Co-Creation Lab 2 in Timisoara

What is the DISCE project

Last year Trans Europe Halles has joined a consortium, led by the University of Turku (Finland), in a three-year-long research project intended to reshape the economic and social perception of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). The DISCE Project (an acronym for Developing Inclusive & Sustainable Creative Economies), funded by the European Commission under the Horizon2020 Programme, aims to reassess the role of CCIs as contributors to growth, quality employment, competitiveness, and to the attractiveness and social cohesion of cities and regions across the EU. You can read more about the project here.

What is DISCE Co-Creation Lab? 

Within the framework of the DISCE project, we are organising participatory workshops during TEH Meetings in Dresden, Timisoara and Nicosia that focus on strategic development in the cultural sector. For doing so, we are exploring our meeting hosts’ current situation in relation to Creative Workforce and Skills, Business Models and Earning Logics and Inclusive and Sustainable Growth. The workshops are to bring together TEH members from different countries with local stakeholders (staff members of hosting centre, local cultural and creative workers, policymakers, researchers) with the aim of sharing and exchanging our knowledge in strategic planning and cultural policy. You can learn more about Co-Creation labs from the interview with Burak Sayin. The DISCE Co-Creation Lab 1 took place during TEH Conference 87 in Dresden this spring.

What is DISCE Co-Creation Lab in Timisoara about?

It is going to be about connecting research and practice in our sector. The DISCE research team will present the project’s research and Ambasada will present its current challenges. We will explore the boundaries of synthesizing different types of knowledge about our sector around the topics of inclusion, equality and entrepreneurship in our sector.

Who are the facilitators in Timisoara? 

Sandy Fitzgerald (Olivearte) and Jose Rodriguez(TEH)

How do the practicalities work?

Co-Creation Lab 2 takes place on 16 October, Wednesday, 10.00-17.00. The workshop aims to bring together cultural practitioners, researchers and local policymakers. TEH is supporting staff members of 20 member organisations to cover travel and accommodation costs for joining the Co-Creation Lab in TEH Camp Meeting 88.

What is the support about? 

Travel and accommodation (max. 2 nights) costs of staff members from 20 TEH member organisations will be covered up to €500.

How does the support work?

We have organised participating organisations according to 2 different regions of the EU. Travel and accommodation support will be available to staff members of 10 organisations from each region

  • Region 1: Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Cyprus, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia. 
  • Region 2: Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Serbia, Kosovo, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, and Romania.

* If you attended the Co-creation Lab-1, you will be prioritized for the selection. First 6 spots are reserved for the previous Co-creation participants.

Am I automatically registered for this Co-creation Lab if I joined the first one? 

No. You still need to apply.

Why organisations not individuals?

The project will also support staff members of TEH members for the meeting in Nicosia (October 2020). So we need to keep some level of organisational continuity to make sure that we can reach the impact of the project at a policy level.

What is expected of you? 

  • At least 3 years of experience in the field as a staff member of a TEH member
  • Participating DISCE Co-creation Lab-2 (16 October Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00) 
  • Filling in evaluation form after the lab 
  • Critical mass, fun, joy, harmony.

Selection and Deadline 

You can apply before 15 August. Prof. Jarna Heinonen(Project leader, University of Turku), Prof. Roberta Comunian(King’s College), Jose Rodriguez (TEH), Sandy Fitzgerald (Olivearte), Burak Sayin (TEH) will select the participants. You will be notified by 6 September if you are selected to participate in the Co-creation lab and for this travel grant.

REGISTER HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Olga Rudak at olga@teh.net or Burak Sayin at burak@teh.net (after 1 September).

We are hiring a Capacity Building Manager

Trans Europe Halles is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Capacity-Building Manager to join our international team in Lund, Sweden.

The Capacity-Building Manager (CBM) fulfils a core function within TEH and identifies the needs and priorities of members for building their capacities through education and training programmes and through projects whilst documenting and evaluating the processes.

She/he will be closely connected with TEH’s purpose and has a pivot function within the team and membership. She/he will closely collaborate with the other team members, especially with the Community and Communications Manager, Finance and Administrative Manager and the Managing Director. The CBM develops very good collaborations with all Trans Europe Halles members and with all the project partners in Europe.

Submit your application today and join us in Lund, starting as soon as possible until 31 August 2020 (extension for 1 more year possible).

TRANS EUROPE HALLES

Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a Europe-based network of independent cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists with 118 members and associates in 34 countries. TEH has been at the forefront of repurposing Europe’s industrial buildings for arts, culture and activism since 1983. Our mission is to facilitate the sustainable development of civil-society initiated cultural and creative organisations based in repurposed spaces, by connecting and supporting them.

We facilitate international cooperation and provide opportunities for learning and sharing. To achieve this, we organise two international meetings every year, coordinate international projects, run a professional Capacity Building Programme, support members in times of troubles and actively influence cultural policies. For TEH, the power of culture is in inspirational, transformative experiences that have the capacity to change people, perceptions and societies. TEH is one of 28 European cultural networks and we are looking for a Capacity-Building Manager in order to strengthen the cultural sector and to increase the resilience of cultural operators.

ROLE

  1. 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: Business Model Development; Organisational Development; Leadership for Cultural Change-Makers; Start-up Cultural Centres Support; Organisation of our yearly conference; Organisation of our yearly camp meeting.
  2. To listen carefully and profoundly to our members’ needs for Capacity-Building, Conferences and Camp Meetings, and translate those into (strategic) actions serving the mission and vision of TEH.
  3. To be responsible for the implementation of the project, including the reporting procedures already in place and the production of the relevant documentation.
  4. To work closely together with the Community and Communications Manager and with the Finance and Administration Manager to achieve all outputs.
  5. To develop partnerships and work closely with all project partners and – beyond those – within Europe, and assure the smooth process and progress of the project.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Ensure that the content and delivery of the programme activities meet the organisation’s quality standards and that they contribute to the long-term development strategy of Trans Europe Halles.
  2. Co-design the Capacity-Building Programme, Conferences and Camp Meetings with the TEH team (Managing Director, Community Manager, Communications Officer and other project managers), and TEH members concerning content, formats, target groups, delivery channels, and the selection of trainers, consultants and participants.
  3. Co-ordinate and oversee the work of the external consultants involved in the Capacity-Building sub-programmes.
  4. Co-ordinate and oversee the content of the Camp Meetings and Conferences with TEH member centres.
  5. Promote strategic partnerships to develop the programme(s), including TEH members and associates, European Capitals of Culture, universities and colleges and other relevant cultural actors.
  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 and develop/research methodologies and tools coming out of the Capacity Building Programme.
  7. Work in collaboration with our community and communications manager to brand and market the different programmes, events, training courses, etc.
  8. Monitor the costs of the programme in collaboration with our financial and administration manager.
  9. Initiate proposals and apply for funding for the sub-projects of the Capacity-Building Programme.
  10. Write activity reports to funders and stakeholders.
  11. Coordinate the Capacity Building evaluation.
  12. Write a mid-term Capacity Building project plan together with the Managing Director.

EXPERIENCE

  1. At least 3 years of professional experience in 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).

SKILLS

  1. Strategic thinking.
  2. Proactive and hands-on.
  3. Ability both to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
  4. Listening, connecting, pro-activity and production.
  5. Communication and facilitation.
  6. Language skills: the more, the better. Professional working proficiency in English is a must. Other European languages, including Swedish, are an asset.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Capacity Building Manager reports to the Managing Director of Trans Europe Halles.

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS
Employer: Trans Europe Halles (NGO).
Contract: contract at 100% until 31st August 2020. 3 months trial period.
Contract extension subject to funding and performance with one more year until August 2021.
Location: TEH Coordination Office, situated in Lund, Sweden.
Gross monthly salary: 29.000 SEK.
Employment starts: as soon as possible from 15 October 2019 (our Timisoara Campmeeting is on 16 – 20 October) until August 2020.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Submit your application via e-mail to jobs@teh.net, including: 
Your CV. 
A motivation letter (max. 1 page) describing how your experiences relate to what is required of the position.
Deadline for applications: 28 August 2019 at midnight.
Skype interviews: 4th and 9th September.
On-site interviews are expected to take place between 17 and 20 September 2019.
For inquiries, contact Mieke Renders at mieke@teh.net.

TEH OFFERS TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT FOR ITS MEMBERS THIS SUMMER

Summer is upon us with its sunny days, heartbreaking sunsets and warm nights. It is also a perfect time to set on a trip around Europe.

If you haven’t yet settled all your travel plans and would be keen to pay a visit to another TEH member to work together on a new project or develop a session for TEH Camp Meeting 88 in Timisoara, then we have some really exciting news for you! This summer, TEH offers travel and accommodation support for 8 members and associates who would like to run a session at TEH Camp Meeting 88 in Timisoara and need some space and time to meet up with their partners from the network.

What do I need to do?

To write a one-page project proposal or a hub proposal after the visit. Come to TEH Camp Meeting 88 and lead follow-up session on the topic.

How much is the support?

€500 (travel+accommodation)

Where can you go?

You can visit any TEH member. It is also OK if you meet somewhere in the middle.

How long should be the visit?

Depends on you. We only have €500 per meeting of two organisations’ representatives.

When can I apply? 

Deadline is by 1 August.

* Yet, bear in mind, that it has first come, first served policy as we have limited resources.

How do the selection and notification work?

You are notified one day after you apply. Selection happens on ‘first come, first served’ basis. We have limited resources and can only support 8 members or associates.

Who is eligible?

