The British Library in China: Taking An Entrepreneurial Approach

Arthouse Opportunities in the Chinese Film Industry

Philip Dodd: We are Beginning to Understand the Appetite for Contemporary Art in China

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Google is opening an artificial intelligence center in China

December 13, 2017
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Spotify’s mini-merger with Tencent Music isn’t just about power – it’s about getting rich quick. – Music Business Worldwide

December 13, 2017
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China Daily forum sees experts debate merits of IP productions

December 14, 2017
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Online art gallery promotes Chinese culture abroad

December 14, 2017
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Paddington 2 gains at China box office

December 14, 2017
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Chinese Guangming Project in the best new buildings on RIBA International List 2018

December 14, 2017
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Artist in Residency Chengdu – A4 Art Museum

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Founded in March 2008, A4 art museum held 37 contemporary art exhibitions and over 500 lectures, salons, and workshops, cooperating with 257 distinguished artists and more than 30 accomplished curators. In August 2016, the A4 Art Museum was formerly registered as a privately operated non-profit art museum. The museum is located in Chengdu’s Luxelakes Eco-City in a structure designed by architect Antoine Predock. Built facing the lake, the art center blends seamlessly with the surrounding red sandstone and serves as an architectural landmark of the Tianfu New Area. Since the project was formally initiated in April 2013, A4’s artist in residence international exchange program has given many artists, curators, and designers from China and abroad the opportunity to exchange and interact with one another. It has also encouraged innovative artists and artist groups with contributions to public knowledge to carry out participatory projects that intervene in the community or city. The international residency’s locally based production, exchange, and exhibitions strengthen cultural exchange and academic dialogue between the institution and its surroundings. Based in the local community, Luxelakes·A4 Art Museum not only provides exemplary academic support, it also coordinates events and discussions during the duration of the residency, making it possible for participants to expand, diversify, and deepen their artistic practices. At present, the artist in residence international exchange program is divided into three distinct sections: city based residency exchanges, open applications for international and domestic artists, and residencies specifically for public art projects. The program mainly targets at artists or art groups with over 3 years of experience in art creation or curation, who have independent ideas and have breakthrough practices in their fields. Artists or curators should mainly come from the field of contemporary art, with no limitation on the media used for creation. Duration and sponsorship are flexible depending on each programme. From A4 Art Museum.  

Publishing in China

The Publishing Landscape in China: Opportunities for British Writers

11 Sep, 2017

The Publishing Landscape in China: New and Emerging Opportunities for British Writers is a report commissioned by Nesta as part of a wider Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project to map out the market for British publishers and writers in China, identifies the barriers to entering and operating in the market, and considers how much of an opportunity digital transformation represents for British publishers and writers in reaching Chinese audiences. China’s current publishing landscape is at once exciting and complex, and is in the midst of a significant transformation through its opening up to the world in commerce and culture, and through the impact of technology that is, as elsewhere, radically changing the way its readers consume and share written content. In China, online literature platforms such as Cloudary and equivalent platforms in the West such as Wattpad are beginning to challenge traditional publishers in their role as gatekeepers. China is, however, much further ahead in trying to develop innovative business models and revenue streams around these online literature models, enabling some Chinese writers to make careers out of writing while bypassing traditional publishing channels. [pdf-embedder url="https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/The_Publishing_Landscape_in_China_2015.pdf" title="The Publishing Landscape in China 2015"]

2015 Sino-UK Performing Arts Forum

2015 Sino-UK Performing Arts Forum For Industry and Education

4 Aug, 2017

The 2015 Sino-UK Performing Arts Forum took place on the 19 October 2015 under the auspices of the 17th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF). The Forum was co-organised by CSIAF (supported by the Cultural Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in London, and the Ministry for Culture in Beijing), and the British Council in China (supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in London). The 2015 Forum programme theme was “Creating Stronger Synergies” with a particular focus on exploring ways to strengthen Sino-UK Performing Arts Collaboration undertaken between arts organisations in both countries and in line with its four broad objectives: To build on existing strong performing arts links between the UK and China To further improve industry and education collaboration To explore ways of ‘growing’ new audiences To consider the influence of performing arts on national and international cultural development Fourteen Chinese and UK arts organisations shared key features and their experience of eight specific Sino-UK Performing Arts Collaborations. Seven case studies undertook the priority SWOT analyses. These covered a wide range and variety of Sino-UK related collaborations in the performing arts. The Case Studies were a demonstration and celebration of Sino-UK Performing Arts collaboration – ie working together, creating high quality art, having a strong artistic vision of what is possible, and most importantly for the Forum - learning from this.   [pdf-embedder url="https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2015-Sino-UK-PA-FORUM-REPORT-China-Now-Version.pdf" title="2015 Sino-UK PA FORUM REPORT - China Now Version"] About the Report The report was written by the UK forum facilitator Jannette Cheong with support from another independent arts consultant Graham Marchant. Originally trained as a designer, for more than 40 years Jannette Cheong has worked with higher education and/or the arts. In her early career she worked as a lecturer and then inspector for further and higher education, and subsequently as a facilitator, curator and advisor to international collaborations with many countries including China, India, Japan, USA, South Africa, and Brazil; and with international organisations such as OECD and the World Bank.