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Mekong Cultural Hub: Curated Conferences 2024 (Vietnam / Online)

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Mekong Cultural Hub is announcing an open call for applications from art and cultural practitioners from across Asia to participate in the Curated Conference 2024. The programme is a part of Meeting Point 2024 which will take place in March 2024, with an in-person gathering in Hanoi from 21-23 March.

The aim of this programme is to create space for diverse cultural practitioners to discuss and explore topics that concern them, and to be able to share the outcomes of their discussions with a wider public audience. There are two topics for this year’s conference programme:

  • Life Cycles of Grassroots Cultural Organisations in Asia, curated by Phloeun Prim (Cambodia).
  • Hitting Pause: Examining Purpose & Practice, curated by Kathy Rowland, Arts Equator (Malaysia/Singapore).

The selected conference Fellows will be assigned to one group (according to the preference they express at the application stage). From June until December 2023, the Fellows will meet online approximately once per month, for a series of conversations facilitated by their Curator, starting from the prompt statement shared in the programme overview, and evolving with the inputs of the group. During January and February 2024, the Fellows and their Curator will focus on preparing the content and format for the public sharing sessions they will host during the Meeting Point on Art & Social Action in March 2024.

Key information:

  • Designed for: Diverse cultural practitioners (including artists) with interest and experience to contribute to a durational conference on one of the two topics proposed by the curators.
  • From: Anywhere in Asia.
  • Total participants: Two groups of 4-6 people.
  • Structure & timeline:
    • Monthly online exchanges June-December 2023.
    • Preparation for public sharing Jan-Feb 2024.
    • Public sharing, March 2024.
  • Working language: English.

MCH covers all expenses for participating in Meeting Point and a $300 USD stipend per participant


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