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conference 2020


13 - 15 November 2020 (GMT+8)

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts - Weiwuying

Online Platform: Cisco Webex Meetings



13 November 2020 (FRI)

14:30 - 17:00

17:00 - 18:30

19:30 - 21:00

Presentation Highlights 

14 November 2020 (SAT)

10:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

14:30 - 17:00

17:00 - 17:30

International Symposium

Opening: CHIEN Wen-pin | General and Artistic Director, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

Public Forum: Together, we are the art scene of Weiwuying

Keynote: Creativity and the Crisis - looking ahead 
               Joe SIDEK | Chairperson, Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP)

Panel Discussion: Arts on-the-go - minimizing distances by digital innovation 
               Joe SIDEK | Chairperson, Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP) 
               Vanini BELARMINO | Assistant Director (Programmes), National Gallery Singapore
               James LIN | Director General, Department of Cultural Creativity and Marketing, National Palace Museum                                  Moderator: Joyce CHIOU | General and Artistic Director, National Taichung Theater


International Symposium

Keynote: New possibilities of immersive and situational media art
               Jeffrey SHAW | Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Media Art, City University Hong Kong

Panel Discussion: Embracing challenges - The potential of the arts in the new normal 
               Jeffrey SHAW | Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Media Art, City University Hong Kong 
               Osman KHAWAJA | Executive Director, Phare Ponleu Selpak, Cambodia 
               WANG Lien-cheng | New Media Artist, Resident Artist of National Taichung Theater

               Baboo LIAO | Theater Director 
               Moderator: Mali WU | Professor of Graduate Institute of Transdisciplinary Art Department,

                      National Kaohsiung Normal University

Online Artists' Time - CHOU Shu-yi (Session 2)

15 November 2020 (SUN)

10:00 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30

12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 17:00

17:30 - 19:30

FACP Annual General Meeting


Asia Fast Forward

              Farooq CHAUDHRY | Co-founder and Executive Producer, Akram Khan Company

              CHIEN Wen-pin | General and Artistic Director, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

              Cindy HWANG | Founder and President, InPulse Creatives, LLC

              Moderator: Joe SIDEK | Chairperson, FACP


International Symposium

Keynote: Content matters: telling Taiwanese stories
               TING Hsiao-ching | Chairperson, Taiwan Creative Content Agency

Keynote: Art emergency: strategies for survival and change
               Chris MILLADO | Vice-President and Artistic Director, Cultural Center of the Philippines

Panel Discussion: Co-creating publicity of arts for the future
               TING Hsiao-ching | Chairperson, Taiwan Creative Content Agency
               Chris MILLADO | Vice-President and Artistic Director, Cultural Center of the Philippines
               HUANG Wen-hao | CEO, Digital Art Foundation
               CHIEN Wen-pin | General and Artistic Director, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)
               Moderator: KENG Yi-wei | Dramaturg, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

Meeting of the FACP Executive Board


19 Panelist- Vanini BELARMINO (credit -


  • Assistant Director (Programmes) of National Gallery Singapore

  • Curator

  • Producer

Farooq CHAUDHRY (credit - Jean-Louis Fer


Co-founder and Executive Producer

Akram Khan Company


(Photo credit: Jean-Louis Fernandez)

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CHIEN Wen-pin

General and Artistic Director

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

17 Moderator- Joyce CHIOU.jpg


General and Artistic Director

National Taichung Theater

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HUANG Wen-hao


Taipei Digital Art Center

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Founder & President

InPulse Creatives, LLC

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KENG Yi-wei


National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

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Executive Director

Phare Ponleu Selpak

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Bamboo LIAO

Theater Director

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James LIN

Director General

Department of Cultural Creativity and Marketing

National Palace Museum

31 Keynote Speaker 2  Panelist - Chris M


Vice President and Artistic Director

Cultural Center of the Philippines

24 Keynote Speaker  Panelist- Jeffrey SH

Jeffrey SHAW

Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Media Art

City University of Hong Kong

18 Keynote Speaker  Panelist - Joe SIDEK



Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion

30 Keynote Speaker 1  Panelist - TING Hs

TING Hsiao-ching


Taiwan Creative Content Agency

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WANG Lien-cheng

  • ​Resident artist, National Taichung Theater

  • Department of New Media Art, Taipei National University of the Arts Theater

23 Moderator- Mali WU (credit - Rich Mat

Mali WU


Graduate Institute of Transdisciplinary Art Department

National Kaohsiung Normal University


Pitch & Catch

-“Future Artists in the Post-Pandemic Era”

Arts has the mission to foresee future. At a time of global crisis, with their reflections on social relationships, survival and liberty, what impacts would have been made to the aesthetics of the artists? Weiwuying collaborates with FACP members, including artistic directors of major festivals and venues, to call for pitching of experimental project ideas that respond to the pandemic, and to inspire the public to speculate our possible future. Join us and be in the (online) room where the idea happens.

We are now calling for projects, with focus on “helping community and supporting people” with concepts of #OutOfTheBox #NewNormal #BeingLive #Technology to be presented in world’s top festivals/theatres in 2021/2022.

