2017 Asialink Arts Creative Exchange Program Announced
Asialink Arts is delighted to announce its successful 2017 Arts Residents and their hosts.
From 297 eligible applications to the program nation-wide, Asialink Arts awarded 33 residencies across all art forms, including 28 outbound Australian artists to Asia and 5 inbound Asian artists to Australia. Reciprocal residencies were awarded to 4 visual artists between Japan and the ACT, Japan and VIC, Taiwan and WA, and Korea and NSW.
Director of Asialink Arts, Lesley Alway says of the program, “We received almost 300 applications for the 2017 residency program, a 30% increase from 2016. Residents will be engaged in a variety of projects in 12 different countries including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and Australia. This demonstrates the strong interest from arts professionals to develop their skills and networks in Asia.”
Asialink Arts facilitates residencies and projects for arts professionals. Providing opportunities for cultural development, exploration of new markets and audiences, and to contribute to Australia’s public diplomatic objectives.
24 of the successful residents have been matched with one of Asialink Arts 55 host partners; ranging from publishing houses, private galleries, theatres, universities and dedicated arts residency spaces. Two residents will be the first to trial new Asialink host partners at Incheon Art Platform, Korea and the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, China.
Full profiles of the Arts Residents can be viewed online here: http://asialink.unimelb.edu.au/arts/residencies/2017-residents