Seven years ago, 13 music venues from all over Europe came together to launch an initiative that would allow them to bring more European diversity to their stages and audiences. Fast- forward to today and Liveurope has become a true success story gathering 21internationally acclaimed venues. Thanks to support from Creative Europe, the member venues have been booking on average 63%* more emerging non-national European artists than before the launch of the platform (*pre-Covid). This means nearly 3,000 artists got the opportunity to tour beyond their national borders and play on some of Europe’s most iconic stages.
One of the main drivers of success of Liveurope is the tight-knit network of like-minded venues pursuing shared ambitions. Join this session to learn about the ingenious working model of the platform and discover its ambitions for the future.

Speaker: Fernando Bittencourt Hersan (Liveurope – the live music platform for new European talent)

In Nová Cvernovka we have a strong tradition for community work. Basically this whole place wouldn’t exist without it. And as it goes with cultural and creative centers – it’s never finished! That’s why we kindly invite you to help us and be part of our Community Squad! We will work together in the park, garden and other premises. We have work tools and gloves ready for you! As a reward we will enjoy  sauna and special hot pot meal together and get ready for the MEGAŽÚR #2 in the bar.

An unique opportunity for Anténa Network centers to meet with representatives from international cultural Institutes and embassies that are based in Bratislava. They recently formed a great network of their own, called EUNIC. So network meeting a network within a TEH network a.k.a Ultimate Networking! The Speed meeting will end with a small reception in a beautiful setting of the Ateliér Svetlik.

(Invitation only)

TEH EastHub is a subnetwork of cultural centres and organisations coming from the Central and Eastern European region. Session meeting will follow up the previous meetings with the aim to keep in touch with all the members; to learn from other’s experience on surviving during the covid crisis; to discuss further steps to build communication and collaboration together; to choose hub’s next working themes and to explore possible funding options

How can we deliver TEH’s valuable work in a sustainable way?  In this session we will jointly start forming the concept of “slow networking”. We will build on the ideas of slow art and slow food, but adapt it to the networking context and shape it in our own way. At the end of the session we will have formulated the basic ideas and content of the concept in writing as well as visualised.

Speaker: Hanna Olsson (Project Manager at TEH coordination office)

Cultural events and organizations are typically seen as luxury or entertainment requiring state or private sponsorship with little accountability. Applying methods that measure and explain the impact of culture on local and national economies can radically reframe this image. Seen from this perspective, culture is an enabler and multiplier contributing to regional economies as much as to ecosystems of production and innovation. The presentation by an architect and urbanist Samu Szemerey, will discuss measuring the impact of cultural events and organizations, and provide some case studies of using cultural programming for achieving economic and development goals.

Trust – everyone wants it. But very few have it. Why? Human beings are incredibly smart at detecting even the slightest flaw in the way someone speaks. But most people are so concerned about WHAT they are saying they never pay attention to how they SHOW UP for others. Almost all leadership and communications training are about what to say and how to say it. Very little training deals with how you “show up” for others. As a result, most leaders wind up saying the “right” things and making logical arguments, but in the end are still viewed as ordinary, as unremarkable, as someone that doesn’t really stand out. These leaders might even be seen as smart, or driven, or compassionate, or like-minded, but still not held as someone who is profoundly trustworthy. Those that choose to follow them, often base their decision on the fact that they are “better than the alternative” or “think like me” – not because of a deep sense of trust. What if it were possible for you to show up in such a way that your trustworthiness was unmistakable. What if it were possible to create immense trust in seconds and minutes with complete strangers? This is what this talk will explore and even make possible.

Speaker: Vik Maraj (President at Unstoppable Conversations, Business Culture Transformation, Executive Performance)

Antena network is a national network of Slovak independent culture centres. At the moment it has 31 member organisations. 
Antena has functioned since 2009 and is still growing. We will introduce its history and present work. Come and talk to us if you are interested in networking, national or international. We are happy to share our know-how but also hear about your ideas and experience regarding culture-organisations networking.

Speakers: Beáta Seberíniová (Anténa network Co-ordinator), Michal Klembara (director at Malý Berlín, chairman of Anténa network), Zuzana Psotková (actor, performer, managing director at Tabačka Kulturfabrik)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is (or should be) a key topic for everyone involved in arts and culture. We will take a deep dive into how ticketing can be used to achieve this.

Speaker: Stephen Rimmer (Founder and CEO Tickets for Good)

When working in an organization it all boils down to trust. You have to have confidence in your own abilities and capacities; you can do your own work well when you can rely on others; is it necessary to be sure about the others or is it sufficient to believe them; how to deal with mistrust or even suspicion; and how to restore trust when it is violated. These and others aspects in relation with your own experiences define what you can expect when working in teams to make your organization run well. After my introduction on these issues I will suggest dealing with some cases that can be brought up by the participants of this workshop.

Speaker: Erik Backer (Interim manager Melkweg, Ambassador of TEH)

Tired of buzzwords? Sick of seeing “social inclusion” used to “tick the diversity box” to make donors happy? Want to work with this topic but scared to make mistakes and don’t know where to start? Then join us in this session. TEH and 9 other production houses and art centers are starting “The Cultural Transformation Movement” to reduce social inequalities in the European cultural sector by making social justice for marginalised artists non-questionable, and making the cultural sector representative of the multiplicity of its diverse voices, from audience and content development to technical and support functions, all the way to the transformation of cultural leadership.

Speakers: Emelie Chhangur (Director/Curator of Agnes Etherington Art Centre- Ontario) and Zuzana Ernst (Brunnenpassage’s Deputy Artistic Director), Tiffany Fukuma (TEH MD) and Fairooz Tamimi (Social Sustainability Specialist)

Tomáš Sloboda is a musician, composer, music producer and leader of the band Le Payaco. He has been performing as a DJ selector under the name God Save The Vinyl for almost a decade. His musical selection, played only with the original vinyl records of his private collection, is very diverse in genre: blues, rock’n’roll, reggae, rock, punk, new wave, funk, grunge, indie rock or brit pop. The main goal is to entertain, pleasantly surprise and bring a relaxed, pleasant to home atmosphere among the people, which can sometimes turn into a wild party.