Why partner with us?
Partnering with us means joining forces to create a joint fund for a special open call for artists and cultural professionals. The criteria of the call could be for either specific mobility routes and/or thematic areas, depending on your priorities, mission or mandate. Collaborating with ASEF brings several benefits to our partners.
Reasons to partner with us
Testimonials from co-funding partners
“Our partnership with ASEF’s Mobility First! programme provided crucial connections and support towards engaging artists from across Southeast Asia to participate in the Borak Arts Series in Adelaide. This helped ensure that artists and producers from across the region had an opportunity to travel to the highly regarded conference, which was held outside of Malaysia for the first time and forged strong ties with the Australian performing arts sector.”
In 2018, ASEF & Adelaide Festival Centre launched a joint call for Southeast Asian cultural professionals to participate in the Borak Arts Series platform held in Adelaide, Australia
“I believe that collaborations like that one of ASEF and the Prince Claus Fund are absolutely indispensable. We see this as the future of the cultural domain, within the funder pool in Asia, Europe, & beyond. The reason is not only do 1 and 1 equals 3 by pooling financial possibilities, but we also have an opportunity as 2 very different organisations to learn from each other. The partnership is an opportunity to jointly advocate for the importance of creating more opportunities for people to travel. We believe that travel & the face-to-face work of artists from different backgrounds contributes to consolidating that which is humanity and that which fosters understanding throughout the world.”
Bertan Selim, Head of Grants & Collaborations, Prince Claus Fund (Netherlands)
In 2019-2020, ASEF & Prince Claus Fund launches a joint call for women and minority groups to travel from Asia & Europe
“It was an easy decision for CLA and ASEF to create a joint fund. Over several years of working together in different capacities, we knew that such a collaboration would be smooth and most importantly that by working together we could not only increase the resources available, but that our respective strengths and ways of working would be complementary, and therefore generate a better result for the artists and practitioners we work with and for. ASEF is a fantastic partner, the team is friendly, efficient and always works to find solutions and constantly improve the process. The easy working relationship allows us to focus where it matters, on creating opportunities for artists from the global south to build badly needed networks.”
Frances Rudgard, Managing Director, Cambodian Living Arts
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.
For more information, please visit the www.ASEF.org.