Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) #MobilityFirst Special Open Call: South-South Mobility 2019
Deadline: Rolling Basis
Applications are invited for the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) #MobilityFirst Special Open Call: South-South Mobility 2019. The impetus for this special mobility call stems from the recommendations detailed in the 2018 Global Report – Re-shaping Cultural Policies, where UNESCO reiterates the inadequate access to funding opportunities for artists and cultural professionals in the Global South.
The Global South broadly refers to countries and regions that are mostly low income, underdeveloped and are often culturally marginalised, generally lacking the influence to assert their interests and needs in the global sector.
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, ASEF is 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
Eligible travel routes that would be supported include travel between the above listed countries.
For more information, visit ASEF MobilityFirst.