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Finland | ANTI Contemporary Art Festival

Finland | ANTI Contemporary Art Festival

Date: October 27, 2016 - October 29, 2016

ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival presents a new event celebrating today’s most explosive live artists! During the ANTI Prize Weekend 27-29 October, in Kuopio, Finland, we will award the world’s only prize for live art and present a new commissioned work, Artefact by the last year’s winner, Australian Willoh S. Weiland. The event will feature club […]  More

Posted: October 19, 2016
UK / Indonesia 2016 - 18

UK / Indonesia 2016 – 18

Date: October 18, 2016 - December 10, 2016

The first UK/ID Festival! a series of events and performances by some of the best young creative minds from the UK and Indonesia, 18 Oct – 10 Dec 2016. Events are taking place in Indonesia: Bandung, Jakarta, Solo, Ubud, Surabaya and Medan. The programme includes: In Bandung and Surabaya, Glasgow based artist Robbie Thomson brings a […]  More

Posted: October 17, 2016

ASEF supports Asiatopia Performance Art Festival 2016 | Thailand

Venue: Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and PSG,Silpakorn University Sanam Chandra Palace Campus

Date: October 13, 2016 - October 19, 2016

ASEF supports Asiatopia Performance Art Festival 2016 | Thailand

ASEF and Arts Network Asia (ANA) support Asiatopia Performance Art Festival 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand from 13 to 19 October 2016.   More

Posted: October 8, 2016

Yangon | MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival

Date: November 4, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Yangon | MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival

MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival was created in 2013, continuing the tradition of the very few existing festivals entirely dedicated to the classics. The 4th edition takes place in Yangon 4-13 November 2016. MEMORY! is the sole international event entirely dedicated to film heritage in Asia and the most notable cultural event in Myanmar. Programme: In […]  More

Posted: October 5, 2016

Festival / Tokyo 2016 | Beyond Borders

Date: October 15, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Festival / Tokyo 2016 | Beyond Borders

Japan’s leading performing arts festival Festival / Tokyo returns in 2016 on the theme ‘Beyond Borders’ from October 15 – December 11. The programme features 16 productions in the Main Program and 14 productions in the Affiliated Program, with a special focus on the work of Polish theatre giant Krystian Lupa, whose work is appearing in Japan […]  More

Posted: September 28, 2016

Okayama Art Summit | new art triennial in Japan

Date: October 9, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Okayama Art Summit | new art triennial in Japan

Okayama Art Summit 2016 is the first edition of a new triennial contemporary art exhibition to be held in Okayama, Japan. It will feature 31 important contemporary artists from around the world. The artistic director of this first edition is Liam Gillick. He has announced the artist list and the concept for this first edition. […]  More

Posted: September 22, 2016

GIBANICA (MOVING CAKE) – Biennial of Slovenian Contemporary Dance Art

Date: March 3, 2017 - March 11, 2017

GIBANICA (MOVING CAKE) - Biennial of Slovenian Contemporary Dance Art

The 8th GIBANICA (MOVING CAKE) – Biennial of Slovenian Contemporary Dance Art will be organised in Ljubljana in March 2017. Applications invited now from professionals abroad (artists, programmers, journalists) who would like to attend this important platform and showcase for dance. Since 2003, Gibanica  has provided a biennial selection of the best contemporary dance productions of local artists […]  More

Amsterdam | Unseen Photo Festival – Indian photography focus

Date: September 16, 2016 - September 25, 2016

Photography by Mahesh Shantaram from the series Matrimania

From 21 to 25 September, three talented young Indian photographers are visiting The Netherlands as part of the DutchCulture – New Cultural Horizon India project to strengthen cultural ties between The Netherlands and India. Photographers Mansi Thapliyal, Karthik Subramanian and Soham Gupta and their work is presented during Unseen Photo Fair & Festival to focus […]  More

Posted: September 15, 2016

Tokyo | Dance New Air festival

Date: October 1, 2016 - October 10, 2016

Tokyo | Dance New Air festival

Dance New Air festival takes place in Tokyo 1-10 October 2016, the 7th edition of the event, launched in 2002 as Dance Biennale Tokyo. It will feature performances of six dance works by Japanese and foreign choreographers and artists, as well as dance film screenings, a book fair and other events. Three premieres will introduce artists from […]  More

