Asialink Arts elevates the agency and capability of the Australian arts sector to engage with Asia through sharing insights, creating connections, and building capability.
We work as a cultural enabler, capacity builder, and conduit to the Indo-Pacific region for Australian artists and institutions. Asialink Arts collaborates across the Asialink Group, accessing skills and knowledge that spans diplomacy, business, and education.
Over the past year Asialink Arts has critically examined its impact, and refocused ambition and capacity to meet the demands of a rapidly changing region and diverse arts sector.
Asialink Arts’ new facilitation model is responsive and agile, shepherding introductions, growing connections, fostering institutional partnerships, connecting artists and arts institutions to opportunities, and creating platforms for exchange.
Our new strategies include a shift from outbound residencies towards mutual exchange and partnerships based on reciprocity. We also proactively analyse barriers to engagement, and convene forums that bring cross-sectoral stakeholders together to identify practical, cooperative action to create new opportunities. Through our arts based diplomacy, thought leadership and advocacy work we are committed to measurably enhancing the agency of Australian artists and institutions to achieve their respective priorities for engagement with the Asia-Pacific.
- Amplify artistic perspectives in cross-sector dialogues and initiatives.
- Influence policy and public discourse on issues of importance in the region.
- Cultivate nuanced public understanding of challenges across the region.
PARTNERSHIPS AND EXCHANGE
- Catalyse and support creative and long-lasting institution-to-institution and people-to-people collaborations and partnerships.
- Emphasise mutual exchange, relationship development, capacity building, and innovation.
- Expand access to audiences and markets for Australian and Asian artistic endeavours.
- Build the capability of Australian artists and creative industries to capitalise on business development opportunities in the region.
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As a not for profit mission led entity Asialink Arts relies on a range of government and private sector partnerships. Contact us to discuss how we can work together.
The Asialink Arts team
- Dr Pippa Dickson, Director, Asialink Arts
- Rima Lee, Executive and Administrative Assistant, Asialink Arts
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Asialink Arts is headquartered at The University of Melbourne's Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Building 158).
Film 3 launch of 知音 sonicbridge creative exchangeARTS
Film 2 launch of 知音 sonicbridge creative exchangeARTS
Film 1 launch of 知音 sonicbridge creative exchangeARTS
Saturday 5pm - 6:30pmDekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far) – A Conversation Series 4: Relationship BuildingEvent
Saturday 5pm - 6:30pmDekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far) – A Conversation Series 3: Private Platforms and the Art MarketARTS
Saturday 5pm - 6:30pmDekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far) – A Conversation Series 2: Scaffolding the Indonesian and Australian Visual Arts SectorsARTS
Saturday 5pm - 6:30pmDekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far) – Artists Insights: Exhibit, Exchange, Co-CreateARTS
Tuesday 4pm - 5pm知音 sonicbridge Chinese Artist AnnouncementsARTS
Wednesday 1pm - 1:45pm知音 sonicbridge Artist AnnouncementsARTS
Thursday 4pm - 5pmIntroducing sonicbridgeARTS
Monday 10:30am - 12:15pmPDA Roundtable with Guest Speakers: Dr Vicki Couzens and Dr Marnie BadhamARTS
Thursday 2pm - 3:45pmPDA Roundtable with Guest Speaker: Dr Wulan DirgantoroARTS
Thursday 10am - 11:45amPDA Roundtable with Guest Speaker: Dr Michelle AntoinetteARTS
sonicbridge - Australia and China contemporary music connections
During the COVID-19 pandemic, when international travel stopped and border divisions amplified, 知音 sonicbridge created a little magic, boldly bringing artists from Australia and China together.
Dekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far): A Conversation Series
Asialink Arts and Santy Saptari Art Consulting present Dekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far), a conversation series about Indonesia-Australia relations in visual arts, taking place on Saturdays from 27 February – 20 March 2021.Through the lens of visual arts the program aims to ask, ‘what can the arts do to build understanding and trust between nations?’ and, ‘can greater awareness and familiarity of the art produced in a place promote a deeper connection?’. ARTS
520 ‘I Love You’ Melbourne Report
520 meaning ‘I love you (我爱你)’ in Chinese online slang, the 520 Melbourne Report presents data and insights into Chinese-speaking international students in Melbourne to support arts and cultural sector engagement, including a Chinese language social media explainer.
Australian creative excellence front stage in China
Asialink Arts presented two exceptional Australian companies at the forefront of creating immersive visitor experiences and creative environments at Boao Culture and Creativity Week in China.
Public Displays of Affection Victorian Roundtables
The Victorian roundtables explore in greater depth the ‘development horizons’ in the Public Displays of Affection (PDA) Conference Report.
An Asialink Delegation to India
"We want to be able to create a bridge between Australia and India.. it's about creating something that goes both ways."
Public Displays of Affection: How Can Artists Rebrand Soft Power?
For Asia TOPA, Asialink Arts presented Public Displays of Affection—a cross-sectoral conference exploring the fundamental nature of ‘soft power’ agendas and the status of cultural diplomacy, creative exchange and artistic influence across the Asia Pacific.
Hosting International Artist Residencies in Greater Melbourne
An Initiative of the Committee for Melbourne, Asialink Arts and Res Artis.
Sally Smart’s Manifesto in Bali
Julia Winterflood describes Asialink Arts Alum and Vice Chancellor’s Fellow Sally Smart’s new solo exhibition Manifesto in Ubud, Bali. The inter-disciplinary exhibition and performance is the product of transnational connections developed from 15 years of working with Indonesian artists.
Victoria-Jiangsu Sister-State Artist Exchange
An initiative of the Premier of Victoria, the Victoria-Jiangsu Sister-State Artist Exchange marked the 40-year anniversary of a prosperous Sister-State relationship.
Learn more about the Asialink Arts exchange program. Arts
Creative Exchanges 2019
Asialink Arts Creative Exchanges for 2019 Announced
5 Questions with
A snapshot into the creative practice of the artists and arts professionals involved in Asialink Arts 2018 GPS programs.
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Asialink Global Collaborators are a diverse group of arts organisations throughout the Asian region that partner with the Exchange Program.
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