UK ASEAN Cross Cultural Digital Programme for Young Artist 2021

Are you an aspiring young artist between 14-21 years old and is currently based in ASEAN or the UK? Are you ready to kickstart your journey in the creative world and participate in cross-cultural creative collaborations and form long-lasting friendships and mentorship opportunities? Are you looking to develop your portfolio and meet inspiring world-class artists?

ART-I-CULATE is a digital experiential programme for 40 young aspiring artists from the UK and 5 ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The aim of the programme is to champion cultural understanding and art-centred digital innovation between ASEAN and the UK.




  • Participants will be provided access to high-quality digital series of art masterclasses, cultural dialogue, and a three-month-long digital cross-cultural collaboration which equips participants to boost their portfolios whilst weaving long-lasting relationships.
  • At the end of the programme, artworks will be featured in a digital art exhibition which will be accessible to the wider audience globally.
  • The artworks will also be published via an e-book, showcasing participants’ enhanced artistic and technological know-hows, collaborative synergy and transformative cultural understanding of Southeast Asian and British arts and culture.


Applicants must meet the following requirements and submit further documents:

  • Be between 14-21years old at the start of the programme

  • Be based in any of the following countries:

    • ASEAN: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand,  Vietnam

    • UK: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, British Isles

  • Confirmation of availability to attend all events (please kindly refer to the programme outline below)

  • Submission of sample artwork, 10MB max –  ​Please note that plagiarised entries will result in an automatic disqualification

  • For applicants under 18 yrs old: submission of parental / Guardian Consent via electronic signature

  • Access to a computer, internet connection and Zoom platform.

  • Girls from less privileged backgrounds, young people with ​disabilities and those who hold refugee status are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligible Regions: United Kingdom, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, British Isles, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam