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culture360.ASEF.org is ASEF's arts and culture portal offering news, events and analysis from across Asia and Europe.

The website provides relevant, updated and publicly accessible information through weekly updates on events and funding opportunities aggregated from across the worldwide web. A monthly e-newsletter reaches over 12,000 subscribers. It also features a magazine with commissioned articles on topics of common interest for Asia and Europe. Country-specific pages (http://culture360.asef.org/countries/) provide in-depth information on 51 member countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Resource guides of direct use to artists (e.g. list of grants, directory of arts organisations) are regularly commissioned and available for free download.

In 2003, Asian and European Culture Ministers wished to “develop an ASEM Cultural Portal as a gateway to Asia-Europe cultural connectivity [and] to enhance access to cultural information.” culture360.asef.org has realised this dream and continues to do so. Asian and European Ministers of Culture recognised the role of culture360.ASEF.org “for enhanced Asia-Europe connectivity” at the 8th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting (March 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria). 

Asian and European Governments have committed to greater knowledge exchange between the 2 regions of Asia and Europe. One of the ways in which this is realised is through the ASEF culture360 publically funded online platform. Through culture360.asef.org, ASEF fulfils its central role of concretising the multi-lateral ASEM partnerships through regular and sustained intellectual exchanges on arts and culture. 

SDG16culture360.ASEF.org acts as a ‘one-stop shop’ for arts information for freelance artists, cultural professionals and non-profit arts organisations. In doing so, culture360.ASEF.org contributes to Agenda 2030, particularly SDG 16.10 (access to information). Further, the project will strengthen the capacities of young museum professionals, in line with SDGs 4.4 (increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship) and 11.4 (safeguarding cultural heritage). 

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EU flag yellow HR www.culture360.ASEF.org is created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ASEF and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

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