ANCER is Asia Pacific’s first Network for Cultural Education and Research. An initiative of LASALLE College of the Arts, the network was formed as a way to stimulate international inquiry and research in this sector. The aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the unique factors contributing to the study of arts management and cultural policy in the Asia Pacific region. The production of research and new knowledge through this network will, in the long term, contribute to the reservoir of arts knowledge in the Asia Pacific region, without losing the global perspective.

Past conferences

3rd ANCER Conference 2016

14–16 January 2016 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

After the successful conference last year, ANCER presented its third conference: Vitality and Viability: Arts Ecosystem in Asia. Attendees for the conference included arts managers, cultural leaders, cultural researchers and policymakers.

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The 3rd ANCER Conference was organised by Cambodian Living Arts in partnership with Institut français du Cambodge and LASALLE College of the Arts. The conference’s primary language was English.

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2nd ANCER Conference 2014

13–15 November 2014 
The Creative Cube, LASALLE College of the Arts

ANCER presented its second conference, New Voices, Current Perspectives: Arts Management, Policy and Development in Asia in 2014. The Conference discussed the larger cultural identity frameworks connected with the Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia region and challenges, visions, strategies and decision-making in the field. Speakers and panels involved interesting and intellectually provocative academics, public intellectuals and artists from Southeast Asia and beyond.

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An important aspect to ANCER was the inclusion of a panel for young cultural policy researchers from the region. It hosted a dialogue session about cultural collaborations and exchanges between Asia and Europe, which was organised in collaboration with ENCATC – the leading European network on cultural management and cultural policy education, and with support from the ASEF Creative Networks initiative of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). This project was selected for support from over 50 proposals submitted through a competitive call in 2013.

The LASALLE Cultural Leaders’ Lab extended an invitation to ANCER conference delegates to take part in the final Open Conversation with the six recipients of the National Arts Council’s inaugural Cultural Fellowship.  This took place in The Creative Cube on 13 November 2014.

The second ANCER conference was organised by the Arts Management Programme of the Faculty for the Creative Industries at LASALLE.

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Advisory Board

Venka Purushothaman 
Professor Ruth Bereson

ANCER Coordinators

Ms Audrey Wong 
Dr Aleksandar Brkic

Programme Committee

Sunitha Janamohanan  
Michelle Loh 
Jason Vitorillo


Country Institution School / Programme
Australia The University of Melbourne, School of Culture & Communication Australia MA, Arts and Cultural Management
Indonesia Institut Teknologi Bandung, School of Business & Management MA, Arts and Cultural Management
Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, Program Pascasarjana MA, Arts Management
Korea Sookmyung Women’s University Seoul, Graduate School of Public Policy and Industry  
National University of Education Seoul, Institute of Educational Drama  
Philippines De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde,  School of Design & Arts BA, Arts Management
Singapore LASALLE College of the Arts BA(Hons) Arts Management, MA Arts & Cultural Leadership
Taiwan Taipei National University of the Arts, Center of Arts Resources & Educational Outreach MA, Arts Administration & Management
National Taiwan University of Arts, Graduate School of Arts Management & Cultural Policy International Master of the Arts Program in Cultural and Creative Industries, MA, Arts Management & Cultural Policy, PhD, Arts Management & Cultural Policy
Thailand Chulalongkorn University MA, Cultural Management