Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 18 May 2018
Version: 1.0 GDPR

About the GDPR
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. It is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The new regulation comes into effect on 25 May 2018.

About Trans Europe Halles
We at Trans Europe Halles (TEH) might sound a bit informal sometimes, but we take our work very seriously. Especially when it comes to personal privacy. Our privacy policy is adapted to the GDPR and is intended to inform you about how we collect, store, process and disclosure data about you.

How can I access, change or delete my data?
If you have questions or comments on this privacy policy, or if you want to update, delete, or change any personal data we hold, contact us by email at

What data is TEH collecting about its users?
Data that you voluntarily provide to us:
When you send us an email, sign up for one of our events or subscribe for one of our email lists, you are voluntarily giving us information. This may include either your name, email address, IP address, phone number, physical address, or details regarding the organisation you work for, your title or occupation, location, etc. By giving us this information, you consent to this information being collected, stored and used by us.

Data that we collect automatically:
We use cookies when you navigate our website. Cookies are small files that are stored on your device via internet browsers. As of today, our website collects a series of general data and information when you use it. This general data and information are stored on our website’s server log files.

Through cookies, we collect data such as 1) the browser types and versions used; 2) the operating system used by the accessing system; 3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers); 4) the sub-websites; 5) the date and time of access to the Internet site; 6) an Internet protocol address (IP address); 7) the internet service provider of the accessing system; and 8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

Through the use of cookies, we can provide you with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

For monitoring traffic on our website, we also use Google Analytics. Therefore, we allow Google to use their cookies on our website.

You can learn more about how we use cookies and how you can manage them in our Cookies Notice.

How does TEH collect data?
We use third-party services for communicating with our audiences, and our websites may contain links to other sites hosted by other. Different rules may apply to their collection, use, or disclosure of your personal data. We encourage you to review other platforms’ privacy policies before using them. We do not control, and are thus not responsible for, the content or privacy practices and policies of such other sites and under no circumstances shall we have any liability whatsoever for the activities conducted by or at any website accessed from or through our website.

Websites: We are committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website and those of our projects. By using our websites, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy.

In our websites, we integrate Google Analytics, with the anonymiser function. Through Google Analytics, we collect, gather, and analyse data about the behaviour of our websites’ visitors. For instance: the website from which a person has come, which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. We use this information for the optimisation of our websites. Read our Cookie Notice to know more about Google Analytics and how we use cookies on our websites.

Email Marketing: On our website and our project’s websites, you have the opportunity to subscribe to our email lists. We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our emails and e-newsletters. Through this application, we gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies, such as tracking pixels embedded in our email, helping us monitor and improve the communication with our audience. For more information about MailChimp, read their privacy notice.

If you are subscribed to one of our email lists and no longer want to be contacted by us, please unsubscribe directly from our newsletter or contact us at to update or delete your data.

Online Surveys and Event Registrations: We use Google Forms as registration channel for our events and projects, as well as for collecting information from our stakeholders and conducting satisfaction surveys. For more information about Google’s services, read their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Social media: We use Facebook and Twitter to communicate and interact with our audiences. For more information about their terms of service and privacy policies, check Facebook’s Data Policy and Twitter’s Privacy Policy.

Links: Our websites may include links to websites operated by third parties over which we have no control. Once you leave our websites, our Privacy Policy will not apply.

How does TEH use my data?
The data that we collect via our services and channels are used to:

• Provide, operate, maintain and support our services, including membership activities, event production and coordination, project management, etc.
• Market and disseminate our services, products, projects and activities.
• Process and complete transactions and send related information including invoicing and transaction confirmations.
• Set up and manage the organisation’s contact database in our CRM system and other database systems.
• Improve our services, communications and communication channels through surveys and questionnaires.
• Analyse audiences use of our website and other communication channels for dissemination and marketing purposes.
• Collect information about cultural and creative industries, as well as more specifically about non-governmental cultural centres to statistically analyse and improve our understanding of the sector.

Where does TEH store my data?
All that data that we collect is stored in databases in third-party platforms: Google Drive, MailChimp and Freedcamp CRM. For further information on these services’ privacy policies and terms of service, we provide links below:

• Google: Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
• MailChimp: Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
• Freedcamp: Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

How long does TEH store my data?
We don’t retain your personal data for longer than is necessary for our organisational purposes or legal requirements. If you are a user of our services or a partner, we keep your information until you decide to revoke the permission to contact you.

Regarding general dissemination of information about our activities, we retain your personal data for as long as you remain subscribed to our email lists and communication channels. Sometimes, we might also clean-up our databases and remove those users who are not active based on the suggestions of our tracking systems.

