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Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2019

A travel grant for artists and cultural professionals

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
1 January to 15 December 2019 Fatima AVILA Culture Department Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative Culture



Venue:
Several ASEM countries

 

The 2019 Mobility First! Call for Applications is now closed.

The 2020 call will be launched next year.

 

What is #MobilityFirst?

 

Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative is the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)'s travel grant for artists and cultural professionals. Mobility First! supports a wide variety of activity types (workshop/training, conference/forum, festival/biennale, residencies, partnership meetings, research trips, short-term exploration/networking) with particular focus on these areas:

  • Skills transfer / knowledge exchange
  • Innovation in arts & culture
  • Local development
  • Art and social issues: the role of art & artists in society

 

Who can apply?

Mobility First! accepts two types of applications from:

1) Individuals - artists/cultural professionals looking to participate in any of the eligible activity types (outgoing mobility)

2) Organisations - arts organisations applying for up to 5 artists/cultural professionals they want to invite to an activity they are organising

Please refer to the Documents Section of this page for the Application Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

If you need any of the documents in an accessible format, please contact us:

Fatima AVILA (Ms)

Project Manager, Culture, ASEF

fatima.avila@asef.org

 

How to apply?

Application form for individuals: https://asefculture.formstack.com/forms/mobilityfirst2019 

Application form for arts organisations: https://asefculture.formstack.com/forms/mobilityfirst2019orgs 

Note: please ensure that you read the Application Guidelines and the Frequently Asked Questions on the Documents Section of this page before you apply

 

Grant amounts

The grant amounts for 2019 are as follows:

Grant amounts (up to these maximum caps)
Asia to Europe and vice-versa SGD 2,000
Australia/New Zealand to Europe and vice-versa SGD 2,300
Russia to Europe and vice-versa SGD 1,000
Intra-Asia SGD 1,000

 

Additional funding is available for people with disabilities and special needs

 

Travel regions

Mobility First! prioritises cultural mobility from Asia to Europe; from Europe to Asia; and, within Asia. All travel must be international. Eligible nationalities and destinations are Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries:

Asia Europe
Australia Austria Poland
Bangladesh Belgium Portugal
Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Romania
Cambodia Croatia Slovakia
China Cyprus Slovenia
India Czech Republic Spain
Indonesia Denmark Sweden
Japan Estonia Switzerland
Kazakhstan Finland United Kingdom
Korea France  
Lao PDR Germany  
Malaysia Greece  
Mongolia Hungary  
Myanmar Ireland  
New Zealand Italy  
Pakistan Latvia  
Philippines Lithuania  
Russian Federation[1] Luxembourg  
Singapore Malta  
Thailand Netherlands  
Viet Nam Norway  

 
[1] Note: Russian Federation is considered as an Asian country in the ASEM context. 

 

Timeline

 

 

Dates

Open call

1 to 31 January

Results

28 February

Travel period

15 March to 31 July

 

 

Open call

15 February to 15 March

Results

15 April

Travel period

1 May to 15 September

 

 

Open call

1 to 30 April

Results

31 May

Travel period

15 June to 31 October

 

 

Open call

15 May to 15 June

Results

15 July

Travel period

1 August to 15 December

 

Note: The deadline for each round of application will be 11:59 PM GMT+8 (Singapore Time)

 

Equal Opportunities

Mobility First! is an equal opportunities programme. Applications from artists and cultural professionals of any ASEM nationality, ethnicity, caste, creed, gender or sexual orientation are welcome. ASEF does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability or marital status.
 
 
For the Mobility First! - Special Open Call for Artists in Conflict with Cambodian Living Arts, please visit: https://asef.live/mobilityfirst-CLA 
 
For the ASEF-Prince Claus Fund Mobility Call for Women and Minority Groups, please visit: https://asef.live/mobilityfirst-PCF
 
For other questions, drop us an email: mobilityfirst@asef.org

Timeline and grant amounts for 2019 released

Project Updates

  • Mobility First! - 4th Open Call Results

    Published on 15 Jul 2019

    2019 marks the third year of Mobility First! For this fourth open call, we have received a total of 390 applications, comprised of 219 individual applications and 49 applications from arts organisations on behalf of 171 arts practitioners from 43 ASEM countries.

