Tandem Fryslân

Tandem Fryslân has been developed around Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 (LF2018), European Capital of Culture. With iepen mienskip (open community) as a central theme, LF2018 focuses on cultural interventions that can encourage new approaches to the challenges faced by this rural region of the Netherlands. Tandem Fryslân will facilitate the exchange of similar experiences across wider Europe. The programme stimulates the search for innovative solutions, by building long-term collaborations between cultural actors working in Fryslân and other regions in wider Europe.

Tandem Fryslân is ontstaan rondom Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 (LF2018), Culturele Hoofdstad van Europa. Met iepen mienskip (open gemeenschap) als centraal thema richt LF2018 zich op culturele interventies omtrent de uitdagingen waarmee deze plattelandsregio worstelt. Met Tandem Fryslân zetten we aan tot uitwisseling van soortgelijke ervaringen binnen Europa. We stimuleren de zoektocht naar innovatieve oplossingen door duurzame samenwerkingen te bouwen tussen culturele actoren in Fryslân en andere regio’s in het grotere Europa.

Tandem Fryslân slút oan by Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 (LF2018), Kulturele Haadstêd fan Europa. Mei iepen mienskip as sintraal tema is LF2018 rjochte op kulturele úteringen dy’t nij sicht jouwe op de útdagingen dêr’t dizze plattelânsregio tsjinoan rint. Tandem Fryslân jeit oan ta útwikseling fan sokke ûnderfiningen yn Europa. It programma stimulearret de syktocht nei ynnovative oplossingen troch duorsume gearwurkingen te bouwen tusken minsken út it Fryske kulturele fjild en harren kollega’s út oare regio’s yn it gruttere Europa.

A collection of stories & collaborations

Molke - Frisian community art project 5ekwartier - De Reis. Photo by Hans Jellema

Tandem Fryslân - Call for applications

In 2018, Leeuwarden – capital of the Dutch province Fryslân – will be the European Capital of Culture. The theme...
Circle Dance. Illustration ©Erica Brisson

Why Tandem?

Tandem is a cultural collaboration programme that strengthens civil society in Europe and neighbouring regions.
Sea of people, Drawing by Erica Brisson 2015

How does it work?

What happens once you're selected as a Tandem participant? Learn more about how partnerships take shape within the programme.
A room full of people. Illustration ©Erica Brisson

Is Tandem for me?

Are you thinking of applying for Tandem? Find out about what we look for in a Tandem participant.
Eva & Pim 2

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  • Pim Rose Restart vzw
  • Eva van Netten Welcome To The Village
CRISS-CROSSING COMMUNITIES

CRISS-CROSSING COMMUNITIES

  • Sandra Hall Friction Arts
  • Sjoerd Bootsma Podium Asteriks
Tandem Shaml 2014-15 participants at the Partner Forum in Tunis

Mirror Images: Cultural Collaboration and Civil Society

Tandem has enabled 160 cross-border collaborations during the past five years. We took this opportunity to commission writer and researcher...
Jenneken in Rome

Jenneken Aarssen

Meet Jenneken, Project Manager for Tandem Fryslân.

Tandem Fryslân is co-developed by Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 (Leeuwarden), European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam) and MitOst (Berlin), supported by Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie (Utrecht) and Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture (Rijeka), implemented together with Keunstwurk (Leeuwarden).

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Jenneken