22-25 September 2022, the cultural centre SODAS 2123 team is participating in the conference-camp of the Trans Europe Halles (TEH) network of cultural centres. The event is taking place in Fengersfors, Sweden, at Not Quite space.
This conference-camp titled Do It Together will focus on collaboration in the past, present and future. This is the second annual meeting of the Trans Europe Halles members and prospective partners who wish to join the network. The conference-camp will bring together over 200 cultural professionals from all over Europe to the spaces of Not Quite – one of the network’s partner organisations. The programme will include a series of workshops, tours of local cultural initiatives, networking events and more. For more information about the host venue and the programme please visit: https://www.notquite.se/en/teh-camp-meeting-94/
Trans Europe Halles is one of the oldest and most dynamic cultural networks in Europe. Since 1983, it has been active in areas such as repurposing of abandoned buildings for art, culture and activism. The network is based in Sweden and has over 140 members from 40 different European countries – from Spain to Georgia. The three main pillars of the network are people, arts and buildings.
The main activities of the network and the functions it defines through them are:
1) to connect all members and professionals in the cultural field;
2) to train members – training seminars and workshops are organised throughout the year for network members; TEH is interested in business innovation and the organisational development of its member centres;
3) representation – the network aims to strengthen the voice and role of the European cultural and creative sector in order to influence policy-making processes. TEH representatives establish strategic partnerships with the business, public administration and academic communities and participate in events with the potential to influence public policy, in cooperation with networks such as Onthemove, Res Artis, the European Music Council, NEMO, etc.
Not Quite is an organisation for artists of different art forms, based in an old paper mill in the village of Fengersfors with 500 inhabitants, far out in the Swedish forests, 200 kilometres north of Gothenburg, and southeast from Oslo. Not Quite has workshops, studios, exhibition spaces and stages in a context far away from the city. With around 70 members they are building a collective place to be in, to work in, to visit and to experience.
During 20 years of its existence, Not Quite has been exploring and finding methods for sustainable working in rural areas, as a small organization, often with small funds and resources, but with a strong engaging community. Together they build for a resilient future, where the community will be able to continue to realize the Not Quite experiment.
More about the network https://teh.net/
The project is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture. Main information partner 15min.