culture360.asef.org http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:41:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 FLACC | visual arts residency in Belgiumhttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/flacc-visual-arts-residency-in-belgium/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=flacc-visual-arts-residency-in-belgium http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/flacc-visual-arts-residency-in-belgium/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:05:35 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=42742

FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists in Genk, Belgium has an international open call for 90 day residencies in 2015/16 for artists to realise new artistic projects. Practical, material and...  Read More

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FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists in Genk, Belgium has an international open call for 90 day residencies in 2015/16 for artists to realise new artistic projects. Practical, material and financial assistance is provided for selected artists.

Who: visual artists working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to submit project proposals along the lines set out below.
Where: FLACC, Genk in Belgium
When: Three month period or around 90 days divided over several periods between July 2015 and July 2016
Deadline: 1 September 2014

Every year, FLACC facilitates the realisation of 10 to 15 artists’ projects in Genk, in tune with the contemporary context of art making. The process-based projects are developed independently of any need for presentation, and are in most cases aimed at the realization of new work. Core concepts here are equality, cooperation, and space for experimentation.

Every year, FLACC introduces renowned and promising foreign artists into the Belgian artistic landscape. But young talent and experienced Belgian artists are also supported, even across borders. Crucial elements in the FLACC workplace projects are: theoretical research, input from experts, practical feasibility, and an output in relation with the studio labour, for example by contributing to the art discourse, a publication or a presentation.

FLACC provides practical, material and financial assistance through extended collaborations with artists. The selected artists can, in this way, count on an extensive level of long term support. They can fully concentrate on their projects, whose process-driven realisation, worked out in collaboration with FLACC, is often just as important as the physical result itself. FLACC suggests that this realization is sometimes even secondary to the deployment of activities which can aid the artistic development of the artist, such as theoretical deepening, experimentation and networking.

FLACC has metal and woodworking workshops, a digital studio (film and photography), and a foundry with a furnace and kilns for ceramics, bronze and glass applications, and an extensive workspace. The staff is knowledgeable about the production possibilities of nearby workplaces and collaborates with those workplaces and with schools and companies to give the artists the best possible support and assistance.

The call is open for all visual artists. Due to the diversity of our workshops, the application is open for projects in various media and disciplines. Projects with a notice of the specific geographical, cultural, social or historical situation of FLACC (or Genk/Belgium), challenging the notion of a ‘workplace’ or with the specific technical possibilities of FLACC are preferable. The work period is three-month full time or around 90 days, divided in several smaller work periods between July 2015 and July 2016. FLACC offers an accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses as well as a small production budget.

You can check out the artists selected for FLACC residencies currently and in previous years

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Deutsche Bank honours Koki Tanaka as ‘Artist of the Year’ 2015http://culture360.asef.org/news/deutsche-bank-honours-koki-tanaka-as-artist-of-the-year-2015/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=deutsche-bank-honours-koki-tanaka-as-artist-of-the-year-2015 http://culture360.asef.org/news/deutsche-bank-honours-koki-tanaka-as-artist-of-the-year-2015/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:48:10 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=42673

Deutsche Bank has announced its “Artist of the Year” 2015: The Japanese artist Koki Tanaka is the sixth international artist to be honoured with this award. In 2015, the...  Read More

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Deutsche Bank has announced its “Artist of the Year” 2015: The Japanese artist Koki Tanaka is the sixth international artist to be honoured with this award. In 2015, the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin will present Tanaka’s first major solo show in Europe.

“Koki Tanaka is one of the most original artists of his generation to emerge on the global art scene in the last decade. A shrewd observer of the most ‘indifferent’ matters of the everyday, he always manages to magically transform them into fantastic events with a sense of humor, offering open but pungent implications that reveal the uncanniness of existence,” writes Hou Hanru, artistic director of the MAXXI in Rome, in a statement on the jury’s selection.

The award was given on the recommendation of the Deutsche Bank Global Art Advisory Council, comprised, along with Hou Hanru, of the renowned curators Okwui Enwezor, Udo Kittelmann, and Victoria Noorthoorn.

Koki Tanaka represents a new generation of artists who connect their aesthetic concerns to social issues. Born 1975 in Tochigi, Japan, Tanaka lives and works in Los Angeles. He represented Japan at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Currently, works by Koki Tanaka can be seen in group exhibitions at the London ICA (through September 7, 2014) and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands (through October 12, 2014).

