China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF), hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and organized by Shanghai Municipal People's Government, is the only state-level arts festival in China. Established in 1999, the annual CSIAF has grown into a significant platform for cultural exchange and one of the leading arts festivals in the world.
CSIAF follows the tenet of “A Festival of Arts, a Gala for All”. It consists of sections including stage performances, exhibitions and expositions, the “Art Space” Series, arts education program, performing arts fair, forums, themed festivals, and the young talents program called “R.A.W.!” (Rising Artists’ Works). With a galaxy of artistic classics and creative originals from home and abroad, the Arts Festival consistently presents the most fabulous and splendid art feast to the audience. In recent years, by expanding “Art Space”, arts education program, the “Special Discount offer to the Public” and membership activities, the Arts Festival keeps on lowering the threshold of people’s participation of the festival and provide a smoother channel for interaction and communication between artists worldwide and local audience.
The 19th China Shanghai International Arts Festival is held from October 20 to November 19, 2017. We welcome you to join us at the foreshore of Huangpu River in the golden October.