Jalla Jalla! Power Engine Europe: The Power of Culture in Social Change

TEH Meeting 76 

Engine Room Europe Platform 5
La Friche La Belle de Mai (Marseille, France)
28 Nov – 1 Dec 2013

We are delighted to welcome you all to TEH meeting 76, which will take place at La Friche La Belle de Mai in the heart of the legendary Mediterranean seaport of Marseille – the perfect place to gather activists and artists from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe to share experiences and start new collaborations.


Twenty-five artists and cultural operators from Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey will be guests at TEH meeting 76 to give inspirational examples of how they work in independent culture under harsh conditions and to share their stories of how culture actions can lead to social change and a more open society.

Through vivid panel discussions, exclusive one-to-one sessions, focus groups and joint dinners you will have a unique opportunity to discuss and learn about alternative methods of working and meet potential partners from beyond the borders of Europe.

TEH Meeting 76 will also be the occasion to celebrate the 30 glorious years of the network.  You don't want to miss out on the big anniversary party on the Saturday night!

Looking forward to see you all at La Friche in November!

Read about:

The Theme
Preliminary programme

The Host and the City
Accommodation, Registration fee & Payment

How to get there!

The Theme and Programme

The Trans Europe Halles network is made up of independent art spaces in Europe where local people and artists work and interact. The common characteristic of these art spaces is that they have all been established in a decentralised way and are initiated by citizens. Many of the members in TEH still struggle with getting recognition for their work and proper funding. In the Arab world similar problems are felt. Independent artists and cultural operators have difficulties in being recognized as such. Issues of independence and inter-dependence are recurrent, be they linked to institutional or new forms of funding. Both the Arab Spring and the crisis in Europe are drastically changing the systems of our societies. 


This meeting will be an excellent occasion to take stock of the current situation and examine the transformations at work both in Europe and the Arab world. What effects is this having on the place of culture and arts in our societies (artistic independence, inclusion, generational dynamics, mobility and connectivity, new partnership models, and artistic autonomy…)? What is our role both as individuals and as organisations? Can the cultural sector speak with a united voice?


The theme will be tackled by two interactive panels and by an exciting artistic speed dating session where you will have the opportunity to talk one-to-one with specially invited guests from the Middle East. Meet the director of the Temple Independent Theatre Company, Ahmed El Attar, from Egypt and Ouafa Belgacem from Tunis, the General secretary of Arterial Network and many more.  During your stay you will also have the chance to meet with upcoming young artists from the Mediterranean world and discover contemporary performing art based on a collaboration between Arab countries and France, the exciting result of a two year long European project led by La Friche.  More information on the evening program, panels and guests will come soon.


The Host: La Friche La Belle de Mai

La Friche La Belle de Mai is an old Tobacco factory situated just by the train station in the city centre of Marseille. In 1992 it was turned into a multidisciplinary culture centre. Today La Friche is one of the biggest spaces for culture in the region with its 150,000 visitors per year and contains concerts halls, theatres, an excellent restaurant and a skateboard park. Recently they’ve opened a new rooftop gallery and garden with an outstanding view over Marseille. La Friche has been a member of Trans Europe Halles for more than 15 years.


The City: Marseille 

Marseille is the oldest and second biggest city in France with its 850,000 inhabitants. Marseille has always been one of the most important seaports of the Mediterranean Sea and used to be a quite rough city. Today it has transformed into a vibrant multicultural city full of art and exciting places to visit. This year, 2013, Marseille is the European Capital of Culture and is full of ambitious cultural initiatives, like a new art museum on the waterfront. For those of you who stay for the Sunday there will be a lot of opportunity to explore the city.



Practical stuff

Accommodation, registration and payment

The fee you will be invoiced includes all programme activities, accommodation, lunch and dinner Thursday–Saturday, coffee, tea and snacks.

Price for TEH Members and Friends

Meeting Fee €90 

Single room in hotel €70/night incl. breakfast
Shared room in hotel €40/night incl. breakfast
Sunday excursion 15€

Price for Guests
Meeting Fee €160

Single room in hotel €70/night incl. breakfast 

Shared room in hotel €40/night incl. breakfast
Sunday excursion 15€

Please note that the price per night is for the meeting dates only (Wednesday-Monday). 


We have reserved rooms for all participants at three hotels. Please choose one of them. All hotels are at the same cost but have different advantages. If you want to keep the cost down try to find someone to share a room with.  When you have registered for the meeting, you must e-mail Antonia at La Friche to book your room arestemeier@lafriche.org 


Please register and book your hotel as soon as possible to get the hotel of your choice. Read more about the hotels here!

To see a map of Marseille with location of the hotels, click here!


