culture360.asef.org » ASEF News http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:56:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Focus + Indonesia | mobile artist residencies | slideshowhttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/focus-indonesia-mobile-artist-residencies-slideshow/ http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/focus-indonesia-mobile-artist-residencies-slideshow/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:03:36 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?p=40751

Focus + Indonesia is a series of mobile artist residencies that took place across Indonesia, in response to local community needs and in support of cultural education between Indonesia, Poland and Germany. This photo gallery captures some of the project's highlights in presence of Polish artists as well as Indonesian artists and youth groups.  Read More

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Focus + Indonesia is a series of mobile artist residencies that took place across Indonesia, in response to local community needs and in support of cultural education between Indonesia, Poland and Germany. It is one of the 2014 projects that were selected under Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Arts Network Asia (ANA) in collaboration with Trans Europe Halles (TEH).

During this first phase, several events and workshop took place in Bali, Yogyakarta, and Jakarta. This photo gallery captures some of the project’s highlights in presence of Polish artists as well as Indonesian artists and youth groups.

More information at http://focusairproject.org/

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India | EQUILIBRIUM | 5-week residency programme | call for applicationshttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/india-equilibrium-5-week-residency-programme-call-for-applications/ http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/india-equilibrium-5-week-residency-programme-call-for-applications/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:25:09 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=40610

Currently located in Partapur, the main aim of this project is to provide a platform for artists from Asia and Europe to engage in a dialogue with local communities through women's groups in and around Partapur. Artists are invited to submit proposals for a 5-week residency that will involve activities with local women and lead toward creative capacity building at a local school.   Read More

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Organised in the framework of Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe, EQUILIBRIUM is an international cultural initiative that aims at building creative contexts in villages and towns in India. Currently located in Partapur, the main aim of this project is to provide a platform for artists from Asia and Europe to engage in a dialogue with local communities through women’s groups in and around Partapur.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for a 5-week residency that will involve activities with local women and lead toward creative capacity-building at a local school. The proposals should generate new works and processes resulting from dialogue and participation among local women’s groups, as well as build stronger ties between art practices and everyday life.

Download project description & application requirements

The residencies will take place in two phases. 5 artists will be shortlisted for each phase.

  • Phase 1: 1 September to 6 October 2014
  • Phase 2: 15 October to 19 November 2014

This call is open to artists who are nationals of one of the following ASEM member countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Viet Nam.

Contact information:
sandharbhart@gmail.com

EQUILIBRIUM is supported by Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe, a programme by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Arts Network Asia (ANA) in collaboration with Trans Europe Halles (TEH)

EQUILIBRIUM is a project of Beneshwer Lok Vikas Sansthan, Sandarbh and Walpodenakademie.

For more details of the programme, please go to http://theprojectequilibrium.wordpress.com/

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ASEF to support several initiatives through Creative Encounters and ASEF Creative Networkshttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-to-support-several-initiatives-through-creative-encounters-and-asef-creative-networks/ http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-to-support-several-initiatives-through-creative-encounters-and-asef-creative-networks/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:36:18 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?p=39211

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has selected 7 collaborative projects in the framework of its programmes Creative Encounters and ASEF Creative Networks, following an open call launched in June 2013.  Read More

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The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has selected 7 collaborative projects in the framework of its programmes Creative Encounters and ASEF Creative Networks, following an open call launched in June 2013.

CREATIVE ENCOUNTERS: CULTURAL PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN ASIA AND EUROPE

Artist residencies and creative industries will be the focus of the 3rd edition of Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe, an initiative of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Arts Network Asia (ANA) and Trans Europe Halles (TEH). “Creative Encounters” has been supporting artistic collaborations between Asian and European cultural organisations since 2011.

Four collaborative projects have been selected for support in 2014 from a pool of over 150 proposals received in response to a competitive open call:

