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China Shanghai International Arts Festival

The China Shanghai International Arts Festival is an international arts festival hosted by the Ministry of Culture of People’s Republic of China and organised by Shanghai Municipal People's Government. Held in Shanghai annually, the Festival aims to present the best cultures from around the world, to promote Chinese traditional arts, to enhance Sino-international cultural exchanges and to develop cultural markets.

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Ms Wang Jun (President)
Mr Xue Bin (International Liasion)


Room 2404, No. 211 Yihai Building Kangding Road, Shanghai 200041 China



Tel:(86 21) 6272 0919

Fax:(86 21) 6272 0919

CultureLink Singapore

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Music Projects for Brussels

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OzAsia Festival

Adelaide Festival Centre's annual OzAsia Festival presents work from Australians who identify with an Asian cultural heritage, collaborative work between Australian and Asian artists and a diversity of contemporary and traditional cultural experiences from Asia. First staged in 2007, the festival is a unique event which showcases and explores Australia's increasing cultural interaction with Asia.

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Joseph Mitchell (Festival Director)


Adelaide Festival Centre Trust GPO Box 1269 Adelaide 5001, South Australia



Tel:61 8 82168600

Fax:61 8 82168962

LIVE! Singapore

LIVE! Singapore 2010 is a new international event for the global performance arts industry to be held at Resorts World Sentosa from 8 to 11 June 2010. The second edition will be held from 1 to 3 June 2011. LIVE! Singapore will bring together leading performing artists, practitioners, managers, producers, agents and executives of the live performing arts and entertainment industries in four days of intensive and inspiring meetings, break-out sessions and discussion panels and breath-taking live p

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Mr Ralph Hendrich (General Manager)
Ms Florence Coullet (Conference Manager)


152 Beach Road #25-05 Gateway East Singapore 189721



Tel:(65) 6500 6700

Fax:(65) 6294 8403

Confederation of Australian International Arts Fes

The Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals is set up to support and facilitate collaborations and co-commissions among the arts festivals in Australia. Its members include Adelaide Festival of Arts, Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival, and Tasmania Ten Days on the Island.

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Ms Sue Nattrass (Chair)


C/O Lesley Newton P.O.Box 8221 Station Arcade Adelaide SA5000 Australia



Tel:(61 3) 417 330 181

Fax:(61 3) 9525 4392

University of South Australia - Master of Manageme

Established in 1979, the Arts and Cultural Management program is the oldest and largest program of its kind in Australia. Its graduates work in many and varied positions both in Australia and internationally. Its advisory board is made up of top managers and respected professionals in the field. The University of South Australia (UniSA) School of Management produces graduates who build positive professional relationships that allow organisations to be dynamic and successful. UniSA management gra

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Kellie Willason (Program Management Officer)


University of South Australia GPO Box 2471 Adelaide, S.A. Australia 5001



Tel:61 8 8302 0935

Fax:61 8 8302 0512

New Vision Arts Festival

The NVAF has been held in autumn biennially since 2002.The festival serves as a platform for artistic creation and international cultural exchange showcasing an array of innovative and outstanding cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performances with an Asian focus;and also a window to introduce pioneering and cutting-edge international cultural programmes to widen the audience’s cultural and artistic vision.In addition to stage performances,various extension activities are also arranged.

Contact Person

Ms. Elida Chiang (Senior Manager)


Festivals Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, 5/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong



Tel:(852) 2741 6682

Fax:(85 2) 2371 4171

Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of quality of work, innovation of vision, and scale and breadth of program. Each Festival brings an unparalleled feast of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia and outdoor events from renowned and upcoming Australian and International companies and artists to Melbourne.

Contact Person

Carrillo Gantner
Katie McLeish


PO Box 10 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 8009



Tel:61 3 9662 4242

Fax:61 3 9663 4141

Auckland Festival

The Auckland Festival started in 2003 as a celebration of the cultures and essence of Auckland. Held once every two years, the festival presents a broad programme of ticketed and free events, featuring both New Zealand as well as international performers, with an emphasis on the commercial viability of events through substantial investment from various sponsorships.

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Mr David Malacari (Chief Executive)


Level 1, 108 Quay Street, Auckland City PO Box 3787, Shortland Street, Auckland City New Zealand



Tel:(64 9)309 0101

Fax:(64 9)309 0176

China Chongqing Arts Festival

The China Chongqing Arts Festival is founded by the government of Chongqing Municipality which opens biennially. It is the highest level of the comprehensive culture and arts festival in Chongqing. After years of experiencing, the festival has formed main sections of stage theater performance, new star competition, arts exhibition, top forum, arts exchange and sub festivals.

