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HKAAA E-newsletter (6.12.2019)
  • Arts Social! - Arts X Social Impact
  • 【Highlight Recap】HKAAA Annual General Meeting
HKAAA Updates
Arts Social! - Arts X Social Impact
The fashion industry has long been associated to overconsumption and pollution. How could the fashion industry respond to climate change and the throw-away culture of fast fashion?
Two local fashion designers, Kay Wong and Toby Crispy decided to address the issue head-on. The duo founded Fashion Clinic, advocates to choose well, buy smart and re-experience fashion. Through repairing, re-shaping and redesigning former beloved garments, they promote sustainability in the fashion industry.
At Arts Social!, Kay Wong and Toby Crispy will share their journey of green fashion and they are ready to chit-chat with the participants who are interested in fashion, social responsibility and enterprise.
Date: 16 December 2019 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm
Venue: Music Room, 4/F, Eaton HK (380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, HK)
Topic: Arts X Social Impact
Speaker: Ms. Kay Wong & Ms. Toby Crispy, Founder, Fashion Clinic
Moderator: Ms. Heidi Lee Chief Executive, Intercultural Dialogue Limited
Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)
Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100
**Light refreshment will be provided

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【Highlight Recap】HKAAA Annual General Meeting
HKAAA Annual General Meeting was successfully held at the Conference Room of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra on 3 December 2019 (Tue).
The Annual General Meeting re-elected Celina Chin, Connie Lam, David Tsui, Flora Yu, Enid Chung, Patrick Mok, Ribble Chung and Vennie Ho as members and elected Paul Tam and Lena Lee as new members. Following the elections to the Board of Directors, Vennie Ho was appointed Chairman, Patrick Mok as Vice Chair, David Tsui as Hon Treasurer and Ribble Chung as Hon Secretary.
We would like to thanks our members for joining us on this occasion. HKAAA will try our best in the future to provide better services to all of our members and art administrators in Hong Kong.
Featured Event
Hong Kong Dance Company Grand Dance Drama “L’Amour Immortel”
A timeless classic that captures the imagination of every generation
This love story originates from one of the “Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio” written by Pu Songling. It was adapted into the Hong Kong blockbuster movie “A Chinese Ghost Story” in the 1980s, and has taken on yet another incarnation as the grand dance drama “L’Amour Immortel”.
Nie Xiaoqian, an alluring ghost, is enslaved by a sinister demon and forced to prey on humans. When she meets and falls head-over-heels in love with the honest and good-natured Ning Caichen, she becomes determined to save him from evil forces, even at the cost of her own afterlife. In “L’Amour Immortel”, the timeless classic is filled with new spirit by the performers’ physical expression. It captures the essence of the most beautiful human values in a poignant ghost story that will touch many hearts in this broken world.
Programme Details 
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Date & Time: 6 – 7.12.2019 (Fri -Sat) 7:45pm
                      7 – 8^.12.2019 (Sat - Sun) 3:00pm
                      ^This is an Accessible Performance with Audio Description (Cantonese)
Price: $80-$480
Programme duration is about 1 hour and 30 minutes with one intermission
Tickets now available at URBTIX 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at URBTIX outlets. 
Details: http://www.hkdance.com/performances/LAmourImmortel
Tickets: http://tiny.cc/LAmourImmortel
Programme Enquiries: 3103 1806
The Sigg Prize 2019 exhibition opens tomorrow at the M+ Pavilion
The Sigg Prize is a biennial award that recognises outstanding practices of artists born or working in the Greater China region. For this inaugural edition, an international jury has selected six shortlisted artists to participate in the Sigg Prize 2019 exhibition.
The shortlisted artists are Hu Xiaoyuan, Liang Shuo, Lin Yilin, Shen Xin, Tao Hui, and Samson Young. They encompass different generations and geographies and work across a range of mediums, including sculpture, site-specific installation, video, and performance. Their practices articulate clear perspectives on topics that defy easy categorisation, and the work featured in this exhibition addresses pressing questions that resonate across contexts. Watch the newly released exhibition teaser  for a glimpse of the works by the six shortlisted artists.
Sigg Prize 2019 exhibition
Date: 7 December 2019 – 13 April 2020
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 6:00pm, Wed–Sun and public holidays
Venue: M+ Pavilion, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Free admission
Learn more
(Only Chinese version is available)


