Due Date: January 31, 2019

Are you an artist or cultural expert aiming to opt for a celebration, residency, training or research study journey? Apply to Movement Initially!— ASEF Cultural Movement Effort, the Asia-Europe Structure (ASEF)’s travel grant for artists and cultural specialists.

Movement Initially! supports a wide range of activity types (workshop/training, conference/forum, festival/biennale, residencies, collaboration conferences, research study journeys, short-term exploration/networking) with specific concentrate on these locations:

  • Abilities move/ understanding exchange
  • Development in arts & culture
  • Regional advancement
  • Art and social concerns: the function of art & artists in society


The grant amounts for 2019 are as follows:

Grant quantities (as much as these optimum caps)
Asia to Europe and vice-versa SGD 2,000
Australia/New Zealand to Europe and vice-versa SGD 2,300
Russia to Europe and vice-versa SGD 1,000
Intra-Asia SGD 1,000

Extra financing is offered for individuals with impairments and unique requirements


Movement Initially! accepts 2 kinds of applications from:

  1. People — artists/cultural specialists aiming to take part in any of the qualified activity types (outbound movement)
  2. Organisations — arts organisations making an application for as much as 5 artists/cultural specialists they wish to welcome to an activity they are arranging

Movement Initially! prioritises cultural movement from Asia to Europe; from Europe to Asia; and, within Asia. All travel needs to be global. Qualified citizenships and locations are Asia-Europe Fulfilling (ASEM) partner nations:

Asia Europe
Australia Austria Poland
Bangladesh Belgium Portugal
Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Romania
Cambodia Croatia Slovakia
China Cyprus Slovenia
India Czech Republic Spain
Indonesia Denmark Sweden
Japan Estonia Switzerland
Kazakhstan Finland UK
Korea France
Lao PDR Germany
Malaysia Greece
Mongolia Hungary
Myanmar Ireland
New Zealand Italy
Pakistan Latvia
Philippines Lithuania
Russian Federation[1] Luxembourg
Singapore Malta
Thailand Netherlands
Viet Nam Norway


  • Application for people here
  • Application for arts organisations here

Note: please make sure that you check out the Application Standards and the Regularly Asked Concerns on the Files Area of this page prior to you use

For additional information, check out ASEF Movement First

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