Cultural Kuming – City of Eternal Spring

The Hidden Gem in Hong Kong: Spoken Word

Hitting the Right Tone – Martin Boyce Collaborates with Luxelakes A4 Museum

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Culture, creativity from China and the world – Shine News (press release)

October 12, 2018
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China’s replica of Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon coming in 2022

October 12, 2018
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In conversation with Tan Dun: the Oscar-winning Chinese composer and cultural preserver

October 12, 2018
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Hong Kong Arts Centre anniversary show is a love letter to Wan Chai – its home for 40 years

October 12, 2018
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Second season of ‘National Treasure’ lifts the curtain in Palace Museum

October 12, 2018
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Dunhuang culture celebrated in performance art

October 12, 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. 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"]