Contact Person

Mr. Daorong Guo
Mr. Qiang Guo


No. 20, Honghuang Road, Jiangbei District, Chongqing Province





China Xinjiang International Dance Festival

The China Xinjiang International Dance Festival is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the State Council Information Office and the People’s Government of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.The Second China Xinjiang International Dance Festival will be held from July 20 to August 5, 2011, in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.

Contact Person

Mr. Yanqun Tao
Mr.Youtao Zhao


Big Cultural Events Service Center, No. 312, Renmin Road, Wulumuqi, Xinjiang Urumqi Autonomous Region





China Wuqiao International Circus Festival

China Wuqiao International Circus Festival,established in 1987, is jointly sponsored and organized by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Hebei Province. Generally, it is held from the end of October to the beginning of November of every odd year. China Wuqiao International Circus Festival is one of the four state-level international art festivals in China and one of the most influential competition arena in the world.

Contact Person

Mr. Zhigang Cai
Mr. Lijian Wang


Room 1901, Wanxiangtiancheng Builing A, No. 15, West Yuhua Road,Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province





Shandong International Masses Art Festival

Shandong International Masses Art Festival is a comprehensive international art festival hosted by the Literature and Art Federation of Shandong Province.Shandong International Masses Art Festival is intended to carry forward the Chinese culture and Qilu (Shandong) Culture, promote the culture exchange between China and foreign countries, and prosper the market of culture and art. The Festival aims to “enable the art to approach the common people and the common people to enjoy the art”.

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Mr. Guilin Zhang
Mr. Hongchang Wu


No. 117, Jingliu Road, Jinan, Shangdong Province





Harbin Summer Music Concert

China Harbin Summer Music Concert (“Harbin Summer” for short) is a famous state-level and international music arts festival, organized by Culture Ministry of China and Harbin Municipal Government jointly. It has been successfully held the 30th, founded in 1961. Harbin Summer is one of the earliest music festivals in China. Its guideline is “international direction, state level, mass participation”.

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Ms. Xiaoling Zhang


No.1, Century Avenue, Songbei District, Harbin,Heilongjiang Province






The International Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage Chengdu, China, following Beijing International Music Festival, Shanghai International Festival of Arts and Wujiao International Festival of Acrobatics, is the fourth state level international cultural event approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, also the first one in the world which aims at fostering the protection of intangible cultural heritage of mankind. The International Festival of Intangible Cultural Her

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Liu Hong ( director of EOCIFICH)
Xia Xiaohui ( director of ICHSCMBC)


Chengdu, Sichuan, China





Bali Nusa Dua Festival

Nusa Dua Festival is aimed at attracting tourists from Indonesia and all over the world to take pleasure in the diverse Indonesian arts feature at the exhibitions, the multi-national cultural activities – from traditional to pop ones, and to witness world class sports tournaments including Wismilak WTA Tournament, Nusa Dua Bali 10K and other sports events, as well as indulging the appetite at the “Gastro Parade?

Contact Person

Mr Ida Bagus Abdhi (Head of Secretariat)


Bali Tourism Development Corporation PO BOX 3, Nusa Dua 80363



Tel:62 (0361) 771 010

Fax:62 (0361) 771 014

Al Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque

Al Kasaba Theatre & Cinematheque is a Palestinian specialized cultural non-governmental organization established in 1970 in Jerusalem. Al Kasaba Theatre has opened new premises in Ramallah city in June 2000. The theatre aims to activate cultural life in Palestine by producing theatre productions and hosting artistic shows in the fields of theatre, music and dance. In addition, the Theatre & Cinematheque holds daily film screenings and organizes film weeks and festivals. Throughout the last thirt

Contact Person

Mr George Ibrahim (Director)
Mr Samer Makhlouf (PR Coordinator)


Ramallah Hospital St. P.O Box 2254 Ramallah, Palestine



Tel:972 229 65292

Fax:972 229 65294

Tongyeong International Music Festival

Tongyeong International Music Festival is one of the most promising music festivals in Asia. In 1999, young intellectuals of composers and professors were those who devoted precious time and efforts to initially design and build up the concert to commemorate Isang Yun and his music. Going through early years, fragmentary concerts evolved. Through 2002 to 2007, Tongyeong International Music Festival made brilliant progress and established its own position in world music arena, inviting prestigio

