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HKAAA E-newsletter (24.04.2015) – 2015 Cultural Leadership Summit - Raising for our Future: Arts Funding and Philanthropy in Hong Kong / Art Matters: Arts Administration and Management: Not an Easy Job!
 
HKAAA Updates
 
2015 Cultural Leadership Summit - Raising for our Future: Arts Funding and Philanthropy in Hong Kong
Jointly presented by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association and Leisure and Cultural Services Department
In Partnership with British Council and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
 
Date: 10-11 June 2015 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Venue: Ko Shan Theatre New Wing

 
Box office, public funding and private donations/sponsorships represent the 3 financial lifelines to any performing arts organization or artist. Hong Kong, with its own unique course of arts development, has seen its arts industry focused on the first two legs until recent years when the rapid development of the arts and culture is outpacing the increases in public funding and box office revenue.  More focus, therefore, has been given to raising private funds by organizations of all sizes from WKCDA to cultural SMEs in order to cater to their own artistic and financial needs and sustain their growths.
 
Cultural Leadership Summit is HKAAA’s annual major event. With different themes every year, the association pursues excellence and professionalism in the practice of arts administrators.  2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the HKAAA. With the theme “Raising for our Future: Arts Funding and Philanthropy in Hong Kong”, this year’s Cultural Leadership Summit aims to develop an enterprising culture in which the artistic visions of the organization or individual is placed at the very heart of their business model and ethos in order to attract the highest level of support from private giving and businesses.
 
 
Officiating Guest for Opening Ceremony
Ms Florence HUI, SBS, JP Under Secretary for Home Affairs, HKSAR
 
Summit Speakers / Panellists / Respondents / Moderators / Facilitators (updated as on 24 April 2015) 
Ms Rachel CATANACH
Ms Winona CHAN

Mr Benny CHIA, BBS
Ms Winsome CHOW
Ms Ribble CHUNG
Sir Vernon ELLIS Chair, British Council (United Kingdom)
Mr Colin GOH Chief Executive Officer, The RICE Company Limited (Singapore)

Ms Penni HALL 
Ms Tisa HO
Mr Michael LYNCH, CBE, AM
Ms Fiona MENZIES Chief Executive Officer, Creative Partnerships Australia (Australia)

Ms S. Alice MONG
Mr Robert NESS
Dr Lars NITTVE

Mr Alex TAM
Mr Paul TAM
Prof TSENG Sun-man, JP

Prof Bernadette TSUI
Ms Ada WONG, JP
Ms Bonny WONG

Mr Raymond WONG
Ms Lynn YAU
Ms Mandy YIU
Ms Flora YU 

 
And more...
 
 
For details of advertisement placement (arts & cultural events only) in the Summit house programme, please contact HKAAA before 11 May 2015.
Enquiry: info@hkaaa.org.hk / 3621 0514
 
Details
 
Art Matters
 
Arts Administration and Management: Not an Easy Job!
There has been some room for debate in the arts field lately, quite a number of articles mentioned the term "executive dominance". Those not so familiar with the non-profit organizations and NGOs might misunderstand the term as arts administrators or managers dominating organizations’ operations. What the term really refers to is the administrative procedural arrangement, which has to do with the issue of corporate governance.
 
Most arts organizations are publicly-funded and are monitored by the board or even different committees according to the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s funding guidelines. Many arts administrators are therefore often occupied with the communication between the organization and the board. If they are doing their job right, arts administrators and managers would make the effort to set up a fine governance model by balancing the relationship between the organization and the board, clearing the ambiguity concerning private use of public resources. Outstanding arts administrators would always keep an eye on the relations among artists, collaborative partners, sponsors, board members and committees etc., to avoid conflict of interests.
 
In recent years, the government has strongly advocated for the training to enhance the standards of arts administrators. One aspect that worth particular attention, in my opinion, is the arts administrators’ knowledge and skills about institutional governance. The board is the highest authoritatity of a government-funded arts institution. And making judgements in order to identify and avoid issues of conflict of interests and private use of public resources is what arts administrators have to deal with every day. Corporate governance and branding are closely related, thus arts managers ought to be skillful in handling the relations between the board and the committees, so that the organization could work cohesively as a team, with the organization’s interests placed at the first priority.
 
