Chinatown Arts Space (CAS) was initiated in 2003 by a group of British East Asian (BEA) artists who foresaw the need to champion the development of East Asian performing and visual arts in London. Led by Yellow Earth Theatre (YET), the UK’s flagship BEA company, a consortium was formed with support from Westminster City Council (WCC), Shaftesbury PLC, and London Chinese Chinatown Association (LCCA).
Supporting East-Asian Visual and Performing Arts
Huttson Lo is the Executive Director of Chinatown Arts Space. He is leading the organisation in supporting British East Asian artists to develop their careers and their audiences.
Huttson says “our definition of British East Asian artists includes South East and East Asian artists based in Britain or from Britain, where South East and East Asia includes:
Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, People’s Republic of China, Republic of China (Taiwan), Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam”.
Register for art networking
The Chinatown Arts Space website is in continuous development and by the end of the year the majority of content will be from British East Asian artists. Nee Hao Magazine encourages British East Asian artists to register on the site and include up to date links to their portfolios, video and audio content, and include upcoming events, exhibitions and productions. This is because arts organisations, programmers and producers contact them daily and it would be great to be able to signpost them to portfolios and biographies via links on their website.
Chinatown Arts Space are launching a new programme of artistic residencies in April so if artists register on the site, they can be informed on where the residencies will take place and how to apply. They are also moving into new offices and will be running monthly salons where artists, programmers and producers can network and share news, and regular surgery sessions for one to one support. News on all this will be via newsletters and updates from their website.
Click here for Chinatown Arts Space website: http://www.chinatownartsspace.com/