What are my rights regarding the data that TEH has collected about me?
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) empowers EU citizens with certain rights that we are committed to guarantee:

1) Right to information: You may ask us for information about what personal data we are collecting and how we are processing it.

2) Right to access: You are entitled to view and request copies of your personal data that we have collected and processed.

3) Right to rectification: You may ask for modifications in your personal data, including incomplete data to be completed or incorrect data to be corrected.

4) Right to withdraw consent: You may change your mind regarding your data, and withdraw a previously given consent for processing your personal data for a specific purpose. Should you request it, we would stop the processing of the personal data that was based on the consent provided earlier.

5) Right to object: you may prohibit certain uses for your data.

6) Right to object to automated processing: You may object to automated processing. Using this right, you may ask for your requests to be reviewed manually.

7) Right to be forgotten: you may request that we delete all your personal data without undue delay. It is important to note that this is not an absolute right and depends on the retention schedule and retention period of some data in line with other applicable laws.

8) Right for data portability: You may ask us to transfer your personal data. As part of such request, you may ask for your personal data to be provided back or transferred to another organisation. When doing so, your personal data must be provided or transferred in a machine-readable electronic format.

Will this Privacy Policy change in the future?
Unfortunately, we cannot foresee the future. We may change this Privacy Policy at any time to adapt to future legislation, changes in our website, the type of data that we are collecting or the way that we are collecting it.

Should we make changes in our Privacy Policy, this online document will be updated. You will be notified via email if significant changes are made. In the case of minor changes, you can always see when this policy was last updated on top of the page.

What would happen with my data if Trans Europe Halles’ databases are transferred to another organisation?
If Trans Europe Halles is involved in a reorganisation or merger, we might need to transfer or share some or all of our assets, including personal information databases. In this event, we will notify you before your data is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

How can I raise a complaint?
We are a non-profit organisation registered in Sweden. If you would like to make a complaint about the way that we are handling your personal data, you should contact the Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA). Its duty is to protect the individual’s privacy in the information society. You can find their contact details here, and they surely speak English!

In case that you need them, our registration details are:

Trans Europe Halles
Registration Nr. 802434-3769
c/o Mejeriet
Stora Södergatan 64
SE – 222 23 Lund


Cookies Notice

Last Updated: 18 May 2018
Version: 1.0 GDPR

Are these cookies edible?
No, please, don’t eat them! The cookies we refer to are small files that websites place on computers and mobile devices when people visit them. They are stored on your computer by your internet browser. Cookies allow websites to remember your device and how you interacted with the website. This is useful for many different purposes. In our case, we use cookies to collect website traffic information and remember users’ actions and preferences.

Mamma said: share your cookies with your friends!
We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyse users’ navigation of our website. Through the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”, your IP address is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. You can read more about how Google Analytics uses cookies to measure user interactions on websites.

If not for dipping in milk, then what do you use cookies for?
We use cookies that are strictly necessary for understanding better our audience and how our users interact with our website so we can give you an excellent navigation experience.

The type of cookies that we use are called Analytics Cookies. These cookies collect aggregated information about how visitors use our website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to provide statistical information about our website as a whole.

These are the Statistics Cookies that we are using on our website:

You can be reassured that we don’t sell any information collected through our website.

What if I don’t like cookies?
Fair enough! It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop accepting cookies from a particular website. You can withdraw your consent and remove or block cookies at any time using the settings in your browser. If you wish to learn how to manage the cookies installed in your web browser, we recommend reading this website. For further reference on the topic, read EU’s legislation on cookies.

Branding & Data

5-6 July 2018
Lund, Sweden
Free registration. Only through personal invitation
Register below


Welcome to Lund, Communicators!

Located in Scania, Lund is one of the main cities of the so-called Öresund Region. A major social, cultural and economic hub bringing together Sweden and Denmark. Rated by the European Union as one of the most innovative regions in Europe, it is home of companies from all around the world and a fertile land for startups.

For this meeting, apart from the regular exchange with our fellow communication managers from the European cultural networks, we want you to get a glimpse of what is happening here business wise. Hence we have invited a few local communicators to share their work with us.

During this 24-hour meeting we will:

==> Learn how we can better brand our networks and use data in more efficient ways to understand and communicate with our communities
==> Be inspired by some comms professionals from Sweden and their projects
==> Discuss issues that we all are concerned about, such as GDPR
==> Share our own experiences working with branding and data
==> develop our practice group and plan for its future development
==> And, not less important, spend some time together enjoying the – hopefully – good summer weather in Sweden.



