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Activities

2010

14/12/2010
Meet the man himself in this relaxed luncheon talk, with Graham Sheffield sharing with you his arts experiences from London, his innovative programming ideas, his vision for WKCD, his views for arts education, community participation and learning in the arts as well as the development of Hong Kong’s cultural ecology.
 
 
Registration will be processed on a first-come first-served basis (with preference given to members). We anticipate a full house for this popular talk. Places are strictly limited.
 
To avoid disappointment, register now (form attached) before the deadline of Friday 10 December 2010.

 

07/09/2010
As we all agree, business sponsorship is vital for the arts and the benefits it brings would extend beyond pure funding. As in all sound partnerships, the success of any business arts interaction would require mutual understanding from both the corporate and the arts organization. We are delighted that Mrs Maisie Shun Wah, Head of Public Affairs, John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd will share with us the subject on partnership with the arts community, drawing references from the association between Swire and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
 
Topics covered would include, among other things, the criteria for success, the challenges and solutions. For practical use, participants are also encouraged to share their own experiences for mutual learning. To allow maximum participation of and interaction among the participants, the sharing will be conducted in an informal atmosphere.
 
 
(option for lunch available at venue after the talk at individual’s own expense)
 
For enquiries: Ms Cecilia Wong at 2877 7268
 
Registration will be made on a first come first serve basis (with preference given to members).  We anticipate full house for this popular talk. Places will be strictly limited due to venue size and to avoid disappointment, act now before deadline on Friday 27 August 2010 at 5pm.
14/06/2010 - 15/06/2010
With the development of West Kowloon Cultural District and the phenomenal growth in China, cultural managers in Hong Kong are facing unprecedented opportunities and challenges. This exclusive two-day Summit brings to Hong Kong over 17 renowned leaders from six countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and America to share insights on cultural leadership as well as address key issues in the cultural sector of the 21st century.
 
 
06/05/2010

With the growing importance of arts and culture as part of the creative economy and the sizable investment of public funds most notably in the West Kowloon Cultural District, stakeholders (management, Boards, government bodies, investors, Legislative Council, sponsors, patrons etc) are expected to show increasing interest in how money is spent in this sector.

 
Against this background, professionals working in arts and culture will have an increasingly important role to play in improving the accountability of their employing organisations, and in ensuring that the duties are carried out properly and effectively.
 
BDO Limited, the Hong Kong member firm of one of the largest international accounting and auditing professional networks in the world, has kindly accepted the invitation of the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association to share with us their technical expertise on the internal and financial control/corporate governance, and financial reporting for NGOs.
 
Two prominent speakers from BDO Limited, Messrs Stephen Chan and Tony Chan, will share with the audience their technical expertise on the following topics:
 
Why are financial and internal control/corporate governance important to your organisation, and how they can be effectively implemented especially when operating under limited resources;
An update on the relevant Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards, and the financial reporting issues unique to your organisation, including accounting for complimentary tickets and barter arrangements, and their related disclosure requirements.
 
 
For enquiries: Ms Cecilia Wong at 2877 7268
 
Registration will be made on a first come first serve basis (with preference given to members). As places will be strictly limited due to venue size we might not be able to entertain all registrations. To avoid disappointment, kindly register (form attached) before the deadline on Friday 30 April 2010.
14/04/2010
For those of you who came to our talk held on 10 March 2010 you agree that the speaker, Ms Esther Chan, had provided very practical and useful information on the legal issues which arts groups come into contact on a daily basis. The talk had been highly interactive and due to the overwhelming response during the Q&A session we decided to postpone the remaining topic on accounting and taxation. We are delighted that William Po & Co (CPA) will be back to share with us the accounting and tax issues for small and medium arts groups.
 
Accounting is a necessity in the daily administration, for funder reporting and for our own control. It would also need to be organized for efficiency. In the forthcoming talk, the speaker will address the issues of who needs to look at the accounts, why do we need the accounts, when to submit the accounts, how the accounts should be prepared on a daily basis and the role of the auditor.
 
Demonstration of how to use a simple accounting software to enhance productivity will also be carried out. The talk will further cover taxation issues relating to, among others, employees, proprietors, royalties, and overseas artists tax.
 
