Apply for Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2019

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Deadline: 15 June 2019

Applications are open for the Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative which is the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)’s travel grant for artists and cultural professionals.

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Eligible Activities

  • Through this initiative, ASEF supports the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for participation in the following 7 types of activities:
    • Workshops or trainings
    • Conferences or forums
    • Festivals, biennales, or international exhibitions
    • Artists’ or writers’ residencies
    • Partner meetings to set up or maintain an existing partnership
    • Practice-led research
    • “Go and see”/ short-term exploration/ networking
  • In addition, the following focus areas will be prioritised:
    • Skills transfer/ knowledge exchange
    • Innovation in arts and culture
    • Local development
    • Art and social issues: the role of art and artists in society

Funding Information

Grant amounts (up to these maximum caps):

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  • Asia to Europe and vice-versa: SGD 2,000
  • Australia/New Zealand to Europe and vice-versa: SGD 2,300
  • Russia to Europe and vice-versa: SGD 1,000
  • Intra-Asia: SGD 1,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications are welcomed from individual artists/cultural professionals and arts organisations that are eligible as per the following guidelines.
  • Individuals
    • Artists and cultural professionals from any artistic genre (such as visual arts, performing arts, film, heritage etc.) may apply. Applications focusing on contemporary artistic and cultural disciplines are encouraged.
    • Applicants should be citizens of ASEM member countries and are seeking support for travel within the ASEM region.
    • Applicants may seek travel support to participate in any of the 7 types of eligible activities listed above.
  • Arts organisations
    • Arts organisations may apply for up to 5 artists/cultural professionals whom they want to invite for the event they are organising
    • Arts organisations that operate in any artistic or cultural genre may apply. Non-profit arts organisations will be prioritised.
    • Arts organisations should be based in any of the ASEM member countries and operating in the ASEM region (nationally or bi-regionally)
    • Arts organisations should be applying for travel support for individuals to participate in any of the 7 types of eligible activities listed above

Travel Regions

How to apply

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