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Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2019

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Project Period:
1 January to 15 December 2019
Venue:
Several ASEM countries
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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

 Phases

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 the Mobility First! – Special Open Call with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, please visit: https://asef.live/mobilityfirstnorwayopencall
 
For other questions, drop us an email: mobilityfirst@asef.org
 

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Documents


Timeline and Grant Amounts – Mobility First! 2019

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Mobility First! Year 3 Statistics 2019

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Mobility First! Year 2 Statistics 2018

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Mobility First! Key Trends – Cultural Mobility in Asia and Europe 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions – Mobility First-2019

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Budget template-organisation applications

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Budget template-individual applications

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Application Guidelines – Mobility First! 2019

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4th Open Call Results-Mobility First! 2019

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3rd Open Call Results-Mobility First! 2019

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