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HKAAA E-newsletter (10.10.2014) - Taiwan Culture Festival 2014 “Tradition and Innovation” Workshop: The key to innovate traditions—Experience of two Taiwanese performing arts groups / HKAAA Venue Scheme / Dialogue with HKAAA: Ms Gail Crider, Chief Executive Officer of National Arts Strategies, US
 
HKAAA Updates
 
Taiwan Culture Festival 2014 “Tradition and Innovation” Workshop: The key to innovate traditions—Experience of two Taiwanese performing arts groups
 
Event Information
 
Fee: HKAAA Member: $300 | Regular: $370
 
(Fee includes 1 ticket for “Meng Xiaodong” drama by GuoGuang Opera Company on 31/10/2014 OR 1 ticket for “Dazzling Brilliance” concert by Taipei Chinese Orchestra on 1/11/2014. Seats are designated. Fee covers ticket for seminar and luncheon.)
 
 
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HKAAA Venue Scheme
 
To apply, please fill out application form and submit the completed form to the HKAAA via email, fax or mail.
 
 
Presenter: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association opens its venue in Sheung Wan for lending to local small and medium arts groups for multi-purpose usage such as small seminars, workshops, conferences and other events.
 
 
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Dialogue with HKAAA
 
The Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA) and National Arts Strategies has recently co-organized “Leadership Training Programme for Senior Arts and Culture Executives” for chief executives and senior arts and culture executives in the region. HKAAA is glad to bring you an interview with Ms Gail Crider, the Chief Executive Officer of NAS about their philosophy and arts management courses.
 
Gail: Ms Gail Crider, CEO of NAS | HKAAA: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
 
HKAAA:    First of all, congratulations on your new appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of NAS!  Would you please share with our readers about the philosophy of NAS?  How has it been established?  How does it sustain?
 
Gail: Thank you.  It is an honor to be leading an institution that has had such a positive impact on strengthening our field. We are committed to building on that foundation even more educational experiences that will both support the development of leaders and push the thinking forward in our field. 
 
National Arts Strategies has been a key contributor to capacity building in the arts and culture sector for over thirty years. Our initial focus on financial capacity building, from 1983 to 2002, was realized through a national network of stabilization programs. The successful legacy of this work includes a now standard focus on balance sheet strategy and in arts and cultural organizations, the universal use of liquidity measurements as a metric for organizational health, and capitalization initiatives as a priority in funder-driven programs across the United States and Europe.
 
In 1998, the mission focus for NAS expanded beyond financial capacity to help build overall leadership capacity. NAS has since developed the premiere educational program for the cultural sector using a sophisticated pedagogical model: content developed with faculty at the leading business and graduate schools in the US; a unique team-centered experience that brings together executives, staff, and board members; framework-based rather than normative models that can be readily adapted to each leader’s specific circumstances; and a focus on application throughout the experience to enable real organizational improvement.
 
Our education programs reach all types of organizations and many levels, from CEOs to staff to board members. This investment has produced the sector’s most diverse leadership community of alumni and faculty. It has also generated changes in the language and core management frameworks used by organizations, partnerships to advance the educational efforts of service organizations and other capacity building organizations, and policy discussions with leading grant makers to enhance field capacity building.

National Arts Strategies is a learning organization in every way.  We believe that arts and culture enriches society at all levels, and that strong organizations and inspired, talented cultural leaders should be an important part of every community.  We build outstanding content with leading graduate school faculty and as we teach leaders, we in turn learn more about how we can help them in the future.
 

HKAAA:   There are quite a number of arts management or related programmes offered by universities across the US, what are the differences between the programmes offered by universities and those by the NAS? 

Gail:  We actually have quite a lot in common with some of university programs but we differ in two important ways.  First, we insure that our programs are both applicable and practicable. We work with our participants to not only understand the theory but to put the theories into action. Second, unlike many university courses, ours do not require a great deal of the participants’ time and money.  We design programs that take into account the busy schedules of our participants and their financial circumstances.

Our latest offering, the Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy, is a new model for executive education aimed at early career professionals already working in arts and culture organizations and those entering the field that want advanced training but cannot afford to take one to two years off to pursue a master’s degree. In partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, School for Social Policy and Research, NAS will offer a ten-month certificate program through a combination of on-campus and distance education.  We are accepting applications now for the first class which is set to begin in January 2015.
 

HKAAA:    The Chief Executive programme is NAS’s signature programme and many important arts leaders have participated, how does it work?  How can someone in Hong Kong or in Asia can apply for the programme?

Gail:  We believe that our cultural institutions are at a crossroads at which their relevance and even the role of the arts in civil society are being questioned. Cultural leaders are grappling with many complex and intractable questions. How do you take an institution designed in a bygone era and make it relevant today? How do you compete in an increasingly crowded market? What does a thriving financial model look like for a nonprofit cultural organization? In the face of such difficult questions it’s hard to find the time and support to explore the answers. There are exceptional leaders – across the US and around the world – who are working on creative solutions.

The Chief Executive Program is a professional development program that drives key leaders in the field to examine the essential challenges facing the arts sector today. The program brings together top leaders from across the full spectrum of cultural organizations to engage in issue-based education. The approach has proven to generate fresh thinking, to re-energize these leaders to tackle big questions in front of their organizations, and to build new relationships that give these leaders support as they drive change.