Koki Tanaka will present his first major solo show in Europe at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in 2015.

Tanaka follows Wangechi Mutu (Kenya), Yto Barrada (France/Morocco), Roman Ondák (Slovakia), Imran Qureshi (Pakistan), and Victor Man (Romania) as the sixth international artist to receive the Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year award.

Read full article in Deutsche Bank ArtMag

Image: Koki Tanaka, Process of Blowing Flour, 2010. Action, photograph. Commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Photo: Tomo Saito

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Alto Fest | Naples | open callhttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/alto-fest-naples-open-call/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=alto-fest-naples-open-call http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/alto-fest-naples-open-call/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:39:25 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=43032

ALTO FEST 2014 – International Festival of Performing Arts and Transdisciplinary Interventions – open call for site-specific performances/works to be performed at the festival in Naples, Italy September 22-28...  Read More

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ALTO FEST 2014 – International Festival of Performing Arts and Transdisciplinary Interventions – open call for site-specific performances/works to be performed at the festival in Naples, Italy September 22-28 2014, and for selected artists to join the Operappartamento creative residency to create work for 2015 festival.

ALTO FEST 2014 is opening its public annual call, inviting all the creators working in the performing arts, and more  generally those authors who expose themselves through transdisciplinary interventions, investigating new relationships with places and audience, that will hold them experiencing unprecedented synergies, hybrid practices, crossroad among several languages.

Therefore we invite performers, researchers, art and thought practitioners, single or collective artists.

ALTO FEST, conceived and directed by TeatrInGestAzione, is an International Festival of Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Interventions which takes place in domestic and private spaces donated by the citizens. It aims to raise the awareness of territory to cultural renaissance, engaging citizens personally. They are asked to open to artists and audience the intimacy of their houses, their everyday workplace, the memory of the wineries, becoming promoters of a direct active culture in private spaces (apartments, terraces, patios, condos, shops …) to GIVE RISE TO A  HUMAN/URBAN requalification.

A process carried out by experimenting with innovative poetic aiming to engage, together with the places, the system of relationships that these places host.

“REWRITING SPACES” is the reflection that will go with 2014 Edition

Deadline for entries: 5 August 2014

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George Town Festival 2014http://culture360.asef.org/event/george-town-festival-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=george-town-festival-2014 http://culture360.asef.org/event/george-town-festival-2014/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:49:33 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=42784

George Town Festival (GTF), which runs from 1-31 August, once again brings a dazzling array of international and local performances, exhibitions, and creative events that celebrates the arts and...  Read More

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George Town Festival (GTF), which runs from 1-31 August, once again brings a dazzling array of international and local performances, exhibitions, and creative events that celebrates the arts and positions Penang as one of the ASEAN region’s major cultural hotspots.

GTF 2014 will host a packed month of free exhibitions, street celebrations, dance and drama performances housed in quirky venues, as well as world-class ticketed events from Europe, Korea, India, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and beyond.

The GTF 2014 programme even features Asian premières of major international dance and theatre productions, made available to the public for as little as RM20. The festival launches its month of events with a show-stopping, festival-bespoke spectacle, Circus Circus with Japanese dance sensation, Wrecking Crew Orchestra, performing alongside acrobatic acts from Finland, Thailand, and China in an unprecedented contemporary circus.

Another major highlight show from Belgium comes from world-famous choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. His cutting-edge dance duet, Play, will see him take to the stage with the queen of Indian kuchipudi dance, Shantala Shivalingappa, in a spell-binding meeting of East and West, modern and traditional.

The festival’s showcase of international dance continues with two nights of virtuoso solo dance performances by a UK dance star, Aakash Odedra, Rising.

GTF’s closing-day street celebration, V&A Project, will also feature award-winning Sydney-based dance troupe, Shaun Parker & Company, performing a free, open-air performance of Trolleys, in which ballet, flashmob and parkour meet in an adrenalin-filled dance act.

Check out the programmes and highlights

George Town Festival (GTF) is a month-long festival based in Penang, Malaysia taking place 1-31 August in 2014. From its roots as a celebration of George Town’s UNESCO Heritage Site listing, GTF has flourished into what some are calling the most vibrant arts festival in Southeast Asia.

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The Canary Islands Declaration on Artistic and Cultural Mobilityhttp://culture360.asef.org/news/the-canary-islands-declaration-on-artistic-and-cultural-mobility/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-canary-islands-declaration-on-artistic-and-cultural-mobility http://culture360.asef.org/news/the-canary-islands-declaration-on-artistic-and-cultural-mobility/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:27:30 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=42738

On 19th and 20th June 2014 six independent cultural mobility funds from different parts of the world met in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands).  The Canary Islands Declaration...  Read More

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On 19th and 20th June 2014 six independent cultural mobility funds from different parts of the world met in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands).  The Canary Islands Declaration on Artistic and Cultural Mobility was agreed and the 6 organisations from Europe, Asia, Russia, Africa, USA and the Arab world agree to work together in coalition to advocate the principles.

The idea of the meeting was initiated by the Roberto Cimetta Fund, in partnership with the Association of Cultural Managers of the Canary Islands. The Government of the Island of Tenerife and the Government of the Canary Islands backed the initiative as well as the Gulbenkian Foundation.

The international mobility actors present were the Safar Fund (Arab world), Art Moves Africa (Africa), CEC ArtsLink (USA), the Russian Theatre Union (Russia), Arts Network Asia (Asia) and the Roberto Cimetta Fund (Euro-Arab zone). All these organisations:

  1. Underline that mobility is an integral part of cultural rights as stated in international treaties of human rights and should be considered a public responsibility.
  2. Assert that mobility contributes to artists’ and cultural operators’ freedom of expression and freedom of choice.
  3. Aim to provide travel grants for individual artists and cultural activists as a way of protecting the diversity of cultural and artistic expression.
  4. Affirm that facilitating face to face encounters is necessary to set up long term partnerships or alliances based on trust, reciprocity and fair exchange.
  5. Believe that supporting the mobility of artists and cultural operators serves the public interest and local development.
  6. Believe that mobility can provide creative learning opportunities that are crucial for the healthy growth of individuals and communities.
  7. Consider that in addition to long-distance mobility, local and regional mobility initiatives contribute to enhancing a shared sense of humanity.
  8. Seek to address imbalances and obstacles to mobility by enabling connections between cultural practitioners and the wider community.

To advance this agenda the above-mentioned organisations have agreed to work as a coalition and advocate and encourage the dissemination of these principles.

Read more about this here

The Canary Islands Declaration on Artistic and Cultural Mobility is published in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Indonesian and Japanese. For further information, contact the Roberto Cimetta Fund

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EARS on Helsinki | Europe-Asia creative industry conferencehttp://culture360.asef.org/event/ears-on-helsinki-europe-asia-creative-industry-conference/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ears-on-helsinki-europe-asia-creative-industry-conference http://culture360.asef.org/event/ears-on-helsinki-europe-asia-creative-industry-conference/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:26:20 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=42746

EARS – Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions is a new platform focusing on creative industry collaboration between Europe and Asia. September 4-7 2014 EARS on Helsinki will focus on Asia and...  Read More

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EARS – Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions is a new platform focusing on creative industry collaboration between Europe and Asia. September 4-7 2014 EARS on Helsinki will focus on Asia and is supported by the ASEF Creative Encounters programme.

Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions (EARS) bring creative industry professionals together to discover business opportunities, share best practices and get inspired by others and their ideas.  EARS on Helsinki takes place September 4-7 2014 and showcases latest trends on music, design, media and performing arts. EARS offers the possibility to learn about the latest trends and phenomena in cultural industries and to meet the people behind them.

Registration is now open for EARS on Helsinki with Earlybird conference rates

Check out the schedule and speakers. The event is organised during Helsinki Design Week.

EARS on Helsinki is supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) under the Creative Encounters programme.  The partners are Europe –Asia Roundtable Sessions (EARS) in Finland and Modern Sky Entertainment in China.  The project is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland, City of Finland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

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International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)http://culture360.asef.org/organisation/international-national-trusts-organisation-into/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=international-national-trusts-organisation-into http://culture360.asef.org/organisation/international-national-trusts-organisation-into/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:42:58 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=organisation&p=42997

The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) is an international network of National Trusts and similar non-governmental organisations, globally diverse but united by a shared commitment to conserving and sustaining...  Read More

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The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) is an international network of National Trusts and similar non-governmental organisations, globally diverse but united by a shared commitment to conserving and sustaining our shared heritage – built and natural, tangible and intangible. Through cooperation, coordination and comradeship between the international community of National Trusts, INTO works to develop and promote best conservation practices, increase the capacity of individual organisations, establish Trusts where they do not presently exist, and advocate in the interests of heritage conservation.