Staff members in TEH member and associates.

Important practicalities

We need all the boarding passes, tickets and receipts before 15 August so we can reimburse you.

Who to contact?

For any questions or concerns, please write to Olga at olga@teh.net or Burak at burak@teh.net.

TEH Member News – July / August

There are some things happening this summer that we would like to share with you…

Rojc Alliance / Pula, Croatia 

Barakata festival – the artistic village in motion – was held on 10-18 of May 2019 at the social and cultural centre Karlo Rojc in Pula, Croatia. The village is made from different moving theatres and performing arts companies (40 people in total) mainly from France. They live in a moving community where all decisions are made together.

Pula was their second stop on their way to Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture 2019, where they will meet with other members of ‘’Odyssee Karavana’’ that they are part of and make the final show on the streets of Plovdiv. The programme in Pula was made of different concerts, performances, workshops and an open stage with a strong accent on collaboration and networking, both with local artists and performers and the local community. The project’s goal was to show another dimension of culture – an alternative and independent one and was made in collaboration of La Famille Walili and different Croatian cultural associations from Rojc.


Ifö Center / Bromolla, Sweden 

Ifö Center NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT NOW!

Before the end of June, Ifö Center has once in a lifetime chance to save their cultural centre by buying out their own ‘home’ – a unique ceramic factory dating back to 1870. To achieve their goal, they need our help. They are inviting us to purchase support shares. Each share costs around 50 Euros, but any amount contributed will be used to buy out the venue.

Saving Ifö Center means saving the artist studios, the outdoor gallery, the workshops and exhibitions, the residency programs, their artistic programme for kids and the efforts to restore Europe’s largest stoneware fountain and most importantly a key project for the local community.

Find more information about how you can support the centre here. If you have any questions, please, reach out via email to x567utopia@hotmail.com. 

Call for Artists in Residence

Ifö Center has also launched an open call for artists in residence between April-November 2019. Ifö Center is a new, artist-run cultural center at Lake Ivö in Bromölla, Sweden.

Right now they are inviting artists, artisans, and art school students to do art residence with them. Residents will have access to the workshops and will live in a large villa next to the centre. Residency can result in an exhibition or maybe something else. In some cases, Ifö Center can also provide financial support for travel, material and/or living.

Find more information about the application procedure here.

Ifö Center joins TEH staff exchange

Ifö Center is happy to announce that they are joining TEH Staff Exchange Programme. They are able to host all year round but would specifically welcome someone around 6-15 August as they are having a talented street artist working on a new mural. A volunteer will be able to assist the artist and follow the creative process.


Studio ALTA / Prague, Czech Republic

Studio ALTA is hosting a physical workshop “The Nature of Our Body” with Bára Sigfúsdóttir. During the workshop, the choreographer will share her practice and research about exploring different connections between our bodies and nature. The aim of the workshop is to support and cultivate the movement capacity and creativity of each individual member. Find more information about the event here.


Tabacka Kulturfabrik / Kosice, Slovakia

Tabačka Kultirfabrik ‘piloted’ the topic “Future is now” with 3 exhibitions in 2018 by Daniel Boschung, Mariano Sardon and Heather Dewey-Hagborg. In 2019 they are continuing with new exhibitions in the Tabačka Gallery. The intention is to show the dynamics of today’s technical and scientific progress, which has a high potential to change the world. Tabacka will present the works of artists partnering with scientists and programmers, using technology. Exhibitions will be accompanied with discussions, workshops, lectures – to provide us with the context and opportunity to consider key elements of current developments in this area.

The centre also develops complimentary events with the theme ‘Art&Tech’ within their regular program. Find more information here.


IZOLYATSIA / Kyiv, Ukraine

IZOLYATSIA is happy to announce the second call for financial support for international artist mobility. The call aims at artists and cultural professionals aged 18 who are active in the field of performing arts and/or visual arts and are legally residing in Creative Europe country.

The call is part of i-Portunus project. It is a pilot project selected and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU. It supports short-term mobility of artists and cultural professionals. This time there is a possibility to submit group applications and have segmented mobilities. There is also disability support available.

Deadline: 24 June (14:00 CEST)
Notification of the results: 16 July

Find more information about the project and the application here.


Tou / Stavanger, Norway

T-Time Vinyl Plant is an upcoming record pressing plant and the latest addition to the production of art and culture at Tou. The vinyl plant will compliment the already existing bar, restaurant, music studios, performing arts and concert venues at Tou. In addition to the vinyl production, the centre will also open the “Wine & Vinyl Bar” next door, where visitors can enjoy coffee, tea or wine after a visit at the vinyl plant.

T-Time aims to become an open, professional and respected vinyl plant and a complement to the global market.


Screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s latest film ‘Le Livre D’image’ across Europe

There is a promising possibility to screen Jean-Luc Godard’s latest film ‘Le Livre d’Images’ on local stage of each TEH-member. The idea originated from the director himself who doesn’t want to exploit this artwork commercially but would rather screen it at various places such as traffic islands, military cemeteries, politically active cultural places, etc. Here came an idea to show the film at various cultural centres across Europe.

Find more information here. If you are interested to participate or have any questions please contact Fabrice Aragno.


PHOTO CREDITS:

Tabacka Kulturfabrik – Daniel Boschung / Vernissage

Studio ALTA – Leif Filmhaber

IZOLYATZIA – Artboard – Mykhailo Glubokyi

Le Livre D’image – Kino Lorber

Startup Support Programme 2020

Trans Europe Halles calls for emerging civic initiatives with a focus on arts, culture and creativity that are located in re-purposed buildings to participate in the third edition of the Startup Support Programme. This time we’re looking for initiatives in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Trans Europe Halles is a network of people who believe that creativity, grass-roots initiatives and public activism can improve our lives and societies. We are striving to bring a positive change through the cultural revival of (post-industrial) neighbourhoods and its communities. We believe that our work matters and that it reinforces the future development of independent cultural and creative spaces in Europe.

We have always been supporting those who dare, who are curious and who have imagination. With this idea in mind, we launched the Startup Support Programme two years ago. This programme is addressing to socially engaged NGOs that are developing emerging cultural and creative spaces in repurposed buildings.

Within the Startup Support Programme, we carefully look at the challenges each project is having and set up a tailor-made scheme to move towards a sustainable future. This year we will focus on Caucasus countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, that have the potential for many inspiring cultural centres and creative hubs.

What is a Startup?

In our vision, a startup is a civic initiative that is situated in a re-purposed (industrial) building with a focus on creativity, arts and culture along with a Do-It-Yourself / Do-It-Together (DIY/DIT) approach. It is still in its preliminary phase, but is already self-sufficient (either economically or due to people’s dedication), though not yet sustainable.

What has been done within the programme so far?

The programme was launched in 2017 and we have supported six emerging centres in the Balkans and Eastern Europe so far.  Below you can find more information about the process, the participants and their challenges:

We are also proud to share with you a series of publications about the 6 participants of TEH Startup Support Programme:

What does the Startup Support Programme do?

From 2017 to 2021, the Startup Support Programme is investing in bringing emerging cultural and creative spaces to their next level of development through:

  • Expert consultation and coaching for their teams.
  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing involving other emerging spaces in our network.
  • Networking activities during our Conferences and Meetings
  • Access to TEH Capacity Building Programme and activities. (Check out our Capacity Building Programme)
  • Inspirational case studies of spaces in the startup phase.

For the third edition, we are looking for three emerging cultural and creative spaces from the Caucasus region to take part in the programme.

The program will run until July 2020. Eligible countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

You can apply for this programme if

  • You are not a TEH Member or Associate yet.
  • You are located in one of the three eligible countries mentioned above.
  • You are legally established as an organisation.
  • You are repurposing a building for creative, 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 work in it in 2020.

We are offering the following

• A scoping visit of two international experts, who have founded and run their own cultural and creative spaces. This visit aims to become familiar with your work and define what will be the best way to collaborate with Trans Europe Halles. After the scoping visit, a group of peers will work with you to address your main challenges. According to your needs, the outcomes will vary among developing a strategic plan, working on your organisational model, planning of renovating your building and community development.
• Situation analysis and organisational diagnosis.
• Coaching from TEH peers until July 2020, including a tailor-made workshop at your centre.
• 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 two years.

How does the selection process work?

Your application will be evaluated immediately after the call is closed 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. We will announce the results a couple of days after the call is closed.

What do you commit to if you are selected?

If your cultural centre is one of the three lucky ones selected for this first edition of the programme, you commit to: • Actively participate in the programme.

  • Pay a participation fee of 300€. (Which covers two years of TEH associate membership fee, participation in the full program mentioned above.)
  • Present your work to TEH members during TEH Camp Meeting in Timisoara (Romania), 17-20 October 2019.
  • Deliver a short written report about the process, including visual documentation.

Experts you will be working with

Mykhailo Glubokyi – development director of IZOLYATSIA, a platform for cultural initiatives and IZONE creative community. Mykhailo has been working with IZOLYATSIA since it’s very beginning in 2011, then rebuilding the foundation after it has been forced to move to Kyiv. Now he is responsible for international communications and co-coordinates direction of cultural foundation in Ukraine and abroad. At the same time, he co-manages IZONE creative community hub to support further development of cultural and creative industries in Ukraine.

Chris Keulemans is a traveling writer, journalist and teacher. He is based in Amsterdam. In 1984 Chris founded the literary bookshop Perdu there. During the 90’s he was the director of De Balie, centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam. From 2006 to 2014 he was the founder and artistic director of cultural centre the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. Today, he works all across Europe. For TEH, he works on the Startup Support Programme, and has written the publications on the centers involved, which you can find here.

