TEH Conference 85 will focus on the transient nature of non-governmental cultural centres, and how this trait influences the development of cultural and creative industries. The main topic of the conference will be deployed through three thematic routes: identity, people, and spaces.

The conference will offer inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, training courses and a rich artistic programme. The preliminary programme will be available soon. Additionally to the Conference, on Wednesday 23 May, we are organising a very special training day on business models and organisational development. Read more below.


In 1997, the cultural association Haceria Arteak occupied an old factory in the peninsula of Zorrozaurre in Bilbao, Spain. Since then, the organisation devotes its activity to artistic creation. In 2008, the association started the project ZAWP (Zorrotzaurre Art Work in Progress) to address the temporary situation caused by the municipality’s urban development plan of the peninsula, back then an almost abandoned post-industrial area.

Nowadays, ZAWP manages and supports seven buildings dedicated to artistic, creative and business activities. Through ZAWP, Haceria Arteak has brought into being an ecosystem full of possibilities in which the neighbours and the energetic, creative community working there are driving the urban revitalisation process. In spite of its efforts, ZAWP’s staff is now facing a new challenge: most of their buildings will be demolished in 2019.


Are you interested in business models and organisational development? You should not miss the Factories of Imagination Training Day!

On Wednesday 23 May 2018 – one day before the Conference* – you will have the opportunity to take part in a hands-on training day facilitated by some Spanish specialists, including two workshops (to chose only one, as they take place at the same time):

  1. Disrupting business models through blockchain technology
  2. Organisational development using “Action-Read” methodology

*Note that the Factories of Imagination Training Day is taking place one day before the TEH Conference 85 and it requires an additional registration. Read more and register here.


Early bird tickets (until 16 April)

TEH Members and Associates: 135€
Members of Transibérica and Karraskan: 100€
Students: 100€
Other participants:150€

Regular tickets (from 17 April until 13 May)

Are you kidding?! Don’t wait to pay more…


We have put some useful information for you about Bilbao, how to travel there, and a list of recommended hotels. We highly recommend booking your flight tickets and hotels as soon as possible, since Bilbao is a popular tourist destination during the spring.


Still thirsty for information? Visit TEH Conference 85 website. Follow TEH85 Facebook event. Is something not clear? Drop us an email: Nerea Rodet (ZAWP) and Michel Quéré (TEH).


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