    From this pool, we have selected to support a total of 27 artists and cultural professionals who are travelling to 14 countries in Asia and Europe.

    These are the selected artists, cultural professionals and arts organisations:

    Selected applications from individuals

    NAME

    NATIONALITY

    ACTIVITY

    MOBILITY ROUTE

    Atsushi Kuwayama

    Japan

    Cinecaravan

    Tokyo, Japan to Manchester, United Kingdom

    Roland Walter

    Germany

    Artists’ residency and workshop series at Lucy Guerin Inc and Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

    Berlin, Germany to Melbourne and Bunbury, Australia

    Tareq Ahmed

    Bangladesh

    International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

    Dhaka, Bangladesh to Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Jennifer Reid

    United Kingdom

    Practice-led research trip: Book project about the weaving songs of Bangladesh and their linkage to the industrial revolution of Lancashire

    Manchester, United Kingdom to Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Md Nuruzzaman Khan

    Bangladesh

    Practice-led research trip: Feature documentary film about the Bangladesh community in Denmark

    Dhaka, Bangladesh to Copenhagen, Denmark

    Franziska Detrez

    Germany

    Artists’ Residency: Auroville Theatre Group - Who sits behind my eyes?

    Frankfurt, Germany to Auroville, Pondicherry, India

    Sabrina Muzi

    Italy

    Artists’ Residency: Wandering Baishizhou

    Bologna, Italy to Baishizhou, Shenzhen, China

    Krish Makhija

    India

    Practice-led research trip: Feature film development of "Ze"

    Mumbai, India to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    Virra Larasati

    Indonesia

    Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) 2019

    Jakarta, Indonesia to Oslo, Norway

    Joey Chin

    Singapore

    DEFAULT 19

    Singapore to Lecce, Italy

    Joakim Pär Stampe

    Sweden

    Macau International Performance Art Festival (MIPAF) & 20th OPEN

    International Performance Art Festival

    Goethenburg, Sweden to Macau and Guishan Islands, Zhuhai, China

     

    Selected applications from organisations

    NAME OF ORGANISATION

    ACTIVITY

    COUNTRY WHERE ACTIVITY IS HELD

    SUPPORTED CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS

    Asian Film Archive

    SEA of Sadness

    Singapore

    Gertjan Fokke Zuilhof (Netherlands); Khan Nicholas Dela Cruz (Philippines); NursitaMouly Surya (Indonesia)

    Bússola

    “Korean Focus” at LEME Festival

    Ílhavo, Portugal

    Sungtae Jung (Korea); HeeJin Lee (Korea)

    MoT+++

    Performance Plus 2019

    Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

    AliansyahCaniago (Indonesia); Masayuki Miyaji (Japan)

    Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, University of

    Westminster

    Animistic Apparatus at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

    Berwick-Upon-Tweed, United Kingdom

    Mary Pansanga (United Kingdom); Zarina Muhammad (Singapore); Chris Chong Chan Fui (Malaysia); Tanatchai Bandasak (Thailand)

    LumiQueer

    Hanoi International Queer Film Week 2019

    Hanoi, Viet Nam

    Christia Roque (Philippines)

    Cirquons Flex

    Cirquons Flex meets Trimukhi Platform: Workshops in Reunion Island

    Reunion Island, France

    Jean-Frédéric Chevallier (France); Sukla Bar Chevallier (India); DhananjoyHansda (India); SalkhanHansda (India)

     

    To know more about the selected artists, cultural professionals, and arts organisations, we have published the remarks from the Selection Committee here:

    Overall Remarks from Selection Committee – Mobility First! 4th Open Call

     

  • ARTJOG is an international contemporary arts festival based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where various interdisciplinary arts are presented. ARTJOG commits itself to overcoming boundaries that restrict the practice and the interpretation in art practice, whilst developing and maintaining the existing network between artist, market, stakeholder, and the public. In addition, ARTJOG aims to be a space for sharing; where knowledge and aesthetic experiences are shared, along with the latest development in art. 