Through the first three cohorts, we have welcomed applications from around the world.  The newly launched third cohort includes nine international participants from six different countries. Future cohorts are under consideration.  We welcome any questions and interest in future cohorts of this program.
 
 
HKAAA:   I have learnt that the NAS has recently collaborated with the Coursera to offer online courses.  Why does the NAS take the new initiative?  Can arts leaders and arts managers in Hong Kong or in Asia participate in the online programmes?  How?
 
Gail:  NAS will increase accessibility to professional and leadership training by adding to our services a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) designed for the cultural sector. We provide access to the sector’s highest quality of training by adopting a learning platform that requires of participants no tuition, travel or time away from the office. By eliminating barriers, we enable leaders to train their entire organization – from volunteer to board. It also allows motivated individuals to take control of their own careers and develop the kind of skills they need most.
 
In September, we launched our MOOC initiative with Leading Innovation in Arts and Culture on the Coursera platform, presented with NAS faculty David Owens (Vanderbilt University). The eight-week course offers participants the opportunity to tackle a current challenge and learn a process for innovation that they can use every day. With over 7,000 students currently enrolled, this course is the largest professional development event in the history of arts and culture. We plan to offer this course again in 2015, and continue presenting it as an annual event given consistent demand. It will remain free and open to anyone who wishes to participate.
 
 
National Art Strategies
http://www.artstrategies.org/
 
Leadership Training Programme for Senior Arts and Culture Executives
http://www.hkaaa.org.hk/?a=group&id=all_activities&doc_id=5396
 
 
Featured Event
 
Hong Kong Design Institute and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) - Kungfu, Techne and the Future of Work – Public Lecture by Chan Koon Chung

 
 
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Asia Society Hong Kong Center - In Conversation with Kiri Te Kanawa (Free admission; Online registration required)
Conversation with Kiri Te Kanawa
 
A Morning Conversation with Soprano Dame KIRI TE KANAWA, and TISA HO, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival
 
Presenter: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Co-Presenter: The Women's Foundation
Supporting Organizations: Hong Kong Arts Administators' Association, Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, Opera Hong Kong


Date: 25/10/2014
Time: Registration at 10:45am
          Program at 11:00am
          Close at 12:00pm
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong


Free admission; Online registration required: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
 
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The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts - Symposium: Asian Transformation - New Perspectives on Creativity and Performing Arts Education (HKAAA Members can enjoy discounted rate!)

 
To explore the unique role that Asia is playing in creative practice and performing arts education in the 21st century, the Academy will host a symposium entitled Asian Transformation: New Perspectives on Creativity and Performing Arts Education. This symposium will see internationally renowned performing arts and creative industry practitioners participating alongside their Hong Kong counterparts and Academy staff and students in a three-day event from 20 to 22 November 2014 as part of the Academy’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.

The symposium will explore in open dialogues its theme:
“21st century Hong Kong is a dynamic and diverse cultural metropolis at a unique point of intersection between Asian and Western creative practice. With Asia ascendant on the world stage, Hong Kong’s identity as Special Administrative Region of China and its rich cross-cultural influences ideally position it to explore new creative paradigms and their potential to shape the future of performing arts education”.

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Opportunities
 
Arts Job Vacancies
 
Arts Funding:
 
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Grants News - Grants available for application:
  1. HKADC UAL Scholarships 2015
  2. Sage Gateshead Internship 2015
  3. Mori Art Museum Internship 2015
  4. Rehearsal Venue Subsidy
 
Asian Cultural Council - Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Programme
 
Yale-China Association - The Yale-China Arts Fellowship
 
 
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
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Maestro Peng Xiuwen - A Tribute”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 10 - 11 October 2014 (Friday, Saturday) 8:00pm
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
 
15% off discount on Chung Ying Theatre Company "Spring Fever Hotel" (35th Anniversary Version)!
Introduction
Leaflet
 
Programme Details
Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Date & Time:  17-18, 23-25/10/2014  8pm / 18-19, 25-26/10/2014  3pm
Original Ticket Price**: $280, $220, $180, $120
 
**15% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please bring along Coupon to enjoy 15% off discount on the regular price at Urbtix Ticketing Office. (Hard copy and e-copy are both accepted.) Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. 
 
Programme Enquiries:8106 8338
10% off discount on Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Majestic Drums XIX”!
Introduction
Handbill
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Date & Time: 24 October 2014 (Friday) 8:00pm
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 Hong Kong Repertory Theatre "The Common Cold"!
Introduction
 
Programme Details
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Date & Time:  25-26, 28-31 October, 1, 4-8 November 2014, 7:45pm/ 26 October, 8-9 November 2014, 2:45pm
     
Original Ticket Price**: $160 - $280
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. Applicable for purchases of standard price tickets at URBTIX outlets.

Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
10% off discount on Hong Kong Repertory Theatre "A Giant Cookie"!
Introduction
 
Programme Details
Venue: HKRep Black Box
Date & Time:  25-26, 28-31 October, 1-2 November 2014, 8:00pm
     26 October, 1-2 November 2014, 3:00pm
Original Ticket Price**: $180 (Free Seating)
 
**10% off discount for HKAAA Members. Please present your membership card at Urbtix Ticketing Office. Applicable for purchases of standard price tickets at URBTIX outlets.

Programme Enquiries:852-3103 5900
 
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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