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HKAAA E-newsletter (Issue#4 April 2020)
  • 【Programme Review】Meet the Arts Leader Series - Guest: Ms. Betty Mak
  • “Arts Administrator 101” Series - Curating New Media Arts Programme
  • Join HKAAA Membership and Enjoy Year-round Benefit
HKAAA Updates
【Programme Review】 Meet the Arts Leader Series - Guest: Ms. Betty Mak
HKAAA is delighted to have Ms. Betty Mak from Chung Ying Theatre Company to be our speaker, sharing her career journey as an arts administrator and her management philosophy. Concerning the outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues, the talk is pre-recorded and has been uploaded to HKAAA Facebook page.
In this programme, Betty has shared her experience on venue management, project management and her career path, we believe this sharing is beneficial to arts administrators from different backgrounds.
Check out the programme now:
Part 1 - Venue Management
Part 2 - Project Management
Part 3 - Betty’s Career Path
If you have comments and suggestion about this recorded talk, feel free to write us through e-survey for our improvement and review.

Speaker: Ms. Betty Mak, Executive Director, Chung Ying Theatre Company
Moderator: Ms. Connie Lam, Board Member, HKAAA / Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre / Chairperson, Passoverdance
Language:Recorded in Cantonese

  • Click here to know more about this year’s “Meet the Arts Leader” event series
“Arts Administrator 101” Series - Curating New Media Arts Programme
Concerning the outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues, the following scheduled event in May will be postponed: “Arts Administrator 101 Series: Curating Media Arts Programme”
Please stay tuned on the updates of the event. Thank you for your support and understanding.
The definition of new and emerging technologies constantly shift with time. New media arts appear when contemporary artists chose to use the latest media and technology as a medium of their work.
New media introduces a new way to create and to present, re-defining the relationship between the artist, the artwork and the viewer. The fast development of the internet also changes people’s conception of time and space. In this context, new media arts become ever-changing with a complex modes of expression.
In the last episode of 2019/20 “Arts Administrator 101 Series”, Ms. Joel Kwong, an experienced media arts curator and the Programme Director of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, will introduce us to the realm of new media arts and share her experience on curating and programming with us.
Joel has over 10 years of experience in curating, producing and managing media arts. She has been with Microwave International New Media Arts Festival since 2006, help facilitate the biggest new media arts platform in Hong Kong. In recent years, she has been given talks and lectures in schools, festivals and universities, including National University of Taiwan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKICC, Baptist University and the University of Eletro-communications in Tokyo.
Topic: Curating New Media Arts Programme
Speaker: Ms Joel Kwong, Programme Director, Microwave International Media Art Festival
  • Click here to learn more about other “Arts Administrator 101” Series activities!
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Featured Event
Physical theatre “〇” – Postponement and Online Open Rehearsal
In view of the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical theatre “〇”, originally scheduled on 1-10 May 2020 at Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre, has been postponed to 2021. We are taking this opportunity to reflect and refine, and we look forward to seeing you next year at the mesmerizing performance by our stellar artists. Details of ticketing arrangement will be announced shortly.
CCDC will be holding an online open rehearsal of physical theatre “〇” on April 30 7:30pm via YouTube and Facebook, presenting the excerpt of the extraordinary creation by choreographer Xing Liang, visual artist anothermountainman, CCDC dancers and the team in the past three months facing the predicament. Please follow our Facebook page and website https://bit.ly/CCDC_O for more details.

YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/Sf4Lr4Hm9xg
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/ccdc.page/live/
Call for VTC Internship
The Interdisciplinary Unit (IU), one of the academic disciplines of The Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), has been established to offer Higher Diploma programmes dedicated to interdisciplinary studies with respect to the emerging needs of industries. It aims to nurture talents with interdisciplinary knowledge, versatile and independent thinking skills.

Dual-track Internship Programme aims at integrating learning and practice to gauge the practical skills of students and their ability to utilize professional knowledge.    Through real-life work experience, students can enrich their learning experience and equip with emerging skills that is essential in this digital age.

Benefits to training companies:

• Opportunity to recruit work-ready, high-quality young candidates
• Builds a culture of learning and provides employees opportunities to learn valuable mentoring and management skills
• Opportunity to closely examine the skills and suitability of potential employees before they graduate
• Brings new ideas & innovation to Industry
• Improves corporate image and contributes to curriculum design with education provider

For details of the internship programme: Tel: 2595 2565 / Email: iveiu@vtc.edu.hk
HKAPA "Academy News"- Feature Interview Series
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts publishes a feature story every month in its Academy News, talking with students, faculty members and alumni who share their special moments at the Academy or of life, and reveal their secrets for living a life they love through the performing arts. HKAPA invites readers to revisit four inspirational stories among others.

Dialogue with Award-winning Luna Gale Team - HKAPA Productions Inspire Students with Practice
HKAPA produces more than a dozen large-scale public performances each year. Under the guidance of faculty members, students from different schools participate in the productions, including on-stage performances and backstage preparation. From the selection of a script and scenic arts designs, to meeting professional standard in the sound and lighting arrangements and the expectations of the directors of the productions, HKAPA aims to provide students with ample opportunities to learn and practise. Luna Gale, a production in 2018, received multiple accolades and nominations at the major awards in the local drama industry. Director of the production and senior lecturer Terence Chang and two student members Luk Ka-ki (lead actress) and Meiling Chan (sound designer) attributed the success to the accumulative achievements throughout the learning processes at HKAPA and caring team members.

Read the full story: https://bit.ly/2XQ7RWm
News Clippings Highlights
HKAAA posts a constant feed of arts news on our Facebook Page to keep you updated to the latest arts-related information. In each issue of our weekly e-newsletter, we will feature the five pieces of news with the highest reach rate* over the past week so you would never miss anything hot and important.
Here are the top five arts news of 13/4/2020 to 19/4/2020:
1. Local Art News: 疫情沒工開 劇場人學做美容、咖啡店員 體會人生如戲 – 眾新聞 (13-4-2020)
2. International Art News: 烏克蘭廣告公司「隔離藝術」教公眾防疫 - NOW新聞 (14-4-2020)
3. Local Art News: 6歲男童畫作奪日本和意大利大獎 創53年最年輕及首次華人奪冠紀錄 – 晴報 (14-4-2020)
4. International Art News: 藝文紓困 個人6萬 事業250萬 - 自由時報 (16-4-2020)
5. Local Art News: 肺炎疫情:香港失業者為糊口暫別夢想與專業 – BBC 中文網 (16-4-2020)
*Reach rate data is based on HKAAA Facebook Page Insights
Hong Kong Art Gallery Association – Artists Residency Abroad Funding Scheme
Po Leung Kuk Community Youth Art Development Scheme – Young Artist in Residence@V54
Home Affairs Bureau – Arts Development Fund (Cultural Exchange Project)
Hong Kong Arts Development Council - Support Scheme for Arts & Cultural Sector
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant - Jockey Club Black Box Theatre Subsidy Scheme
East Kowloon Cultural Centre – Public Artwork Commissioning Project Open Call for Proposals
(Deadine: 4/5/2020)
Hong Kong Arts Development Council - The 7th Arts Administration Internship Scheme – Open for Applications
(Deadine: 18/5/2020)
Hong Kong Society For Education In Art - Grantham Visual Arts Award 2019/2020
(Deadine: 29/5/2020)
Leisure and Cultural Services Department - Hong Kong House at Echigo -Tsumari Art Triennale 2021
(Deadine: 30/6/2020)
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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