Chinese Arts Now

Chinese Arts Now (CAN) is a unique combined arts organisation that commissions, produces and presents new and original works of high artistic standard that reflect diasporic East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) voices in modern times. We also encouraged and showcase ESEA artists, exploring issues relevant to ESEA communities across a range of art forms and performance disciplines. In the last 4 years we have produced 8 new CAN productions, 13 new CAN commissions, presented 3 CAN Festivals and run 40+ workshops and other ancillary events. Since becoming a National Portfolio Organisation, regularly supported by Arts Council England in 2018, CAN has built an extensive network of partner organisations including British Council Hong Kong, LSO, Southbank Centre, King’s Place, Horizon Showcase, Shoreditch Town Hall, Barbican, Soho Theatre, Beijing N707 Production, Lakeside Arts Centre (Nottingham), York Theatre Royal, Cambridge Junction, Home Manchester.