The European Cultural Centre

The European Cultural Centre is a cultural organisation founded by the Dutch artist Rene Rietmeyer and originates back to 2002. Today we are an ever-expanding group of diverse people who would like to make a positive difference. We care about humanity and about the overall state and direction of our world. With this in mind, doing nothing is not an option.

We have created a dynamic organisation which establishes cultural centres worldwide and is devoted to generate cultural exchange by organizing international art and architecture exhibitions, symposia and a wide range of cultural projects. Not only with Europeans but together with people from all around the world.

Our goal is to create awareness, to strengthen our cultural commons, to cherish our uniqueness and to learn about the qualities within our differences. We believe that progress is best made by creating a deeper awareness about the serious challenges we all face today. We try to bring people from different cultures together in the hope that we will all learn from each other.

Naturally we have our own opinions and we do like to promote our own values, values in which we strongly believe. We are a non-political and non-religious organisation, open to all people and to all points of view, as long as they are respectful of the freedom,  dignity and rights of every single living being.

The ECC provides the conditions to invite and promote artistic and creative practices, a direct interaction with a multitude of intellectual and cultural art forms [visual arts, dance, performance, theatre, music, literature, architecture, etc.].

We have opened ECC-USA in 2018 with the goal to create cultural projects throughout the US. Feel free to contact Eva Schmiedleiter at eva@ecc-usa.eu if you are interested in learning more about future projects. ECC-USA, Inc. is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, registered in New York. Donations can be deducted under IRS Section 170.

The ECC-USA is part of the larger European Cultural Centre worldwide Satellite network and benefits from all its global partnerships with educational and cultural, governmental and non-governmental institutions, like Museums, Foundations and several other private initiatives. The ECC is in the continued process of establishing Satellites in different parts of the world. Our aim is to enlarge our network of cultural entrepreneurs, to create exhibitions, publications, videos and other cultural activities. The ECC has today established centres in Italy, USA, Japan, India, France, Spain, Nigeria, Russia, Greece and Seychelles. The European Cultural Centre headquarter is in the Netherlands.

The ECC-worldwide Headquarter is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.