Design Spectrum Crafting Workshop
Make Your Own Labyrinth

Design Spectrum’s 3rd Exhibition, “REFINED TOUCH: CROSSOVER BETWEEN DESIGN & CRAFT” is now launched! Other than the exhibition, Design Spectrum also prepared a series of workshops and events for you all to enjoy!
On 14 Dec, there will be a “Crafting with Brass Design Workshop” for you to join. A local young designer and artist, Niko Leung has been invited to share the delight of craftmanship with participants. During the workshop, participants will DIY a mini labyrinth toy by making use of the brass. Not only they will be able to design the paths of their own labyrinth, but to learn the techniques and the variability of material through the process of creation and design, which will be definitely fun! Register now!
Date: 14 December (Saturday)
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Address: 3/F Exhibition Area, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
No. of Participants: 25
Language: Cantonese
Free of Charge
Registration: http://bit.ly/34LvW18
This Christmas we are thrilled to announce that MIC will be hosting a major musical event: a full performance of Handel's Messiah. The Messiah is a 53-movement work in three parts, scored for four soloists, a mixed-voice choir, and an orchestra. We are honoured to welcome Mr. Apollo Wong, Chorus Master of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus, as our conductor; as well as renowned soloists Yuki Ip from MIC, Alex Tam and Albert Lim from Hong Kong, and Reginald Mobley from the USA. They will be accompanied by an orchestra comprising 20 professional players, and a dedicated group of 70 singers prepared by MIC’s Eric Monson.
All monies raised will be dedicated to MIC’s Arts ministry, and over 100 free tickets will allow members of our partner groups to enjoy this world-class musical event.
There will be two performances: 14 December (Saturday) evening, and 15 December (Sunday) afternoon.
We hope this event will bring together music lovers from across Hong Kong, to celebrate Christmas and come closer to Christ.
To learn more about this event and get your tickets, please go to www.michk.com
West Kowloon Young Fellows Scheme (Performing Arts) 2019: Awardee Sharing Session
Launched in 2019, the West Kowloon Young Fellows Scheme (Performing Arts) supports the development of original initiatives that promote audience building and community engagement. The aim of the fellowship is to encourage young, aspiring and enthusiastic artists, arts administrators, scholars, researchers and postgraduate students to develop a diverse range of creative arts learning, public participation, community engagement and audience building projects that will expand and contribute to the arts ecology in Hong Kong.
On 16 December, Bonnie Chan Yuen-yan, the 2019 awardee of the West Kowloon Young Fellows Scheme (Performing Arts), joins us to talk about the practice and findings of her project “Little Bean – Cantonese is Fun!”. Presented in collaboration with experienced arts education and language-learning facilitators, Bonnie’s project provides Cantonese-language drama and music workshops that help non-Chinese speaking children enhance their language proficiency through a fun arts-learning experience. Through these workshops, the project helps establish closer ties with minority communities and engage them in local arts and cultural activities. The talk is conducted in Cantonese. Free admission. Register now:  https://wk.org.hk/2rM10Q2

Application details for the 2020 Young Fellows Scheme will be announced on our website shortly. Stay tuned.

Date: 16 December (Mon)
Time: 7:30pm–8:30pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre
Speaker: Bonnie Chan Yuen-yan
Conducted in Cantonese
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register: https://wk.org.hk/2rM10Q2
Hong Kong Dance Company ‘8/F Platform’ – Jing
Life Reflections within the Pulses of Our Hearts
Gathers like dew; Scatters like mist - Tides reset.
Life and its living beckons to each other. Can yours?

Date: 20/12 (7:45pm); 21-22/12 (3pm)
Venue: 8/F Platform, Hong Kong Dance Company, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Tickets: $220 (No fixed seating, audience may walk around or sit on the floor)
Trailer: https://bit.ly/2rVHj8r
Book Now: https://bit.ly/2B4ARgp
Enquiries: 3103 1809
Professional Attachment at OzAsia Festival 2020
Open for Application

Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) collaborates with Adelaide Festival Centre (AFC) of Australia again to launch the “Professional Attachment at OzAsia Festival 2020”. It provides an attachment opportunity for local arts administrators and producers to attach at AFC for about 24 weeks on a full-time basis from June to November 2020. The selected candidate will mainly participate in festival coordination, artistic programme planning, production, media marketing and promotion of the OzAsia Festival 2020. A bursary of HK$228,000 will be provided to cover one economy class return flight ticket (Hong Kong to-and-from Australia) and other subsistence cost.

