Applications now open for 2011 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries

02 September 2010
Paris (France) - The call for applications for the 2011 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries is now now open. The bursaries promote the mobility of young artists between 25-35 years old, enriching their personal perspectives, enabling them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and exposing them to cultural diversity.
Paris (France) - The call for applications for the 2011 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries is now now open. These bursaries promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose them to cultural diversity.

The Programme offers residencies to young artists (between 25-35 years old) worldwide. It shares many objectives of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005), which advocates cultural exchanges and highlights creativity and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures.

These residencies are catalysts for the development of artistic expression in all cultures of the world.

About the programme

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Programme was integrated in UNESCO's strategy in 1994 to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. It aims to provide experience to young artists and to help them complete their training in countries other than their own.

The artistic disciplines for which the bursaries are awarded are Music, Visual Arts and Creative Writing. These three fields cover artistic specialisations that drive the creative industries, in particular the recording industries, the organisation of concerts, the audiovisual sector, graphic design and publishing. The countries of the South, which have a rich artistic tradition, can further their skills in these fields, expanding and boosting the different sectors of the cultural industry.

Find out more details at: www.unesco.org/culture/aschberg



For more information, please contact:

UNESCO-Aschberg
International Fund for the Promotion of Culture
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