In June, ASEF launches 2 new calls to support artistic collaborations and the creation of network’s activities respectively: the 3rd Edition of Creative Encounters and the new ASEF Creative Networks. Both calls are open to organisations from the 49 member countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Deadline for submission is 15 August 2013.
Also this month, in the series By People/In Cities, Sali Sasaki interviews Shirley Surya, Assistant Curator (Design & Architecture) at the M+ Museum in Hong Kong, about the ‘culture of design’ and the shaping of culture by design in the 21st century.
ASEF’s Project Manager Valentina Riccardi attended the Memory! Film Heritage Festival in Phnom Penh and took part in the discussions between film archive professionals and organisations involved in film heritage. She sums up the challenges and some of the shared experiences in the Magazine article “the importance of preserving, restoring and promoting film heritage”.
Finally, in anticipation of the Experts’ Meeting “Investing in Heritage Cities: Stimulus for Sustainable Tourism and Livelihoods” organised by ASEF in Yangon, Myanmar on 24-25 June around the theme of sustainable urban conservation, has looked back at some of the articles that have been written on heritage cities in Asia.  


The importance of preserving, restoring and promoting film heritage

Cambodia, France, Italy, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, ThailandHeritage, In Focus, Magazine

The Memory! International Film Heritage Festival that took place on 1-9 June in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, was the first festival in the region with a precise focus on film restoration.  Read More

By People / In Cities: Hong Kong | interview with Shirley Surya, Assistant Curator at M+ Museum

China, SingaporeFeatures, Magazine

Former Asia Editor, Sali Sasaki interviews Shirley Surya, Assistant Curator (Design & Architecture) at the M+ Museum in Hong Kong. The two met through the Royal College of…  Read More

Investing in Heritage Cities: Stimulus for Sustainable Tourism and Livelihoods | Myanmar

Asia, Europe, Myanmar

On 24-25 June in Yangon, Myanmar, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will organise a two-day Experts’ Meeting and Public Forum on the theme of “Investing in Heritage Cities: Stimulus… Read More

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Latest Opportunities

Salzburg Global Seminar | call for young cultural leaders

Austria, InternationalOpen Calls

The second annual Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders will bring together fifty dynamic young cultural leaders from around the world at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria for…  Read More

MUSLIHAT OK.Video | 6th Jakarta International Video Festival | open call

Indonesia, InternationalOpen Calls

OK. Video – 6th Jakarta International Video Festival open call to artists to submit works on the theme ‘Muslihat’ (Deception). Biennial festival taking place at National Gallery Indonesia in…  Read More

India | Sangam House residencies for writers
Japan | Beppu international artist residency | open call
Lightship International Literary Prizes | various categories
Toyota Foundation | International Grant Programme

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Featured News

Artists' mobility and visa issues | public online consultation

Europe, InternationalCulture News

The European Commission–DG Home Affairs is revising the EU visa code and has opened a public online consultation to improve the procedures for obtaining short-stay Schengen visas.  Artists and…  Read More

Mind your Artspeak | guidance for artists, curators, museums
European external cultural relations | Expectations from the outside | publication
Asia-Pacific Creative Landing Pad Inflight Magazine
The Poetry Project | start the week with a poem and artist video from Ireland
EU Report on Export and Internationalisation Strategies for the Cultural and Creative Industries
Tara Books awarded Best Children’s Publishers Asia award

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Latest Events

Malaysia | George Town Festival 2013

International, MalaysiaFestivals

George Town Festival (GTF) is a month-long celebration of art, music, theatre, dance, opera and film to commemorate George Town’s inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage listing on 7…  Read More

Venice Biennale

International, ItalyExhibitions

The 55th International Art Exhibition will take place in Venice from 1 June to 24 November 2013 at the Giardini and at the…  Read More

Displacements | exhibition 
Seoul | PAMS Performing Arts Market in Seoul 2013
Barcelona | Chiharu Shiota exhibition

London | Yoko Ono curates Meltdown Festival | retrospective exhibition in Denmark
France | Digital Heritage 2013 | international conference

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