Res Artis organised the inaugural meeting of the Asia Australia Europe Creative Residency Network which took place during May 9 -12 in Melbourne, Australia. 

The project intends to create a network of artist residencies whose aim is to promote cultural exchange between these three regions. The initial gathering focused on developing approaches to collecting data about artist residencies that will be used in developing a comprehensive map of this vast region.  In addition, the partners have discussed on the creation of self- assessment tools for the artist residency field in Asia, Australia and Europe.

The AAECR net will soon disseminate the report of this first meeting and will announce the next steps towards the continuation of the discussions initiated in Melbourne.

The 1st Asia Australia Europe Creative Residency Network Meeting is one of the 3 initiatives supported in 2014 by ASEF’s programme ASEF Creative Networks.