    In 2019, 4 international artists are invited to attend ARTJOG and visit Yogyakarta, and contextualise their personal, social, cultural and artistic experience to create new body of works. During the artists’ residency, artists will be visiting arts institutions, the arts community and groups; engaging in archives and history research; gathering research material and collaborating with the local community to present works at the ARTJOG exhibition.

     

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF is supporting the mobility of 4 Asian artists to attend the artists’ residency and exhibition at ARTJOG, taking place from 29 to 31 July 2019 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

     

  • Space One is an independent, artist-run space committed to supporting emerging and established artists to exhibit experimental contemporary works of art in multiple disciplines. Space One is also part of a network of International artists and art spaces creating projects and opportunities for exchange and collaboration. Space One is an arts and culture venue with strong connections to the arts community in Seoul, South Korea and beyond, and a mandate to support international initiatives.

    Gender Hierarchy: Recycling its Errors is part 2 of an ongoing research project organised by Space One, that addresses the lack of awareness and need for more inclusive discourse on how hierarchy affects gender and society. This project then brings together artists, researchers, curators and theorists in the form of exhibitions, performances, lectures, talks and screenings.

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF will be supporting the mobility of 2 European curators to be a part of Gender Hierarchy: Recycling its Errors from 5 September to 5 October 2019 in Seoul, Korea.

  • Maya Dance Theatre is a dance theatre company with a strong mission of bringing awareness of social issues through multi-disciplinary dance theatre works and community initiatives. Formed in 2007, Maya Dance Theatre presents site-centric works in Singapore while touring internationally. A staunch supporter of collaborations, the company has partnered with an array of collaborators from Singapore and overseas to create aesthetic works which aims to educate, highlight and entertain audiences.

    3 members of Maya Dance Theatre will be participating in Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab organised by IUGTE association in Berlin, Germany which will aid in diversifying the supported artists' professional dance vocabulary. Master classes and workshops for independent dancers in Germany will also be conducted during the artists' residency with IPtanz. In addition, a new collaborative dance production with local German dancers will also be produced.

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF will be supporting the mobility of 3 Asian artists to attend the 'Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab' Training and Artist Residency with IPtanz from 25 August to 22 September 2019 in Berlin and Cologne, Germany.

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is the world's longest continually running film festival, renowned for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema. A critical landmark in the global festival calendar, EIFF is a major British and European hub for education, industry and talent development. Connecting UK and international film industry, and a broad audience spectrum to wider film culture.

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is the world's longest continually running film festival. In its 73rd edition, the festival prides itself in connecting the United Kingdom and the international film industry and exposing the audience to a wider film culture. Films from Asia will play a vital role in this year's programming, in particular from countries such as Australia, India, China, New Zealand and Thailand.

     

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF is supporting the mobility of 2 Asian filmmakers to participate in the 73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival from 18 to 30 June 2019 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

  • Performance Space is Australia's leading organisation for the development and presentation of experimental art. We place artists at the centre of everything we do. For over 35 years Performance Space has supported artists to fearlessly test ideas, ask questions, develop ambitious new work and share that work with national and international audiences.

    Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, organised by Performance Space, presents an extensive selection of inspiring experimental art performances, installations, parties, workshops and conversations by artists from Australia and the Asia Pacific.

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF will be supporting the mobility of 3 Asian and 1 European national to be involved in Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art from 17 to 27 October 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

  • La Colectiva Cultural Association is a non-profit organization formed by three cultural managers with extensive experience in curatorship and production in international projects. The organization has been doing consultancy and production work for Ibero-American companies and events between 2012 and 2018 including Move Bilbao, NAVE Santiago de Chile, Movimento Sur de Chile, Festival Verano Azul in Portugal. In 2018, with the incorporation of Eduardo Bonito, La Colectiva Association begins the association in charge of the BAC Madrid - Bienal of the Arts of the Body, Image and Movement.

