UNESCO International Fund for the Promotion of Culture | grants for young creator projects

Deadline: May 2, 2013

UNESCO International Fund for the Promotion of Culture | grants for young creator projects

UNESCO’s International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) is launching a call for proposals for artistic and creative projects. It prioritises young creators (18-30 years) and projects from or benefitting developing countries. Are you an artist? An NGO or non-profit private body, or a public body whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture […]  More

China | The Bookworm Literary Festival

Date: March 8, 2013 - March 25, 2013

China | The Bookworm Literary Festival

Bookworm International Literary Festival is a unique celebration of literature and ideas in China, an independently funded festival programming 200 events across China, connecting over 90 Chinese and international writers and thinkers. It takes place in March at The Bookworm bookshop event spaces in Beijing, Chengdu and Suzhou with a NYT BLF Caravan tour to other cities.  More

Posted: March 1, 2013

Adelaide Festival

Date: March 1, 2013 - March 17, 2013

Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival runs 1-17 March with a full programme of theatre, music, dance and visual arts and a writer’s week. The programme features Australian premieres of theatre and dance productions from The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, the UK and Belgium. Australian premiere productions include: The National Theatre of Great Britain presents One Man, Two Guvnors (28 […]  More

Posted: February 25, 2013

China | M Literary Festivals in Shanghai and Beijing

Date: March 1, 2013 - March 17, 2013

China | M Literary Festivals in Shanghai and Beijing

In China, two international literary festivals run 1-17 March, organised by the M restaurant group: Shanghai International Literary Festival and in Beijing the Capital Literary Festival.  More

Posted: February 22, 2013

Pakistan | Lahore Literary Festival

Date: February 23, 2013 - February 24, 2013

Pakistan | Lahore Literary Festival

The first literary festival will be held in Lahore from 23-24 February and presents book readings, panel discussions, exhibitions of Urdu and English language literature from Pakistan, India and around the world. Lahore has long been known as the cultural capital of Pakistan. This beautiful city has been associated with great literature, art, theater and […]  More

Posted: February 12, 2013

Berlin | Theatertreffen festival bloggers | open call

Deadline: February 28, 2013

Berlin | Theatertreffen festival bloggers | open call

The Berliner Festspiele Theatertreffen international forum and festival calls for applications from cultural bloggers to join the online team, covering the performances, meetings and social debates in Berlin 3-19 May. In 2013, the Theatertreffen held by the Berliner Festspiele will be celebrating its 50th birthday. No other festival has so consistently offered an impression of […]  More

Posted: February 11, 2013

Pro Helvetia residencies programme | China – India – Switzerland

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Pro Helvetia residencies programme | China - India - Switzerland

Pro Helvetia (Swiss Arts Council) has liaison offices* in India and China and supports studio and research residencies to and from the region. Applications invited for residencies in 2014 Swiss artists and cultural practitioners (e.g. curators, event organisers, mediators) in the areas of the visual arts, music, literature, theatre and dance are eligible to apply […]  More

France | Made In Asia Festival

Date: February 7, 2013 - February 23, 2013

France | Made In Asia Festival

For its 6th edition, the Made In Asia Festival in Toulouse, France investigates the planet Japan, a great country of culture. From 7-23 February, a series of French-Japanese creative collaborations and meetings take place: dance, literature, cinema, ceramics, manga, gastronomy and more. For a long time introverted, the kingdom of Japan has forged a fascinating […]  More

Posted: January 28, 2013

UK | Comma Press looking for short stories set in Tokyo

Deadline: February 28, 2013

UK | Comma Press looking for short stories set in Tokyo

Manchester-based publisher Comma Press is currently looking for 10 short stories set in and around Tokyo within the last 50 years of the city’s history (i.e. from 1960’s onwards). The idea of the overall book is to map Tokyo through short fiction, i.e. with a plethora of different references to places within the city, but also to give a sense of the changes the city has experienced.  More

Posted: January 14, 2013

India | Jaipur Literature Festival

Date: January 24, 2013 - January 28, 2013

India | Jaipur Literature Festival

DSC Jaipur Literature Festival (24-28 January 2013) is the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, and the most prestigious celebration of national and international literature to be held in India. Every year, in January, the world visits India, and India visits the world. We hope you enjoy the journey. Festival Directors: Namita Gokhale & William Dalrymple […]  More

Posted: January 4, 2013

Thailand | Art of Story-Telling Workshop | 1st International Story-Telling Festival

Date: February 1, 2013 - February 3, 2013

Thailand | Art of Story-Telling Workshop | 1st International Story-Telling Festival

Celebrate the power of Stories and Storytelling @ Mahasarakham University in North East Thailand, on 1-3 February 2013. SEAMEO SPAFA will run an Art of Story-telling Workshop training for teachers and students. Thailand’s First International Story-telling Festival takes place at Mahasarakham University 1-3 February. The event comprises the following planned activities: 2 keynote addresses 11 […]  More

