Public Displays of Affection: How Can Artists Rebrand Soft Power?
For Asia TOPA, Asialink Arts presents 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 alumna 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 Arts elevates the agency and capability of the Australian arts sector to engage with Asia through insight, connections, and capability development.
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.
Our facilitation model is responsive, agile, and dynamic. We develop and deliver projects, shepherd introductions, grow connections, advise on markets, foster institutional partnerships, connect artists and arts institutions to opportunities, and create platforms for frank exchange on cultural, political, and social contexts and issues of importance in the region.
- 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.
Asialink produces a suite of innovative projects that are reflective of the enduring relationships of Asialink Arts and our global arts Alumni. Asialink projects reflect the globalised nature of contemporary creative practice, across art form and geographic boundaries, while promoting sustained cross-cultural dialogue.
For 2019 the opportunities offered are Exchanges and project-based Targeted Exchanges co-curated by Asialink Arts and the Asian-based Global Collaborator.
Global Collaborator Exchanges
Asialink Global Collaborators are a diverse group of arts organisations throughout the Asian region that partner with the Exchange Program.
Victoria - Jiangsu Sister-State Artist Exchange (VIC applicants only)
A Victorian artist will be invited to apply for a short turn around opportunity to travel to Jiangsu Province on a fully funded six-week residency from September 1 to mid-October 2019.
Asialink aims to grow existing partnerships and develop co-production modalities through large-scale curated commissions in the region. Through committed partnerships and collaborations, the Commissions aim to realise significant projects for Australian artists that engage new global audiences and test their boundaries of creative practice.
VIEW PAST EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
To view past Asialink Arts exhibitions and projects please click on the country image below. Asialink Arts exhibitions and projects have been generously funded by our many program supporters.