    The BAC Madrid is a new project of exhibition, production, training and meeting in the confluence between the Arts of the Body, the Image and Movement that will be held in Madrid with a programme of interactive installations, performance encounters, meetings, screenings, workshops and seminars.

     

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF will be supporting the mobility of 3 Asian artists and cultural professionals to be a part of Biennial of the Arts of the Body, Image and Movement of Madrid from 27 September to 6 October 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

  • KADIST is a non-profit organization dedicated to exhibiting the work of artists represented in its collection, encourages this engagement and affirms contemporary art's relevance within social discourse. Its programs develop collaborations with artists, curators and many art organizations around the world, facilitating new connections across cultures. Local programs in KADIST's hubs of Paris and San Francisco include exhibitions, public events, residencies and educational initiatives. Complemented by an active online network, they aim at creating vibrant conversations about contemporary art and ideas.

    The Superhero Summit organised by Kadist, was conceptualised with the intent to re-examine the world and the definition of super-powers in different landscapes, geographies and desires today. The Summit will bring together artists, academics, architects, and ‘superheroes’ to offer new readings of power and agency. For instance, what are the sites for contemporary and futuristic folklore, and what are feminist readings of heroes from the past? What are the forms of power and transformation offered by artists?

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF will be supporting the mobility of 3 Asian nationals to attend the Superhero Summit from 15 to 16 November 2019 which will be held in Paris, France.

  • Mobility First! - 3rd Open Call Results

    Published on 31 May 2019

     

    2019 marks the third year of Mobility First! For this third open call, we have received a total of 325 applications, comprised of 185 individual applications and 41 applications from arts organisations on behalf of 140 arts practitioners from 44 ASEM countries.

    From this pool, we have selected to support a total of 30 artists and cultural professionals who are travelling to 11 countries in Asia and Europe.

    These are the selected artists, cultural professionals and arts organisations:

    Selected applications from individuals

    NAME

    NATIONALITY

    ACTIVITY

    MOBILITY ROUTE

    Stephen Welsh

    United Kingdom

    Research and Partnership Building at Karachi Biennale

    Manchester, United Kingdom to Karachi, Pakistan

    Helly Minarti

    Indonesia

    Partnership Meetings and Curatorial Research for Jejak-Tabi Exchange: Wandering Asian

    Contemporary Performance

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Manila, Escalante, Cebu, Philippines

    Ichi Go

    Japan

    Dance Therapy Workshop for Vietnamese Children with Special Needs

    Berlin, Germany to Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

    Vignes Balasingam

    Malaysia

    Les Rencontres d'Arles, France

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Arles, France

    Andrew Lee

    Australia

    Networking meetings with the local arts community and film industry experts in Germany

    Sydney, Australia to Frankfurt, Germany

    Romea Muryn

    Poland

    ‘Monuments of Collectivism’ Workshop and Archstoyanie 2019 Festival

    Szczecin, Poland to Kaluga, Russian Federation

    Francisco Lobo

    Portugal

    ‘Monuments of Collectivism’ Workshop and Archstoyanie 2019 Festival

    Porto, Portugal to Kaluga, Russian Federation

     

    Selected applications from organisations

    NAME OF ORGANISATION

    ACTIVITY

    COUNTRY WHERE ACTIVITY IS HELD

    SUPPORTED CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS

    Space One

    Gender Hierarchy: Recycling its Errors

    Seoul, Korea

    Florian Müller (Germany); Lisa Klosterkötter (Germany)

    Maya Dance Theatre

    'Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab' Training and Artist Residency with IPtanz

    Berlin and Cologne, Germany

    Kavitha V. Krishnan (Singapore); Eva Tey Yi Qi (Malaysia); Subastian Tan Bo Hern (Singapore)