Posted: January 3, 2013

Australia | Creative Partnerships with Asia | grants

Deadline: January 31, 2013

Australia | Creative Partnerships with Asia | grants

Grants of up to $40,000 are available from the Australia Council for new collaborative projects involving artists from Australia and countries in Asia that result in original contemporary arts projects presented in both countries. The Australia Council is offering grants of up to $40,000 to support a small number of two-way creative partnerships between artists working […]  More

Finland | Arteles Creative Residency Program 2013

Deadline: December 31, 2012

Finland | Arteles Creative Residency Program 2013

Arteles Creative Residency Program in Finland is one of the most international creative residency programs in the Arctic area. It invites applications from a wide range of artists and creative professionals for residencies in 2013. Deadline for applications: 31 December 2012 Periods: 1-3 months (June-November 2013) For artists & creative professionals from the fields of […]  More

Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation | exchange grants

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation | exchange grants

The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation provides grants and scholarships for the exchange between Japan and the Nordic countries. The objectives of the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation are to enhance friendly relations between the five Nordic countries and Japan and to promote exchange between the peoples of the countries concerned, to increase international understanding and to attain peace […]  More

Posted: December 12, 2012

Korea | Gyeonggi Creation Centre residency programme | open call

Deadline: December 14, 2012

Korea | Gyeonggi Creation Centre residency programme | open call

GYEONGGI CREATION CENTER in Korea: RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2013 – call for applications in visual arts, design, performing arts, literature and for research and curatorial residencies. ● Application Deadline: 6 pm (Korea Time) on Dec. 14, 2012  Creation residency Program • Visual arts: painting, sculpture, film/video, new media, architecture, design, photo • Performing arts: dance, music, […]  More

Posted: December 10, 2012

Japan | The Essence of Finnish Design and Culture | touring exhibition

Date: April 7, 2012 - March 10, 2013

Japan | The Essence of Finnish Design and Culture | touring exhibition

A major travelling exhibition – “The Essence of Finnish Design and Culture” – is currently touring Japan. You can see it in Nagasaki till 24 December and then in Hyogo from Jan-March 2013. This exhibition consists of about 350 artworks spanning the various fields of painting, literature, architecture and craft, including the products of designers […]  More

Posted: December 10, 2012

UK | Charles Pick South Asian Fellowships for writers

Deadline: January 31, 2013

UK | Charles Pick South Asian Fellowships for writers

In 2013-14 the Charles Pick Fellowship South Asia, offers a bursary for a writer from South Asia to spend six months at the University of East Anglia in the UK. The fellowship will give support to the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writers of fictional or non-fictional prose. The Fellowship’s dual purpose is to give a […]  More

Posted: December 6, 2012

Myanmar | Irrawaddy Literary Festival

Date: February 1, 2013 - February 3, 2013

Myanmar | Irrawaddy Literary Festival

Start planning your trip to Myanmar this winter! Yangon is hosting the first Irrawaddy Literary Festival on February 1-3 2013, under the patronage of Aung San Suu Kyi. This, the first ever English language literary festival in Burma / Myanmar, will include some of the best local authors (writing in English) as well as a […]  More

Posted: November 29, 2012

UK | David T K Wong Fellowship for writers

Deadline: January 14, 2013

UK | David T K Wong Fellowship for writers

The David T. K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship is a unique and generous annual award of £26,000 to enable a fiction writer who wants to write in English about the Far East to spend a year in the UK, at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. The Fellowship is named for its sponsor Mr […]  More

Posted: November 28, 2012

India – Australia | The Bookwallah tour

Date: October 31, 2012 - November 21, 2012

India - Australia | The Bookwallah tour

The Bookwallah will take six writers from Australia and India, and an ingenious travelling library, across India by train. Brought together for the journey by Asialink, the writers will discuss their latest books, and seek out stories, conversations and connections along the way. They’ll appear at events like the Mumbai’s Literature Live!, dine with Indian […]  More

Posted: November 7, 2012

Korea | Toji residency for Singapore writers

Deadline: December 5, 2012

Korea | Toji residency for Singapore writers

The National Arts Council of Singapore and the Toji Cultural Foundation in South Korea are pleased to offer fully-paid 2013 residency awards to up to 3 Singapore writers from any of Singapore’s four major languages, English, Chinese, Malay or Tamil. The Program for Supporting Creative Works and Cultural Exchanges by Foreign Writers is administered by […]  More

Posted: November 6, 2012

Bangkok | Asia-Pacific writers festival and summit

Date: November 5, 2012 - November 9, 2012

Bangkok | Asia-Pacific writers festival and summit

‘Reaching the World’ is Bangkok’s first international writers’ showcase, bringing together authors, translators and publishing professionals from around Asia, the Pacific to share their work in conjunction with one of Asia’s longest-running and most prestigious literary events, the South East Asian Writers Awards. Reaching the World takes place in Bangkok 5-9 November, 2012 and is […]  More

Posted: October 29, 2012

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