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Cultural Chongqing: Spicy Broth, Smokestacks and Indie Artists

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BFC/Vogue Designer Fund Continues Its Partnership With JD.Com

September 19, 2018
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David Hockney’s pool painting auction could smash art world record – catch it in Hong Kong before sale

September 19, 2018
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Wu Guanzhong: a Chinese original whose art blended Western and native styles

September 19, 2018
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Leeds International Piano Competition, Leeds Town Hall, review: A hugely impressive bunch

September 19, 2018
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Chinese art and antiquities spared from Trump’s tariffs

September 19, 2018
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British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward positive about the future of Sino-UK cultural cooperation

September 19, 2018
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Call for Makers – Shenzhen Maker Faire 2018

September 25, 2018

Maker Faire Shenzhen 2018 is awaiting your participation this October 19~ 21, 2018. They are welcoming DIY exhibitors, workshop organisers, speakers and performers. If you or your team fits into the above categories or anything in between, please to fill in the application form below and apply for a spot on Maker Faire Shenzhen 2018! International applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we will respond to your applications as we receive them to help make your travel planning easier. Please apply as soon as possible! Application deadline: September 25, 2018(Beijing Time) Maker Faire Shenzhen 2018: October 12 - 14 at Design Society, Shenzhen  In the past 6 years, Maker Faire Shenzhen has gathered makers from 40+ countries to show and tell. These makers are keen to share and showcase everything related to making. In turn, MFSZ has grown with the makers, and at the same time, helped to position Shenzhen as an important destination for the global maker community. 2017 has witnessed Maker Faire Shenzhen leaning towards a focus on Maker Pros, we had Maker Pros coming to share their stories of combining tech and creativity, turning 0 to 1 (ideas to prototypes). And in 2018, we’ll pay more attention to maker’s capabilities and how their expertise matches with social and industrial needs. While retaining the elements of fun, interactivity, education and family-friendly, we’ll have a focus on the aspect of how makers and their creativity/solutions can help solve social problems, improve the education of science & tech as well as co-create with the urban development. We will highlight makers/teams/startups who embraces the concept of “Innovation changes life”. This year, we are also concerned about the people and your stories. We will take both the exhibits and the team into consideration in the process of selecting.   Source from Chaihuo Makers.

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Open Call – UK-China Collaborations in the Creative Industries workshop 2018

September 21, 2018

This workshop will bring together leading experts to explore the potential for enhanced collaboration between the UK and China - with a particular focus on Shanghai - to drive growth and innovation in the creative industries. The workshop will initiate a major new research-industry partnership between the two countries, with the expectation that it will inform multiple funding opportunities over subsequent years. Whilst the workshop is intended to help shape the focus of future funding opportunities, four themes have been highlighted as areas of mutual interest in the UK and China, these will be refined through input at the workshop: screen industries, theatre and performing arts through mixed reality experiences gaming creative design The workshop will take place in Shanghai over two days from Tuesday 6th November to Wednesday 7th November 2018. Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop are invited from UK-based researchers and creative businesses. The event is being organised by AHRC with support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Innovate UK and UKRI China, and in collaboration with the Shanghai Economy and Information Technology Commission (SEITC) and Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA). Closing Dates Closing Date: 21/09/2018 21/09/2018 – deadline for expressions of interest 28/09/2018 – applicants notified of outcome 06/11/2018 and 07/11/2018 – workshop How to make an application An expression of interest to attend and participate in the workshop should be made through smartsurvey. The deadline for applications is 21st September 2018. Please use the call document to aid the writing of your application. Further Information Contacts AHRC Creative Arts and Digital Humanities team cad@ahrc.ac.uk   Source from AHRC.

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Chengdu Creativity and Design Week – Golden Panda Design Awards

September 30, 2018

As the forth popular city on creative and design in China and with the support from Chengdu Municipal Party Committee and People’s Government, Chengdu Creativity and Design Week was held in Chengdu since 2014. It has attracted more than 10.75 million visitors and tourists from more than 30 countries for the past four years. It collected 9,000 creativity and design award works, exhibited 120,000 works with an exhibiting area of 173,000 square metres. Being one of the Creativity and Design Week’s highlights, the Golden Panda Design Awards is an internationally contest for creativity and design, attracting top-talents from both China and across the world. Revolving around the profound local culture, the Awards also seek ideas in the expansion of city spaces and improvement of city functions. This year Golden Panda Design Awards is calling for applications from the creative community! Chengdu Creativity and Design Week - Golden Panda Design Awards Creative & Design Week Dates: November 9 to 12, 2018 Location: Century City Exhibition Centre, Chengdu Golden Panda Award Application Deadline: September 30, 2018 Award Ceremony: November 9, 2018 Award Categories: Creative City and Urban Design Creative Industrial Design Creative Tourism Design Creative Indigenous Culture Design Creative Rural Design Prizes: Gold Award (100,000 RMB) Silver Award (20,000 – 30,000 RMB) Bronze Award (10,000 RMB) Best New Entrant Award (10,000 RMB) Finalists Contact for submission Please fill in the application form below and contact the following: Professional Group: Ms. Wang (86)173-5868-0503 Concept Group: Ms. Wu (86)136-7907-6024 Landline: 028-86511409 Official Email: goldenpanda2018@163.com [pdf-embedder url="https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Chengdu-Creative-Design-Week-Invitation.pdf" title="2018 Chengdu Creative & Design Week Invitation"]     Source from Chengdu Creativity and Design Week.

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.