For Application Guidelines, Form and List of Past Selected Candidates, please refer to HKADC website

Application deadline: 30 December 2019 (Mon), 6:00 pm

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Yeung at 2820 1025 or dorcas_yeung@hkadc.org.hk.
Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme
The deadline for applying the 9th round Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme (ACDFS) ends at 6pm on 3 January 2020 (Friday).  The ACDFS will consider proposals with cultural exchange components, nevertheless, applicants have to explain how such components can help strengthen Hong Kong’s cultural software and enhance the capacity of the local arts sector.  Proponents solely aim at conducting outbound exchange activities with the Mainland and/or abroad should consider applying for funding from the Home Affairs Bureau’s Arts Development Fund (Cultural Exchange Project) and the Cultural Exchange Grant of Hong Kong Arts Development Council; both of which are funding schemes dedicated to promoting cultural exchange.
For details of the Scheme, please visit HAB website.
Highlight Event
JCCAC Festival 2019
On earth, we live. All things come from earth, but different soil cultivates different characters and unique culture. JCCAC Festival 2019 takes on the theme, “On Earth”, and examines the relationships between “self”, “earth”, “matter” and “urban and rural” in Hong Kong via different artistic perspectives and mediums. Connecting communities through artistic creations, this Festival brings visitors on a trip away from the familiar urban context, and invites them to engage in an honest dialogue with the local cultural landscape; further on to understand and accentuate the importance of the symbiosis between countryside and city, nature and modernisation.
The five-week Festival shines a spotlight on ceramics. Co-presenting with Unit Gallery and curated by renowned ceramist Rachel Cheung, the feature exhibition “On Earth Ceramics Festival” consists of a contemporary ceramics exhibition, Lai Chi Wo Art Project Exhibition, and JCCAC Ceramicists Open Studio cum Exhibition. Festival affiliated programmes include handicraft fair, rooftop cinema, common space exhibitions, workshops, guided tours, performances, talks and arts demonstrations, providing visitors with a down-to-earth arts experience.

Date: 30 / 11 / 2019 – 5 / 1 / 2020
Venue: Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
Details: https://www.jccac.org.hk/?a=group&id=c_1&doc_id=7553
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 - Call for Nominations
Hong Kong Dance Alliance announces the Call for Nominations for the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020. The Hong Kong Dance Awards were established in 1999 to pay tribute to outstanding work by individual artists and dance organizations in new productions throughout the year, as well as acknowledge distinction in other activities related to dance and the Hong Kong dance community.

Nominations in thirteen award categories are open for submission by anyone - from dance practitioners to audience members. For the upcoming Hong Kong Dance Awards, an additional award, Outstanding Alternative Space Production will be established. The original award Outstanding Dance Education, Youth Dance, Community Dance, or Environmental Dance will be revised as Outstanding Dance Education or Community Dance. All Hong Kong dance artists and practitioners, and any persons contributing to Hong Kong dance productions are eligible as nominees. Following the close of nominations, a shortlist, determined by a secret ballot of distinguished experts from a wide range of disciplines in the dance field, will be announced in early 2020. The Awards will be announced and presented at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020 Presentation & Gala Performance, which will be held at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium on 17 April 2020 (Friday).

