Artist's Dream Project helps dozens in first year

Arts Council of Wales, British Council and recently celebrated the first anniversary of their collaboration in Artist's Dream Project.

The Arts Council of Wales, the British Council and recently celebrated the fruits of their collaboration, Artist's Dream Project, during its first anniversary.

Initiated on June 30, 2017, the project aims to support young artists’ creations by helping showcase qualified works and tour them nationwide. So far, the project has helped 60 artists and artist groups realize 756 performances in nearly 50 cities across China.

That includes helping young director Zou Xiaoyong’s poem music dance piece “Mu Xin” tour Shanghai, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang (Hebei Province) and Guangzhou (Guangdong Province), as well as helping director Wang Zichuan’s comic theater “Ya’akobi & Leidental” be recognized by more audiences through the 5th Urban Drama Festival.

Apart from discovering more local artists, the Artist’s Dream Project is also reaching out to overseas groups this year. It has inked a long-term collaboration with the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 

Its collaboration with Hijinx from Wales has not only helped introduce works by performers with special needs, but also sparked plans to develop a “Hijinx school” in China, where more disadvantaged Chinese children can become trained in stage performance.

According to Shao Tiannu, vice president of, the Artist’s Dream Project has also reached agreements with a number of top local universities to co-organize serial theater performances for more young artists.

Ti Gong
Special Reports