  • EARS – Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions is a dialogue platform for creative industry professionals and includes selected showcases and performances. It will be held in Helsinki, Finland in September 2014, alongside the Helsinki Design Week. EARS (Finland) and Modern Sky Entertainment (China) will collaborate on this project.
  • Ties That Bind: Asia Europe Producers Workshop will gather film producers from both regions with potential feature films in development. The workshop, to be held in Udine, Italy in April 2014, is a collaboration among Fondo Audiovisivo Del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), Far East Film Festival (Italy), Busan International Film Festival (Korea) and EAVE – European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (Luxembourg).
  • Equilibrium will facilitate cross-disciplinary artist residencies in Partapur in Rajasthan, India exploring the social empowerment of women. The project, which will run from April to June 2014, is a collaboration among Sandarbh (India), Beneshawar Lok Vikas Sansthan (India) and Mainzer Kunstverein Walpodenstrat 21 e.V (Germany).
  • Focus + Indonesia will organise a series of interdisciplinary mobile artist residencies in Indonesia, Germany and Poland, which respond to local community needs and mutual cultural education. The project will take place from February to May 2014 and is the result of a partnership among Jatiwangi Art Factory (Indonesia), Fundacja Upside Art (Poland) and the National Museum in Szczecin (Poland).

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ASEF CREATIVE NETWORKS

Cultural networks are emerging as an increasingly significant channel of international collaboration in arts and culture. Recognising the potential of this growing phenomenon to nurture sustainable professional linkages between Asia and Europe, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) launched the ASEF Creative Networks initiative in 2013. This initiative encourages the establishment of new networks linking Asia and Europe as well as the development of sustainable projects by existing bi-regional networks. Selection is through a competitive open call for proposals.

Three projects (from a pool of 54 proposals) have been selected for support in 2014 through the first edition of ASEF Creative Networks:

  • The Asia-Europe Network of Urban Heritage for Sustainable Creative Economies will be established as a cross-disciplinary network of experts on cultural heritage in Asia and Europe. This network will facilitate knowledge exchange and capacity building with a focus on creative economies for the sustainable management of historic environments. Founding members include Europa Nostra, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) and the Yangon Heritage Trust.
  • Network as Learning Experience by the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers (ENCATC), the Asia Pacific Network for Education and Research (ANCER) and the Hong Kong Institute of Education will organise a series of events – in China, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Slovakia and the United Kingdom – aimed at capacity building for cultural managers and researchers.
  • The Asia-Europe Creative Residency Network will be established as a sub-network of Res Artis, the largest existing network of artist residency programmes, to specifically promote more cultural exchange between Asia and Europe. The first meeting of the new network will take place in Melbourne, Australia. Project partners include the Res Artis Foundation, the Japan Foundation Information Center, Asialink (Australia) and the National Association for the Visual Arts (Australia).

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New Cultural Policy profiles published for India, Viet Nam and Koreahttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/new-cultural-policy-rofiles-published-for-india-vietnam-and-korea/ http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/new-cultural-policy-rofiles-published-for-india-vietnam-and-korea/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:09:38 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=38863

WorldCP-Asia is a major initiative to document the cultural policies of countries in Asia, developed as a partnership between the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and IFACCA. Three new cultural policy...  Read More

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worldcpWorldCP-Asia is a major initiative to document the cultural policies of countries in Asia, developed as a partnership between the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and IFACCA. Three new cultural policy profiles have been published for India, Viet Nam and Korea, contributing to the WorldCP international databases of cultural policies. These profiles constitute the first ever compilation and analysis of the cultural policies of the three Asian countries.

You can download the Cultural Policy Profiles here:

India cultural policy profile

Viet Nam cultural policy profile

Korea cultural policy profile

The three national cultural policy profiles were launched in Hanoi during the ASEF Experts’ Meeting and Public Forum – Creative Economy in Asia and Europe: Emerging Pillar of Economic Growth and Development on 4-5 December 2013. The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and IFACCA held a WorldCP-Asia meeting there for government partners, authors and regional editors from Asia and Europe, who had attended the creative economy meeting.

In 2012 & 2013, WorldCP-Asia was coordinated by a partnership between the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), the lead partner of WorldCP, and the WorldCP-Asia Secretariat, managed by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

The WorldCP-Asia Secretariat carries out key tasks including administering the project; partly funding pilot profiles; liaison with Asian governments towards securing national funding partners; stimulating policy dialogue, networking and mutual learning through expert meetings and online platforms; and, co-ordination with IFACCA.  Anmol Vellani is the Regional Editor for WorldCP-Asia.

Profiles for Singapore and Mongolia are at the research stage and due to be published in 2014.

WorldCP-Asia cultural policy profiles form part of a global project – WorldCP – a central, web-based and continuously updated database of country-specific profiles of policies that relate to culture. Modelled on the Council of Europe/ERICarts Compendium, it will also provide the capacity to monitor and analyse global trends in key aspects of cultural policies.

