The Asia-Europe Cultural Festival is a public arts festival that celebrates the artistic diversity of Asia and Europe and promotes the dialogue and exchange amongst artists from Asia and Europe.

ASEF Culture has garnered intensive experience over the last 5 years in implementing an arts festival as a major platform for showcasing and exchange. Through showcasing, the Festival highlights the importance of artistic collaboration and cultural diversity through online and offline events throughout the year. This allows for enhanced opportunities for dialogue and exchange amongst artists from both the regions.  

The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the need to bring people together to inspire others across widely dispersed communities through their varied experiences and provide comfort while dealing with immediate challenges. The richness and diversity of artistic expressions from Asia and Europe have offered much solace to people in these regions as they have coped with physical isolation and uncertain situations. As we now emerge into a post-pandemic world, there is greater need to promote mutual understanding through shared experiences. The Asia-Europe Cultural Festival plays an important role in this context by creating a platform for raising awareness about different cultures, enabling international exchange and providing forums for dialogue between the Asian and European communities.  

The Festival aims to increase awareness about richness of Asian and European cultures among the Governments, arts communities and general public of both regions.  

Discover the past editions:

  1. ASEM Cultura Festival 2018, Europe Meets Asia, October 2018 - Brussels  ASEM Cultural Festival 2018 - Programme.pdf
  2. ASEM Cultura Festival 2019, Asia and Europe: Cultures Connect, December 2021 - Brussels/Madrid
  3. ASEM Cultura Festival 2021, Asia and Europe: Cultures Connect, November 2021 - Brussels/Phnom Penh and online ASEM Cultural Festival 2021 - programme.pdf
  4. Asia-Europe Cultural Festival 2022, Cultures Connect, November/December 2022 - Brussels and online

11 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
18 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018