Jih Wen Yeh trading as Executive Producer of Step Out Arts productions. She has more than 15 years of managing and producing East Asian culture and contemporary performing arts national and internationally.
It was since 2012 the Escalator Dance producers training scheme, Jih – Wen started to branched out her independent dance producer career. She started to work with artists other then British East Asian artists which it has always been in back of her mind that she would like to integrating into the art sector as a whole and support the BAME artists at the same time.
Jih – Wen has undertake a variety of projects including supporting artists making work, broking international partnership and consultancy.
For individual artists –
Working with artists from first discussion of the project idea through building a funding application and on to produce the work and set up a tour. Artists including; Annie Lok, Dam Van Huynh, Julia Chen, Khamlane Halsackda, Quang Kier Van, Robin Dingemans and Nick Bryson, Rebecca Evans, Rhiannon Faith and Yu Yu Rau.
Curating programme –
She has been working closely with Museums such as National Maritime museum, Museum of London, British Museum and Music in Detention for curating and managing programme for the past years.
For international Projects –
She brokered the relationship for ArtsCross 2011 – 2013 and Step Out Arts worked as a UK partner to Research centre, Middlesex University to support and realise the 3 year international project in Taiwan(2011), China(2012) and UK (2013).
Taiwan Season Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 and 2016. Two consecutive year of successful funding bids which she worked with an international production partner in Taiwan to submit the application to Ministry of Culture, Taiwan. R.O.C. Jih-Wen’s role of responsibility is to implement strategy on selecting programme, marketing and promoting the productions.