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ASEF Experts’ Meeting & Public Forum: Creative Economy in Asia & Europehttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-experts-meeting-public-forum-i-creative-economy-in-asia-europe/ http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-experts-meeting-public-forum-i-creative-economy-in-asia-europe/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 04:14:40 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?p=38202

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is co-organising the ASEF Experts’ Meeting & Public Forum on Creative Economy in Asia and Europe: Emerging Pillar of Economic Growth & Development on 4-5 December 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Read More

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Creative and cultural industries are now widely acknowledged as dynamic sectors of the world economy offering high growth opportunities. Based on the premise that culture can be a driver of economic growth, governments in Asia and Europe, in consultation with the arts sector and international institutions, are directing investment towards these sectors and developing tailor-made national and local policies. Further, there are growing debates around the development dimension of the creative economy. These ongoing discussions call for a deeper analysis of existing policies shaping the creative economy and their particular potential for innovatively addressing development challenges.

In this context, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is co-organising the ASEF Experts’ Meeting & Public Forum on Creative Economy in Asia and Europe: Emerging Pillar of Economic Growth & Development on 4-5 December 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

This meeting is organised as part of the ASEF Cultural Policy Dialogue Series and complements ASEF’s support to the WorldCP-International Database of Cultural Policies. The WorldCP initiative is led by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) and counts the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam among its key regional partners in Asia. The meeting is supported by the British Council, Vietnam and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands.

Creative industries was identified as an important area of mutual interest and common relevance for Asia-Europe dialogue at the Experts’ Meeting on Cultural Policy (October 2011, Australia) organised in the framework of WorldCP-Asia. This topic is also high on the political agenda of Ministers of Culture in Asia and Europe, who meet biennially in the framework of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). The 6th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting (2014, The Netherlands) will specifically focus on the topic of the creative industries.

The meeting consists of three panels and a public forum. The first panel, moderated by Jordi BALTA of the Interarts Foundation, will focus on issues, trends and challenges in the development of creative economy with Pratibha MEHTA of UN1, Vietnam, Candra DARUSMAN of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Erminia SCIACCHITANO from the Council of Europe and Hermineke VAN BOCKXMEER of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Netherlands. Tom FLEMING, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, UK & Anmol VELLANI, Regional Editor, WorldCP-Asia will respond to the ideas and issues thrown up by the panel.

The second panel, moderated by Sarah GARDNER of International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) will look at policy strategies for the creative economy. Among the speakers in this panel are authors of the cultural policy profiles of India and Korea, Ashish RAJADHYAKSHA and Kiwon HONG.

Panel 3, moderated by Christine MERKEL, German Commission for UNESCO, will address Role of the Creative Economy in Development with Jordi BALTA, Interarts Foundation; Tanvir HOSSAIN, BRAC-Aarong; Peter INKEI, Budapest Observatory; Laure KALTENBACH, Forum d’Avignon; LI Huailiang, Communication University of China; Adelina M. SUEMITH, National Commission for Culture & the Arts, Philippines; TRAN Tuyet Lan, General Manager, Craft Link, Vietnam.

A Public Forum on 5 December will mark the launch of Vietnam’s national strategy for the creative industries and the path to its successful implementation.

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Singapore| ASEF support the Film Restoration School Asiahttp://culture360.asef.org/event/singapore-asef-support-the-film-restoration-school-asia/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/singapore-asef-support-the-film-restoration-school-asia/#comments Mon, 14 Oct 2013 02:55:33 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=37198

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will support the first edition of the Film Restoration School Asia.   Read More

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The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will support the first edition of the Film Restoration School Asia.

The six-day training will take place in Singapore from 18 to 23 November 2013, organised by the National Museum of Singapore, in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata and the World Cinema Foundation. The initiative will provide film preservation and restoration training for 50 young film professionals from Asia to help preserve shared cinematic heritage.

175 participants of different nationalities have attended this programme in Bologna, Italy organised by the Cineteca di Bologna and L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory over the past five years. Building upon that success, the programme will inaugurate its first edition in Asia at the National Museum of Singapore.

The Film Restoration School Asia will include public screenings, lectures and practical hands-on lessons, conducted by experts from around the world. The programme’s goal is to address the current issues surrounding film preservation and restoration while providing participants with practical training of current restoration and archival best-practices.

