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, sustainable development, economy and public health.
Culture is one of ASEF’s key thematic areas. The Culture Department promotes cultural relations by connecting artists, cultural professionals, arts organisations, public institutions, networks and museums in Asia and Europe. Through their projects they support access to information, facilitate cultural policy dialogue and promote artistic diversity and digital capacity building. Within the ASEM process, they play the role of facilitator between arts communities and policymakers by bringing the voice of the arts community to the policy level and translating recommendations of ASEM Leaders into concrete ASEF projects in culture.
ASEF’s Culture Portfolio in 2023-24 includes:
- ASEF culture360 – culture360.ASEF.org, an information platform for artists and policymakers, comprising a series of virtual residencies, media partnerships and publications.
- Asia-Europe Cultural Festival, a public arts festival showcasing the best of traditional and contemporary art from Asia and Europe alongside ASEM leaders’ meetings.
- ASEF Roundtable Series – Recalibrating the Compass, a series of closed-door roundtables with arts organisations, institutes of culture and other stakeholders on key trends in the arts and culture sectors for post-pandemic recovery.
- Virtual Residencies Series, an online residency programme providing mentorship and peer to peer collaboration for young emerging artists and arts professionals from Asia and Europe.
The Project Executive will be responsible for the implementation and execution of ASEF Culture Department’s projects. This includes project delivery, encompassing the areas of quality, content and design. He/She is expected to implement the assigned project/s in line with the organisation’s standard operating procedure in project management, as well as assume responsibility in stakeholder management and alumni relations pertaining to the assigned project/s.
The incumbent’s work will be under the supervision of the Department Director and the senior team in charge of each programme. The appointment is on a one-year contract basis with an initial 1-month probation period based in Singapore.
The successful candidate will be offered a monthly salary commensurate with her/his qualifications and work experience. Other applicable benefits include an annual wage supplement, paid leave, and medical benefits.