Outdoors Arts in East Asia: panel discussion

Join us and other professionals for the Panel Discussion Outdoor Arts in East Asia, organised as part of the XTRAX & SIRF International Outdoor Arts showcase

Date: Friday 2 August 2019

Times: 17:00 – 18:30

Followed by a networking reception from 18:30 to 19:30 hosted in partnership with the UK Department for International Trade.

Venue: The Point at ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1LL

This event has also been supported by the British Council Japan and the Asia-Europe Foundation.

This event provides a networking and information sharing opportunity for artists, promoters and producers looking to develop their understanding of the outdoor arts and festival scene across several East Asian countries, aiming to kickstart conversations on building international partnerships and collaborations between UK and Asian artists and companies. Our speakers have wide-ranging experience of working in Korea, Singapore, China and Hong Kong.

Whilst the countries discussed here may be geographically close, they represent a diversity of artistic approaches, cultural differences and presentation opportunities. International demand for outdoor and site-responsive works is growing, as cultural producers seek new ways to connect audiences and communities with their environments. In the context of a growing UK appetite for connecting with East Asia and an increase in mobility opportunities for artists and cultural professionals, insights from the panel will provide an interesting starting point for those exploring international touring and collaboration in the field of outdoor arts.

It is organised as part of the XTRAX & SIRF International Outdoor Arts showcase, which will take place from 1 – 4 August in the context of one of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the UK.

Register your free place here.  


Cui Yin Mok, Independent producer, Singapore –  https://tsuei.co/
Crystal Deng, Artistic Director of Beijing 707 N-Theatre and Xintiandi Festival
Rhanhee Lee, President of the Korea Street Arts Association and Artistic Director of Ulsan Promenade Festival
Andy Lo, Producer of Hugh Cho (Hong Kong)
Worry Kinoshita, Programme Director of Strange Seed Festival in Shizuoka, Japan, co-organised with SPAC (Shizuoka Performing Arts Center)
Sean Gandini, co-founder of Gandini Juggling, with significant touring experience in East Asia