1) Adagio Marseille St: Charles

Tel (+33) 4/91075500



St: Charles is situated just next to the train station (where the airport bus also arrives) and 5 minutes walk from La Friche La Belle de Mai. This is the a perfect choice if you want to be close to the meeting and the transportation system


2) Adagio Marseille Vieux Port

Tel (+33) 4/96116700



Adagio Marseille Vieux Port is situated in the city centre close to the Old harbor. The distance by foot to La Friche is approximately 20 minutes but there is also public transport. This is the perfect choice if you want to be close to the vibrant nightlife of Marseille


3) Adagio Access Marseille Prado Périer

Tel (+33) 4/96208900







All lunches and dinners will be served at the restaurant at La Friche called Les Grandes Tables. They will serve us themed Arabic food as well as traditional French cuisine. There will be a focus on vegetarian food but please let us know your preferences and food allergies when you register. 


How to get there

Marseille has a big international airport, which you can reach from most places in Europe. Sometimes it’s cheaper and easier to fly to Nice or Lyon and reach Marseille by car or train from there. Another possibility is to go through Paris. The fast train, TGV, only takes three hours. If you come to Marseille airport the best way to get into the city is to take the Navette bus that leaves for the Central Station in Marseille every 15 minutes. 


Please read more on how to get to Marseille here!

Please read more on how to get around in Marseille here!



Maja Lindquist
 (meeting coordinator)


+46 (0) 7036151

Performance Theatre

PERFORMANCE:  "CPI-BCAG: proces des criminels francais au Rwanda"

le 21 avril 2013 au Theatre le Lavoir  PARIS, FRANCE, a 20h30.

You can access le site de la Nuit rwandaise: there is a flyer which explain all

International Meeting for the 21 and the 22 avril. 




Dimanche 21 et lundi 22 se tiendront les premières Rencontres de la Nuit rwandaise, dans le cadre de la campagne pour le vingtième anniversaire du génocide des Tutsi, "Rwanda : vingt ans ça suffit !" 

Deux journées de débats et de rencontres, marquées le dimanche par la projection spéciale du film documentaire Rwanda : une intoxication française, de Catherine Lorsignol. Et lundi un hommage aux rescapés, en fin d'après-midi. 

Au long de ces deux journées seront examinées les perspectives politiques et juridiques en vue des trois objectifs de cette campagne : la levée du secret défense, les réparations pour les rescapés survivants, et la mise devant la justice des responsabilités françaises, rwandaises et internationales. La présentation de la revendication pour un lieu de mémoire à Paris conclura ces journées.


21 avril 2013


15 h – "La justice, c'est maintenant" : examen des possibilités d'application du droit aux responsabilités françaises dans le génocide des Tutsi

16 h 30 – Enquête sur l'attentat : Rwanda –  Une intoxication française – projection du film de Catherine et Philippe Lorsignol

17 h 30 :  débat sur les perspectives politiques et juridiques de la problématique des responsabilités françaises dans le génocide des Tutsi

18 h 30 – Le Génocide n'était pas inéluctable. L’histoire avant le génocide. Intervention de Jean-Luc Galabert, auteur du livre Les enfants d'Imana, histoire sociale et culturelle du Rwanda ancien (Izuba éditions)

Soirée – spectacles, projections et échanges

20 h – CPI-BCAG : Procès des criminels français au Rwanda : Performance par Laurent Beaufils


22 avril 2013


10 h – Le scandale des programmes scolaires – intervention de Jacques Schaff (auteur de l'article Le génocide des Tutsi du Rwanda dans les manuels scolaires de 1995 à 2008La Nuit rwandaise n°6, 2012)

11 h – L'attentat du 6 avril – présentation par Philippe Brewaeys de son livre Rwanda 1994 Noirs et Blancs menteurs (paru aux éditions Racine)

14 h – Bosnie-Rwanda: la stratégie génocidaire de l'état français – présentation de Jean-Franklin Narodetzki

14 h 30  – Des femmes contre la guerre : Table ronde sur la situation au Kivu (RDC)

16 h – Présentation du projet d'Observatoire du négationnisme et de l'ouvrage collectif Faire face au négationnisme du génocide des Tutsi (Izuba éditions)

17 h – HOMMAGE AUX RESCAPÉS : De l’aide aux réparations en passant par la justice ?

18 h – Pour un lieu de Mémoire du génocide des Tutsi à Paris


21 avril & 22 avril – à partir de 10 h : Table de presse & Rencontres avec les auteurs

Présentation du 7eme numéro de La Nuit rwandaise et des travaux et recherches sur les responsabilités françaises dans le génocide des Tutsi



Deux journées qui nous permettront de faire le point sur l'ensemble des éléments nouveaux apparus ces dernières années qui complètent le lourd tableau que la Commission d’enquête citoyenne pouvait déjà dresser, en 2004, des responsabilités françaises dans le génocide des Tutsi.

Ces deux jours seront également l'occasion de réfléchir à la mise en œuvre des campagnes qu'il nous faut déployer pour marquer le vingtième anniversaire de ce crime imprescriptible, qui demande toujours, en France, vérité, justice et réparations.

