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HKAAA E-newsletter (14.11.2014) - 2nd Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association Recruitment Day / GM’s Good Reads: “The Making of Cloud Gate”
 
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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Exclusive Workshop for HKAAA members: Art Express – A Cappella Workshop

Presented by Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre, Art Express – A Cappella Workshop will be held for HKAAA’s members on 15 November 2014 (Sat). Now we would like to invite all members to join us for fun, for A Cappella learning and for networking.
 
About the Workshop for HKAAA Members
 
Date: 15 November 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Approx. 90mins)
Venue: HKAAA’s office (1/F, Parklane Building, 235 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan)
No. of Participants: 20 people
Language: Mandarin (With English Support)
Free event for HKAAA’s members
 
*Remarks:
1. Participants must be current members of HKAAA. Each member is welcome to bring along a guest.
2. Please fill in the name and contact email information of your guest on the registration form.
3. Only limited places available. Registration will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
To join the workshop, please register.
 
 
GM's Good Reads
 
"The Making of Cloud Gate"

 
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (Cloud Gate) is the first professional dance company in Taiwan, and also the first contemporary dance theatre in Chinese communities. Early this week, Cloud Gate began a new journey at the blessing ceremony for the completion of its "Tamsui Culture and Art Education Center". First and foremost, I would like to send best wishes to Cloud Gate on behalf of the HKAAA. Last week, Cloud Gate visited Hong Kong again, bringing us “Rice”, the theatre’s 40th anniversary celebratory production, at the New Vision Arts Festival held by LCSD. On such happy occasions, I would like to introduce the book “The Making of Cloud Gate” to you here. The book chapters echo the dance arrangements of “Rice”, themed as “Soil”, “Wind”, “Pollen I”, “Pollen II”, “Sunlight”, “Grain”, “Fire” and “Water.”

Published in 2013, “The Making of Cloud Gate” records the story of the 40 year-old Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, since its foundation in 1973 by the renowned Lin Hwai-min. Cloud Gate has brought to its audience 168 dance productions and the theatre is performing on tour in the country towns of Taiwan on a regular basis. Until 2013, Cloud Gate had visited 34 countries and 187 cities on its international tours, presenting about 2000 performances, producing a show every 2.6 days on average. Behind such glorious achievements, Cloud Gate went through a series of unfortunate events including a period of suspension from 1988 to 1991 due to financial difficulties, the death of two key figures of the theatre, choreographer Wu Kuo-Chu and Artistic Director of Cloud Gate 2 Lo Man-fei, and the fire at the rehearsal studio for 16 years in Bali district, Taipei. All of which are documented in the book. Judging from the perspective of management, the reason Cloud Gate managed to overcome such challenges and strive to shine on the international stage of dance theatre, is no doubt attributed to a resourceful team and its leadership with vision and courage. Hardships are transformed into opportunities for new beginnings and encouragement to the team striving to be ever better. Featured as “Cloud Gate Asteroid” in the chapter “Grain”, the theatre’s operational and financial functioning, as in how arts groups strike a balance between artistic ambitions and operational realities, is well worth a read to anyone in the art administration field.
 
“Rice” is a tribute to the land and people. When I was watching “Rice” last week, the chapters “Fire” and “Water” reminded me of the tragic fire that happened to Cloud Gate’s rehearsal studio, and the fact that their home is now at “Tamsui”(meaning “fresh water” literally in Chinese). “Water” brings new life. Interestingly, “The Making of Cloud Gate” is published on the occasion of the theatre’s 40th anniversary, and the opening chapter of the book, is a story of rice from Chihshang.
 
Lin Hwai-min started Cloud Gate from conducting dance practices at a rented 25 sq feet apartment. Today, many arts groups resort to renting apartments for rehearsals and performances owing to political circumstances and a lack of resources. From “The Making of Cloud Gate”, we read the story of Cloud Gate, a story that makes you hopeful and carry on fighting for dreams. Please click the link below to see a video on Tamsui Culture and Art Education Center’s completion.
 

Recap on Tamsui Culture and Art Education Center’s completion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3DrCK2eppk

 
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.
 
Application deadline: 17 November 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.
 
 
 
 
 
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts - Symposium: Asian Transformation - New Perspectives on Creativity and Performing Arts Education (HKAAA Members can enjoy discounted rate!)

To explore the unique role that Asia is playing in creative practice and performing arts education in the 21st century, the Academy will host a symposium entitled Asian Transformation: New Perspectives on Creativity and Performing Arts Education. This symposium will see internationally renowned performing arts and creative industry practitioners participating alongside their Hong Kong counterparts and Academy staff and students in a three-day event from 20 to 22 November 2014 as part of the Academy’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.

The symposium will explore in open dialogues its theme:
“21st century Hong Kong is a dynamic and diverse cultural metropolis at a unique point of intersection between Asian and Western creative practice. With Asia ascendant on the world stage, Hong Kong’s identity as Special Administrative Region of China and its rich cross-cultural influences ideally position it to explore new creative paradigms and their potential to shape the future of performing arts education”.


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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 "0 | 2"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Date & Time: 14-15 November 2014 (Fri-Sat) 8:00pm / 16 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:852-2111 5999
 
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 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 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

 
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Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association Limited
Address: 1/F, Parklane Building, No. 235 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan
Tel: 852 - 2877 7268
Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk
Website: http://www.hkaaa.org.hk