Mobility First! Special Open Call: South-South Mobility

Given the persistent inequalities and inaccessibility to mobility opportunities for artists and cultural professionals from the Global South, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), through its Mobility First!travel grant, and Cambodian Living Arts are issuing a joint call for mobility support prioritising South-South mobility.

Through this joint collaboration, we are looking to:

  • Promote cultural exchange between countries in the Global South

  • Ensure inclusive opportunities for cultural professionals

  • Expand the diversity of cultural professionals participating in exchanges and collaborations


The mobility call is specifically aimed for individual artists and cultural professionals from the following Asian countries, which are looking to strengthen their cultural practice through connecting with their counterparts in the Global South:

Bangladesh Lao PDR
Brunei Darussalam Malaysia
Cambodia Mongolia
China Myanmar
India Pakistan
Indonesia Philippines
Kazakhstan Thailand
  Viet Nam

The mobility call will be open and accepting applications from Friday, 16 August 2019.

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

Applicants are encouraged to apply at least 8 weeks before the date of their intended travel.

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