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HKAAA E-newsletter (19.11.2014) - 2nd Hong Kong Arts Administration Recruitment Day / Let’s Explore!: FAME 2014 Journal - Sky (Kraków Festival Office, Poland) and Yman (Malta Festival Poznań, Poland)
 
HKAAA Updates
 
2nd Hong Kong Arts Administration Recruitment Day

Following the huge success of our first Arts Administration Recruitment Day, the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association is launching its second large-scale arts administration recruitment day at Sheung Wan Civic Centre on 31 January 2015 (Sat).
 
The Recruitment Day will serve as a platform for the participating arts organizations and job seekers, offering an opportunity for on-location job application and interview. Prestigious arts administration managers are invited to share with us their views and experience as well as the future and opportunities in the profession on the Recruitment Day. 
 
The recruitment day is now open for application by interested arts organizations. 
 
Details of Recruitment Day:
Date: 31 January 2015 (Sat)
Time: Recruitment Day and Talks from 12pm to 6pm (
tbc)
Venue: Sheung Wan Civic Centre (6/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong)
Free admission! (Arts organizations are to pay a deposit of 300HKD.)
 
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Let's Explore!
 
FAME 2014 Journal - Sky (Kraków Festival Office, Poland)
Kraków Festival Office, Poland
 
    
ICE Kraków Congress Centre                   ICE Kraków Congress Centre                    
 
During my stay at Kraków Festival Office (KBF), I not only participated in some festivals presented by the Office, but also witnessed the opening of ICE Kraków Congress Centre—International Conferencing and Entertainment, which is a modern and multifunctional congress centre in Kraków.
 
An ICE Kraków department was set up in KBF for managing the project and the idea was selected from an international architectural competition. The winners are the Ingarden & Ewý Architects from Kraków and Arata Isozaki & Associates from Tokyo. ICE Kraków has laid its first cornerstone since 2010, with auditorium, theatre, chamber hall and conference hall with capacity from 400 to 2,000 seats. There is over 36,000m² of conference space, a spacious foyer adapted for activities such as organizing exhibitions, publicity events and locating promotional stands for sponsors.
 
ICE Kraków's inauguration celebration programmes lasted for four days, including four inauguration concerts titled Here and Now featuring the work by Zbigniew Preisner, one of the most outstanding composers in Poland. Kraków’s residents were also invited to visit the Congress Centre, visitors would enjoy a guide tour to the halls, dressing rooms, the control room and simultaneous translators’ booths. It is my great pleasure to witness the opening of ICE Kraków Congress Centre.
 
Apart from working for the festivals, I also grasp the great opportunities to visit cultural events in some European countries. As Poland is located in central Europe, it is highly accessible for me to travel to the UK, Czech and Slovakia.
 
    
Edinburgh Fringe Festival                         National Marionette Theatre
 
It is a precious experience to see all those events and performances organized in different scale, target audience or promotional strategies. I visited both the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, enjoyed performances with great varieties in terms of production scale, number of audience and promotional strategies. I remember that a show was performed in a small car with a maximum of 2 audiences while another performance was a 2,000-seat show in a theatre. The city was embraced in a festive atmosphere during the weeks and you could find performances happening from day to night. In Prague, performances by the Black Light Theatre and National Marionette Theatre are the most popular, featuring stories related to the long history of Czech. The Black Light Theatre delivers theatrical performances augmented by black light illusion, while The National Marionette Theatre devotes to puppetry performance for Mozart's Don Giovanni. The 200-seat theatre has been running since 1991 with shows every day. Over 5,000 performances were produced and the major audiences for both theaters are tourists. The Bratislava Music Festival in Slovakia is organized by the Slovak Philharmonic. The music festival has been held annually for almost 50 years. It is interesting that the initial purpose of the festival was to set up a platform for contemporary music but today it presents a wide scale of music and focuses on Slovak classical music in particular. There were over 25 concerts in three weeks, with prominent names on the list of performers including Israeli Philharmonics, London Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Czech Philharmonics, Budapest Festival Orchestra, etc.
 
