APAM and AsiaTOPA present: Artist-Built Independence

Exchange: Panel Discussion

In response to the fluctuating global environment, many artists across the Asia Pacific are developing inventive and ingenious ways to sustain, grow and present their practices on their own terms, often independently of institutional frameworks. These practices create new conditions for contemporary performance that are challenging the existing power dynamics of the sector and creating new connections with audiences. This conversation will dive into some inspiring examples of this artist-led approach, exploring the potential of artists’ agency in an era of constant crisis and in shaping of a nurturing ecosystem for contemporary performance practices.

Date: Saturday 17 June
Time: 10:30-11:45 AEST

Facilitator: Jeff Khan, Asia TOPA [Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts] (AU)
Speakers: Ophelia Huang Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center (SDAC) (CN), Lara Thoms APHIDS (AU), Shaifulbahri Mohamad Bahri & Co (SG)