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Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2019


Deadline: 31 January, 15 April, 30 April, 15 June 2019

Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2019

A travel grant for artists and cultural professionals



What is #MobilityFirst?

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


Who can apply?

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

[email protected]


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-versa SGD 2,300
  • Russia to Europe and vice-versa SGD 1,000
  • Intra-Asia SGD 1,000


Additional funding is available for people with disabilities and special needs


Find out more at asef.org