Nous appelons les individus, collectifs et associations travaillant à la mise en lumière des responsabilités françaises dans le génocide des Tutsi, ainsi que ceux qui s'engagent en soutien des rescapé-e-s, à venir débattre et échanger, pour réfléchir ensemble aux moyens et objectifs à mettre en œuvre et à atteindre en vue de ce vingtième anniversaire.

Vingt ans après le génocide et alors que les responsabilités de l’État français dans ce génocide sont désormais indéniables, il faut mettre un terme au négationnisme d’État qui se refuse toujours à les reconnaître et à les prendre en compte.

Il est indispensable à cette fin d’obtenir l’ouverture des archives aux chercheurs et aux citoyens et donc la levée du secret défense dont on ne peut accepter qu’il serve à couvrir les éventuelles complicités et les responsabilités engagées dans la préparation et l’exécution d’un génocide.

Vingt ans après les faits il est grand temps que justice se fasse. Nous app
elons ainsi à la plus large mobilisation pour que des moyens techniques et matériels soient rassemblés afin de recourir aux tribunaux, sans attendre une reconnaissance politique qui tarde trop à venir.

De même, vingt ans après, il est essentiel que la question des nécessaires réparations cesse d’être une abstraction, et que tout le possible soit fait pour que les rescapés ne demeurent pas plus longtemps dans l’extrême précarité qu’ils connaissent depuis qu’ils ont perdu toutes leurs familles et tous leurs biens.

Ce sont les objectifs de ce vingtième anniversaire.

Nous invitons ceux qui veulent participer à la réflexion sur ces questions essentielles à se réunir, les 21 et 22 avril, au Lavoir Moderne Parisien.


Le Lavoir Moderne Parisien

35 rue Léon, 75018 Paris – Métro Château Rouge

Téléphone: 01 42 52 09 14



La Nuit rwandaise – l'implication française dans le dernier génocide du XXe siècle


Make sound from N-Y to all Theater without Borders for this Event-Meeting.

Laurent BEAUFILS Seyam
Master Research – Standnow-France coordinator
Graduates-ISHS – Yad Vashem
E-mail : seyam07@yahoo.fr
International Phone contact : 00(33) 06 83 95 92 02


Anti-Genocide Performance in Paris: April 20 & 21

« BCAG Procès des criminels français au RWANDA : COUR PENALE INTERNATIONALE DES ENFANTS ! »  de Laurent Beaufils-Seyam.

"BCAG Trial of French Criminals in Rwanda: The International Children's Criminal Court!" by Laurent Beaufils-Seyam

 20 et 21 avril, Théâtre Le Lavoir Parisien, Paris

April 20th and 21st, Theatre Le Lavoir Parisien, Paris, France

Il y aura un colloque avec historiens, experts et survivants, a international meeting organisé avec La Nuit rwandaise.
There will be a discussion with historians, experts and genocide survivors as part of an international meeting organized by The Rwandan Night. 

Laurent BEAUFILS Seyam
Master Research – Standnow-France coordinator
Graduates-ISHS – Yad Vashem
E-mail : seyam07@yahoo.fr
International Phone contact : 00(33) 06 83 95 92 02

Last days for early bird fees: IDEA Paris 2013 Congress

International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) organizes in partnership with the french association ANRAT (Association Nationale de Recherche et d'Action Théâtrale) a world congress devoted to arts education. 

The IDEA Paris 2013 Congress, sponsored by French Ministry of Culture and Communication and UNESCO, is likely to gather around 800 arts education stakeholders in Paris from July, 8th to July, 13th 2013

If you are interested in participating to the Congress, register before March 15th to benefit from early bird fees

For further information, go on www.idea-paris-2013.org

[magdalena] new on the forums / neu in den foren‏

COMMANDO SERENADE 5 Février Marseille
Visiones de la Cubanosofia, Cuba 12 de Febrero
Teatro Ridotto Stagione 2011 – Dedicata a Torgeir Wethal, Feb-May
ZID Mixes Sundays > World Fiesta, Amsterdam 13 February
Catadores de Sonhos, dir. Jadranka Andjelic, Rio de Janiero, Feb / Agosto
Double Edge Summer Training Intensive: June 1-22 USA
20 Years of DAH Theatre, June 11-July 9, Beograd
"La ausencia de todas las cosas", B.A.
The Magdalena Project – international network of women in contemporary theatre
El Proyecto Magdalena: Red Internacional de mujeres en el teatro contemporaneo

TEH Newsletter #1 2011: Welcome to the new year with TEH! (And check out the new videos on TEH TV!)‏

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TEH Picture of the month
This is what it looked like when Mains D'Oeuvres (St Ouen, France) celebrated their 10th Anniversary on December 18th, 2010. Happy Anniversary Mains D'Oeuvres!
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen

Dear readers,

Welcome to TEH Newsletter #1 2011, featuring the latest news from Trans Europe Halles – a European Network of Independent Cultural Centres. The TEH Newsletter is produced by the TEH Coordination Office in Lund, Sweden.

2011 has a lot in store for TEH. As usual two network meetings are on the agenda, the first one in Tartu, Estonia on the 14-17th of April. New projects are starting, other ones are being wrapped up. TEH Members are presenting their fantastic spring programmes. And the days are finally getting longer and lighter outside our windows.

As written about in Newsletter #11 2010, TEH has set up a Solidarity Fund to support our friends in Belarus Free Theatre, who were arrested during the protests against the presidential elections in Belarus in December. Please read more about the situation below, and consider making a contribution – big or small – to the fund.

You will find the new feature "Picture of the month" starting from this issue. We will gladly receive photos from your centres each month (send them to marian[at]teh.net). It's great to see what's going on all around Europe! Also in this Newsletter, there are a bunch calls for artistic grants and residencies just waiting for your applications.

Enjoy the read!
Marian Söderholm, Office Manager and
Anna Weitz, Marketing & Communication Manager

Celebrate Music Freedom Day with TEH!
On 3rd March 2011, several TEH centres will participate in the global campaign Music Freedom Day.

At ufaFabrik (Berlin, Germany), plans for Music Freedom Day are going well. The day wil
l focus on Cambodia, including a collage with live music, documentary films and delicious food. The idea is to highlight the situation of musicians and artists in past and present-day Cambodia.

Registration for TEH Meeting 71 has opened!
TEH Members, Friends and invited Guests are now warmly welcome to register for TEH Meeting 71 at Creative Center Carnation (Noor-Eesti Loomekeskus in Estonian) in Tartu, Estonia. The Meeting will take place between 14-17th April 2011 and the theme is "Shifting Gears".

Platform Art Project at Tabacka
In November last year Tabacka Kulturfabrik (Kosice, Slovakia) hosted four presentations of centres from Trans Europe Halles. Platform Art is a project focused on propagation of independent cultural centres from around Europe. See the video from Platform Art in Kosice on TEH TV!

NEXT Festival at A4
In December 2010, A4 (Bratislava, Slovakia) was the scene of the 11th edition of NEXT Festival for Advanced Music. "Maybe the best experience of the festival", says Lenka Bednárová at A4, "was the energetic music performance of the acoustic trio The Thing from Sweden and Norway" (Paal Nilssen-Love from The Thing pictured above).

New videos on TEH TV
you can watch videos from the CHANGING ROOM workshop "The Art of Sustainability" in Paris in June 2010, and the Platform Art workshop in Kosice that took place in December. Enjoy!

Help us support Belarus Free Theatre fight for freedom and justice
– TEH Solidarity Fund open for contributions

Following the Belarus post-election crackdown on opposition candidates and protesters in December 2010, TEH set up a solidarity fund to support the TEH Friend organisation Belarus Free Theatre in their fight for freedom and justice in Belarus.

We believe that an economic help can make a small relief in their struggle. Help us support their fight for a democratic Belarus by making a contribution to the TEH Solidarity Fund for Belarus Free Theatre.

On the TEH website there is a list of the donations that have reached the fund as of today. Thank you all for taking action against Europe’s last dictatorship!

Subcase Circus Fair at Subtopia
Swedish circus, variety and street art are part of a growing movement. Audience interest is increasing and more and more venues and festivals present shows of these art forms. On the 17th -18th of February 2011, the third edition of Subcase Circus Fair will take place at Subtopia (Botkyrka, Sweden).
Photo: Ludvig Duregård / 2funny

New premieres at Łaźnia Nowa
Łaźnia Nowa Theatre (Cracow, Poland) present two new premieres within the framework of a project dedicated to Sławomir Mrożek. The two stage productions – “Mrożek Performance” and “The Fall of the Eagle’s Nest” (Polish: “Upadek orlego gniazda”) will be shown on 27th-29th January.

Röda Sten presents: Testaments Betrayed
Röda Sten (Göteborg, Sweden) is proud to present “Testaments Betrayed” – the first comprehensive solo exhibition of Loulou Cherinet in Sweden. Cherinet's photographic and video based work is rich with references to cinema and documentary filmmaking.
Photo: Loulou Cherinet

Ambassador in Focus: Sandy Fitzgerald
TEH Ambassador Sandy Fitzgerald is a bit of a legend in Trans Europe Halles, with more than 20 years in the network. He is the former TEH Delegate of City Arts (Dublin, Ireland) who now works as a freelancer in various cultural projects, and who has a secret wish of being the Pope…

Fabryka Trzciny leaves Trans Europe Halles
Fabryka Trzciny (Warsaw, Poland) has decided to end their membership in TEH. We would like to thank everyone at Fabryka Trzciny for their involvement in the network and wish them good luck with their future projects!


Cultural Cooperation Placements in Moldova & Ukraine – Tandem Project. Deadline: 15th February.

