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Culture

Overview

ASEF's work in Culture

We promote cultural relations by connecting artists, cultural professionals, arts organisations, public institutions, networks and museums in Asia and Europe.

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is an intergovernmental, not-for-profit organisation which brings together the people of Asia and Europe to address common global challenges. It is the only permanent institution of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) political dialogue Process and is publicly funded by voluntary contributions from 53 ASEM Partners.

Culture is one of ASEF’s seven key thematic areas. In this field, we promote cultural relations by connecting artists, cultural professionals, arts organisations, public institutions, networks and museums in Asia and Europe. We respond to current gaps in cultural cooperation between Asia and Europe by providing access to information, facilitating cultural mobility and promoting artistic diversity. Through our work, we also contribute to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDGs 4.4 (skills for employment), 5.5 (women’s leadership), 8.9 (promote local culture and products), 10 a (preferential treatment), 10.7 (mobility of people), 11 a (strengthening urban-periphery links), 11.4 (safeguarding heritage), 16.10 (access to information), and 17.17 (civil society partnerships). At ASEM Summits and ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meetings (ASEMFMMs), we make cultural collaborations visible to the public and policymakers. At ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meetings (ASEMCMMs), we bring the voice of the arts community to the policy level. Finally, we translate recommendations of ASEM Leaders into concrete ASEF projects in culture.

Our Latest Projects

Check out our latest open calls and events
Culture
8 March - 31 December 2021
Online
Culture
22 Feb to 22 March 2021
Events
Online on culture360.ASEF.org
Culture
1 February to 30 November 2021
Events
Several ASEM countries
Culture
21-28 January 2021
Events
Online
Culture
1 Oct 2020 - 31 Jan 2021
Events
Online on culture360.ASEF.org
Governance
Culture
Thursday, 10 September 2020
Events
Online
Culture
Events
Online
Culture
5 Aug - 31 Dec 2020
Events
Online on culture360.ASEF.org
Culture
7-8 July 2020
Events
Online via Zoom
Culture
Events
Several ASEM countries

Our Programmes

Our work in culture currently addresses 3 key issues of mutual relevance for Asia-Europe cultural cooperation through our 3 programmes

Publications

Publication

Mobility Funding Guide for Italy

Published in 2019
Publication

Creative Response to Sustainability

Published in 2019
Publication

Creative Response to Sustainability

Published in 2019
Publication

Mobility Funding Guide for Portugal

Published in 2018
Publication

Mobility Funding Guide for Greece

Published in 2018
Publication

Mobility Funding Guide – Malaysia 2019

Published in 2018
Publication

Creative Responses to Sustainability

Published in 2017

Stay Connected

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Meet The Team

Culture Department

The Culture Department is responsible for ASEF’s work in arts, heritage and creative industries. We make artistic collaborations visible at ASEM leaders’ meetings and bring the voice of the arts community to the ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meetings.

Director

India

Associate Director

Italy

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Executive

Singapore

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