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Culture

Overview

ASEF's work in Culture

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

Culture is one of ASEF’s seven key thematic areas.

In this field, we promote cultural cooperation 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, enabling building of capacity, facilitating dialogue and knowledge sharing and promoting artistic diversity.

Through our work, we also contribute to the 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 showcase cultural collaborations from Asia and Europe 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 Programmes

Our work in culture currently addresses 3 key issues of mutual relevance for Asia-Europe cultural cooperation through our 2 programmes

Publications

Publication

Crafts in Asia: Pathways to Sustainability

Published in 2022
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Mobility Funding Guide for Italy

Published in 2019
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Creative Response to Sustainability

Published in 2019
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Creative Response to Sustainability

Published in 2019
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Mobility Funding Guide for Portugal

Published in 2018
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Mobility Funding Guide for Greece

Published in 2018
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Mobility Funding Guide – Malaysia 2019

Published in 2018
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Creative Responses to Sustainability

Published in 2017
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Cities: Living Labs for Culture?

Published in 2016
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Mobility Funding Guide Kazakhstan

Published in 2016
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Creative Responses to Sustainability

Published in 2016
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On the Go

Published in 2015
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Creative Responses to Sustainability

Published in 2015
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Mobility Funding Guides – Third Edition 2014

Published in 2014
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Serving Artists Serves the Public

Published in 2013
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Lingua Comica Fuse

Published in 2012
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Lingua Comica Reloaded

Published in 2011
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Enabling Crossovers

Published in 20 June 2014

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Meet The Team

Culture Department

The Culture Department is responsible for ASEF’s work in arts, heritage and the 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.

Acting Director

Italy

Senior Project Manager

India

Project Executive

China

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