This month, our Magazine features an interview with Yves de Peretti, from the Ateliers Varan (France), one of the organisers of  Catch-Tell-Transform: 4th Documentary Filmmakers’ Workshop, which is supported by Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships Between Asia and Europe, a programme of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

Lai Del Rosario writes about Manila Vice, a group exhibition of 23 artists from the Philippines which is currently showing at the Musée International des Arts Modestes (MIAM) in Sète, France. As an example of a fruitful collaboration between the Franco-Philippine art communities, the exhibition also reveals France’s growing interest in the Philippines.

Bharti Lalwani introduces the Indonesian National Pavilion, which will open at the upcoming 55th Venice Biennale through an interview with curators Carla Bianpoen and Rifky Effendy. The Pavilion seeks to showcase “an alternative art practice where tradition is interpreted within a contemporary context” and is supported by the Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia. 

Finally, is proud to announce the soon-to-be-launched 2nd edition of the Mobility Funding Guide: Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia, as part of an on-going research that provides up-to-date information on cultural mobility. The 2nd Edition will be available for download on in June 2013.

We wish you all an enjoyable read!


Indonesia at the Venice Biennale | In conversation with Carla Bianpoen and Rifky Effendy

This June, the Indonesian Pavilion, under the banner of “Sakti”- in Sanskrit meaning cosmic energy- is all set to be a force to reacon with at the 55th Venice Biennale… Read More

French-Filipino tandem introduces Philippine contemporary art to France

Manila Vice is a group exhibition of 23 artists from the Philippines which is currently showing at the Musée International des Arts Modestes (MIAM) in Sète, France… Read More

Documentary filmmaking and multilateralism | A conversation with Yves de Peretti

David Ocón interviewed Yves de Peretti, from the Ateliers Varan (France), one of the organisers of ‘Catch-Tell-Transform: 4th Documentary Filmmakers’ Workshop’…   Read More

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Latest Opportunities 

Edinburgh | Atelier for Young Festival Managers 2014 | apply now

The European Festivals Association (EFA) will organise its seventh Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Edinburgh from 3-10 April 2014. The event in Edinburgh (UK), the “City of Festivals”,…  Read More

M Literary Residency Programme | Shanghai and Bangalore

The M Literary Residency Programme has been established to disseminate a broader knowledge of contemporary life and writing in India and China today and to foster deeper intellectual, cultural…  Read More

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Russia-Europe | travel grants for performing arts professionals
Art + Mobility | call for texts and artistic projects
6th World Summit on Arts and Culture | travel bursaries available | Call for Papers
Design for Asia Award 2013
Italy | call for PAC Landscape Environment and Creativity art submissions
Southeast Asian Photo Contest
Japan | Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015 | open call for proposals
Korea | International Competition for Sea Art Festival in Busan


Featured News 

London | Sou Fujimoto to design 2013 Serpentine pavilion

A cloud-like cluster of white steel rods will shimmer above the trees of Kensington Gardens this summer, courtesy of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. He has been announced as the latest designer of the Serpentine Gallery’s annual pavilion commission and he promises to bring a vision of airy lightness.  Read More

George Town is the story | interview with Festival Director

Ken Takiguchi from Performing Arts Network Japan talks to Joe Sidek, director of the George Town Festival on the island of Penang in Malaysia. The Festival’s inviting mix of…  Read More

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Année France-Vietnam launched in Hanoi 
E-Publication | Serving Artists Serves the Public: Programming Arts Festivals in Asia and Europe
Spanish theatres and artists find creative solutions to austerity measures
Rijksmuseum re-opens in Amsterdam | new Asian Pavilion 
Folk Nations project connects music scenes in UK and South Asia

Latest Events

China | Festival Croisements 2013

The Croisements festival celebrates its 8th year in 2013. Established in 2006 to pursue the cultural momentum initiated by what the Chinese called the ’Franco-Chinese cultural spring’, during the…  Read More

New Zealand | 5th Auckland Triennial

The 5th Auckland Triennial opens in May at Auckland Art Gallery and seven additional sites, extending the Triennial’s reach across Auckland. Led by renowned curator Hou Hanru, If…  Read More

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London | Souzou : Outsider Art from Japan | exhibition 
Dublin Dance Festival 
Amsterdam | Dwarfing of Europe? | a dialogue 
Singapore Digital Art Weeks 2013 
Chiang Mai | Arts education project in border region | Printmaking exhibition
Linz | 2nd ASSITEJ International Meeting

Museum News

International Museum Day 2013

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate ICOM’s International Museum Day around 18 May, 2013  Read More

[2013 Con
ference] The Best in Heritage

 “The Best in Heritage” is the world’s only annual survey of awarded museum, heritage and conservation projects. The event will be held in September this year in the World Heritage listed city of Dubrovnik in Croatia.  Read More

Museums free for all Singaporeans
World’s top 100 museums and galleries
[Exhibition] Bronze Treasures of Ancient China, Paris
Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery

Film News

Asian Side of the Doc 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur played host to the 4th edition of the Asian Side of the Doc (ASD), an international documentary co production market… Read More

Pitching Lab with Stefano Tealdi

Stefano Tealdi is not a run of the mill producer busy making his films in isolation. Instead, this charming Italian has strived for development of documentary culture in Southern… Read More

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Tropfest SEA | Submissions open 6 May
Call for papers | FilmAsia 2013
Constructive criticism will make you reflect harder on your project | Interview with Ilang Ilang Quijano
What are Human Rights film festivals?
Tribute to Claude Miller, President of Europa Cinemas
Animation Festival at Golden Kuker

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