In October 2017, a group of communication managers of ten European cultural networks gathered together for the first time in Berlin, hosted by our fellow network NEMO. We were seeking to exchange knowledge, experiences and increase our cooperation. We shared our professional challenges, concerns, and enjoyed a bit of “group therapy”. We all know that managing communications in an international network is not an easy job.

Now it is Trans Europe Halles’ turn! From 5 to 6 July 2018, we are inviting this group of courageous communication professionals – fifteen to twenty participants – to join us in the Öresund Region for a journey through branding and data.

As of today, the following networks have confirmed their participation: Circostrada, Culture Action Europe, ENCATC, European Concert Hall Organisation, European Festivals Association, European Music Council, International Music Council, On the Move, Res Artis – Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies, The Network of European Museum Organisations and Trans Europe Halles.



Thursday 5 July
13.00 – 13.30 Welcome and introduction of participants
13.30 – 14.00 Keynote on branding by Claes Foxérus
14.00 – 15.00 Case presentations: Future by Lund and MySocial
15.00 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 17.30 Branding workshop facilitated by Claes Foxérus. Let’s brand our group!
17.30 – 18.00 A walk to Skissernas Museum through a historical centre of the city
18.00 – 20.00 “Networking Cocktail” at Skissernas Museum
20.00 – 22.00 Dinner at restaurant VED

Friday 6 July
09.30 – 10.00 Culture Action Europe: 1% Campaign
10.00 – 10.30 Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe: Audience-oriented website
10.30 – 11.00 Trans Europe Halles: CRM and challenges of its implementation
11.00 – 11.30 International Music Council: GDPR
11.30 – 12.00 Break
12.00 – 13.30 Evaluation and future development of the group
13.30 – Lunch at Mejeriet Restaurant
14.30 – Guided tour of cultural centre Mejeriet
16.00 – Beers and open programme for those staying



=== Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator ===

Educated at Copenhagen Business School, Claes Foxérus is a seasoned brand and market communications consultant. He has freelanced for companies such as Absolut, Sony Ericsson, Medicon Village and Hyperisland. Claes has also been responsible for the marketing communications of a number of Swedish start-up companies. He is the man behind the successful PR strategy of the Museum of Failure Innovation.

=== Case Presenters ===

Hossein Lavi, Strategic Communicator at Future by Lund, will introduce the innovation platform of the city. With its focus on Smart Cities & Smart Citizens, this local network brings together research institutions, innovation agencies, multinational corporations and local organisations. Hossein will present how he developed the platform’s brand and communications strategy, as well as how he is building its community.

Allisa Lindo, Communications Manager at the Malmö-based startup MySocial, will talk about the growing importance of social persuasion and how this trend is influencing branding. She will present the influencer marketing online platform developed by her company to help organisations manage, measure and scale up their communication campaigns.

How to get to Lund

The closest international airport to Lund is Copenhagen Airport, also known as “Kastrup”, in Denmark. The journey time by train from the airport to Lund is about 35 minutes. The journey takes you over the Öresund Bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden and via Malmö central station. Every hour, there are 3 trains going from the airport to Lund. Normally leave every twenty minutes, at 00.02, 00.22 and 00.46. You can check the timetable at the Skånetrafiken website (it can be translated to English in the right up corner).

Train tickets can be purchased from the Skånetrafiken ticket machines in the arrivals hall at Copenhagen Airport, near the escalators going down to the train platform. You can pay using a debit/credit card, and if you buy a ticket all the way to Lund. Watch how the experience looks like, and see detailed instructions to buy your ticket.

Please note that there is a passport control at the first stop (Hyllie) on the Swedish side. Make sure to always bring a valid passport or ID-card when travelling between Denmark and Sweden.

Alternative destination: The closest LOCAL airport us is Malmö Sturup, 25 km South to Lund. It has some international flights from destinations within Europe. So this can be a good option for some people. There are bus connections, look for the Flygbuss, between Malmö Sturup airport and Lund. Although closer than Copenhagen Airport, the duration of the trip is a bit longer (45 minutes instead of 35).



The meeting will take place at TEH Associate cultural centre Stenkrossen. Stenkrossen is a workspace for art, culture and innovation projects. It has been run by Lund’s municipality since 2012. Stenkrossen offers offices, space for rehearsals and performances, art studios and workshops. Every year, the centre offers a number of events ranging from urban culture, performing arts, street art and virtual reality to open bike workshop and solar cell construction.

