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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, you may communicate with Manuporn Luengaram, ANA Manager at email@example.com
Alternatively you can reach out to Mervyn Quek, General Manager of TheatreWorks Singapore, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.