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HKAAA E-newsletter (18.09.2014) - Producer-oriented Operation Model in Theatre – Strategy and Experience of Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre / Let’s Explore!: FAME 2014 Journal - Yuko / Recruit 求職進修展
 
 
Producer-oriented Operation Model in Theatre – Strategy and Experience of Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
About the Seminar
 
What exactly makes a competent producer? Does having a producer mean running a business model?
 
Miss Jackie Zhang from Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre recently made a few remarks on her opinion about the roles of a producer at the China Culture and Entertainment Industry Summit in Beijing. Miss Zhang illustrated the procedures in tackling the difficulty of arts organization management in a four key points. First, issues concerning copyright purchase and management ought to be addressed, with the producer’s property rights clearly defined. Second, a thorough mechanism of projects declaration, vetting, execution, summarizing and distribution needs to be established in order to have master control over the proportion of capital investment in collaboration projects and annual profit and non-profit making project scale. Third, the producer should help guide the creative minds of the theatre to adjust their mindset and be prepared for drawbacks and hardships in the beginning. The producer also has to provide sufficient training for young directors and actors, dedicate to cultivate a long-term relationship of cooperation with the directors and playwrights and above all, always remember to learn and grow from mistakes. Miss Zhang further pointed out that producers should break out of static production patterns and be up with the times in employing development strategies by making good use of the many new social media resources.
 
Ever since its company reform in 2009, the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre has adapted the producer-oriented operation model. Currently, the Center's management funds has a high self-sustaining rate of over 60%, and is a pioneer among fellow performing art groups as innovative and mature model.
 
The global art environment is rapidly changing. Topping up are various cultural projects locally – the implementation of various infrastructure of the West Kowloon Cultural District, renovation and launching of numerous old and new Leisure and Cultural Services Department venues, as well as heritage architectural projects such as the Central Police Station Revitalization Project. Now is especially relevant to explore on innovative and proactive ways in operating the theatre.
 
The Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association is pleased to have invited Miss Jackie Zhang, Vice Manager and Director of Actors Department, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, to share her valuable experience on how the Centre operates with producers as the central point in planning and promoting theatrical productions.
 
Through this seminar, local performing arts operators can interact and take reference from mainland productions on the experiences and strategic planning in producing self-financing creations, facilitating discussion in the possible long term development of Hong Kong theatre and evaluating the positioning and responsibilities of the producer.  Besides, Jackie will address the challenges of being an effective producer with case studies.
 
To enrich the session, we have also invited Mr Louis Yu, Executive Director of Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, as respondent. HKAAA's General Manager, Miss Winona Chan, will moderate the session. 
 
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台灣月「傳統與創新」工作坊 :你不知道的傳統創新關鍵—兩個台灣表演團體的創新經驗 (Chinese Only)
活動簡介
 
合辦單位:光華新聞文化中心、香港藝術行政人員協會 (HKAAA)
 
傳統如何面對當代? 如何創新又不失原味? 在當代社會的十字路口上,如何讓傳統脫離窠舀找到新生命,而又不失傳統藝術的傳承本質?
 
傳統藝術是歷史與文化結晶,如何保留傳統精粹同時尋找創新經營和行銷策略是每一個傳統藝術團隊必須思考的議題。本活動邀請兩個台灣傳統藝術的創新案例國光劇團團長鍾寶善先生及台北市立國樂團團長鍾耀光先生,分享團隊在製作策劃、市場推廣、觀眾培育等方面的創新思維與經驗,揭開傳統創新成功之道的神秘面紗!
 
我們成功邀得國光劇團團長鍾寶善先生及臺北市立國樂團團長及指揮鍾耀光先生於本次工作坊擔任講者,跟本地同業分享如何把創新、現代的意念套用在藝團身上,使傳統表演藝術得以承傳。我們亦很榮幸邀得粵劇戲台創辦人李奇峰先生和香港教育學院兼任教授鄭新文教授擔任回應人。
 
講者及回應人將會引用台灣及香港的實例,簡述於跨界與創新概念之策畫原則和優勢,並分享實際執行的活動設計、推廣、資源分配與未來規畫。當日更設有「與鍾團長們午餐約會」環節,參加者可與講者、回應人、以及其他參加者共進午饍,彼此交流和建立港台兩地人際網絡。
 
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Breaking Boundaries in Arts – Inspiration from the Unlimited Festival in the UK
 
The British Council and the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association co-present the sharing session “Breaking Boundaries in Arts – Inspiration from the Unlimited Festival in the UK”.
 
