The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has launched the 2020 open call for Mobility First!
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) opens opportunities for artists or cultural professionals who need funds for cultural travel. Such as festivals, workshops, training or research trips in art and culture. Artists can apply to Mobility First! to get funding.
2020 is the fourth year of Mobility First! To date, ASEF has facilitated as many as 312 cultural professionals for cultural exchange between 48 ASEM countries.
About Mobility First!
Mobility First! is a grant program managed by ASEF to facilitate the journey of artists and cultural professionals.
Artists who can participate in this program are artists from Asia and Europe who fulfill the requirements. Registration via competitive open calls through individual applications.
Selected applicants will get international travel support to participate in activities that are an integral part of their professional development; which will start a multiplier effect for others and benefit the community.
Who can apply?
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
Where can I travel to?
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.
What does the Mobility First grant 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 can vary according to each application, based on the mobility route and destination country which you are intending to visit.
The mobility call will be open and accepting applications from Monday, 20 January 2020.
Applications will be received and accepted by ASEF on a rolling basis, which means that applications will be evaluated as they are received.
Applicants can expect to hear feedback about their application within 4 weeks of submission.
All travel should take place between 20 January to 30 November 2020.
Read the Application Guidelines
Check out the Mobility First! 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
For other queries, please contact email at: firstname.lastname@example.org