   
Bratislava Music Festival                                               Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
 
 
FAME 2014 Journal - Yman (Malta Festival Poznań, Poland)
Malta Festival Poznań, Poland

October 2014

In the second month after I came to Poznań, two activities took place here including Nostalgia Festival Poznań 2014 held from 23 to 25 October and Atelier for Young Festival Managers from 20 to 27 October.
Nostalgia Festival Poznań used to be held in October each year when days become shorter and nights are bitterly cold, foggy and often with rain or drizzle. At this time of the year, it is more comfortable to stay indoor to enjoy lovely music programmes. Usually the musical performances in Poland are focused on Chopin. But in the festivals held in Poznań and Nostalgia, there are many other great musical expressions worthwhile to be familiar with and to know about. This year, Nostalgia festival presented two contrasting kinds of music, one from an American composer, Elliott Carter and the other from a composer from Armenia, Tigran Mansurian. The intercultural ideas were displayed through three chamber music concerts on strings, piano and orchestra; three meetings among the composers and performers and six movies shows in three days. 

   
Pic 1: Meeting with the composer and performers       Pic 2: Movie time
  
Pic 3: Concert in the church with Nostalgia festival colour
 
Atelier for Young Festival Managers was held in the same week with Nostalgia Festival. Programmes organized by the Festival Academy and European Festival Association (EFA), were intensively held within the week including various meetings and discussions. 41 young international festival managers from 23 countries including UK, Denmark, Finland, Australia, Canada, Turkey, South Africa, Singapore,  South Korea etc. met five experienced mentors in Poznań, namely, Hugo De Greef (Atelier coordinator and former EFA Secretary General), Robyn Archer (Artistic Director, The Light in Winter Melbourne), Mark Ball (Artistic Director, London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT)), Nele Hertling (Vice-Chair Academy of Arts Berlin), Michal Merczynaki (Director, Malta Festival Poznań and Nostalgia Festival Poznań) to share their rich experience, knowledge, ideas and visions. Moreover, the topics on creation of culture in Poznań were also touched. There were also other guest speakers from Polish culture sectors including the Managing Director from Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre and many others. 
  
Pic 4: Atelier circle during sharing                                Pic 5: Sharing during drinks and snacks time

Pic 6: Sharing by Mark Ball (Artistic Director, London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT))
 
The highlights of the Atelier programme were not only centered on the discussions and workshops but also the evening study visits in major cultural and art venues and institutions in Poznań. The visits were well arranged every evening whereby the participants could visit the directors and founders in various venues including Art Stations Foundation where there is a contemporary art exhibition installation, ABC Gallery, School of Form which is a design school and Concordia Design. The participants also had the chance to visit different cultural venues including theatres and galleries where they could share views with the directors.  
 
Indeed, this is really a precious opportunity for me to be an observer for the whole Atelier programme through which I could meet and learn from the mentors and festival managers. The  open sharing sessions included reflection, inspiration and re-discovery.  The topics for the discussions are mostly connected with programming, fund-raising, audience development, marketing, international collaboration, festival sustainability, community participation and so on. Certainly, these topics are crucial areas for everyone working in the art festivals or events to learn and equip. I believe that every participant would leave with new approaches and strategies. They also build up friendship during this week and will get support from each other in case of need in future. The Atelier week ended up with the Silent Disco which is a concept of listening to music in silence on wireless headphones. Everyone danced in relaxation and this is really a perfect completion of the whole week.
   
Pic 7: One of the participants with one of the               Pic 8: Atelier Silent Disco
installations in Art Stations Foundation
 
Lastly, I have the interest to put up two open questions from the Atelier discussions as below:

Q: What would my city gain from this festival?

Q: A festival should be unique to where it takes place and not be transferrable to another location, but how do we make this happen?
 
