JOURNEY TO THE EAST celebrates cutting-edge Asian contemporary arts and eastern performance cultures – and centres the phenomenal work of ethnically-diverse artists and activists.

Help us make a sustainable return of presenting live arts festivals for public audiences after the devastating impact of COVID-19 on our events industry.

A new performance art Symposium-weekend festival to be staged in August 2021 at the CCA Glasgow organised by Artistic Director Jian Yi and rep'd by Storytelling PR (storytellingpr) – needs your generosity and support in helping to sustain the significant mounting costs of starting up this new performance series built upon engendering social solidarity and new connection in artistic and multicultural/QTPOC communities.

The Symposium weekend proposes an expanded view of Eastern performance practices as the exploration of the unconscious mind, and includes a programme of live performances, music and film screenings, workshops and artist talks. Funds being sought will be used to cover ongoing running costs that have been protracted and made incredibly hard to sustain at present in the COVID-19 situation, specifically in the preparation and upcoming lead-up to the delivery of the festival events that are not nearly covered by our current reach of funds.

Please help share this fundraiser to help us reach our target! All funds received will go to the running costs and successful final delivery of the local festival, which will then also be shared online in professional media and video documentation for viewers everywhere to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming live audiences back to theatres with a diverse range of participatory performances and stunning premieres we will be able to organise with your much appreciated support – including some real diamond-gems of contemporary performance and vanguard international artists never before seen in Scotland or the UK!

We are very grateful for all donations possible and give thanks to all of our donors – for supporting grassroots arts culture and fighting the tide of rising xenophobia – overcoming prejudice through bringing us together as a society to enjoy live performance again, and promoting cultural equity/diversity and sustainability for independent artist-led community events.

Jian Yi performance sample with Sky Su 

The Venue –
CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow’s hub for the arts – hosting a year-round programme of exhibitions, events, films, music, literature, workshops, festivals and performances. The broad and experimental programme brings a diverse audience to the venue, with 306,482 admissions in 2019-20. We have won several awards including: The Arts & Culture Award, The Herald Inspiring City Awards, Unique Venue of the Year, the Scottish Event Awards Best Cultural Venue, and Glasgow's Best Performing Arts Venue at the Sunday Herald Culture Awards. CCA is supported by Creative Scotland and Glasgow Community Planning Partnership. The CCA Building is a wheelchair accessible venue.

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For more information or further queries on this creative project, please contact Jian Yi –



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