Dear readers, 

Welcome to TEH Newsletter #10 2013, featuring the latest news from Trans Europe Halles!

Dear readers, 

This is the last TEH newsletter of 2013, and what a year it has been! We had two amazing TEH meetings in Riga and Marseille and celebrated our 30th anniversary. We also launched our new website and filled it with totally unique material from the independent sector. Both theStaff Exchange Programme and the Volunteer Project 220Volts! culminated during Summer, as did many other network projects and activities organised in the framework ofEngine Room Europe. The many successful projects have involved both young and old, from volunteers to senior directors, which lays a solid foundation for the future of the network.

We're definitely looking forward to the future, and if you want to take part in forming strategies for how to change things for the better, join us for the upcoming conference The Future Is Not What It Used To Be in Amsterdam & Amstelveen in April 2014. Don't forget to register soon for the special early bird price!

Exploring creativity is what Manifatture Knos and other Italian independent culture centers are doing in the fight against boring PowerPoint presentations!

Skorohod struggled for equal rights in Russia and for a better future. Read more about theQueer film festival that they hosted in this newsletter. 

Do not miss to check out the fantastic photos from TEH meeting 76 in Marseille on Flickr. You can also find the pictures from all the TEH meetings 1-75 (1983 – 2013) that were presented in the anniversary celebration, on Facebook.

Trans Europe Halles is a European Network of Independent Cultural Centres. The TEH Newsletter is produced by the TEH Coordination Office in Lund, Sweden.


Lorraine Jonis & Linnea Polito



Join us for the most relevant conference of 2014 – A special early bird price is available NOW!


This year, 2-4 April 2014, in P60 (Amstleveen, NL) and Melkweg (Amsterdam, NL) it is time forThe Future Is Not What It Used To Be, a three-day interdisciplinary working conference on new culture strategies. The conference provocatively questions what the prospects are for cultural organisations and organisers operating in a future of reduced resources and a changing European society. Register NOW for a special early bird price!

The programme offers a variety of things like thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on workshops, in depth masterclasses and think tanks, all with an international character. Topics in the workshops and masterclasses include developing future scenarios, low-fi architecture, environmental sustainability, audience development, cultural campaigning, informal professional development opportunities, new economic models and strategic marketing. 

A vibrant artistic programme consisting of international artists will complement the conference and make the event unforgettable.

Connected to the conference there will be the TEH meeting 77, on the 5-6th of April 2014.Read more



Attempted sabotage at Queer film festival

The queer film festival “Bok o Bok” took place in St. Petersburg, Russia during 21 – 30 November. The festival received several bomb threats during this time. TEH memberSkorohod hosted some of the events and tells the story of the obstacles they faced while trying to stand up for equality. Read more


The 1st gathering of Italian independent culture centres and their plan to Destroy PowerPoint! Are you tired of PowerPoint presentations? When Manifatture Knos (Lecce, Italy) together with ExFadda organised the first national meeting for independent culture centres in Italy on 13th and 14th of December, PowerPoint presentations were banned!Read more


Film people of TEH – Here's a gift for you! 



Subtopia (Stockholm, Sweden) is hosting a residency for film makers, and the film "NUG" by Max Herrlander is finished. Find out how you can get it screened at your centre for free! Read more


The TEH office opens 7 January 2014 

Read more…


TANDEM / SHAML Cultural Managers Exchange Europe – Arab Region

Deadline: 15 January 2014

THEATRE / TRANSLATION : Call for readers and call for texts

International theatre and dance performance – call for artists and performers

Deadline: 30 December 2013

CreArt network: Artist workshop in Genoa (Italy) with Luca Vitone

Deadline: 5 January 2014

Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst, Munich (Germany)

Deadline: 15 January 2014

European Cultural Parliament / Youth Network ECP YN

Deadline: 21 December 2013

Ice Hot – Nordic contemporary dance performances (Norway)

Deadline: 15 January 2014

28th Pflasterspektakel -International Street Art Festival Linz (Austria)

Deadline: 27 January 2014

Open Call: Book Platform Events Participation Grants

Deadline: 30 March 2014 


Two residency opportunities in Canada: Language Plus and Est-Nord-Est

Deadline: 20 December 2013 and 15 January 2014

CreArt Network: Call for residency at the Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz (Austria)

Deadline: 12 January 2014

Siena Art Institute Summer Residency Programme (Italy)

Deadline: 15 January 2014

Move On: European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE AUS CDN) 2014-2015

Deadline: 12 February 2014


Change of scene – International partnerships for the Performing Arts

Deadline: 15 February 2014