CAN welcomes choreographer and theatre-maker Si Rawlinson, multidisciplinary designer and artist Ling Tan, writer, performer and filmmaker Daniel York Loh who are joining CAN Artistic Director An-Ting Chang to radically restructure the organisation, placing artists at its very centre.
As part of the creative leadership team, the Associate Artistic Directors will help develop the organisation’s artistic strategy, lead and deliver on productions, build industry partnerships and curate and commission projects for the artistic programme, including the biennial CAN Festival.
An-Ting Chang says: “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. The contracts with the new Associate Artistic Directors – permanent but part-time with flexible hours – are CAN’s response to the current system. They are designed to enable artists to keep freelancing whilst having a solid voice and making a contribution to the organisation. We had many amazing applications. I’m glad that we are going to work with the three phenomenal artists we’ve chosen. Together we will lead productions and design commissions and artist development programmes which will involve even more artists.”
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Ling Tan, Daniel York Loh, An-Ting Chang, Si Rawlinson at NDT Broadgate