Open Call for TEH Staff Exchange Programme 2022

TEH Staff Exchange Programme is creating mobility opportunities for arts and culture professionals across borders to increase and foster professional development opportunities and knowledge exchange through action-based learning. 

This programme offers a possibility to share rich and hands on experience with another team from a similar or different cultural centre for a one to four week-long exchange. Participants can gain new skills, motivation, new perspectives, strengthen their knowledge and partnerships. Thanks to a short term, but intensive stay. 

 Who can participate

Any staff from any department from member centres and associate members of TEH is eligible for this program. 

Exchange period

The exchange is expected to take place twice a year during the following months. 

  • Autumn/Winter (Sep to Dec) 
  • Winter/Spring (Jan to May) 

The ideal length of exchange may range from one to four weeks. 

 What costs are involved 

TEH Staff Exchange programme can financially support 10 exchanges each year from 2022 to 2024 and provides basic financial support to cover travel costs up to €200, and accommodation up to €400. Other costs connected with hosting should be communicated between the hosting and sending organization. 

The are no fees associated with this program. 

What are the places of possible exchange

Staff members can join organization interested in hosting exchanges. 

Current hosting organisations are: 

More concrete details about hosting centers and topics of possible exchange profiles you can find HERE.

How to apply 

Fill in the application form with the link HERE.

Deadlines for applications: 

1. Exchanges for autumn/winter 2022 

  • Application opens 21 July, 2022 
  • Last day to apply 5 August, 2022 

What is required from you in connection to the exchange

  1. Staff members and sending organisation

2. Participants

  • Read the participant part of the Staff Exchange Manual
  • within two weeks after the end of the exchange you must fill out an evaluation form that will be provided to you
  • participation in documentation activities (interview etc.) asked of you by the communication department of the TEH Office
  • Document your experience with single sentences and or pictures weekly to be submitted to TEH coordination office staff exchange project coordinator
  • Share your experience with other members and associates during conferences and camp meetings to promote the programme.

3. Representatives of the hosting centres

Criteria for decision

  • The participant should have worked for a TEH member centre at least one year 
  • The exchange can focus on any field, but it cannot be an artistic residency 
  • Financial support can be provided for one person per sending centre. however, if the budget allows it, exceptions can be made 
  • If there are several applications for one hosting centre, representatives of the hosting centre will decide on which candidate should visit them 
  • The visiting person and the hosting centre together decide the dates of the exchange.

Obligations for participants of the exchange 

Participants are obligated to: 

  • Fill in the application form 
  • After the exchange, fill in the evaluation form within two weeks after the end of the exchange 
  • Evaluate and share personal experiences with other members at Camp Meetings and at conferences to promote the programme. 

Representative of hosting centre is obligated to: 

  • Fill in evaluation form after the exchange 
  • Evaluate and share personal experiences with other members at Camp Meetings and at conferences to promote the programme.


Do not hesitate to contact our Project and Member Relations Manager – Femi Adeniyi – at if you have any questions. 


This programme is part of the TNP project funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Photo: Darja Lukjanenko 

Published on July 21, 2022