07 August, 2005

opportunity asian residencies

Applications are now open for the 2006 round of Asialink’s Arts Residency Program. Residencies provide an opportunity for Australian arts practitioners to spend up to four months living and working in an Asian country.

Asialink Residencies offer the challenges and rewards of in-depth cultural exchange only possible through an extended stay in-country. The Asialink Residency program provides a grant of up to $12,000 towards travel, living and project expenses and provides a network of initial contacts in the host country. The program aims to expand the experiences available to Australians in Asia, to develop projects related to the host country and to encourage on-going involvement between Australian and Asian writers, artists and organisations.

Residencies are offered in: Arts Management, Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts/Craft. Up to 40 residencies will be offered nationally in 2006.

Residencies have taken place in such countries as Bhutan, Cambodia, China,
East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines,
Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The Asialink Residency
Program is supported by Arts Victoria.

Closing date: Friday 2 September 2005

Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from the Asialink
website: http://www.asialink.unimelb.edu.au/arts/residencies

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