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HKAAA E-newsletter (12.09.2014) - Breaking Boundaries in Arts – Inspiration from the Unlimited Festival in the UK / Producer-oriented Operation Model in Theatre – Strategy and Experience of Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
 
HKAAA Updates
 
Breaking Boundaries in Arts – Inspiration from the Unlimited Festival in the UK
The British Council and the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association co-present the sharing session “Breaking Boundaries in Arts – Inspiration from the Unlimited Festival in the UK”.
 
Unlimited began as an innovative programme embedded in the UK’s Cultural Olympiad in 2012, returning to the Southbank of London from the 2nd to 7th September of this year. The Festival marked the most anticipated week of the month which celebrated the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists. From intimate one-on-one settings to indoor and outdoor performances that engaged mass audiences, the disabled artists shared their journeys through theatre, dance, music, literate, films and visual arts beyond imagination!
 
The British Council has invited Ms Ida Lam, Chairperson of the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong and Ms Grace Cheng, Director of Art in Hospital to the Festival this year. During this event, they will talk about their unique and enriching experiences from taking part in the Festival, as well as the opportunities for developing inclusive arts in Hong Kong.
 
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Producer-oriented Operation Model in Theatre – Strategy and Experience of Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
About the Seminar
 
Ever since its company reform in 2009, the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre has adapted the producer-oriented operation model. Currently, the Center's management funds has a high self-sustaining rate of over 60%, and is a pioneer among fellow performing art groups as innovative and mature model.
 
The global art environment is rapidly changing. Topping up are various cultural projects locally – the implementation of various infrastructure of the West Kowloon Cultural District, renovation and launching of numerous old and new Leisure and Cultural Services Department venues, as well as heritage architectural projects such as the Central Police Station Revitalization Project. Now is especially relevant to explore on innovative and proactive ways in operating the theatre.
 
The Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association is pleased to have invited Miss Jackie Zhang, Vice Manager and Director of Actors Department, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, to share her valuable experience on how the Centre operates with producers as the central point in planning and promoting theatrical productions.
 
Through this seminar, local performing arts operators can interact and take reference from mainland productions on the experiences and strategic planning in producing self-financing creations, facilitating discussion in the possible long term development of Hong Kong theatre and evaluating the positioning and responsibilities of the producer.  Besides, Jackie will address the challenges of being an effective producer with case studies.
 
To enrich the session, we have also invited Mr Louis Yu, Executive Director of Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, as respondent. HKAAA's General Manager, Miss Winona Chan, will moderate the session. 
 
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台灣月「傳統與創新」工作坊 :你不知道的傳統創新關鍵—兩個台灣表演團體的創新經驗 (Chinese Only)
活動簡介
 
合辦單位:光華新聞文化中心、香港藝術行政人員協會 (HKAAA)
 
傳統如何面對當代? 如何創新又不失原味? 在當代社會的十字路口上,如何讓傳統脫離窠舀找到新生命,而又不失傳統藝術的傳承本質?
 
傳統藝術是歷史與文化結晶,如何保留傳統精粹同時尋找創新經營和行銷策略是每一個傳統藝術團隊必須思考的議題。本活動邀請兩個台灣傳統藝術的創新案例國光劇團團長鍾寶善先生及台北市立國樂團團長鍾耀光先生,分享團隊在製作策劃、市場推廣、觀眾培育等方面的創新思維與經驗,揭開傳統創新成功之道的神秘面紗!
 