International Symposium: The Language of Art and Music, Berlin, 17-20th February

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: Forum for Young Leaders, Berlin, 14-20th February

Residency at Lake Victoria Residence Arts Centre Kenya. Application is ongoing.

Open call to artists above 45 – Jeune Creation. Deadline: March 1st

Call for X-OP Residencies at Association for Culture and Education KIBLA

Call for artists to create mural designs/sculptures/installations in Noyant Gravoyére. Deadline: March 1st

From On-The-Move: Stockholm Fringe Festival is looking for talent! Deadline: 22nd March.

From On-The Move: 2011 Application deadlines from the Nordic-Baltic Culture Mobility Fund

TEH supports we are more
we are more (2010-2013) is a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign set up by Culture Action Europe.

50 members in 26 countries
Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a European network of independent cultural centres. It was founded in 1983 and has 50 members and 13 Friend organisations in 26 countries.

***Follow and interact with TEH on Facebook and Twitter***
Help raising the visibility of TEH by suggesting our fan page to your Facebook friends. We now have over 1,300 fans – thanks for your precious support!

Also, check out and upload your own photos to the TEH Flickr photo pool!

The Gaza Monologues at the UN‏

The Gaza Mono-Logues

On November 20, 2010, twenty-six young actors representing twenty-one countries arrive in New York City to perform The Gaza Mono-Logues. 

(Italy-France-Belgium-The Netherlands-UK-Germany-Swiss-Hungary-Norway-Sweden-Greece-

Palestine-Lebanon-Tunisia-Jordan-Pakistan-Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe-Gambia-Trinidad-USA)

Directors Iman Aoun (ASHTAR Theatre, Palestine) and Shauna Kanter (VOICETheatre, NYC) will create with them a performance of these texts in all their different languages.

A public performance is hosted by La MaMa E.T.C on Sunday 28th at 8PM in The Club.

Two performances will take place in the United Nations for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, November 29th at 12:30PM in Conference Hall 2 right after the Special Meeting, and in the evening at 6.30PM in the public lobby around the opening exhibition of UNRWA, Summer Games in Gaza.

Olivia Magnan de Bornier: 718 974 1240 olivia@thegazamonologues.com
Interviews available in English, French, Arabic.

on the move Newsflash 11/2010‏

November 17, 2010

www.on-the-move.org is a cultural mobility information network that aims to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide. On-the-Move provides international cultural mobility information, engages in research, capacity building and advocacy mediating between the network members, other grassroots organisations and policy makers.

Please send your mobility news and opportunities to the Editor: info@on-the-move.org

News from On the Move

La lettre d'information mensuelle est disponible aussi en Français! Monthly newsletter is also available in French!Grâce au soutien du Ministère Français de la Culture et Communication, la Newsflash est maintenant traduite en Français chaque mois et envoyée quelques jours après la version originale en Anglais.

Grants for Mobility

Joint Mobility Fund Roberto Cimetta and Marseille-Provence 2013 new dates (deadlines: 30 Nov, 25 Feb, 22 Apr, 26 Aug)The Cimetta Fund, Euro-Mediterranean arts mobility programme and Marseille-Provence 2013 – European capital of culture announce new dates for their joint Mobility Fund in 2010 and 2011. This Fund supports artistic creation in the Euro-Med region in the contemporary performing arts (theatre, dance, circus/street/puppet art) music, visual arts, digital arts, photography, film, new writing, playwriting, storytelling, poetry, transdisciplinary projects.

Calls for participation

Call for proposals for the European Festival of Contemporary Dance, 28 June – 4 July, Bytom and Krakow, Poland (deadline: 28 February)The Silesian Dance Theatre in cooperation with EUNIC-European Union National Institutes of Culture are seeking emerging, young artists from all over EU with dance works to be presented as part of the European Festival of Contemporary Dance, Bytom and Kraków, June 28th – July 4th, 2011.CASCAS call for applications for a 6-day tour of the street arts and circus context of Sweden, Belgium, Finland or UK (deadline: 30 November)CASCAS is a European project led by organisations who provide information and advice on the circus and street arts at a national level. By offering facilitated tours of the circus and street arts context within Sweden, Belgium, Finland and UK, CASCAS will encourage the exchange of ideas and expertise across Europe, with the aim of assisting people in the circus and street arts sectors to further develop their working knowledge.Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes call for emerging creation video cinema FIPA 2011, Biarritz, France (deadline: 30 November)The Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes in partnership with the emerging creation programme of the International Festival of Audiovisual Programmes – FIPA – of Biarritz launch a new call for applications.


Summer International Fellowship Programme for art managers at the Ken
nedy Center, Washington, D.C., USA (deadline: 1 December)
The Devos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts announces a Summer International Fellowship Programme to provide practical experience to 20 mid-to-high level arts leaders currently working in international nonprofit performing arts organisations outside the USA.EFA Atelier for Young Festival Managers – Open Call for Application, May-Singapore and October-Izmir-Turkey (deadlines: 17 December and 7 February)The European Festivals Association (EFA) announces the launch of the Open Call for Application for two editions of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers in 2011: SINGAPORE from 14-21 May 2011, and IZMIR/Turkey 2011 from 24-31 October 2011.


Workshop Foundation call for applications RESEARCH INTO THE UNKNOWN – improvisational laboratory, 28 Feb-9 May 2011, Budapest, Hungary (deadline: 20 December)Artist-in-residence programme in Budapest, Hungary, taking place between 28th February to 9th May, 2011, organised by the Workshop Foundation and proposing to explore "Improvisation in dance and other artforms, and its relation to awareness and perception of performer and audience".Call for Entries for the PACT Zollverein residencies from August to December 2011, Germany (deadline: 13 December)From August to December 2011 PACT Zollverein is offering a residency programme for the development and realisation of projects and productions, which is open to professional artists from both Germany and abroad working in the fields of dance, performance, media art or music.Caravansarai announces two residencies periods in 2011, Istanbul, Turkey (deadline for summer residencies: 15 January)Caravansarai proposes seasonal live/work programmes open to artists, creators and researchers interested in living and working in Istanbul, Turkey for periods of a few weeks to a few months. In addition to the one-month residencies available for the months of May – August, 2011, it has short 2-week residencies available from February 1-13th and March 15-31st, 2011.


7th Euro-American Campus on Cultural Cooperation, 30 November-3 December, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, SpainThe 7th Euro-American Campus on Cultural Cooperation will take place from 30 November to 3 December in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain) under the general theme of “Culture, Cooperation and Local Development”. The Campus main focus will be on cultural practice and the promotion of a clearer and deeper vision of the cultural dimension of development at local level.Sharjah Art Foundation March Meeting 2011 Call for Presentation Proposals, 13-15 March, Sharjat, United Arab Emirates (deadline: 29 November)Artists, art practitioners and institutions based or active in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia are invited to apply for the opportunity to make a formal presentation on a current or future art project at the 4th edition of the March Meeting organised by Sharjah Art Foundation, taking place from March 13th to 15th in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.


Ramon Roca Boncompte International Award For Cultural Management Studies (deadline: 1 April 2011)With the aim of contributing to the development of dissemination of research in the field of cultural management at the European level, Ros Roca Group and FiraTàrrega have launched the Ramon Roca Boncompte International Award for Cultural Management Studies. Prize: €6,000.

Regional focus: Asia

Performing Arts Meeting (TPAM) & IETM Satellite Meeting, 14th – 20th February 2011,Yokohama, JapanIETM members are warmly invited to attend the next Asia Satellite meeting in Yokohama (Japan) from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th February 2011 and to stay on for a renewed-concept TPAM Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th February.Korea Arts Management Service call for “Funding for International Collaborative Project” (deadline: 30 November)The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) are accepting applications for financial support under the “Funding for International Collaborative Project”. Please bear in mind that only the Korean partner can apply to the open call.

Regional Focus: Euro-Mediterranean

Fondation Marc de Montalembert call for applications from the Mediterranean region for young people under 30 years old (deadline: 31 December)The Marc de Montalembert Grant (7,000 EUR) helps young people from countries bordering the Mediterranean sea and below 30 years of age, to implement projects dedicated to the knowledge of the cultures or arts and crafts in this region.

Mobility project space

Re-tooling residencies: International Conference on Artistic Residencies followed by exchange programme for emerging professionalsRe-tooling residencies aims at creating an exchange programme for eight cultural professionals who want to start a new residency programme in a south eastern European country where residencies are less established.HALMA grants programme for writersHALMA grants programme for writers aims at organising a broad writers’ exchange programme among literary centres from all over Europe.Rendez-VousRendez-Vous is a multidisciplinary mobility programme that makes use of eight European artist residency centres which cross Europe east to west and aims at giving rise to a mobility model which can be transposed to all artistic disciplines.

Partner search

The Delta Ensemble's European Project is looking for partnersThe Delta Ensemble's European Project is looking both for cultural organisations and for performers and creative artists, in order to form an international artistic team that would be able to appropriate and to increase the Delta Ensemble's creative know-how and make up a network of operators – co-organisers and associated partners – that would like to build together with the EU this project of cultural cooperation.


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Trans Europe Halles – TEH Newsletter #9 2010: TEH releases Open Source code for the CHANGING ROOM MatchMaker!

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Dear readers,

Welcome to TEH Newsletter #9 2010, featuring the latest news from Trans Europe Halles – a European Network of Independent Cultural Centres. The TEH Newsletter is produced by the TEH Coordination Office in Lund, Sweden.

