Arts Festivals Summit 2019


Lin Hongming: Professor and Dean of the Art Management Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music

12 September 2017

Around 40 young festival directors from all over the world are about to take part in the Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers in Shanghai. For them, it is the opportunity to exchange with experienced presenters. One of them is Lin Hongming, professor and dean of the Art Management Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and Guest Professor of the Central Academy of Drama in China.

Apart from Mr. Lin’s role of being professor and the dean of the Art Management Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, he is also Guest Professor of the Central Academy of Drama in China, the professional judge of Wenhua Award conferred by the Ministry of Culture of China as well as the Associate Board of Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP).

Having worked in the field of arts for more than 30 years, Mr. Lin has been the Director of Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Communist Party Committee (CPC) Office, the General Manager and CPC Secretary of Shanghai Peking Opera Theatre, the CPC Secretary and Executive Vice Dean of Shanghai Opera House and the very first General Manager of Shanghai Oriental Art Centre.

Mr. Lin has profound experience in directing original Chinese Operas and has been rewarded with numerous prizes, represented by first prize of the 10th Wenhua Awards. Shanghai also won the first great prize in China Arts Festival under Mr. Lin’s lead. Apart from those prizes, Mr. Lin has also played multiple roles such as the General Director, the Executive Producer and the General Coordinator in more than 10 original operas, classical operas and dance pieces and has successfully increased the revenue of Shanghai Opera House to top 2 national wide.

Moreover, his plan of a ‘performance season’ throughout the year for the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre is the first attempt of its kind among Asian theatres, bringing the art centre onto the world top stage and breaking records in managing China’s theatre with legendary box office return of 7 million RMB by only 2 shows. In 2016, Shanghai Oriental Art Centre was elected as one of the top ten cultural companies in Shanghai due to its outstanding revenue, the number of shows and the size of audience. Mr. Lin was also selected as the “Top 10 Theatre Manager” by international media in 2016.

Renowned mentors from all over the world will guide the participants throughout the seven days of the Atelier Shanghai 2017 under the coordination of Hugo de Greef (Atelier Coordinator, former EFA Secretary General, Director European Capital of Culture Bruges 2002, Co-founder Kaaitheater Brussels – Belgium), Robin Archer, (Artistic Director The Light in Winter Melbourne – Australia), Mark Ball, (Associate Artistic Director of Manchester International Festival, UK), Bernard Faivre d’Arcier, (President Lyon Biennal -  France), Nele Hertling, (Member Strategy Group “A Soul for Europe”, Former Vice-President of the Academy of Arts Berlin, Former Director Hebbel-Theater Berlin – Germany), Nick Rongjun YU (chief director of ACT Shanghai International Theatre Festival, director of Shanghai International Comedy Festival - China), Ismail Mahomed (Chief Executive Officer of the Market Theatre Foundation – South Africa), Catherine Wang (President of the Centre for China Shanghai International Arts Festival – China), Ophelia Huang (Head of International Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre – China), Lin Hongming (Professor and Dean of the Art Management Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music – China).


More information about the Atelier Shanghai 2017 can be found on the Atelier website.

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