Ways to get more involved
Join a working group
The working groups include Actions & Events, Finance & Fundraising, Declarer Onboarding, Building Alliances, and Communications.
There is a Co-ordinator’s Circle, bringing together a co-ordinator from each of these groups. In addition, there is a Mission Circle, which meets occasionally to evaluate and develop the movement.
‘CDE working groups have been the backdrop to my working life over the last 2 years. Over that time I have gained (often unexpected), perspectives, knowledge and experience as well as connecting with culturally and ecologically engaged people throughout the world that I have come to hugely value in my life both personally as well as professionally. I highly recommend being active in this network.‘ – Deborah Curtis (House of Fairy Tales) Working Group Coordinator
Join or form a hub
Hubs are where our community lives and grows. Local and regional UK hubs include CDE Kirklees, Culture Declares South West, South East Coast and East of England. There are also international hubs beyond the UK, such as Culture Declares Australia.
Find a hub near you
If a hub doesn’t exist yet in your area, find out how to set one up.
Actions and events
Develop a campaign or creative action to galvanise more people. This could have a local focus, in which case involve or start a local hub. Or, it could focus on a particular form of culture or environmental issue. It could be rooted in your own creative practice, or broaden out to involve other art forms and ideas. See Inspiration to give you some ideas.
If you’d like to join the Actions & Events Working Group, to be able to develop and support our core activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our guidance on facilitating an assembly, which you could host in your local area, or your sector specialism.
Join or form a sector declarers group
We convene gatherings of these independently organised groups. If a group doesn’t exist in your sub-sector, you could set one up. For example, we have yet to see Museums Declare or Dance Declares. If you do, join up with us in the ‘movement of movements’, of declarers across and beyond the Cultural sector.