Nov-Dec After several meetings, the four founding members made the decision to establish Emergency Stairs
29 Dec Emergency Stairs applied to National Arts Council Seed Grant Scheme
1 Feb First logo design finalised; designed by Huang Suhuai
10-12 Feb Esplanade commissioned Emergency Stairs’ first production, Offending the Audience in Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts 2017
1 April Emergency Stairs received the National Arts Council Seed Grant from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020
20 June Emergency Stairs Ltd incorporated as a company limited by guarantee
1 July Emergency Shelter assembled- year one
9 Sep-9 Dec Emergency Stairs embarked on its first international exchange programme, One Table Two Chairs International
12-24 Dec Emergency Stairs presented the inaugural Southernmost Project in the Arts House
1-4 Mar Esplanade commissioned Emergency Stairs’ production, Einstein in the Carpark in Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts 2018
1 May Emergency Stairs moved into its first space, STAIRCASE located at Soon Wing Industrial Building, #06-14
30 May- 3 June Emergency Shelter’s first production, OFFSTAGE presented in STAIRCASE
16 July Emergency Shelter assembled- year two
29 Aug- 29 Oct Emergency Stairs embarked on its second international exchange programme, One Table Two Chairs International
2-11 Nov Emergency Stairs presented the second Southernmost Project (Journey to Nowhere) in Centre42
29 Dec Liu Xiaoyi submitted his proposal for the Young Artist Award Grant for an experimental art project that traverses both the arts and technology, “No More Theatre” series.
19- 23 Feb Esplanade commissioned Emergency Stairs’ production, Four Four Eight in Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts 2019
22 Apr- 8 Jun Emergency Shelter opened the creative processes behind OFFSTAGE 2.0 to audiences in STAIRCASE
8 July 2019 Emergency Shelter assembled- year three
12 Jun- 25 Nov Emergency Stairs consolidated its international exchange programme, One Table Many Chairs Project, supported by the NAC Capability Development Partnership
5-10 Nov 2019
Emergency Stairs, together with Zuni Icosahedron (Hong Kong) presented the third Southernmost Project (Journey to a Dream) in Centre42
25 Mar Emergency Stairs moved out from STAIRCASE to Xiaoyi’s residence after the three year lease ended.
31 Mar Emergency Stairs left the National Arts Council Seed Grant Scheme
3 May Emergency Academy batch one (2020-2022) started.
6 Jul – 24 Aug Trialogue- a three city, three artists online dialogue series started during the COVID19 pandemic. The conversations taking on a free-flowing and sharing of ideas format was initiated by Xiaoyi in a bid to build new friendships and to deepen dialogues about art-making in the contemporary mores.
Artists- River Lin, Taipei/ Paris, Wang Chong, Beijing and Liu Xiaoyi, Singapore
17 Nov Emergency Stairs updated its logo designed by Feral
20 Nov Emergency Stairs produced “Southernmost- Crossing Boundaries”, a video project capturing the first three instalments of its intercultural festival, the Southernmost Project
23 Nov Emergency Stairs produced “The Postdramatic Series- Pushing Boundaries”, a video project capturing the three Huayi commissions
29- 30 Jan Emergency Shelter will present OFFSTAGE 3.0 under the M1 Fringe in venue as well as online (in response to COVID-19 social distancing rules)