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HKAAA E-newsletter (31.07.2014) - HKADC Annual Arts Survey Report Highlights / Free Admission Recruitment Day
 
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HKADC - Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Report Highlights 2011/12
The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC) just released the “Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Report Highlights 2011/12” last week. According to ADC’s website, the Report Highlights collected data on the performing arts programmes which were staged in 46 venues under 23 major performing facilities, visual arts exhibitions that were held in 179 different places, and film festivals and independent/feature screening events in 47 different venues between April 2011 and March 2012, aiming to provide comprehensive statistics for the art sector by analyzing the distribution of the programmes, the ticket price, the attendance, the box office records and the presenters of these programmes/exhibitions/screening events.
 
Here is a quick list of key findings excerpted from the Report Highlights:
  • Over 6,400 different arts and cultural activities in Hong Kong
  • 124 cultural activities on a weekly average: 22 film arts programmes, 78 performing arts programme and 24 visual arts exhibitions
  • Total attendance was 3.68 million
  • Accumulated box office income reached HK$470 million
 
With reference to the Report Highlights, the number of public paid performances in almost all ticket price categories was on the rise compared to the previous year and the box office income benefited from some of the programmes with tickets fetching higher top prices. If we look into Chart 5 (fig. 1) of the Report Highlights, we will find that there were significant increases in the price categories $351-$420 and $1-$70. And then, in Chart 6 (fig. 2), it shows that the box office income of variety and pop shows had a 150% increase while Xiqu had 32.2% and music had 10%. As for the theatre, there was a 2.7% decrease even though its numbers of performances and attendance had 0.5% and 0.9% increase respectively.
 

Fig. 1 Top Price Ticket of Public Paid Performances (Source: P. 11, Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Report Highlights 2011/12, Hong Kong Arts Development Council)

Fig. 2 Box Office Income of Performing Arts Programmes (Source: P. 12, Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Report Highlights 2011/12, Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
 
It is no doubt that audience development is on the top of priority list for arts and culture development. Even though there was a 5% increase in total attendance (3.68 million), the general public’s participation at arts and cultural activities still had large room for improvement. According to the census results of Population Census 2011, the population for the age group between 16 and 55 were 4,417,594 and they are considered as a group who has the advantages to participate in arts and cultural activities in terms of financial ability, physical condition, etc.
 
Last year, the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education organized a one-day forum on “Using Research to Inform Decisions of Cultural Managers and Cultural Policy Makers”. Many expressed in the forum that there was an urgent need for a survey on arts participation in order for strategic planning and preparing a mapping for arts and cultural development in Hong Kong. It is good news that ADC is now inviting eligible organisations to submit proposals on the “Arts Consumption and Participation Survey”.
 
The Government’s “Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme” was launched in 2011 and selected 18 grantees for implementation of approved projects in 2012 to 2014 with the objective of strengthening the cultural software and building the capacity of the arts sector of Hong Kong. It is anticipated that the results of the next survey for the year of 2012/13 will be quite different from this one for the year of 2011/12. Besides, there have been a growing number of arts and cultural activities held at unconventional venues and it may be something worth looking into.
 
As an arts manager, I can’t help mentioning something related to arts administrative work. At the end of the report (P. 55), it says that the survey was subject to some limitations and one of them is that “some of the venue operators and presenters were not able to provide detailed data”. This is the fifth report of the annual survey but a good practice of records and archive management in arts and cultural institutions is really hard to implement or to be built.
 
Last but not the least, thanks to ADC for such an important report!
 
By: Winona, General Manager of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
 
(Full Version of Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Report Highlights 2011/12, Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
 
 
HKAAA Updates
 
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Recruitment Day

HKAAA is devoted in the development of arts administrators in Hong Kong and beyond as means to facilitate the improvement of local arts and cultural scene. Noting the increased demand of aspiring talents in the field, HKAAA is organizing the first Hong Kong Arts Adminstrators Recruitment Day on 9 August 2014 to connect local caliber with arts organizations.
 
This event will serve as a recruitment platform for participating organizations and job seekers to apply and interview on-day. HKAAA will also host a series of career talk, joining conversation with managerial personnel of leading arts organizations in Hong Kong.
 
The recruitment day is now open for application by interested organizations. Please refer to the Chinese version for more details.
 
 
Featured Event
 
Public Forum on Branding of Arts and Cultural Organizations (Free Admission)
Learn from 3 experts at no cost!
 
Introduction
Handbill
 
Forum Details
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA (UB/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
 
Date: 25 August 2014 (Monday)
 
Time: 2:15pm-5:45pm
 
Registration Fee: Free Admission. Limited Quota. First-come-First-served
 
 
 
Opportunities
 
Arts Job Vacancies
 
Arts Funding:
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Grants News - Grants available for application:
  1. Multi-Project Grant
  2. Music/Dance/Drama Artistic Internship Scheme
  3. 2015 Literary Arts Magazine Schemeal 
  4. Multicultural Arts Education Programme 
  5. Rehearsal Venue Subsidy
 
 
Discount on Centre for Community Cultural Development “Creative Arts Therapies for Children, Parents and Carers: International Symposium and Workshops”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Centre for Community Cultural Development / Jockey Club New Life Institute of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Date & Time - Symposium: 9-10 Aug 2014 (Sat-Sun), 9:30am - 5:40pm
Date & Time - Workshop 1,2,3: 7,8,11 Aug 2014 (Thu, Fri, Mon), 9:30am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Date & Time - Workshop 4: 7-8 Aug 2014 (Thu-Fri), 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Date & Time - Workshop 5: 6 Aug 2014 (Wed), 9:30am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Date & Time - Workshop 6: 14-15 Aug 2014 (Thu-Fri), 7:00pm – 10:00pm
 
Original Ticket Price: $1,200 (Each Workshop) / $200 (Two-day symposium)
 
**$100 (each workshop) / $50 (Two-day symposium) off for HKAAA Members. Please register here.
 
Programme Enquiries:852- 2891 8483 / 852- 2891 8488 / 852- 5946 3855
 
 
10% off discount on Zuni Icosahedron x Dance Forum “Dream Illusion Bubble Shadow”!
Introduction
Promotion Video
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 19 - 20 Sept 2014 (Fri - Sat), 8:15pm / 21 Sept 2014 (Sun), 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $140, $190, $280, $420, $1,000(Charity Tickets)
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-2566 9696
10% off discount on Zuni Social Theatre “Find Ghost Do the CE”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 3 - 4, 9 - 11, 15 - 18 Oct 2014, 8:00pm / 4 - 5, 11 - 12, 18 - 19 Oct 2014, 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: (Friday to Sunday sessions) $180, $280 / (Wednesday and Thursday sessions) $162, $252
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-2566 9696
 
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).
 
  • The programme information above was provided by the relevant programme presenters who are responsible for the information’s content and accuracy. 
  • 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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