Network-led Interactive Sessions
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In 2024, MCH will host its third Meeting Point on Art & Social Action in Asia. The in-person part of the Meeting Point will take place in Hanoi, from March 21st-23rd, and is organised in partnership with Heritage Space. We hope to have 80-100 people joining the program.
MCH is working with our collaborators and fellows network to organise a keynote roundtable, two curated conferences, some creative interventions and a sharing session about Local Gatherings, which will form part of the program over three days. We are also inviting partner arts and culture organisations and agencies who work at a regional level in Asia to host sessions. To ensure diverse voices and approaches to the discussions, we are now calling for other practitioners, collectives and organisations who have a perspective they would like to share or explore through the Meeting Point platform.
If you have any questions about the program or the application, you can contact us at email@example.com
● Opportunity: Host a 90-minute workshop, seminar or other form of interactive session relevant to the topic Perspectives from the Grassroots during the 2024 Meeting Point on Art & Social Action in Asia (March 21st-23rd in Hanoi)
● Designed for: Cultural practitioners working in the area of art and social action
● From: Asia
● Total participants: 8 session hosts will be selected: 4 from Vietnam and 4 from elsewhere in Asia
● Important dates:
* Applicants must be available to attend the Meeting Point from March 21st-23rd, 2024 in Hanoi
* You will deliver your session on the afternoon of either March 22nd or March 23rd.
* Depending on location and flight/ train times, travel dates will be either March 20th or 21st, with departure on March 24th.
● Working language: The main Meeting Point program will be in English (session may be in other languages, in which case translation/ interpretation should be considered in the planning and budgeting.)
● Support offered:
* All travel & accommodation costs for one facilitator/ workshop leader per session to attend the Meeting Point in Hanoi
* A $750 USD unrestricted micro-grant per session
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How to understand the theme “Perspective from the grassroots?” Do you have examples of interactive sessions with this theme?
No, we intentionally not to give definitions or examples. For how to understand the theme, that is interpreted by individuals, groups, or collectives: what are your perspectives about art and culture and society in Asia. During three days of Meeting Point in Hanoi next March 2024, we expect to hear bottom up voices.
How many people do we expect to participate in each interactive session? Did you mention about 30 people? Can we limit the number of participants if needed?
We estimate 20-30 people for each interactive session. Yes, we can limit how many people can register and participate according to the design of the session. The system for people to read the program information and to register has a function to limit how many people could register for different sessions and you could also request people register with certain preparation or from specific background or experiences or skills.
I have already participated in another program of the Meeting Point. Could I apply to host an interactive session or as a co-host?
Yes, you could. There is no restriction that one person can only join one program. However, we suggest you consider the feasibility of yourself.
Will the interactive session be completely offline or some will be online and/or it has to be planned hybrid?
All of the interactive sessions will only convey in-person(no online available) in Hanoi.
Will MCH promote to potential audiences take care of registration work? Or the hosts have to do their own promotion and registration work for their sessions?
The interactive sessions program is part of MCH Meeting Point, which is going to happen in Hanoi on March 21-23 2023. MCH will directly invite 40-60 people to come to Meeting Point and there will be some people to come by themselves(internationally or locally). This will be open to people to register without any fee charged. It means very possibly about 80-100 people attending the Meeting Point. There will be parallelled sessions happening, that’s why we assume 20-30 people for each interactive session. We also estimate the audience may come from about 14 different Asian countries.
How is the age range of the audience MCH assumed? Is there any targeted age range of people? Are they selected to come?
No, we do not have any set or targeted for a specific age range. They are adults. The programs hosted by MCH, the participants of the programs were selected from open calls. They will participate in the programs for a couple of months to exchange and to discuss on the topic they are interested in over several months. From the beginning, they know that they are going to have sharing on the platform of Meeting Point.
Other people come to attend Meeting Point. We welcome anyone who would like to come and we think that they are actually self-selected because we believe they are also from art and society and they would like to meet like-minded people.
What would the picture of ‘wildly successful’ look like for a session?
This is a great question. Based on what the program is designed, we think that if everyone in the session/room is contributing, engaging, and connecting with others in the room. We think that if the people who join the sessions are coming to meet people like-minded, interested in art and social action in Asia.
Hosts come with a core concept or idea with a plan but also be flexible to let the audience participate or be engaged.
Can I apply to join as an audience?
Yes, of course. We welcome people to find resources to support themselves to come to attend because we are not able to support the budget for individuals to come. You only need to register to join.
After the proposal submission, when would we know the selection result from MCH?
By Dec 1st 2023.
Sample Interactive Session Ideas