我們成功邀得國光劇團團長鍾寶善先生及臺北市立國樂團團長及指揮鍾耀光先生於本次工作坊擔任講者,跟本地同業分享如何把創新、現代的意念套用在藝團身上,使傳統表演藝術得以承傳。我們亦很榮幸邀得粵劇戲台創辦人李奇峰先生和香港教育學院兼任教授鄭新文教授擔任回應人。
 
講者及回應人將會引用台灣及香港的實例,簡述於跨界與創新概念之策畫原則和優勢,並分享實際執行的活動設計、推廣、資源分配與未來規畫。當日更設有「與鍾團長們午餐約會」環節,參加者可與講者、回應人、以及其他參加者共進午饍,彼此交流和建立港台兩地人際網絡。
 
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GM's Good Reads
 
The Elephant and the Flea by Charles Handy
I hope you enjoy reading “Managing the Nonprofit Organization: Principles and Practices” by the American management guru Peter F. Drucker, which I shared with you in this column last month. I would now like to introduce you with a book by another management master from the UK who rivals Peter F. Drucker in reputation. “The Elephant and the Flea: Reflections of a Reluctant Capitalist”, one of the finest works by Charles Handy, has been widely respected and recommended by arts administrators. I learnt about this book from a speaker at a cultural forum in 2010 where he shared how the book has influenced him. 
 
With his personal experiences, Handy analyses the changes in the relationship between organizations and individuals (or large-scale and small-scale organizations) in the future. Published in 2001, Handy’s views on the future status of social development in “The Elephant and the Flea: Reflections of a Reluctant Capitalist” indeed resonate with what is happening in our world today in 2014. Having previously worked with one of the largest developers in Hong Kong and a Big Four accountant firm before, now managing Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, a comparatively small organization, I comprehend Handy’s analytical perspectives. Whenever I come across choices and challenges at work, I always find his viewpoints and analyses a source of encouragement and guidance.
 
Almost an autobiography, Handy’s book is highly readable and interesting. It is a good read for everyone. For leaders managing large enterprises, to understand the importance of human resources and learn about contemporary management strategies. For leaders managing small organisations or individuals working for large organisations, to know of one’s self-worth in order to overcome the stress and fears in facing challenges from corporations.
 
Introduction
 
In the ever-changing era of the 21st century, the familiar question “Does man live to work or work to live?” has become a topic of relevance and imminence yet again. 
 
A former oil executive with the “elephant organisation” Shell, Handy recast himself as a freelancer when he was 49 and embarked on his journey as “the flea”.
 
Having been concerned with the relationship between organizations and individuals, Handy speaks from his experience and observations in the management profession. He discusses the profession in different fields ranging from education, social structure, management methodology, and capitalism to personal psychological condition, with wisdom and insights throughout his writing.
 
Handy realises that in society where changes are ever more prevalent, every person would go through the changes of becoming “the flea”. How then should we learn to understand our positioning and  reinvent ourselves, to plan our learning  path and to balance our life? With no school curriculum designed to teach such matters yet, personal experience and guidance from the masters like Charles Handy come to use.
 
About the author
 
Charles Handy is a management guru in contemporary United Kingdom, renowned for his innovative viewpoints on “relationship between organisations and individuals” and “the future of work forms”.
 
He was named the second on the list of the top ten masters of management of Financial Times, where Peter F. Drucker was named first.
 
Handy’s significant works including “The Empty Raincoat”, have recorded more than one million sales worldwide. 
 
 
Advertised Event
 
Hong Kong Dance Alliance - Dance Enhance: Dance Appreciation & Criticism Writing Project 2014
Don’t miss the chance to learn to write like a professional! Apply Now! 
 
Funded by Arts Development Council Multi Project Grant, presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance Limited
 
Dance Enhance was first introduced by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance in 2009.  It is a project to encourage dance appreciation and criticism.  The programme provided a platform for sharing and critical review for participants where they could exchange views, open up discussions, and publish reviews on various forms of dance. Tickets were provided for participants and in addition, well-experienced dance critics, choreographers, and dancers shared their perspectives with participants.
 
From September 2014 to January 2015, participants will attend a series of lectures and workshops to learn from experts, artists and writers. In addition, they will attend 4 dance performances presented by professional companies and write reviews on each of the performances. Outstanding works may even have a chance to get published in dance journal/hk or Hong Kong Dance Alliance website!
 
Limited places. Action Now!
 
Application Deadline: 12th September, 2014
 
For application details, please refer to Programme Brochure and Application Form.
 
Also stay tune to HKDA Website www.hkdanceall.org
 
Enquiries:
Hong Kong Dance Alliance
Tel: (852) 2267 6631 | Email: admin@hkdanceall.org
 
 
 
Opportunities
 
Arts Job Vacancies
 
Arts Funding:
 
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Grants News - Grants available for application:
  1. "2013/14 Xiqu Internship Scheme" (Chinese Only)
  2. Multicultural Arts Education Programme
  3. HKADC UAL Scholarships 2015
  4. Sage Gateshead Internship 2015
  5. Mori Art Museum Internship 2015
  6. Rehearsal Venue Subsidy
     
International Society for Performing Arts - Global Fellowship Program
 
Asian Cultural Council - Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Programme
 
 
 
15% off discount on Visible Record “Chinese Documentary Festival 2014”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Date: 22 Aug 2014 to 4 Oct 2014
Original Ticket Price**: $70
 
**15% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. (The discount is only available for purchase at Urbtix Ticketing Outlets.)
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2540 7859
Discount on Centre for Community Cultural Development co-organized “Butoh in the Kowloon Walled City: Two Workshops” & “The Second Tower of Babel: Butoh in the Kowloon Walled City”!
Introduction of the workshops
Introduction of the performance
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Film Culture Centre (To Kwa Wan) / Y-Space (Kwai Chung)
Date & Time of Workshop 1: 13-14 September 2014 (Sat-Sun), 7:00pm-10:00pm
Date & Time of Workshop 2: 5-7 September 2014 (Fri-Sun), 2:00pm-9:00pm
Date & Time of performance: 18-21 September 2014 (Thur-Sun), 8:00pm / 20 September 2014(Sat), 3:00pm / 21 September 2014 (Sun), 4:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $500 (Workshop 1) / $1,500 (Workshop 2) / $150 (Performance)
 
** Discounted rate for HKAAA Members. Please register online for the workshops or the performance.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2891 8482 / 2891 8488
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Repertory Theatre “The Professor”!
Introduction
Leaflet
 
Programme Details
Venue: Jockey Club Auditorium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Date & Time: 6, 10-11, 13 September 2014, 8:15pm / 7, 13-14 September 2014, 3:15pm
Original Ticket Price**: $160 - $280
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Applicable for purchases of standard price tickets at URBTIX outlets.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-3103 5900
20% off discount on Hong Kong Dance Company “Red Poppies”!
Introduction
Handbill
Promotion Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Date & Time: 12-13 September 2014(Fri-Sat), 7:45pm / 13-14 September 2014(Sat-Sun), 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $330, $260, $180
 
**20% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please fill in the Purchase Form and return the form to Hong Kong Dance Company.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-3103 1806
 
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “38th Orchestral Season Opening Concert: Picturesque Music - A Song Dynasty Painting Reinvented .Seeking Dreams on West Lake”!
19/9 Introduction
20/9 Introduction
Handbill
Promotion Video
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 19 - 20 September 2014 (Fri-Sat) 8pm
Original Ticket Price**: $100, $150, $250, $380
 
**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 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 Theatre Noir Foundation “13”!
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Yuen Long Thatre
Date & Time of Cantonese Version: 20 - 21 Sept 2014 (Sat - Sun), 3:00pm / 20 Sept 2014 (Sat), 8:00pm
Date & Time of English Version: 27 Sept 2014 (Sat), 8:00pm / 28 Sept 2014 (Sun), 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $220, $180, $140
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office.
 
Programme Enquiries: 852-2904 7118 (Ms Fiona Lo)
 
20% off discount on City Contemporary Dance Company “In-between”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Date & Time: 26-27 Sept 2014 (Fri-Sat), 8pm / 27-28 Sept 2014 (Sat-Sun), 3pm
Original Ticket Price: $200, $140
 
**20% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office or fill in this form.
 
Programme Enquiries:852-2329 7803
 
10% off discount on Zuni Icosahedron “Contempt 2014”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date & Time: 26 - 27 Sept 2014 (Fri - Sat), 8:15pm
Original Ticket Price**: $280
 
**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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