April 2021,

In these dark times, it’s good when we have some positive news.

A little win for team Jugaadopolis as our collaborative effort with Urbandig project has been selected amongst the top 15 proposals for the 1st cycle of Mobility First’s new collaboration grants by ASEF.

In days when we all are isolating it’s nice to be connected to each other in the creative realm of the virtual world.

collaborations grant

Our Project

"Virtual Case Clinics For Arts And Cultural Organization"

Has Received The ASEF Mobility First Grant

Mobility First! is a mobility grants programme of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) which aims to support the mutual cultural practice of those working in the arts in Asia and Europe.

Aishwarya Tipnis (India) is a heritage architect and educator based in New Delhi. She is the co-founder of Jugaadopolis, a youth driven initiative that explores the rich material and immaterial heritage of India.

Matina Magkou (Greece) is a cultural consultant, manager and researcher based between Nice (FR) and Athens (GR). Her work focuses on capacity building of arts and culture grassroots organisations, evaluation, communications and international cooperation projects. She collaborates with Ohi Pezoume/Urban Dig Project based in Athens Greece.


They met in the framework of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme and together with other alumni of this initiative they wanted to keep alive the network and legacy of the programme and have created the Cultural Constellations network(CULCO).

They will be organising a virtual case clinic as peer to peer mentorship programme to discuss organisational and professional challenges faced by each of our organisations in our business models and ways of connecting with their audiences and communities during the last year and how to work with communities in the new normal. This exchange will lead to a short guide and texts will also be produced and shared widely.


Some screenshots of our first virtual case clinic with our collaborative partner Urbandig project  on 5th May 2021, as a part of the ASEF mobility collaboration grants. The session was attended by working members of both organisations where we discussed our daily workings, problems and jointly brainstormed at troubleshooting some common leadership challenges.

Virtual Collaborations
Virtual Collaborations

"Virtual Case Clinics For Arts And Cultural Organization"

Session with Peer Experts


We concluded our Virtual case clinic for arts and cultural organizations as a part of the ASEF Mobility First! Collaboration Grants on 11th May 2021.

The discussion was enriched by the peer exchange with other international cultural experts.

The outcome of the exchange will be shared soon as a guide as well as a podcast!