The 2019 Nomination of Representatives of Arts Interests for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) (the Nomination Exercise) begins today (7 January). Eligible arts organisations and individual arts workers who wish to participate in the Nomination Exercise are invited to submit applications to the Nomination Agent (Note) on or before 29 March 2019.
Arts organisations and individual arts workers that meet the eligibility criteria in the application guidelines and wish to participate in the Nomination Exercise are required to submit an application according to the procedures set out in the application guidelines during the first phase of the Nomination Exercise (i.e. 7 January to 29 March 2019).
The first phase of the Nomination Exercise is critical as only arts organisations who have successfully registered in this phase will be able to register their eligible members / employees as voters in the second phase before they may take part in the subsequent phases of the 2019 Nomination Exercise including the nomination of candidates and voting. Arts organisations that had participated in the previous Nomination Exercises must register again by submitting an application to the Nomination Agent on or before 29 March 2019 in order to take part in the 2019 Nomination Exercise. Individual arts workers who have successfully registered in the first phase will become voters automatically to take part in the 2019 Nomination Exercise.
The HKADC will, after the close of Phase 1, inform arts organisations and individual arts workers the result of their applications through the Nomination Agent. The HKADC will then conduct voter registration by arts organisations in the next phase afterwards.
Application guidelines and forms are available at the following website and venues:
Venues: HKADC, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, The Fringe Club, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Youth Square, Civic Centres, museums and major libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of the 18 District Offices