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HKAAA E-newsletter (16.01.2014)
Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA)
Getting young audiences to come to theatres remains a big challenge in the age of the internet.  Besides, young people are not the audiences of tomorrow, they are the audiences (and participants) of today.  They are entitled to the same cultural rights as adults. 
In view of the growing awareness of the importance that arts can bring personal, cultural and social benefits, and are instrumental in the development of a creative city and the enjoyment of a quality life, how to bring theatre experiences to the younger generation has also been one of the widely discussed issues in the arts sector or education sector in Hong Kong.
Despite the effort put into young audiences building by arts organisations, local theatre groups, schools, and the Government in Hong Kong for more than decades, the number of young audiences does not have a significant increase and there is no sustainable growth of audience according to various researches and reports.
To address the above issues, with great pleasure, the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA) has invited Mr. Patrick McIntyre, Executive Director of Sydney Theatre Company (STC), to share STC’s experiences and insights into young audiences building.  
STC has been the leading force in Australian drama since its inception in 1978.  Apart from being widely acclaimed for producing theatre of the highest standard, it is also renowned for its education and community engagement.  STC’s productions not only contain strong curriculum connections, but also provide incredible learning and life experience for young people.  As the state theatre company of New South Wales, it also produces a significant education programme for schools, STC Ed, as well as nurturing developing artists through its Next Stage.
STC is also envisioned in providing teacher professional learning through School DramaTM, the Arts Conference for Educators and other programmes to use theatre and drama to improve student outcomes.
A workshop presented by HKAAA, Patrick will talk about how to formulate strategies for young audience building, identifying the right productions for young audience, developing partnership with different sectors (including funders), addressing challenges of young audience building with case studies.
Speaker:  Patrick McIntyre, Executive Director of Sydney Theatre Company
Date: 20 January 2014 (Monday)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Venue: Room 201, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building (No. 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
Language: English
Fee: HKAAA Members @HK$220; Non-members @HK$280 
Limited quota available! Registration will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis. Act Now!
You are cordially invited to the Information Session on 20 January 2014!
Date: 20 January 2014 (Monday)
Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Venue: Room 103, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building (No. 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
  • 5:15pm–5:30pm: Introduction by Ms Winona Chan (General Manager of HKAAA)
  • 5:30pm–5:45 pm: Sharing by 2013 FAME fellow - Ms Yolanda Ngai (Manager (Chinese Opera), Leisure and Cultural Services Department)
  • 5:45pm–6:00pm: Sharing by 2014 FAME partner organisation - Mr Patrick McIntyre (Executive Director of Sydney Theatre Company)
  • 6:00pm–6:15pm: Q&A Session
Admission is free and registration is required. Seats are limited. Please register now!
For details of the Programme, please refer to Website.
Starting from 3 March 2014, the new Companies Ordinance, Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong (“new CO”), will commence operation.  In view of this, there will be significant changes such as the abolition of Memorandum, mandatory regime of no-par and restricting corporate directorship, all these will affect a company's daily operation and require your attention.
To provide more details regarding the changes under the new CO for practitioners in the field, with great pleasure, the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA) has invited Mr Antony SIN Ming Hei, HKAAA’s Honorary Legal Advisor, to give a talk on this issue.
Mr Sin is a Barrister-at-law with specialization in Corporate and Commercial Law, a Certified Tax Adviser, the Honorary Legal Advisor of Stewards Pooi Kei College, an Adjudicator of The Obscene Articles Tribunal of the HKSAR, an Adjudicator of The Registration of Persons Tribunal of the HKSAR, a Member of The Appeal Board Panel (Town Planning) as well as a Member of The Appeal Panel (Estate Agents Ordinance).
In this seminar, Mr Sin will discuss the changes under the new CO and facilitate your understanding of it. You are most welcome to join and express your enquiries and concerns relating to the subject.
Date: 24 February 2014 (Monday)
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Venue: Room 103, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building (No. 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
Speaker:  Mr Antony SIN Ming Hei, HKAAA’s Honorary Legal Advisor
Language: Cantonese
Fee: HKAAA Members @HK$80; Non-members @HK$100 
Limited quota available! Registration will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis. Act Now!
 Application & Information
香港銅鑼灣高士威道66 號.香港中央圖書館地下演講室
主持: 張秉權博士〔國際演藝評論家協會(香港分會)主席.香港〕
Mr Patrick McIntyre〔澳洲悉尼戲劇院執行總監.悉尼〕
主持: 伍宇烈先生〔編舞家、舞蹈教育工作者.香港〕
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Riding into a New Year"
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Date & Time: 26 January 2014 (Sunday) 8pm
Original Ticket Price**: $100, $150, $250, $300
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
Programme Enquiries:852- 3185 1600
10% off discount on the 5th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival 2014
Promotion Video
Programme Details
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall / Amphitheatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Date: 15-23 January 2014
Original Ticket Price**: $50 - $800
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount.
To buy tickets, please fill in the Form 

Programme Enquiries:852- 9545 6851 
Featured Events
Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme 2014
Key Dates
Residential Retreat 1:  1-5 Sept 2014  (Mon to Fri)
Local Module:  11-12 Oct 2014  (Sat to Sun)
Residential Retreat 2:  10-14 Nov 2014  (Mon to Fri)
Fee and Application
Local and Overseas Fee:  HKD15,000 per person
Application Deadline:  15 April 2014
Notification of Acceptance:  May 2014
Enquiryculture@hku.hk / +852 3917 8221
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  • 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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  • Programmes and artists are subject to change by hosting organsiations.
  • For details and enquiries of the programmes presented in this eDM, please contact the relevant organiser directly.
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Tel: 852 - 2877 7268
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