TEH's mobility pilot project CHANGING ROOM is approaching its final exciting steps. The Sibelius Academy has made their conclusions of the CHANGING ROOM Study, and the publication is now being edited and designed. Next week cultural operators from 11 different organisations working with community filmmaking will get together at Subtopia (Stockholm, Sweden) for the last training within the project. The Staff Exchange programme was, as reported in the last newsletter, concluded by the Summer Camp in Amsterdam earlier this autumn and we are now presenting a series of video interviews that was made with the participants and the organisers during the camp. Watch them all on TEH TV.
Finally, in this newsletter, we are happy to announce that TEH has decided to release the open source code for the CHANGING ROOM MatchMaker which is the part of the Toolkit that until today has been tested exclusively inside of TEH.

Keep on reading to find out what else is happening in the network.

Best wishes,
Anna Weitz, Marketing & Communications Manager and
Marian Söderholm, Communications & Office Assistant

Culture Action Europe launches the campaign
we are more

On October 7th in Brussels, Culture Action Europe launched the Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign we are more. As a founding member of Culture Action Europe, TEH intends to work closely with our members and Culture Action Europe to support the campaign.

The campaign will run until 2013 and concrete campaign activities for Trans Europe Halles members will be planned starting from 2011. As well as mobilising Culture Action Europe’s membership, we are more will seek to mobilise everyone who cares about culture in Europe. In order to increase the chances of the campaign demands to be successful, Trans Europe Halles members are encouraged to already now start to give visibility to the campaign. Simple tools for doing so can be found on the "join" section of the campaign website.

TEH releases the Open Source code for the CHANGING ROOM MatchMaker: Facebook4org
Does your organisation need a tool for online communication and matchmaking? Are many of your members on Facebook? Then we have good news for you! Following requests from several cultural associations, TEH has decided to release the open-source code with which the CHANGING ROOM MatchMaker was created: the Facebook4org application code. This means that any developer can customize and install the application for any organisation, for free.

Find out how the application works by entering the demo version here. Read more and download the Facebook4org code for developers here

Civil Societies Connect at ASEM 8 Summit in Brussels
Trans Europe Halles was invited to the Asia-Europe Foundation’s 4th Connecting Civil Societies of Asia and Europe Conference, “Challenging Challenges, New Ideas” in Brussels, Belgium on the 1st-3rd of October. Camille Dumas from Mains d'Oeuvres (St Ouen, France) represented TEH at the workshop “Sustainable Creative Cities: The role of the arts in globalized urban context”.

TEH visits École de Cirque in Brussels, Belgium
During their recent stay in Brussels, Birgitta Persson and Marian Söderholm from the TEH Coordination Office visited Ècole de Cirque, a school for circus performers of all ages, hosted in a beautiful 19th Century former train station in the Molenbeek-Saint-Jean district. It also hosts the office of the European Youth Circus and Education Network Caravan.

Tabačka Kuturfabrik attends GOGOLFEST Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine
The conference, entitled "The project of cultural transformation of post-industrial Kyiv district Vydubychi and creation of GOGOLFEST cultural center", took place on the 8th of October in Ukraine's capital. GOGOLFEST is a pilot social-cultural project which aims to create a place for cultural education and production, and will open in 2012 in Kyiv. Lukas Berberich from Tabačka Kulturfabrik (Košice, Slovakia) reports from the conference.

Interzona at the ArtVerona Art Fair
On 14th – 18th October, TEH Member Interzona (Verona, Italy) was invited to INDEPENDENTS, a section of the ArtVerona Contemporary Art Fair created by Fuoribiennale, where independent cultural centres and non-profit spaces had the chance to show how they work and experiment with contemporary arts.
Photo: Dea Longo

Röda Sten seminar discussed cultural volunteering
Röda Sten (Göteborg, Sweden) held a seminar on the 18th of October to present their pilot study on volunteers in the cultural sector, and the recently published report ”Volunteers, commitment and cultural organisations”.

Photo: Marian Söderholm

Łaźnia Nowa present new repertoir in revamped building
On the 15th and 16th of October, Łaźnia Nowa Theatre (Cracow, Poland) re-opened after an extensive renovation. The new repertoir is full of exciting performances and premieres, including a one-year project dedicated to the Polish dramatist and writer Sławomir Mrożek.

Member in Focus: CuLTUREN
CuLTUREN (Västerås, Sweden) is a multi-disciplinary centre where cinemas, theatre groups, experimental music collectives, local radio producers, art exhibitions, conferences, café visitors, college students, circus performers and many more all share the same roof.

Ambassador in Focus: Philippe Grombeer
This month's Ambassador in Focus is TEH's founder Philippe Grombeer, who now works at Théâtre des Doms in Avignon. In this interview he tells us about the birth of Trans Europe Halles in 1983, and how he envisions the network's 30th anniversary.

