Shanghai Performing Arts Association (SPAA) is one of the largest social organizations for cultural performances in the country, regulating, managing, coordinating and serving the performance trade in Shanghai. Founded in 2006, the range of SPAA’s work involves arts troupes, performance venues, performance managing and staging, etc. With over 300 members, SPAA has elected a new board on June 18, 2013, appointing Ms Wei Zhi as the Chairman. SPAA aims at promoting the development of the performance trade in the perspective of Shanghai’s cultural outlook so as to achieve cultural prosperity in Shanghai.
While SPAA’s services consist of consultation and assessment of professional qualifications, it is also responsible for tasks such as presenting the works of privately-run theatre groups and conducting surveys of the performing arts industry.