Performing Asia will be held at Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February 2018. Find out more below.

Applicantions for the Australia and the Asian region are now closed.

Creative New Zealand has now closed their EOIs for New Zealand applicants. 


Performing Asia builds on the successful delivery of the Asian Producers’ Platform (APP) program, the Producers’ Meeting and Network Forum (Hong Kong), TPAM (Tokyo) and ADAM (Taipei).

Performing Asia will provide space for market ready artists, producers and presenters to explore artistic relationships and practices developed within the Asia Pacific region whilst supporting the development of long term, sustainable relationships.

By aligning Performing Asia with APAM 2018 the two-day program enables participants to connect as peers and to work within and navigate the market together.

Through forums, workshops, panels, guest speakers and networking events, participants have the opportunity to build relationships and take the next step in engaging with the Asian market. The Performing Asia program will cover:

  • Knowledge and skill sharing
  • Sector updates
  • Touring and presenting strategies
  • Creating a sustainable artistic practice
  • Creating lasting working relationships
  • Case studies.


Performing Asia will be programmed and facilitated by three leaders working within the industry in Asia, Australia and New Zealand: River Lin, Kee Hong Low and Rama Thaharani.

These facilitators will curate the final Performing Asia program in response to the answers of successful applicants during the Expression of Interest selection process. 

River Lin

Paris-based Taiwanese artist and curator River Lin works across the fields of performing and visual arts. 

His artistic practice, based on cultural studies, includes participatory projects and various forms of live performance, and his work has been presented at festivals and exhibitions internationally. His curatorial project has been presented by Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan National Theatre and Guling Street Avant-guard Theatre among others. 

River initiated and curated both the Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM) for Taipei Performing Arts Center in 2017 and the International Curatorial Research Project for Taiwan National Cultural and Arts Foundation since. 


Kee Hong Low

Kee Hong Low is currently Head of Artistic Development (Theatre) at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong SAR China.

He was the Artistic Director and General Manager of the Singapore Arts Festival from 2009–12, a time when it embarked on a new phase of development, including turning this international arts platform into a Creation and People’s Festival and a year-long participation program, com.mune to sustain the Festival’s engagement with the public beyond individual shows staged during the Festival period.

Formerly, Kee Hong was the General Manager of the Singapore Biennale, developing it from its inception in 2006 to the largest international contemporary visual arts platform in Singapore.

Rama Thaharani

Rama Thaharani is an independent contemporary arts producer, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, who works with artists across disciplines to create new work. Specialising in international collaboration and exchange, she works with programmers to create avenues for Indonesian artists in the global scene and for international artists in the Indonesian scene.

Rama established Seni Sini Sana, a collective of producers and arts managers in performing arts that focuses on cross-cultural innovation, with an understanding that cultural differences are inevitable but should not limit access to the arts. Formerly, she worked in Komunitas Salihara, a contemporary and multidisciplinary arts centre in Jakarta. She joined the founding team to establish the centre in 2007 and then held the position of Resources and Development Manager for six years.



Artists, producers and presenters from the Asia Pacific region should apply to attend via the Expression of Interest (EOI). Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

Minimum of five years’ experience in the contemporary performing arts

  • Must be developing or delivering an inter-cultural project within the Asia Pacific region
  • An interest in contributing to future inter-cultural projects and/or international tours
  • A clear objective for attending Performing Asia and APAM
  • Alibility to attend the full five days of APAM 2018 (19 – 23 February)

All applications processes have now closed. 

All Expressions of Interest will be assessed by the three facilitators, the APAM team and the relevant/s funding bodies.


Wednesday 4 October 2017

Calls for Expression of Interest (EOI) open

Friday 3 November 2017

New Zealand: 5pm AEST Deadline for EOI applications

Friday 1 December 2017

Australian and Asian: 5pm AEST Deadline for EOI applications

Friday 1 December 2017

New Zealand: Successful and unsuccessful applicants advised

Monday 4 December to Wednesday 13 December 2017

Applications assessed

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Australian and Asian: Successful and unsuccessful applicants advised

Monday 22 January 2017

Australian and Asian: Payment due for Performing Asia

Friday 16 February 2018

Arrive in Brisbane (if not from Brisbane)

Saturday 17 February 2018 -Sunday 18 February 2018

Performing Asia at Brisbane Powerhouse

Monday 19 February 2018 - Friday 23 February 2018

Attend APAM


APAM will work closely with International Australian offices and in-country arts funding bodies to seek assistance for applicants to attend Performing Asia.

The all-inclusive cost of Performing Asia is $AUD275.00 (including GST) plus APAM Delegate Registration $AUD690.00 (plus GST total $AUD759.00). This fee does not include flights, accommodation and on ground expenses.

When successful EOI applicants are notified they will be sent an invoice for payment.


Asian and Australian Contact

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact APAM directly:

P: +61 7 3358 8683 E:


New Zealand Contact

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine George from Creative New Zealand directly:

P: +64 (09) 926 5480 E: