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Arts Culture CCP Holds 1st Manila International Performing Arts Summit

CCP Holds 1st Manila International Performing Arts Summit

CCP Holds 1st Manila International Performing Arts Summit
By Philippine Tatler
July 08, 2019
The Cultural Centre of the Philippines invites leaders and pioneers in the arts and business sectors from Asia Pacific and other parts of the world to a multi-platform summit in September

Bringing together the arts and business sectors from Asia Pacific and other parts of the world, the multi-platform summit aims to leverage excellent performing arts productions and talents in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific Region, as well as raise awareness and broaden the market internationally.

Under the summit, there will be three flagship events – the Federation of Asian Cultural Promotions (FACP) Conference; the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centre (AAPPAC) Conference and the Manila International Performing Arts Market (MIPAM) + CREATE Philippines.

From September 19 to 20, the FACP Conference gathers content providers and art stakeholders from the Asian region. Established in 1981, FACP aims to promote intra-Asian cultural exchanges and facilitate international touring of artists. 

This conference provides a platform for the members of FACP to exchange ideas and discuss issues concerning the entertainment and arts industries in the Asia-Pacific region. It is also a way to forge greater cooperation among members.

Meanwhile, the MIPAM + CREATE Philippines, a global platform for performances and business-to-business exchanges, will take place on September 19 to 21, 2019.

In partnership with DTI-CITEM, the platform invites international performing groups and festival organizers, as well as local and international promoters, producers and agents from FACP, AAPPAC and CREATE Philippines. 

On September 20 to 22, the AAPPAC Conference gathers management executives and presenters from leading performing arts venues in the Asia Pacific region to chart out strategies fostering greater public appreciation and demand for the performing arts.

Resource speakers and panelists, who are experts in their fields, will discuss topics such as cultural diplomacy, arts philanthropy, smart technology, partnerships between the academe and the performing arts centers, the rise of small, independent performing arts spaces and the rise of arts and culture districts and how it enlivens city economies during the three-day conference.

The MIPAS is made possible through the partnerships with the Department of Trade and Industry – Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM), Department of Tourism (DOT), Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and CNN Philippines.

Gathering of Artists and Producers, Bringing Arts and Business Together

Learn about the latest trends in performing arts and create a communication line among the cutting-edge artists and producers at the first Manila International Performing Arts Market (MPAM) x CREATE PH, slated on September 19 to 21, at CCP.

A global platform for performances, business-to-business exchange and networking opportunities, the MIPAM x CREATE PH aims to facilitate connections among artists, cultural operators, promoters, producers and impresarios from international performing arts markets and festival and establish possible future partnerships.

In collaboration with the DTI-CITEM, the MIPAM x CREATE PH is a good venue to introduce talented artists, not just from the Philippines but from across the region and promote them in the performing arts community in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific. During the event, various performing groups will showcase their artistic programs at the newly-built Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez (CCP Black Box Theater).

There will also be exhibitions featuring dance companies, theater organizations, choral groups, experimental groups and allied industries suppliers.

Participants can also join the scheduled capacity-building seminar, a platform for continued learning for creative professionals. This seminar aims to equip arts professionals with proper knowledge to scale up their design business and become competitive in the local and international markets.

Atty. BJ Pallattao, John Paul Lanot and Alessa Libongco-Lanot will be the speakers on topics such as “Managing Business for Arts Sector,” “Basic Branding Principles,” and “Safeguarding Intellectual Property Rights in Performing Arts.”

The vital focus of MIPAM x CREATE PH is the domestic and international networking and business pitching between artists, creators and producers. There will be venue for networking and business-to-business meetings, as well as pitch for creative collaboration.

Joining the arts market are My Performing Arts Agency, the founder and organizer of Borak Arts Series in Kuala Lumpur; the Taipei Performance Arts Centre, a key mover of the Taipei Performing Arts Market and the Association of Dance Alliance Meeting of Contemporary Dance; and the Bangkok Performing Arts Meeting, the programmer of the Bangkok Performing Arts Market in Thailand.

Promoters, producers from various international performing arts markets and impresarios from various arts festival, as well as delegates from the Federation for Asian Cultural Promoters (FACP) and the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centre (AAPPAC) are expected to attend the arts market.

Strengthening Synergy Among Art Centres In Asia Pacific Regions

How do performing arts centers impact and influence the consumption of cultural content in the Asia Pacific region?  How can synergy between hubs, centers, districts and cities jointly contribute to the development of the performing arts industry in the Asia Pacific region?

The Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC) will shed light on these questions and more in the annual conference and gathering of prominent and internationally reputable performing arts centres, art venues and culture and arts organizations from the Asia Pacific regions, happening on September 20-22, 2019 at CCP.

Following the theme “Waves & Crosscurrents in the Performing Arts,” experts and industry leaders will share their views and knowledge on various topics including cultural diplomacy, arts philanthropy, smart technology and the performing arts, the partnership between the academe and the performing arts centers, and the rise of small, independent performing arts spaces, among other engaging and timely topics.

The conference aims to promote awareness and facilitate exchange of artistic programs and content among the AAPPAC member-centers, as well as establish a stronger global network between the AAPPAC members and the Philippine counterparts.

This event will provide opportunities for the CCP, and the Philippine performing art industry in general, to showcase Filipino arts and culture and promote the country as an events destination to around 100 foreign delegates and 50 local counterparts.

Interested AAPPAC members can avail the early bird promo when they register from June 15 to August 15, 2019.  For registration, visit the CCP event page (http://event.culturalcenter.gov.ph)

This landmark occasion also coincides with the CCP’s 50th anniversary celebration, which kicks off this coming September 2019 and lasting until September 2020.

AAPPAC 2019 is one of the three flagship events of the Manila International Performing Arts Summit (MIPAS).  It coincides with two (2) other major events, the Federation of Asian Cultural Promoters (FACP) Conference and the Manila International Performing Arts Market (MIPAM).

Founded in 1996, AAPPAC aims to establish the Asia Pacific region as a leader in the performing arts industry.  Currently, it has more than 70 members from over 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region comprised of prominent and internationally reputable performing arts centres, art venues and culture and arts organizations.  The Cultural Centre of the Philippines is one of the founding members of AAPPAC.

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