The young, daring and driven are invited to apply to Trans Europe Halles’ free 9 month mentoring programme ‘Duct tape and Dreams’ (running February - October 2023).
Running a space for art and culture is never easy but can be especially challenging in the first years. Our ideas and passion often clash against tough reality and bureaucratic hustle. All we wish for is some guidance, a roadmap on how to navigate those exciting and challenging years and secure a more sustainable future for our centres!
Duct Tape and Dreams is a hands-on mentoring and capacity building programme for emerging artistic collectives. It brings young and committed creatives on a nine-month developmental journey, providing them with necessary tools and expertise to build a sustainable future in the independent cultural sector.
All participants will get tailored expert coaching throughout the whole programme and access to TEH’s capacity building activities, an opportunity to peer learn and attend the TEH conference in Leipzig with 350+ creatives, and a chance to win the newly initiated Philippe Grombeer Award, which includes a cash prize of 5000 euro and mobility support to attend a TEH Camp Meeting in Tbilisi in Oct 2023.
To all participants in the mentoring programme, TEH offers:
- Tailored coaching from a peer organisation who has gone through the same process in the past and has similar interests.
- A possibility to have a curated workshop at your centre based on your needs.
- Travel support to visit the mentor’s centre to gain hands-on experience and knowledge.
- Visibility through a programme publication featuring all participants.
- Travel and accommodation support to attend the TEH conference in Leipzig with 350+ creatives.
- Access to a vibrant and diverse community of like-minded kick starters from across Europe and beyond.