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Films shot on location help revitalize Japan's regional economies

Films shot on location help revitalize Japan’s regional economies

Regional economies in Japan are getting a boost from film production companies shooting on location, assisted by increasingly active local film commissions. Local governments welcome the idea as film crews bring in money and the movies they make attract tourists to the locations they have seen on screen. In the United States, the first film […]  More

Land Art Mongolia 360° - Catching the Axis

Land Art Mongolia 360° – Catching the Axis

Date: August 22, 2016 - September 20, 2016

Land Art Mongolia 360° presents CATCHING THE AXIS – Between the Sky and the Earth involving 30 artists from some 20 countries in the biennial taking place 22 August – 20 September 2016. The outdoor sites where artists will develop works are in a natural reserve in the South East Gobi. A conference and exhibition will be held […]  More

La Gacilly Photo Festival | focus on Japanese photography

Date: June 4, 2016 - September 30, 2016

La Gacilly Photo Festival | focus on Japanese photography

Till 30th September, 13th edition of La Gacilly Photo Festival in Brittany, France is the largest open air photography festival in France. The 2016 festival’s guest country is Japan with a special focus on Japanese photography. It also wishes to raise awareness on environmental issues and, in resonance with COP21 it takes the theme of […]  More

George Town Festival 2016

Date: July 29, 2016 - August 28, 2016

George Town Festival 2016

The George Town Festival 2016 coming to Penang, Malaysia 29 July – 28 August. As well as the rich international theatre, dance and music programme, there’s visual arts, design, photography, comedy, talks, workshops, an ASEAN showcase, a paddyfield in the middle of town and huge beasts that walk with the wind. Check out some of […]  More

IAFOR Documentary Film Award 2016

IAFOR Documentary Film Award 2016

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Supported by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), the IAFOR Documentary Film Award is a global competition celebrating the best in documentary filmmaking. Documentary has a rich history of exposing truths, telling stories, raising awareness and creating discussion – all practices valued at IAFOR. In this competition, content is king. We welcome submissions drawing on compelling […]  More

Ranald MacDonald Prize | call for nominations

Deadline: August 11, 2016

Ranald MacDonald Prize | call for nominations

The international Ranald MacDonald Prize valued at 5000 Euros is awarded annually to a, presumably ‘young’, writer and/or artist for his or her, more or less, ‘first’ work in the public domain. The work must shed new light on the relations between Asia, Europe and/or North America. Nominations are invited. The board will judge the nominations […]  More

Karachi Biennale | open call

Deadline: August 10, 2016

Karachi Biennale | open call

International call to visual artists, designers and architects to submit works for the Public Art project of the first Karachi Biennale in Pakistan. Works will be based on transformation of cable reels into objects engaging audiences in public space, either using single cable reel objects or multiples. The cable reel is a ubiquitous symbol of […]  More

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150 high-level cultural officials including 8 Ministers in Gwangju for the ASEM Ministerial meeting © Piero Zilio

7th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting I Key Outcomes

Exchange of national good practices in the creative industries and exploration of international collaboration opportunities were the focus of the 7th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM CMM7) that took place this June in Gwangju, Korea.   More

HANGAR, Spain | Interview with Tere BADIA

HANGAR, Spain | Interview with Tere BADIA

As part of the series By People/In Cities, ASEF culture360 contributor David FERNÁNDEZ interviews Tere BADIA, Director of HANGAR, a centre for art research and production, offering support to visual artists.  More

ICCPR 2016 I Key outcomes

ASEF supported a panel discussion, Finding Their Value: Artistic Survival and Public Policy on 6 July

This July, the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) was organised – for the first time in its history – in Asia. Over 5 days, 300+ academics gathered at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul for discussions on issues, trends and challenges related to cultural policies.  More

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