How can you apply?

If you wish to apply on behalf of your organisation, submit your online application before Sunday 1st September 2019 at 23:59 Central European Time.

If you have questions or need help with your application, contact our Capacity Building Director Michel Quéré at michel@teh.net.

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 Member News – April/May

We have loads of things to share with you…

Ifo Center / Bromolla, Sweden

Ifö Center is launching an open call for artists in residence between April-November 2019. Ifö Center is a new, artist-run cultural center at Lake Ivö in Bromölla, Sweden. It is located in an old ceramics factory and holds collective workshops, print studio, various equipment, such as slab roller and concrete mixers.

Right now they are inviting artists, artisans, and art school students to do art residence with them. Residents will have access to the workshops and will live in a large villa next to the centre. Residency can result in an exhibition or maybe something else. In some cases, Ifö Center can also provide financial support for travel, material and/or living.

Find more information about the application procedure here.


Tou Scene / Stavanger, Norway

After years of planning and building, the music community Tou Lyd finally opened on Tuesday, 26 March. Tou Lyd is a music community for professional musicians, producers, as well as upcoming talents.

The facilities contain 18 types of rehearsal rooms and 4 studios connected to a live-room. Tou Lyd’s objective is to facilitate for professional production, lay grounds for industry development and be a significant meeting place for the community. Close to 100 musicians and producers will be working at Tou Lyd on a daily basis.


Bitamine Faktoria / Irun, Spain

KONTENPORANEA is a Contemporary Culture Meeting promoted by the city council of Irun (Basque Country) and organised by young professionals coming from various fields of art. This collaborative project aims to give visibility to artists in a local, national and international level by asking their input on a specific subject. The fourth edition of KONTENPORANEA is turning around the topic of EXCHANGE. More precisely, the open call aims at an artist (or group of artists) and asks for their artwork on the exchange that exists between human and non-human.

Application deadline: 22 April.

It is important to remind that the OPEN CALL addresses to artists regardless of their age, nationality and field of art, as long as their artwork can be printable.

Once the selection of artworks is done, they will be exhibited in public space throughout the three days of KONTENPORANEA on 17-19May 2019.

Register here. Find more information about the event here.


Studio ALTA / Prague, Czech Republic

Studio ALTA is happy to invite professional dancers for a series of three-hour workshops with DanielRaček between 13-17 May 2019. These lessons are for all enthusiasts who would like to become aware of their bodies and their motion possibilities.

Lessons will start with technical training followed by improvised duets. Let´s enjoy improvised duets full of grace, courage, risk, lightness of being and the possibility to choose.

Read more information about the workshops here.


Den Ny Maltfabrik / Ebeltoft, Denmark

This summer Den Ny Maltfabrik in Ebeltoft, Denmark, is opening for the public. After 1,5 year of construction and renovation, the old malt factory from 1861 is given a new life as the cultural and commercial center of the region. The 5000 square meters inside the old building will house a museum, library, microbrewery, concert venue, restaurants, workshop facilities, co-working space and artist residencies.

We are looking forward to sharing all the future activities from Maltfabrikken in Denmark!


Communitism / Athens, Greece

Butterflies and camels have always been subjects of curiosity: Butterflies are light and buoyant. They pollinate from flower to flower, following the wind and the ephemeral changes of season. Camels are creatures of labor. Where the butterfly is free, the camel weathers all storms and droughts. The camel is self-sufficient, carrying their own water, moving through life with steady strength; always remembering a face or their way home.

Can you relate to any of the two? It is our observation that in most social groups, personalities can be matched to these two options. However, in a well-blended group they are able to exchange roles, each one able to enjoy a little bit of the other’s charisma.

In Communitism, we believe that communication is achieved through common practice. For this reason, and because we are looking forward to embodying a little bit more of the camel or the butterfly, we invite artists, crafters and makers of all kinds to create with us an outstanding fashion show, dedicated to these two lovely creatures and their unlimited combinations. Clothing, accessories and the whole show’s set up will be created by repurposing old garments and materials, through a horizontal skill sharing process. So far we have knowledge in garments, jewelry and lighting making techniques.

Everyone is encouraged to share their knowledge and skills with the group. We are looking forward to blending all of our approaches and ideas! By the end of the project, each one of us will have a collectively created outfit to model in the fashion show of ‘Butterflies and Camels’, at Communitism Building, at the end of May 2019.

If you feel like holding a residency along this project, then drop a line to the organisers at communitism4art@gmail.com.


Associazione Culturale Oltre… / Bologna, Italy

 The Great International Soup Festival – Gran Festival Internazionale della Zuppa -is a free-entry open-air soup contest, spiced up by street artists, music and tireless volunteers. It takes place in Bologna every year since 2006.

