Arts Network Asia (ANA) Grants 2009


Call for Applications for Arts Network Asia (ANA) Grants 2009

We wish to invite Asian artists, cultural workers, arts activists,
and arts communities in Asia to apply for the ANA Grants 2009.

The ANA, set up by an independent group of artists, cultural workers
and arts activists, is an enabling grant body working across borders
in multiple disciplines including visual arts, film/video/new media,
performing arts, literature, critical discourse and arts management.
It operates in 11 languages.

ANA supports projects that are carried out by Asian artists, residing
in Asia; projects that are to be initiated and implemented in Asia,
engaging with Asian artists and arts communities; and projects that
maintain a focus on Southeast Asia and the Mekong Region. ANA will
consider projects that encourage provocative exchanges and
collaborations between and among various cultures and communities
within Asia. We are interested in the contemporary experience of Asia
including its relationship with traditions. Hence, this includes
urban expressions, contemporary arts, contemporary arts and its
relationship to traditional arts as well as the encounters between
traditional arts. ANA allows collaborations and exchanges with
diverse cultures within the same country or the same city and would
look into the potential of local-regional-global complementation.

ANA includes the following as its criteria for selection: (1)
Independent and process-oriented arts project, (2) Sustainable, long-
term development programme (3) Artistic merit of the project and its
positive impact on the arts communities (4) Visibility of the project
eg. physical events, project website (5) Presence of other sources of
funding and (6) Project implementation should be in March 2009
onwards.

ANA grants range from USD1500 – 7500 for each project, and ANA is
open to supporting existing or new projects. Follow-up proposals on
past projects supported by ANA can also be accommodated.

IMPORTANT PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION:

One-A4 page proposal enclosed with a 200-word bio/profile in PDF
format should be submitted via the ANA website
www.artsnetworkasia.org from 15 October 2008 and no later than 15
November 2008. This can be written in English or a language of your
choice (Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Mandarin,
Sinhalese, Tamil, Thai, and Vietnamese). The one-A4 page proposal
should include information on the content, philosophy and intention
of the project. An applicant is only allowed to submit ONE
application.

IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION OR IF
YOU ARE UNABLE TO APPLY ONLINE DUE TO THE SPECIFIC CONTEXTS OF YOUR
CITY, PLEASE EMAIL airmanuporn@artsnetworkasia.org OR FAX +65 6737-
7013.

ANA will advise and ask for the submission of a full proposal to all
those proponents who meet the network’s objectives and criteria. Full
proposals including details of project’s budget are expected to be
submitted on or before 31 January 2009, and subsequently successful
applicants will be informed by 28 February 2009.

CONCLUSION:

Past projects supported by ANA can be found on its website, these can
be reviewed for reference.

To encourage networking within Asia, upon receipt of application, ANA
will include the proponent (Individual, Group/Organisation) and
contact information (Email Address, Website, Address, Telephone and
Fax Numbers) as well as a brief profile on the website.

For further information, you may communicate with:
– Manuporn Luengaram, ANA Manager at fax: +65-6737-7013 or
airmanuporn@artsnetworkasia.org
– Tay Tong, ANA Director at taytong@theatreworks.org.sg

If there are ANA Peer Panel members residing in your country, they
can also be consulted for guidance and assistance. Peer Panel names
and contacts are available on the website.

We would appreciate your help in disseminating this information to
those who might be similarly interested.

We look forward to your application.

Thank you.

Arts Network Asia (ANA)
Address: 72-13, Mohamed Sultan Road Singapore 239007
Fax: +65-6737-7013
Email: airmanuporn@artsnetworkasia.org
Website: www.artsnetworkasia.org

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