The grand opening of the 3rd edition of the Polish Circles of Art in China will take place on October 25th in Beijing. For over two months, Polish film screenings, video game industry presentations, exhibitions, concerts, as well as lectures and workshops from various art fields will take place in the largest Chinese cities.
Grzegorz Niemczuk began his tournee around the country with an enthusiastically received concert at Xiamen University. – The hall was filled to the last seat... Read More
Communication University of China (Beijing)
The Communication University of China (CUC) in Beijing (1 Dingfuzhuang E St, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi) is one of the China’s 116 universities of Project 211, directly administered by the Ministry of Education and one of the top public universities in China. The motto of the CUC is “integrity, professionalism, erudition and competence”. Its national key disciplines are journalism and radio & television arts. As the prime academic research center in information communication, the CUC focuses on the research of what to communicate and how to do it with a creative and high-tech way . The CUC has established cooperative relations with more than 200 colleges, science and research institutes and media organizations in over 50 nations. CUC offers 30 foreign languages courses and it is the only university in China which offers degree courses of Bengali, Tamil, Pushtu and Esperanto. CUC is known for training newscasters and television and radio announcers, some of its notable alumni include news presenters and TV hosts from China’s CCTV.
Hunan First Normal University (HNFNU) was founded in 1903 with the name of Hunan Faculty of Education, which was among the only five normal academies in China. In 2008 it was upgraded to the status of a four-year undergraduate-level normal university with the current name. Basically offering bachelor’s degree programs in normal education, HNFNU combines pre-service cultivation and post training. Majors covering primary school courses are included in the system and therefore HNFNU is the only normal university which aims at developing top quality primary teachers. HNFNU covers an area of 90 ha, among which 420,000㎡ is the building area. The university owns modern teaching and research equipment and the library which collects more than 1,5 million paper books. The number of faculty and staff is 932. Adress: 1015 Fenglin 3rd Rd, Yuelu Qu, Changsha ”
A33 Theater is a fairly new place on Beijing cultural map. With the capacity of 330 viewers it is located in Xinhua 1949 Park. Adress: Xizhimen, 20, Xinhua 1949, 4 Chegongzhuang Dajie, Xicheng District”
Xiamen University (XMU), colloquially known as Xia Da (厦大), is a public university located at No. 422 Siming South Road in Xiamen (Fujian province), with strengths in economics and management, fine arts, law, chemistry, journalism, communication, and mathematics. Xia Da, established in 1921, was the first university in China founded by a member of the overseas Chinese diaspora – Tan Kah Kee. It is now a top-ranked university directly administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education and recognized as a Class A institution in the Double First Class University Plan, a government initiative to cultivate a group of elite Chinese universities into “world-class” institutions. With a four huge campuses, graduate school, 6 academic divisions consisting of 28 schools and colleges, and 14 research institutes, XMU boasts a total enrollment of nearly 40,000 full-time students (including 1,500 international students). As of September 2017, the university’s entering class is over 10,000 first-year students.”
The China Film Archive is a treasure-house of Chinese Film history. It offers both screenings and a reference library of films, at a price. China Film Archive (CFA), founded in 1958, has a history of over 50 years. Since its founding, CFA has been collecting film art archive materials. Collected archives are divided into two catalogues, one including film materials and the other written materials (such as scenarios, scripts, film synopses etc.), stills and film posters. The most precious materials in CFA’s collection are documentaries of important historical events, as well as historical photographs of the early times of the People’s Republic of China. CFA also preserves copies of many important films produced in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Screenings of Polish films will be held there.
Hunan Normal University, founded in 1938, is a higher education institution in Changsha (Yuelu Qu, Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng). The University is a national 211 Project university, one of the country’s 100 key universities in the 21st century that enjoy priority in obtaining national funds. Consisting of five campuses, Hunan Normal University covers a total area of 1.78 km2, with one million square meters of floor space. The university is divided into 23 colleges, 3 teaching departments, 51 research institutions. The university offers 74 undergraduate programs, 147 master programs, and 55 Ph.D. programs. There are 10 postdoctoral scientific research stations, 13 State Training and Research Bases or Centers and 7 key laboratories. There are 1091 professors and associate professors at the University. The library of the University has a collection of 3.4 million volumes, including 200,000 volumes of traditional thread binding books, and subscribes 4,700 kinds of Chinese and foreign periodicals. There are 12 academic periodicals published and distributed by the university. The university has its own publishing house called Hunan Normal University Press.
Omni Space (B-103, North Square, Tianqiao Art Center, Xicheng District) Omni Space (B-103, North Square, Tianqiao Art Center, Xicheng District) is one of the biggest clubs with live music in central part of Beijing. Surface area of 560m2 and two floors can accommodate the maximum audience of 800 people. Professional sound and light systems designed by best specialists enables the bands to perform the best of their ability.
Changsha Concert Hall, opened to the public on 28th December 2015 , was designed to be one of the finest music halls in South and Central China. Covering an area of 27,600 square meters, the building complex features a spectacular 1,500-seat canyon-terrace shaped auditorium, a 500-seat medium-sized hall for meetings, solo concerts and small-scale music and dance shows, as well as a 320-seat small hall for private events.”
Yunnan Arts University (YAU), which was founded in 1959, is a comprehensive art university with distinctive characteristics in Southwest China that makes it one of the eight most famous and representative arts universities in China. It is authorised by the Academic Degree Committee of the State Department to confer Master Degrees. Located in the University Town, Chenggong District of Kunming, YAU takes up an area of approximately 53 thousand square meters, and can run a school size of 12,800 students, and there are about 12000 students and 694 faculty members now. Since establishment, a great number of prominent artists gather at YAU and have cultivated countless arts students for our society, including arts talents from unique local ethnic minorities. It is commonly accepted that YAU has been devoting efforts of influence and importance to the diversity and prosperity of arts and cultures industry of Yunnan Province, and has been contributing significantly to the construction and development of National Culture Province. Adress: 昆明市呈贡区雨花路1577号 ”
Hunan University of Arts and Science (HUAS) is a multi-disciplinary full-time undergraduate university and it’s history dates back to the founding of Changde Normal College in 1958. HUAS is located in Changde, a historic and cultural city northwest of Hunan Province, which is in the list of China’s First Charming Cities. University occupies an area of more than 90 hec and has a building area of 478 thousand square meters. Its library houses 1.543 million volumes of paper books and 200 thousand digital books. HUAS is made up of 20 colleges and 1 independent college, offering 57 undergraduate programs covering 10 disciplines like literature, science, engineering, agriculture, history, law, economics, management, education and art. Hunan University of Arts and Science has more than 23000 full-time undergraduate students. University has a strong international profile.”
The Circles of Art Foundation was founded in 2010 as a means to create a space where art meets science. The permeating “circles of art” enable expressing various achievements in the arts, connecting music, theatre, film, visual arts and new media, as well as other interdisciplinary works. In the years 2010-2016, we organized 7 editions of the Festival of European Art Academies and Art “Circles of Art”, alongside which were 7 editions of the film festival “Wakacyjne Kadry” (Summer Frames) in Circles of Art. The festival hosted masters and students from 36 faculties of arts, artists from 19 countries of the world.
These circles continue to expand to different places in Poland and abroad, this time to China.