How to join?
Would you like to join TEH? Great! Please start by carefully studying the Application Procedure
, the TEH Members Charter
and the Membership Fees
. If you want to apply for membership, the first step is to attend a TEH Meeting as a guest. Please contact the TEH Coordination Office if you are interested to do so. The next step is to fill in a questionnaire, sent to you by the Office Manager. If you want to apply for becoming a Friend organisation (both organisations and individuals can become Friends) we kindly ask you to send us an email where you introduce yourself and/or your organisation. Please contact us and/or send your introductions to our Acting Office Manager Maja Lindquist on maja[at]teh.net.
Trans Europe Halles members must meet the following five membership criteria:
- Independent and not-for-profit centre arising from a citizen’s initiative with a legal structure.
- Multidisciplinary artistic policy encouraging interaction between art forms, with an emphasis on comtemporary art.
- Based in user-friendly buildings preferably originating from a commercial or industrial heritage.
- High-quality artistic programme of at least regional significance with an awareness of contemporary culture, ranging from local to international art.
- Awareness of the social and political aspects of cultural actions with an Equal Opportunities Policy or commitment.
Trans Europe Halles member centres participate fully in the activities of the network and encourage reciprocity within the network. They take part in the biannual European meetings, participate in decision-making at all general meetings and are involved in the network’s projects. The annual membership fee is progressive and varies between 300-1200 Euros per year.
Organisations who do not meet the membership criteria, can join Trans Europe Halles as a Friend. They will be informed of the activities and projects of the network, and are welcome to participate in the meetings. The Friend membership fee is 200 Euros per year.
Individuals who are former active delegates that have contributed to the development of the network and are still engaged in the life of the network are eligible to become Ambassadors. Ambassadors are proposed by the Executive Committee, and approved and elected by the General Assembly. The role of an Ambassador is to be an advocate for the network and promote its ideas and vision.
Benefits of a TEH Membership
As a Member of Trans Europe Halles, you get:
TEH Network Meetings
- Active participation in two network meetings per year, where you can meet colleagues, visit new centres, exchange ideas, update your knowledge on the local artistic scene, promote your centre and projects, and take part in training and capacity building workshops
- The possibility of hosting a network meeting at your centre where 100–150 cultural staff, researchers, volunteers, students, networks and organisations are represented
- Active participation in EU-funded projects and staff exchange programmes
- The right to vote at General Assembly during the network meetings
- The possibility to receive travel support and/or free accommodation for network meetings (limited availability)
Collaboration and participation
- Active participation in collaborations and projects within TEH: artists’ residency network (AIR), Music Freedom Day network, sustainability network, Film & Media network, etc.
- Full circulation of information and media through the TEH website, TEH TV, TEH Flickr account and TEH Facebook account
- Regular communications from the TEH office; publications, reports, newsletters calls for participation in projects and surveys, etc.
- The possibility to promote your centre and activities through the monthly TEH newsletter with over 3.000 subscribers
- A profile on the TEH website Members’ database, where you can update your information regularly
- The opportunity to travel to conferences and events representing TEH
Networking and support
- Using TEH logo on your website
- Contacts from the cultural field within and outside Europe
- Support from the TEH Office and network in hosting and sending EVS volunteers
- The opportunity to join forces in advocacy campaigns and support actions, making your voice heard in important issues
- A newsletter from the TEH Executive Committee 2–4 times per year
- New colleagues and friends in 28 European countries!
What is expected of members?
All members must:
- Elect a TEH Delegate at their centre
- Respond to requests from the Coordination Office and Executive Committee
- Take an active role in the life of the network
- Be open to exchange with other members
- Involve their centre in, and inform them about TEH
- TEH organises two network meetings every year. All members must participate in the TEH Meetings at their own cost.