Mobility in Asia - Case Studies in Korea and Japan
In recent years there has been increasing interest in transnational co-operation between artists and arts organisations in Asian countries and between Europe and Asia. Networks of small scale theatre and dance companies have emerged and there have been some fascinating intercultural projects. There is a cultural dimension to the work of the Association of South East Asian Nations and the establishment of the Asia-Europe Foundation has created a framework to stimulate cultural engagement. Nevertheless, there are continuing obstacles to mobility, including funding and information. This last issue has begun to be addressed by the Asia-Europe Foundation through its research on the development of an information portal "Culture 360". This session will look at the environment for and practicalities of artistic mobility and cultural collaboration inside Asia and between Asia and Europe, citing case studies and sources of information.