FACP EBM regarding invitation letter

Dear Governors,


Regarding the upcoming Executive Board Meeting in Chengdu, please inform us if you need an invitation letter to enter China. We will forward your requests and follow up with Chengdu for issuing the official invitation.

PTNA made a report about FACP and sent email magazine to 35,000 subscribers

It is written in Japanese. But you recognize the pictures on the web site.
source : http://www.piano.or.jp/report/04ess/livereport/2011/11/11_14301.html

Dinner tonight for FACP governors and delegates

Dinner tonight for FACP governors and delegates will be hosted in the CCP by its founder, former first lady Imelda Marcos. The Taipei Symphony Orchestra under Hubert Soudant performs after in the Main Theater with Ray Chen violinist and Raul Sunico pianist as soloists. 

Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos to host the closing dinner of the 29th FACP Conference

Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos to host the closing dinner of the 29th FACP Conference in Manila in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, which she built in 1969. The dinner will be on November 4, 2011 prior to the performance of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra under Hubert Soudant.

Philippine Department of Tourism to host the opening dinner of the FACP Conference in Manila

Philippine Department of Tourism to host the opening dinner of the FACP Conference in Manila in the historic walled city of Intramuros on November 2, 2011.

29th FACP Annual Conference

Dear friends and colleagues,

On November 2 to 5, 2011, we successfully held the 29th FACP Annual conference in Manila. I want to take this chance to thank the Chairman of Cultural Center of the Philippines Emily Abrera, CCP president Dr. Raul Sunico, FACP Governor Martin Lopez, Glorife Samodio and the Manila organizing committee. Also I want to thank the assistance of the members in executive committee of FACP for making the conference a great success.

29th FACP Conference to be held in Manila, Philippines

Dear Governors,

Greetings! I just return to Taiwan from a long business trip in China, I hope this e-mail finds you well.

29th FACP Annual Conference

Date: 03 Nov 11 to 06 Nov 11
Venue: Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street

Confirm on or before 5pm of October 28, 2011

The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion are implementing the 29th Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) with the theme "The Cultural Treasures of Asia-Pacific on the Global Stage" on November 3-5, 2011 at the Diamond Hotel.

FACP is now in Culture360

FACP is now in culture360.org.

The Taipei Symphony Orchestra will be in the Philippines for 2 performance on November 2 & 4 as a highlight of the FACP Conference

The TSO performances are a highlight of the FACP Annual Conference in Manila from November 3 – 5, 2011.

29th FACP Annual Conference from November 2 to 5, 2011 in Manila

The following confirmed their participation in the 29th FACP Annual Conference from November 2 to 5, 2011 in Manila.

Malacca: Malaysia’s historical gem

Dear friends,

Romance of the Little Nyonya?

I thought you would be interested in this: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/merdeka/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=5211552 

We are organising very attractive tour packages for Malacca and Penang for a day trip, one night stay, 2 night stay for groups and individual. Quality budget to 5 star tours are all available. We look forward to meeting your special needs in the UNESCO World Heritage cities of Malacca.and Penang. Firefly will start the flight services between the two cities very soon. Check out my special Baba Nyonya Wedding Show.

With Best Wishes,
Kee Boon

Letter from Asian Culture Complex [Newsletter Vol.01]

Please see this image for more information.


Dear Colleagues,
Vitra Design Museum together with Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the Department of Cultural Affairs Taipei City Government are very pleased to announce this year’s Asian MUSCON in Taipei from the 6th of October.

Asian Museum Network Conference MUSCON 2011

Date: 06 Oct 11 to 10 Oct 11
Venue: Taipei


Date: 11 Jul 11 to 22 Jul 11
Venue: Clara Ramona Dance Center, Sun Kai Mansion Flat E 5/F, 38-46 Hennessey Road, Wanchai Hong Kong

FACP Executive Committee Meeting--Schedule

FACP Executive Committee Meeting
June 30 – July 2, 1011


Grab your seats now @ Ticketcharge or call us at 04-2616308.