For more details please visit:
http://www.immagineritrovata.it/en/film-restoration-school-asia/

Download flyer (PDF)

Download registration form

Download Media Release

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Shortlisted Projects | Creative Encounters and Creative Networkshttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/shortlisted-projects-creative-encounters-and-creative-networks/ http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/shortlisted-projects-creative-encounters-and-creative-networks/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 04:24:15 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?p=37098

Proposals for ASEF's Creative Networks and the Creative Encounters programme have been shortlisted this month, following a thorough review of the submitted proposals.   Read More

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Proposals for ASEF’s Creative Networks and the Creative Encounters programme have been shortlisted this month, following a thorough review of the submitted proposals. 

For Creative Networks First Edition, 4 proposals have been shortlisted from 54 submissions. For Creative Encounters Third Edition, 8 creative proposals have been shortlisted from 169 submissions. The selection of shortlisted projects was conducted in partnership with Arts Network Asia and Trans Europe Halles.

The shortlisted applicants have been requested to submit a detailed proposal on or before Friday, 1 November 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 December 2013.

 

ASEF Creative Networks 1st edition (2013-14) – Shorlisted Projects

Sustainable Urban Heritage for Creative Economies
Partners:
INTACH – Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (India)
INTO – International National Trusts Organisation (United Kingdom)
Europa Nostra (The Netherlands)
International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (Denmark)
Yangon Heritage Trust (Myanmar)

Network as Learning Experience
Partners:
ENCATC – European network on arts-cultural management and cultural policy education (Belgium)
ANCER – Asia Pacific Network for Education and Research (Singapore)
The Hong Kong Institute of Education (China)

Asia-Europe Artist Residency Network
Partners:
Res Artis Foundation (The Netherlands)
The Japan Foundation Information Center (Japan)
NAVA – National Association for the Visual Arts (Australia)

The Asia-Pacific Screen Lab
Partners:
Griffin Film School (Australia)
Asia-Pacific Film Academy (Australia)
NETPAC (India)

 

Creative Encounters Third Edition (2013-14) – Shortlisted Projects

[En]counters 2014 – Is There Love in the Air?
Public art festival investigating the urban landscape; to be held in Mumbai (India)
Partners:
Art Oxygen (India)
C&G Artpartment (China)
Cittadellart-Fondazione Michelangelo Pistoletto (Italy)

Equilibrium
Cross disciplinary artist residencies exploring social empowerment of women; to be held in rural Rajasthan (India)
Partners:
Sandarbh (India)
Mainzer Kunstverein Walpodenstrat 21 e.V (Germany)
Beneshawar Lok Vikas Sansthan (India)

Focus + Indonesia
Interdisciplinary mobile artist residencies responding to local community needs and mutual cultural education; to be held in various venues across Indonesia
Partners:
Fundacja Upside Art (Poland)
Jatiwangi Art Factory (Indonesia)
National Museum in Szczecin (Poland)

EARS on Helsinki 2014
Conference for creative industry professionals with selected showcases and performances; to be held in Helsinki (Finland)
Partners:
EARS Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions (Finland)
Modern Sky Entertainment (China)

IDFAcademy Asian Route
Training programme for promising young documentary filmmakers, alongside the International Documentary Film Festival 2014; to be held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Partners:
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Bang Singapore (Singapore)

IT Matters! What’s the temperature of culture?
Cross-disciplinary artist residencies, workshops and talks exploring the impact of climate change on territories and communities; to be held in Rome (Italy) and Seoul (Korea)
Partners:
ETRA.R.TE (Italy)
Dance Box (Japan)
SID Dance – Seoul Section of International Dance Council-CIDUNESCO (Korea)
CSC- Centro per la scena contemporanea Opera Estate (Italy)
Fondazione Roma Europa-DNA (Italy)

The Common Studio: Artists and Designers Exploring Practices of Collective Organising between Asia and Europe
Workshops, seminars and public events exploring innovative practices of collectivity; to be held in Chiang Mai (Thailand)
Partners:
Department of Multidisciplinary Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University (Thailand)
Brave New Alps (Italy)

Ties That Bind – Asia Europe Producers Workshop
Workshop for film producers with potential feature films in development; to be held in Udine (Italy)
Partners:
Fondo Audiovisivo Del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy)
Busan International Film Festival (Korea)
EAVE – European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (Luxembourg)
Far East Film Festival (Italy)

Download Creative Encounters Third Edition Shortlist

Download Creative Networks First Edition Shortlist

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Bali | Ubud Writers and Readers Festival | Asia-Europe Short Story Contest Winners presentationhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/bali-ubud-writers-and-readers-festival/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/bali-ubud-writers-and-readers-festival/#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:56:00 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=35609

The 2013 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (11-15 October) brings with it the spirit of coming home, and pulls together the best Indonesian, South East Asian and international voices...  Read More

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The 2013 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (11-15 October) brings with it the spirit of coming home, and pulls together the best Indonesian, South East Asian and international voices as it celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The winners of the Asia-Europe Short Story Contest will attend and receive their awards from ASEF.