    ARTJOG

    Artists’ Residency and Exhibition at ARTJOG

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    Elisabeth Schimana (Austria); Charles Lim Yong (Singapore); Poklong Anading (Philippines); Ryan Villamael (Philippines)

    Edinburgh International Film Festival

    World Perspectives at the 73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Amberley Jo Aumua (New Zealand); Becs Arahanga (New Zealand); Miranda Nation (Australia); Rima Das (India)

    The Performance Space

    Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art

    Sydney, Australia

    John Vea (Australia); Matthieu Goeury (Belgium); Jaimie Waititi (New Zealand); Jermaine Dean (New Zealand)

    La Colectiva Cultural Association

    BAC Madrid #0 – Biennial of the Arts of the Body, Image and Movement of Madrid

    Madrid, Spain

    Fiona Winning (Australia); Victoria Hunt (Australia); Tadasu Takamine (Japan)

    KADIST

    Superhero Summit

    Paris, France

    Sabih Ahmed (India); Lantian Xie (China); Taus Makhacheva (Russian Federation)

     

    To know more about the selected artists, cultural professionals, and arts organisations, we have published the remarks from the Selection Committee here:

    Overall Remarks from Selection Committee – Mobility First! 3rd Open Call

     

  • The Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC) aims to strengthen the quality of feature-length films from Southeast Asian filmmakers by helping to advance their scripts and develop their projects. 

    SEAFIC Lab selects five promising projects from Southeast Asian filmmakers annually. Once a project is chosen by the SEAFIC Selection Committee, the director and main producer of the project will be invited to attend three workshops, held in Chiang Mai and Bangkok over the course of 8 months. During these workshops, participants will work with veteran script consultants, to develop and refine their work-in-progress scripts into feature-length screenplays.

     

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF is supporting the mobility of 1 European and 1 Asian cultural professional to attend the SEAFIC Lab Session: #2, which will take place from 3 to 8 July 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

  • New Theatre Institute of Latvia aims to develop, encourage and support the diversity and urgency in performing arts both locally and internationally. Responding to the changing practices and needs of artists and audiences, NTIL produces local and international work, organises the International Festival of Contemporary Theare Homo Novus and Latvian Theatre Showcase, provides professional training, residencies, information exchange and international collaboration with a special focus on emerging ideas, innovative work and responsible actions. NTIL support young generation of artists, explores urban context and specifics of public space. NTIL runs a public library and serves as a practical training platform and resource for artists, arts managers and NGO activists.

    The International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus is known for promoting contemporary performing arts, humanist values and critical thinking among Latvian artists and audiences alike. “Japan Focus” is one of the central programmes of the festival in 2019, where Japanese artists/collectives are invited to collaborate with Latvian artists to codevelop new works based on Riga's historical, social and cultural contexts.  

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF is supporting the mobility of 5 Asian artists and theatre professionals to be involved in the International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus 2019 from 5 to 13 September 2019 in Riga, Latvia.

  • Blind Signal started in 2016 as a bi-anual event dedicated to the exploration of electroacoustic performances, and promoting contemporary music by Berlin-based international artists. Within this positive work-time, Blind Signal concluded that the wealth of the contemporary music scene in Berlin could be celebrated by cultural exchanges with more geographically distant places. Blind Signal believes that new artistic creations born from exchange and closer collaborative networks within different geographies will allow supported artists to expand their personal creative trajectories whilst bringing exciting new sound worlds to audiences.

    Blind Signal VTNM – GRMN aims to investigate the diversities and wide range of sonic practice by bringing solo artists and musicians to collaborate in different locations, which would be Germany and Vietnam for this edition.

    The project consists of an artist exchange between artists in Vietnam and Germany and there will be two rounds of collaborations to further reinforce the existing collaborative performances and to add on to the overall experience for artists and audience.

