Regional // Regional
Regional // Regional addresses barriers to international engagement for regionally and remote focused festivals and platforms. The three year initiative is designed to seed and support cross-cultural collaborations between Australia and the Indo-Pacific. The program promotes the sharing of insights, long-term connections and development of strategic initiatives, creative exchange and collaboration.
Singapore Now for Tasmanian Creative Industries
Supported by the Tasmanian Government and developed by Asialink Arts in partnership with Arts Tasmania, this initiative is designed to support Tasmanian artists and arts organisations to research or create new work for new markets in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
All a Part – 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10)
Asialink Arts are proud to announce All a Part, a free series of virtual forums that will create a sense of community, connection and discussion on key themes of QAGOMA’s 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10).
Most Influential Asian Awards Australians Gala Dinner
Australia’s leaders in the arts, government, community, business, education and media sectors for a night of celebration recognising Australia’s most influential Asian-Australians under 40 years of age.
SLEEPPAGE: Victoria-Vietnam Digital Delegation
Sleeppage, a partnership between Asialink Arts with Hùng M. Dương (Art Republik) was a 'digital delegation', an online exchange between artists across Victoria and Vietnam exploring the universal realms of sleep, rest and dreams.
Dekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far): A Conversation Series
This series spotlights relationships and opportunities for deeper connection in the visual arts ecologies between Australia and Indonesia. Watch the recordings and read Caitlin Hughes’ reflections on each of the four sessions which asked ‘what can the arts do to build understanding and trust between nations?’.
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.
Artlands Panel: Cultural Heritage – Regional Identity and Collective Memory
As part of our "Regional // Regional" initiative, Asialink Arts has developed this panel session to present at Artlands to share insights and consider adapted approaches to the sharing of cultural heritage.
Asialink Arts × Cementa21 Virtual: Foreground // Foresight
On Friday October 15, Asialink Arts will present two events for Cementa’s Spirit of '21. Foreground // Foresight introduces key arts leaders from Japan to discuss arts and culture led community-engaged placemaking and regional renewal.
Mutable Ecologies - online exhibition and public program
On the 10th anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake Mutable Ecologies by RMIT considers how art, design and architecture can offer new insights and awareness of ecological futures. Asialink Arts supports the public program which includes leading Australian and Japanese artists exploring environmental events impacting on rural and urban life.
UNEARTHED by PluginHUMAN, Lorraine Brigdale and Akshat Nauriyal
UNEARTHED by PluginHUMAN, Lorraine Brigdale and Akshat Nauriyal: A projection-mapped mural and microverse
Dogmilk’s new cross-cultural exchange project, Sipakatuo (Glorify One Another)
Sipakatuo (Glorify One Another) was an exchange initiative aiming to connect screen and sound practitioners and researchers between Naarm/Birrarung Ga (Melbourne) and Makassar, make collaborative artwork, and build a sustainable creative bridge between the two communities.
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Wednesday 9:30am - 12pmSingapore Arts Now | The power in cooperation: creating longevity in cross-cultural workARTS
Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30pmLaunch – Regional // Regional: Festival Alliances across Australia and the Indo-PacificARTS
Wednesday 3pm - 5pmFORUM 3: Futures, All a Part – 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10)ARTS
Wednesday 3pm - 5pmFORUM 2: Communities, All a Part – 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10)ARTS
Wednesday 3pm - 5pmFORUM 1: Visibility/Invisibility, All a Part – 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10)ARTS
Tuesday 2pm - 4pmSingapore Arts Now for the Tasmanian Creative IndustriesARTS
UNEARTHED by PluginHUMAN, Lorraine Brigdale and Akshat NauriyalARTS
all circles the moon and dirt shines in the sun by Dogmilk FilmsARTS
Inhabiting Extremes: Public ForumARTS
Woodland Habitats – Polly Stanton with Kohei Fujito and Ruth LangfordARTS
Monday 1pm - 2pmWoodland Habitats – Sarah Teasley with Rodney Keenan and Kikuko ShoyamaARTS
Wednesday 1pm - 2:30pmWoodland Habitats Forum – Takashi Kuribayashi in conversation with Bob BrownARTS
Friday 1pm - 2pmForeground // Foresight: Panel Discussion 'From the Ground Up'ARTS
Friday 12pm - 12:55pmForeground // Foresight: Keynote Presentation by Fram KitagawaARTS
Since 1991, Asialink Arts has supported 822 residencies throughout the Asian region. Encompassing all art forms and practices, the program has also supported inbound arts residents to Australia and special creative projects. The program has been generously funded by our many program supporters.
Asialink Arts has been central to Australia-Asia creative engagement instigating collaborative and flexible partnerships since 1991. Since then Asialink Arts has provided professional development and promotional opportunities for over 850 Australian artists and arts workers.
Over 2019 and in 2020 we are shifting the balance to partnership, emphasising reciprocity, mutual respect, and cross-cultural collaboration. Through catalysing and supporting creative and long lasting institution-to-institution and people-to-people collaborations and partnerships across Australia and Asia.
January 13 newsletter: view
March 8, 2022
March 8 newsletter and All a Part - 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10) Professional Engagement Forums announcement: view
March 15 newsletter 2 and All a Part – Visibility and Invisibility, Forum 1 details: view
March 22 newsletter 3 and All a Part – Communities, Forum 2 details: view
March 29 newsletter 4 and All a Part – Futures, Forum 3 details: view
April 4 newsletter, updates, and further All a Part – Futures, Forum 3 details: view
May 18 newsletter: view
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July 25 newsletter: view
August 5 newsletter and Regional // Regional Launch: view
September 15 newsletter, Singapore Arts Now and Most Influential Asian Australian Awards: view
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December 8 newsletter: view
June 4 newsletter and 知音 sonicbridge launch: view
July , 2021
July 26 newsletter and Dekat-Dekat Jauh report: view
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August 31 newsletter: view
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October 12 newsletter: view
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ABOUT ASIALINK ARTS
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.
Annual Reports and Partnerships
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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.View
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Asialink Arts is headquartered at The University of Melbourne's Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Building 158).