The two articles on the attributes to look for in an able arts administrator that I posted on Facebook earlier got quite a number of likes and shares. One article talks about the demanding lifestyle required of arts administrators, the other urges artists to learn to become entrepreneurs. A lot of artists take up the role of administrator and manager themselves. To run and develop their organizations on a sustainable basis and to create a healthy environment for the creative, the artists do need the mighty minds of entrepreneurs. Arts administrators have to manage both internal and external affairs, facing the board members, artists, business partners, media, the government and the general public etc. Different skills and knowledge are required for one to do the job, and to do the job well. Arts administration is indeed not an easy job to do! 
 
 
Facing Facts: Artists Have to be Entrepreneurs
By Seth Lepore

http://howlround.com/facing-facts-artists-have-to-be-entrepreneurs
 
6 Skills Young Arts Managers Need to Have
By Shane Jewell

http://www.clydefitchreport.com/2015/04/skills-young-arts-managers-nonprofit/
 
Written by: Winona Chan, General Manager of HKAAA
Translated and edited by: Olivia Yeung

 
Featured Event
 
The Hong Kong Institute of Education - Master of Arts in Community-based Arts Education [MA(CBAE)] programme September 2015 Intake
Application for Admission to 2015 Intake is Now Open
  
The Master of Arts in Community-based Arts Education programme is offered by The Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). The MA(CBAE) now invites applications for admission to its 2015 cohort and it is the first programme of its kind in Hong Kong and East Asia integrating Community-based Arts and Education and is designed for professionals and educators working in the fields of visual arts, music, various interdisciplinary projects, social design, architecture and social sciences.
 
The MA(CBAE) programme aims to equip action-oriented, community-based arts and education professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to initiate, plan and manage field-based and interdisciplinary arts and education programs integrating community activation and creative aesthetic development. This MA(CBAE) covers the area of aesthetics, arts management in education, participatory arts, cultural ecology, arts dissemination and new media.
 
Students will normally take one to two years to complete the programme. 

Application deadline: 30 April 2015 
  
Programme Website: http://www.ied.edu.hk/macbae/
Programme Brochure: http://www.ied.edu.hk/bme/MACBAE/304699.pdf
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/macbaehk
Email: macbae@ied.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 2948-6661 / 2948-7739
 
Highlight Event
 
 
26th Macao Arts Festival Outreach Programme
Our General Manager, Ms Winona Chan, is invited by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau to hold an arts administration talk with Mr Wen-Chung Lin, Artistic Director of Taiwan WCdance group. This talk is one of the MAF outreach programmes.
 
Arts Administration Talks ─ Survival Methods for Small Dance Groups and Arts Group Adminstrative Strategy
Date and Time: 10 May (Sunday), 15:00-17:00
Venue: Institute for Tourism Studies – Auditorium (Team Building)
 
Introduction:
Small artistic groups may have more difficulties than bigger ones, from getting sponsors to reaching more audience. How to tackle this problem is a topic that has to be considered by every single arts administrative staff in small artistic groups. Wen-Chung Lin and Chan Wai Ming will share ways of running small artistic groups and exchange ideas with the audience.

 
Speakers:
Mr Wen-Chung Lin, Artistic Director of Taiwan WCdance group 
Ms Chan Wai Ming, Winona, General Manager of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
 

Event and Application Details
 
HKDI Gallery Presents: Every Product Tells a Story - Untold Matters of Red Dot Award-Winning Designs
Date: 28 November 2014 – 31 May 2015 (Closed on Tuesdays, 21 & 28 Dec 2014 and 4 Jan 2015)
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: HKDI Gallery, HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
Address: 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O  (Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station, Exit A2)
 
Free Admission
 
 
Organiser, Co-organisers, Supporting Organisations and Media Partners
 
- Organiser: HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
- Co-organisers: Red Dot
- Supporting Organisations: Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany 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 
 
Read more
 
 
Opportunities
 
Arts Job Vacancies
 
Arts Funding:
 