Cultural Centre Stenkrossen
Kastanjegatan 13
223 59 Lund


Recommended hotels

Staying in Lund

The More Hotel
Price range (per night): 995 kr – 1995 kr (€96 – €193)
Distance to meeting venue: 1 min walk
Booking: Website

Explorers Club
Price range (per night): 676 kr – 803 kr (€66 – €78)
Distance to meeting venue: 8 min walk
Booking: Website

Hotell Nordic Lund
Price range (per night): 745 kr – 1445 kr (€72 – €140)
Distance to meeting venue: 15 min walk
Booking: Website

Lilla Hotellet
Price range (per night): 850 kr – 1050 kr (€82 – €101)
Distance to meeting venue: 15 min walk
Booking: Website

Grand Hotel Lund
Price range (per night): 845 kr – 1612 kr (€82 – €156)
Distance to meeting venue: 20 min walk
Booking: Website

Staying outside Lund? Malmö and Copenhagen

You might have friends in Malmö or Copenhagen and prefer to stay at their place. Or you just simply want to visit those cities. The duration of the trip from Malmo to Lund Central Station is around 15 minutes. And from Copenhagen, it might take up to one hour. Check Airbnb and for accommodation in those cities. The distance from Lund Central Station to meeting venue is 20 min walking.


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+46 737 630 662

Yohann Floch is joining our team

We are glad to announce that Yohann Floch will be joining our team at Trans Europe Halles Coordination Office. Yohann has contributed to many European cooperation projects and has a solid experience in international capacity building, strategic management and artistic programming. You might know Yohann as the coordinator of FACE-Fresh Arts Coalition Europe, and as a board member of On the Move. He is starting as from 1 April 2018.

Regarding his new position at TEH, Yohann states:

I feel very fortunate to join such an important cultural organisation, active both at European and regional level. Having been in close contact with the Coordination Office for the past decade, collaborating on advocacy campaigns, tools, and services for its members, it feels good to contribute actively to one of its initiatives. Moreover, I have seen the amazing projects developed over the years, their fantastic outcomes and impacts on the cultural field. For me, TEH is at the same time a very stimulating environment, an amazing team and an incredibly active membership. I am proud to join a network that has been at the forefront of imagining new narratives for Europe, equipping culture workers with so many valuable tools to sustain, learn, grow and work internationally.

Yohann is taking over Chrissie Faniadis’ tasks as the Project Manager of our International Resource Office (IRO) in Skåne, Sweden. Chrissie, who has been running the International Ressource Office since joining TEH in October 2015, will be leaving TEH. Chrissie has developed and established IRO as a regional resource for the cultural operators in Skåne but also for TEH as a whole and has provided expertise in EU-funding and European project development. We will miss Chrissie and wish her all the best in her new position as the managing director of Riksteatern Skåne.

Factories of Imagination Training Day

ZAWP, Bilbao, Spain
Wednesday 23 May 2018

On Wednesday 23 May – one day before the TEH Conference 85 –  you will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on training day on business models and organisational development with some Spanish specialists.

Early Bird Registration: Open only for TEH members and associates until 16 April. Information about the regular registration will be available after that date. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. The participants will be able to attend one of the two workshops. The workshops will be in English.

Disrupting business models through blockchain technology

Workshop Leader: Antonio Tenorio-Fornés
Duration: 4 hours (14.00-18.00)

Everybody seems to be talking about blockchain nowadays. This new technology promises the decentralisation and disintermediation of many sectors and industries. Have you ever thought how blockchain could be integrated into your organisation’s business model?

Blockchain was first introduced with bitcoin, the first decentralised currency. But its potential is not only applicable in the Financial sector. In fact, blockchain will drive many innovations enabling the redistribution of value and the democratisation of communities in the coming years.

This participatory workshop will introduce participants to potential business models for non-profit and self-managed cultural centres. During 4 hours, participants will get inspired by real examples of how to use blockchain technology; identify who creates value for their organisations; imagine new business models for their organisations using blockchain; and bring back home a participatory methodology to design communities from the inside.

Antonio Tenorio-Fornés is a free software developer and researcher. He holds a five-year degree and a master of Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering. He is developing a PhD project that aims to provide decentralised governance tools for Commons-Based Peer Production communities. He is currently collaborating with research project, that aims to provide blockchain based decentralised governance and value redistribution tools for the Collaborative Economy communities.


