these houses in a family of shared ideals and practices, weaving a larger, living and flexible global net embodying the analogy of the African shekere instrument net and way of producing sound: a net not only virtual but also very real and physically present through the actual house buildings enlivening communities on all continents.
I3C is currently the only international non-governmental organization representing internationally community cultural centers with their rights, responsibilities, and needs for favourable conditions for the activities of voluntary/non-paid artists and community animators around the world.
With partners from Bulgaria (The FabriC Association and I3C/Bread Houses Network), Spain, Canary Islands (
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.
The International Council for Cultural Centers is accepting participants for the First World Summit of Community Arts Centers and Networks, between September 24-27th, 2014, in the old historic city of Veliko Tarnovo.