Project looks for Asian artists

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HAØ NOIÄ — Artists from Asian coun­tries will have a chance to get to know more about the Ger­man cul­ture through the Cross­ing Borders pro­gramme, the Goethe In­sti­tute Viet­nam has an­nounced.

Au­thors, film­mak­ers and pho­tog­ra­phers of all ages from Vieät Nam, In­dia, In­done­sia, Japan, Hong Kong, Ma­cao, Tai­wan and main­land China can now ap­ply for re­search grants from the Robert Bosch Foun­da­tion and the Lit­er­arisches Col­lo­quium Ber­lin, the Ger­many’s cul­tural in­sti­tute in Haø Noiä said yes­ter­day.

The aim of the pro­gramme is to sup­port cre­ative projects that break ex­ist­ing stereo­types and open a broad per­spec­tive on the diver­sity and mul­ti­fac­eted char­ac­ter of Ger­many to a larger pub­lic, it said.

Re­search grants can be ap­plied for lit­er­ary and es­say prose works, po­etry, photo-text­books, chil­dren and young adult lit­er­a­ture, scripts for doc­u­men­tary and fea­ture films, ra­dio pro­grammes and mul­ti­me­dia pro­duc­tions.

An in­de­pen­dent jury will se­lect projects for the grant from the in­com­ing ap­pli­ca­tions. The re­sults will be de­clared ei­ther by mid-July or end of Jan­uary 2019.

The grant ex­pects a high de­gree of self-re­spon­si­bil­ity.

The or­gan­is­ers will not of­fer ex­ten­sive su­per­vi­sion, but will as­sist in re­search of rel­e­vant places, such as in­sti­tu­tions, and pro­vide con­tacts in Ger­many as far as pos­si­ble.

In ad­di­tion to the pub­li­ca­tion of the Cross­ing Borders projects, grants can also be ap­plied for the pre­sen­ta­tion of these works at pub­lic events. Ap­pli­ca­tions are to be sent to the Lit­er­arisches Col­lo­quium Ber­lin.

One project leader, male or fe­male, should be named, to be the con­tact per­son for the Robert Bosch Foun­da­tion and re­spon­si­ble for the project. In such cases, only one ap­pli­ca­tion form needs to be filled. The re­sume and de­tails of the other par­tic­i­pants should be at­tached along with the ap­pli­ca­tion. The grant for the re­search can be ap­plied only by one per­son.

Af­ter ev­ery re­jec­tion one can al­ways ap­ply anew.

Ap­pli­cants, who have al­ready re­ceived a Cross­ing Borders grant, can ap­ply again, af­ter the re­search for the first project is com­pleted. The re­search re­port and the fi­nan­cial billing for the used grant must be suc­cess­fully car­ried out. How­ever, first-time ap­pli­cants will be pre­ferred.

The amount of grant will de­pend on the du­ra­tion of the re­search and can be up to 9,300 eu­ros. The de­tailed cal­cu­la­tion can be done eas­ily with the help of the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion form. The ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line is be­tween Septem­ber 1 and Oc­to­ber 31 via the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion por­tal of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

For de­tailed in­for­ma­tion and the link to the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion por­tal visit www.bosch-stiftung.de/en/ project/cross­ing-borders .— VNS

Cash boost: Asian artists have chance to get fund­ing from the Robert Bosch Foun­da­tion to ad­dress their cur­rent so­cial is­sues and seek to ex­am­ine dif­fer­ent cul­tures and so­ci­eties through their work. — VNS Photo Marco Lehm­beck

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