Organisational development using “Action-Read” methodology

Workshop Leaders: Rosa Fernández and Itziar Zorita (ColaBoraBora Koop)
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (14.00-18.30)

“Action-Read” is a tool, a game, a methodology to facilitate and improve co-creation. It is an adaptation-hybridisation of the “Composition in Real Time” method, created by dancer and researcher Joao Fiadeiro. The methodology is originated in contemporary dance and improvisation. But it aims to integrate other spheres such as cultural, social, technological and scientific to favour cooperative processes.

Participants will be introduced to and trained in “Action-Read” through theoretical presentations, practical exercises and games. They will have the occasion to share their particular situations and use specific tools to navigate their individual, collective and organisational challenges. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to apply “Action-Read” to share ideas and search for solutions to common issues.

Itziar Zorita Agirre holds a PhD in Fine Arts by the University of Barcelona. She carries out her work in the fields of the creation, production and communication of cultural projects. She has worked for Consonni, liquidDocs, CCCB, Donostia/San Sebastian 2016 and Tabakalera. During the workshop, she will be running the theoretical and practical parts.




Rosa Fernández is a co-founder of ColaBoraBora Koop and an associate professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Management at the University of the Basque Country. She has designed and coordinated several innovative projects of social and cultural transformation. In the last four years, Rosa has also been trained in Contact Improvisation. As a workshop leader, she will be in charge of the working groups and methodologies.




Regular registration
Until 13 May (why not later?)

TEH Members: 30€
TEH Associates: 40€
Conference Participants & Others: 60€


If you have any questions about this event, please contact us:

Michel Quéré
Capacity Building Director
Trans Europe Halles (TEH)


Arts Education Platform

A platform to build audience development through arts education in European non-governmental cultural centres.

Non-governmental cultural centres are vital drivers of democratic development, active citizenship and participation in the arts. At many Trans Europe Halles centres, art educators are one of the main driving forces of these processes. Especially, but not exclusively, regarding the engagement of children and young people. Arts education is a vital and complex field of activity with many opportunities for knowledge exchange and joint development of methodologies and practices.

What does the Arts Education Platform do?
From 2018 until 2021, the Platform will 4 strands of activities:

– Yearly seminars: Each seminar will focus on particular subjects around arts education and will be led by invited experts.
– Workshops at TEH Meetings: The conclusions and results of the seminars will be shared at TEH Conference and Meetings throughout those years.
– Mapping of cultural organisations working with Arts Education, Current Methods and Practices: Through an ongoing participative process, the needs, practices and methodologies applied by professionals in the field will be collected and documented to support the professional development of arts educators.
– Three study visits: Study visit opportunities for arts educators of TEH centres.

What are the upcoming activities?
Arts Education Platform is to enable study visits for encouraging art educators within TEH network to learn more about educational practices through action based-learning. Get more information about study visits and apply

The Arts Education Platform is organising its second Seminar at Beat Carnival in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the UK on 28-29 March 2019. More information can be found here.

Who can join the Arts Education Platform and its events?
Art Educators employed at TEH cultural centres and with a minimum of three years of experience in the profession are welcome to attend the yearly seminars. All artistic fields are accepted. As of today, the following art forms are represented in the Platform: music, theatre, circus, and visual arts.

The workshops held during TEH Conferences and Meetings are open to everyone interested in learning more about arts education and audience development.

What happened in the past?
Read more about the first Seminar and workshops

What is the Arts Education Platform?
The Arts Education Platform is one of the components of Trans Europe Halles’ project Factories of Imagination (2017-2021), co-funded by the Creative Europe of the European Union.

The primary purpose of the Platform is to facilitate exchange and knowledge transfer between art educators through professional meetings, study visits and training workshops on the topic of participation in the arts.

More specifically, the Arts Education Platform aims to:

1. Explore the notion of quality in educational projects.
2. Explore the advantages of educational programmes for
: a) participants
; b) facilitators, mediators, artist and art educators
; c) cultural centres; d) communities around the centres, town, region, etc.
3. Create a platform for both practitioners and theoreticians to exchange their experiences.

Who is involved in the Arts Education Platform?
TEH cultural centre Röda Sten Konsthall (Gothenburg, Sweden) is the leading partner of the Art Education Platform.

The Steering Committee of the Platform includes the following TEH member centres: A4 (Slovakia), Beat Carnival (Northern Ireland), Cooperations / Prabbeli (Luxembourg), Kulturfabrik (Luxembourg), Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde (France), Trans Europe Halles Coordination Office (TEH) and Röda Sten Konsthall (Sweden).

As of today, other TEH centres are also involved in the platform: L’hybride (France), Pro Rodopi Art Centre (Bulgaria) and Lunik (France).