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF is supporting the mobility of 2 Asian artists to be part of Blind Signal VTNM – GRMN, which will be held from 17 to 22 September 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

  • The Bellas Artes Projects Foundation is a registered non-profit arts foundation based between its headquarters in Bagac, Bataan and its satellite space in Makati City, Manila, Bellas Artes Projects Outpost. BAP is centered on supporting the production of contemporary artists and providing a space of experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

    The ESKWELA: Art Educational Programme is a conference/workshop launched by Bellas Artes Projects in May 2019, where cultural professionals from various fields lead an alternative approach to arts education, incorporating different subjects with contemporary art such as history and politics.

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF will be supporting the mobility of 3 Asian nationals to be a part of ESKWELA: Art Educational Programme which will take place from 1 May to 31 October 2019 in Makati, Manila, Philippines.

  • Society "PARTY" is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 as union or contemporary dance artists in Latvia. Society "PARTY" organizes this annual dance festival which has become the main contemporary dance event in Latvia. Society PARTY organizes events and performances as well as supports different Latvian dance artist to realize their ideas. They organize performances, workshops, educational programs and collaboration projects with foreign artists and companies.

    The festival “Laiks Dejot 2019” (Time to Dance) is an annual contemporary dance festival in Riga, Latvia. The theme of this year’s festival is “New Asian Dance” and will gather artists from countries such as Indonesia, China, Singapore, South Korea etc. to collaborate with the Latvian contemporary dance community.

     

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF is supporting the mobility of 2 Asian and 1 European national to be a part of the “Laiks Dejot 2019” International Contemporary Dance Festival from 20 May to 11 June 2019 which will be held in Riga, Latvia.

  • Mobility First! - 2nd Open Call Results

    Published on 15 Apr 2019

    2019 marks the third year of Mobility First! For this second open call, we have received a total of 233 applications, comprised of 130 individual applications and 33 organisation applications on behalf of 103 arts practitioners from 37 ASEM countries.

    From this pool, we have selected to support a total of 24 artists and cultural professionals who are travelling to 8 countries in Asia and Europe.

    These are the selected artists, cultural professionals and arts organisations:

    Selected applications from individuals

    NAME

    NATIONALITY

    ACTIVITY

    MOBILITY ROUTE

    Simon Zara

    France

    Artist residency

    Strasbourg, France to Almaty, Kazakhstan

    Ana Wojak

    Australia

    Batengan Festival Java

    Gold Coast, Australia to Batu, East Java, Indonesia

    Alisa Berger

    Germany

    Nakanojo arts residency and biennale

    Cologne, Germany to Nakanojo, Japan

    Chung Shih Hoh

    Singapore

    Short-term exploration/ networking trip of new music communities in Germany

    Singapore to Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Cologne, Lübeck, Germany

    Fan Chon Hoo

    Malaysia

    Makassar Biennale 2019

    George Town, Penang, Malaysia to Makassar, Indonesia

    Janie Gibson

    Australia

    IETM Campus Eleusis 2019

    Melbourne, Australia to Eleusis, Greece

     

    Selected applications from organisations

    NAME OF ORGANISATION

    ACTIVITY

    COUNTRY WHERE ACTIVITY IS HELD

    SUPPORTED CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS

    New Theatre Institute of Latvia

    “Japan Focus” at the International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus 2019

    Riga, Latvia

    Saki Tanaka (Japan); Akira Takayama (Japan); Tetsuya Umeda (Japan); Keigo Mikajiri (Japan); Takuya Matsumi (Japan)

    Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC)

    SEAFIC Lab: Session #2

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Franz Rodenkirchen (Germany); Youngjeong Oh (Korea)

    Blind Signal

    Blind Signal VTNM - GRMN

    Berlin, Germany

    Hue Trinh Luong (Viet Nam); Nguyen Thi Thu Huong Nghe danh (Viet Nam); Linh Ha Bui (Viet Nam); Nguyen Le Thuy Linh (Viet Nam)

