Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is a public art and culture center opened since 2008 with the aim to support and facilitate education in art and culture for the general public. It is set up and mainly funded by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) under the management of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation. BACC has been actively served as a platform for art and cultural learning as well as vigorously promoted cultural values and inspiration through diverse art and cultural programme, including exhibitions, concerts, performing arts/performance festivals, film screenings, literature workshops as well as talks and seminar among the local and international communities. Located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, BACC is unique in a way that it is easily accessible, at the same time it also combines retail shops with cultural and exhibition spaces as well as art library, of which altogether allow the place to offer friendly meeting and learning grounds for both new comers and serious arts goers.
DutchCulture is the Dutch information agency for professionals in the cultural and diplomatic sector with international cultural ambitions. Through coordination and knowledge DutchCulture contributes to the quality and effectiveness of cultural cooperation. Through (public) events, digital platforms and campaigns in the Netherlands and abroad, DutchCulture provides insight into relevant developments and make the importance of international cooperation visible. With advice and guidance DutchCulture facilitates and promotes international cultural cooperation – for instance by running the international artist-in-residence information platform www.TransArtists.org. DutchCulture receives a four-year grant (2017-2020) from both the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For its European programmes, DutchCulture is funded by the European Commission.
TransArtists DutchCulture|TransArtists combines and shares knowledge and experience on artist-in-programmes and other international opportunities for creative professionals to temporarily stay and work elsewhere. It offers you all about facts, use and value of international artist-in-residence opportunities. Through TransArtists, DutchCulture goal is to make the enormous worldwide residential art labyrinth accessible and usable to artists through the website, workshops, research and projects. To this end, we collaborate with a wide range of partners and networks in all world regions.
On the Move is the cultural mobility information network active in Europe and worldwide. On the Move signposts on a free, regular and updated manner funding opportunities for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals – all disciplines covered – in Europe and worldwide. Thanks to its members’ and partners’ expertise, On the Move also shares information on key challenges related to cultural mobility (eg. visas, social protection, taxation, environmental issues). Beyond this information channel, On the Move facilitates training, workshop and/or makes public presentations on cultural mobility issues. It also advises on internationalisation of practices and organisations in partnership with cultural bodies, agencies, networks, foundations etc. The On the Move network has recently started to work on evaluations and impacts’ studies related to artists’ mobility. Born as a website in 2002 as project of IETM (the international network of contemporary performing arts), it has evolved as a dynamic network which now counts more than 40 member-organisations.
The Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research is the leading museum of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. The museum was named after Jorge B. Vargas (1890-1980), the Philippines’s first Executive Secretary, who assumed the position during the Commonwealth period (1935-1941), and Chairman of the Philippine Executive Commission established by the Japanese officials during the Pacific War. An alumnus of the university, he donated to the institution his collection of art, stamps, coins, books, archives and memorabilia in 1978. The museum was formally opened to the public in 1987. It houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to Philippine history, art, and culture. It aims to conserve the collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and initiates researches, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs around the collection and contemporary art. Through these programs, the Vargas advances awareness history and art and generates collaboration with various academic disciplines in the university such as the Art Studies, which includes Art History, Art Theory and Criticism, and Curatorial Studies in undergraduate and graduate levels, Fine Arts, Music, Mass Communication and Anthropology among others.