Posted: September 14, 2016

Riga | Open Fields conference and exhibition at RIXC Art Science Festival

Date: October 29, 2016 - November 2, 2016

Riga | Open Fields conference and exhibition at RIXC Art Science Festival

Open Fields is the title of this year’s international conference and exhibition taking place in the framework of the annual RIXC Art Science festival in Riga, from September 29 until October 1, 2016, focusing on new aesthetics, contemporary conditions, digital practices and post-media situation. The exhibition will continue until November 2, representing 25 works by […]  More

Posted: September 8, 2016

Japan | Kenpoku Art 2016

Date: September 17, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Japan | Kenpoku Art 2016

With the theme of Sea, Mountains, Art! and under the Artistic Direction of Fumio Nanjo, a new art festival KENPOKU ART 2016 is launched in Northern Ibaraki Prefecture, home to six regional cities. and a place of fascinating contrasts, between nature, traditional culture and society, science and technology. The festival takes place 17 September – 20 November […]  More

Posted: August 26, 2016

Adelaide | OzAsia Festival 2016

Date: September 17, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Adelaide | OzAsia Festival 2016

OzAsia Festival is Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia. 2016 will be the biggest and best festival yet. It’s all new, revamped and refreshed, including a twist on the much-loved Moon Lantern Festival. Under current Festival Director Joseph Mitchell, the annual program features the finest theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts that Asia […]  More

11th Gwangju Biennale

Date: September 2, 2016 - November 6, 2016

11th Gwangju Biennale

Under the title The Eighth Climate (What does art do?), and with Artistic Director Maria Lind from Sweden, the 11th Gwangju Biennale runs 2 September – 7 November 2016. A Forum will invite representatives from around 100 smaller arts organisations from around the world, the largest numbers from Asia and Europe, to connect the selected Biennale Fellows […]  More

Ars Electronica Festival | Radical Atoms

Date: September 8, 2016 - September 12, 2016

Ars Electronica Festival | Radical Atoms

The program of every Ars Electronica Festival is an extraordinary mix of diverse formats and features. Visitors can choose from among a wide array of conferences, speeches, exhibitions, concerts, performances and interventions staged over five days (September 8-12, 2016, Linz, Austria). The venues of these artistic-scientific encounters include the PostCity, the Ars Electronica Center, the OK […]  More

Posted: August 10, 2016

Aichi Triennale 2016

Date: August 11, 2016 - October 23, 2016

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Aichi Triennale 2016 in and around the city of Nagoya, Japan runs 11 August – 23 October. At Aichi Triennale 2016, more than 100 artist groups from various genres of art from Japan and abroad will meet and showcase their creations to present cutting-edge contemporary art under the theme “Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan.” The theme for […]  More

2016 Festivals of India in Spain – Hungary – Myanmar

Date: June 15, 2016 - September 30, 2016

2016 Festivals of India in Spain - Hungary - Myanmar

The Festival of India in Spain is organized from June to September 2016. The Festival is staged in different cities of Spain, namely Madrid, Valladolid, Almargo, Olite, Aviles and Segovia. The Ministry of Culture in India has also organised Festivals of India in Hungary and in Myanmar earlier in 2016. As part of the Festival of India […]  More

Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles

Date: July 4, 2016 - September 25, 2016

Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles

  Running till 25 September, the city wide international photography festival, Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, France offers a huge exhibition and event programme. As always, the 47th Rencontres d’Arles is an observatory of artistic practices. The festival plays an active role in revealing trends and talents.   In the ‘Monsters & Co’ sub-programme, Charles […]  More

Posted: July 29, 2016

Festival del Film Locarno

Date: August 3, 2016 - August 13, 2016

Festival del Film Locarno

Switzerland’s international film festival – Festival del Film Locarno – runs August 3 – 13 2016 with a special Open Doors section that focuses on various countries of South Asia.  The Open Doors programme includes a pitching platform Hub,  a training Lab and film screenings to introduce the Festival audience to South Asia’s cinematographic and cultural landscape. […]  More

Posted: July 28, 2016

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

Posted: July 20, 2016

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

La Fête du cinéma | French film festival goes worldwide

Date: June 20, 2016 - June 30, 2016

La Fête du cinéma | French film festival goes worldwide

For the first time this year, the Institut français has come together with the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée to extend the French film festival La Fête du cinéma around the world. On June 20-30, 2016, more than 20 Instituts français of the French Cultural Network will be celebrating cinema all over the world, […]  More

Posted: June 26, 2016

Galway International Arts Festival 2016

Date: July 11, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Galway International Arts Festival 2016

The Galway International Festival takes place from 11-24 July and features an international programme of theatre, dance, music, visual art, discussion and debate, alongside a strong focus on home produced work. Four world premiere productions, including a major new play Arlington [a love story] by Enda Walsh; an array of world-class Olivier and Tony Award-winning playwrights and […]  More

Posted: June 23, 2016

Ulaanbaatar Media Art Festival | Mongolia

Date: June 9, 2016 - July 9, 2016

Ulaanbaatar Media Art Festival | Mongolia

The Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) will organise the inaugural edition of the Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival (UBIMAF) from 9 June to 9 July 2016. The Festival was one of the 3 selected projects of Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe.  More

Posted: June 8, 2016

Holland Festival 2016

Date: June 4, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Holland Festival 2016

The Holland Festival runs 4-26 June 2016 in Amsterdam, the leading international performing arts festival in the Netherland. This year’s programme includes Re: Creating Europe, a Forum on European Culture, a lecture on Europe from a Chinese Perspective, an opportunity to play ping pong at Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s social interaction installation, opera in the park and […]  More

Posted: June 1, 2016

Auckland Festival of Photography 2016

Date: June 2, 2016 - June 24, 2016

Auckland Festival of Photography 2016

2016 Auckland Festival of Photography 2 – 24 June. New Zealand’s only photographic festival, brings together artists, academics, curators, students, amateurs and professionals for the aim of encouraging the public to celebrate the art of photography. The festival includes an Annual Commission, a wide range of exhibitions and a Talking Culture programme of presentations and discussions on photography. […]  More

Posted: May 31, 2016

The Hague | Tong Tong Fair and Festival

Date: May 28, 2016 - June 5, 2016

The Hague | Tong Tong Fair and Festival

The Tong Tong Fair, founded in 1959, in The Hague is the biggest Eurasian fair in the world. The event is a sensory stimulating blend of cultural festival, exhibition and food fest rolled into one, held in an archipelago of tents and stands. In 2016 it takes place for the 58th time 28 May – […]  More

Posted: May 29, 2016

Salisbury International Arts Festival | inspiration New Zealand

Date: May 27, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Salisbury International Arts Festival | inspiration New Zealand

The UK’s Salisbury International Arts Festival 2016 flies south and says Kia Ora New Zealand! Returning for a 44th year and taking its inspiration from New Zealand, the Festival will once again fill every corner of the medieval City of Salisbury and surrounding countryside with a thrilling mix of music, comedy, film, theatre, circus, dance, walks, poetry, […]  More

Posted: May 20, 2016

Singapore | Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016

Date: May 25, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Singapore | Asian Festival of Children's Content 2016

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is an annual festival in Singapore that celebrates and promotes the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes. The 2016 AFCC takes place 25-29 May and invites Japan as its Country of Focus. With a mix of professional conferences, seminars, masterclasses, workshops, evenings events, and […]  More

Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis | Korea focus

Date: May 11, 2016 - June 18, 2016

Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis | Korea focus

In the framework of the France-Korea Year, the international contemporary dance festival – Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis – brings a Korean focus to the programme. Six Korean performing arts groups feature with seven works premiered in France. The Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis is an annual contemporary dance festival, taking place in ten different venues […]  More

Posted: May 12, 2016

Jakarta | ASEAN Literary Festival

Date: May 5, 2016 - May 8, 2016

Jakarta | ASEAN Literary Festival

The ASEAN Literary Festival (ALF) takes place in Jakarta May 5-8 2016 on the theme ‘The Story of Now’. ALF is the first event to gather writers from ASEAN countries in one literary event in which they will share ideas on how writers can contribute to the enhancement of society. The 10 countries that have […]  More

Posted: April 27, 2016

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