    Bellas Artes Projects Foundation

    ESKWELA: Art Educational Programme

    Makati, Philippines

    Monica Narula (India); Jeebesh Bagchi (India); Shuddhabrata Sengupta (India)

    Society “Party”/Time to Dance

    Time to Dance/”Laiks Dejot 2019”, International Contemporary Dance Festival

    Riga, Latvia

    Xiao Ke (China); Zi Han Zhou (China); Stéphane Noël (Switzerland); Eko Supriyanto (Indonesia)

     

    To know more about the selected artists, cultural professionals, and arts organisations, we have published the remarks from the Selection Committee here:

    Overall Remarks from Selection Committee – Mobility First! 2nd Open Call

  • Biennale Jogja Foundation aims to look further towards the future, to open up new perspectives and develop confrontations that engages conventions and the establishment by examining similar situations all over the world. The Foundation’s work includes biennale, exhibitions, symposiums, discussions, and publication, among others. The Biennale Equator has worked with India, Arab region, Nigeria, Brazil and is now working with South East Asia.

    The workshop the participants will be attending is organised by Arisan Tenggara, a cooperation platform for artist collectives in Southeast Asia to discuss best practices amongst collectives in the region. Arisan Tenggara was initiated by Ace House Collective, that later on collaboratively worked with Lifepatch, Ruang Gulma, Krack Studio, Ruang Mes 56 and Survive!Garage. This year, the workshop is organised by the Jogja Biennale.  

     

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF is supporting the mobility of 4 Asian artists and cultural professionals to attend the Arisan Tenggara Workshop, which will take place from 25 September to 25 October 2019 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

  • Rai.D Collective is a group of Thai curators and cultural workers, carrying out exhibitions and other projects related to contemporary art which focus on socio-political and cultural issues.

    ‘Altered - in - Between’ is a research and art exhibition project based on the precarious situation of Patani or the Deep South region in Thailand. The project will focus on a collaborative platform between selected contemporary artists, musicians, performers, working together with the local art and socio-cultural practitioners in Patani. Through this collaborative process, the activity aims to showcase how common people attempt to 'voice out' uncer oppression and frustrated struggles with regards to inequality and migration issues.

     

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF is supporting the mobility of 2 Asian curators to be involved in the research and exhibition process of the Altered-in-Between Exhibition at the Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival from 20 to 29 June 2019 in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia.

  • The Indonesian Visual Art Archive is a non-profit organisation based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Founded as Cemeti Art Foundation in 1995, IVAA focuses on documentation and art archive provision as well as library and interdisciplinary research. Since 2016, IVAA has focused on the expansion of the subject of art, by cataloguing citizen art practices in dealing with city urbanism and even land conflict in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Besides, it also organises exhibitions, public programs, cultural exchange that widens the discussions about art and democracy, politics of archiving and the possibilities of cultural decolonisation.

    The research trip they will undergo, Redefinition from the Bottom: Archiving and Decolonising will widen the supported cultural professionals’ perspectives in archiving. It is a program that consists of assessment and research on the diverse archiving methodology within Southeast Asian countries; knowledge and methodology exchange and public presentation. 

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF is supporting the mobility of 4 artists and cultural professionals to attend Redefinition from the Bottom: Archiving and Decolonising, which will take place from 5 to 29 May 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar & Manila, Philippines.

  •  

    iMPACT DOC is a platform and exhibition space in Amsterdam, Netherlands for documentary photography and film, with a focus on exhibiting art that addresses global and social issues.

    iMPACT DOC will be hosting an artist from Bangladesh who will be exhibiting his project ‘Of River and Lost Lands’, and conducting a talk and a workshop.

    Through Mobility First!, ASEF is supporting the mobility of 1 Asian artist to raise awareness of his work through an exhibition, talk and workshop at iMPACT DOC, which will take place from 20 to 22 September 2019 held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

     

  • 2019 marks the third year of Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initaitve. For this first open call, we have received a total of 251 applications, comprised of 154 individual applications and 32 organisation applications on behalf of 97 arts practitioners.

