Asian Producers Platform
Creating a strongly linked network of producers working across and within Asia.
Freya has been a planning team member of APP since 2021.
The Asian Producers Platform (APP) is a peer-to-peer network that was originally initiated by a small group of independent producers working across Asia with the goal of creating a strongly linked network of producers who could work effectively and respectfully across the region. With an informal structure, now sustained by a volunteer Planning Team consisting of APP members from across Asia, APP is embarking on a new phase of activity to continue building on the work of the original members.
Since 2014, APP has produced APP Camp, which has brought together over 90 emerging and established performing arts producers through a series of intensive camps in Seoul (2014), Taipei and Yilan (2015), Tokyo and Shizuoka (2016), Melbourne (2017), Yogyakarta and Jakarta (2018), the Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Macau, 2019) and, after a pause over the pandemic, in Bangkok and Chiang Mai (2023).
Taking place over 1 week, activities include site visits, talks, discussions, research, performances and events and informal socialising. Through this, participants have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the local arts and cultural scenes, cultural policy and the social and political landscape artists practice in, and to meet, exchange and learn from fellow producers from across Asia.
The camp allows participants to develop industry networks, explore producing as a creative practice, develop intercultural practice and develop arts leadership alternatives.