Featured Event
 
 
[Featured Event] K11 Art Foundation - INSIDE CHINA - L’Intérieur du Géant

K11 Art Foundation partners with Palais de Tokyo in a joint exhibition exploring Chinese art.
 
Exhibition Details
Organizers: K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and Palais de Tokyo
Artists: Renaud Jerez, Li Gang, Edwin Lo, NADAR, Aude Pariset, Wu Hao, Yu Ji, Zhao Yao
Curators: Jo-ey Tang and Wang Chunchen
Date: October 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Venue: PALAIS DE TOKYO, 13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75 116 Paris
Opening hours: From noon until midnight every day, except Tuesdays; Closed January 1st, May 1st and December, 25
 
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[Featured Event]The Hong Kong Institute of Education - Executive Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship programme 2015 Intake
 
 
EMA(AME) Programme Provides Learning Platform for Experienced Cultural Managers from the Region
Application for Admission to 2015 Intake is Now Open
 
The Executive Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship EMA(AME) programme now invites applications for admission to its 2015 cohort. The EMA programme is offered by The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) with International Partner  Goldsmiths, University of London. This two-year part-time EMA programme is specially designed for in-service arts/cultural managers from Hong Kong and the region who have minimum five years of management experience.
 
To suit busy arts/cultural managers, participants are only required to attend two intensive 10-day teaching periods in February and August each year. In between the teaching modules, blended learning will be conducted through e-learning platforms.
 
Extended Application deadline: 17 December 2014
 
Website:http://www.ied.edu.hk/ema
Brochure:http://issuu.com/ema_ame/docs/emabrochure_2/1
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/emaplushk
Video (With EMA participant Testimonials):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu9bjZ6GrFs
Enquiry:ema@ied.edu.hk / (852) 2948 7088 / (852) 2948 7139
 
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Highlight Event
 
 
Explore Study and Career Options in Art & Design
 
Event Details
 
Presenter: British Council
Participating organisation and universities: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Coventry University, University of the Arts London, University of Reading, The University of South Wales
 
Date: 21 November 2014
Time: 17:00 - 20:30
Venue: Regal Hong Kong Hotel, Basement 2, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay
Registration: Please register Now.
 
 
 
 
 
HKDI Gallery Presents: Japanese Poster Artists – Cherry Blossom and Asceticism

Date: 14 Oct 2014 – 30 Mar 2015 (Closed on Tuesdays, 21 & 28 Dec 2014 and 4 Jan 2015)
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Ground Floor of d-mart, HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
Address: 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O  (Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station, Exit A2)
 
Free Admission
 
Grand Inaugural
 
Date: 28 Nov 2014 (Friday)
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Design Boulevard, HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
 
Organiser, Co-organiser, Supporting Organisations and Media Partners
 
- Organiser: HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
- Co-organiser: Museum of Design Zurich
- Supporting Organisations: The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK: Connecting Space Hong Kong – Zurich, DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion, Nomura International (HK) Limited, Design Council Hong Kong, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
- Media Partners: Artmap, Art plus, AM730, MiLK, The Standard 
 
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HKDI Gallery Presents: Re Rag Rug – Contemporary rug design by Studio Brieditis & Evans: Sweden

Date: 24 Oct 2014 – 23 Mar 2015 (Closed on Tuesdays, 21 & 28 Dec 2014 and 4 Jan 2015)
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Mezzanine Floor of d-mart, HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
Address: 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O  (Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station, Exit A2)
 
Free Admission
 
Grand Inaugural
 
Date: 28 Nov 2014 (Friday)
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Design Boulevard, HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
 
Organiser, Co-organisers, Supporting Organisations and Media Partners
 
- Organiser: HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
- Co-organisers: Studio Brieditis & Evans, Swedish Institute
- Supporting Organisations: The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, Design Council Hong Kong, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
- Media Partners: Artmap, Art plus, AM730, MiLK, The Standard 
 
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Arts Job Vacancies
 
Arts Funding:
 
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Grants News - Grants available for application:
 
Rehearsal Venue Subsidy
 
Home Affairs Bureau - Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme
 
Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau - ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY PROGRAMME CITÉ INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS PARIS 2015
 
British Council - China-UK Connections through Culture
 
National Central University (Taiwan) - World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights - World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights
 
 
 
10% off discount on Zuni Icosahedron "Memorandum"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Date & Time: 21-22 November 2014 (Fri-Sat) 8:00pm / 23 November 2014 (Sun) 3:00pm

Original Ticket Price**: $180, $280
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2566 9696 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Repertory Theatre Reader’s Theatre “The Donkey” and “The Name”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall 8/F Recital Hall
Date & Time: 22 November, 6 December 2014, 2:45pm
Original Ticket Price**: $30 (Free Seating)
Presented in Cantonese

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
 
 
10% off discount on Utopia Cantonese Opera Workshop “His Butterflies”!
Introduction
Handbill

Programme Details
Venue: Ko Shan Theatre New Wing, Auditorium
Date & Time: 28 & 29 November 2014 (Fri-Sat) 7:30pm
Original Ticket Price**: $248, $208, $168, $128

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.

Programme Enquiries:852-3761 6661

 
10% off discount on Zuni Icosahedron "Red Rose, White Rose"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 28-29 November 2014 (Fri-Sat) 8:15pm / 4-5 December 2014 (Thu-Fri) 8:15pm / 6 December 2014 (Sat) 3:00pm

Original Ticket Price**:  $140, $190, $280, $420 / $126, $171, $252, $378 (Thu session)
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-2566 9696
 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Encore II”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Date & Time: 29 November 2014 (Saturday) 8:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $100, $150, $250, $300

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.

Programme Enquiries:852-3185 1600

 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Repertory Theatre “The Sound of Evolution”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: HKRep Black Box
Date & Time: 29 November, 2-6, 9-12 December 2014, 8:00pm
30 November, 6-7 December 2014, 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $160 (Free Seating)

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Bach Choir & Orchestra "The Requiems"!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotion Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Date & Time: 2 December 2014 (Tue) 8:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $480, $360, $240, HK$160, HK$80

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-5301 1094    
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “String Stories II”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Date & Time: 5 December 2014 (Friday) 8:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $180, $250

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.

Programme Enquiries:852-3185 1600

 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Dance Company "Storm Clouds"!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotional Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 12-14 December 2014 (Fri-Sun) 7:45pm / 13-14 December 2014 (Sat-Sun) 3pm
Original Ticket Price: Evening $360, $280, $220, $180 / Matinee $330, $250, $200, $160 

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-3103 1806
10% off discount on City Contemporary Dance Company “Amidst the Wind”!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotional Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Kwai Tsing Theatre, Auditorium
Date & Time: 
13/12/2014 (Sat) 8pm
Original Ticket Price**: HK$250, $180 & $140
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.

Programme Enquiries:852-2329 7803

 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Repertory Theatre “Footprints in the Snow”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Ko Shan Theatre New Wing
Date & Time: 18-21 December 2014, 8:00pm
20-21 December 2014, 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $160 - $360

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
10% off discount on MQ Musical Theatre "The Bluebird of Happiness"!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotion Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Drama Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Date & Time: 19-20 Dec 2014 (Fri-Sat) 7:30pm / 21 Dec 2014 (Sun) 11:00am & 7:30pm

Original Ticket Price**: $580, $480, $380, $280

**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at HK Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-3407 4208

 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Tante•Uneasy and Beyond”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 20 December 2014 (Saturday) 8:00pm and 21 December 2014 (Sunday) 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $100, $150, $250, $380

 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.

Programme Enquiries:852-3185 1600

 
 
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Tel: 852 - 2877 7268
Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk
Website: http://www.hkaaa.org.hk