Explore Another Cultural Centre in Europe

Get a chance to go on a short staff exchange to TEH member centre in Europe this year

Published on March 1, 2024

Applications Open for 2024!

Application round for TEH Staff Exchange 2024 is officially open!

We offer 12 mobility grants to spend a few weeks exploring another cultural centre in Europe, forging meaningful connections and gaining useful insights from your peers!


The details

TEH Staff Exchange Programme is creating opportunities for indpendent arts and culture professionals to increase and foster professional development opportunities and knowledge exchange across borders.

This programme offers a possibility to share hands-on experience with another team from a similar or different cultural centre for a one to four week-long exchange. Participants can gain new skills, motivation, new perspectives, strengthen their knowledge and partnerships. Thanks to a short term, but intensive stay.

Any staff from any department from member centres and associate members of TEH is eligible for this program.

The exchange is expected to take place from March to Mid-December 2024. The ideal length of exchange may range from one to four weeks.

There are no fees associated with this program. In 2024, TEH Staff Exchange programme can financially support 12 exchanges with basic financial support to cover travel costs up to €200, and accommodation up to €400.

Participants are obligated to:

  • Fill in the application form
  • Read the Staff Exchange Manual for Participants
  • Within two weeks after the end of the exchange, fill out an evaluation form that will be provided to you
  • Within two weeks after your exchange, send to us the documentatio of their stay: photos, a few short video clips, short descritption of their experience (approx. 150 words)
  • Participation in documentation activities (interview etc.), asked of you by the communication department of the TEH Office
  • Share your experience with other members and associates during conferences and camp meetings to promote the programme.

  • Read the Staff Exchange Manual for Hosts
  • After the exchange, fill out a short evaluation form that would be sent to you.

  • The participant should have worked for a TEH member centre at least one year
  • The exchange can focus on any field, but it cannot be an artistic residency
  • Financial support can be provided for one person per sending centre. however, if the budget allows it, exceptions can be made
  • If there are several applications for one hosting centre, representatives of the hosting centre will decide on which candidate should visit them
  • The visiting person and the hosting centre together decide the dates of the exchange.

How to Join

Fill in the application form by 26 April (midnight). We have just a few spots left that are filled on first-come, first-served basis, so don't wait too long!

Apply here!


Have a question?

Is there still something that you are not sure about? Then get in touch with our Project and Member Relations Manager, Femi Adeniyi.