2020 travel grants

ASEF Mobility First!
2020 travel grant opens call for application

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has launched the 2020 open call for Mobility First!

If you are you an artist or cultural professional looking for funding to travel to a festival, workshop, training or research trip in the arts and culture, apply to Mobility First!

2020 marks the fourth year of Mobility First! and to date, we have supported 312 cultural professionals to facilitate cultural exchange between 48 ASEM countries.

Mobility First! is ASEF’s travel grant for artists and cultural professionals.

We invite eligible arts practitioners from Asia and Europe to apply to our periodic competitive open calls through an individual application.

International travel support is then granted to selected cultural professionals in Asia and Europe to participate in activities that are integral to their professional development; that would initiate a multiplier effect to others and benefit the society.

Applications are welcome from individual artists/cultural professionals who are:

nationals/citizens of any Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner country
working in any artistic genre (such as visual arts, performing arts, film, heritage etc.)
at least 18 years old at the time of travel
seeking support for travel within the ASEM region
not recipients of the Mobility First! grant in 2019

Mobility support is provided to selected applicants for travel from Asia to Europe and Europe to Asia.

Applicants should be seeking support for travel within the ASEM region.

The Mobility First! grant is intended for covering international travel and visa costs only.

Accommodation and any other costs (such as per diem, registration fees etc.) are excluded from the grant amount.

The grant amount provided by ASEF can vary according to each application, based on the mobility route and destination country which you are intending to visit.

The mobility call will be open and accepting applications from Monday, 20 January 2020.

Applications will be received and accepted by ASEF on a rolling basis, which means that applications will be evaluated as they are received.

Applicants can expect to hear feedback about their application within 4 weeks of submission.

All travel should take place between 20 January to 30 November 2020.

Read our Application Guidelines

Check out our Mobility First! 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For other queries, drop us an email at: mobilityfirst@asef.org


ASEF Mobility First!