The 12th edition of the “pop” soup cook-off takes place in Parco Pier Paolo Pasolini on 5 May. It will celebrate the Anniversary of Italy’s Liberation, the International Workers’ Day and the core values of a peaceful and inclusive society. Everyone is invited to take part in the free tasting and to vote for the favourite soup! People are encouraged to come by bike or bus and bring their own bowl and spoon (to reduce plastic waste).

The festival is organised by Associazione Culturale Oltre… in order to promote active community involvement, equality and solidarity, a cultural and generational melting pot.

In order to participate as soup-contestant, free registration is required by filling up the online formThink that it’s a great initiative?! Then support the festival through our crowdfunding campaign!

Be the spark that lights up the festival: SOUPport the Soup!

 


PHOTO CREDITS:

  1. Tou Scene:  The Mayor Christine Sagen Helgæ at Opening of Tou Lyd
  2. Studio ALTA: Tatiana Brederová
  3. Communitism: The banner by D Dourida
  4. ManifestoZuppa2019 – Stampa oltre
  5. Den Ny Maltfabrik: Dennis Kristensen

Organisational Development Session in Innsbruck

 Fuck Gains for Pain

What if coming to work would charge your batteries instead of draining them? What if your passions were nurtured rather than exploited or pushed aside?

Trans Europe Halles and Die Bäckerei are starting a new project. It will focus on creating conditions we need to thrive within our organisations. The project will span over one year and result in the development of a diagnostic toolkit to be used by everyone in the network.

As we all know, starting a cultural centre is very different from maintaining one. The following project aims to explore how we can keep initial motivation and energy. Together we will learn how we can create organisations that keep us engaged. We will also discuss how we can protect ourselves from burnouts that are so common in the sector.

In Die Bäckerei, we have been working a lot on these questions. Now we want to share our methods and learn from others. Together with other participants, we want to work on ideas and examples to develop a simple toolkit accessible to everyone.

The first meeting takes place on 27-29 June in a picturesque location in the Alps (hosted by Die Bäckerei). We are inviting 5 cultural centres to join us there. This event will be the beginning of ongoing communication and development.

How we will do this

Facilitated by Shawn and Florian from Die Bäckerei, participants will:

· Build multi-sensory sculptures to describe the inner structure of their organisations
· Use timeline-building to define their journey so far
· Do energy mapping to identify where they draw their energy from and what they use it for
· Explore existing methods that are worth borrowing for their own purposes
· Together build a simple diagnostic tool to use in everyday work
· Have a Q&A session with an expert in organisational development

At the end of the event, participants will be able to take back with them a pool of new ideas and a simple diagnostic tool to assess their organisations.

The project team (Shawn and Florian) will follow up with regular Skype meetings for progress and introspection and a two-day visit of the culture centre to go into detail about its inner structure, values and methods.

The collected data will be shared and further developed at the TEH meetings over the year. Insights, actionable research and methods will be turned into a creative and easy-to-use toolkit for everyone in the network to apply and build on.

A few words about the host

Die Bäckerei is an independent cultural centre from Innsbruck, Austria. As a dynamic space, it brings together aspects of communication, production, and presentation. Die Bäckerei is a space that cannot be precisely defined but is created by its users, the dynamic core of the facility.

The participants of the session will be able to learn more about the centre and its work during their stay.

Practical information

Venue: Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube
Venue address: Dreiheiligenstrasse 21a in 6020 Innsbruck
How to get there
Either via Innsbruck airport and then on the busline F (stops right in front of Die Bäckerei) or via train (the train station is in a walking distance).
You can also fly to Munich airport (often cheaper flights) and then take the Flixbus or train to Innsbruck.

HOTELS

Gasthof Neupradl – a simple old-school boardinghouse
7min walking distance, 51€ for single, 88€ for double, only 5 rooms available
Hotel Nala – a modern nice hotel
20min walking distance or 7min by tram, rooms starting from 90€ for single
Hotel Leipzigerhof – a four-star hotel
7mins walking distance, rooms starting from 88€ for single.

Entrance fees

The event is free of charge. There will be affordable meals available at the venue.

There is a possibility to apply for a travel grant. Please, contact Michel Quéré for more information.

Interested? Then hesitate no more and join us in Innsbruck this summer!

Speakers

Herbert Salzmann

After studying humanities and social sciences in Innsbruck and Freiburg, Herbert Salzmann trained in organisational development and management in 1990. He has a long experience in consulting and specialises in coaching and business mediation. He gives lectures and seminars on leadership, coaching and organisational development. He has released several publications on the subject and teaches regularly.

