Frequently Asked Questions

Institutional

Who initiated ASEF culture360?

ASEF culture360 was initiated by the Culture Ministers of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in 2005 following several meetings of cultural policy makers and cultural practitioners who identified a need to facilitate information flow and cultural cooperation amongst member countries.
For more information see About Us.

Who manages ASEF culture360?

ASEF culture360 is managed by the Culture Department at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

What is ASEF?

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) promotes understanding, strengthens relationships and facilitates cooperation among the people, and institutions of Asia and Europe. ASEF enhances dialogue, enables exchanges and encourages collaboration across the thematic areas of governance, economy, sustainable development, public health, culture, and education. Founded in 1997, ASEF is a not-for-profit intergovernmental organisation located in Singapore. It is the only permanently established institution of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Together with about 700 partner organisations ASEF has run more than 650 projects, mainly conferences, seminars and workshops. Over 17,000 Asians and Europeans have actively participated in its activities and it has reached much wider audiences through its networks, web-portals, publications, exhibitions and lectures. For more information, please visit www.asef.org.

What is ASEM?

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental forum for dialogue and cooperation established in 1996 to deepen relations between Asia and Europe, which addresses political, economic and socio-cultural issues of common concern. The 53 ASEM Members are Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Viet Nam, the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat. For more information, please visit www.aseminfoboard.org.

Why are only certain countries in Asia and Europe included?

Since ASEF culture360 is an initiative of ASEM, only ASEM member countries are included in this portal. Presently, the 51 ASEM member countries included are Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Viet Nam. For more information, please visit www.aseminfoboard.org.

Website

Can I post my content on ASEF culture360?

At the moment, you can not post directly on ASEF culture360. However, you can still send us an email to suggest publishing your content. Our Editorial team will review it and if it fits our editorial guidelines, we will get in touch with you!

How can I submit my organisation profile to the Find a Partner page?

You need to register as a member, and then fill the Submit an organisation form.

How can I contact the editors?

Please send us an email at info (at) culture360.org : your request will be routed to the appropriate person in the team.

Can I make comments to the posts that are published?

Of course, and your feedback is encouraged. Please note that we reserve the right to edit or delete comments that do not fit our editorial policy.

Why are the posts showing even if the deadlines are passed?

ASEF culture360 also works as an archive: all content published remains in the system. In the same way yesterday’s newspaper is out of date, several posts on the website refer to past events. However, you can use the ‘filter by deadline’ option in order to change the display order.

Social media

Where can I find ASEF culture360 on social media?

Why are the posts showing even if the deadlines are passed?

ASEF culture360 also works as an archive: all content published remains in the system. In the same way yesterday’s newspaper is out of date, several posts on the website refer to past events. However, you can use the ‘filter by deadline’ option in order to change the display order.

What content does ASEF culture360 publish on social media?

We share daily news, magazine articles, opportunities and events related to arts and culture in ASEM member countries. On special occasions we also live-blog from our official events.

Do you reply to direct/private messages on social media?

Due to the high volumes of messages we receive our replies may not be immediate. However we are always looking for valuable conversations with our followers! If your message is not spam, offensive or off-topic we will reply.

Do you retweet or share on social media?

We have a strict editorial policy that prevents from automatically sharing a post, but if it is not spam, offensive or off-topic the social media manager will forward the content to our editors for evaluation.

Do you follow/like other pages?

We are happy to add interesting users to our public lists, but we do not automatically follow other social media profiles, nor we endorse the ones we already follow/like.

Newsletter

Where can I subscribe to ASEF culture360 newsletter?

Just fill either of our subscription forms:
– on the footer of our website (see below 😉
– on our official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/culture360/app_100265896690345.

What content should I expect to receive from ASEF culture360 newsletter?

We send a monthly digest of the latest news, magazine articles, opportunities and events related to arts and culture in ASEM member countries. On special occasions we also promote our official events and publications.

Can I update my email address?

Of course! Simply click on the anchor text “Update your contact” you can find on the footer of each newsletter issue.

Can I unsubscribe from ASEF culture360 newsletter?

You are always free to opt-out clicking on the anchor text “Unsubscribe now” that you can find on the footer of each newsletter issue.

Community

What are the benefits of registering as a member?

Registering as a member allows you to post content in the community section and submit an organisation to Find a partner database. You can register as a member simply by linking your social media account to ASEF culture360.

Do I need a social media account to use the website?

No. You only need to use a social media account to register as a member and submit content. Users who already have an account on our platform can still use their login and password, new users who want to register as members need to use a social media account. The currently supported social media networks are: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

What is the difference between Find a Partner and the Organisations and Film Directories?

ASEF culture360 seeks to play a role in the development of online cultural communities and networks between Asia and Europe. Find a Partner is a space where cultural organisations can find new opportunities to collaborate and network with each other across Asia and Europe. Every organisation can submit their profile to the Find a partner database. On the other hand, the Organisations and Film directories are curated by our team of editors. Only a selected number of organisations will be featured in these Directories.

Why is the content I submitted not displaying on the website?

All content submitted to the website goes through an approval process. When you submit a post, it will remain unpublished until the editorial team decides to publish it. It may take up to a few days, and you will receive an email as soon as your post is published.

Why is my culture360 blog / group not accessible anymore?

When we upgraded our platform to a better and more efficient platform, we realised that the blogs and groups were not as popular as they were when we launched them. We decided to replace them with an enhanced community section, where it is easier to post content. For more information, please contact community (at) culture360.org

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