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Public Forum- Cultural Leadership: The Asian Way?
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Throughout the world, the creative and cultural sector is growing in complexity and importance. The sector has a unique and vital socio-economic and political role to play in a world facing rapid environmental, social and economic change. With more than half of the global population and some of the fastest developing countries in the world, these changes are particularly visible in Asia. 

It is crucial that the future leaders and innovators of the creative and cultural sector develop ideas, skills and networks to drive the sector forward and ensure its relevance to the changing and culturally diverse societies around them. They are cultural entrepreneurs and change agents who leverage cultural knowledge and innovation to create social, economic and political value. 

You are invited to join cultural leaders from Asia and the UK to discuss how the value of culture is perceived in Asia, what the immediate challenges there are for the cultural sector in the region, and how cultural leadership can be nurtured locally. 

This forum is organized by The Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme (ACLP) at The University of Hong Kong and The British Council and takes place in the Asia Society in HK.

 


PROGRAMME


Session One - The value of culture in Asia

Moderator  Sir John Tusa
Chair of the Clore Leadership Programme and Chair, University of the Arts London  
Speakers  Fredric Mao
Founder and Director, Performing Arts Asia, Hong Kong  
  Lesley Alway
Director Asialink Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia 
  Kiwon Hong
Graduate School of Public Policy and Industry, Sookmyung Women's University, Korea

 

Session Two - Branding culture in Asia

Moderator  Jane Wentworth
Director of Jane Wentworth Associates, UK  
Speakers  Lee Chor Lin
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Arts Festival Ltd 
  Kingsley Jayasekera
Head, Marketing and Digital, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong 
  Seonghee Kim
Artistic Director, Asian Arts Theater, Korea  

 


Session Three - Approaches towards cultural leadership in Asia

Moderator  John Holden
Visiting Professor, City University, London, and Associate, Demos 
Speakers  Lars Nittve
Executive Director of M+, Museum for Visual Culture of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong 
  Dr Richard Grant
Chairman, Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa  
 

Norihiko Yoshioka
Deputy Director, The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam 

Dr. Wu Jing-Jyi

Endowed Chair in Creativity, Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan



Session Four - Cultural entrepreneurship and innovation in Asia

Moderator John Newbigin.
Cultural Entrepreneur, UK
Speakers Douglas Young
CEO & Co-Founder, Goods of Desire (G.O.D. Limited) Hong Kong
  Robin Serrano
Associate Dean, School of Design & Arts, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Philippines
  Ridwan Kamil
Founder and Principal, Urbane Indonesia
  Zeng Yanbin
Art director and Curator of ScreenOut Film Exhibition, China



Session Five - Nurturing cultural talent in Asia

Moderator

 

Dr Maria Balshaw
Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery (part of the University of Manchester)
and the Manchester City Galleries
Speakers Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
Director, Center for Arts and Culture, NLI Research Institute, Japan
  Tay Tong
Managing Director of Theatreworks and Director of Arts Network Asia, Singapore
  Amna Kusumo
Founder and Director, Kelola, Indonesia
  Lynn Yau
Chief Executive Officer, The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC), Hong Kong

 

 

Date 26 July 2013 (Friday)
Time 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Venue The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall, 
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Fee - HK$1,100 (Full rate)
- HK$880 (Early-bird rate on or before 12 July)
- HK$550 (Full-time student)
Lunch and refreshment included
Register (Registration closes on 23 July 2013)
Remarks

 

Conducted in English
 

 

The organiser reserves the right to modify the programme without prior notice.

 

Enquiries: arts@britishcouncil.org.hk