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Dear readers, 

Welcome to TEH Newsletter #7 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. 

Autumn is slowly but surely creeping up on us. This means it's time for the second TEH Meeting of the year! Preparations for TEH Meeting 70 at Moritzbastei in Leipzig, Germany are well underway, and registrations are flowing in. 

Also in this newsletter, you can read about what some TEH members have been up to this summer. WhileSubtopia (Stockholm, Sweden) are gearing up for the most exciting circus festival of the year, EVS volunteers are finalising the exchange project Water. Sinking Cities, and Parkteatret Scene (Oslo, Norway) are enjoying their new, improved centre. 

Autumn is a time for new beginnings, and Trans Europe Halles welcomes you all to an eventful second half of 2010! 

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

TEH Meeting 70 almost fully booked! 
The upcoming TEH Meeting at Moritzbastei (Leipzig, Germany) is drawing ever closer, and TEH is happy to announce that it is almost fully booked. The meeting, which takes place between 9th -12th September, will address the theme "Arts. Culture. Business". The programme includes a CHANGING ROOM Training Day as well as excursions on the topic. 

We warmly recommend those passing Berlin on their way to Leipzig to stop by at TEH Member centreufaFabrik for a guided tour on Wednesday 8th September! 

TEH Meeting 69 Report now online! 
Trans Europe Halles’ spring meeting took place between May 6-9th 2010 at cultural centre A3
 in Budapest, Hungary on the theme "Broadening Activities"

A38 is the reincarnation of a Ukranian stone-carrier ship located on the Danube river in central Budapest, which for four days hosted over 120 TEH Members, Friends and guests. 

The TEH Meeting 69 report, including photos and feedback from participants, can now be downloaded from the TEH website. 

CHANGING ROOM Summer Camp gathers participants of the Staff Exchange programme 
Between the 29th of August and 3rd of September participants of the CHANGING ROOM Staff Exchange will meet at P60 (Amstelveen) and Melkweg(Amsterdam) for the CHANGING ROOM Summer Camp. 

The Summer Camp is the final stage of the Staff Exchange programme and will include evaluation sessions, case-studies and workshops in creative thinking and professional development. 

Call for participants to the last CHANGING ROOM workshop: 'COMMUNITY FILMMAKING' at Subtopia 
Stockholm, Sweden, 27-29th of October, 2010 

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the last workshop within the CHANGING ROOM pilot. The workshop is open to everyone inside or outside of TEH who wants to develop their skills in process oriented production in the field where film and social development meets. 

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. 

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

Tabacka Kulturfabrik at Young Urban Leaders forum in Shanghai 
TEH Delegate Lukas Berberichfrom Tabačka Kulturfabrik(Košice, Slovakia) recently participated in the Young Urban Leaders forum, a part of the Shanghai Expo. The forum, which took place between 26th – 28th July, sought to critically explore and bring different perspectives on the theme of the 2010 Expo “Better city, better life.” 

TEH at freeDimensional's meeting "Creative Resistance" 
This summer Katharina Trabert from OZU (Monteleone Sabino, Italy) attended freeDimensional's "Creative Resistance – An intersecing networks meeting" in Ontario, Canada. 

More than 20 organisations from Europe, Asia, Africa, South- and North America participated, all working with issues around arts, culture and social justice. 

Second Chance opening conference in Nuremberg 
TEH Delegates Stuba Nicolafrom Kaapelitehdas (Helsinki, Finland) and Sigrid Niemerfrom ufaFabrik (Berlin, Germany) were invited to speak at the opening conference of the three-year EU Project "Second Chance – From industrial use to creative impulse" in Nuremberg on July 15th. 

Röda Sten presents "The Harassed Bodies of Arabian Men" 
As part of the Dance- and Theatre Festival in Göteborg, Sweden, TEH Member Röda Sten and Teater Tribunalen host an installation by Mellika Melouani Melani, Bengt Gomér and Daniel Andersson between 26th – 29th August. The project addresses the newly-coined term “home-grown terrorists” and is based on interviews with Muslim men. 
Photo: Mats Bäcker 

Unique circus stage inaugurated at Subtopia in September 
Subtopia (Stockholm, Sweden) invite you to Subtopiafestivalen on 2nd – 4th September: four days of exclusive circus performances and much more. September 2nd is also the day of the grand opening of Hangaren – a 2.300m2 multi-arena and the first permanent circus stage in Sweden since 1893. 

NOASS and JOHAN Centrum take part in nomadic mobility programme Parkinprogress 
TEH Members Culture and Arts project NOASS (Riga, Latvia) and JOHAN Centrum (Pilsen, Czech Republic) have, together with four other organizations, received a grant for a three-year period (1st May 2010 – 31st December 2013) for the nomadic mobility programme Parkinprogress

First ever contemporary art biennial in Ural industrial region 
The city of Ekaterinburg in Russia will for the first time ever host the Ural Industrial Biennial of contemporary art, entitled Shockworkers of the Mobile Image, between 8th September – 10th October 2010. Initiated by The National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), the biennial will focus on the region's industrial past and post-industrial present through media such as film and typography. 

TEH Ambassador in Focus: Sabina Schebrak 
This month's Ambassador in Focus, Sabina Schebrak, lives in Vienna, Austria, where she runs a booking agency for world music and jazz. 

Sabina has been involved in Trans Europe Halles since 1989, and recently had a chat with TEH delegate Petar Todorov to share her favourite TEH memories from the past two decades. 

TEH Delegate participates in Fellowship Programme 
This July, Elena Tupyseva fromProekt Fabrika (Moscow, Russia) participated in the Summer International Fellowship Programme at the John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts in Washington. The main focus of the programme, says Elena, is to learn more about methods in strategic planning in arts organisations. 

Friend in Focus: LXFactory 
LX Factory is a unique place, not only because of its history but also because of the location – it is currently the only TEH Friend centre in Portugal. 

Located in a 23.000m2 old thread and fabrics factory, LXFactory is a "creative island" in Lisbon, also described as a "factory of experiences where intervention, thought, production is made possible". 

Water. Sinking Cities on TEH TV 
You can now watch videos from the ongoing art/exchange project Water. Sinking Cities on TEH TV! 

Also, don't miss the final presentation and after-party of Water. Sinking Cities on 18th September. Eight media artists from Latvia and The Netherlands will perform in two interactive audiovisual performances at TEH Member centre P60(Amstelveen, The Netherlands) during the Amstelveen Stadspleinfestival. Afterwards, the streams will lead the Latvian and Dutch artists to the WSC after-party, where the Water DJ & VJ set will play all night. 

"In water we trust. 
Let’s get wet!! 


Z-Bau in Nuremberg is saved! 

NOASS invites you to Riga in September 

Parkteatret Scene – bigger and better 

New guidelines for STEP Beyond travel grants from the European Cultural Foundation 

Nordic Culture Point announces adjustments in mobility grants 

Festivals in Transition (FIT) announces an open call for participants 

Nordic Culture Point Annual Report now available online 

Expert working groups on Mobility of Culture Professionals release final reports 

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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 E
urope. It includes workshops, staff exchanges, an academic study and an online toolkit.