culture360.asef.org http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:29:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Culturizing Sustainable Cities | call for case studieshttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/culturizing-sustainable-cities-call-for-case-studies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=culturizing-sustainable-cities-call-for-case-studies http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/culturizing-sustainable-cities-call-for-case-studies/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:03:41 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=46198

Culturizing Sustainable Cities: call for examples – as potential case studies for a project led by University of Coimbra, Portugal.  The project is searching for examples, from anywhere in...  Read More

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culturizingCulturizing Sustainable Cities: call for examples – as potential case studies for a project led by University of Coimbra, Portugal.  The project is searching for examples, from anywhere in the world.

How can artistic/cultural practices be embedded within the planning and development of more sustainable cities?

The research project Culturizing Sustainable Cities is searching for examples, from anywhere in the world, of two types of initiatives: (1) Development / implementation of policy and other actions of local authorities to integrate culture into local sustainable city planning and public policies, and to support art-environment activities

(2) Local artistic/heritage/cultural activities involving local residents that help connect people to the environment and develop more sustainable living practices.

In Phase 1, the project will develop an online collection of profiles and case studies (globally distributed) selected from these examples. In Phase 2, two locations where clusters of cultural-environmental activities or major policy/planning innovations are identified will be examined in-depth.

The project advises that they will be collecting examples until about February 2015 but will review examples received and adjust if more examples are required in particular fields or areas.

You can find on the website an online form with suggested areas of information required for examples

For more information on the Culturizing Sustainable Cities project and to submit case suggestions, please visit: http://www.ces.uc.pt/projectos/culturizing/
Dr. Nancy Duxbury, Researcher, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Image: Wake Up the Earth Festival 2006, Jamaica Plain, Boston, U.S.A., organised by Spontaneous Celebrations, photo courtesy of Claudia Carvalho

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Denmark | open call for International Sculpture Symposium at Assens Shipyardhttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/denmark-open-call-for-international-sculpture-symposium-at-assens-shipyard/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=denmark-open-call-for-international-sculpture-symposium-at-assens-shipyard http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/denmark-open-call-for-international-sculpture-symposium-at-assens-shipyard/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:53:02 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=46184

Assens Arts Council in Denmark is currently organising the following event: International Sculpture Symposium at Assens Shipyard (14-26 September 2015) – international call is open to all professional sculptors working...  Read More

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Assens Arts Council in Denmark is currently organising the following event: International Sculpture Symposium at Assens Shipyard (14-26 September 2015) – international call is open to all professional sculptors working in the medium of iron.

Applications must be submitted electronically at the website.

Closing date for applications 01 February 2015.

Applicants will be notified by 15 March 2015 at the latest.

Assens Shipyard has generously put its wealth of workshop spaces, tools and materials at the disposal of the symposium, offering the best possible facilities for sculptors working with iron.

Assens Arts Council supports art in the Municipality of Assens through its advisory capacity and by organising events and activities such as symposium projects, initiatives for art in the public sphere and workshops.

Discipline: Iron sculpture

Number of participants: 6 iron sculptors (2 Danish and 4 international artists)

Location: Assens Shipyard

Drafts/sketches: Applicants are requested to include sketches of their planned works, including approximate measurements.

Tools: Applicants must include a list of the tools they will require for their project.

Materials: Materials will be supplied by Assens Shipyard to a maximum value of DKK 10,000 (incl. VAT) equating to approx. 1000 kg iron per participant.
NB: There is a wide variety of materials available at Assens Shipyard. Scrap iron will be freely available.

Practical qualifications: In principle, all artists will be expected to be capable of working unassisted. Other limited assistance of a practical nature will offered.

Assistants: To a limited degree, qualified assistants will be on hand to support the artists with their work.

Application form: An electronic application form can be found at the symposium’s website.

Assens Arts Council consists of three professional artists, an architect, one associate has an art professional background, the head of culture for the Municipality of Assens, and a secretary.

