The role of Asialink Arts is to develop opportunities for cultural exchange between Australia and Asia. Our programs aim to improve the knowledge, skills and networks of the cultural sector based on partnerships, collaboration and reciprocity. We are a key advocate for promoting policy and debate about cultural engagement with Asia, and deliver residencies, exhibitions and special projects within the region across all art forms. We explore new models and platforms for cultural engagement with Asia, develop the international capability of arts professionals and assist audiences to better understand the arts of our region.
Since 1991 Asialink's Arts Residency Program has provided professional development opportunities for arts professionals working in and across artforms, in exchange for the sharing of skills, knowledge and networks with local host communities. Asialink Arts Residencies are innovative, flexible and supportive, and are grounded in personal and enduring relationships. The program promotes sustained cross-cultural dialogue by facilitating reciprocal residencies and trialing new models of engagement.
Asialink Arts is a key organisation for the creation and presentation of contemporary Australian art in Asia. We foster excellence and innovation in contemporary art and culture through research, development and presentation of visual art projects in collaboration with Australian and Asian partners. Contemporary art projects are conceived in partnership with museums, galleries and biennales in Asia and Australia to engage audiences in understanding the dynamic relationship that exists between Australia and Asia. These varied projects also provide valuable opportunities for artistic exchange and professional development for Australian artists, curators and arts managers.
In fulfilling its twin purposes of Asia engagement and international capability, Asialink Arts delivers a range of other projects including public programs, research, and publications. These activities, which occur in both Australia and Asia, are designed to provide additional creative opportunities and engage Australian and Asian audiences. Our resources are available for download, and provide access to information and networks to arts professionals and the general public.
Asialink Arts is pleased to launch the first editions of our Country Resources. These sites provide access to information and networks to arts professionals and the general public, and present a ‘curated’ perspective of who, what and how for anyone wanting to explore creative opportunities in Asia. As this project is a ‘work-in-progress’ we would be pleased to receive any feedback or suggestions to improve and enhance this information. Additional countries will roll out over the next six months.
Country Resources for Cultural Professionals supported by The Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation and Creative Victoria: