Asialink Arts has been working to strengthen Australia-Asia activities and expand strategic alliances with artists, arts organisations and institutions since 1991.
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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.
Australia | Japan Exchange
Anna McMahon and Shujiro Murayama each explore themes of natural and built environments within their practice. This exchange provides an opportunity to develop their work in a new context.
Heather B Swann in Tokyo
Tulis Writing Exchange
Check out this film capturing Indonesian writer Dias Wuri's time in Australia.
Learn more about the Asialink Arts exchange program.
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Asialink Arts is central to Australia-Asia contemporary cultural engagement. Asialink Arts 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.
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.
Emerging Writer exchange
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.
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.
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.