New Art Wave - 2015 New Art Wave Expo
 
Mur Nomade - Open Call for Young Curators
 
The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation - ARTS: TRANSFORMING HONG KONG - Community Arts and Culture Grants
 
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Grants News - Grants available for application:
 
Subsidy for Participants in HKADC Delegation Performing Arts Market in Seoul 2015 -Open for Application
 
Invitation for Proposals - Arts Yearbook Series
 
2015 Overseas Training for Arts Administrators – Thematic Study Visits Scheme
 
 
 
15% off discount on Le French May selected programmes!
Le French May
 
**Special promotion code for Urbtix (valid from 15 April to 2 May 2015) will be sent through email.
 
HKAAA Members may enjoy 15% off discount on the following Selected Performances:
 
Le French May selected programme CHAMBER OPERA “LA DOUBLE COQUETTE”
Introduction
 
Programme Details 
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Date & Time: 
2 May 2015 (Sat) 8:00PM
Original Ticket Price**: $180, $280, $380 

 
 
 
Le French May selected programme HIP-HOP BALLET “THE ROOTS”
Introduction
 
Programme Details 
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 16-17
 May 2015 (Sat-Sun) 8:15PM
Original Ticket Price**: $80, $120, $180, $280, $380 

 
 
 
 
Le French May selected programme ROYAL FESTIVITIES AT THE FRENCH COURT IN THE 16TH CENTURY
Introduction
 
Programme Details 
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Date & Time: 
28 May 2015 (Thu) 8:00PM
Original Ticket Price**: $180, $280, $380

 
 
 
Le French May selected programme COMÉDIE BALLET “THE BOURGEOIS GENTLEMAN”
Introduction
 
Programme Details 
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 4-5 Jun 2015 (Thu-Fri) 7:30PM
Original Ticket Price**: $120, $180, $280, $380, $480

 
 
 
 
Le French May selected programme TEL QUEL!
Introduction
 
Programme Details 
Venue: Y-Theatre, Youth Square
Date & Time: 16-17 Jun 2015 (Tue-Wed8:00PM
Original Ticket Price**: 
$80, $180, $280
Le French May selected programme LIED BALLET
Introduction
 
Programme Details 
Venue: Y-Theatre, Youth Square
Date & Time: 19-20 Jun 2015 (Fri-Sat8:00PM
Original Ticket Price**: 
$120, $180, $280
 
 
20% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Kuan Nai-chung and His Classics””
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 24-25 April 2015 (Friday, Saturday) 8:00pm 

Original Ticket Price**: $100, $150, $250, $380
 
**20% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. 

Programme Enquiries:  852-3185 1600
 
15% off discount on Chung Ying Theatre "Jekyll & Hyde"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Date & Time: 1-2, 7-9 May 2015, 8:00pm / 2-3, 10 May 2015, 3:00pm

Original Ticket Price**: $160, $260, $340, $420 
 
**15% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please enter discount code “HKAAA15” at www.HKTicketing.com.

Programme Enquiries:  852-8106 8338
 
 
20% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Herbal, Vocal or Motional?”
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 8-9 May 2015(Fri, Sat), 8:00pm

Original Ticket Price**: $100, $150, $250, $380
 
**20% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. 

Programme Enquiries:  852-3185 1600
10% off discount on Hong Kong Dance Company "Bipolar Bodies A Path to Transmedia Chinese Dance"!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotional Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: 8/F Platform, Hong Kong Dance Company, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Date & Time: 15-16 May 2015 (Fri-Sat) 7:45pm / 16-17 May 2015 (Sat-Sun) 3pm
17, 23-24, 30-31 May 2015, 2:45pm
Original Ticket Price**: $150 (Free Seating)

 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members on purchasing full-price tickets. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. 

Programme Enquiries:  852-3103 1806
 
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Repertory Theatre "The Imaginary Invalid"!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Date & Time: 16, 19-23, 26-30 May 2015, 7:45pm
17, 23-24, 30-31 May 2015, 2:45pm
Original Ticket Price**: $160 - $280

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

Programme Enquiries:  852-3103 5900
 
 
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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