On September 8th Melkweg founder Cor Schlösser was put in the spotlight. After 41 years, the former director and one of the founding members of TEH, is leaving Melkweg (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). He was rewarded the Silver Medal of the City of Amsterdam for his important contribution to the cultural climate and image of the city. Read more about Cor's goodbye below! Photo: Tim van Veen/Melkweg 2011

Dear readers,
Welcome to TEH Newsletter #8 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.

New, fresh autumn winds blow through the TEH Coordination Office as two interns, myself, Edith Salminen from Finland and Plamena Slavcheva from Bulgaria joined the TEH team of creative minds at the end of August. Assisting and learning for a three month long internship, we will follow the network and the partners closely from the comforts of the Lund office, side by side with Birgitta Persson and Marian Söderholm. We are delighted to have got the opportunity and even more so, we are eager to learn and experience as much as possible.

After a rather hectic start with the new TEH Ex Comm meeting here in Lund, we have among other things observed the finalizing and submitting of various applications. Our respect goes to all of you filling out applications! One certainly needs bulletproof nerves and perfected concentration skills for such a endeavor. Now, as the 'sent' button has been clicked on and the applications are no longer making anyone/everyone lose sleep, our main focus for the time being is on the preparations for TEH Meeting 72 at TNT in Bordeaux, France. Putting the finishing touch on the program, the schedule and the activities turns out to be more challenging than it seemed.

The Bordeaux meeting couldn't have come at better time considering our learning process. Interesting and relevant tasks will lead us to the concrete final reward in a month or so. With these words we hope that all of you reading the TEH newsletter have an inspiring and activity-filled month!

Enjoy the read!
Edith Salminen & Plamena Slavcheva
Interns at the TEH Coordination Office

 TEH gives a gold star to CCP Germany
Writing EU applications is as everyone knows quite an undertaking. Last week, the TEH Office submitted an application to the European Commission for Support for Organisations Active at European level in the field of culture. To our judgement, we managed to hand in a pretty strong and well-balanced piece of work that was the result of the commitment and support of seven TEH people from the Executive Committee, Office team and Engine Room Europe team. In addition to this, Mareike Rauchel and her collegues at the Cultural Contact Point in Bonn, Germany turned out to be the most fantastic, professional and fast institutional source of advice and support ever encountered by the TEH Office. Thank you!

Artistic programme at TEH Meeting 72 celebrates neighbour relations
True to the theme of TEH Meeting 72, Neighbourhood/Voisinage, the artistic programme will celebrate our Spanish and Portuguese neighbours during Hispanic Night on Friday 28th October. Participants can also look forward to a Neighbourhood Walk & Talk Tour, an exuisite wine tasting experience and a Sunday excursion to the beach of Arcachon. TEH Meeting 72 takes place at TNT in Bordeaux, France, 27–30th October.

  New TEH Executive Committee met in Lund, Sweden
TEH:s new Executive Committee, elected at TEH Meeting 71 in Tartu in April, had their first meeting in southern Sweden on 29th August–1st September 2011. In order to be more visible to the TEH Members, photos and stories from all members of the Executive Committee are now on the TEH website.

Read more about the new Ex Comm here…
 Engine Room Europe picks up speed
TEH:s three-year network programme Engine Room Europe (April 2011–May 2014) is spreading its wings and launching new activities all over the continent. Below you can read about creative architecture laboratory Living (under)Ground in Zilina, Slovakia. Next up is TEH Meeting 72 in Bordeaux, France, where a whole day is dedicated to capacity buidling workshops during an Engine Room Europe Training Day on Friday 28th October. Stay tuned for more news and ways to get involved in three years of Capacity Building and Professional Development activities all over Europe!

  Creative architecture workshop Living (under)Ground at Stanica
As part of TEH:s three-year network project Engine Room Europe, Stanica (Zilina, Slovakia) hosted a creative laboratory focused on public and cultural space in August 2011. Living (under)Ground includes four month-long projects in residency, with the aim to analyse and improve the architecture and landscape surrounding cultural centre Stanica.

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Calling video artists for Moving Buildings at P60
Moving Buildings is an audiovisual festival at P60 (Amstelveen, The Netherlands) with the ambition to close the gap between high and low art. Now you have the chance to participate! Submission deadline is October 10th.

Read more..  Moroccan acrobatics in Hangaren at Subtopia
September 25th 2011 is the day for the premiere of the show Chouf Ouchouf in Hangaren by Subtopia (Botkyrka, Sweden). Chouf Ouchouf is a performance about challenges in life told with breath taking acrobatics, endearment and joy. Photo: Mario Del Curto

Read more…  Member in Focus: WUK
In 2011, TEH Member WUK (Vienna, Austria) celebrates 30 years of successful self-management, progressive Art and Culture, education for all and a free space open to everybody! TEH interns Edith Salminen and Plamena Slavcheva spoke to WUK Director Vincent Abbrederis about the anniversary celebrations.

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Tabačka week at TNT
On September 15th–16th, TNT (Bordeaux, France) turned into Tabačka Kulturfabrik! Arists, DJ's, performers and staff from Tabačka (Košice, Slovakia) invaded TNT for two days of Slovakian culture, food and prices…

Read more…  TEH in Pop-up Debate during Kulturnatten in Lund
TEH interns Plamena Slavcheva and Edith Salminen took part in the panel debate with international speakers to discuss how cultural organisations today engage with their audiences and stakeholders. The debate was organised in partnership between link2 and Trans Europe Halles for Kulturnatten (Night of Culture) in Lund, Sweden.

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 TEH Ambassadors thank Cor Schlösser for his 40 years at Melkweg (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
TEH was well represented at Cor Schlösser’s retirement party at Melkweg on September 8th, 2011. No less that four Ambassadors were in attendance, thanking Cor for his many years' hard work and to wish him luck in his future endeavours.

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Contest for the Eastern Partnership best projects and cultural initiatives, Lublin, 21st-23rd October.
Apply for short- or long-term network funding from Nordic Culture Point. Deadline 12th October.
Call for submissions for the Women's Film Festival 34th Edition. Deadline 30th November

Internship available at Ci
rcostrada Network (Paris, France). Apply before 14th October. Contact: info[a] or +33 155 281 008

ArtFactories/Autres(p)ARTs present: Culture and Urban Planning Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, 28-29th November 2011
Triangle Network Conference: Dialogue & Exchange in the Global Art Ecology, 26-27th November

New videos from P60, Interzona, Subtopia and WUK at TEH TV
Watch videos from workshops, performances, events, interviews, meetings and concerts from TEH centres across Europe at TEH TV!

Go to 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.

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