Unlimited began as an innovative programme embedded in the UK’s Cultural Olympiad in 2012, returning to the Southbank of London from the 2nd to 7th September of this year. The Festival marked the most anticipated week of the month which celebrated the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists. From intimate one-on-one settings to indoor and outdoor performances that engaged mass audiences, the disabled artists shared their journeys through theatre, dance, music, literate, films and visual arts beyond imagination!
 
The British Council has invited Ms Ida Lam, Chairperson of the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong and Ms Grace Cheng, Director of Art in Hospital to the Festival this year. During this event, they will talk about their unique and enriching experiences from taking part in the Festival, as well as the opportunities for developing inclusive arts in Hong Kong.
 
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Let's Explore!
 
FAME 2014 Journal - Yuko
Yuko Cheung  @ English Touring Theatre 
 
9 September 2014

Free open air theatre performance amidst commercial complex under More London Free Festival
 
I started the placement in the English Touring Theatre (ETT) in mid-August 2014. My main duties include supporting the company’s forthcoming tour productions and its 21st anniversary celebration events.
 
The coming autumn production will be Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. For the past few weeks, I participated in the rehearsal and production meetings and met the actors, creation and production team members. I got a glimpse on how ETT works with different venues to bring the plays to different parts of the U.K. I will also visit the first touring venue Sheffield Theatres very soon.
 
London is well known for its vibrancy and diversity in arts and culture. However, some other cities in U.K. face the problem of lack of theatre audiences. The ETT has initiated the National Touring Group (NTG), which is a consortium of major eight regional theatres and a producer, working together to produce and tour ambitious high quality, large scale drama to audiences across England, particularly to some geographic areas of low cultural participation. This visionary project not only aims at audience building in different cities, but also strengthening different venues with peer schemes  promoting mutual sharing of knowledge in arts promotion.  I am glad to join my colleagues to visit different venues in the Midlands to discuss the audience building and marketing strategies in which I did benefit a lot.
 
Besides supporting theatre productions, I also have the opportunity to engage in meetings with people from various organisations and know more the works of arts promotion in different aspects (E.G. Providing access performances for disabled audiences and new technologies involved).  I will also work with my colleagues for participating in events hosted by other arts organisations in London. For instance, we are preparing for participation in TheatreCraft, which is an annual one day fair for young people aged 16 to 25 from all over the country to understand more about non-performing roles in theatre production.
 
During my stay in U.K., I also attended numerous arts and cultural events such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I am particularly impressed by the Unlimited Festival recently held at Southbank Centre, which is a six-day festival featuring works by disabled artists. The performances are all very impressive and the organiser has provided very support to disabled audiences who can truly enjoy the performances. Besides west end, there are lots of small theatres staging exciting works which I am going to explore in coming weeks. 
 

Street performers are everywhere on the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
 

Meeting Cantonese opera performers on Royal Mile!  They staged a performance introducing the characteristics of Cantonese opera during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
 
Featured Event
 
Recruit 求職進修展 (Chinese Only)

 
活動:Recruit 求職進修展
主辦機構:Recruit
 
本會總經理陳慧明小姐將於「Recruit求職進修展」舉行講座,介紹藝術行政的工作性質、本地藝文發展機會及前景。歡迎有興趣了解藝術行政人士及公眾參與。
 
講座:藝術行政的發展及機遇
講者:香港藝術行政人員協會總經理陳慧明小姐
地點:奧海城2期地下主題中庭
日期:2014年9月24日
時間:下午1:00 - 下午1:40
費用:全免
 
有關活動詳情,請瀏覽主辦機構網頁:http://www.recruit.com.hk/activity/JobFair_Sep2014_pre.aspx?adid=mpg
 
Opportunities
 
Arts Job Vacancies
 
Arts Funding:
 
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Grants News - Grants available for application:
  1. "2013/14 Xiqu Internship Scheme" (Chinese Only)
  2. Multicultural Arts Education Programme
  3. HKADC UAL Scholarships 2015
  4. Sage Gateshead Internship 2015
  5. Mori Art Museum Internship 2015
  6. Rehearsal Venue Subsidy
 
Asian Cultural Council - Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Programme
 
 
 
15% off discount on Visible Record “Chinese Documentary Festival 2014”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Date: 22 Aug 2014 to 4 Oct 2014
Original Ticket Price**: $70
 
**15% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. (The discount is only available for purchase at Urbtix Ticketing Outlets.)
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2540 7859
Discount on Centre for Community Cultural Development co-organized “Butoh in the Kowloon Walled City: Two Workshops” & “The Second Tower of Babel: Butoh in the Kowloon Walled City”!
Introduction of the workshops
Introduction of the performance
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Film Culture Centre (To Kwa Wan) / Y-Space (Kwai Chung)
Date & Time of Workshop 1: 13-14 September 2014 (Sat-Sun), 7:00pm-10:00pm
Date & Time of Workshop 2: 5-7 September 2014 (Fri-Sun), 2:00pm-9:00pm
Date & Time of performance: 18-21 September 2014 (Thur-Sun), 8:00pm / 20 September 2014(Sat), 3:00pm / 21 September 2014 (Sun), 4:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $500 (Workshop 1) / $1,500 (Workshop 2) / $150 (Performance)
 
** Discounted rate for HKAAA Members. Please register online for the workshops or the performance.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2891 8482 / 2891 8488
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Repertory Theatre "Way Up to the Sky"!
Introduction
Leaflet
 
Programme Details
Venue: HKRep Black Box
Date & Time:  13-14, 16-20 September 2014, 8:00pm / 14, 20-21 September 2014, 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $160 (Free Seating)
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. Applicable for purchases of standard price tickets at URBTIX outlets.

Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “38th Orchestral Season Opening Concert: Picturesque Music - A Song Dynasty Painting Reinvented .Seeking Dreams on West Lake”!
19/9 Introduction
20/9 Introduction
Handbill
Promotion Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 19 - 20 September 2014 (Fri-Sat) 8pm
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
 
10% off discount on Zuni Icosahedron x Dance Forum “Dream Illusion Bubble Shadow”!
Introduction
Promotion Video
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 19 - 20 Sept 2014 (Fri - Sat), 8:15pm / 21 Sept 2014 (Sun), 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $140, $190, $280, $420, $1,000(Charity Tickets)
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2566 9696
10% off discount on Theatre Noir Foundation “13”!
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Yuen Long Thatre
Date & Time of Cantonese Version: 20 - 21 Sept 2014 (Sat - Sun), 3:00pm / 20 Sept 2014 (Sat), 8:00pm
Date & Time of English Version: 27 Sept 2014 (Sat), 8:00pm / 28 Sept 2014 (Sun), 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $220, $180, $140
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2904 7118 (Ms Fiona Lo)
 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “A Legacy of Exotic Lyricism X - As the Winds Blow and Percussion Sound”!
Introduction
Leaflet

Programme Details
Venue: HKCO Recital Hall
Date & Time: 26 - 27 September 2014 (Friday, Saturday) 8:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $200
 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-3185 1600
20% off discount on City Contemporary Dance Company “In-between”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Date & Time: 26-27 Sept 2014 (Fri-Sat), 8pm / 27-28 Sept 2014 (Sat-Sun), 3pm
Original Ticket Price: $200, $140
 
**20% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office or fill in this form.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-2329 7803
 
10% off discount on Zuni Icosahedron “Contempt 2014”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 26 - 27 Sept 2014 (Fri - Sat), 8:15pm
Original Ticket Price**: $280
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2566 9696
10% off discount on Zuni Social Theatre “Find Ghost Do the CE”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 3 - 4, 9 - 11, 15 - 18 Oct 2014, 8:00pm / 4 - 5, 11 - 12, 18 - 19 Oct 2014, 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: (Friday to Sunday sessions) $180, $280 / (Wednesday and Thursday sessions) $162, $252
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2566 9696
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Maestro Peng Xiuwen - A Tribute”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 10 - 11 October 2014 (Friday, 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
15% off discount on Chung Ying Theatre Company "Spring Fever Hotel" (35th Anniversary Version)!
Introduction
Leaflet
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Date & Time:  17-18, 23-25/10/2014  8pm / 18-19, 25-26/10/2014  3pm
Original Ticket Price**: $280, $220, $180, $120
 
**15% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please bring along Coupon to enjoy 15% off discount on the regular price at Urbtix Ticketing Office. (Hard copy and e-copy are both accepted.) Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. 
 
Programme Enquiries:8106 8338
 
Year-round benefits for HKAAA members
  • Hong Kong Art School (HKAS)
    • An exclusive 10% discount for enrolment into short courses conducted by HKAS (Referring to courses that are categorized under the "Short Courses" section on HKAS website or as printed in the designated short course brochure, which is published on a half-yearly basis)
    • An exclusive 10% discount for enrolment into modules of the Professional Diploma in Fine Art (PDFA). (The PDFA modules are offered on a relatively flexibale basis, each module lasts for around 8 weeks; participants can enroll into individual modules without completing the programme. Currently, modules/ programmes accredited at Level 4 and Level 5 of the Qualifications Framework (QF) are being offered by the School).
 
  • The programme information above was provided by the relevant programme presenters who are responsible for the information’s content and accuracy. 
  • Programmes and artists are subject to change by hosting organsiations.
  • For details and enquiries of the programmes presented in this eDM, please contact the relevant organiser directly.
 
 
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