Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
In order to promote the development of Chinese cultural undertakings and cultural industries, improve the professionalism of art creation and management, cultivate top-level artists and cultural professionals of versatile talents, draw upon advanced international managerial experience, and build a platform for exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and foreign cultural institutions, CICA launched the International Exchanges Program for Art creation and Management in 2013 to provide training for performing arts industry, cultural and museological industry and handicraft design industry in cooperation with China Oriental Performing Arts Group, China National Art Museum, China Exhibition (Demi) Co. Ltd., China Culture Media Group, Capital Museum, China Children’s Art Theater, National Theater for the Performing Arts and other organizations. Experts from Royal Opera House of the UK, AKA Performing Arts Marketing Company, Berlin Opera Foundation, New York Musical Society, Korean Daegu Music Festival, Smithsonian Institution, Metropolitan Museum, Guggenheim Museum, V&A Museum of the UK, National Museum of the Netherlands and other world-class art institutions and their Chinese counterparts were invited for presentations, lectures and case studies. Since 2015, CICA, in cooperation with China National Arts Fund (CNAF), has selected more than 20 Chinese artists and cultural professionals every year to go abroad for an immersive internship and exchanges for one to four months in overseas art institutions including museums, art galleries, libraries, theaters, art troupes, performance companies, arts funding agencies and cultural heritage protection agencies.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
From July 2015 to April 2019, CICA has sent a total of 102 people to visit 79 art institutions in 25 countries. Five foreign artists have also been invited for reciprocal visits in China. The program has increased mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese and foreign art institutions and practitioners, and laid foundation for their follow-up cooperation.