Chinese Arts Now (CAN) has appointed three new Associate Artistic Directors: writer, performer and filmmaker DANIEL YORK LOH, choreographer and theatremaker SI RAWLINSON and multidisciplinary designer and artist LING TAN.
CAN says the appointments form part of structural changes that “put artists at the centre of the organisation”.
The trio will help develop the organisation’s artistic strategy, lead and deliver productions, build industry partnerships and curate and commission projects including the biennial CAN Festival.
CAN Artistic Director AN-TING CHANG said the permanent part-time positions respond to the arts sector's working environment.
“I found it ridiculous how few permanent roles for artists there are in arts organisations. If the current system doesn’t support such roles, we invent them.
“We had many amazing applications. I’m glad that we are going to work with the three phenomenal artists we’ve chosen.”