This month, announces the launch of its e-ublication Serving Artists Serves the Public, a compilation of 13 articles on various facets of managing arts festivals. This publication is a follow-up to the Atelier for Young Festival Managers organised in Singapore in May 2011, by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in partnership with the European Festival Association (EFA) and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. The launch will take place at EFA’s General Assembly and Conference on 18 April 2013 in Granada, Spain.

April also sees the launch of a call for DEFAULT13, a masterclass for young visual artists, organised within the framework of ASEF's programme Creative Encounters – Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe.

In the ‘By People / In Cities' series, Sali Sasaki interviews Fred Frumberg, Founder and Executive Director of Amrita Performing Arts, a non-profit organisation working to preserve and revive Cambodian performing arts.

Finally, Florentina Bratfanof scouted around the Berlinale Film Festival 2013. We asked her to share her experience with our readers and tell us what it is about the Berlinale that makes it so special.

We wish you all an enjoyable read!

Serving Artists Serves the Public | e-publication launch

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has launched a new e-publication ‘Serving Artists Serves the Public’ about the challenges and opportunities of programming arts festivals in Asia and Europe. This publication was produced in partnership with the European Festivals Association (EFA) and LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. Download the publication today!

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India | Focus: Mumbai's first photography festival

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Veeranganakumari Solanki in conversation with the FOCUS co-founders Nicola Antaki, Elise Foster Vander Elst, and Matthieu Foss for Focus is the first photography festival in Mumbai and it took place between 13-27 March 2013.  Read More

By People / In Cities: Phnom Penh | Interview with Fred Frumberg

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The third interview for By People / In Cities: Phnom Penh invites Fred Frumberg, Founder and Executive Director of Amrita Performing Arts, a non-profit organisation working to preserve and revive Cambodian…  Read More

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Italy | DEFAULT 13 Asia-Europe Masterclass Residency | open call

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DEFAULT 13 is organised by Ramdom (Lecce, Italy) in collaboration with Arthub Asia (Shanghai, China) and with the support of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Arts Network Asia (ANA) and Trans Europe Halles (TEH) as part…  Read More 

EU – Asia-Pacific | Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Conference | call for papers

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The European Union Centres in Australia and New Zealand are together convening an international conference: Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive: Researching the EU from Australia and New Zealand, to be…  Read More

Vienna International Photo Awards 2013
France | École du Magasin | curatorial training open call
Lisbon | InShadow Video-Performance-Techologies festival | open call
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Harstad, Norway, becomes first Safe Music Haven

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The city of Harstad (Norway) has signed the first agreement with SafeMUSE, proclaiming itself the first ever Safe Music Haven. “A milestone in our work for freedom of artistic expression and human rights” said Renée Rasmussen, President of the Norwegian Musicians’ Union.  Read More

Tan Twan Eng wins Man Asian Literary Prize

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Tan Twan Eng is the winner of the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize, becoming the first Malaysian author to win Asia’s most prestigious literary prize. The author won with…  Read More

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Indonesia | Salihara International Performing Arts Exchange (SIPAX)

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The 2013 Salihara International Performance Arts Exchange (SIPAX) is an international event that brings together artists, performers, and festival organisers from a number of Asian, European and American countries….  Read More

London | India-China Soft Power Conference | call for papers

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Call for papers for an international conference: Communicating Soft Power: Contrasting Perspectives from India and China on 9-10 September 2013 at the University of Westminster, London. Organised by the…  Read More

Seoul | Festival Bo*m 2013
Edinburgh | Jalan Jati (Teak Road) exhibition
Sydney | ISEA 2013 | 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art
Slovenia | Exodos Festival | Asian Dance Platform
Oldenburg, Germany | Internationale Tanztage – International Dance Festival
London | Alchemy Festival

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