ASEF culture360 Newsletter September 2014

This September, ASEF culture360 announces the 10 artists selected by Equilibrium, an international cultural initiative that aims at building creative contexts in villages and towns in India. The selected artists from Asia and Europe will participate between October and November this year in a 5-week residency that will involve activities with local women and lead toward creative capacity-building at a local school in Partapur, India. This project is supported by ASEF through the Creative Encounters series.

Also this month, we look forward to EARS on Helsinki – Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions which will take place in Helsinki on 4-7 September. The event will bring 300 creative industry professionals together to discover business opportunities, share best practices and get inspired by others and their ideas. On 5 September 2014, ASEF will also support a roundtable on policy issues in the creative industries a topic of increasing mutual interest for Asia-Europe dialogue.

We are delighted to hear that the Film Producers Workshop Ties that Bind, a project selected under ASEF’s Creative Encounters (3rd edition) in 2014, has received support from Creative Europe, the European Commission’s financial support programme for the creative, cultural and audiovisual sectors in Europe. Read thereport of this project and discover the next steps for the Workshop this year.

In the Magazine, find out more about the curatorial direction of the new National Gallery Singapore with an interview with Mr LOW Sze Wee, Director of the Curatorial and Collections department and listen to the unique voice ofVietnamese Songwriter Lê Cát Trọng Lý, the new leading figure of contemporary folk music in Vietnam.      

We wish you an enjoyable read!

The ASEF culture360 team


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Lê Cát Trọng Lý, a unique voice in Viet Nam


Magali An invites you to listen to a unique voice which has raised in Vietnam in the last five years. Songwriter Lê Cát Trọng Lý stands out as the new leading figure of contemporary folk music in Vietnam.  Read More

Insight on the development of Ties That Bind


ASEF would like to congratulate Ties That Bind: Asia Europe Film Producers Workshop on receiving support from Creative Europe.  Read More

The National Gallery Singapore | A conversation with LOW Sze Wee


Art Critic Bharti Lalwan
i finds out more about the curatorial direction of the new National Gallery Singapore with an interview with Mr LOW Sze Wee, Director of the Curatorial and Collections department.   Read More

Latest Opportunities

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ICOM-ITC Workshop on Learning in Museums | Travel Grants


The International Council of Museums’ International Training Centre for Museum Studies (ICOM-ITC) will hold its 3rd training workshop in Beijing 27 Oct – 4 Nov 2014. Travel grants available for selected participants.   Read More

Open call for self-published PhotoBooks


Encontros da Imagem Festival in Braga, Portugal is pleased to announce an OPEN CALL for Self published books for the festival’s PhotoBooks Market and exhibition in September 2014.  Read More

[en]counters public art festival Mumbai | call for Indian artists

Rave Scholarships in Germany | museum sector professionals open call

Canon Foundation in Europe Fellowships 

Memefest 2014 | call for entries

Featured News

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EARS on Helsinki | Europe-Asia creative industry conference


Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions (EARS) is a new platform focusing on creative industry collaboration between Europe and Asia. Happening between September 4-7 2014, EARS on Helsinki will focus on Asia and is supported by the Creative Encounters programme.  Read More

EQUILIBRIUM | 2014 selected artists announced | India


Organised in the framework of Creative Encounters, EQUILIBRIUM is an international cultural initiative that aims at building creative contexts in villages and towns in India. The main aim of this project is to provide a platform for artists from Asia and Europe to engage in a dialogue with local communities through women’s groups. Read More

IIAS Picturing Asia photo contest | vote for your favourites 

A Journey Through Asian Art | new series airs on Australian TV

Creative New Zealand initiative to support artistic connections with Asia

ARTLINKART | Chinese contemporary art database

Latest Events

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IETM Sofia | autumn meeting & travel grants


IETM international network for contemporary performing arts is holding its autumn meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria 16-19 October. Some travel grants are available, both for IETM members and non-members.  Read More

VIVA | Valletta International Visual Arts Festival


A major new international event on Malta’s cultural calendar, the first Valletta International Visual Arts Festival, (VIVA), will serve as a new platform for Maltese and international visual arts practitioners. It runs from 1 to 7 September 2014. Read more

Curatorial Intensive in Beijing

TarraWarra Biennial | Australia

Survival Kit International Contemporary Art Festivals | Riga and Umea