Many new arts centres are being constructed in the next five years in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and mainland China. Apart from artists, audiences and the artwork itself, producers and curators also play crucial roles in catalysing and bridging artistic enterprises within the cultural ecosystem.
Organised by the West Kowloon Cultural District, the three-day Producers’ Network Meeting and Forum aims at mapping out and bringing together like-minded cultural workers from overseas and within the region to create action plans that will improve the infrastructures’ competitiveness, widen their audience base and expand their artistic content. We hope that through communication and exchange, mutual understanding and strengthened collaboration, sustainable development can be achieved.
We would like to invite producers from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and mainland China to join this closed-door meeting and public forum. Discussions include how we can collectively contribute to the growth and development of the next generation's cultural workers, so that they are ready to fulfill the critical roles within the burgeoning arts and cultural landscape in the region.
Date: 20-22 May 2015
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Target Participants: Producers, Curators and Arts Administrators
Quota: 20-25 persons
The meeting will be conducted in Mandarin and English
Simultaneous interpretation will only be provided during the public forum on 22 May
Application Deadline: 6 March 2015
Please read the application criteria and fill in the application form (available in Chinese only).
Key Overseas Speakers:
Chang Hungwei (Taiwan) / Performing Arts Alliance
Kyu Choi (South Korea & Australia) / AsiaNow & Asian Producers’ Platform
Alison Friedman (China) / Ping Pong Production
Pirjetta Mulari (Finland) / Dance Info Finland
Tang Fu Kuen (Thailand) / Independent Producer
Karen Cheung (Hong Kong & China) / Guangdong Modern Dance Festival
Erik Kuong (Macau) / Independent Producer
Heidi Lee (Hong Kong & China)/ Independent Producer and School of Art & Design at Shantou University
Lee Huey Mei (Taiwan) / National Theatre and Concert Hall and Taiwan International Festival of Arts
Yep Suling (Taiwan) / Riverbed Theatre
Louis Yu (Hong Kong) – Executive Director, Performing Arts Department, WKCDA
Low Kee Hong (Hong Kong) – Head of Artistic Development (Theatre), Performing Arts Department, WKCDA
Anna CY Chan (Hong Kong) – Head of Artistic Development (Dance), Performing Arts Department, WKCDA
Venue Partner: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Acknowledgement: Performing Arts Alliance, Guangdong Trade Association for Performances and Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association