 

Contact

If you have questions or need help with your registration, contact Michel Quéré, Florian Ladstätter, and Shawn Antoni Wright. Organisational Session in Innsbruck is a part of the project Factories of Imagination, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


Photo credits: Foto: Natália Zajačiková

TEH Member News – March/April

Our members are always active and have a lot to share with you…

CulturePolis / Corfu, Greece

CulturePolis is presenting its COSME funded project DIVERTIMENTO on 19 March 2019 in Brussels at “Showcase Conference on Tourism – Tourism SMEs Connecting Europe”.

DIVERTIMENTO is the EU-supported project that aims to diversify tourism offers in peripheral destinations with heritage-based products and services. The project works to strengthen stakeholder alliances and improve the professional skills of local operators. The final product – Trilogy is a series of games to promote 70 destinations with distinctive cultural identity and heritage through the use of new technologies. So far the Trilogy is completed by 7 Heritage Games at 7 heritage places.


Izolyatsia / Kyiv, Ukraine

In May 2018, the European Commission published A New Agenda for Culture. The New Agenda proposes more direct action in relation to the mobility of artists and culture professionals. In this context, Goethe-Institut, Institut Français, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts and IZOLYATSIA will be launching a pilot mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals in April 2019.

A pilot mobility platform will allow 500 artists and/or culture professionals to take part in this experimental program which will test different mobility durations for various professional purposes over the course of six months. Between April 2019 and September 2019 candidates can apply for support to work abroad (within the countries mentioned under the Creative Europe programme) from 15 to 85 days. More information on the project and the deadlines will follow on the mobility platform website in April 2019.

For more information, please send an email to Eva.Blaute.extern@goethe.de.


Bakelit / Budapest, Hungary

Bakelit has the space for your creative ideas

Bakelit announces its annual open call for Hungarian and international companies, performers and fine artists. It will provide space, infrastructure and an opportunity for them to introduce their work. The goal is to offer space of creation and performance for alternative, independent and experimental artists and to showcase quality performances without any restriction of genre.

For the season 2019/2020, the centre would like to invite productions from their neighbours. The aim is to strengthen the artistic connection and network between Hungary and all countries around it. Individual and group applications are welcome, there are no restrictions at all concerning the genre of submitted works.

Deadline: 31 March 2019

What Bakelit provides

Stage and rehearsal rooms (for 3 days between Monday and Thursday)
Room and board (3 days/ 2 nights)
Technical equipment and staff
Publicity
Photo and video documentation of your presented show
Commission depending on ticket sales (according to agreement)
The possibility to network with Bakelit’s international partners all around Europe

How to apply
Please send the following documents to international@bmac.hu

synopsis (min. 2000 characters)
detailed technical rider
the number of traveling people (even though Bakelit cannot cover travel costs, it can assist in finding grants if needed)
video link (full performance if possible) and a short trailer
photo documentation (min. 2 high-resolution pictures with credits)

For more information, please send an email to international@bmac.hu.


Pro Rodopi Art Centre / Bostina, Bulgaria

Pro Rodopi Art Centre (PRAC) from Bulgaria has recently collaborated with Staffan Bjorklunds Theatre from Sweden on the visual physical production for youngsters and adults – Homo Ludens.

The highly acclaimed Bulgarian theatre director Petar Todorov worked with the well known Swedish artists Staffan Bjorklund and Enid Bjorklund on the piece together with the Danish composer Lars Fjeldmose and the Danish cabaret and circus star Nils Fjeldmose. Homo Ludens is a surprising theatre experience full of joy and emotional thoughts about the relation of mankind and the world. Later in 2019, the piece will be performed at the festivals in St. Petersburg (Russia), Kiev (Ukraine) and Smolyan and Bourgas (Bulgaria).

 

TEH centres are invited to collaborate with PRAC on presentation of Homo Ludens across Europe.

Interested, then please send an email to prf@prac.biz.


Photo credits:
CulturePolis – Konstantina Korameri; IZOLYATSIA – Mykhailo Glubokyi; Bakelit -M.A.C.

Call for Hosts of the TEH Spring Conferences in May 2021/2022

Every single day we witness political, economic, technological and ecological changes on the planet, in our societies.

What does it mean for cultural operators? How do they respond to it? How deeply this influences the way in which arts and culture are created, presented and experienced? Can professional practices as well as public and private policies ensure that diverse artistic voices reach potential audiences? How to adapt, to re-invent our role and position in the communities?

A TEH Spring Conference is a publicly accessible four-day event, open for cultural and creative professionals. It provides the opportunity to network, exchange knowledge, practices and experience.

A TEH conference is a high-quality event. It consists of several sessions of innovative formats with visionary keynote speakers and inspiring workshop leaders who stimulate creative thinking. It includes an artistic programme that reflects the work of the host centre and is a way for participants to discover the local scene.

We now open a call for hosts of the Trans Europe Halles conference TEH 91 and TEH 93.

