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Mobility First! Special Open Call

With support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
Fatima AVILA Culture Department Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative Culture



Venue:
Several ASEM countries

#MobilityFirst Special Open Call: With support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), through its Mobility First! travel grant, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is launching a special open call for prioritising the mobility support of artists and cultural professionals from the following six countries, who are looking to strengthen their artistic and cultural practice through connecting with their counterparts in both Asia and Europe.

The mobility call is specifically aimed for artists and cultural professionals from the following six Asian countries:

Bangladesh

Myanmar

India

Pakistan

Lao PDR

Viet Nam

 

International travel support is provided to selected cultural professionals to participate in activities (i.e. workshops or trainings, conferences or forums, festivals, biennales or international exhibitions, artists’ or writers’ residencies, partner meetings to set up or maintain an existing partnership and practice-led research trips) which would:  

  • Enable the objective of skills transfer/knowledge exchange; innovation in arts and culture; local cultural development and art and society
  • Support the applicant’s professional development; initiate a multiplier effect to others and benefit the society.

Eligible travel routes that would be supported include travel from Asia to Europe and within Asia.  

 

Timeline

The mobility call will be open and accepting applications from Friday, 18 October 2019.  

Applications will be received and accepted by ASEF on a rolling basis and applicants can expect to hear feedback about their application within 2 weeks of submission.

The eligible travel period for applicants would be from 1 November 2019 till 15 April 2020. 

 

How to apply?

Please ensure that you read the Application Guidelines on the Documents Section of this page before you apply. 

The link to the application form can be found here: https://asefculture.formstack.com/forms/mobilityfirstnorway

For queries, please email mobilityfirst@asef.org

 

About the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) promotes understanding, strengthens relationships and facilitates cooperation among the people, institutions and organisations of Asia and Europe. ASEF enhances dialogue, enables exchanges and encourages collaboration across the thematic areas of culture, education, governance, economy, sustainable development, public health and media.

ASEF is an intergovernmental not-for-profit organisation located in Singapore. Founded in 1997, it is the only institution of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

ASEF runs more than 25 projects a year, consisting of around 100 activities, mainly conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures, publications, and online platforms, together with about 150 partner organisations. Each year over 3,000 Asians and Europeans participate in ASEF's activities, and much wider audiences are reached through its various events, networks and web-portals.

  

About the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The main task of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to secure and promote Norway’s interests internationally. Norway’s interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its position as a coastal state and steward of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas.

For more information, please visit https://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/ud/id833/.  

Partners

  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Project Updates

  • MF-Results-251119

    The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), through its Mobility First! travel grant, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has launched a special open call prioritising the mobility of artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Pakistan and Viet Nam.

    Applications are received and accepted by ASEF on a rolling basis and the list of selected applicants will be updated continuously.

    Selected applications

    NAME

    NATIONALITY

    ACTIVITY

    MOBILITY ROUTE

    Anagha Bhat

    India

    Slow Motion: Transformations of Musical Time in Perception and Performance Conference

    Bengaluru, India to Hamburg, Germany

    Subhash Maskara

    India

    Kyoto Filmmakers Lab

    Mumbai, India to Kyoto, Japan

    Muhammad Nazmus Sakib Himel

    Bangladesh

    Poitiers Film Festival

    Dhaka, Bangladesh to Poitiers, France

    Muhammad Tariq

    Pakistan

    World Architecture Festival

    Peshawar, Pakistan to Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Niyati Mehta

    India

    'Toward a More Inclusive and Diverse Global Philanthropy: Strategies to

    Address Social, Economic and Historic Inequality’ Conference

    Mumbai, India to Salzburg, Austria

    Nilotpal Majumdar

    India

    International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

    Kolkata, India to Netherlands, Amsterdam

    Mathivanan Rajendran

    India

    EAVE Producers Lab 2020

    Chennai, India to Luxembourg

    Anouza Phothisane

    Lao PDR

    Quiet House Performance

    Vientiane, Lao PDR to Tokyo, Japan

    Hang Nguyen

    Viet Nam

    Artists' Residency and Exhibition in Sweden

    Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam to Simrishamn, Sweden

    Huyen Nguyen Le Phuong

    Viet Nam

    Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops

    Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam to Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