Festival Partners

● Cambodia Living Arts
● Cultural Center of the Philippines
● CultureLink, Singapore
● Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion
● InPulse Creatives LLC (Saudi Arabia / China)
● Prakriti Foundation, India
● West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong
● National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), Taiwan
(...and more potential partners)


Open call for pitching: Sep 17 – Oct 23

Concept proposal answering “Future Artists in the Post-Pandemic Era”. Artists submit 100 words in English and 1 image for the project.


Pre-selection: Oct 24 – 30

The Jury group (a professional group of FACP members) will select 10 artists to present their proposals online during the meeting in Nov.


Shortlist announcement: Nov 2

The 10 shortlisted artists will be notified to prepare their online pitching.


Final online presentation: Nov 13, 14:30 – 17:00 (GMT+8)

The 10 shortlisted artists will online present their projects on 13 Nov, each for 10 minutes, to the presenters of worlds’ top festivals and theaters. The 3 most relevant / potential projects will be awarded to be presented in the Jury group’s festivals in the coming season.

Find out more :

Seize the opportunity NOW :

We look forward to receiving your proposals !

When: November 13, 2020 (Fri) 14:30-17:00 (GMT+8)

Online Artists' Time

DJ QuestionMark : "On The Way To My Stage"

“Hello, it's DJ QuestionMark (YING Chi-shuan). We're gonna spend the moment together before my show, then let's go on the stage together.”

It's a cyber-immersive theatre experience, a first-person game, a live streaming and a post-COVID production. The “viewers” are part of the show and requested to interact with each other and the performer in the chat room. Through live streaming, everybody will be switched between different spaces, characters and views. As you might wish, you are able to peep into the private moment before the performer stepping on the stage, or explore the backstage you will possibly never have the access to. Even “jump” in the other artist’s personal view.

At the end of the journey, you will be taken to the stage, perform, then finish the “show” together.

About DJ QuestionMark

London based DJ, music producer, flutist and interdisciplinary artist.

Master of Music from Goldsmiths, University of London.


YING has won DMC World DJ Championship Taiwan Champion and nominated by Golden Melody Award for Best instrumental music producer and by Golden Indie Music Award for Best band.

His remarkable show routines which mix scratch DJing with live fluteboxing (flute+beatboxing) solos make his name unforgettable to the audience. He makes different genres of music including jazz, funk, pop, hip hop, electronic, experimental and contemporary classical. His shows can be found in many scenes, such as party, fashion, theatre, film and dance.

DJ QuestionMark has performed in international events like SXSW (USA), Glastonbury Festival (UK), Edinburgh Festival Fringe (UK), London Fashion Week (UK) and New York Fashion Week (USA).

Due to the impact of COVID-19, he had to stop most of his live shows. In the meant time he started developing Cyber Show, a format of show combining his multi expertises including music, gaming, theatre and streaming culture.

WHEN: November 13, 2020 (Fri) 19:30-21:00 (GMT+8)

CHOU Shu-yi : "After sea-level rise, I live in..."

Choreographer, dancer and curator all-in-one, Weiwuying Artist-in-Residence CHOU Shu-yi has been exploring relationships between human bodies and the city. As his artistic response to the pandemic, CHOU swiftly curated Unfolding Futures – Body Motion Short Film Festival to rethink the ethos of art. This time, on the roof of the Weiwuying architecture, Shu-yi will create a piece integrating body and video, sharing his perspectives on future of climate change and flood – “perhaps one day, this would become the refuge of life.”

About CHOU Shu-yi

Born in 1983, CHOU is a choreographer and dancer. His recent creations, in the forms of theatre, site-specific performance or dance video, question the value of life and reflect the status of an individual or a group in different social contexts, and create “a body vocabulary that belongs to Asia”. CHOU continues to seek new methods of creation, and potentials of cross-disciplinary collaboration using different mediums. His work Break & Break! won the Taishin Performing Arts Award of the 17th Taishin Arts Award in 2019.

WHEN: November 14, 2020 (Sat) 13:00-13:30, 17:00-17:30 (GMT+8)

International  Symposium

Following the inevitable slow-down due to the pandemic, the Weiwuying International Symposium in 2020 discusses the Role of Arts under the precautions of “avoiding contact” and “social distancing”. With the subthemes of “Experience” between arts and the public, “Making” by the artists and practitioners and “Ideas” of reflection by arts institutions, the Symposium in Kaohsiung brings us to the melting points between the arts and the contemporary society, provoking exchanges in both the physical and the virtual worlds.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and Mandarin will be available.

WHEN: November 14, 2020 (Sat) 10:00-13:00, 14:30-17:00, November 15, 2020 (Sun) 14:00-17:00 (GMT+8)

Asia Fast Forward

Looking at how Asian cities mobilize resources, connect partners and innovate practices to continue international exchanges, this session is inviting representatives from arts organizations in different Asian regions to share their aspirations and motivations, in persistence to enrich lives and society, to speak up for the arts industry in the ever-changing present times.

WHEN: November 15, 2020 (Sun) 11:30-12:30 (GMT+8)


*National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) reserves the right to alter the programme. For the most updated information, please refer to their website.


Registration for the conference has ended. We look forward to seeing you at the conference this 13- 15th Nov 2020

If you have already registered before the closing date, you will receive your membership confirmation by email along with a key which gives you access to free conference registration. 

Deadline: November 2, 2020 (Mon) 12:00pm (GMT+8)

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