THE MAIN FEATURES OF A TEH CONFERENCE

  • A meeting point for cultural operators in Europe to reflect upon the most relevant issues appearing in society
  • A place to discover innovative ideas, models and projects in the sector
  • The opportunity for the participants to enhance their professional skills and to learn how to make their organisations more resilient
  • The ultimate opportunity to develop members’ international network
  • A rewarding experience for both the network and the local host centre

HOW IS IT ORGANISED

A TEH Spring Conference is a collaboration and co-creation between the TEH coordination office and an active and trustworthy member of the network. The concept and the program of the Conference reflect both local issues and global challenges.

The registration fee for the conference must be affordable for TEH members and associates.

The Executive Committee will select the host and propose its selection to the members at the General Assembly in Dresden on 19 May 2019.

HOW TO BECOME A HOST

If you want to host  a TEH Spring Conference in May 2021 or 2022,
FILL IN THE FORM no later than 20 March 2019.

CRITERIA

● To be an active member of the network (3 years minimum, with regular and active participation in meetings and conferences)
● To have the capacity and resources to organise an international four-day professional gathering for 200 to 300 participants. This includes:

  • Accessible venue and premises
  • Staff and volunteers
  • Finances and funding opportunities
  • Local, regional and national connections
  • To propose an interesting thematic and accurate formats

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

The host of the conference must be prepared and equipped to finance the conference without relying on financial support from TEH.

EVERYONE WINS IN THE END

It’s important to remember that the benefits of the conference are shared equally between the host, the members and TEH:

● The host gets the opportunity to raise its international profile
● The members gain new knowledge through innovative speeches and workshops
● TEH maintains its reputation through the relevance of the programme and the quality of the organisation

HAVE QUESTIONS LEFT?

Don’t hesitate to contact Michel Quéré for more information.


PHOTO CREDITS:

TEH Conference in ZAWP Bilbao in 2018 by Tania Díez María, Niina Lahti and Ariane Calzada
Creative Lenses Forum Kosice

Call for Hosts of the TEH Camp Meetings in October 2021/2022

A TEH Camp Meeting is a publicly accessible four-day event, open for cultural and creative professionals, mainly from TEH network. It provides the opportunity to network, exchange knowledge, practices and experience.

The Camp Meeting consists of several sessions initiated by TEH-member centres. The sessions stimulate peer-to-peer learning and focus on hands-on activities and sharing. The Camp Meeting includes an ‘action lab’ or ‘market space’ in which TEH-members and associates can pitch ideas, share projects and create international collaborations.

It includes an artistic programme that reflects the work of the host centre and is a way for participants to discover the local scene.

We now open a call for a host of the Trans Europe Halles Camp Meetings TEH 92 (in October 2021) and TEH 94 (in October 2022)!

MAIN FEATURES OF TEH CAMP MEETINGS 

  • Open to staff, collaborators and volunteers of members and associates of TEH network
  • Local and regional colleagues/ officials of the hosting centre can join the event
  • The content is co-organised and co-created by TEH members
  • A place for the peers to meet and share best practices from fellow organisations and to start cooperation for future international projects
  • A place to discuss and to decide on the future of the network
  • The opportunity for the participants to enhance their professional skills and to build more resilient cultural organisations
  • The ultimate opportunity to develop members’ international network
  • A rewarding opportunity for both the network and the local host centre

How are Camp Meetings organised

TEH Camp Meeting is a collaboration and co-creation between the TEH coordination office and an active and trustworthy member of the network. The concept and the program of the Camp Meeting reflect both local-regional issues and TEH member challenges.

The registration fee for the Camp Meeting must be affordable for TEH members and associates.

How to become a host

Want to host TEH Camp Meeting in October 2021 or in October 2022?
FILL IN THE FORM no later than 20 March 2019!

Criteria

● To be an active member of the network (minimum of 2 years membership of TEH, with regular and active participation in meetings and conferences)

● To have the capacity and resources to organise an international four-day professional gathering between 100 to 175 participants. This includes:

  • Accessible venue and premises
  • Staff and volunteers
  • Finances and funding opportunities
  • Local, regional and national connections
  • To propose an interesting thematic and accurate formats

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

The host of the camp meeting must be prepared and equipped to finance the camp meeting without relying on financial support from TEH.

EVERYONE WINS IN THE END

It’s important to remember that the benefits of the camp meeting are shared equally between the host, the members and TEH:

  • The host gets the opportunity to raise its international profile
  • The members gain new knowledge through innovative speeches and workshops
  • TEH maintains its reputation through the relevance of the programme and the quality of the organisation

ANY QUESTIONS LEFT? 

Don’t hesitate to contact Michel Quéré for more information.


PHOTO CREDITS:
TEH Camp Meeting in Bagneux (2018) by André Rosenfeld
TEH Camo Meeting in Kyiv (2017) by Dima Sergeev and Valeriy Miloserdov

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