HKAAA E-newsletter (26.02.2014)
In this issue, we are thrilled to bring you some exciting updates of FAME!
Yolanda and Myra, the first two fellows of 2013 FAME have completed their respective attachments in Taiwan and Singapore! We are sure that the valuable experiences they gathered overseas will benefit their long-term professional development and the local arts fields!
In her last journal, Myra has got something very exciting to share with you! Want to find out how hectic the schedule of Property Department of Esplanade can be? Curious to know how important health and safety is for a performance venue? Then don’t miss out on Myra’s journal!
While Yolanda and Myra have come back to Hong Kong, the remaining 2013 FAME fellows, Edith and Ellen, will soon set off to Taiwan and Australia to start their internships at National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center in Taiwan and Adelaide Festival Centre in Australia respectively! If you want to find out more about their interesting attachment experience, stay tuned!
Moreover, a sharing session will be held later this year and all the 4 interns of 2013 FAME will share their inspiring overseas attachment experiences with all of you! Details will be announced in due course.
At the same time, we are pleased to announce that the call for applications for 2014 FAME has been closed! Thank you all for your interest in FAME! The selection is in full swing now! This year, we have received applications from arts administrators from various backgrounds.
For 2014 FAME, we have the honour to invite the following veteran arts administrators to be our selection panelists:
1. Ms Celina Chin (Executive Director, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra)
2. Ms Ribble Chung (Council Member and Chairman of Arts Administration Group, Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
3. Mr Tang Shu-wing (Artistic Director, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio)
4. Mr Louis Yu (Executive Director, Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority)
5. Ms Winona Chan (General Manager, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association)
With the support of the above experienced panelists, FAME can surely select the right candidates to receive a meaningful overseas attachment which will foster their professional development and facilitate their future contribution to their companies and the arts scene in the long run.
Results of the selection will be announced in mid–March. Can’t wait to know who the selected candidates are? Stay tuned!
FAME 2013 Journal - Myra
FAME programme allows me to participate in some arts administration areas that I never tried before.
Property Department – every morning three hours walk
When I first receive the roster from Property Department, I am a bit worried – three consecutive days of morning shift from 7am to 4:30pm with three-hour property walk, can I handle it? Property walk usually starts at around 7:30am... Read more
Starting from 3 March 2014, the new Companies Ordinance, Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong (“new CO”), will commence operation.
There are some significant changes under the new CO, including:
* The Memorandum of Association is abolished
* Dispensing with the holding of AGMs
* New rules introduced under the new CO for proposing and passing a written resolution
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: 10 March 2014 (Monday)
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Venue: Room 201, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building (No. 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
Speaker: Mr Antony SIN Ming Hei, HKAAA’s Honorary Legal Advisor
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!
Please register and submit your registration fee by:
a. Mailing the cheque to: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Room 1206, 12/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; OR
b. Online payment.
Enquiries: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association｜Tel: (852) 2877 7268｜Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information & Registration
Discount on Hong Kong Arts Festival Plus "HKAF Symposium: Structure and Success"!
Venue: Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch, 48/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Date: 19 March 2014 (Wed) 1:30-5:30pm
Ticket Price: $180 (Original price) / $160 (HKAAA Members)**
**Discount rate for HKAAA Members. To buy tickets, please fill in the Registration Form for HKAAA Members. Click here to download the form
Programme Enquiries：852-2824 3555
20% off discount on Hong Kong Dance Company "Glamour of Chinese Ethnic Dance"!
Venue: Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium
Date & Time: 7-8.3.2014 (Friday - Saturday) 7:45pm;
8-9.3.2014 (Saturday – Sunday) 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $260, $180, $120
**HKAAA Members are offered for 20% off discount. To buy tickets, please fill in the form and fax to 2851 3607 on or before 28 Feburary 2014 (Friday).
Programme Enquiries：852- 3103 1806
10% off discount on The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection's The Jockey Club “From Page to Stage™” Programme 2014: The 39 Steps!
Venue: Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Theatre
Date & Time: 16, 23 March 2014 (Sunday) 2:30pm
Original Ticket Price**: $220^, $200, $150
^ with 20-minutes Stage Tour & on-stage photo session (Quota applies)
** HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please contact Mr Jacky Chan at 2520 1716 for booking.
Programme Enquiries: 852- 2520 1716 or email@example.com
10% off discount on Theatre Noir Foundation’s Family Musical “My Daddy-Long-Legs”!
Venue: Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Date & Time: 28 March 2014 (Friday) 8pm;
29 March 2014 (Saturday) 3pm* & 8pm;
30 March 2014 (Sunday) 3pm
*Accessible Performance for ALL with Audio Description, Accessible Captions (Chinese) and Theatrical Interpretation
Original Ticket Price**: $140, $180, $240
**HKAAA Members are offered 10% off discount. Please present your membership card at URBTIX Ticketing Office.
Programme Enquiries：852- 2904 7118
22% off discount on Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio “Why aren't you Steve Jobs”!
Programme details and order form
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
Date & Time:
17 April 2014 (Thursday) 8pm;
18 - 20 April 2014 (Friday - Sunday) 3pm & 8pm
Ticket Price: $320 (Original price)/ $250 (Advance booking)**
**22% off discount for advance booking. To buy tickets, please fill in the online booking form on or before 16 March 2014 (Sunday).
Programme Enquiries：852 – 2144 5335
Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme 2014
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
Enquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org / +852 3917 8221
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