INTO, as an international organisation with a worldwide membership, has the following objectives: To foster international cooperation and coordination between National Trusts and like heritage organisations; To formulate and promote conservation best practices; To increase and enhance the capacity of individual National Trusts; To encourage the establishment and development of National Trusts and like heritage organisations where they do not presently exist; and To pursue advocacy in the interests of conservation of cultural and natural heritage.

INTO provides the platforms (International Conference of National Trusts, website, e-bulletin) and programmes (secondments, training, Expert Network) to enable National Trusts to share experience, knowledge and skill, to collaborate on projects, to find solutions to common problems and to be a global voice for heritage conservation.

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International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (IIIM)http://culture360.asef.org/organisation/international-institute-for-the-inclusive-museum-iiim/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=international-institute-for-the-inclusive-museum-iiim http://culture360.asef.org/organisation/international-institute-for-the-inclusive-museum-iiim/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:40:21 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=organisation&p=42999

The International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (IIIM) is a strategic partnership between several international heritage NGOs and Intergovernmental bodies with the main goal to promote inclusion in all...  Read More

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The International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (IIIM) is a strategic partnership between several international heritage NGOs and Intergovernmental bodies with the main goal to promote inclusion in all its manifestations and understandings to further museums and heritage agencies through active citizenship. It is a Not for Profit that brings together several key knowledge communities, with substantial global membership from 190 countries, including The Inclusive Museum; Cultural, Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability; Climate Change with a focus on the cultural dimension; and Intangible Heritage.

These knowledge communities come together regularly through annual research conferences, highly regarded peer research journals, capacity building initiatives dealing with culture in poverty alleviation, summer schools and outcomes driven projects that are grounded in MDGs and contributing to the formulation of the future SDGs in Post 2015 Development Agenda. The digital facilities are through Hyderabad and Riga; coordination is through the research park at Champaign, Urbana; leadership through Copenhagen and Split and International Advisory Committee through Paris.

The Institute is the Senior Adviser to the World Culture Forum in Bali; UNESCO accredited mentor for the 2003 Intangible Heritage Convention; and in 2012 the Producer and Editor of the 40th anniversary project for the World Heritage Convention.

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National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)http://culture360.asef.org/organisation/national-association-for-the-visual-arts-nava/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=national-association-for-the-visual-arts-nava http://culture360.asef.org/organisation/national-association-for-the-visual-arts-nava/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:25:54 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=organisation&p=43007

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is the national peak body in Australia for the visual and media arts, craft and design sector working through advocacy and...  Read More

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The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is the national peak body in Australia for the visual and media arts, craft and design sector working through advocacy and service provision, to achieve a flourishing Australian visual arts sector and a more vibrant, distinctive and ethical cultural environment.

Since its establishment in 1983, NAVA has been extremely successful in bringing about policy and legislative change to encourage the growth and development of the sector and to increase professionalism within the industry. NAVA undertakes advocacy and lobbying, research, policy and project development, data collection and analysis. It also provides direct service to its members and the sector generally by offering expert advice, referrals, resources, professional representation and development, grant programs and a range of other opportunity brokerage and career development services.

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Fondo Audiovisivo Del Friuli Venezia Giuliahttp://culture360.asef.org/organisation/fondo-audiovisivo-del-friuli-venezia-giulia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fondo-audiovisivo-del-friuli-venezia-giulia http://culture360.asef.org/organisation/fondo-audiovisivo-del-friuli-venezia-giulia/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:25:01 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=organisation&p=42833

The main goal of the FVG Audiovisual Fund is to support the development of film companies and to promote audiovisual worksin international markets. The Fund operates in three different...  Read More

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The main goal of the FVG Audiovisual Fund is to support the development of film companies and to promote audiovisual worksin international markets. The Fund operates in three different sectors:

1. training: to encourage the participation of audiovisual professionals in international training courses and workshops;

2. development: to cover all activities between the idea and the production phase;

3. distribution: financial support to cover production and post-production expenses;.

In the last six years the FVG Audiovisual Fund has supported more than 130 feature film and documentary projects and allocatedalmost 60 scholarships to film professionals. Since 2012 the fund is board member of Cine-Regio, the largest network of Europeanregional funds.

Along with the financing activity, the FVG Audiovisual Fund has organized several events aimed at creating international platformsfor film professionals, such as “Ties That Bind Asia – Europe Producers Workshop”, and “When East Meets West Trieste Coproduction Forum”.

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