The nomination period closes on 3 January 2020 (Friday). Interested parties can complete the nomination form and submit through email to admin@hkdanceall.org, by post or submit in-person to Hong Kong Dance Alliance Office (7/F, 26-28 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon), or submit online nomination form.
Details: https://bit.ly/37lYFvv
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Member's Benefit
Hong Kong Dance Company Grand Dance Drama “L’Amour Immortel”
Programme Details 
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Date & Time: 6 – 7.12.2019 (Fri -Sat) 7:45pm
                      7 – 8^.12.2019 (Sat - Sun) 3:00pm
                      ^This is an Accessible Performance with Audio Description (Cantonese)
Price: $80-$480
Programme duration is about 1 hour and 30 minutes with one intermission
Tickets now available at URBTIX 
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount on purchasing full-price tickets at URBTIX outlets. Please present your membership card at URBTIX outlets. 
Details: http://www.hkdance.com/performances/LAmourImmortel
Tickets: http://tiny.cc/LAmourImmortel
Programme Enquiries: 3103 1806
10% off on Hong Kong Ballet: FANCL Proudly Presents “The Nutcracker”
Programme Details
Date, Time & Venue

Opening Night
20 DEC 2019
Fri 7:30pm

21-23 DEC 2019
Sat-Sun 2:30pm & 6:30pm | Mon 7:30pm
25-29 DEC 2019
Wed-Thu & Sat 2:30pm & 6:30pm | Fri 7:30pm | Sun 2:30pm
19 DEC 2019
Thu 7:30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets)#, $680, $480, $320, $180
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724 |
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Details: https://bit.ly/36b4vit

#Discount not applicable to VIP tickets
A Night of Melodies from Movies and TV Dramas
The 1980s and 1990s were the heyday of Hong Kong’s film and television industries. The soundtracks that came out from them made their way to the hit charts and became the collective memories of a whole generation or more. For this concert, we bring to our audience golden oldies with themes from television drama series of HK TVB and ATV, and household tunes of yesteryear. Let us stroll down memory lane together and enjoy!

3-4/1/2020 (Fri, Sat) 8:00 pm
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
$170, $220, $280, $350

**HKAAA Members are offered 20% off discount.
Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office

Introduction:  http://www.hkco.org/en/Concerts/A-Night-Of-Melodies-From-Movies-And-Tv-Dramas.html
URBTIX Booking: http://www.urbtix.hk/internet/eventDetail/39011
Enquiries: 3185 1600 (Programme) / 3761 6661 (Ticketing)
(Only Chinese version is available)
7:45pm  23 – 24, 27, 31.12.2019, 1 – 3.1.2020
2:45pm  26, 28# – 29▲.12.2019
$420 / $340 / $250 / $180 (適用於 23 – 27.12)
$480 / $380 / $280 / $200 (適用於 29.12 – 3.1)
粵語演出 附中英文字幕
節目查詢:852-3103 5900
(Only Chinese version is available)
7:45pm 4, 7 – 9*, 10 – 11, 14 – 16*, 17 – 18.1.2020
8pm   5, 11 – 12, 18 – 19.1.2020
票價:$320 / $260 / $200 ($300* / $250* / $190*)
粵語演出 附中英文字幕
節目查詢:852-3103 5900
Good Music for Kids: The Incredible Voyage of Alasdair Malloy
Programme Details:

Details: https://bit.ly/2NVnG8O 
Date & Time:
10 Jan 2020 (Fri), 7:30pm
11 - 12 Jan 2020 (Sat – Sun) 3pm
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price:
$340, $220, $140 (10 Jan)
$380, $260, $150 (11 & 12 Jan)
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.URBTIX.hk
10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
48th Hong Kong Arts Festival
Great Piano Concertos: Pavel Kolesnikov Plays Chopin
Programme Details:

Details: https://bit.ly/37WmKsO
Date & Time:
8 Feb 2020 (Sat), 8pm
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price: $450, $320, $180
Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 11 Dec 2019.
10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
Pavel Kolesnikov Piano Recital
From Dusk to Dawn
Programme Details:

Details: https://bit.ly/37PeHhs

Date & Time:
10 Feb 2020 (Mon), 8pm
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price: $380, $260, $150
Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 11 Dec 2019.
10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
Inspired by Beethoven series
Cellomania: Alban Gerhardt Plays Julian Anderson
Programme Details:
Details: https://bit.ly/2X7iRfy
Date & Time:
21 Mar 2020 (Sat), 8pm
Venue: HK City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Price: $420, $280, $160
Tickets at URBTIX: 2111 5999 / www.URBTIX.hk
10% off upon showing HKAAA membership card at URBTIX outlets.
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / www.HKSL.org
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).
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