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)

This is a closed session for the Spaces of Transformation in Arts Education (SPOTing) consortium. SPOTing is led by TEH and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project consists of a consortium with 8 TEH members from Sweden, Italy, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Slovakia, France and Austria + TEH. Many of TEH’s members conduct cultural educational activities of various kinds, and the purpose of the project is to stimulate professional development and knowledge transfer between the cultural educators. The goal is to strengthen the participating of cultural educators in their profession and to critically reflect on methods and working methods for developing and strengthening cultural pedagogy as a field internationally. The project consists of annual seminars and test beds that are carried out at each cultural centre. A researcher will follow the project and the results will be presented in the form of case studies.

This is a closed session for the Spaces of Transformation in Arts Education (SPOTing) consortium. SPOTing is led by TEH and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project consists of a consortium with 8 TEH members from Sweden, Italy, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Slovakia, France and Austria + TEH. Many of TEH’s members conduct cultural educational activities of various kinds, and the purpose of the project is to stimulate professional development and knowledge transfer between the cultural educators. The goal is to strengthen the participation of cultural educators in their profession and to critically reflect on methods and working methods for developing and strengthening cultural pedagogy as a field internationally. The project consists of annual seminars and test beds that are carried out at each cultural centre. A researcher will follow the project and the results will be presented in the form of a case studies.

This DISCE Co-creation Lab will examine public space, both conceptual and physical, and its importance in providing citizens with an accessible and safe place where they can explore their ideas, concepts, creativity and ambitions. Creating such public space is an opportunity to engage people in investing and building a shared future in ways that enable societal development through collective empowerment and responsibility. This concept of public space can include cultural centres, city planning, individual and community development and inclusive practices. For it to work there needs to be trust and positive relationships between all potential stakeholders: decision and policy makers, initiators and users. The proposition is that in these times, working together for a shared outcome is the only way to address the major challenges humanity is facing.

Speakers: Jonathan Gross (Keynote, UK), Mišo Hudák (East Coast, SK), Francesco Campagnari (University of Venice, IT), Representative of Nová Cvernovka SK…

Group discussion with the members and the Managing Director.
This session is only for TEH delegates!

Questions of Trust are an intimate situation facilitated by two members of the Studio ALTA team. Founder and artistic director Lucia Kašiarová and curator Petr Dlouhý. The content of the meeting is to look for individual levels in which trust manifests, develops, gives birth to, anchors and above all an awareness of the horizons of our imagination. Where can our trust go, what are our abilities of trust towards others, but also towards ourselves?
Questions of Trust arise on the ground plan of a somatic practice emphasizing sensitivity, receptivity and care, and the tarot practice of imagination and questioning.

Speakers:  Lucia Kašiarová (Artistic director at Studio ALTA),  Petr Dlouhý (Curator at Studio ALTA)

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)

Co-creation Session on the topic of sustainable cultural spaces. There is a lot of research on sustainable events and buildings, let us share what Nova Cvernovka and UfaFabrik have already done and what are we planning to do regarding sustainable Cultural spaces and then together with you, we would like to discuss, brainstorm and talk about new measurements to save energy, lower environmental impact and communicate better about this topic. 

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)