2019 Awards Grantees

This year ANA has awarded the total of US$ 61,800 in grants to 14 arts organisations and individuals for their projects that takes place from April to June 2019. 163 applications were received from around Asia.
The ANA peer panel members decided on the final awards based on the following criterion:
- Projects that focus on collaborations within Asia
- Independent and process-oriented arts projects, rather than product-orientated projects
- Projects in diverse arts disciplines (e.g. performing arts, visual arts, film/video/new media, literature, critical discourse, arts management)
- Individual phase (completed with reports by 30 June 2019) of a larger project that
extends beyond ANA’s proposed date of completion
- Projects submitted by individuals who have a ready network to activate, enable and transform their communities
- Artistic merit of the project or its positive impact on larger communities
- Projects that empower and capacity-build the arts communities in Asia
- Continuity and sustainability of projects
- Visibility of the project e.g. physical events or project website, and
- Presence of other sources of funding.

 

The following are the 14 projects that have been awarded ANA 2019 grants:

1. India
Kallol Datta
Volume 2, an ongoing long-term project with its next phase in Tehran, Iran
US$ 3,300
http://www.kalloldatta.com
Volume 2 is a step in continuation to a long-term, evolving body of work by Kallol Datta. It follows the earlier modules of Redaction (20150, Random Access (2017), Volume 1 (2018) and Volume 1, Issue 2 (2018). The project is an on-going study of clothing practices native to Western Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Using different techniques of pattern cutting, Datta skews, deconstructs and then layers pieces of textiles to form template like fabric structures.

2. India/Thailand
Abhijan Toto and Pujita Guha
The Forest As School Summer Academy
US$ 4,000
http://theforestcurriculum.com/
The project is a month-long program that uses the cosmological systems of zomia, the forested belts of South and Southeast Asia, as ways to reformulate ecological subjectivities and develop artistic research and mutual co-learning among artists and practitioners from the region and beyond.

3.  Japan
Takuji Kogo
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT: Homes for America
US$ 4,600
http://artonline.jp/homes.html
The project focuses on U.S. Military bases in the Asian region and its cultural or economical impact on the local hosting society. By gathering fragments from some of these bases found in different locations including the invisible US military presence in Singapore and the bases reopened in the Philippines and South Korea, the project has been further developed and given new perspectives on an overview of this ideological state apparatus.

4. Malaysia
Moka Mocha Ink
Pesta Playlet
US$ 4,300
https://mokamochaink.com/
The project is an artist-run common ground for performance based initiative through community building, research, workshop, discourse and publications, that involves playlet making/playwriting workshops, forums involving new and contemporary theatremakers, playlet reading showcases, a testing ground for new works and lecture performances.

5. Vietnam
Tra Nguyen
Silence | Satire: pilot program for an independent cross-disciplinary theater platform in Vietnam
US$ 6,700
https://www.facebook.com/TheRun.Theater/
This project aims to create a framework to reassess the idea and application of theater in Vietnam. Lecturers from Theater and Visual Arts in the region are invited to lead immersive workshops with local participants in Ho Chi Minh City.

6. Indonesia
Joned Suryatmoko
SENSE and SENSIBILITY. Sensing and Making Sense of spectatorship and democracy in Southeast Asia’s artistic practice
US$ 5,000
https://spectatorship2019.wordpress.com/
This project aims to activate network of art practitioners in Southeast Asia who share interest in the relationship between artistic practice and activism. The project will conduct 4-day intensive gathering in Bangkok, Thailand with arts practitioners in Southeast Asia on 11 - 14 June 2019.

7. Philippines
Asian Movement for Peoples Peace and Progress (AMP3)
Sama-Sama: Asian Co-Creative Gathering
US$ 6,000
https://asianpeoplesmusic.wordpress.com/
This project will bring singer-songwriters associated with Asian Music for People’s Peace and Progress (AMP3) together to co-create and cross-translate songs about social, political, cultural, and other issues they and their communities face; the songs will be recorded, published, and performed, and the co-creative process documented to inform future related activities. The gathering of participants will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 - 20 June 2019 which includes workshops, documentation, performances, community immersion, and related activities.

8. Philippines
Joseph Keith Anicoche
31 MODULES: PERFORMANCE AS MODULES
US$ 5,000
https://www.jkanicoche.com/
This project is a global performance-making project that aims to create 31 new community-engaged performances that will be published as modules to be made available for use of performance-makers around the world. The project starts activities by bringing together various artists to collaborate in the Stage 1 of the project which involves research and immersion for further understanding of context of socially-engaged practices by collaborating artists.

9. Nepal
Srijanalaya
Bridging Cultures: An Artist-in-Residence
US$ 3,000
http://srijanalaya.org/
This project is an individual phase of a larger art exchange project that brings together performing artists to collaborate with local traditional artists of the Panchpokhari Thangpal Rural Municipality through an artist-in-residence program. The project aims to inspire and expose schools and communities to see the possibilities in arts education in Nepal to improve the quality of education.  

10. Kyrgyzstan
Public Foundation Arts and Culture
Kol Fest 2019
US$ 5,000
http://www.kolfest.com/en.html

Kol Fest 2019 is Central Asia’s first Global Music and Art festival that provides a platform for arts and music exchange. The art component of the festival offers a platform for artists from Central Asia and beyond to come together and collaborate and develops site specific art installations and performances that will strengthen interaction between festival goers and artists.

