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TEH Member centre OZU (Monteleone Sabino, Italy) presents Contempo_Area.

Along the river Farfa in the region of Sabina, Italy a path of permanent outdoor sculptures along the river Farfa was opened. The event called Contempo_Area was focused on the idea of art for the protection and enhancement of the environment. 14 artists were invited to work in consideration with the territory. In the picture: Casa Trono by Federica Ferzoco.

Dear readers,
Welcome to TEH Newsletter #9 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.

The TEH Meeting fever is on and its highly contagious. The whole network has got it. And no wonder, the Meeting 72 in Bordeaux will be the biggest in TEH history. With its 150 participants it is now fully booked. The interest for this meeting has been astonishing! The flow of mails requesting attendance haven't ceased to fill our inboxes. The network is proud.

Less than a week to go before the coordination office team will embark the flight taking us to the promised land of wine and cheese. The programme is inspiring indeed. Featuring both French and Spanish artists, it will guarantee the participants a entertaining and culturally enriching experience. For the final version of the programme, click here.

As the excitement level is growing, we continue working towards the final: Bordeaux. We wish to see as many of you there as possible.

À bientôt!

Edith Salminen & Plamena Slavcheva
Interns at the TEH Coordination Office

Great interest in TEH at ”Fábricas en red” conference in Bilbao
The Cultural Department of the Basque Government has initiated a series of grants and events to support cultural operators, organisations and artists to set up creative spaces in the Basque country. Within this framework of events a conference was organized 13th October by Kultiba at ZAWP – a cultural organization in the peninsula Zorrotzaurre in Bilbao. The organization invited TEH Secretary General Birgitta Persson as a keynote speaker to present TEH as an established network, to describe the activities and the benefits of being part of a network.

Engine Room Europe at TEH Meeting 72
TEH:s three-year network programme Engine Room Europe (May 2011–April 2014) is spreading its wings and launching new activities all over the continent. As the TEH Meeting 72 is one of the many activities powered by Engine Room Europe, the meeting in Bordeaux will also serve as a platform for introducing other ERE projects. These project presentations will take place at the Working the Net session on Thursday, 27th October. These projects are:

Staff Exchange Programme, 220 VOLT! & Business Volunteering (Lodz, Poland), Creative Strategies of Sustainability (Berlin, Germany), Living (under)Ground (Zilinia, Slovakia), Crossroads East West (Belgrade, Serbia), EAR (Riga, Latvia), A-Team, TEH Resource

First deadline for Staff Exchange!
The Engine Room Europe Staff Exchange Programme runs from October 2011 to August 2013. TEH Meeting 72 in Bordeaux is the starting point, and the end of the programme will be the training and evaluation workshop in August/September 2013 in Italy. The first deadline for application is 11th November! The next deadlines for future exchanges are also planned shortly after the upcoming TEH Meetings.

Bakelit presents: Five In One
The FIVE IN ONE initiative is an international art project that belongs to Bakelit Multi Art Center (Budapest, Hungary) which aims to get Czech, Slovak, Polish and Hungarian prosaic and visual artists together for working in common and creating a valuable, high standard show.
The premiere will be at Bakelit MAC on 24-25-26th October 2011.

Creative Ways of Storing Food for Winter Food by REX
MICROCULTURES. Artists Aviv Kuglanski, Vahida Ramujkić and Moshe Robas together with REX (Belgrade, Serbia) invite you to use local and international recipes to make pickled cucumbers, mixed salad, Bulgarian candy, and various other new and unexpected combinations. 13-19th October in the Kalenić open-air market in Belgrade and 21 – 27th October in the open-air market in Leskovac.

The latest from Izolyatsia
On Sunday, 9th October 2011 the biggest industrial area of the art-center Izolyatzia Platform for Cultural Initiatives (Donetsk, Ukraine) hosted more than 160 visitors who came to take part in the discussion on civil soci
ety development and opportunities that personal and institutional initiatives could bring to change the urban space.

Laznia Nowa Volunteer Project
The first meeting with partners and trainers in the Volunteer Project by Laznia Nowa (Krakow, Poland) took place in Krakow from 12-15th October.

Olive oil by OZU
Also this year OZU cultural centre (Monteleone Sabino, Itlay) will make its small-scale production of extra virgin olive oil, with the aim of bringing attention to Sabina region, its cultures and traditions.

Are you an artist looking for support to participate in a training course or a co-production in another European country? Are you a cultural organisation aiming to host partners from other countries in Europe? Then this is for you. Check out the Guide to Funding Opportunities for the International Mobility of Artists and Culture Professionals in Europe published online now.

EXIT EUROPE: New Geographies of Cultural Publication
Exit Europe is an international conference focusing on European cultural polices, with a particular emphasis on new cultural practices in the former Yugoslav countries and a critical reassessment of the EU enlargement process from the perspec
tive of emerging political and social geographies.

we are more campaign Message book now in 7 languages!
As a member of Culture Action Europe, Trans Europe Halles supports the we are more campaign and its brand new advocacy toolkit, launched in July 2011. It provides campaign supporters with key arguments and solid facts and figures to back them up. Thanks to the help of dedicated individuals, the Message book has already been translated to seven languages.


Call for participants BADGAST Artistic Residency, The Hague. Deadline: 1st December
Call for participants International Solo-Dance Theatre Festival 15-18th March 2012, Stuttgart, Germany. Deadline: 11th November.

Call for film makers: Watershed (Bristol, UK). Deadline 24th October

New Video from Subtopia
This is a trailer for HIGHER, a Circuspiece by Marie-Louise Masreliez shown at TEH Member centre Subtopia (Stockholm, Sweden).

Performers: Sanna Vellava, Jes
se Huygh, Matleena Laine, Composer: Jonatan Liljedahl, Video directed by Kaveh Akaber,

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 28 countries
Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a European network of independent cultural centres. It was founded in 1983 and has 51 Members and 17 Friend organisations in 28 countries.

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