OPEN CALL: Tandem Shaml 2018-2019

The Tandem programme for cultural exchange is looking for 26 cultural managers from Europe and the Arab region to join the next round of Tandem Shaml.

In the spirit of ‘Doing-it-together’, the one-year Tandem programme gives cultural managers a space to experiment with multidisciplinary project ideas and inventive approaches to create change in our societies through culture.

Tandem Shaml is a cultural collaboration programme. During the Tandem year, cultural managers from all over Europe and the Arab region kick-start collaborations with a partner from abroad. Together, they design and test new ideas by realising a pilot project for their own local environment.

Tandem offers a space to build real, meaningful and sustainable relationships that can grow through shared artistic interests, enthusiasm for creative discovery and the joy of making things happen together.

Tandem Shaml allows cultural professionals, including cultural managers and activists, and more, from many different disciplines to acquire skills required for engaging in long-term partnerships. The Tandem process provides hands-on possibilities for getting real insights into European and Arab cultural scenes. Participants gain practical experience by collaborating within rapidly changing fields in both regions.

Since its inception in 2011, Tandem has supported long-term collaborations, knowledge development and networking opportunities for more than 300 cultural managers from over 200 cities across the wider Europe. There are currently five running Tandem editions which focus on different regions and topics.

In short, Tandem offers:

  • 12-day reciprocal working visit at your Tandem partner organisation

  • 4 Tandem network and training meetings in the Arab World and Europe with moderated peer to peer learning sessions and input by experienced trainers

  • Methods and Tools for professional and organisational development

  • Ongoing expert advice for the development of the cross-border collaborations

  • Start-up funding of EUR 5,000 for a pilot project to develop in collaboration with your Tandem partner

  • Joining a network of ca. 300 cultural professionals across Europe and its neighbouring regions

Deadline: 29 March 2018

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