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ASEF / Casa Asia: Virtual Asia-Europe Residency on Arts and Climate Change

Stop. Look Back. Look Ahead. Proceed. A Virtual Asia-Europe Residency on Arts & Climate Change

Following the successful collaboration in 2021 for the e-residency At Home/Being Home, ASEF through and Casa Asia are pleased to launch a new open call for ‘Stop. Look Back. Look Ahead. Proceed.’ a virtual residency on arts and climate change for emerging artists from the music, new media, film, comics, visual arts and photography sectors. 

Since 2020, ASEF has developed 4 virtual residencies in response to the global pandemic and its impact on cultural mobility and exchanges, with the aim to provide a platform for peer exchange and capacity building. This year’s e-residency will be held online for a period of 8 weeks and will give the opportunity to 4 artists from Spain and Asia to co-develop a project with the support of a mentor.


  • 4 selected artists will work in pairs. Each pair will work with the mentor and will collaborate online over a period of 8 weeks (1 August - 25 September 2022).
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply in pairs from Asia and Europe. For individual applicants, the pairing will be done by the organisers.
  • Each applicant/pair of applicants is/are required to respond to the theme as indicated in the call. Each applicant/pair will further define and propose a specific project based on the theme, to be developed with the support of the mentor.
  • Each pair will work on a final output that could take the form of a photo documentary, podcast, video, publication, object, amongst others. The final output of the residency will be published on  and the Casa Asia website and social media channels.
  • At the end of the residency, each pair will take part in a webinar about the collaborative process as part of a wider sharing of their residency experience.
  • The selected artists will be required to submit weekly video diary updates that will be published on culture360 Instagram channel and shared on Casa Asia’s channels.

Each participant will receive a fee of SGD 750 (~510 EUR) for their participation in the residency. This fee can contribute to the implementation of their project idea (e.g. research fee, purchase of materials or any other necessary service fee).

Applicants should be nationals of ASEM Asian countries / nationals of any ASEM countries currently residing in Spain. The call is open to artists between the ages of 21 and 30 with a background in the following disciplines: music, new media, film, comics, visual arts and photography.


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