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COAL Prize 2015 | call for entrieshttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/coal-prize-2015-call-for-entries/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=coal-prize-2015-call-for-entries http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/coal-prize-2015-call-for-entries/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:28:25 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=46089

CALL FOR ENTRIES – COAL PRIZE ART AND ENVIRONMENT 2015 - PARIS CLIMAT 2015 / COP21.  The COAL Prize Art and Environment rewards each year a project by a contemporary...  Read More

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CALL FOR ENTRIES – COAL PRIZE ART AND ENVIRONMENT 2015 - PARIS CLIMAT 2015 / COP21.  The COAL Prize Art and Environment rewards each year a project by a contemporary artist involved in environmental issues. 

Its goals are to promote and support the vital role which art and creation play in raising awareness, supporting concrete solutions and encouraging a culture of ecology. The winner is selected out of ten short-listed entries by a jury of well- known specialists in art, research, ecology and sustainable development

In 2015, from November 30 to December 10, France will host the 21th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21). The COP21 is a key international meeting to negotiate an international agreement to fight climate change. Its goal is to engage all countries through a universal binding climate agreement to contain global warming to 2 degrees Celsius by 2100.

The special 2015 edition of the COAL Prize Art and Environment seizes the opportunity of COP21 to open the doors to the wider public and show the political players that there are alternative ways to comprehend the complexity of the climate challenge; to achieve a sustainable cultural shift inspired by creativity and innovation.

The agenda of COP21 is primarily scientific and political. The COAL Prize provides an alternative agenda, recognising that for a real cultural shift, we need to encourage a diverse range of citizens to engage with the topic. Arts and culture have always played a critical role in responding to political, environmental and social issues.

This sixth edition of the COAL Prize Art and Environment is part of ArtCOP21 : an exceptional cultural festival initiate by COAL and our UK partners Cape Farewell, that will take place in France during COP21. ArtCOP21 is an unprecedented collaboration of cultural actors who are keen to instigate an ecological transition towards a healthier environment- through arts and culture. The mission of ArtCOP21 is to engage the wider public in creating a positive vision for a sustainable future.

Launched in 2010 by the French organisation COAL, the Coalition for art and sustainable development, the COAL Prize is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, and the National Centre of Plastic Arts (CNAP). It promotes and supports each year the project of a contemporary artist on the environmental theme determined through an international call for entries.

PRIZE: The laureate receives an award of € 5,000 and is invited for a residency at Domaine de Belval (Ardennes – France) by the François Sommer Foundation.

Deadline January 30th 2015

PHOTO COURTESY: © Cai Guo-Qiang, The Ninth Wave sailing on the Huangpu River by the Bund, Shanghai, 2014. Photo by JJY Photo, courtesy Cai Studio

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Assessing Indonesia’s government-led creative transformation | Asian Creative Transformations articlehttp://culture360.asef.org/news/assessing-indonesias-government-led-creative-transformation-asian-creative-transformations-article/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=assessing-indonesias-government-led-creative-transformation-asian-creative-transformations-article http://culture360.asef.org/news/assessing-indonesias-government-led-creative-transformation-asian-creative-transformations-article/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:25:33 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=45907

Asian Creative Transformations research lab (Brisbane) publishes Asia-Pacific Creative Landing Pad with an article assessing the government-led creative transformation of Indonesia. Other recent articles look at China’s connected society; Malaysia: multimedia...  Read More

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Asian Creative Transformations research lab (Brisbane) publishes Asia-Pacific Creative Landing Pad with an article assessing the government-led creative transformation of Indonesia. Other recent articles look at China’s connected society; Malaysia: multimedia to creative content; pop music, soft power and democracy in Indonesia and telemodernities across Asia.

Assessing Indonesia’s government-led creative transformation

By Erich Renz

 Erich is an interdisciplinary Master of Creative Industries student at Popakademie Baden-Württemberg (GER) and Queensland University of Technology (AUS).

