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The General Assembly during TEH Meeting 71 at Creative Center Carnation (Tartu, Estonia) entailed lively debate around gender issues and the importance of balanced representation in the steering of the network.

Dear readers,
Welcome to TEH Newsletter #4 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.

In this issue we proudly present two new TEH Members and the new Executive Committee of Trans Europe Halles. We also report from the latest TEH Meeting held at Creative Center Carnation in Tartu Estonia.

Last but not least we would like those of you who are planning to attend TEH Meeting 72 to open your agendas and mark the new dates for the meeting: October 27-30th 2011. The host is TNT and the place is Bordeaux, France!

Enjoy the read,
Anna Weitz, Communication Manager

TEH Shifted Gears in Estonia
Between the 14-17th April TEH members, friends and invited guests gathered in the unique premises of Creative Center Carnation in Tartu, Estonia, for the 71st biannual network
meeting of TEH. The meeting, entitled "Shifting Gears" marked the meeting's role in moving the network into a new phase of development. This was made through an intense workshop day focusing on everyone's inner motivation and how this could be translated into the network's plans for the future, including our biggest project ever – Engine Room Europe.

The meeting report is under production but in the meanwhile we can recommend everyone who would like to see what the meeting was like to visit TEH's photo pool on Flickr, or the TEH Facebook page.

A big thank you to the staff and volunteers of Creative Center Carnation for your artistic sense and dedicated work in hosting the very first TEH meeting in Estonia! Thank you also Polymer, Tallinn, for an unforgettable Sunday afternoon in your amazing culture factory.

TEH welcomes new members
in Ukraine and Hungary

TEH is proud to present two new Members and one new Friend organisation (associated member). Izolyatsia, platform for cultural initiatives in Donetsk, is our first member in Ukraine and Bakelit Multi Art Centre in Budapest is our second member in Hungary.

Two new organisations became Friends of TEH during TEH Meeting 71 – Kunterbunt Cultura Independiente in A Coruna, Spain and Mecklenburg Inspires in Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Germany.

During TEH Meeting 71 it was also announced that Farnham Maltings (UK) and Farbryka Trzciny (Poland) have decided to end their membership. TEH would like to thank Farnham Maltings and Farbryka Trzciny for their contributions to the network and warmly welcome our new members and friends!

Photos from Bakelit (top) and Izolyatsia (below).

New TEH Executive Committee
The TEH General Assembly has elected a new Executive Committee for the years 2011-2013. The members are (from left to right): Matti Kortelainen (on an automatic seat for the centre hosting the TEH Coordination Office) from Mejeriet Lund, Sweden, Camille Dumas from Mains d'Oeuvres, St Ouen, France, Erik Backer (President ) from Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands), Auro Foxcroft from Village Underground, London, UK, Torsten Reitler from Morizbastei, Leipzig, Germany, Ada Arduini from Interzona, Verona, Italy, Dusica Parezanovic from REX, Belgrade, Serbia and Stuba Nikula from Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland (missing in the photo).

Engine Room Europe Project partners to meet in Amsterdam
On May 18-20th the 12 co-organisers of TEH's new network project Engine Room Europe will hold a preparatory meeting in Amsterdam. During the meeting the project team will look at connections between the different parts of the project and how to best manage, deliver and communicate the project.

Engine Room Europe is a three-year project focused on independent cultural workers and their creative processes. The main objective of the project is to increase the capacity and sustainability of independent culture in Europe. The project is funded by the European Commission’s Culture Programme.

TEH Leaders Lab kicks off in Lund
As the first event within TEH:s new network programme Engine Room Europe, TEH Leaders Lab kicks off at Mejeriet, Lund on the 9-10th of May. Leaders of 13 independent cultural centres will meet during two days to establish a platform for exchange of experiences and advice. The project is funded by the Nordic Culture Point.

The Lab also includes a seminar open to the public, Leaders Lab Talk #1, which will be held under the theme "Evolving Leadership" on the afternoon of May 9th. Don't miss out on this opportunity if you happen to be in or around the city of Lund!

Leaders Lab talk #1 is hosted by Trans Europe Halles in partnership with the City of Lund and link2.

Picture by Joan M. Mas (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Join OZU in the creation of an interdisciplinary performance
4-6 August 2011, Monteleone Sabino, Italy

OZU and DOUBLE VISION invite you to participate in POHSKROW: an interdisciplinary and interactive workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own artistic techniques through collaborative exercises while enjoying great food, conversation and the beautiful surroundings of OZU.

POHSKROW is open to artists from a variety of disciplines including visual art, dance, music, video, photography, and writing. During the workshop, participants will develop a common language for collaborating and explore ways of creating interactive scenarios between artists and audience members. They willl then co-create a site-specific, collaborative, and interactive public performance.

Join the Meetphool Network – a platform for the performing arts
Meetphool is a professional platform where members of the performing arts sector can showcase their work, share professional expertise and build collaborations. By providing an easy to use tool, everyone in the performing arts sector will have the opportunity to contribute in building this community surpassing boundaries and borders.

Meetphool defines the performing arts sector to include all those who work to create a live artistic product, whether in theatre, dance, circus or music, their branches and offshoots.


Intercult Residency programme BaseCamp Stockholm, deadline for applications May 20th
International Arts Professionals Summer School, University of Kent & ENCATC
From on-the-move: Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (deadline: 13 May 2011)
From on-the-move: ACP-EU Support Programme to ACP Cultural Sectors (deadline: 20 June 2011)

Nordic-Baltic Mobility Fund for Culture extended until 2014
Job opportunity: Circostrada Network looking for an Information Officer

See the network in moving images at TEH TV
Watch videos from workshops, performances, events, interviews and concerts from TEH centres across Europe at TEH TV!

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

51 members in 27 countries
Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a European network of independent cultural centres. It was founded in 1983 and has 51 members and 14 Friend organisations in 27 countries.

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