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Mr Kuong Wa Fun, Erik, Managing and Creative Producer, Creative Links Ltd.

 

Erik Kuong Wa Fun (Macau)

Managing & Creative Director, Creative Links Ltd.

Executive Director, Point View Art Association

Creative Producer, BOK Festival

Curator, ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival

 

Erik is an independent producer of interdisciplinary and intercultural projects. A core member of "Asian Producers' Platform". He has worked as programmer and festival producer in the cultural department of Macao government for more than a decade. He has produced fringe festivals, arts festivals, film festivals and other public festival events. He recently focuses on curating international arts collaboration projects and producing collaborations between Asians and international artists.

 

Erik was invited to participate in the “Asian Creative Producer Forum” and “The Creative Producers’ Network Forum in Asia” held in Korea since 2008. He was also invited to give lecture at the “International Arts Manager Seminar and Workshop” in the “Annual Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival” in Poland in 2009. In the year 2009 of Macao celebrating its 10th anniversary of handover to China, he produced “Olá Beijing! Macau Contemporary Arts in Beijing” which is the first Macao festival in Beijing. The festival showcased site-specific contemporary performances, independent films, indie music gigs and contemporary art exhibitions. He was also invited to curate the project “Macao directors film Macao” for the handover special programme by the China Central Television (CCTV).

Erik was one of the founders of “Cheng Hin Drama Club” and “Macau Theatre Federation”. Erik was appointed to be the executive director of “The 8th Chinese Drama Festival, Macau 2011” and “BOK Festival" since 2015-2017. He is also the executive director of “Point View Art Association” since 2009. In 2009, he founded an arts and creative industries management service company “Creative Links Ltd.” which curates international collaborations and promote the local artists to the international market.

 

In 2014, he curated “Made in Macao” project in Edinburgh Festival Fringe with three different programmes and were presented totally 75 shows in the festival. Programmes including a dance theatre “Playing Landscape” which nominated “Asian Arts Award” and ranked as 49 out of four thousand productions by reviewers, a music theatre “Picnic in the Cemetery” and a miniature object theatre “Puzzle the Puzzle”. In 2016, Erik co-produced a Macao original theatre “Woodsman” in Korean version with a Korean theatre company Rockbus and tour in Korea. In 2017 & 2018, he curated Macao works for TPAM Fringe in Yokohama Japan. In late 2017, one of his productions - an original Chinese music theatre “Mr. Shi and His Lover” is staging in Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) for 6 weeks and another 2 weeks in National Arts Centre (Ottawa) as part of their season programme. It received three awards from Toronto Theatre Critics Awards: “Best New Musical of the Year”, “Best Actor” and “Best Supporting Actor”. And also five nominations from DORA Awards in 2017/18 theatre season. In the same year, he also collaborates with Music Picnic from Toronto to co-produce “Picnic in the Cemetery” and “I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron” for Canadian Stage (Toronto) 2017/18 and 2018/19 theatre seasons. He recently producing an Asian co-production “Moon Soon Deuk Coexistence Project for Countries that Moon Drifted” with Korea, Okinawa, Philippine and Macao.