01 Aug 2011
Australia | Asialink residencies call 2012
Each year the Asialink Residency program sends 40 Australian writers, performers, artists and arts managers to live and work throughout Asia. Call for 2012 residency applications now open.
Since its inception in 1991 the Asialink Arts Residency program has sent more than 600 people to hosts in 19 countries across Asia.
The grant of up to $12,000 goes towards travel, living and project expenses, and affords recipients the opportunity for in-depth research, stimulating cultural exchanges, international collaboration and uninterrupted time for creativity.
Four thematic programs are offered:
- Arts Management Residency Information
This program provides opportunities for Australian arts managers to experience working with an arts organisation in an Asian country for up to four months. Residencies are open to arts managers in the areas of visual arts and crafts, performing arts, literature, multimedia, technical production and festivals.
- Writing Residency Information
Residencies are open to writers of fiction, non-fiction (including essays, biography, history, travel writing, literary non-fiction), children's books, poetry, plays, blogs, new media, hybrid text-based art, content for digital platforms and more.
- Performing Arts Residency Information
Residencies are open to performing arts practitioners, including directors, playwrights, actors, musicians, dancers, designers, new media performers, production managers and technicians.
- Visual Arts Residency Information
Residencies are open to visual artists and crafts people including painters, sculptors, installation and multimedia artists, ceramic, glass, textile and wood workers, photographers, etc
Deadline for applications: AUGUST 1st 2011
Photo credits: Left: 2010 performing arts resident Daniel Jaber conducting a teaching workshop in Kuala Lumpur during his residency at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia. Right: 2010 writing resident Benjamin Law working from his apartment at Zhongguan Xiyuan Global Village, Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China.
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