In recent years many developing countries have recognized the challenge of embracing creativity in the arts and innovation in business. The case of Indonesia is significant, firstly because the nation is a young democracy, and secondly because the central government is taking an active development role. Like many other countries in Asia, however, the term creative economy is hierarchically managed and aligned to economic improvements rather than furthering pluralism. In effect the government has taken the master template from the UK’s Department of Culture Media and Sport and adapted this to local conditions. Along with this cultural borrowing come high expectations.

In October 2011, an Indonesian cabinet reshuffle led to the establishment of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, headed up by former Minister of Trade Mari Pangestu. Minister Pangestu was in charge of aligning the development goals of the tourism industry with those of the creative industries. However, the newly elected president Joko Widodo subsequently changed the name of the back to Ministry of Tourism, omitting the term creative economy. Mari Pangestu was then replaced by Arief Yahya, the former CEO of Indonesia Telecommunication Company, the company behind a large development project called Bandung Digital Valley.

The main task of the former Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy was to attract international visitors to Indonesia’s cultural heritage, represented primarily by culinary businesses, domestic fashion and indigenous craft. The government’s focus on tourism is diversification of the economy. Spending by foreign tourists has not only flowed into creative products and services but to provinces for regional development.

While the creative economy idea has not been dispensed with it is currently unclear how it will be reframed. Suggestions are that a separate agency will be formed although some believe that the creative economy is too big an idea for an agency to manage. The former hybrid Ministry (of Tourism and Creative Economy) managed two industries that mutually contribute 12% to GDP and deploy a workforce of 16.9 million inhabitants out of a total labour force of 119 million.

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Nine Angry Birds Parks planned for Chinahttp://culture360.asef.org/news/nine-angry-birds-parks-planned-for-china/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nine-angry-birds-parks-planned-for-china http://culture360.asef.org/news/nine-angry-birds-parks-planned-for-china/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:58:23 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=46002

The birds are flocking to China … Finland’s Rovio Entertainment, the creator of Angry Birds, is partnering with Chinese company Guogou Group to open nine Angry Birds theme parks in...  Read More

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The birds are flocking to China … Finland’s Rovio Entertainment, the creator of Angry Birds, is partnering with Chinese company Guogou Group to open nine Angry Birds theme parks in China by 2018.

Rovio said it had reached a deal with Guogou to build and operate the attractions, and the first would open in the eastern province of Anhui. No financial details have been disclosed.

— China is an extremely important market for us, and we’re constantly looking for ways to provide innovative fan experiences by bridging the digital with the physical, said Pekka Rantala, chief commercial officer of Rovio.

— Through this partnership, we not only achieve that, but we set a strong foot in one of the worlds fastest growing theme park markets with a key player in the industry.

The strategic partnership marks the first agreement of its kind for Rovio in the Asian market, with the parks projected to cover a total building area of tens of thousands of square metres.

Source: GOOD NEWS from Finland

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PARP 2015 Philippine Artist Residency Programme in Francehttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/parp-2015-philippine-artist-residency-programme-in-france/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=parp-2015-philippine-artist-residency-programme-in-france http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/parp-2015-philippine-artist-residency-programme-in-france/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:25:31 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=45510

Calling all Filipino artists! Alliance Française de Manille (AFM), Centre Intermondes and 1335Mabini Gallery are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Philippine Artist Residency Program (PARP 2015). The...  Read More

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Calling all Filipino artists! Alliance Française de Manille (AFM), Centre Intermondes and 1335Mabini Gallery are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Philippine Artist Residency Program (PARP 2015).

The organisers are now accepting submissions from interested applicants. Please download the application form from alliance.ph or email csace@alliance.ph to request a copy. Fill it out and submit along with all required documents.

What is PARP?
The Philippine Artist Residency program (PARP) provides selected Filipino and French artists the opportunity for Filipino artists to live in France and French artists to live in the Philippines for a period of two to three months while developing their proposed artistic project. The program is a collaborative effort between AFM, Centre Intermondes in La Rochelle and 1335Mabini Gallery  in Manila, with a pledge to cover the selected grantee’s travel and living expenses for the duration of their residency.

