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Activities

2012

20/12/2012

To face with the increasingly competitive environment, with changing public expectations and behaviour, arts organisations have been mindful to embrace new ways of engaging with their existing and potential audiences.

 

Customer-focus, personalization, porousness, interactivity are the watchwords for arts organisations (or all organisations!!) to sustain and remain relevant with customers and prospects in the 21st century. Then, how can technology help arts organizations to achieve more with greater ease?

 

This workshop is targeted for arts managers who would like to harness the power of the web and learn how to use online marketing tools and mobile apps to market and connect with their audiences.

 

Internet entrepreneur, Mr Peter Choi, Managing Director, Palapple (H.K.) Limited (www.palapple.com), also the owner of two startups: Snapshock (www.snapshock.com), and Hiwave Dry Seafood (hiwave.starrygift.com), will share with us his experience in the commercial sector, introducing some interesting tools, methodologies and case studies from the commercial world that can possibly be transferable to the arts group usage; while Mr Chris Tang and Ms Jacqueline Lo from AlphaSoft Design (www.asd.com.hk), web and apps developer for many arts organizations will introduce practical tools, gadgets for arts organization to enhance promotion and productivity, at the same time putting forward exciting apps from the international arts world!

 

Representatives from Hong Kong Arts Festival and Leisure and Cultural Services Department will also respond to the speakers, giving practical suggestions to the practitioners in setting up and managing the online tools and applications.

 

Bring along your smartphone to this informative yet fun-filling practical workshop, and learn how to do more and work less!!

 

 

 

For registration, please send your completed registration form together with the cheque to: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Room 1206, 12/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

 

Registration Form: /

 

Interview by Ming Pao   HKCollection - HalloBoss, RTHK

 

 

Enquiries:
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
|Tel: (852) 2877 7268|Email: registration@hkaaa.org.hk

10/12/2012

Co-presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance and the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association

 

Creating a high-quality dance production requires artistic vision in combination with excellent management skills. Overseeing a production can be challenging for dance artists with no administration background or training. “Close the Loop Arts Administration Mentorship” is designed to provide mentorship to dance artists by offering assistance in making the most out of production resources and achieve the highest level of artistic excellence possible.

 

What you will learn
Guidance and problem solving techniques from a well-established arts administration mentor, on a one-on-one basis. Mentorship covers the following areas related to a project with approved grant:

  • budget management
  • legal and contractual requirements
  • team set up
  • timeline management
  • programme positioning, marketing and publicity
  • ticketing
  • sponsorship and collaboration
  • communication skills
  • report writing

 

The mentor will provide perspectives to broaden the artist’s vision, enhancing his/her decision-making ability and problem-solving skills.

 

Time frame
The mentorship lasts approximately 6 months. Start and end time will be in line with the performance production schedule.
 

Who should apply

  • Applicants must be practicing artists
  • Applicants must have an existing program lined up for public performance before 1 June 2013
  • Priority will be given to artists who are handling full-length (45-min or above) and/or publicly-funded productions for the first time

 

How to apply
Interested parties please submit:

  1. A resume detailing your production experience
  2. A copy of the notification letter/ contract from relevant funding parties supporting the availability of your performance funding and venue (if applicable)
  3. A 300-word summary describing why you would like to join this program and what you expect to learn out of it
  4. Application Form (download from: www.hkdanceall.org)

 

Application via email only. Please submit full application to:
admin@hkdanceall.org

 

Application Deadline: 10-12-2012

 

Successful candidates will be notified via email by the end of December 2012.

16/11/2012

(Thanks so much for your support! “ Outdoor Event Planning Workshop” is full.)

 

 

Co-organized by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) and Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA)

 

To attract new audiences and engage the community, arts groups, big and small, are increasingly putting emphasis on presenting outdoor events of various scale. What are the key issues to be considered when planning and organizing street arts presentations?

 

Sydney Festival is known internationally for its outdoor event programme: from the Festival First Night, and the iconic Domain Concert Series which is now in its 36th year, to tone off events in quirky locations.

 

A workshop co-presented by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Mr. John Bayley, Head of Production of Sydney Festival, will talk about how he managed the logistics challenges when presenting outdoor events, including solving the dilemma of budgets and staffing which is especially relevant to smaller arts groups to achieve the best creative outcome for street shows.