CHANGING ROOM Staff Exchange interviews on TEH TV
Several video interviews with participants in the CHANGING ROOM Staff Exchange Programme have now been uploaded to TEH TV. The interviews were done during the CHANGING ROOM Summer Camp in Amsterdam this summer. There is also a video report from the camp including interviews with the CHANGING ROOM Project Manager Paul Bogen and Staff Exchange Programme Manager Annette Wolfsberger. A big thanks to Linda Konone (NOASS, Riga) who made the videos!

Register now for Re:imagining Cultural Space Conference in Stockholm
Intercult in collaboration with Culture Action Europe and Orionteatern presents Re:Imagining Cultural Space on 17th – 19th November at Orionteatern in Stockholm, Sweden – an international conference and lab on the policy and practice of flexible art spaces and cultural organisations in Europe.

YEAH! Award – First European award for music education and outreach projects
YEAH! Young EARopean Award 2011 is the new European competition for creative minds and musical ideas that arouse their audience’s enthusiasm for music with imaginative and innovative productions.
The first award ceremony will be held on November 19th 2011.

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51 members
in 26 countries

Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a European network of independent cultural centres. It was founded in 1983 and has 51 members and 13 Friend organisations in 26 countries. CHANGING ROOM is the biggest project of TEH today.

CHANGING ROOM – what is it?
CHANGING ROOM is a pilot project looking for new ways enhancing the cross-border mobility of cultural operators in Europe. It includes workshops, staff exchanges, an academic study and an online toolkit.

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22° Laboratorio Internazionale, Teatro delle Radici, 21 agosto – 4 settembre
TeatroNatura, Italia, Agosto 2010
Rapsodia per giganti, Trickster Teatro, Italia, 21 agosto
Breaking the Surface, Susana Lei'ataua, NZ, August 22 & 26
Pantheatre Workshops, Sept-November, France
Laboratorio Teatral del Teatro delle Radici, Lima Peru, enero-feb 2011
(*inscripción – 15 de septiembre 2010*)
Taller de Melodrama, Buenos Aires, de 14 a 17 Septiembre
Sneaking In, Somehow 8th till 18th Sept. Amsterdam, Holland

Boletín Magdalena 2ªgeneración agosto 2010 – Ana Woolf escribe sobre VÉRTICE 2010, Festival Magdalena en Florianópolis
Creation du choeur féminin "La belle équipe"
Physical Theatre Courses, Birmingham, Autumn 2010
Performers Exchange Project at NACL, USA, 18 Sept
"Mierda!!! me enamoré", Nadia Marillo, Peru
Short & Girlie Productions August News
Biblioteca Torgeir Wethal

"Art & Practice" Magdalena Aotearoa Gathering, 29 August, NZ
Vértice Brasil – reports and photos
"Women Behind Bars", until Sept 11, USA

Choreographic Marathon, Dec 17-19, Toronto (proposal deadline mid-October)
Taller de Josefina Baez, 12-21 abril 2011, Peru

Call to everyone: 25th anniversary Magdalena Project book
"The Threat of Silence", Wales, 9-27 September
The Childhood Path Project, Buenos Aires, 12-16 septiembre
Workshop Pilates-physical theatre in Barcelona, 15-17 Sept
Se estrenó Corazón Verde tatuado

GORDAS en Peru, 11, 18, 25 de setiembre

Eventi O Thiasos, Settembre 2010, Italia

Magdalena Segundo Generacíon encuentro 2010, Buenos Aires

TWTP: Blind Spots by Colette Freedman, 19 Sept, USA

Laboratorio condotto da Cora Herrendorf, Ottobre 2010 Italia

101010 UpStage Festival, online, 10-11 October 2010

Seminaria con Lina Della Rocca, Bologna, 11-15 Nov.

S/HE: Turkish/American collaboration, premiering 2011

DAH Teater on tour in the USA, Sept-November 2010
Eventi O Thiasos Europarc 2010, Italia, 29-30 settembre
THERE IS A FIELD: A Global Call to Theatrical Action

"The Space Inside" – Maria Porter
New book on women who perform as men, by Diane Torr
Call for Partners – Theatre Training – Turkey, July 2011

GORDAS en Villa Gesell, 6-7 octubre, B.A.
Teatro delle Radici: 30° anniversario, 8-15 ottobre, Switzerland
City of Women, Ljubljana, 8-17 October
OBRA "MUJERES FEAS", Colombia, 8-9 October
101010 UpStage Festival schedule announced, 10-11 Oct, online
"No Door On Her Mouth", 11-12 October, Brisbane
TWTP: "Bridge & Tunnel", 14 Oct-7 Nov, USA
XIV Encuentro: mujeres Iberoamérica en las artes escénicas, 21-24 Octubre, Cadiz

Caridad Svich "The House of the Spirits" til 23 October, USA
Feministicki Kros(s), 26 oktobar, Beograd
Giving Voice 12, book now! 10-14 Nov. Pontedera Teatro Italy
The Magdalena Project – international network of women in contemporary theatre
El Proyecto Magdalena: Red Internacional de mujeres en el teatro contemporaneo

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