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ASEF promotes various forms of cultural cooperation between Asia and Europe, including policy dialogue, bi-regional networks and artistic collaborations. It fosters sustainable partnerships between Asian and European arts organisations, while also facilitating 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

Mobility First! ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative supports greater and balanced movement of artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe with the aim of fostering more dialogue, openness and collaborations between the two regions

Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe, which funds and facilitates artistic collaborations between artists in Asia and Europe. 9 editions of Creative Encounters have taken place between 2010 and 2016 in partnership with Arts Network Asia and Trans Europe Halles.

ASEF Creative Networks, which funds and facilitates collaborations among Asian, European and bi-regional cultural networks. 3 editions of ASEF Creative Networks have taken place between 2010 and 2016. is an information platform for artists, cultural professionals and policy makers in 53 countries across Asia and Europe.

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

ASEF Unplugged: Conversations on the Arts in Asia and Europe is a new event series offering more informal and intimate spaces for open, authentic and peer-to-peer conversations.