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ASEF’s Culture Department promotes various forms of cultural co-operation between Asia and Europe, including artistic collaborations, bi-regional networks and policy dialogue. In addition to fostering sustainable partnerships between Asian and European arts organisations, the Department also facilitates dialogue between the arts sector and government agencies responsible for culture.

Our key projects:

ASEF Cultural Policy Dialogue Series stimulates analysis and exchange of ideas on issues of mutual interest for practitioners and policymakers in Asia and Europe is an information platform for artists, cultural professionals and policy makers in 53 countries across Asia and Europe.

ASEF Creative Networks facilitates dialogue and co-operation among cultural networks in both continents (through a competitive annual open call for proposals)

Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) promotes knowledge exchange and joint activities among 100+ museum members across Asia and Europe

Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe supports artistic co-creation in contemporary art forms (such as dance, music, film, literature etc.) through a competitive annual open call for proposals