This December launches a new research on funding opportunities for international cultural exchange in Asia. Help us to give your input by 15th January 2012 in the online survey.

For those interested in cultural co-operation with China, a new publication offering guidance, practical information and informed opinion on cultural cooperation between Europe and China has been launched in preparation of the 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue.

In the Magazine section you will find a series of interviews Ulla-Alexandra Mattl conducted for with speakers in the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture.

Starting this month, will also feature a series of case studies from Asian countries focusing on initiatives by the culture sector and civil society organisations working on environmental issues.
The team at ASEF wishes you a Happy New Year and looks forward to share with you more exciting news from the arts and culture sector of Asia and Europe in 2012!





Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia

Online Survey

Your input is crucial to enable us to cover as many funding opportunities as possible in addition to the desk research currently conducted. Please fill out the questionnaire before the15th of January 2012.


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Art is a catalyst for change | In conversation with Anmol Vellani

Asia, IndiaMagazine, Profiles

Anmol Vellani is the Executive Director of the India Foundation for the Arts based in Bangalore, India and the regional Editor of the World CP-Asia, the International Database of Cultural Policies for Asia. Ulla-Alexandra Mattl has interviewed him in Melbourne, during the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture.  Read More

Between art and environment: a Thailand Case Study

Asia, ThailandMagazine, Profiles

In Doi Saket, an artists’ residency programme brings together local communities and artists to reflect on diverse facets of everyday life to gain a more open perspective about their positions in the contemporary landscape.  Read More

In conversation at the Angkor Photo Festival | Cambodia

Campaign for the Arts gathers momentum | Ireland

Picnic 2011 | Building on our creativity



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Arts Network Asia 2012 Grants | open call


Arts Network Asia (ANA) invites artists, cultural workers, arts activists, and arts communities in Asia to apply for the ANA 2012 Grants scheme. ANA supports projects that are carried out…  Read More

European Prize for Urban Public Space | call for entries

EuropeCompetitions, Open Calls

The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial competition that aims to recognise and encourage the creation, recovery and improvement of public space.  Read More

UNESCO | Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships | Intercultural dialogue

Compeung Artist in Residence | Chiang Mai

Beyond the Creative City | call for papers

International Cultural Economics conference Japan | call for papers



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Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia | research project

AsiaASEF News, Culture News

The Asia-Europe Foundation and are conducting a research on Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia. The research will focus on mapping resources for funding in Asian countries which allow individuals or organizations to engage/take part in international cultural exchange. Read more

Europe-China Cultural Compass | new publication launched

China, EuropeCulture News, Publications

The publication offers guidance, practical information and informed opinion on cultural cooperation between Europe and China. The research was based on over a hundred interviews and discussions  between cultural practitioners on experience of collaboration between Europe and China. Read More

Asia-Europe dialogue on cultural policy

To Moscow! | networking and mobility guide for performing arts

Major contemporary Spanish art exhibition planned for Asia



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Australian Performing Arts Market | early bird registration

AustraliaConferences, Performances

10th Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) takes place in Adelaide 26 Feb – 1 Mar 2012. Register at the early bird rate till December 12th to meet the most…  Read More

Biennale Jogja XI | Indonesia meets India

India, IndonesiaExhibitions

Biennale Jogja XI / Equator # 1, is the first in a series of five international biennales to take place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Forty artists from Indonesia and India collaborate in the exhibition 26 Nov – 8 Jan.  Read More

2011 Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture

Sustainable Cultural Policy and Cultural Management in a Globalized World

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