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Dear readers, 

Welcome to TEH Newsletter #6 2010, featuring the latest news from Trans Europe Halles – a European Network of Independent Cultural Centres. 

In this issue you willl find information about the upcoming TEH Meeting 70 (!) in Leipzig, Germany, and, among many other things, calls for applications to two highly interesting CHANGING ROOM workshops. 

The TEH newsletter is produced by the TEH Coordination Office in Lund, Sweden, which last week was delighted to welcome Marian Söderholm to the new position as Communications and Office Assistant. 

Due to summer holidays, there won't be any July edition of the TEH Newsletter. 

See you again in August! 

Anna Weitz, TEH Marketing & Communication Manager 

Vibrant Moritzbastei hosts 
TEH Meeting 70 on the theme ”Art. Culture. Business”. 

The next TEH Network Meeting on September 9-12th will be held at Moritzbastei, a cultural centre located in an old bastion in Leipzig, Germany. The building, dating back to 1551, will for an intense few autumn days be filled with activity, when TEH Members and Friends gather for the 70th time to exchange ideas, knowledge, and…cheese. 

The programme of TEH Meeting 70 includes a Capacity Building Day as a part of the mobility- and professional development pilot project CHANGING ROOM. Workshops will be held on topics such as Strategic Financial Planning, Finance for Beginners, Sustainable Cultural Centres and Bar & Catering Management. 

The original Moritzbastei building was ruined in the Second World War, but was rebuilt in the 1970’s. The centre opened as a students’ club in 1982, and since 1989 it has been open to all visitors, offering everything from concerts and play performances to readings and exhibitions. 

Visits to some other interesting cultural centres in Leipzig are also planned during the meeting, as well as a boat tour on the city’s new waterways. Trans Europe Halles welcomes Members and Friends to an interesting and eye-opening meeting in the only remaining part of the ancient city fortifications of Leipzig!

Register now! 
'SOMETHIN' FROM NOTHIN' – Developing International 
Artist Residency with Limited Financial Resources 

CHANGING ROOM workshop at Culture Factor Polymer, Tallinn, Estonia, 6-8th of August 2010 

Would you like to see more developed outcomes from your artist residency (AIR) program? Have you thought about offering an AIR program at your culture centre but you don’t think you have sufficient resources or support? Then join the workshop 'Somethin’ from Nothin’ where Estonian and international artists, teachers and culture professionals share their knowledge and experience about how to run effective international AIR programs with limited financial resources. 

'Somethin’ from Nothin’ takes place at the TEH member centre Polymer situated in a former Soviet-era toy and plastics factory located in Tallinn, Estonia. Since 2004 it has been a unique location for cultural production including international artist residency and educational programming. 

The workshop includes lectures, a symposium, video screenings, exhibitions, performances, parties and opportunities for discussion. Simple accommodations in the factory can be arranged if needed. 

Limited numbers of participants. Deadline for registration is July 16th. 

Register now! 
'COMMUNITY FILMMAKING' 

CHANGING ROOM workshop at Subtopia, Stockholm, Sweden, 27-29th of October, 2010 

Many people and organizations, outside and inside TEH, are offering basic filmmaking skills to their local communities to enable disadvantaged groups and people in general to tell their own stories, and change their worlds. This is an opportunity to learn from each other by sharing concepts, methods, tips & tricks. 

Trans Europe Halles Media Network and Subtopia invites you to “Community Filmmaking”, a Changing Room regional workshop. The 3-day workshop is focused on all forms of process oriented production in the field where film and social development meets. 
Topics that will be covered include : 
* How to motivate participants 
* How to raise the quality of the films 
* How to spread the films 

So whether you call your work “Participatory Video”, “Citizen Media” or “The Ghetto Film School” – join the workshop! 

New staff member 
at TEH Coordination Office in Lund 

As of June 14th 2010, Marian Söderholm is working half-time as Communications and Office Assistant at the Trans Europe Halles Coordination Office. Marian recently graduated as a Cultural Project Manager from Kulturverkstan in Göteborg, Sweden. She has previously done internships at the TEH Coordination Office as well as at TEH Member centre ufaFabrik in Berlin. Other experiences include studies in theatre, literature and organic gardening! 

TEH Ambassador in Focus: Paul Bogen 
Paul Bogen is the project manager of TEH's mobility pilot CHANGING ROOM, but also a TEH Ambassador. 

He was first introduced to TEH in 1993, at the 34th TEH meeting in Bergen, Norway and for several years he was the president of the TEH Executive Committee. 

Gerard Lohuis at P60 awarded Best Director of the year 
On the 26th of May the ‘Gala of Pop Music’ was held at Melkweg Rabozaal (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), which is a yearly awards event of the Dutch pop venues, festivals and musicians. 
And the award 'The Best Director of the year' went to Gerard Lohuis from TEH Member P60 (Amstelveen, The Netherlands)! Gerard was a nominated to this award both in 2008 and 2009, this year he finally got it! 

First Exchange workshop of 'Water Sinking Cities' starts today
Today, on June 21st, the Water Sinking Cities project kicks off in Riga. Eight Dutch and Latvian media artists participate in this first exchange workshop of the project, leading to an audio-visual live performance taking place at NOASS (Riga, Latvia) on Saturday June 26th. 

During the workshop the artists will research the local environment to work on the setting theme of the project: Water as the element of nature that connects Baltic Sea and North Sea, Water embedded in sinking cities reflection. 

The research, as well as the ideas and visions developed during the workshop, will be presented to the public on the last day of the exchange. The project team especially welcomes all TEH members to the presentation, and of course to the live show on Saturday night. 

The next step of the project is the exchange workshop at P60 (Amstelveen, The Netherlands) in September. 

Check out the WSC project promo video on TEH TV! 

CHANGING ROOM Workshop 
at Mains d’Oeuvres discussed sustainable cultural practices

20 participants from several European countries recently engaged in a 3-day workshop entitled ”Developing the Art of Sustainability in Cultural Centres” at Mains d’Œuvres (St Ouen, France) as a part of the CHANGING ROOM project. Between June 17-19th 2010, cultural practitioners gathered to discuss the term ”sustainability” and its importance to their organisations. 

Topics included the economical, social, ecological and cultural aspects of sustainability, and how to integrate these in future work. Agenda 21 for Culture was brought up as a method of implementation, in which cultural diversity is defined as an individual right for everyone. ”It is a strong political choice to prove that art and culture are cornerstones in our society”, says Camille Dumas, coordinator of the workshop. 

The workshop was video documented and clips will soon be available online.

Z-Bau goes Hauptmarkt with the 'Z-Bau Saved' Festival! 
On Sunday June 27th it will be all about the Cultural Centre Z-Bau on the Nuremberg Hauptmarkt (the famous market place in Nürnberg). Under the slogan "Z-Bau Saved", a cultural festival will be held and for the first time, the Z-Building presents its entire range right in the centre of Nürnberg. 

Info booths of artists and persons involved in Z-Bau, presentations of art as well as a great variety of kids entertainment and join-in activities set the frame for the stage programme. Visitors will be offered a huge variety of the Z-Bau's cultural programme free of charge: the versatile range varies from DJ-ing to juggling, trapeze artistry, baroque music, Klezmer, Swing, Folk rock, Reggae and Rock 'n' Roll culminating in Techno and Hiphop. 

Z-Bau is under risk of being closed down by the City of Nürnberg, which has led to protests on local and international level. Many TEH members have taken action in supporting Z-Bau in this struggle. 

Contributions and presentations regarding Z-Bau's current and future situation will round off 
the festival before the rave and techno icon Marusha enters the stage. 

Intercultural Dialogue as an EU Culture Programme objective? 
Trans Europe Halles is a member of Platform for Intercultural Europe – a network that connects the work of grass-roots practitioners, associations, public bodies and European institutions, forming strong links between cultural practice and cultural policy. The network’s annual meeting was held on the 8th of June 2010 in Brussels on the topic “Intercultural Capacity Building and EU Advocacy”. 

Dusica Parezanovic, TEH Delegate at REX (Belgrade, Serbia), represented TEH at the meeting. Dusica is highly involved in the subject of intercultural dialogue in her work. 

Call for submissions to the 10th Waterpieces 2010 International Video Art Festival' at NOASS 
This year’s WATERPIECES International video and contemporary art festival will take place from 3-5th of September at NOASS (Riga, Latvia). As usual, the festival will collate contemporary video art from Latvia, as well as presenting international video art programmes. Works must be submitted by the August 1st.

Mains d’Oeuvres resident company searches for partners 
Communauté Inavouable, resident theatre company at Mains d’Œuvres (St Ouen, France), are currently looking for partners to organise a new session of A Museum (Theater). A Museum (Theater) is an interactive installation inspired by Heiner Müller’s play Hamlet-Machine. 

TEH Meeting 69 on TEH TV! 
Get a feel of the latest TEH Meeting that took place at the A38 ship in Budapest in May. Were you there? Then you'll for sure you find some familiar faces 

MORE 

MEMBER NEWS 
Video art exhibition [EN]CLOSURE by Eva Olsson and Jonas Nilsson at NOASS' gallery. 
“Captain Enrico Clock” has opened a summer Grill bar at NOASS floating gallery BETANOVUSS 

GRANTS & ARTISTIC CALLS 
Call for applications to Gulliver Connect mobility programme. Deadline July 10th, 2010. 

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48 members 
in 26 countries 

Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a European network of independent cultural centres. It was founded in 1983 and has 48 members and 11 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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