Filipino PARP artists are invited to exhibit at the Alliance Total Gallery within a year after their return to the Philippines.

Eligibility:
The applicant must be able to satisfy the following requirements:

- Must be a bona fide Filipino citizen
- Must be 45 years of age or younger as of the month of application year
- Must have at least two years of formal art schooling
- Must have held at least one solo exhibition in a reputable art space
- Must comply with all requirements and that any submitted material will not be returned
- Non PARP grantees and previous applicants may reapply
- Grantee may avail of a free session of French language classes at AFM

Application Procedure:
The applicant must submit the following:

1. Accomplished application form
2. Proposed program of residency
3. A letter stating your interest
4. Curriculum Vitae
5. Documentation of works (digital submissions only)

PARP 2015 Schedule:
Application period: September 1 to December 31, 2014
Deadline of application: December 31, 2014
Evaluation period: January 2015 to mid-February 2015
Announcement of selected grantee: Early March 2015

Please send your PARP applications and work submissions to:
PARP 2015 c/o Christine Sace
Alliance Française de Manille
csace@alliance.ph

Read about Poklong Anading, the artist selected for the PARP 2014 residency

Image: work by Poklong Anading: Miracle healing and other hopeful things, 2011, trapo, variable dimensions

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Green + Arts + Culture + Mobility: Towards an international equation?http://culture360.asef.org/magazine/green-arts-culture-mobility-towards-an-international-equation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=green-arts-culture-mobility-towards-an-international-equation http://culture360.asef.org/magazine/green-arts-culture-mobility-towards-an-international-equation/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:01:26 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?p=46044

Contributed by Marie Le Sourd In one year, the 21st UN International Conference on Climate Change will take place in Paris from 30 November to 10 December 2015. Despite...  Read More

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In one year, the 21st UN International Conference on Climate Change will take place in Paris from 30 November to 10 December 2015. Despite some strong and evidence-based call for action (see the recent IPCC statement) and recent encouraging political advancements (like the recent USA-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change), one can be pessimistic about the concrete political decisions and related actions which will arise from this international conference.

However, this Conference is considered as a great opportunity for the Paris-based organisation COAL (Coalition for Arts and Environment) and UK-based Cape Farewell to give more visibility to the actions of the arts and culture sector around key global environmental issues. Both organisations are therefore jointly coordinating with local European and international partners, the ARTCOP21 taking place alongside the International Conference on Climate Change. This programme – artistic, collaborative and innovative – will include 5 key moments: a special edition of the COAL Art Prize; a conference of creative parties; a series of massive and participatory installations; an artistic path throughout Paris and its suburbs to raise awareness among the public about environmental challenges; and a professional workshop with policy makers, funders and representatives from the cultural and creative sectors. The idea behind the ARTCOP21 is to highlight the role of the arts and cultural sector in raising awareness on environmental issues, while promoting innovative solutions by civil society organisations in order to embrace the challenges at stake.

Lauranne Germond, Director/Co-founder of COAL says: “The ARTCOP21 will mostly take place in Paris and its suburbs (region Ile de France). The idea is however to position this programme at a European and international level and hence to include artists, creators, change makers from Europe and the rest of the world to reinforce one key message: the need to voice out a multiplicity of approaches and innovative solutions coming from the arts and cultural sector to answer the complex environmental issues we all face today at various levels”.

This international approach is needed to avoid transforming the subject of art and environment into a “luxurious western form of concern”, to quote the Budapest-based producer Anna Lengyel during the session “Green international cultural exchange, International Mobility versus Virtual Cooperation?” at the IETM Asia Satellite Meeting in Melbourne on 13 May 2014. According to the organisers, IETM and the Australia Council for the Arts, the title of the working session was intentionally controversial in putting into perspective the terms of “virtual” and “green”.

