Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a Europe-based network of cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists. TEH has been at the forefront of re-purposing Europe’s industrial buildings for arts, culture and activism since 1983. As of 2017, TEH has brought together nearly 90 multidisciplinary cultural centres and other cultural organisations from across Europe.
Our mission is to strengthen the sustainable development of non-governmental cultural centres and encourage new initiatives by connecting, supporting and promoting them.
We facilitate international cooperation, provide opportunities for learning and sharing, and promote the practice, impact and value of arts and culture.
Our key objectives are:
1. To build a strong supporting structure of exchange and collaboration for member insitutions.
2. To advocate and promote the importance and value of cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists as open spaces for creation.
3. To establish Trans Europe Halles as a leading organisation for providing professional development and international exchange in the cultural sector.
4. To establish Trans Europe Halles as a vital reference for non-governmental cultural centres in the international cultural sector.
To achieve this, we organise two international meetings every year, coordinate international projects, run professional development trainings, act as consultants for public and private organisations, and actively influence cultural policies.
For us, the power of arts and culture is in inspirational, transformative experiences that have the capacity to change people, perceptions and societies.
Contact us for more details on how you can get involved.