    India

    Experimenta, the Arts & Sciences Biennale 2020

    Kolkata, India to Grenoble, France

    Anita Bose

    India

    Practice-led research trip: Searching Heritage and Cultural Links through Ramayana

    Kolkata, India to Nha Trang, MySon, Quy Nhon, Hue, Viet Nam

    Shahla Islam

    Bangladesh

    Independent Film Production: No Land's Man

    Dhaka, Bangladesh to Sydney, Australia

    Kabir Ariful

    Bangladesh National living in France

    Samdani Art Award

    Paris, France to Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Shayekh Mohammad Arif

    Bangladesh

    MoT+ Performance Plus and Artist Residency 2019

    Dhaka, Bangladesh to Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

    Sadia Marium

    Bangladesh

    Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops

    Dhaka, Bangladesh to Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Diksha Sharma

    India

    International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

    Mumbai, India to Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Dr. Papiya Lahiri

    India

    International Physical Theatre Workshop and IUGTE (International University "Global Theatre Experience") Conference

    Chandigarh, India to Laubegg Castle, Austria

    Durgesh Kanwal

    India

    Ethno New Zealand 2020

    New Delhi, India to Piritahi Marae, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

    Hoa My Nguyen

    Viet Nam

    International Playback Theatre Network Conference (IPTN)

    Hanoi, Viet Nam to Bengaluru, India

    Rucha Kulkarni

    India

    Residency/Workshop: 'Beyond Quilting'

    Mumbai, India to Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Saw Tamalar

    Myanmar

    Art Connect International Art Camp 2019 Malaysia

    Yangon, Myanmar to Alor Seter, Kedah, Malaysia

    Sagar Shiriskar

    India

    International Exhibition at Kunst Museum Winterthur

    Mumbai, India to Winterthur, Switzerland

    Tanya Maheshwari

    India

    Artists' Residency at KBach Gallery

    New Delhi, India to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Shahana Rajani

    Pakistan

    Practice-led research: 'Across Tides and Times'

    Karachi, Pakistan to Bangkok, Thailand

    Linh Pham

    Viet Nam

    Sowing Seeds International Artist Residency

    Hanoi, Viet Nam to Udaipur, India

    Quynh Anh Le

    Viet Nam

    Rotterdam International Film Festival

    Hanoi, Viet Nam to Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Arthur Gill

    Pakistan

    Training: Music in the field of Special Education

    Islamabad, Pakistan to Scotland, United Kingdom

    Huma Mulji

    Pakistan

    Exhibition at Canvas Gallery

    Bristol, United Kingdom to Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan

    Kazi Muyeed Shahriar Shiraz Joy

    Bangladesh

    Wanderland Music & Arts Festival 2020

    Dhaka, Bangladesh to Makati, Philippines

    Masuma Khwaja

    Pakistan

    Artists' Residency: Olfactory History of Oosterdok 

    Karachi, Pakistan, to Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Mobility First! Webinar on 12 Dec

    Published on 19 Nov 2019

    Do you have doubts about your grant application?

     

    Meet the #MobilityFirst team at our very first webinar on Thursday, 12 December 2019!

     

     

    In an hour, we will share:

    • A brief introduction to ASEF and our Mobility First! travel grant
    • An overview of the current special open call for nationals of Bangladesh, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Pakistan & Viet Nam
    • Some insights on how to best approach the application process and what we look out for when evaluating applications

    We will address specific questions about the special open call criteria and eligibility and go through the application process as well.

     

    The webinar will be live and we look forward to hearing directly from you!

     

    When?

    Thursday, 12 December 2019, 5:00PM – 6:00PM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +8)

     

    For whom?

    Artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Pakistan and Viet Nam, who are interested in or applying for our Mobility First! travel grant

     

    How do I join the webinar?

    Click here to register.

     

     

    Deadline to register for webinar

    Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:00 PM (GMT+8)

     

    We will send the instructions on how to access the webinar on 11 December 2019 before 6:00 PM (GMT+8).

     

     

    See you then!