An inspiring new program for cultural practitioners ready to take the lead on how arts and culture contribute to sustainable development in South-East Asia.
SEAΔ is a program co-created by Mekong Cultural Hub and British Council which creates space for cultural practitioners to reflect on how their work in arts and culture can contribute to sustainable development within South East Asia through their individual and collective leadership.
Each year 10 Fellows will be selected from 10 countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
The program has four main gatherings spread over a one-year period where Fellows get together. Each gathering takes place in a different country and has a unique purpose.
Exchange, Create, Share and Reflect.
The second year is underway and to find out about the Fellows from the pilot and second year take a look at the Mekong Cultural Hub website:
SEAΔ Program Design Team: Consultants: Nicola Turner, Dian Ika Gesuri and Advisors: Marco Kusamawijaya, Janet Pillai and Tran Luong. All those who contributed to the research and development of the program, particularly participants of the MCH Exploring Shared Futures Workshop and the Heads of Arts from the British Council in East Asia,Mekong Cultural Hub: Frances Rudgard, Mekong Cultural Hub and Katelijn Verstraete, British Council East Asia
SEAΔ Program Delivery Team: Facilitators: Nicola Turner and Sudebi Thakurata; Advisors: Marco Kusamawijaya, Janet Pillai and Tran Luong; Mekong Cultural Hub: Frances Rudgard, Jennifer Lee and Patty Chan and British Council East Asia: Katelijn Verstraete and Daniel Donnelly.
SEAΔ (pronounced “sead” or “seed”) uses the Greek symbol delta (Δ) in place of the letter D. Δ is used today in mathematics, to indicate difference or change. It represents that SEAΔ aims to make a difference.
A delta (Δ) in geography, is the point where a river opens to join the sea.
Sea-change is an expression that means a significant change in perspective, or a major transformation.
SEA represents society, education/ environment and the arts; the key elements that will be explored through SEAΔ. How can the arts make a greater a difference in society?
SEA also stands for South East Asia, the geographical area where SEAΔ takes place.
SEAΔ is looking for cultural practitioners who want to make a difference in South East Asia.