We are happy to announce the shortlisted projects for ASEF's Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe and Creative Networks. In both programmes combined, over 200 proposals were submitted from Asia and Europe. 12 projects have been shortlisted and the final selection will be announced in December 2013.

In the Magazine section, our contributor Katrina Valdivia Bruch interviews Singaporean artist Donna Ong who is currently a resident at the renowned Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany. In this conversation, Donna elaborates on how she is experiencing and practicing visual arts in Europe.

As part of the By People / In Cities series, writer Florent Petit takes our readers to the city of Lyon, France, where contemporary art is thriving and transforming local spaces and environments.

We also make our way to Auckland, New Zealand, with Carla van Zon, the Artistic Director of the Auckland Arts Festival. Through her perspective, you will discover the diverse city of Auckland and its focus on artistic and cultural exchanges.

We wish you an enjoyable read!

The culture360 team at ASEF

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Two Singaporean Artists in Berlin | Donna Ong | Part 2


In this interview, Donna Ong shares her experiences in Germany’s capital city and how she involves her practice within the context she has been living in.  Read More

By People / In Cities: Lyon | City Profile


This month, By People / In Cities travels to France and looks in particular at the city of Lyon. Florent Petit takes a snapshot of Lyon’s contemporary art scene, starting from the most important platform for visual arts, the Lyon Biennale, but looking also at innovative spaces and initiatives that are modifying the urban landscape of the city.   Read More

Auckland and its Arts Festival | A conversation with Carla van Zon


New Zealand arts consultant, Sarah Ropata interviews Carla van Zon, Artistic Director of the Auckland Arts Festival.   Read More


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Prix Émile Hermès | international design competition


The Prix Émile Hermès is an international design award reflecting the core commitments of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, to promote expert skills and creativity. The Prize aims to discover…  Read More

Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award


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Mundo presents the XVII Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, an ethical photography award to build a more egalitarian world. Description Entries must be related to any…  Read More

The Sumitomo Foundation | grants for Japan-related research for Asian researchers

François Schneider Foundation | Contemporary Talents | international visual arts competition

Australia | Bundanon Trust | UNESCO-Aschberg residency call

Center Stage Korea | grants for international presentation of Korean performing arts

Melbourne | 34th World Congress of the International Society of Education through Art | call for abstracts

George Town Festival 2014 | call for artists and performers

Featured News

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Res Artis Mapping Project | partnership with China residencies


Since 2011 Res Artis has undertaken the task of comprehensively maps the world of residencies. The Res Artis Mapping project graphically portrays the field of artist residencies by mapping…  Read More

Global Art and the Museum | online resource


GAM – Global Art and the Museum was initiated by Peter Weibel and Hans Belting in 2006 at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. The project represents…  Read More

Korea | Incheon named World Book Capital 2015

Creative New Zealand and British Council forge new links

Germany | Asian Culture Festival showcases Vietnamese culture

Yangon architects and urban planners welcomed in Australia to study heritage conservation

Cambodian cinema heritage guardian Rithy Panh wins ‘Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award’

Japan | Creative Industries Internationalization Committee | interim report published

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Festival / Tokyo 2013


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Singapore | ASEF supports the Film Restoration School Asia


The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will support the first edition of the Film Restoration School Asia.   Read More

Belgium | europalia.india

Japan | KOBE Biennale 2013

Bali | Ubud Writers and Readers Festival | Asia-Europe Short Story Contest Winners presentation

Sweden | Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Hong Kong | World Cultures Festival 2013

Tate Modern | collaborative London – New Delhi art exhibition on the human voice

IFACCA 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture | Santiago de Chile 2014

MUS Museum News

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Asia-Europe Museum Educators Grant Programme


The ASEMUS Exchange of Museum Educators Grant Programme enhances professional development of museum educators in Asia and Europe and strengthens connections and cultural understanding between the two regions. Read More

World Culture Forum


 The World Culture Forum, 24-27 November 2013, Bali, Indonesia, is envisaged as an arena for sharing experiences, strengthening meaningful relationships, appreciating cultural diversity and fostering policies that enable local and national cultural communities to flourish in an age of unprecedented globalisation. Read More

Cultural heritage risk management conference, Bangkok

Escher Meets Islamic Art in Amsterdam

Digital Heritage 2013 | international conference | France 

World’s top design museum releases podcasts | Victoria & Albert Museum

UNESCO Memory of the World | Call for Asia-Pacific nominations