Executive Director of the annual Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) since 2006, Tisa Ho has increased annual turnover and extended the scope of HKAF programming to include large scale and site specific productions.
Her previous work includes policy and infrastructure planning, including brief development for Singapore’s Esplanade and oversight of government owned venues; marketing and curatorial responsibilities for the Singapore Arts Festival; and management of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Victoria Concert Hall during which she helped to set up the Alliance of Asia-Pacific Region Orchestras and the Singapore International Piano Festival, and built the first Open Air performance stage on Symphony Lake at the Botanic Gardens. As Chair of the HK Arts Administrators’ Association, she initiated the annual Cultural Leadership Summit, which remains an annual highlight for professional arts managers in the region.
Ms Ho is a Member of the Performing Arts Committee of the West Kowloon Cultural District and of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of The Education University of Hong Kong. She is also the member of 2019 Shenzhen Belt and Road International Music Festival Board of Arts. International positions include faculty of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy and the Lisbon Consortium in Portugal; Chair of the International Advisory Committee of the Festival and Concert Hall in Tong Yeong, S Korea; and Chair-Elect of the Board of the International Society for Performing Arts headquartered in New York, USA.