Trans Europe Halles
Beat Carnival is a proud member of Trans Europe Halles, a European Network of Independent Cultural Centres that connects pioneering cultural actors of Moscow, Budapest and Belgrade with creative forces in Amsterdam, Helsinki and Berlin – to mention a few.
Founded in 1983, the network brings together multidisciplinary and socially engaged member centres throughout Europe. The network currently has 66 Members and 2 Associate centres. Most centres are located in buildings from industrial heritage and have taken important action in challenging established cultural policy.
Banlieues d'Europe (now closed)
Unfortunately this respected network has closed due to lack of funds. Banlieues d'Europe was a resource centre of cultural and artistic innovation that brought together 300 international active partners and 5000 contacts in Europe. The network was constituted of cultural actors, artists, militants, social workers, local councillors and researchers. Their joint objective was to exchange practices and information and to get away from isolation in order to valorise cultural action projects in deprived neighbourhoods with excluded communities.