Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative travel grant 2019 for artists and cultural professionals.

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Application Deadline: January 31st 2019

Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative is the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)’s travel grant for artists and cultural professionals. Mobility First! supports a wide variety of activity types (workshop/training, conference/forum, festival/biennale, residencies, partnership meetings, research trips, short-term exploration/networking) with particular focus on these areas:

  • Skills transfer / knowledge exchange
  • Innovation in arts & culture
  • Local development
  • Art and social issues: the role of art & artists in society


Mobility First! accepts two types of applications from:

1) Individuals – artists/cultural professionals looking to participate in any of the eligible activity types (outgoing mobility)

2) Organisations – arts organisations applying for up to 5 artists/cultural professionals they want to invite to an activity they are organising

Please refer to the Documents Section of this page for the Application Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

If you need any of the documents in an accessible format, please contact us:

Fatima AVILA (Ms)

Project Manager, Culture, ASEF


How to apply?

Application form for individuals: https://asefculture.formstack.com/forms/mobilityfirst2019 

Application form for arts organisations: https://asefculture.formstack.com/forms/mobilityfirst2019orgs 

Note: please ensure that you read the Application Guidelines and the Frequently Asked Questions on the Documents Section of this page before you apply

Grant amounts

The grant amounts for 2019 are as follows:

Grant amounts (up to these maximum caps)
Asia to Europe and vice-versa SGD 2,000
Australia/New Zealand to Europe and vice-versaSGD 2,300
Russia to Europe and vice-versaSGD 1,000
Intra-AsiaSGD 1,000

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative travel grant 2019

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