FACP Executive Board Meeting: June 30- July 2, 2011

Dear Governors

Greetings! On behalf of Chairman Hsu, here I am glad to inform you that the Executive Board Meeting is scheduled from June 30 to July 2 to discuss the organizing of the Annual Conference of FACP 2011 in Manila.

The itinerary is as follows:

June 30 Arrival in the evening

July 1 Executive Board Meeting

July 2 Departure

Local host: Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

Members of Executive Board Meeting: Chairman Hsu Po-Yun, Vice Chairman Leow Siak Fah, Vice Chairman Masami Shigeta, Secretary-General I-hen Chen, Treasurer Liew Chin Choy, Governor LEE In Gweon, Governor Zhang Yu, Governor Chen Ji Xuin, Governor Raul Sunico, Governor Martin Lopez.

Governors will need to cover the airfare. The accommodation will be suported by FACP Fund.

Further information about accommodation, itinerary will be soon announced.

Please advise your attendance.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely yours

FACP Rising Stars Wanted

Dear Governors


On behalf of Chairman Hsu Po-Yun, I am writing you today regarding the FACP Annual Conference in Manila in November.

The Executive Board Meeting will be held at the end of June to discuss the organizing of the FACP Annual Conference in November. For the 30th anniversary of FACP, this year we will make a series of celebration by inviting Rising star from your country. We are welcome to your recommendations. This is a great opportunity for talent to shine.

Please send us press kit of Rising Star you recommend via e-mail or to the following address by June 25 (**arrival) for executive board review.

Ms. Emma Lee
Institute of Human Resource Management
National Sun Yat-sen University
No. 70, Lienhai Rd., Kaohsiung 80424 Taiwan
Tel: +886-7-525-2000
Email: leeyiyeh@gmail.com

Ms. Nastya Yun-Shiou Tsai
New Aspect Promotion Corporation Ltd.
Room D, 10F., No.20, Sec. 3, Bade Rd., Taipei 10559, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2577-2568
Email: twnewaspect@yahoo.com

The result will be soon announced after the meeting.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes
Nastya Yun-Shiou Tsai
Secretary of FACP Chairman Hsu Po-Yun

Message from Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters

Dear Governors of FACP,

On behalf of Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters, I would like to thank you for your concerns about the disaster that struck Japan recently.

As you can imagine, we were devastated but are now focused on devoting ourselves to the recovery of our country.

Deriving from the concerns that Europeans have regarding the nuclear plant incident caused by the earthquake, many people seem to think that the entire Japan is contaminated with radiation. The nuclear power plant, located in Fukushima prefecture, is 250 kilometers away from Tokyo; except for those in Fukushima and nearby areas, people are living their daily lives as usual in Tokyo as well as other regions of Japan

Rolling blackouts are being conducted in certain areas in order to prevent a shortage of electricity, but major halls are being exempted from these blackouts. Apart from reducing the power of lighting at venues to save electricity, all scheduled events and performances are taking place as usual.

As a result of the catastrophe, many oversea artists are now reluctant to come to Japan, and many performances have thus been cancelled. We would like to address to you with confidence that everything is okay in all areas except the evacuation zone, and that there are no problems with local transportation, either.

Since the beginning of April, Japanese orchestras and artists have started to hold concerts (including charity concerts) just like before.Foreign musicians, such as Zubin Mehta and Placido Domingo just recently performed in Japan, and Marta Argerich, Gidon Kremer are coming next month.

We would like to ask for your support and cooperation by conveying the correct information provided above to the artists and management companies. We hope for their assistance and encouragements toward the recovery of Japan through music, at this time of emergency.

Your continued support and cooperation would be most appreciated.

Sincerely yours,

Masami Shigeta
Chairperson of the International Committee
Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters

GEORGE TOWN FESTIVAL 2011 - Invitation for Pro Musica Workshop Application

Penang was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site along with the Historic City of Malacca in 2008 and in conjunction with that, the Penang State Government and George Town World Heritage Incorporated have been together in hosting George Town Festival.

This year, George Town Festival 2011 is back with more exciting events throughout the month of July. Among them, the Pro Musica, International Workshop & Master Class for Vocal Training & Opera.

The Pro Musica workshop will be conducted by Madam Loh Siew-Tuan, a Malaysian who is based in London. Madam Loh has since established an impeccable resume which includes singing engagements in countries worldwide, and teaching positions in renowned Centres of Arts in Europe, North and South America as well as being the founder of OPERAPLUS, an independent training centre dedicated to the development of young singers. The renowned specialist teachers also include Ronny Lauwers, Director of the Flanders Opera Studio , and Hein Boterberg, Music Director of Flanders Opera Studio.

6 Scholarships will be available for the Workshop. The Audition Panel will select and award the scholarships based on the audition results of the applicants

We are looking forward to receive candidates from your organization and please feel free to pass this information to those interested.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Joe Sidek
George Town Festival 2011

2nd Asian Children's Museum Conference - Call for Papers

Dear Friends,

Attached is the "Call for Papers" for the 2nd Asian Children's Museum Conference to be held in Manila, October 6-8, 2011. The theme of the conference is "Children and Climate Change".

We welcome your participation in this conference. We would also appreciate if you could forward this email to your colleagues who are doing projects with children (in home, school, communities) on climate change.

The attached can also be downloaded from the website: http://www. museopambata.org/acmc/

Thank you and hoping to hear from you.

With all best wishes,

Nina Lim-Yuson, Ph.D.
Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.
Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila, Philippines 1000
Tel (632) 400-7558
Mobile: (63)917-890-2446
e-mail: nlyuson@gmail.com

Chie Sales-Roman
Communications Director
Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.
(632)523-1797/ 523-1798/ (632)536-0595 local 5
Fax (632) 522-1246
e-mail: info@museopambata.orgg / chiesales@gmail.com

Bridging the Gap Series: Strings 2011 Workshop

Date: 09 May 11 to 14 May 11
Venue: Cebu

Dear FACP Governors and Colleagues in Japan

We, Governors of Korea and Members of Performing Arts Management Association of Korea(PAMAK), have been immensely shocked to the point of being speechless about the current horrible disaster caused by the earthquake and the following calamities in Japan.

Indeed, the magnitude of the natural disaster has been beyond any words and imagination. We are closely watching the situation with ardent hopes of no more wreck and frustration to be inflicted to the Japanese people whatsoever.

We wholeheartedly stand with all of you who are grappling with the unthinkable difficulties and we should like to extend the warmest comfort and encouragement to our colleagues. You will be able to prevail over this tribulation. Our strong hope is that everything will rebound to normal physically and emotionally with the united support of the world.

With most symphasies and thoughtfulness

Kang Suk-Heung

Lee In-gweon
FACP, Korea

2nd Project Development Initiative

To whom it may concern,

Asian Arts Theatre at the Asian Culture Complex is delighted to bring your attention to the 2nd Project Development Initiative which is hosted by the Office for Hub City of Asian Culture in Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and organized by METAA Co., Ltd. and Korea Association of Performing Arts Producers to continue to build collaborative relationship with wide range of national and international artists, and to prepare an artistic and creative environment for the Asian Culture Complex's opening in 2014 and its succeeding paths.

Asian Arts Theatre will be a main facility of Asian Culture Complex; it pursues to provide an environment for artists to be more creative in contemporary art forms and to enrich their ideas through utilizing tremendous cultural resources of Asia.

Asian Arts Theatre is accepting proposals from ideas to all phases of a project which are contemporary performing art-based works that reflect or embody Asian values, cultures and issues. The selected outstanding projects will be given a financial support to develop their work further.

For more information, please refer to this file or visit www.cct.go.kr/eng/AAT2011

We would very much appreciate if you could post our project information on your website or send out this information through your mailing lists and database, and encourage artists to apply. Please let us know if this is possible.

Please contact Chloe Lee esl@metaa.net if you have any questions.

Thank you
With best wishes,
Chloe Lee

METAA Co., Ltd.
5th fl. 94-1 Seongbuk-dong,
Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: 82-2-764-6547
Fax: 82-2-764-6548

FACP Governors coming to Manila

FACP Governors coming to Manila this weekend now at 19 including 2 from Singapore, 4 Beijing, 1 Tokyo, 2 KL, 5 Taipei, 3 Manila, 1 Seoul, 1 Ulaanbaatar, 1 Jakarta.We're still awaiting for comfirmation from other governors.

The FACP Governors will get together

The FACP Governors will get together in the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila and in the National Center for the Arts in Laguna from March 25 to 27 to plan the annual conference in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia.

2011 Philippine International Guitar Festival and Competition

We are pleased to inform you that The Guitar Friends together with The Cultural Center of the Philippines present to you the 2011 Philippine International Guitar Festival and Competition which will be held at the Little Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines from January 27-30, 2011. Details of the festival may be viewed at http://www.philippineguitarfestival.com/

With over $25,000 worth of prizes in Concert Guitars by World Class Luthiers, Cash Gifts, Concerts in the Philippines and Thailand, trophies and diplomas, and other merchandise...this is by far the BIGGEST Guitar Competition in the Philippines. Prizes can be viewed at http://www.philippineguitarfestival.com/p/competition.html

The Festival has

International Jury (from Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, USA and the Philippines)
International Guests: Alex Garrobe (Spain), Tomonori Arai (Japan), Leon Koudelak (Czech Republic), Woratep Rattana-umpawan (Thailand), Steve Lin (Taiwan/USA), Michael Dadap (Philippines/USA), Andreas Kapsalis (Greece/USA), Yuichi Imai (Japan), Neris Gonzalez (Argentina/Spain), Armando Derecho (Philippines), Ichizo Kobayashi (Japan), Jose Valdez (Philippines), Lester Demetillo (Philippines), Butch Roxas (Philippines) and Jeffrey Solares (Philippines)
Master Classes
Festival Guitar Orchestra
Display of World Class Guitars
Youth Showcase featuring the guitar ensembles of different schools
Private Lessons

With support from: Cats Motors Inc., Yuichi Imai, Casa de la Guitarra S.A., San Miguel Corporation, Milagro Guitars by Neris Gonzalez, Smart, Pagcor, Pacific Online Systems Corporation, Petron Corporation, Fred Perry, Instituto Cervantes and Embajada de Espana en Filipinas and more...

We would like to request for your support by kindly passing the word around to your guitarist friends who may want to compete or participate in the festival. We would also be glad to exchange links with you if you have websites and send you posters and flyers to post in your office/store/school/recital venue, just send us mailing address.

Thank you so much for your time and patience. We hope to see you in January 2011!!!

Jenny de Vera
Festival Coordinator
2011 Philippine International Guitar Festival and Competition
Address: Apt. 1602, Marbella Manila, 2041 Roxas Blvd. Malate, Manila, 1004 Philippines
Contact #: +639159213440
Email: philguitarfest@gmail.com
Website: www.philippineguitarfestival.com

Voices in Culture: Interview with HSU Po-Yun

Voices in Culture invites representatives of cultural networks in the Asia-Pacific region to take a look at networks that promote regional, cross-cultural activities and exchange. In this issue, we meet with Po-Yun Hsu of the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion to learn about the work the network performs.

Interview with HSU Po-Yun
Chairperson of the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP)

What were the goals in establishing the Federation?

The Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) was established in 1981 to promote Asian artistic heritage and art organizations, especially those in the field of the performing arts, throughout the world. This non-profit and non-political Federation was established to disseminate information pertaining to cultural activities, artists and performances, while also fostering cooperation between member-cities. In order to publicize performances, conferences, and other activities of its member-cities, the Federation seeks to establish strong media links and also to publish programmes, books, magazines, as well as other written documents.

Please tell us about FACP’s mission, including mission purpose and business vision.