 

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This session gathered panellists from Australia, Indonesia, United Kingdom and Belgium. Good examples of artists’ projects were presented: the Going Nowhere project on how artists, creators and audiences engage with international creative exchanges between UK and Australia without moving on a plane or on board of any other transportation means, and the green initiatives by ArtsAdmin in the United Kingdom.

Some of the speakers like Kristi Monfries, curator and art manager (Australia/Indonesia) also highlighted issues such as heavy pollution, garbage management by public authorities, plastic overuse, saying that these “are at our door step and remind us at every moment of the environmental challenges that today’s world is facing”.

The question of a more “controlled” mobility or at least a more rationalised one seemed more easily considered by artists and cultural professionals who have the choice to think that way and have the financial means to do so. From a South-East Asian point of view (except for Singapore) opportunities to travel are still limited for the majority of cultural professionals due to a general lack of funding support for cultural mobility. Being “green” is a de facto situation much more than a real choice. The green aspect of artistic practices was also highlighted through some examples of artists in residence programmes. Mella Jaarma, co-director of Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia talked about artists working directly with local people and/or craftsmen in order to use local materials and knowledge in their artwork and/or process. The intention for artists coming to Yogyakarta is to make the mobility experience and its impact more relevant than the travel itself and to maximise the potential of their experience also for the local communities.

This idea recalled one of the key points shared during the “Workshop on green issues for the sustainable support of cultural mobility” held in Berlin on 12-13 March 2014, as part of the EU-funded project GALA (Green Art Lab Alliance) coordinated by Julie’s Bicycle and DutchCulture/ TransArtists*. As highlighted by Sholeh Johnston from Julie’s Bicycle, mobility experiences have to happen beyond the travel itself. Therefore there is a constant need to dialogue about the format of the mobility (touring, co-production, residencies etc.) and the whole process of production, in order to maximise the impact of the travel for the artists, the organisations and the audiences involved.

This workshop attempted to better link initiatives from the sector and policy orientations to embed green criteria in the way funding is allocated to cultural projects (including those with a cultural mobility component). In this regard, two recent reports have highlighted the possible connections between the cultural sector and innovative green solutions and the actions by governmental agencies and Ministries:

- The D’Art report, The Art and environmental sustainability, An international overview by IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies) and Julie’s Bicycle provides a snapshot of national policymakers’ level of engagement with environmental sustainability with an emphasis on policies, not on artistic content or wider arts practice;

- The report Culture shift: How artists are responding to sustainability in Wales commissioned to the Arts Council of Wales aims in a somewhat complementary way to the above report at identifying initiatives, networks, artists of what is becoming an “emerging sector”.

These documents are conceived in a pro-active way and seek to share good practices as well as to encourage collaborations and partnerships at all levels (local, national and international) to tackle these global environmental challenges. Ian Rimmington of Arts Council of England said during the above mentioned training in Berlin: “Think long-term: as long as people are getting in the right direction, this is fine!” And this “right” long-term direction shall definitely encompass a more international, holistic and cooperative approach while taking benefit of the experiences and initiatives of the cultural and creative sector worldwide. A topic that will be definitely tackled in the up-coming ARTCOP21! Stay tuned!

 

*ASEF culture360 is one of the media partners of the EU funded project GALA.  The final meeting of GALA will take place in Glasgow in March 2015, hosted by Creative Carbon Scotland. See more at: http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-culture360-media-partner-of-the-green-art-lab-alliance/

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Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014http://culture360.asef.org/event/kochi-muziris-biennale-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kochi-muziris-biennale-2014 http://culture360.asef.org/event/kochi-muziris-biennale-2014/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:21:46 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=46083

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 opens 12 December in Kerala, India, and runs until 29 March 2015.  The theme is ‘Whorled Expectations’ and features artists from across India, Europe and Asia,...  Read More

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Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 opens 12 December in Kerala, India, and runs until 29 March 2015.  The theme is ‘Whorled Expectations’ and features artists from across India, Europe and Asia, under the Artistic Direction of artist Jitish Kallat.