LONG WAY HOME – the Asia-Europe Short Story Contest – was won by Leroy Luar (Malaysia) author of The Evidence of Us, and Yordan Radichkov (Bulgaria) author of Container. Both authors are invited to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival as part of their prize.

This October, the Festival will welcome more than 170 brilliant writers, performers, artists, musicians and visionaries to the magical setting of Ubud, to speak across all forms of storytelling – from travel writing to songwriting, plays, poetry, comedy and graphic novels.

Joining the line-up – and in his first Festival appearance in the region – is bestselling UK author Sebastian Faulks (Birdsong, Devil May Care), Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk about Kevin), publishing entrepreneur and Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler, legendary Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig, and Festival favourite Richard Flanagan returns. The Festival also welcomes 2013 Man Booker long-listed authors Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being) and Tash Aw (Five Star Billionaire) as well as India’s ‘first literary popstar’ Amish Tripathi. Other international guests include David Vann (Legend of a Suicide), two-time Miles Franklin winner Kim Scott (That Deadman Dance), American talent Nami Mun, and one of France’s most prolific writers Alain Mabanckou.

ubudlogoThese international names will be joined by a world-class line-up of Indonesia’s finest and most successful writers and thinkers. Preeminent Indonesian poet and man-of-letters Goenawan Mohamad, award-winning writer Ayu Utami, bestselling writer and celebrity singer Dewi Lestari, celebrated filmmaker Garin NugrohoLaksmi PamuntjakAhmad Fuadi and more than 45 others ensures the 2013 Festival represents the best of Indonesian literature. The 2013 Festival will also host an exclusive open-air preview screening of Daniel Ziv‘s highly-anticipated documentary film JALANAN, about the lives of three Jakarta street musicians.

Read more about the 2013 Festival’s highlight sessions.

View the full program of events here.

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Job Opportunities at culture360.orghttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/job-opportunities-at-culture360-org/ http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/job-opportunities-at-culture360-org/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 03:03:42 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?p=36989

culture360.org is currently looking for freelance individuals to take on the following roles: Editor, Film Editor, Technical Coordinator, and Social Media & Web Analytics Expert.   Read More

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culture360.org is currently looking for freelance individuals to take on the following roles: Editor, Film Editor, Technical Coordinator, and Social Media & Web Analytics Expert.

For more details on the individual roles, please have a look at the job descriptions and application requirements:

Conditions:

  • Candidates have to be a national of an ASEM member country*.
  • This position is freelance. The applicant does not need to be based in Singapore.

Deadline for submissions: 18 October 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

culture360.org is a unique online platform that connects the people of Asia and Europe through arts and culture by providing information, facilitating dialogue and stimulating reflection. culture360.org is a programme of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

* The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation bringing together the 27 European Union member states, 2 European countries, and the European Commission with 20 Asian countries and the ASEAN Secretariat. Member countries are: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Vietnam.

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Interview with Dr. Sri Kuhnt- Saptodewo | Weltmuseum Wienhttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/interview-with-dr-sri-kuhnt-saptodewo-weltmuseum-wien/ http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/interview-with-dr-sri-kuhnt-saptodewo-weltmuseum-wien/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 06:52:43 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?p=36751

In connection with the ongoing cooperation between the Weltmuseum Wien and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and on the occasion of the event series Public Lab, culture360.org interviews Dr. Sri Kuhnt-Saptodewo, curator of the Insular Southeast Asia Collection and the special exhibition Danced Creation. Asia's Mythical Past and Living Present.  Read More

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Kuhnt_Saptodewo_Jani_2012In connection with the ongoing cooperation between the Weltmuseum Wien and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and on the occasion of the event series  Public Lab, culture360.org  interviews Dr. Sri Kuhnt-Saptodewo, curator of the Insular Southeast Asia Collection and the special exhibition Danced Creation. Asia’s Mythical Past and Living Present.

