Shanghai China International Arts Festival-ChinaSPAF

About ChinaSPAF

Established in 1999, China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) is a state-level annual international arts festival hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and undertaken by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. As a major part of CSIAF for 19 years, the festival’s performing arts fair(ChinaSPAF) has become the most international and effective event of this kind so far ever held in China, connecting producers and artists of arts festivals, arts centres, theatres, performing companies, agencies and so on in China, Asia-Pacific region as well as other parts of the world.

ChinaSPAF 2016 succeeded with about 800 delegates from 60 countries and regions, including directors from about 60 different international arts festivals and venue presenters from all over mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, including

  • Kennedy Center
  • Southbank Centre, UK
  • Sydney Opera House
  • European Festivals Association
  • Theatre Olympics
  • Adelaide Festival
  • Israel Festival
  • Sibiu International Theatre Festival
  • Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
  • National Center for the Performing Arts, China (NCPA)
  • Shanghai Grand Theatre
  • Shanghai Culture Square
  • Poly Theatre Group
  • Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center
  • Guangzhou Opera House
  • Xi’an Concert Hall

We presented 45 live showcases of both Chinese and international programs, both in traditional and contemporary style, including new works by some most creative artists and ensembles in China.

ChinaSPAF 2017 runs from 19-23 October in Shanghai, China!

More information about showcase, pitch sessions, seminars and other events will be released in the following weeks. Please note that early-bird discount ends on Wednesday 31 May 2017.