Established in 1999, China Shanghai International Arts Festival is a state-level annual international arts festival hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism and organized by the Shanghai Municipal People's Government. As a major part of the Festival, the CSIAF performing arts fair (ChinaSPAF) is the leading annual marketplace for new work from China, connecting creators and arts professionals worldwide.
The last edition of ChinaSPAF succeeded with around 1,000 delegates, 400 organizations from 47 countries and regions, including directors from international arts festivals and venue presenters from all over mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including –
• European Festivals Association
• Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
• Chekhov International Theatre Festival
• Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (AsiaTOPA)
• New Festival
• Jacob's Pillow
• Teatro alla Scala
• The Kennedy Center
• Sadler's Wells Theatre
• Norwegian National Opera House and Ballet
• National Center for the Performing Arts, China (NCPA)
• Shanghai Grand Theatre
• Guangzhou Opera House
• Shenzhen Concert Hall
• Shaanxi Opera House | Xi'an Concert Hall
We presented 26 live showcases (incl. 3 performing arts related VR projects), 10 professional development sessions, and one Special Programme: Theatre for Young Audiences, providing networking opportunities to facilitate international cooperation and showcasing latest traditional and contemporary works by most creative artists and ensembles in China.
ChinaSPAF 2021 runs from 14-18 October. In the light of COVID-19, ChinaSPAF 2021 will be a hybrid event presented both physically and virtually. The physical part of ChinaSPAF will be held at InterContinental Shanghai Jing'An, while the virtual part will be broadcasted through live-streaming platforms to support and facilitate real-time interaction and communication between delegates both at home and abroad.
ChinaSPAF 2021 launches e-Pass for delegates who cannot travel to get engaged with the ChinaSPAF community. With the e-Pass, you can have access to live-streaming parts as well as on-demand videos of ChinaSPAF sessions, seminars and forums. Besides, the brand new Hybrid Booth allows you to achieve real-time promotion and customized communication from remote distance as well as get first-hand and on-site information with participants who attend the physical part of ChinaSPAF 2021.
For those who are restricted by the physical space but still willing to promote your creative works to the domestic Chinese market, ChinaSPAF initiates 1-2 page(s) Spread on ChinaSPAF official guide book as well as full page advertising flyer in the ChinaSPAF 2021 Gift Bag to attract more professionals.
Also, Coffee e-Lounge invites you to casually gather online, (re)think and talk about hot topics and get inspired through active exchange of ideas.
Get registered and we look forward to having your company at the ChinaSPAF 2021 this October!