Become a Reset! member


Reset! network brings together
99 members from 28 countries
representing a large range of
diverse cultural and media organisations committed to
supporting independence,
freedom of expression, diversity, inclusion, and sustainable




  • Category 1: Independent cultural and media actors 
  • Category 2: Resource structures
  • Category 3: Local public institutions




Common criteria to all members:



  • Alignment with the Reset! values, as outlined in the network’s manifesto and the 2021 application sent to the  European Commission: “The purpose of the network is to work together to redesign (reset) the cultural and media landscape in Europe and beyond around the shared values of pluralism, diversity, equality and sustainability, in an inclusive and circular economy.”



For Category 1 members (Independent cultural and media actor): Right to vote



  • Organisation with legal entity status (association, NGO, cooperatives, private enterprise).


  • Core activities developed dedicated to the media and cultural sector (including any form of artistic expression: architecture, cultural heritage, design, fashion design, literature, music, performing arts, or visual arts)


  • Independence from private corporations or larger consortiums (not be owned by another organisation).
  • Independence from public authorities, ensuring no direct control by local, regional, or national bodies (not under tutelage).



For Category 2 members (Resource structures): No right to vote


WHO? :

  • Supporting structures, think tanks and experts on key contemporary issue
  • Universities and research centers
  • National networks of independent cultural and media actors (does not imply the Reset! membership of all the members of the national network)
  • International cultural networks (does not imply the Reset! membership of all the members of the national network)



For Category 3 members (Local public institutions): No right to vote


WHO? :

  • Local public authorities such as municipalities
  • Their role is to experiment on their territory the proposals carried by the independent actors.






  • Being part of a network with more than 90 members in 28 countries across Europe
  • Monthly Discord call: network updates, presentation of project
  • Discord private group: direct contact with the members, funding opportunity alerts, internal network communication channel
  • Annual Reset! forum events around Europe
  • Participate in the network’s governance by applying to become a member of the Executive Committee
  • Matchmaking sessions between members (upcoming)
  • Local networking encounters between members during “Meet Reset!” events (upcoming)
  • Thematic and regional working groups (upcoming)

Capacity building

  • Reset! Toolbox: Online empowering sessions with experts based on members’ needs and current challenges
  • Pedagogic podcasts deepening the Toolbox topics
  • Capacity building activities during “Meet Reset!” events (upcoming)


  • Access to editorial articles, podcasts and interviews on current news topics relevant to the network values and priorities
  • Contribute with your editorial publications

Communication & diffusion

  • Monthly newsletter: sharing the network’s and its members’s news as well as insights on how European independent cultural and media organisations face today’s challenges
  • Reset! Linkedin group
  • Reset! Instagram
  • Reset! website: Interactive map if the independent cultural and media sector in Europe, plus private section members-only
  • Reset! Homes: Visit and work from the Reset! members venues open to all members in Europe


  • Promotion of the Independent media and culture ATLAS: mapping the independent cultural and media sector/ Proposing concrete policy measures to tackle the challenges of the independent cultural and media sector
  • Reset! representation in sectorial events
  • Participation on Reset! public events (Meet Reset!) (upcoming)



  1. Apply through the Reset! website to become a member of the network by filling in the form with your organisation activities and values, motivation of joining the network, and applicability of the membership criteria.
  2. Each new application will undergo the validation of the current Reset! members based in the applicant’s country.
    → The Reset! coordination team is responsible for contacting members to secure this initial approval.
  3. The executive committee will meet (online) every two months to review the applications, rejecting or accepting them based on the membership criteria. The decision to approve a new member integration requires a  majority vote (at least 6 votes in the Reset! current executive committee 2023-2024).
  4. A first introductory call with the Reset! coordination team will take place to present the Reset! network, its values, and activities, ensuring a full comprehension of what the Reset! network is and the meaning of becoming a member.
  5. Selected applicants will receive a confirmation email welcoming them to the network