Read about the 94 artists selected for the Biennale, coming from 30 countries and the inspiring venues in the beautiful heritage city of Fort Kochi (Cochin).

In addition to the main contemporary art programme, Kochi-Muziris Biennale features a Student’s Biennale, a Children’s Biennale and many other collateral cultural programmes.

On the theme:

Two chronologically overlapping, but perhaps directly unrelated, historical episodes in Kerala during the 14th to 17th Centuries become parallel points of departure for Whorled Explorations. Drawing from them, allusions to the historical and the cosmological recur throughout the exhibition like exaggerated extensions to gestures we make when we try to see or understand something. We either go close to it or move away from it in space, to see it clearly; we also reflect back or forth in time to understand the present. Whorled Explorations draws upon this act of deliberation, across axes of time and space to interlace the bygone with the imminent, the terrestrial with the celestial.

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Artistic Director, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

Jitish Kallat was born in Mumbai in 1974, the city where he lives and works. His work has been exhibited widely at museums and institutions including Tate Modern (London), Martin Gorpius Bau (Berlin), Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), Serpentine Gallery (London), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Hangar Bicocca (Milan), ZKM Museum (Karlsruhe), Arken Museum of Moderne Kunst (Copenhagen), MAXXI (Rome) and the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney).

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Mobility Funding Guides for 49 countries of Asia and Europe launched!http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/mobility/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mobility http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/mobility/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 02:00:52 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?p=26164

Initiated by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) through its online portal culture360.org, the 21 mobility funding guides are a concrete output of the mapping of funding opportunities for international cultural exchange in 19 countries in Asia.  Read More

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The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and On the Move are jointly presenting for the first time, the Mobility Funding Guides for International Cultural Exchange in 49 countries of Asia and Europe. In addition to the 3rd edition of the Mapping of Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia, which presents mobility funding resources for 19 Asian countries, this year, we will also present the updated guides for 27 countries of the European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland and the Russian Federation. These guides follow the methodology used in the online ‘Guide for International Funding Opportunities for the Mobility of European artists and culture professionals’, produced in 2011 by the Interarts Foundation, On The Move within the scope of the EU funded project PRACTICS.

The launch of this comprehensive list of resources on mobility in Asia and Europe follows a series of important meetings that have happened in 2013 and 2014. Initiated in 2013 by ASEF with the Platform meeting of Asian and European cultural mobility funders in Prague, Czech Republic (5-6 June 2013) co-organised with the Arts and Theatre Institute-Prague and the Kelola Foundation, the conversation among funders and policy makers has further developed in 2014, with the brainstorming meeting on Access and Reciprocity organised by On the Move in partnership with Asialink and ResArtis in Melbourne, Australia (12 May 2014).

The meeting supported by ASEF was part of the Inaugural Meeting of the Asia-Europe-Australia Creative Residency Network (AAECRN) and in conjunction with the IETM Asia Satellite Meeting co-organised by IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Among the key findings of the Melbourne meeting on Access and Reciprocity was that multiple types of partnerships are necessary at different levels: international, national, regional but also between public and private funders and cultural organisations and artists and cultural professionals. Participants also agreed on the need for a new understanding of the notion of reciprocity.  National and international agencies funding mobility should consider the benefits of investing not only on ‘their’ national artists and ‘their’ country but go beyond the idea of “export” and define how to build long-lasting collaborations with different partners at different levels.
Over 50 cultural mobility funders, stakeholders and professionals from Asia, Australia and Europe agreed on the need to reinforce and diversify networks through the support of new types of networks’ initiatives and their potential for connections within the region Australia-Asia-Europe.

Such meetings have also to be read in the context of other international and regional initiatives like the Preparatory Action on Culture in EU External Relations or the recent Canary Island Declaration on Artistic and Cultural Mobility coordinated by the Roberto Cimetta Fund.