In this interview, Dr. Kuhnt-Saptodewo gives insight into the underpinnings of the exhibition and event series and their links with contemporary dance performance. She also shares her views on the nature of collaborative efforts and participating in the Creative Encounters programme.

Could you share your idea behind the exhibition Danced Creation Asia’s Mythical Past and Living Present and the Public Laboratory dance event series? Also, elaborate on how you intend to liven up the museum by linking historical museum objects with contemporary dance performance?

The exhibition Danced Creation. Asia’s Mythical Past and Living Present on the one hand introduces the public to the wide spectrum of historical Asian dance traditions, as traced by museum objects. On the other hand, it presents contemporary dance performances and installations which have their roots in these historical practices. In the course of preparation, six Asian artists, who represent Asian dance as a whole, have visited Vienna and chosen museum objects which were then presented in combination with their own artistic work.

In connection with the exhibition, from the 18th of July until August 4th 2013, the Public Laboratory event series – also titled Occupy the Museum – will take place, featuring Ong Keng Sen and Michael Stolhofer (ImPulsTanz) as curators. 14 choreographers will take part in the Public Laboratory.  Themed lectures and public discussions will demonstrate the individual artists’ connection to selected museum objects and their experiences during the working process. Museum artefacts will therefore not merely be presented in a traditional exhibition environment, but will be contextualised in individual ways. The public discussions will allow for in-depth reflection on both the historical and present meaning of the objects.

Therefore, the outstanding characteristic of the exhibition and event series lies in the presentation of the lives and works of contemporary artists, in connection with historical artefacts from the museum collection. Our hope is that this interaction will create a distinct experience, highlighting the new orientation of the museum itself.

What are the challenges when working with different project partners including the Jakarta Institute of Arts, ImPulsTanz, one moderator and six co-curators from Asia and Europe?

The project involves a large amount of people, some involved with coordination, others participating as artists. This calls for good organisation and, more importantly, good communication between the institutions and artists involved.

The selection of Asian choreographers was made with Maria Darmaningsih, Vice dean for International Cooperation at the Faculty of Performing Arts of the Jakarta Institute of Arts. Maria Darmaningsih is the Director of the Indonesian Dance Festival and an expert in contemporary Asian Dance – therefore an ideal partner for a project surrounding Asian Dance.

Unfortunately, we do not have extra staff dealing solely with this project, so time management has been demanding. Generally, the collaboration has run smoothly.

Finding sponsors for the project has been most challenging. There has been a lot of artistic input, but realization with a relatively small budget is no easy task. Luckily, ImPulsTanz is renowned in Austria, therefore companies and institutions have shown interest in supporting the project.

Allowing artists to take over empty rooms in the museum has also been challenging for museum staff, as these rooms have been unused for many years. As unique as the historical rooms are, they require preparation. As an example, glass in the show cases was removed so the artists could use them for their installations.

Please explain how the Creative Encounters programme will benefit the collaboration between the partners and the participants.

The funding from Creative Encounters has made the project possible in the first place. While the dimensions of the project have grown since first proposing the Public Laboratory, the core of the project has remained. Asian and European choreographers will share their experiences and views on working with historical artefacts from one of the biggest ethnological museum collections in the world. The performances and installations will present cross-cultural perspectives, enabling an exchange with a Western public. An entire room of the exhibition Danced Creation is dedicated to the theme of cross-culture.

In giving contemporary European choreographers an opportunity to develop new performances using historical dance artefacts from Asia, a tradition of exchange between the West and the East is continued.

Do you have useful tips and recommendations to share with other organisations who want to apply to the Creative Encounters programme?

The most important thing is a good concept. This will hopefully lead to sponsors, which are generally required in addition to the Creative Encounters funding. A solid budget plan will prevent stress later on. Sufficient funding will also allow you to employ staff solely dedicated to the project. Realising a large-scale project and dealing with associated paperwork, funding and coordination takes up a lot of your time budget.  Do not forget to take this into account!

Dr Sri Kuhnt-Saptodewo was born in Jakarta. She studied ethnology at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich. In 2003, with her habilitation Getanzte Geschichte. Tanz, Religion und Geschichte auf Java at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, she qualified for university teaching (venia legendi) in Southeast Asian studies. Since 2005 she has been Head of the Insular Southeast Asia Collection, Weltmuseum Wien.

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