Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a Europe based network of cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists. TEH has been at the forefront of repurposing Europe's industrial buildings for arts, culture and activism since 1983. As by 2016, TEH brings together almost 90 multidisciplinary cultural centres and other cultural organisations all around Europe.
Our mission is to strengthen the sustainable development of
non-governamental cultural centres and encourage new initiatives by connecting, supporting and promoting them.
We facilitate international cooperation, provide opportunities for learning and sharing, and promote the practice, impact and value of arts and culture. To achieve this, we organise two international meetings every year, coordinate international projects, run professional development trainings, act as consultants for public and private organisations, and actively influence cultural policies.
For us, the power of arts and culture is in inspirational, transformative experiences that have the capacity to change people, perceptions and societies.