The Asia-Europe Foundation, Arts Network Asia and Trans Europe Halle have reviewed the 8 shortlisted projects and have selected 4 projects for Creative Encounters 2013-2014. The 4 successful projects are as follows:

1. Eqilibrium
Project Partners:
I) Sandarbh (India) II) Mainzer Kunstverein Walpodenstrat 21 e.V (Germany) III) Beneshawar Lok Vikas Sansthan (India)

Project Partners:
I) Fundacja Upside Art (Poland) II) Jatiwangi Art Factory (Indonesia) III) National Museum in Szczecin (Poland)

3. TIES THAT BIND – Asia Europe Producers Workshop
Project Partners:
I) Fondo Audiovisual Del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) II) Busan International Film Festival (Korea) III) EAVE – European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (Luxembourg) IV) Far East Film Festival (Italy)

4.EARS on Helsinki 2014
Project Partners:
I) EARS – Europse-Asia Roundtable Sessions (Finland) II) Modern Sky Enterntainment (China)

Total contribution to successful projects SGD65,000

We would like to thank all applicants for your application to our third edition of the Creative Encounters – Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe, an initiative by the Asia-Europe Foundation, Arts Network Asia and Trans Europe Halle.

In response to our call, we received 169 interesting applications from Asia and Europe and we have selected 8 shortlisted projects (click here for the list of the shortlisted applications)

Arts Network Asia, Asia-Europe Foundation and Trans Europe Halles is pleased to announce the list of proposals shortlisted for the 3rd edition of Creative Encounters -  Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe. Please click here to see the 8 shortlisted proposals from 169 submissions.

Shortlisted applicants are requested to submit a detailed proposal on or before Friday, 1 November 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 December 2013.


Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe supports collaborative artistic and creative projects between Asia and Europe.

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Arts Network Asia (ANA) and the European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH) are jointly launching the progamme’s 3rd call for proposals and welcome submissions of projects that will take place between 1 January2014 and 30 November 2014. The submission deadline is 15 August 2013.

ASEF, ANA and TEH actively foster connections and engagement across cultures by supporting artistic collaborations, exchanges and dialogues.  Through this programme they aim to reinforce Asia-Europe exchanges with the objectives of deepening mutual understanding between cultural communities in the two regions, enhancing the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, and encouraging creative collaborations.

ASEF, ANA and TEH encourage organisations to submit multilateral projects that engage as many partners and participants from ASEM countries (Asia-Europe Meeting ) as possible to reflect the diversity of the two regions.


(not individuals) from ASEM countries, with at least 1 partner from each region.

Selection criteria may include:

(e.g. exhibitions, festivals, performances) and/or exchange of best practices on topics of mutual interest.

This grant does not cover seed funding or operational costs. ASEF will only partially fund the selected projects for a maximum amount of SGD 25.000.  Additional funding sources from other partners and/or sponsors have to be identified by the applicants and mentioned in the submitted proposal.


Please download the application form from ANA’s website (

Project proposal MUST be submitted in English through ANA’s website by 15 August 2013, 6:00 pm (18:00) Singapore time.

Important: Please include “CreEnc-Abbreviation of the main project partner-Project Name”
in the “Name of Project” field on the online application form. (The project name should be maximum 30 characters. For example: CreEnc-ASEF-Creative Encounters.) Project proposals that exceed the word limit will not be considered.

The initial proposal should include information on the concept, content and objectives of the project.

Shortlisted applicants will be announced on 1 October 2013.

Subsequently, the shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a full proposal, which will include details of the project’s budget and communication plan.

Deadline for the full proposal is 1 November 2013. Successful applicants will be informed by December 2013. Please note that only selected applicants will be notified.

For further enquiries and issues related to technical problems, please contact Mr Mervyn QUEK at mervyn[at] or Mr TAY Tong at taytong[at] or Ms Sasiwimon WONGJARIN at creative.encounters[at]

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