Trans Europe Halles > Start-up Support Programme 2019

Trans Europe Halles is a network of people who believe that creativity, grass-roots initiatives and public activism can improve our lives and societies. They are striving to bring a positive change through the cultural revival of post-industrial neighbourhoods and its communities. They believe that our work matters and that it reinforces the future development of independent cultural and creative spaces in Europe.

Within the Startup Support Programme, TEH carefully looks at the challenges each project is having and set up a tailor-made scheme to move towards a sustainable future. This year they will focus on Eastern Partnership countries, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova, that have the potential for many inspiring cultural centres and creative hubs.

For TEH, a startup is a civic initiative that is situated in a re-purposed industrial building with a focus on creativity, arts and culture along with a Do-It-Yourself / Do-It-Together (DIY/DIT) approach. It is still in its preliminary-phase, but is already self-sufficient (either economically or due to people’s dedication), though not yet sustainable.

From 2017 to 2021, the Startup Support Programme is investing in bringing emerging cultural and creative spaces to their next level of development through:

  • Expert consultation and coaching for their teams.

  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing involving other emerging spaces in our network.

  • Networking activities during our Conferences and Meetings

  • Access to TEH Capacity Building Programme and activities. 

  • Inspirational case studies of spaces in the startup phase.

For the second edition, we are looking for three emerging cultural and creative spaces from the Eastern Partnership region to take part in the programme. The program will run until July. Eligible countries are Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.

If your cultural centre is one of the three lucky ones selected for this first edition of the programme, you commit to:

  • Actively participate in the programme.

  • Pay a participation fee of 300€. (Which covers two years of TEH associate membership fee, participation in the full program mentioned above.)

  • Present your work to TEH members during TEH Conference in Dresden (DE), 16-19 May 2019.

  • Deliver a written report about the process, including visual documentation.

Deadline: 13 November 2018

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