China-U.S. Culture Investment Forum


Creative China Festival

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Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation and Asia Society jointly present the China-U.S. Culture Investment Forum, part of Creative China Festival.

China has seen exponential growth in the past 20 years, and many belonging to the new generation of entrepreneurs and investors are beginning to shift their focus to the cultural sector. The Forum will gather a group of entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and arts professionals from China and the United States to highlight the role of culture in cultivating new talents and creativity for the society, and to share organization and management models between China and the United States.

Through a series of engaging presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities, the Forum aims to identify new prospects for cultural investment that have emerged in recent years and establish a long-term collaborative platform between the U.S. and China.


Wu "Edward" Cheng, Vice President, Tencent Group
Billy Clark, Artistic Director, CultureHub
Qiao Cui, President, Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation
Zachary Kaplan, Executive Director, Rhizome
Jay A. Levenson, Director, International Program, The Museum of Modern Art 
Wenfeng Liu
, Chief Technology Officer, iQiyi
Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Yi Qin, news presenter, Shanghai Culture Broadcast Film & Television Group
Kara Ross, Founder, Kara Ross New York; and Founder, UNLEASHED
Michael L. Royce, Executive Director, New York Foundation for the Arts
Jillian Sackler DBE, President, Dame Jillian and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; Chairman, Foreign Policy Association
Shen Yang, Vice President, China Film International Corporation
Boon Hui Tan, Vice President of Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum
Oscar Tang, Trustee, Asia Society
David E. Van Zandt, President, The New School
Mariët Westermann, Executive Vice President for Programs and Research, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Robert Wong, Vice President, Google Creative Lab
Mia Yoo, Artistic Director, La MaMa
Zhang Xiaoming, Deputy Director, Research Center for Cultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences


1:00–1:10 pm                  

1:10–2:10 pm
Session I: Cultural Collaboration in a Global Context 
As the Internet has taken over the ways we communicate and connect with each other, creative projects have become more transnational and cross-disciplinary, with the fluidity of global talents and the growing awareness for diversity. This panel will present innovative cases of collaborations in the areas of technology, culture, and education, and identify challenges and opportunities in culture investment.  

2:10–2:20 pm                    

2:20–3:30 pm  
Session II: Cultural Innovation through Technology 
With the shifting habit of encountering culture through a screen rather than in person at a geographical destination, many interactive web-based platforms have flourished. The experts on this panel share their observations from their unique positions in art, design, and technology, and where these industries intersect. 

3:30–3:40 pm 

3:40–4:50 pm  
Session III: Art and Social Responsibility      
Art has the power to move, inspire, connect, and heal. While it is not always easily accessible to all, many who are capable of making art available to more people have been putting the necessary work to support artists and allow a wider audience to encounter art. The panelists will share their experience from their different involvement with the arts. 

4:50–5:00 pm  
Conclusion and Closing Remarks 

5:00–6:00 pm 

Event Details

Sun 28 Oct 2018
1 - 6 p.m.

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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$20 Members; $30 Students/Seniors; $40 Nonmembers
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