Asialink Arts instigates collaborative and flexible partnerships that deliver international, public and professional outcomes for the Australian cultural sector.
Fuelled by experimentation and driven by networks, we aim to be central to Australia-Asia creative engagement.
In 2018, Asialink Arts adopts a fresh approach to global cultural engagement through its Global Project Space (GPS) initiative.
Asialink Arts is a key program of Asialink - a national organisation headquartered at The University of Melbourne.
- Embraces new co-production modalities to create global creative exchanges and artist-led-commissions.
- Illuminates the work and experiences of contemporary Australian artists in Asia and communities, through Research, Outreach, and conversations - in both real and digital spaces.
- Acknowledges the global power shift from West to East with Asia.
- Explores the centrality of Asia in this new global cultural landscape and the opportunities it presents for Australian creative professionals.
- Draws on the strength and experience of out Alumni and Global collaborators.
Global Project Space produces a suite of innovative projects that are reflective of the enduring relationships of Asialink Arts and our global arts Alumni. GPS projects reflect the globalised nature of contemporary creative practice, across art form and geographic boundaries, while promoting sustained cross-cultural dialogue.
For 2018 the opportunities offered are Exchanges (previously referred to as Residencies) and project-based Targeted Exchanges - co-curated by Asialink Arts and the Asian-based Global Collaborator.
Exchange call outs
National writing opportunities
Tulis (Too-lis) Writing Exchange is a two-way Australian/Indonesian exchange for established writers held at Komunitas Salihara (Jakarta) and the 2018 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
The Emerging Writer program is a three-month residency with one of GPS's global collaborators in the region. Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation.
Glass exchange (ACT applicants only)
Global Project Space (GPS) announces the third iteration of the highly succcessful Canberra Glassworks and Toyama Glass Studio (Japan) Exchange.
Taipei – Fremantle exchange (WA applicants only)
The exchange between Dept. of AIR, Taipei Culture Foundation, and the Fremantle Arts Centre enables the Australian and Taiwanese artist to meet each other in-country and introduce one another to networks, settings and opportunities.
Global collaborator exchanges
Asialink Global Collaborators are a diverse group of arts organisations throughout the Asian region that partner with the Exchange Program.
Global Project Space aims to grow existing partnerships and develop co-production modalities through large-scale curated commissions in the region. Though committed partnerships and collaborations, the GPS Commissions aim to realise significant projects for Australian artists that engage new global audiences and test their boundaries of creative practice.
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Asialink Arts is headquartered at The University of Melbourne's Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Building 158).