In 2017, ASEF launched Mobility First!, a travel grant for artists & cultural professionals, which has since been recognised in UNESCO’s Reshaping Cultural Policies Report (2nd edition), as a “success story” in bridging existing funding gaps to support cultural mobility in the Asia-Asia and Asia-Europe contexts.
2020 marks the fourth year of Mobility First! and in line with this, we have launched a microsite, mobilityfirst.asef.org, which is a tool for creating a live network amongst the 312 Mobility First! grantees and serves as a database that provides all information about open calls, selection results, statistics and trends since 2017.
In addition, the microsite has a regularly updated COVID-19 section which features social initiatives by Mobility First! alumni.
If you are interested in cultural mobility or wish to #stayconnected with our alumni, visit mobilityfirst.asef.org now!