The Federation’s mission purpose is to improve the mutual understanding in Asian countries and to improve the relationship between the artists, as well as the promoters. Also, FACP promotes Asian creativity and protects the authenticity of Asian art and culture. Additionally, the Federation promotes art and culture, carries them out in daily life, and applies them in terms of meaning and value. The FACP’s business vision is to build up a network and platform within Asia, which facilitates members to communicate and cooperate with members within Asia as well as in the rest of the world. Also, FACP’s business vision is to exhibit the past Asian traditional culture and present art, and to organize a festival to provide international acknowledgement.

Tell us about prominent FACP activities.

The FACP conducts six prominent activities: A yearly conference, yearly general assembly, festivals, interval governor’s meeting, website, and coordination of related events and issues in Asia. The aim of these six activities is to help members prevail, to strengthen the linkage between them, and to promote related subjects in Asia and the rest of the world.

We see that one of the unique parts of FACP is its focused membership on performing arts managers. What is the role of FACP to the performing arts managers?

Although the majority of the members are in the field of performing arts, there are members and participants of FACP dedicated to other various fields. For example, the Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do and the Sejong Art Center are just two examples of members/participants of FACP that have facilities such as libraries, museums and exhibition rooms and are dedicated to literature, visual arts, and other aspects of cultural art. FACP ensures that there is a smooth international information flow between the performing arts managers in order to enable them to operate as a group and to establish good relations. Additionally, it has become a tradition of the Federation for senior members to help the new members in the facilitation of their professional functions. Several members of FACP represent international, intercontinental, national, and regional artists.

What kind of methods do you use to expand and strengthen the network?

FACP employs a variety of methods in order to expand and strengthen the network, such as the promotion of funding activities, memberships, and annual conferences.

What kind of benefits can a prospective participant expect from this particular network? What kind of people join as members?

A prospective participant can expect the opportunity to become a member of a growing and developing network and to establish beneficial relations with other members within the network. The individuals and corporations who join as members vary. Potential members could be government officials, NGOs, culture policy makers, culture/arts foundations, professional arts promoters/agencies, art studios/workshops, individual artists, artist groups, professional art directors, festival directors, or writers/poets.

Are there any upcoming projects in 2010 and 2011 that the federation is promoting/organizing/funding/ involved in that we should keep an eye on?

In 2010-2011, FACP will focus on how to select authentic artists and art groups. Secondly, FACP will pay attention to prospective and auspicious artists. Additionally, FACP’s efforts will concentrate on the promotion of art education, art activities in the community, art and the environment, art and the tourism industry for the improvement of the quality of cultural tourism, and culture and the creative industry.

How do you think the Federation has contributed to the promotion of cultural arts?

FACP has more than three decades of experiences and has contributed to the promotion of cultural arts on different levels. At the first stage, it aims to strengthen contacts between members and provides a platform for them to know each other. At the second stage, members exchange opinions and discuss topics according to their interests. When we established FACP 29 years ago, we received great assistance from Japan, who possessed tremendous experiences. Today, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korea are also experienced in this area, and they can help other countries who are new to this field in terms of experience, finance, techniques, equipments and/or administration.

What are FACP’s ambitions in the long-run and what kind of growth in Asian culture and arts would your association like to see?

This will be the third stage of our contribution. We expect to build up a platform, where the goals and functions of FACP could be reached, and at the same time, it should also be a stage where Asia and the world meet and communicate. Furthermore, in the 21st century, we would like to stress the exchange between East and West. We hope to balance in terms of quantity and quality.

To foster networks in culture and the arts within the Asia-Pacific region, what kind of efforts would you like to see from governments, organizations (including NGOs and international organizations), artists, and cultural policy makers?

To begin with, we hope the government creates a healthy art education system with prospects. Second, the Asian governments should provide higher budgets to their communities. Third, the government has the responsibility to train more people in this area. In short, the state should improve the citizens’ art knowledge and educational content. At the same time, the citizens should carry out art and culture in their daily life, and gradually we will become a society that appreciates art and culture. Moreover, the government ought to promote art policies, encourage the potential government institutions or big companies to sponsor art related activities, increase budget for culture territory and exempt those activities from all taxes.

Source: Asia-Pacific Regional Center of the Culturelink Network Webzine 9th Issue