 

Other topics to be covered:

  • Choosing outdoor event sites and gaining permission to present the events
  • Key issues to consider when producing an outdoor event
  • Staffing structure and how to expand it from planning to operational

 

 

 

For registration, please send your completed registration form together with the cheque to: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, Room 1206, 12/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

 

Registration form: /

 

   

 

Enquiries:
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
|Tel: (852) 2877 7268|Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk

09/10/2012

The activity took place on October 9. Thanks for participation! Should you wish to revisit the media reports, please visit:

Wen Wei Po

Ta Kung Pao

South China Morning Post (Reprinted)
 

Programme Details:

In the midst of the ongoing heated debate over the establishment of the Cultural Bureau and the shaping of arts and cultural policy in Hong Kong, Mr Ma Fung Kwok won a seat in the Legislative Council (Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication Functional Constituency).  Previously a film producer, Ma actively participates in public services, particularly in the arts and cultural sector.  After the success at the election, and now being a representative of the arts and cultural sector, what are his views to the current culture policy, ecology and the authorities in charge of the arts and culture development?  In the coming five years, what are his plans in fostering effective cultural policy development with a long term vision? How will he respond to the needs and aspirations from the practitioners of the sector?  What are his views for the Government in strengthening the city’s unique positioning as the cultural hub in the region?

 

An important meeting for arts and culture practitioners to share your thoughts and make your voice heard.  Not to be missed.

 

Admission is free. Only limited places available.Please ACT NOW as applications will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please fill in the attached registration form and return to info@hkaaa.org.hk

 

 

 

For registration, please fill in the registration form and return to info@hkaaa.org.hk

 

Registration Form: /

 

 

Enquiries:
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
|Tel: (852) 2877 7268|Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk

01/08/2012

Staging a theatrical/ performing arts production requires a collaborativeeffort among the director, performers, designers, production crews and the administrators.Every member is a part of a cohesive community;the better the community functions, the greater the potential tocreate a meaningful and engaging experience for the audiences.

 

Arts administrators provide a bridge between the art, the artists, and the audiences, and are required to work and liaise effectively with different members of the creative and production team, empowering and assisting them to make the best artwork.  Yet as most administratorsare not trained in theatre technical areas, they often encounter difficulties in understanding the needs from different members from the creative and production team,which may cause unnecessary misunderstanding.

 

This workshop is targeted for administrators who would like to have more in-depth understanding on performing arts production process and common queries on production management.  Contents include:

 

  • What are they referring to by these? (Technical jargons/ Theatre glossary)
  • Who can I talk to when in doubt? (Different roles in the  technical team)
  • Why do they think it differently? (Scheduling & theatre process)
  • How would I handle these situations? (Case Studies)

 

 

 

For registration, please fill in the registration form and return to info@hkaaa.org.hk

 

Registration Form: /

 

 

Enquiries:
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
|Tel: (852) 2877 7268|Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk

30/05/2012 - 01/06/2012

Summit Notes and Powerpoint

 

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Co-presented by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) and the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA)

30/5 – 1/6/2012 (Wed-Fri )
Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and Hong Kong Arts Centre


Arts and Creative industries are volatile, easily affected by the city economic changes, availability of public funding, competition from other organizations within or outside the sector and so on. Yet there are some creative organizations (large and small) that thrive in turbulent times, remaining healthy and sustainable while producing works of ingenuity, style, quality and grace.  What are the game-changing ideas behind these success stories?

In the 2012 Cultural Leadership Summit, we are planning to focus on various aspects to successful creative organizations, including:

  • Strategic and Artistic Planning
  • Branding and Creative Marketing
  • Nurturing Supporters at all levels
  • Engaging the Community and Building Audiences

 


International and Regional Speakers

  • Karen Brooks Hopkins, President, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York
  • Graham Devlin, Arts Consultant; Former Deputy Secretary General, Arts Council of England
  • Lieven Bertels, Director, Sydney Festival; Former Artistic Director, Holland Festival (Amsterdam)
  • Paweł Potoroczyn, Director, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Poland
  • Kingsley Jayasekera, Director, Communications and Digital Strategy, Sadler’s Wells, London
  • Lee Seungmi, Director, Incheon Art Platform, Korea
  • Wang Zhengming, Vice President, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
  • Edward Chia, Managing Director, Timbre Group Pte Ltd, Singapore


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For foreign participants, please refer here.


Enquiries:
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
|Tel: (852) 2877 7268|Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk
 

10/04/2012

If you are

  • a practicing artist;
  • planning a public showing of your own work within this year; and
  • wondering how to produce a production


Don’t miss the opportunity of learning from a well-established arts administration mentor, one-on-one!


What you will learn
Guidance and problem solving techniques on the following areas:

  • budget management
  • legal and contractual requirements
  • team set up
  • timeline management
  • program positioning, marketing and publicity
  • ticketing
  • sponsorship and collaboration
  • communication skills
  • report writing


The mentor will provide perspectives to broaden the artist’s vision, enhancing his/her decision-making ability and problem-solving skills.


Application criteria:

  • Applicants must be practicing artists
  • Applicants must have an existing program lined up for public performance within 2012
  • Priority will be given to emerging artists who are handling full-length (45-min or above) and publicly-funded productions for the first time


How to apply
Please submit:

 


The above documents should be emailed or mailed to
Hong Kong Dance Alliance, G/F, 110 Shatin Pass Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon.


Deadline for application: 10/4/2012
Announcement of successful candidate: By end April 2012 via email.


Enquiry:

  • Hong Kong Dance Alliance 2267 6663 /
  • Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association 2877 7268
     

Co-presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance and Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association

 

Hong Kong Dance Alliance and Hong Kong Art Administrator Association are financially supported by the HKADC

02/04/2012

A successful performance is not just about the production and the promotion, but also about connecting the audiences to the art itself.  An informative and clearly presented house programme is like a silent overture written in words, enhancing the appreciation experience of the audiences before the performance starts.  It can provide insight and understanding of the work performed, inform the audiences on the various aspects of the production, and enhance their appreciation and enjoyment of the performance.

Targeted for performing arts administrators, the workshop will look into the functions of performance house programme, as well as the content and details should be included and common problems in the production process.  House programmes samples of different art forms will be used to enumerate the guidelines of writing for the medium.
 

 


For registration, please fill in the registration form and return to info@hkaaa.org.hk

Registration Form: /
Enquiries:
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
|Tel: (852) 2877 7268|Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk

01/04/2012 - 31/05/2012

With the generous support from the HAB Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme, the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association will be organizing the Fellowship for Arts Management Experience (FAME) programme to provide valuable training opportunities for middle level administrators to learn-by-doing, gaining insights from veteran arts managers of internationally renowned arts organizations in major cities in the world.


FEATURES:

  • Target Participants: Middle-level arts managers with over 5 years of paid work experience in the arts and cultural sector
  • Internship Duration: 12 weeks in Asia/ Asia Pacific region (4 arts managers)
  • On top of the bursary provided to successful candidates to cover cost of a return air ticket, accommodation, transportation and allowance for cultural visits, and basic insurance, allowance will also be given to the participants’ employers to seek for temporary staff covering the participants’ attachment period.


Stay tuned for the coming programme announcement in Apr/ May 2012.


HKAAA is financially supported by the ADC.

08/03/2012

(Thanks so much for your support! “Persuasive Proposal to Engage…Your Funder: Grant Proposal Writing Workshop for Arts Practitioners” is full. The workshop may be re-run. Stay tuned!)

 

Grant writing is often one of the most overwhelming and time-consuming tasks artists and arts organizations faced with, yet mastering the art of grant writing is critical, especially when the funding bodies often receive thousands of applications competing over very limited resources.


So how can you make your proposal stand out in the stacks?


This one-day intensive and hands-on workshop will lead the participants through the process of writing a grant proposal.  Participants will be actively engaged in exercises and activities so to learn to develop and critique proposal components.


Workshop contents include:
 

  • Arts Funding Available in Hong Kong
  • The Success Factors (what the funders are looking for)
  • Project Planning and Proposal Writing
  • Components of the Proposal
  • Budget Preparation
  • The Presentation: crafting a clearly and compelling proposal


Examples of good and bad proposals will be discussed, and advices will be given on how to strengthen the proposals for young and relatively unknown artists.  Issues on how to successfully steward a grant (such as project and budget revision, grant reporting, building relations with funder, maximizing project effects) will also be discussed.


The workshop will be taught in a small-class setting, so to provide in-depth discussions and advices in helping you to tie the knot with your funder.  Participants are encouraged to bring along your working proposals too.

 

 


Enquiries:
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
|Tel: (852) 2877 7268|Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk

 

10/02/2012

Building Trust – A Forum on Cultural Leadership

 

Building trust is vital to a flourishing cultural sector. The British Council and the Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme at HKU will jointly organise the “Building Trust – A Forum on Cultural Leadership 2012”, in which cultural leaders from Hong Kong, including Michael Lynch, Cynthia Liu, Ada Wong, Raymond Young and Tang Shu-wing will be in conversation with speakers from the Clore Leadership Programme and explore on how trust can underpin a robust network in the cultural sector which will also win the trust of the public.

 

 

31/01/2012

(The workshop is full!)

Artists create by putting their ideas into artistic expressions. These works can be totally new, or they can be derivative or inspired by previous works of arts. Nowadays, as art projects often transcend traditional art forms, integrating various arts elements, the creative artists may also require to using certain music, visuals, literary text in the creation and performance of their works.

Therefore, it is vital for artists and arts practitioners to have a better understanding to copyright and the related legal issues, knowing their rights to prevent the exploitation of their works by others, as well as how to comply with the legal requirements when accessing and using others works.

Targeted for arts practitioners, this workshop will focus on introducing the issues on copyright, as well as the spectrum of rights and licenses available. Common queries on copyright issues related to the arts and creative industries will be answered.

Admission is free. To avoid disappointment, please act now as applications will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. Please fill in the attached registration form and return to info@hkaaa.org.hk
 

 

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Enquiries:
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
|Tel: (852) 2877 7268|Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk