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EU & NTU Singapore launch SEA AiR, a new studio residential programme in the EU for Southeast Asian artists

Singapore, 23/03/2021 - 11:08, UNIQUE ID: 210323_4
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The European Union Delegation to Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) today launched the Studio Residencies in the EU for Southeast Asian Artists (SEA AiR), a new programme that aims to create a peer-to-peer cultural and artistic exchange between Southeast Asia and Europe, with Singapore as its hub. This public diplomacy project is funded by EU’s Foreign Policy Instruments.

SEA AiR will offer selected artists from Southeast Asia an engaging immersion in the European art scene that allows a deeper understanding of the various cultural strands and values shaping the continent. Through this experience, participating artists can create links with other art projects in Singapore, their home countries and the wider region. At the end of the residency, the artists will have an exhibition in Singapore which will enable them to present and showcase their artwork to a wider audience.

As a new residency programme, SEA AiR will promote a creative exchange enhancing the EU-Singapore-ASEAN dialogue through contemporary art and provide a meaningful opportunity for artists who have previously not lived or studied in the EU. Likewise, host institutions will benefit from expanding their networks in Southeast Asia, a region that has been historically under-represented in most artist-in-residence programmes in Europe.

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Media Contact:

Deepika Shetty

Press Officer

European Union Delegation to Singapore

+65-6576-0112

deepika.shetty@eeas.europa.eu

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