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WAF 2014
Date 13th~18th October

2014 Wei Wu Ying Arts Festival (WAF) organizes a series of thematic workshops, focusing on the subjects of “Producers Workshop”, “Curatorial Workshop” and “International Development Workshop” to establish an in depth learning platform. The goal is to provide various types of curatorial concepts, knowledge and information with performing arts artists, producers, arts administrators and programmers from arts venues, to encourage creative thinking, to challenge risks through multiple discussion, case study, problem analysis and idea sharing.
Venue : Rm 267, Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts (Kaohsiung)
Producers Workshop
13th October / 14:00-15:30
Promote Your Work: The Practical Reminder
This workshop will focus on the need of creators, producers and arts administrators who wish to developing international markets. When we think of promoting our creations, what are the important strategies to confront the highly competitive international performing arts market? Here’s to discuss the difficulties and case sharing, to help you preparing and finding the way to present the uniqueness of your artistic creation?

Mark Weterby(New Zealand)
Director/Creative Producer, Cuba Creative
Producer, Performing Arts Network New Zealand
13th October / 15:30-17:30
Case Study on International Co-Production
Based on Beyond the Binary collaborated by India and Korea in 2014 and the Japan-Korea-UK co-production One Day, Maybe in 2013, which were presented in five cities in Korea, Japan and India. Taking these projects as case studies, to analyze the creative process, difficulties and outcomes of this international collaboration. Also to discuss what are the meanings of international co-productions.

Kyu CHOI (South Korea)
Founder/ Producer of AsiaNow


Venue : Nai-Hai Studio Rm.902 (Ministry of Culture, Taipei)
Curatorial Workshop
15th October / 17:00-19:00
Building the Character of Arts Venues Case Sharing of Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia
In recent years, Asian countries (China, Taiwan and Korea, etc) have been building various national performing arts centers. The new arts centers are planning to develop international collaboration with other venues domestically and internationally. However, what is the most important factor for building the character of the venue? How to establish its own artistic vision through curatorial programming?

Kris Stewart (Australia)
Artistic Director, Brisbane Powerhouse
16th October / 10:00-12:00
Performing Arts Festival Programming Case Sharing of International Festival of Arts & Ideas, USA
Can festivals establish the connection between arts and everyday life? By the case sharing of International Festival of Arts & Ideas (USA) to analysis and discuss the concepts, goals, ideas of festival making. How to vitalize spaces (theater / Non-theatre space)? What can festival support for artistic creation? How to attract the audiences to participate? Furthermore, How does festivals collaborate with the communities and different arts venues?

Cathy Edwards (United States)
Director of Programming, International Festival of Arts & Ideas
International Development Workshop
18th October / 10:00-12:00
Creating International Networking Platform Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM)
International connection and international market development are two sides of one. In this workshop, we will introduce one of the most important performing arts platforms in Asia – Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM) as the case study, to share the meaning and prospects of global networking of performing arts. How to connect the world via these platforms? How to find partners and resources in different countries?

Hiromi Maruoka (Japan)
Director, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama