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Ms Lynn FC YAU, Chief Executive Officer (Planning & Arts Learning), The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection

Lynn heads The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC), a Learning Theatre under the LCSD's Venue Partnership Scheme. In addition to strategic planning and fund-raising, she is particularly passionate about arts learning and has curated numerous learning projects over the years from primary to postgraduate level and for the public. The Bravo! Hong Kong Youth Theatre Awards 2013-14 was a recent recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Arts Education Award. Sm-ART Youth, a multi-disciplinary inter-generational programme is a Star Project at UNESCO’S Arts in Education Observatory (Hong Kong).

 

Over the past two decades, Lynn has been involved in the arts community in various advisory capacities as well as being an occasional guest artist with local performing companies in theatre and music. She was on the Council of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2011-13. She is the Hong Kong Scholar to the UK Clore Leadership Programme 2010-11 supported by the Home Affairs Department.

 

A keen researcher and speaker on the arts and education, she presented a paper, From Inception to Insight -- A Learning Theatre™ at Work, at the World Alliance for Arts Education Global Summit 2014 in Brisbane and Art, Artists and Cultural Learning Contexts: International Perspectives at the Worlds Together arts education conference in London in 2012. She is currently co-authoring a chapter on drama education with  Prof  Robin  Pascoe,  Murdoch  University,  for  The  Palgrave  Handbook  of  Global  Arts Education to be published in 2016. Biennially, she teaches the Arts Engagement & Education module at the Hong Kong Institute of Education’s Executive Master of Arts in Arts Management and Cultural Entrepreneurship.

 

Other Speakers of "2015 Cultural Leadership Summit - Raising for our Future: Arts Funding and Philanthropy in Hong Kong"