Appan is a worldwide network for promotion and co-operation in the performing arts development. This network increases public awareness of the cultural spiritual identity of performing arts in the Asia Pacific Region to a worldwide audience.
The rich diversity of performing arts in the Asia-Pacific Region is deeply embedded in their traditional culture, though the artistic expression of dance, music and theatre arts. Such precious artistic values are a unique testimony to a rich intangible heritage, which must be preserved and promoted. For these reasons it is necessary to develop and provide a platform for the enhancement of research, exchange, education, and networking for the performing arts and artists. Furthermore, it is necessary to promote the status of Artists in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Network (APPAN) was established in 1999 by the Korean National Commission for Unesco and the Regional office for Asia and the Pacific of Unesco.
APPAN is sponsored under the patronage of UNESCO and the members of APPAN-Korea.
The focal point of the Network is in Seoul, Korea for development and International relations.
Promotion of Asia-Pacific performing arts as an intangible cultural property and recognition of performing artists as national and international "Living Treasures".
Linking performing artists, companies, organizations, institutions and networks in the Asia-Pacific Region, identities, mass media, communication technologies and cultural co-operation in the field of performing Arts.
Development of a documentation center of performing arts and development data bank with the task of making information on performing arts development, policies and life accessible to all members of the Network. This Data Bank enables APPAN to become a true Asia Performing Arts Network -an efficient network of intercultural communication.
APPPAN's activities involve...
Consists of Individual members: artists, companies, of performing arts.
Consists of institutional Associate members: Art Supporters are requested to share information about their institutions and countries; are invited to participate in conferences and events organized by APPAN
- Annual Membership Dues: