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The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and its partners Arts Network Asia (ANA) and the European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH) call for joint proposals from Asian and European arts organisations for the 3rd edition of ‘Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe’. The call for proposals is now open.

Through this programme, ASEF, ANA and TEH actively foster connections across cultures by supporting artistic collaborations, exchanges and dialogues.  Together, they aim to reinforce Asia-Europe exchanges with the objectives of deepening mutual understanding between cultural communities in the two regions, enhancing the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, and encouraging creative collaborations.

ASEF, ANA and TEH encourage organisations to submit multilateral activities that engage as many partners and participants from the 49 member countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and reflect the cultural diversity of the two regions. Proposals may come from any artistic discipline and must take place between 1 January 2014 and 30 November 2014. The submission deadline is 15 August 2013.

‘Creative Encounters’ directly responds to the Action Plan of the ASEM Culture Ministers which recognises “the important role of […] cultural organisations in promoting cultural diversity” and specifically calls for the promotion of “exchanges in the areas of performances, exhibitions, literary works and audio-visual programmes between Asian and European countries”.

Apply at Call for Proposals