Do you need more information?
If you have any questions or would like to join the Platform, contact our project coordinator Emelie Storm at

Photo credits:
1. Röda Sten Konsthall.
2. GIBCA 2015: A story within a story…, Röda Sten Konsthall, Photo: Hendrik Zeitler

Startup Support Programme 2018 – CALL CLOSED


What is the Startup Support Programme?

Trans Europe Halles has been connecting and supporting non-governmental cultural centres for 35 years. During this time, we and our dozens of members have gathered very valuable knowledge and expertise on how to transform abandoned industrial buildings and areas into vibrant cultural hubs. In the last few years we have made this expertise available through different projects and services.

In the framework of our project Factories of Imagination (2017-2021), we are addressing a growing demand: to support civil society initiatives in repurposing post-industrial buildings for cultural and social uses. This demand is exceptionally strong in certain areas of Europe, such as the Balkans, Eastern Partnership and Southern Mediterranean countries.

Being true to our mission to strengthen the sustainable development of non-governmental cultural centres and encourage new initiatives, we are launching our new Startup Support Programme. The programme aims to assist leaders of civil society organisations in their endeavour to set up cultural centres in repurposed buildings.

What does the Startup Support Programme do?
From 2017 to 2021, the Startup Support Programme will invest in bringing emergent cultural centres to their next level of development through:

  • – Expert consultation and coaching for the centres’ leaders.
  • – Study visits to our most iconic and relevant member centres.
  • – Peer-to-peer learning activities involving other emerging centres.
  • – Special networking activities during our Conferences and Meetings.
  • – Inspirational case studies of centres in the startup phase.

In its first edition, February to August 2018, we are looking for three emergent cultural centres from the Balkans region – focus region of this first edition – to take part in the programme.

Eligible countries are Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey.

Who can apply for the Startup Support Programme?
You can apply for this programme if:

  • – You are not a TEH Member or Associate yet.
  • – You are located in the Balkans region (see above the list of eligible countries).
  • – You are legally established as an organisation.
  • – You are repurposing a building for cultural and artistic uses.
  • – You have a legal agreement – or you are in negotiation – with the owner of the building about its future use.
  • – Your organisation has been operating inside the building for less than two years, or you are planning to operate in it in 2018.

What is Trans Europe Halles offering?
We are offering the following:

  • – A scoping visit of two international experts to your centre. The aim of this visit is to determine the scope of the consulting collaboration with Trans Europe Halles. After the scoping visit, a group of selected consultants will work with you to address your main challenges. These may include developing a strategic plan, redefining your governance model, renovating your building, writing a viability plan, etc.
  • – A situation analysis and organisational diagnosis.
  • – Matchmaking and visit to other Trans Europe Halles centres.
  • – Coaching from TEH consultants until August 2018.
  • – Your case to be included in a publication about the programme.
  • – Access to a vibrant community of like-minded organisations in Europe.
  • – Become a TEH Associate for 2 years.

How does the selection process work?
Your application will be evaluated at the beginning of February 2018 by the programme’s Selection Committee. It includes five international experts selected among our member centres, our Executive Committee and the staff of our Coordination Office. The results of the call will be announced mid-February 2018.

What do we commit to if we are selected?
If your cultural centre is one of the three lucky ones selected for this first edition of the programme, you commit to:

  • – Pay a participation fee of 300€.
  • – Report about your process during TEH Conference in Bilbao (24-27 May 2018) and TEH Camp Meeting in Paris (27-30 September 2018).
  • – Deliver a written report about the process, including visual documentation.

How can we apply?
If you wish to apply on behalf of your organisation, submit your online application before Sunday 28 January 2018 at 23:59 Central European Time.

If you have questions or need help with your application, contact our Capacity Building Director Michel Quéré at

 The Startup Support Programme is part of the project Factories of Imagination, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

TEH is hiring: Capacity Building Manager – Call closed

The role of the Capacity Building Manager (CBM) is to co-design, develop and implement the Capacity Building Programme of the project Factories of Imagination (2017-2021), including the following sub-programmes.

