ASEF > Mobility First! Special Open Call

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 that prioritises the mobility support of artists and cultural professionals, from six countries, who are looking to strengthen their artistic and cultural practice by connecting with their counterparts in both Asia and Europe.

The mobility call is specifically aimed at artists and cultural professionals from the following six Asian countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Lao PDR, and Vietnam.

International travel support is provided to selected cultural professionals to participate in activities such as 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. It is for activities which would:

  • Meet the objectives 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.

The mobility call is accepting applications 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 July 2020 (extended).

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