    From this pool, we have selected to support a total of 24 artists and cultural professionals whose applications more closely fulfil Mobility First!’s focus areas of knowledge exchange/skills transfer, local development, innovation (including the intersection of art with other sectors), and the role of art in society.

    These are the selected artists, cultural professionals and arts organisations:

    Selected applications from individuals

    NAME

    NATIONALITY

    ACTIVITY

    MOBILITY ROUTE

    Agung Gunawan

    Indonesia

    Arts residency, workshop, and performance

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Schirgiswalde-Kirschau, Germany

    Ikbal Lubys

    Indonesia

    Dao Xuan Chin International Arts Festival

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia to

    Gamtroi Valley, Hoa Binh, Viet Nam

    Adam Sutherland

    United Kingdom

    Practice-led research: Kutsuwai arts residency and exchange programme

    Manchester, UK to

    Kikugawa, Japan

    Francesca Ulivi

    Italy

    Practice-led research: Kutsuwai arts residency and exchange programme

    Paris, France to

    Kikugawa, Japan

    Loo Zihan

    Singapore

    Queering Memory – ALMS Conference

    Singapore to

    Berlin, Germany

    Adrian Milang

    Malaysia

    Practice-led research trip: Takna’ Belawan Project

    Kuching, Malaysia to

    Padua, Mendalam; Kapaus Hulu; Putu Ssibau, Indonesia

    Nicoletta Favari

    Italy

    Nakanojo arts residency and biennale

    Milan, Italy to

    Nakanojo, Japan

    Gregory Giannis

    Australia

    Made of Walking (V) Walking arts residency and conference

    Melbourne, Australia to

    Prespes, Greece

    Kent Chan

    Singapore

    Jan Van Eyck Academie arts residency

    Singapore

    to Maastricht, Netherlands

    Chloe Chotrani

    Singapore

    Luna Musikalawaig Festival

    Singapore to

    Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

    Yvan Karlsson

    Sweden/Australia

    Tape, Tape World Community Workshop Series

    Perth, Australia

    to Singapore

    Nontawat Numbenchapol

    Thailand

    Visions du Reel International Film Festival

    Bangkok, Thailand to

    Nyon, Switzerland

    Jay Koh

    Germany

    Workshop and partnership meeting

    Seri Kembangan, Malaysia to

    Dalat, Viet Nam

     

     

    Selected applications from organisations

    NAME OF ORGANISATION

    ACTIVITY

    COUNTRY WHERE ACTIVITY IS HELD

    SUPPORTED CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS

    Biennale Jogja Foundation

    Arisan Tenggara Workshop

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    Henry Tan (Thailand); Alyana Cabral (Philippines); Accacio Pinto (Australia); Penwadee Manont (Thailand)

    Rai.D Collective

    Altered-in-Between Exhibition at the Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    Pius Sigit Kuncoro (Indonesia); Pathompon Tesprateep (Thailand)

    Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA)

    Redefinition from the Bottom: Archiving and Decolonising

    Yangon, Myanmar

    Lisistrata Lusandiana (Indonesia); Irfanuddin Ghozali (Indonesia); Hardiwan Prayoga (Indonesia); Krisnawan Wisnu Adi (Indonesia)

    iMPACT DOC

    Exhibition, talk and workshop

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Protick Sarker (Bangladesh)


    To know more about the selected artists, cultural professionals, and arts organisations, we have published the remarks from the Selection Committee here:

    Overall Remarks from Selection Committee – Mobility First! 1st Open Call 

  • 2019 marks the third year of Mobility First! - ASEF's travel grant for artists and cultural professionals. The first open call for 2019 opens on 1 January 2019. All details are on www.asef.live/mobilityfirst2019

    In this year's edition, Mr Ferdinand RICHARD and Mr Tay Tong are joining ASEF in making the selection of artists, cultural professionals & arts organisations that will be supported by the fund. 

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