Asialink Arts is central to Australia-Asia contemporary cultural engagement. Through a new initiative Global Project Space (GPS), it instigates collaborative and flexible partnerships, develops projects that produce new artistic works and deliver national and international outcomes for the Australian cultural sector. Fuelled by experimentation and driven by networks, we aim to be central to Australia-Asia creative engagement.
The purpose of our programs are to:
- Create, test and refine models of artistic collaboration that cross cultural and geographic boundaries.
- Reflect global contemporary creative practice
- Incubate and deliver large-scale commissions in the region
- Maintain and grow global partnerships and platforms
- Ensure complementary outreach and opportunities exist for national and international artists and art professionals
Asialink Arts is a key program of Asialink - a national organisation headquartered at The University of Melbourne and was established in 1991 to enable access, conversations and exchange to new international networks and cultural exchange for the Australian and Asian creative communities.
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.
View our previous recipients here
Exchange opportunities - currently closed
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.