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Mobility First! Special Open Call: Results

Project Updates


25 Feb 2020

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), through its Mobility First! travel grant, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has launched a special open call prioritising the mobility of artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Pakistan and Viet Nam.

Applications are received and accepted by ASEF on a rolling basis and the list of selected applicants will be updated continuously.

Selected applications





Anagha Bhat


Slow Motion: Transformations of Musical Time in Perception and Performance Conference

Bengaluru, India to Hamburg, Germany

Subhash Maskara


Kyoto Filmmakers Lab

Mumbai, India to Kyoto, Japan

Muhammad Nazmus Sakib Himel


Poitiers Film Festival

Dhaka, Bangladesh to Poitiers, France

Muhammad Tariq


World Architecture Festival

Peshawar, Pakistan to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Niyati Mehta


‘Toward a More Inclusive and Diverse Global Philanthropy: Strategies to

Address Social, Economic and Historic Inequality’ Conference

Mumbai, India to Salzburg, Austria

Nilotpal Majumdar


International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Kolkata, India to Netherlands, Amsterdam

Mathivanan Rajendran


EAVE Producers Lab 2020

Chennai, India to Luxembourg

Anouza Phothisane


Quiet House Performance

Vientiane, Lao PDR to Tokyo, Japan

Hang Nguyen

Viet Nam

Artists’ Residency and Exhibition in Sweden

Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam to Simrishamn, Sweden

Huyen Nguyen Le Phuong

Viet Nam

Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops

Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay


Experimenta, the Arts & Sciences Biennale 2020

Kolkata, India to Grenoble, France

Anita Bose


Practice-led research trip: Searching Heritage and Cultural Links through Ramayana

Kolkata, India to Nha Trang, MySon, Quy Nhon, Hue, Viet Nam

Shahla Islam


Independent Film Production: No Land’s Man

Dhaka, Bangladesh to Sydney, Australia

Kabir Ariful

Bangladesh National living in France

Samdani Art Award

Paris, France to Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shayekh Mohammad Arif


MoT+ Performance Plus and Artist Residency 2019

Dhaka, Bangladesh to Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

Sadia Marium


Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops

Dhaka, Bangladesh to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Diksha Sharma


International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Mumbai, India to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Papiya Lahiri


International Physical Theatre Workshop and IUGTE (International University “Global Theatre Experience”) Conference

Chandigarh, India to Laubegg Castle, Austria

Durgesh Kanwal


Ethno New Zealand 2020

New Delhi, India to Piritahi Marae, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Hoa My Nguyen

Viet Nam

International Playback Theatre Network Conference (IPTN)

Hanoi, Viet Nam to Bengaluru, India

Rucha Kulkarni


Residency/Workshop: ‘Beyond Quilting’

Mumbai, India to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Saw Tamalar


Art Connect International Art Camp 2019 Malaysia

Yangon, Myanmar to Alor Seter, Kedah, Malaysia

Sagar Shiriskar


International Exhibition at Kunst Museum Winterthur

Mumbai, India to Winterthur, Switzerland

Tanya Maheshwari


Artists’ Residency at KBach Gallery

New Delhi, India to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Shahana Rajani


Practice-led research: ‘Across Tides and Times’

Karachi, Pakistan to Bangkok, Thailand

Linh Pham

Viet Nam

Sowing Seeds International Artist Residency

Hanoi, Viet Nam to Udaipur, India

Quynh Anh Le

Viet Nam

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Hanoi, Viet Nam to Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arthur Gill


Training: Music in the field of Special Education

Islamabad, Pakistan to Scotland, United Kingdom

Huma Mulji


Exhibition at Canvas Gallery

Bristol, United Kingdom to Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan

Kazi Muyeed Shahriar Shiraz Joy


Wanderland Music & Arts Festival 2020

Dhaka, Bangladesh to Makati, Philippines

Masuma Khwaja


Artists’ Residency: Olfactory History of Oosterdok

Karachi, Pakistan, to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hamza Bangash


Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand

Karachi, Pakistan to Clermont Ferrand, France

Subodh Kumar Pandey


Ethno France 2020

New Delhi, India to Paris, France

Lan Pham Ngoc

Viet Nam

Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival

Hanoi, Viet Nam to Clermont Ferrand, France

Faiham Ebna Sharif

Bangladesh national living in Sweden

Dhaka Art Summit: Seismic Movements

Uppsala, Sweden to Dhaka, Bangladesh

Anika Deb

Bangladesh national living in United Kingdom

Dhaka Art Summit

London, United Kingdom to Dhaka, Bangladesh

Stenzin Tankong


Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival

New Delhi, India to Clermont Ferrand, France

Md Taohidunnobi


Mother Tongue Festival 2020

Dhaka, Bangladesh to Dublin, Ireland

Jayachandran Palazhy


Yokohama Dance Collection 2020, HOTPOT East Asia dance platform, The Asia Network for Dance AND+

India, Bangalore to Yokohama, Japan

Lablu Barua


Workshop at Galicja Jewish Museum

Bangkok, Thailand to Krakow, Poland

Muzafar Khan


Training of Workshop Leaders

Islamabad, Pakistan to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lubdhak Chatterjee


International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020

Delhi, India to Rotterdam, Netherlands,

Zun Ei Phyu


SEAD Fellowship program II ( 2019-2020)

Yangon, Myanmar to Ban lien, Bac Ha District, Lao Cai, Viet Nam

Khamphart Tongchan


SEAD Fellowship program II (2019-2020)

Luang Prabrang, Lao PDR to Hanoi, Viet Nam

Binh Hoang

Viet Nam

Berlinale Talents 2020

Hanoi, Viet Nam to

Berlin, Germany

Poornima Sardana


Emotions in the Museum Conference

New Delhi, India to York, United Kingdom

Tathagata Ghosh


34th BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival

Kolkata, India to London, United Kingdom

Haribaskar Ganesan


Artists’ Residency: Just Enough Madness

Chennai, India to Bradford, United Kingdom

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