For several years, the Mondriaan Fund in association with BAM, Pro Helvetia and the Danish Arts Council, has been organising an annual orientation trip for art professionals to lesser-known regions of the world. The goal of this trip is to extend international networks and to stimulate international dialogue between art professionals. With this initiative, the organisers want to contribute to a quality intercultural dialogue and stimulate exchanges between art institutions and individuals from different countries. Previous trips took place in Africa, South America and Asia.
In March 2008, the Mondriaan Foundation in collaboration with the Prins Claus Fonds and BAM organised an orientation trip to Dhaka (Bangladesh), Delhi and Mumbai (India), Abu Dhabi and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).