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31 May 2011

Asia Pacific Performing Arts Network (APPAN)

Appan is a worldwide network for promotion and co-operation in the performing arts development. This network increases public awareness of the cultural spiritual identity of performing arts in the Asia Pacific Region to a worldwide audience.

Aims of APPAN:

Establish a Asia-Pacific Regional performing arts exchange through workshops, master classes, exchange residencies of performers, choreographers, stage designers, lighting designers, etc,

Promote opportunities for exchange and intercultural performances of regional dance and theatre companies.

Act as a clearinghouse for training and scholarship opportunities in the performing arts within the region.

Act as a vehicle for the exchange and development of educational materials relating to the performing arts of Asia-Pacific with a particular aim to introduce these material into the secondary school curriculum and general public media (T.V, Print, internet)

Collecting, processing and disseminating information on performing arts development, performing arts policies and life.

Encouraging joint research and other performing arts endeavors, improving information flow among developed and developing countries, the UN and other international organizations (ITI, ASP, CID, EPEND, APENIU, MAB, CULTL, AD, etc,)

Creating a job market for performing artists though arts presenters and management.

APPAN also organizes regional gatherings, events and joint performing arts projects to promote and develop among the Asia Pacific Regions.