1. Business Model Development.
2. Organisational Development.
3. Leadership for Cultural Change Makers.
4. Startup Cultural Centres Support.
5. Arts Education in cultural centres.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

1. Ensure that the delivery of the programme’s activities meet minimum quality standards, and that they contribute to the long-term development strategy of Trans Europe Halles.
2. Co-design the Capacity Building Programme with the TEH-team concerning content, formats, target groups, delivery channels, selecting trainers, consultants, and participants
3. Developing strategic partnerships to develop the programme, including European Capitals of Culture-cities, TEH-members and associates, universities and colleges and other relevant cultural actors.
4. Coordinate and oversee the work of the external consultants involved in the Capacity Building sub-programmes.
5. Design and implement two online courses on the following topics: a) Business Models, to be launched in 2018-2019, and b) Organisational Development, to be launched in 2019-2020.
6. Document all the activities related to the programme, collect data and information, and produce content to be used in online publications throughout the whole project.
7. Work in collaboration with our Communications Director to brand and market the different programmes, events, training courses, etc.
8. Monitor the costs of the programme in collaboration with our Financial Manager.
9. Write activity reports to funders and stakeholders.


1. At least 3 years of professional experience of designing and managing educational programmes and projects.
2. Experience as project manager of complex international projects, ideally of EU- funded programmes.
3. Good knowledge of e-learning technologies, systems, methods and tools.
4. Budgeting, monitoring costs and reporting (both Financial and technical).


1. Strategic thinking.
2. Ability to work autonomously, and as part of a diverse team working remotely.
3. Communication and facilitation.
4. Language skills: the more, the better. Professional working proficiency in English is a 
must. Other European languages including Swedish are an asset.

Application procedure

Submit your application via e-mail to, including: 1)  Your CV. 2)  A motivation letter (max. 1 page) describing how your experiences relate to 
what is required of the position.

Deadline for applications: 6 August 2017 at midnight.

Skype interviews: 10 and 11 August.

On-site interviews are expected to take place between 16 and 22 August 2017.

For inquiries, contact Mieke Renders at


TEH is hiring: Financial Manager – Call Closed

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Trans Europe Halles is looking for a Finance and Administration Manager who is passionate about arts and culture to join our international team in Lund, Sweden, from 1 September 2017.


The role of the Finance and Administration Manager is to:

  • Manage the financial and administrative tasks of the organisation in a cost-effective and coherent way and ensure that resources are employed efficiently.
  • Provide the Managing Director and team with regular financial reports and support in strategic and financial planning.
  • Be responsible for the administration and reporting of the organisation.



Financial management, including:

  • Invoicing, cost accounting, paying bills, financial forecasts and monitor budgets and reports.
  • Controlling income, cash flow and expenditure of the organisation and its projects in relation to budgets.
  • Developing and managing a financial and administrative system and related procedures for the specific needs of the organisation.
  • Contributing to strategic analysis and planning together with the rest of the team.

Administration, including:

  • Producing financial reports as required by funders’ regulations (European Commission, Swedish Arts Council, City of Lund, etc.).
  • Organising and supervise office maintenance and services.
  • Purchasing and monitoring inventory of office supplies.


Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • At least 3 years of professional experience as finance and administration manager.
  • Experience from financial reporting to public funders, including the European Commission.
  • Excellent knowledge of Sweden’s statutory legislation and financial regulations.
  • Experience working with international projects.
  • Professional working proficiency in both English and Swedish.
  • Relevant work experience in cultural and social non-profit organisations is highly valuable.

Employment Details

Employer: Trans Europe Halles (NGO).
Contract: 1 year contract, 60% (3 days a week).
Location: TEH Coordination Office, situated at the cultural centre Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden.
Monthly salary at 60%: 17.000 SEK.
Employment starts: 1 September 2017.

Application Procedure

Submit your application including a CV and a motivation letter describing how your experiences relate to what is required of the position of max 1 page via e-mail to
Deadline for applications: This call is closed.
Interviews: 20 and 21 June 2017.

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Mieke Renders, new Managing Director of TEH

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Beginning in June 2017, Mieke Renders will be the new Managing Director of Trans Europe Halles. Mieke was born in Belgium in 1975 and is passionate about culture and languages, having lived in several countries. She is a strong believer in the independence of cultural operators, and their capacity to self-organise in networks in order to achieve greater impact. Let’s get to know her a bit better:

1. What is your professional background?

My professional background initially lies in the museum and heritage sector, which later evolved into a mix of contemporary and performing arts in combination with heritage. The last few years, I have been working in cultural diplomacy in New York City and at De Brakke Grond, a Flemish arts centre in Amsterdam. I love to combine the ‘dead’ arts (or better: art from dead artists, eg. in museums) with contemporary artists as well as working in interdisciplinary setting. Through this, visitors and curators get a broader field to be inspired from.

2. How begin working in arts and cultural management?

By accident. As an anthropologist, I initially wanted to go work in a non-profit and do humanitarian work in the Third World, but I somehow stumbled upon a Master’s course in “Arts Management”. During that year, I did an internship at the City Museums of Bruges and at the end of the internship they asked me if I would be interested in working with them. I was then hired as a curator at the Memlingmuseum. That’s when it all started. I turned out to be a decent networker, good at making “umbrella concepts” and giving the floor to more creative persons. Moreover I was not bad in connecting the weirdest dots and making them work. Many years later, I started my own business, the Light Cavalry: a network construction, in which we provide consulting and project management, but without the heavy overhead cost of an institution with many employees. We compile and tailor teams with other independent professionals, but only those specialists who fitted the right project. So it’s a fluid working system that can be put together only when it is really needed.

3. Describe yourself in 3 words, 2 songs and 1 film.

4 words for myself: Nomad. Facilitator. Consequent. Authentic. 2 songs: The other side of the world by Tindersticks and Under a Silent Sea by Loney Dear. 1 Film: Boyhood by Richard Linklater

4. What people have inspired you most as a leader, and why?

Two women have specially inspired and influenced me as a leader:

Gertrude Bell was the daughter of the Bell imperium in 19th century Great Britain. She behaved a bit out-of-the-box and didn’t really fit into society. She went the Middle East and traveled the deserts on camel, speaking all languages and dialects of the region and connecting the sheikhs, warriors, diplomats and more. During the First World War, Gertrude worked for the British intelligence service and advised politicians, generals, tribes and and even Lawrence of Arabia! Gertrude Bell was an audacious, intelligent, brave, but also a very lonely person.

Caroline Pauwels is the current rector of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is smart, courageous, intelligent, and also dares to show her vulnerability in a male-dominated profession. She stands up for a broader field of university knowledge and connects this to other fields in life.

5. What current trends you find more interesting for cultural organisations to take advantage of?

Political and financial old worlds are crumbling and falling apart. Polarisation and peacekeeping: how to bring people together? How to really connect? The cultural organisations can take a lead and show different models, inspire on how to work differently on a broader scale. We can contribute to a transition into sharing economies. The creative sector is the best sector to invent new ways of sharing and collaborating, which can then be extended to other domains. Creatives are at the pioneers of societies and sense changes and urgencies before other groups of people detect them.

Right-wing organisations and nationalism emerging: we need to let people feel safe in this world. An artist doesn’t think within borders of countries, but creates into a fluid world, in which he/she connects subjects, topics, and urgent issues and therefore transcends boundaries. We can offer and share with our public and stakeholders in-depth experiences, meaning and connections.

Burnouts in the cultural sector, the arts world, in our Western world. Art organizations could show how to work differently and how to slow down in the frenetic work pace we are keeping to in the Western world. What could start as an artistic experiment, in order to slow down, could then be extrapolated to other business domains.

6. As the new Managing Director of TEH, what are your priorities for the organisation in the next years?

My priorities for TEH in the next several years will to be to firstly expand the work that has been done by Birgitta Persson, TEH’s previous Secretary General, and her team over the last 12 years. I would like to continue their work and make the results and fruits of their long labour sustainable.

I would also like to have at least one Belgian center (re-)entering our network ;-). Moreover, it is additionally my target to have at least one member centre per European country in the network – expanding to Portugal, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, for example.

As the network continues to expand I would like to keep the quality of contact and cooperation between the members both in person and digitally. In a changing world, and especially in a questioned EU, we need to remain strong and keep on creating added value for civilians, artists and organisations.

7. What would be your ideal location for a TEH Meeting? And why?

Tromsø, Norway. In summer or in deep winter 😉 Because it is at the end of the world. Because it is near the Arctic circle. Because it’s a gateway to Spitzbergen and to Lapland. Because it is the northernmost city of Europe. We just need to get a new member centre there!

8. What couple of books you have read recently that are absolutely worth reading?

Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design” by Stefan Geyer. Everything is genuinely connected. We are all connected: to each other and to the world. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of it. Respect for each other starts with respect for mother Earth. We urgently need to be more conscious about polluting, and start to connect again. Connection to ourselves, which automatically is followed by a connection to his live and to other human beings.

Reinventing Organisations” by Frederic Laloux. A lot of organisations are stuck within old management models. Others are in transition to find new more enduring ways of being and acting. They need different sorts of management. Some also aren’t in transition yet, but they will be at a certain point. Sometimes, they just need more time. Neoliberalism and old systems are reaching a point, hopefully a tipping point, in which we need to think and act differently. If we don’t think and act differently, our (Western) world will be faced with more polarisation and diseases. This book offers insights and tools to do it differently, starting from your organisation. It’s about the organisations of the future.

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