11. Bangladesh
Britto Arts Trust
Lost Never Lost
US$ 4,500
http://www.brittoartstrust.org/
This project is an archaeological project based on old part of Dhaka that aims to explore archeological survey through an artist, architect, photographer, filmmaker and musician’s eyes, focusing on the heritage and the capital’s history. 14 participants are invited to work in Old Dhaka area for two weeks.

12. Indonesia
Tita Salina
Ziarah Utara (Pilgrimage to the North)
US$ 3,700
https://ziarahutara.com/

This project aims to study the maritime culture in North Jakarta and to raise an awareness of local citizens on coastal erosion caused by climate change. The project will include the artists’ 42-km walk, video documentary and public events such as discussion, workshop and exhibition.

13. Indonesia
Jatiwangi Art Factory
Land Affair Study Agency
US$ 3,200
http://badankajianpertanahan.org

‘Land Affair Study Agency’, is a research group of Jatiwangi Art Factory that focuses on studies and speculative works on land issues through research and artistic practice in the Jatiwangi region. It emphasizes on studying the cultural landscape of the Jatiwangi - Majalengka region, a traditional roof tile industry area that is changing its face into a manufacturing industry city. This research focuses on collaborative artistic work including artistic research involving multi-disciplinary researchers, archiving, mini-labs and artist residencies.

14. Thailand
Noir Row Art Space
PARALLEL: The Ramasun Station Art Trail
US$ 3,500
https://www.facebook.com/NOIRROW/
‘PARALLEL: The Ramasun Station Art Trail’ aims to raise awareness and to discuss about changing identities of Udon Thani through contemporary artworks. The project will take place at Ramasun Historical Museum in Udon Thani, and will consist of art exhibition, artists’ talks and film screening.

 

Applications for Project Grants 2019 has closed

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
FOR ARTS NETWORK ASIA (ANA) PROJECT GRANTS 2019

 
Arts Network Asia (ANA) would like to invite artists, cultural workers, arts activists, and arts communities in Asia to apply for the ANA 2019 Grants scheme for projects that must end by 30 June 2019.

ANA supports projects that are initiated and implemented in Asia, in collaboration with Asian artists residing in Asia. These projects should engage with Asian arts, cultural, media or activist communities; and in particular projects that maintain a focus on Southeast Asia will be supported. ANA will consider projects that encourage progressive exchanges and collaborations between and among various cultures and communities within Asia. ANA will also emphasise projects by the peer communities that multiply effects and form a sustainable network to encourage participation from a larger community of artists, cultural workers and arts organisations. ANA promotes collaborations and exchanges with diverse cultures across borders in Asia and would look into the potential of local-regional-global complementation.

ANA includes the following as its criteria for selection: (1) Projects that focus on collaborations within Asia (2) Independent and process-oriented arts projects, rather than product-orientated projects (3) Projects in diverse arts disciplines (e.g. performing arts, visual arts, film/video/new media, literature, critical discourse, arts management) (4) Individual phase (completed with reports by 30 June 2019) of a larger project that extends beyond ANA’s proposed date of completion (5) Projects submitted by individuals who have a ready network to activate, enable and transform their communities (6) Artistic merit of the project or its positive impact on larger communities (7) Projects that empower and capacity-build the arts communities in Asia (8) Continuity and sustainability of projects (9) Visibility of the project e.g. physical events or project website, and (10) Presence of other sources of funding.  Past projects supported by ANA can be found on its website, these can be reviewed for reference.

ANA grants may be up to a maximum of US$10,000 for each project, and is open to supporting existing or new projects.  Follow-up proposals on past projects supported by ANA can also be accommodated.

Granted Projects must be completed by 30 June 2019. This includes the full submission of reports to ANA.

 

IMPORTANT PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION

Applications are accepted through an online form.

A FINAL maximum 6-A4 page project proposal, saved in one single PDF file, MUST be submitted via the ANA website (www.artsnetworkasia.org) by 15 January 2019. The project proposal should include information on the content, philosophy and intention of the project, brief bio/profile of participants, details of project’s budget and communication plan. An applicant is only allowed to submit ONE application.

All applications should be submitted in English ONLY and through the online application link at the top of the page

Successful applications will be informed by 15 February 2019.

IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION OR IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO APPLY ONLINE DUE TO THE SPECIFIC CONTEXTS OF YOUR CITY, PLEASE CONTACT ANA at artsnetworkasia@gmail.com.

For further information, you may communicate with Manuporn Luengaram, ANA Manager at artsnetworkasia@gmail.com

Alternatively you can reach out to Mervyn Quek, General Manager of TheatreWorks Singapore, at mervyn@theatreworks.org.sg

To encourage networking within Asia, upon receipt of application, ANA may include the applicant (Individual, Group/Organisation), contact information (Email Address, Website, Address, Telephone and Fax Numbers). as well as a brief profile on the website.

Please note: 
The ANA Host Centre, its staff, the Peer Panel members; and their respective partners/spouses/organizations cannot apply to the ANA for grants.

 

ABOUT ARTS NETWORK ASIA (ANA)

Arts Network Asia (ANA), established in 1999 by founder, Ong Keng Sen and managed by TheatreWorks (Singapore), is a regional arts network of independent group of artists, cultural workers and arts activists from Asia and an enabling grant body, working across borders in multiple disciplines that encourages and supports artistic collaboration, dialogue, exchange, as well as develops managerial and administrative skills within Asia. ANA is motivated by the philosophy of meaningful collaboration, distinguished by mutual respect, initiated in Asia, and carried out together with Asian artists and arts communities.

ANA encourages and supports artistic collaboration within Asia through its Project Grants, decided by the Peer Panel working in diverse disciplines from around Asia

ANA is supported by The Ford Foundation.