ASEF-Prince Claus Mobility call for Women & Minority Groups 2020

Update related to COVID-19:

As the health and safety of our grantees and partners is paramount, the ASEF-Prince Claus special open call is on hold until further notice. This means that we are not able to accept applications at this time. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. We advise you to check our website for further updates.

Read more about Mobility First!’s response to Covid-19 here.

What is the ASEF-Prince Claus Mobility call?

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in cooperation with the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development is issuing a joint call for mobility support for artists and cultural professionals from the following Asian countries, who are looking to strengthen their cultural practice through connecting with their counterparts in both Asia and Europe:














Viet Nam

Essential Information

Applications are welcome from:

  • Emerging artists and cultural workers who are nationals/citizens of the countries listed above (individuals or those representing independent cultural/artistic organisations)
  • Priority is given to young artists within the first 10 years of their career, women artists and individuals representing minority groups
  • Applications focusing on contemporary artistic and cultural disciplines including cultural capacity building are encouraged

The ASEF-Prince Claus Mobility call supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners within Asia and between the above listed Asian countries and Europe.

The grant covers the travel costs for artistic and cultural mobility, such as economy class plane or train tickets. 

By covering the travel costs, the Mobility call assists in the professional growth and networking abilities of those it supports. The call is specifically intended for emerging artists and cultural practitioners. 

The grant does not include accommodation, visa, transfer or per diem costs. 

The mobility call will be open and accepting applications from March to 30 September 2020 (tentative). 

Applications must be received at least 8 weeks before the intended date of travel; applications sent in later will unfortunately not be considered.

This joint call will be administered by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development.

Please read the application procedure, the Guidelines & Criteria and the questionnaire for the narrative report on the Prince Claus Fund website, which will be made available when the call opens. 

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About the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is an intergovernmental not-for-profit organisation located in Singapore. Founded in 1997, it is the only institution of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). ASEF promotes understanding, strengthens relationships and facilitates cooperation among the people, institutions and organisations of Asia and Europe. ASEF enhances dialogue, enables exchanges and encourages collaboration across the thematic areas of culture, education, governance, sustainable development, economy and public health.

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About the Prince Claus Fund

The Prince Claus Fund was established on 6 September 1996 as a tribute to HRH Prince Claus’s dedication to culture and development. Since then, the Fund has created opportunities for connection and exchange and stimulated cultural expression, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

The Fund honours the outstanding achievement of visionaries at the front-line of culture and development with annual Prince Claus Awards; protects cultural heritage by providing ‘first aid’ to rescue heritage threatened by man-made or natural disasters; supports innovative, high-quality cultural initiatives through grants and mentoring, especially where opportunities are limited, whether by poverty, conflict, marginalisation or political repression; works for and with youth through our Next Generation programme and create networks of exchange.

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