This month of March, is launching a call for researchers to update the Directory of Organisations for the new ASEM member countries, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland. The Directory of Organisations includes relevant links to organizations involved in visual arts, performing arts, museums and heritage, new media, film, literature, cultural management and cultural policies among others. The Directory serves as a resource of information on organisations involved in arts and culture of the 2 regions. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2013.

This month, we also take a closer look into the world of graphic novels in an interview with artist Budi Wijaya. In this article, Budi tells about his experience as a participant of ASEF's Lingua Comica programme, an initiative to promote cultural exchanges through comic book workshops, residencies, and online collaborations.