Three projects (from a pool of 54 proposals) have been selected for support in 2014 through the first edition of ASEF Creative Networks:
1) The Asia-Europe Network of Urban Heritage for Sustainable Creative Economies will be established as a cross-disciplinary network of experts on cultural heritage in Asia and Europe. This network will facilitate knowledge exchange and capacity building with a focus on creative economies for the sustainable management of historic environments. Founding members include Europa Nostra, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) and the Yangon Heritage Trust.
2) Network as Learning Experience by The European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers (ENCATC), the Asia Pacific Network for Education and Research (ANCER) and the Hong Kong Institute of Education will organise a series of events – in China, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Slovakia and the United Kingdom – aimed at capacity building for cultural managers and researchers.
3) The Asia-Europe Creative Residency Network will be established as a sub-network of Res Artis, the largest existing network of artist residency programmes, to specifically promote more cultural exchange between Asia and Europe. The first meeting of the new network will take place in Melbourne, Australia. Project partners include the Res Artis Foundation, the Japan Foundation Information Center, Asialink (Australia) and the National Association for the Visual Arts (Australia).