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Creative China Festival 2018

Co-organized by Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation (BCAF) and Creative China Center (CCC) in New York, the 2nd annual Creative China Festival (CCF) took place from September 2018 to March 2019 in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Seattle.

Supported by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism, CCF is committed to becoming a platform to nurture innovative creators and foster in-depth collaboration between China and the US in the fields of contemporary arts and culture. Compelling works from a new generation of Chinese artists provide an infusion of vitality to America’s cultural diversity. Governments, cultural institutions, and businesses jointly explore ways of fostering multi- layered cooperation in public culture as well as in the creative industries.

With the theme of “China Now! New Era” CCF shared the influential and dynamic works arising out of Chinese contemporary arts and culture through forms including discussions, films, dances, theater, music, design, art, artist talks, workshops, fellowships, publication grants, and US arts delegations to China. In addition to the two key areas of films and discussions, CCF2018 launched new initiatives for dance, theatre, and youth programs.

Leading Chinese entrepreneurs from Tencent Group and iQIYI also shared their vision with their American counterparts. The festival effectively helped to showcase Chinese artists’ observations and attitudes toward today’s world and culture.

172 days
8 cities

6 sections
80+ events

34 collaborating institutions
100+ participants

50 volunteers
350,000 visitors

CCF18 poster was designed by Guang Yu.