Contact Person

Mr. Sngkn Kim (Managing Director)


Tongyeong Office - 2F Festival House, 28 Docheon Dong, Tongyeong, Gyeongnam, Korea 650-110; Seoul Office - 4F, Seocho Shinhwa BD, 1451-19, Seocho 3Dong, Seocho Gu, Seoul, Korea 137-867



Tel:Tongyeong: +82 55 64

Fax:Tongyeong: +82 55 64

Tokyo International Arts Festival

Tokyo International Arts Festival is incorporated within Arts Network Japan. It is held annually and is made up of various programmes that can be rounded up into three areas. Firstly a Theatrical Programme which introduces not only Japanese theatre and dance troupes, but also works from overseas, collaborations by Japanese and international cast, as well as a Regional Theatre Series. A Communication Programme, largely workshops also provides the opportunity for theatre goers to learn more about

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Ms Chiaki Soma (Director of International Progra


Arts Network Japan (NPO-ANJ) 4-9-1 Nishi - Sugamo Toshima - Ku, Tokyo Japan



Tel:(81 3) 5961 5200

Fax:(81 3) 5961 5207

Singapore Arts Festival

The Singapore Arts Festival began in 1977 as a national showcase celebrating the local arts of Singapore’s diverse communities. Over the last three decades, the Festival, organised by the National Arts Council, has played a symbiotic and catalytic role in development of the artistic and cultural life of Singapore. It has helped to transform the city’s landscape, turning it into one of Asia’s major cultural capitals of today. It has influenced the work of artists and generated a growing public de

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Mr Low Kee Hong (Managing Director)


140 Hill Street #03-01 MICA Building Singapore 179369



Tel:(65) 6746 4622

Fax:(65) 6837 3017

Seoul International Dance Festival

SIDance was created by CID-UNESCO (Conseil International de la Danse) Korea Chapter in 1998 as a proper channel for introducing Korean dance to international stages as well as worldwide trends to the local dance scene. SIDance stands out among its various activities to promote Korean Dance. The primary goals of SIDance are to provide world-class choreographic pieces to stimulate the intellectual capacity of Korean dance, to introduce competent Korean choreographers to prominent festivals for the

Contact Person

Mr Lee Jong Ho (Artistic Director)


Rm.401, Buam Building 208-42 Buam-dong Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-817 Korea



Tel:(82 2) 3216 1185

Fax:(82 2) 3216 1187

Macao Arts Festival & Macao International Music Fe

The Macao Arts Festival is an annual event held in March, lasting approximately a month. This event, founded in 1990, aims to bring the arts into the everyday lives of people. As the high point of Macao’s art year, it seeks not only to introduce renowned groups and performers from abroad to Macao residents, but also a special focus on promoting the long and brilliant Chinese artistic tradition to its visitors. Its diverse programmes include ballet and modern dances, traditional Chinese opera, fa

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Mr Charles Lam (Chief of Special Projects Divisio


Macao Arts Festival / Macao International Music Festival Instituto Cultural do Governo da R.A.E. de Macau PRACA DO TAP SEAC EDIF. DO INSTITUTO CULTURAL, MACAU 0001



Tel:(853) 3996693

Fax:(853) 2836689

Jeonju International Sori Festival

The Jeonju International Sori Festival is a global music festival centered around Korea's sori (sounds of voice and music). It is a top performing arts festival where Korean and global music come together in harmony. The festival stages various performances, from fringe performances featuring artists in any genre of music, to master performances of world renown artists. The Jeonju International Sori Festival is a "pan" in which everybody can join in together, a joyous festival of nature and peop

Contact Person

Mr Kim Myung-gon


San 1-1, Duckjin-gu, Jeonju Jeonbuk 1F Conference Hall, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do KOREA 561-807



Tel:+82 063 232 8398

Fax:+82 063 232 8399

Jakarta International Arts Festival (JakArt)

JakArt was established in 1999 as a grassroots organisation to demonstrate, expose, share, encourage and promote the Arts. This resulted in the organising of JakArt@2001, JakArt@2002, JakArt@2003, JakArt@2004, an International Arts, Cultural and Educational Festival to commemorate Jakarta’s Anniversary in the month of June. The JakArt Festivals have presented over 1,000 events and world class performances in more than 300 venues around Jakarta. Its missions is to expose, encourage and facilitate

Contact Person

Ms Ary Sutedja (Secretary General)


Jalan Lebak Bulus II / 20 A Cilandak - Jakarta 12430 INDONESIA



Tel:(62 21) 7590 7687

Fax:(62 21) 7590 7687

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Founded in 1972, the Hong Kong Arts Festival is a major international arts festival in the region as well as one of the premier arts events in Hong Kong, featuring internationally renowned artists and ensembles, emerging artists and top local talent in an eclectic array of music, opera, theatre, dance and popular entertainment annually in February and March. The Festival has an active programme of commissioning and producing new work as well as presenting work from major traditions. Its mission

Contact Person

Ms Tisa Ho (Executive Director)


Hong Kong Arts Festival Society 12/F Hong Kong Arts Centre 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai Hong Kong



Tel:(85 2) 2824 3555

Fax:(85 2) 2824 3798

East West Centre

East West Centre/Space Production in Sarajevo aims to become a leading regional centre for cultural exchange and collaboration. Its central geographical position in the region, its centuries-long tradition of multiculturalism, its amazing cultural life during the siege of Sarajevo and its widely known pleasant and friendly spirits – make Sarajevo a perfect city for East West Centre. There are three current regional projects going on: the theatre productions of Hamlet and Faust and the musical pr

Contact Person

Mr Haris Pasovic (Director)


Hamdije Kresevljakovica 27 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia Herzegovina



Tel:387 33 445167

Fax:387 33 445167

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival presents a rich programme of classical music, theatre, opera and dance, over a three-week period in late summer each year. All artists and companies in the Festival appear at the invitation of the Director, Jonathan Mills, with the Festival administration being responsible for all aspects of the promotion and management of its events. The Festival, a not-for-profit organisation, is solely responsible for raising income from ticket sales, fundraising and spons

Contact Person

Mr Jonathan Mills (Festival Director & Chief Exec


Edinburgh International Festival Society The Hub Castlehill Edinburgh EH1 2NE United Kingdom



Tel:+44 131 476 2032

Fax:+44 131 473 2002

European Festival Association

European Festivals Association (EFA), an organization representing more than 90 quality festivals and 11 national festivals associations in 35 European and non-European countries. The EFA was founded in Geneva in 1952 upon the joint initiative of the eminent conductor Igor Markewitch and the great philosopher Denis de Rougemont, The creation coincided with other accomplishments in the late 40s and early 50s aimed at reuniting the countries of Europe after World War II. The EFA is a professional,

Contact Person

Ms Kathrin Deventer (Secretary General)


European Festivals Association Kleine Gentstraat 46 B- 9051 Sint-Denijs-Westrem Belgium



Tel:(32 9) 243 9494

Fax:(32 9) 243 9490

New Zealand International Arts Festival

The New Zealand International Arts Festival is the largest and most successful cultural event in New Zealand. The 2002 festival presented 350 ticketed performances, 22 seminars, 19 visual arts events and saw over 1,300 artists from over 25 countries participated in the festival. Held once every two years, since 1986, the festival has celebrated its 10th year in 2004.

Contact Person


Level 2, Anvil House 138-140 Wakefield Street PO Box 10-113 Wellington 6143 New Zealand



Tel: (64 4) 473 0149

Fax:(64 4) 471 1164

SAMANT A.F. International Concert Presentation

SAMANT A.F. International Concert Presentation, Russia, is one of the biggest Russian presenting companies in touring outstanding Russian artists internationally. Some of its Russian artists include St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra "Moscow Virtuosi", St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre of Boris Eifman, Moscow Stanislavsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, Grand Choir of Patriarch of Russia from the Moscow Christ-Saviour Cathedral, and Moscow Central Pup

Contact Person

Mr Alex Bogatkov (Director)


Moscow Presentation Office Apt. 1, 17 ul. Gen Beloborodova Moscow, 125222 Russia



Tel: 7 495 926 28 95

Fax:7 495 926 28 95

The International Flanders Festival

In it five decades of existence, the International Flanders Festival, has established itself as one of the most prominent cultural events in Europe. In addition to countless cathedrals, abbeys and belfries that provide a unique setting for musical events, there is a tourist infrastructure of international appeal. Between August and October, interested visitors and colleagues are welcome to over 550 artistic events in more than 80 cities and communes. Thanks to competitive admission fees and a ho

Contact Person

Mr Jan Briers (General Manager)


Rue Ravensteinstraat 36 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM



Tel:(32 9) 243 9480

Fax:(32 2) 548 9590