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Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2020

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
20 Jan to 30 Nov 2020 Andrea ABELLON Culture Department Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative Culture



Venue:
Several ASEM countries

UPDATE related to COVID-19:  

 

With the recent announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) labelling the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, coupled with the current status of worldwide travel restriction, the health and safety of applicants and grantees of our Mobility First! travel grant is our utmost priority.

As such, all funding through the 2020 General Call is on hold until further notice. This means that we are not able to accept applications for our Mobility First! General Open Call at this time.

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Mobility First! team will continue monitoring the situation carefully and we will keep applicants informed should there be changes in the situation.

Applicants who have applied to us previously are advised to reapply when the call reopens.

Please check our website for updates about the Mobility First! open call.

 

 

1-Artist or cp

 Looking for funding to travel to a festival, workshop, training, or research trip in the arts and culture?

Apply to #MobilityFirst!

2020 marks the fourth year of Mobility First! and to date, we have supported 312 cultural professionals to facilitate cultural exchange between 48 ASEM countries.

 

2-What is MF

 Mobility First! is the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)’s travel grant for artists and cultural professionals.

We invite eligible arts practitioners from Asia and Europe to apply to our periodic competitive open calls through an individual application.

International travel support is then granted to selected cultural professionals in Asia and Europe to participate in activities that are integral to their professional development; that would initiate a multiplier effect to others and benefit the society. 

 

3-Eligible

 Applications are welcome from individual artists/cultural professionals who are:

  • nationals/citizens of any Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner country
  • working in any artistic genre (such as visual arts, performing arts, film, heritage etc.)
  • at least 18 years old at the time of travel
  • seeking support for travel within the ASEM region
  • not recipients of the Mobility First! grant in 2019 

 

4-Travel

 Mobility support is provided to selected applicants for travel from Asia to Europe and Europe to Asia.

Applicants should be seeking support for travel within the ASEM region.

The list of ASEM partner countries are:

ASIA

Australia

Indonesia

Mongolia

Singapore

Bangladesh

Japan

Myanmar

Thailand

Brunei Darussalam

Kazakhstan

New Zealand

Viet Nam

Cambodia

Korea

Pakistan

 

China

Lao PDR

Philippines

 

India

Malaysia

Russian Federation [1]

 


 [1]Note: Russian Federation is considered as a country in Asia in the ASEM context 

 

EUROPE

Austria

Finland

Lithuania

Slovakia

Belgium

France

Luxembourg

Slovenia

Bulgaria

Germany

Malta

Spain

Croatia

Greece

Netherlands

Sweden

Cyprus

Hungary

Norway

Switzerland

Czech Republic

Ireland

Poland

United Kingdom

Denmark

Italy

Portugal

 

Estonia

Latvia

Romania

 

 

5-Cover

The Mobility First! grant is intended for covering international travel and visa costs only.

Accommodation and any other costs (such as per diem, registration fees etc.) are excluded from the grant amount.

The grant amount provided by ASEF will be capped at 50%, based on the mobility route and destination country which you are intending to visit.

 

6-Timeline

The mobility call will be open and accepting applications from Monday, 20 January 2020.  

Applicants can expect to hear feedback about their application in 2 cycles - March and May (tentative).

All travel should take place between 20 January to 30 November 2020

 

7-Questions

Read our Application Guidelines

Check out our Mobility First! 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Read Changes to our Grant Scheme  

For other queries, drop us an email at: mobilityfirst@asef.org 

 

8-Apply Now 

Link to the application form can be found here

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