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Excited to introduce our 12 artists selected for the CAAP Artist Lab x South Australia

First Row:  Matcho Cassidy, Samuel Lau, Satomi Ohnishi, Nicky Tsz Tung Li, Rubina, Jennifer Trijo 

Second Row: Stevie-B Mingyu Zhao, Ben-Hur Winter, Roy Phung, Penelope Shum, Danielle Lim, Noriko Tadano 

These exciting artists were selected by the partner organisations from an open call out and will participate in a five day lab during OzAsia Festival. The Artist Lab will be facilitated by Adelaide local, 'Double Delicious' Director and Performer - Valerie Berry and coordinated by accomplished Guzheng player and Director of School of Chinese Music & Arts, Zhao Liang.  

Presented in partnership with ActNow Theatre , Brink Productions , Nexus Arts, State Theatre Company South Australia and Vitalstatistix, plus the Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts Flinders University and OzAsia Festival. 

The CAAP Artist Lab SA is supported by South Australia Government through Arts SA. 

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The CAAP Artist Lab is back – this time in South Australia!  We're calling all South Australian-based artists with a performance-related practice, and who identify as Asian Australian to submit your expression of interest to take part in this exciting initiative.

The CAAP Artist Lab SA is a 5 day lab which will take place in person in Adelaide from 1 – 5 November 2021 as part of OzAsia Festival. The program will be designed in response to artists' Expressions of Interest and will include peer-to-peer learning.

It's an opportunity to:

  • Expand your creative practice in an environment that encourages experimentation
  • Meet fellow artists and potential future collaborators
  • Engage and work directly with partner companies and their artists

The CAAP Artist Lab SA is presented in partnership with leading SA companies ActNow Theatre, Brink Productions, Nexus Arts, State Theatre Company of SA and Vitalstatistix, plus the Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts at Flinders University and the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival. It is supported by the South Australian Government through Arts SA.

Find out more and submit your Expression of Interest
Applications are now closed

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CAAP Artist Lab


The inaugural CAAP Artist Lab took place in November at Western Sydney University, hosted by ACIAC (Australia China Institute for Arts and Culture).  It was a jam-packed program of seminars, skills sharing, deep discussion and experimentation.  Led by Darren Yap and co-ordinated by Kenneth Moraleda and Courtney Stewart, assisted by Natasha Pontoh-Supit, the Lab included sessions from our partner organisations Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin, ACIAC and guest artists.

In months and years to come, our guess is that this Lab will be seen as a watershed moment for Asian Australian performance.

CAAP Artist Lab Participants

We are thrilled to announce the 15 artists participating in the inaugural CAAP Artist Lab - an exciting new initiative developed in partnership with Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company and the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture.

Lena Cruz, Happy Feraren, Ryuichi Fujimura, Aileen Huynh, Justice Jones Massaad, Andrew (undi) Lee, Melissa Lee Speyer, Michelle Lim Davidson, Nicole Pingon, Jennifer Rani, Monica Sayers, Khym Scott, Jordan Shea, Michael Toisuta, and Jennifer Wong will gather over five weeks from late Oct-November 2020 to learn, experiment, devise and develop new performance ideas and processes in a program that is tailored to the creative aspirations of the participants. The CAAP Artist Lab will be facilitated by director Darren Yap.

This initiative adds to CAAP’s suite of skills and sector development programs such as the CAAP Directors Initiative and the LOTUS Playwriting Project.