Join the pool of volunteer mentors for Cultural Transformation Movement project

Published on March 12, 2024

Open Call for International Mentors to Join the Pool of Supporters for Cultural Transformation Movement (CTM) project

We invite passionate and experienced supporters, mentors in a flexible & volunteer-based role, from around the globe to be a part of a journey with the Cultural Transformation Movement (CTM) - project aimed at diversifying artistic production and fostering social justice through cultural engagement. This four-year initiative funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, implemented by an alliance of Trans Europe Halles members - multidisciplinary art centers in Belgium, Austria, Italy and Ukraine & coordinated by Trans Europe Halles, seeks to bring about transformative change within organizations and communities by fully engaging underrepresented communities.

Join us If you:

  • Are committed to dedicating up to 1-2H each month for the greater good.
  • Have expertise in areas relevant to the project's goals such as social justice, diversity and inclusion.
  • Have a strong desire to collaborate with a network of artists, cultural practitioners, and organizations across Europe.
  • Are committed to fostering environments where diverse voices are heard, respected, and celebrated.
  • Would like to have your profile prominently featured on the main Trans Europe Halles website as a Cultural Transformation Movement mentor.

At CTM project, we are looking for:

  • Visionaries who can inspire, guide, and mentor within a transnational framework, contributing to a rich exchange of ideas and practices across Europe.
  • Experts in cultural management, artistic creation, and community engagement, with a deep commitment to social justice and diversity.
  • Individuals experienced working effectively with and within underrepresented communities and ready to share their thoughts through guidance and support.

What you will do:

  • Participate in an offline or “digital coffee” with artists and creatives coming from underrepresented communities.
  • Share your expertise and insights, suggestions, experiences and thoughts on how artists and creatives coming from underrepresented communities could progress with their projects, ideas and professional careers.
  • Contribute to a European-wide Cultural Transformation Movement that champions cultural diversity and social justice.

We're always on the lookout for new international mentors to join our vibrant community within Cultural Transformation Movement. If you're passionate about sharing your expertise and making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.

Simply drop us a casual email to say hi, tell us a bit about yourself, and share anything you feel represents you or your work – this could be a few pieces from your portfolio, a glimpse into your CV (no need for anything formal), or even links to your social media to show us who you are.

For more details and to apply, please send an email to Ceyda Berk-Söderblom at, with the e-mail's title "International Mentor application for CTM project". Applications for the role of international mentors are continuously open until the desired pool is established. The preliminary deadline is April 11th 2024 23:59.

Mentors will be matched with mentees from relevant CTM project participating organizations which are called CTM project’s Centers of Change (#CoC). More about CTM project is here. Together, we can shape a more inclusive and just cultural landscape!