 
For enquiries, Please contact Ms Cecilia Wong at 2877 7268
 
Registration will be made on a first come first serve basis (with preference given to members). As places will be strictly limited due to venue size we might not be able to entertain all registrations. To avoid disappointment, kindly register (form attached) before the deadline on Thursday 8 April 2010.
07/04/2010
Printed materials mostly in the form of posters and leaflets/flyers are traditionally the most common means to promote art performances/activities. No matter how they are prepared, the ultimate aim is to generate publicity and to increase attendance. How should we prepare promotional materials so that they are eye-catching and can generate noises is something of grave concern to marketers.
 
In this forthcoming talk cum workshop, the speaker will share with us the fundamental concepts of arts promotion/marketing as a means to communicate with audience and to entice them. There will also be a workshop provided where participants are invited to bring along past promotional materials from their own organizations for sharing and discussion, and to learn how they can be improved based on the feedback from both the expert and among peer marketers.
 
You are highly encouraged to bring along as much and as diverse promotional materials on the day for discussion during the workshop. With your input and participation, we guarantee that the talk cum workshop will provide insights into the theory of as well as the practical side on this important and popular subject. The talk/workshop is intended for those working in the area of promotion, publicity and marketing, and fundraising, and in organizations of different sizes and nature.
 
 
For enquiries, Please call Ms Cecilia Wong at 2877 7268
 
Registration will be made on a first come first serve basis (with preference given to members). As places will be strictly limited due to venue size we might not be able to entertain all registrations. To avoid disappointment, kindly register (form attached) before the deadline on Friday 30 April 2010.
10/03/2010

As an organization grows it will come to a stage when the founding members consider it necessary to form some sort of legal entity for operating its activities. There are various options for the formation of legal entity including those registered under Societies Ordinance and Company Ordinance. 

 
Depending on the ultimate legal entity to be formed there will also be different statutory procedures to comply with. In this workshop, you will be informed of, and advised on the different forms of legal formation and the corresponding procedures.
 
In the same workshop, the speaker will cover the basic accounting procedures for the SMEs and the financial statements including the Income and Expenditure Statement and Balance Sheet. Practical knowledge on how to apply tax exemption and charity status would also be covered.
 
The workshop will be particularly relevant to those who want to gain practical knowledge in the basic accounting and legal aspect of running small to medium arts groups. Project grantees and one /two year grantees should find this workshop highly useful.
 
 
For Enquiry, please call 2877 7268
22/02/2010
While organizations are still relying on print media as a means of promoting the arts, new media has become increasingly popular as new platform for marketing. In this seminar, the speakers will give an overview on mobile and internet marketing and will illustrate how social media and augmented reality can serve as tools for effective marketing and audience development. Case studies drawn from both commercial and arts related areas will also be used to provide insights into how traditional and digital marketing can be combined to produce results. 
 
New customer behavior and experiences have been reported with new media marketing, bringing new dimension to arts marketing and changing the ways we interact with customers. Core audience would include arts marketers and those directly responsible for audience development but would extend to those who have general interest in exploring the potential of new media. This popular talk is suitable for all working in arts organizations of different sizes and disciplines, from project grantees to established arts organizations.
 
 
For Enquiry, please call 2877 7268
03/02/2010

Currently, arts groups can collaborate with the government in various forms to seek public funding for presentation of  works. Apart from the annual subvention which is administered by the Home Affairs Bureau, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council represent other major avenues for collaboration. In this talk there will be direct communication from representatives from the LCSD and the ADC on the various forms of collaborations, the procedures including the funding proposal and the criteria for fruitful collaboration. Independent views from ex senior management responsible for ADC  grants will be available for further insights. The talk should be particularly useful to any arts groups who want to tap into this funding resource and to understand the schemes and what make their applications stand a higher chance of success. Targeted audiences include both existing and prospective project grantees as well as one/two year grantees.

 
 
For enquiries, please contact Ms Cecilia Wong at 2877 7268
 
Registration will be made on a first come first serve basis (with preference given to members). As places will be strictly limited due to venue size we might not be able to entertain all registrations. To avoid disappointment, kindly register before the deadline on 29 January 2010 (Fri).
15/01/2010

Started initially as a project grantee, Theatre Ensemble Ltd has established itself over the years to become a one year grantee, then a three year grantee and finally one of the leading flagship companies funded by the HAB before it became totally independent in 2008, operating now under the name of PIP Cultural Industries Ltd. In the context of reduced public funding for the arts and the recent government initiative to develop arts and creative industries, the strategic development of PIP would serve as an interesting case, providing insights into a possible business model for the arts.

 
 
For enquiries, please call Ms Cecilia Wong at 2877 7268