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British Chinese play ‘Ghost Girl/Gwei Mui’ now showing in Camden – Resonate

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Save Hong Kong’s film industry, go to the cinema – South China Morning Post

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Hong Kong’s Xiqu Centre opens – CIT Magazine

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Four Hong Kong Designers Debut at London Fashion Week – Scoop.co.nz

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Chinese ‘Peppa Pig’ Movie Set to Hit Global Movie Screens – Alizila

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Open Call: OCAT Residency 2019

March 31, 2019

Since 2006, OCAT Shenzhen has been organized 9 sessions of “OCAT Residency”. The 2019 program is planned to be held from September 1 to November 30. The invitees undertake the residency no less than two months. We welcome artists, curators, designers, architects, scientists, historians, cultural researchers,  various researches and writers from all over the world to involve in the project. It is hoped that through this project, a dialogue platform will be set up between artists with different disciplines and cultural backgrounds to promote the exchange and interaction between artistic ecology in Shenzhen (and its surrounding areas) and residents, and to further facilitate the establishment of sustainable international exchanges among OCAT museum group. Recipients will be provided: A round-trip ticket from your city to Shenzhen (economy fare). Health and life insurance during the residency. The necessary facilities and funds for creation, investigation and research work during the stay period: The sum of 3,000 Yuan (RMB) per month per recipient for the cost of living (meals, traffic, communication and etc.) during the residency. (100 Yuan per day, will provide living cost according to the number of days the Recipients stay) The sum of 1,200 Yuan (RMB) per month per recipient for the cost of materials and researching works during the residency (Formal invoice is needed for reimbursement. Special circumstances require communication with the staff in advance) The above funds and accommodation are provided according to the standard of one-person treatment for applicants in a combined form (except air tickets and insurance). In addition to the OCAT commitments, all other expenses incurred during the stay will be borne by the residents themselves. Responsibility of Recipients Submit documents and residency proposal as requested and achieve the project you mentioned in your proposal when the residency ends During the residency: Communicate and coordinate with OCAT team; attend the events and exhibitions organized by OCAT Shenzhen; communicate with the local artists and art organizations in Shenzhen and surrounding cities. Open your studio from time to time and make lectures to the local public Put in a report to summarize your residency experience Selection OCAT Shenzhen welcomes applicants from any creative fields from all parts of the world. The deadline for applications in 2019 is March 31. OCAT Shenzhen will notify all applicants of the results by e-mail before Mid June. All applications will be submitted to OCAT Academic Committee and OCAT Shenzhen. Recipients are voted on by members of the committee and OCAT Shenzhen together. Some applicants will be nominated by OCAT Academic Committee, local and international cooperative organizations or curators and artists with cooperative experience. Achievements During the residency program, OCAT Shenzhen will help the residents to hold exhibitions, lectures or compile publications according to the specific situation, or prepare and adjust specific activities according to the requirements of the residents. How to apply Please submit following materials:   A completed application form CV For artists: One page of latest resume, including your educational background, important solo and group exhibitions, awards and bibliography For researchers, curators, writers and practitioners in various fields:One page of latest resume, including your educational background, research achievement or curatorial experience and awards Works For artists: a portfolio of works including pictures, words or video. Please clearly indicate the title, media, size and time of creation For researchers, curators, writers and practitioners in various fields, please submit 1 - 2 papers published in regular publications or other descriptions of significant work results A proposal concisely describing your application objective and your work plans that you will complete during your stay. The subject and brief introduction of the speech you will make during your residency. Three letters of recommendation from people who know you well. (Please submit the materials of 1,2,4 and 5 in both English and Chinese. For group application, please complete 1 and 2 in personal form and 3,4,5 in group form) The above materials can be sent by email/courier to Chen Baiqi Tel: 86-755-26915006 Email: chenbaiqi@ocat.org.cn Address: OCT Contemporary Art Terminal En Ping Road, Overseas Chinese Town Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 518053, P.R.China PS: Uncompleted application will not be dealt with. Please clearly indicate your name on your materials. All the materials sent by applicants are kept in the archives of OCAT and will not be sent back.    

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Open Call: Designer Dads Exhibition Shenzhen

Among the numerous ancient communication instincts, parent-child relationship based on kinship is undoubtedly one of the most typical instincts. In China, with the evolution of civil rights movement and the concept of child rearing, more and more males participate in child rearing and parent-child growth as Dads. In terms of the design field, Designer Dads integrate the unique emotion in parent-child companionship and the design work. To make design the media of father-child emotion communication and value delivery is a unique and fresh phenomenon in the design for kids area. With the theme of “aesthetic enlightenment & value continuity”, this exhibition plans to collect the works of more than 20 Designer Dads from different countries and areas, such as building design, space design, amusement design, toy design, animation design, product design, and is aimed to build a platform of display and communication of parent-child. The Designer Dads exhibition is now calling for submissions! Designer Dads Exhibition Date: April 22 to May 5 Venue: Shenzhen Nanshan Museum Area: 600-800 m2 Designers: 20 Works: 60-80 How to join? Basic info: Design type: parent-child Targets: Male designers who have children aged 0-6 Country: all available Areas: Space design, toy design, home design, clothing design, graphic design, animation design, multimedia design Exhibition forms: models, installation, space, image, manuscript, products display Requirements for materials: Personal work photo: color and soft version (2M) Resume (no more than 500 words) Quantity: No requirement (the final quantity is subject to the written confirmation of the committee) Works description: Product name, design concept(stories), type, children of proper ages, application scene Works video or picture information (larger pics, no less than 5M) In addition to the exhibition, select the part you prefer participate: Do you intend to participate in video clips shooting? Do you intend to participate in the opening ceremony? Do you intend to participate in the sale of pop-up stores? What we can support: Exhibits transportation Exhibits insurance Publicity and promotion Deadline: March 15, 2019 Contact: Tang Siyang Work phone: 86-10-5617 0179 Mobile phone: 86-10-156 0060 4665 Docs delivery: Graphic documents should be sent to corp_fanscene@126.com

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Theatre for Young Audiences in China Report

24 Oct, 2018

China has a long performing arts tradition that includes unique forms of classical dance, music and opera. However, recent decades have seen both young audiences and adults shifting their interest away from traditional performing art forms and towards Western forms of theatre, including theatre produced specifically for children. Growing audience demand has also been influenced by demographic changes. As China’s “Post 80s generation” (those born after 1980) have become parents, they have driven increasing recognition of the important role of theatre in the education and entertainment of their young children. Running in parallel to this has been the relaxing of China’s 37 year one-child policy (announced in 2015), with the aim of increasing the number of children in future generations. The British Council in China commissioned BOP Consulting to produce this briefing note mapping theatre for young audiences in China, in order to support UK performing arts practitioners wishing to work with this sector. This document aims to inform, first by presenting relevant information, for example on main players and market conditions. It then puts forward advice based on analysis of the above, including key considerations and what the opportunities for the UK performing arts sector might look like. This report uses the term ‘theatre for young audiences’ to include all performances made for children and young people between 6 months and 18 years of age. This is so not to exclude older age groups, as the term ‘children’s theatre’ in China usually refers to audiences between 3 and 12 years old. [pdf-embedder url="https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Theatre-for-Young-Audiences-China_Design_Final.pdf" title="Theatre for Young Audiences-China_Design_Final"]