The international approach of the mobility funding guides is crucial as it positions the discussion on the funding of cultural mobility in a global perspective in order to better respond to local needs and interests from the cultural sector.

ASEF and On the Move will continue to work together with the cultural sector and other partner organisations to promote mobility of artists and cultural professionals in Asia and Europe, in line with the recommendations of Asian and European Culture Ministers (in the framework of the Asia-Europe Meeting/ASEM) also reinforced at the last 6th ASEM Culture Ministers Meeting (Netherlands, October 2014).

ASEF and On the Move wish to thank for their information and data support: Arts Network Asia, Japan Center Pacific Basin Arts Communication (PARC), Tokyo Performing Arts Market (TPAM), Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), Japan Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Luxembourg Agency for Cultural Affairs and the following On the Move members – ITI-Germany and IGBK (through their website touring-artists.info), DutchCulture/TransArtists, Arts and Theatre Institute-Czech Republic, Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute-Poland and the Theatre Union of the Russian Federation .

We hope you will find this updated 3rd edition a useful resource.

Mapping of Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia and Europe

Credits 3rd edition (2014)

Preface to 3rd edition

How to read the mobility funding guides

 

All European Guides are downloadable at: http://on-the-move.org/funding/europe

If you would like to know more about this initiative or collaborate with us, please contact:

Valentina RICCARDI (Ms)
Project Manager, Cultural Exchange
valentina.riccardi@asef.org 

You can also send your comments, suggestions and corrections to: funding@culture360.org 

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The call for applications for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master of Arts Degree in Media Arts Cultures is announced. The degree involves a collaborative programme taught by universities in Austria,...  Read More

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The call for applications for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master of Arts Degree in Media Arts Cultures is announced. The degree involves a collaborative programme taught by universities in Austria, Denmark, Poland and Hong Kong. Media Arts Cultures is a mobility programme, enabling students to study across Europe and in Asia. The objective of this Master Programme is to provide education and training for future specialists in Media Arts Cultures and prepare them for emerging careers in the creative and cultural sectors, research and academia.

This is a new masters of arts programme funded by the European Union and recognized as a European Master of Excellence. This distinction is based on offering high-quality learning opportunities for students in an emerging field and also signifies the importance of Media Arts for the cultural future of Europe. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master is organized jointly by Danube University Krems (Austria), Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Lodz (Poland) and City University of Hong Kong (China). Associated partnersare Ars Electronica, DAM, FACT, monochrom, Laboratory of Research in Art and Techno Science, transmediale and ZKM.

The objective of this Master Programme is to provide education and training for future specialists in Media Arts Cultures and prepare them for emerging careers in the creative and cultural sectors, research and academia. Students from European or non-European countries will study as a group and in individually chosen modules on selected topics like Media Cultural Heritage, Archiving, Experience Design, Media Arts Theory, New Media Aesthetics, Curating and Arts Management, or Media Arts Futures. The language of instruction is English. As part of the programme, students will complete an internship at one of the consortium’s full or associated partners and complete a master’s thesis supervised by lecturers from the partner universities.

Media Arts Cultures is a mobility programme, enabling students to study across Europe and in Asia. During the two-year programme, each student will spend three semesters at three universities, and choose among the organizing four in the final semester. After completing the programme, students will receive a joint master degree in Media Arts Cultures from the universities they have attended. The programme is 120 ECTS and allows graduates to further pursue a PhD within Europe or other international higher education regions. More than 13 of the best EU and non-EU candidates will be offered Erasmus+ fully-funded scholarships for the duration of the programme. As an internationally recognized Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree, students accepted into the MediaAC program without Erasmus+ scholarships will have increased chances of securing funding from external-funding sources.

DEADLINES – there are different deadlines depending on your application:

  • Erasmus+ Scholarship application deadline is January 1, 2015.
  • Self-funded / external-funded for non-European applicants deadline April 2015.
  • Self-funded / external-funded for European or European residence applicants deadline June 2015.

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