Australia and Southeast Asia Engagement: Trends, Gaps & Opportunities
With Anupama Sekhar, Director (Culture), Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
In recent years, closer ties between Australia and Southeast Asia have been high on the agenda. How do arts & culture feature in this dialogue? What role for artists, networks and arts organisations? How can long-term alliances based on trust, reciprocity and fair exchange be built between the two sides? The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) invites you to an afternoon of conversation around these questions at the Borak Arts Series 2018.
ASEF Unplugged is a new event series of the Asia-Europe Foundation focusing on informal peer-to-peer conversations on arts, culture and heritage. It responds to the growing demand from conference audiences for more interactive formats that allow for greater engagement of participants beyond being mere receivers of information. ASEF Unplugged was launched in 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. More about ASEF Unplugged – Czech Republic here.
The ASEAN Secretariat, Australia and these Southeast Asian countries are all members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) as part of their commitment to multilateral cooperation:
Each ASEM partner participates in the meetings of Heads and State and Government as well as of Ministers of Culture. They also contribute financially to the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and nominate a member on ASEF’s Board of Governors.