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2020

05/06/2020

As the local arts and culture scene has flourished in the recent years, arts administrators face more challenges than ever and often take multiple roles with limited resources and training. Our long-running “Arts Administrator 101” Series lets you acquire the practical skills you need from seasoned arts administrators.

 

Arts Ecology is our theme for “Arts Administrator 101” Series in 2019/20. We invited three veteran arts administrators to cover the following topics respectively: Community Arts Engagement in Design ThinkingCurating New Media Arts Programme, and A Conceptual Framework for Fundraising on the Arts. Through inspecting these hot topics in the industry, we aim to help participants establish the concepts of arts ecology in multiple perspectives.

 

Whether you are experienced in the field, or fresh in the arts industry, we welcome you to join our “Arts Administrator 101” Series.

 

Topics including:

Community Arts Engagement in Design Thinking  - Ms Sam Lam, Director, Business Development & Projects, Hong Kong Design Centre

Curating New Media Arts Programme  - Ms Joel Kwong, Programme Director, Microwave International Media Art Festival

A Conceptual Framework for Fundraising on the Arts  - Ms Vivien Lee, Seasoned Arts Administrator

 

Welcome all arts administrators, artists and cultural entrepreneurs to join the talk!

 

 

 

 

In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the society, the scheduled event in February, including“Arts Administrator 101 Series: Community Arts Engagement in Design Thinking” will be cancelled.

 

Our member of staff will get in touch with the participants via email and follow up with the event change refund procedure. Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope to see you soon in the future.

 

Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association

Co-organizer: Hong Kong Design Centre

 

Design Thinking is a process of creative problem solving, with an emphasis to focus on the people they are creating for. Design thinking has been increasingly embraced by the world of business, social creative industry and education over the last decades. If the model is adaptable into different business, can we use it to design our community arts programme?

 

HKAAA is happy to have Ms. Sam Lam, Director of Business Development & Projects of Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), to kick off our 2019/20 “Arts Administrator 101 Series”. Sam will lead the workshop and go through the design thinking process with the participants, together exploring the possibilities of community arts. 

 

Sam has over 18 years of experience in public relations, media, branding and curating and managing arts and cultural projects. Since joining HKDC in 2014, Sam mainly focus working on the flagship programmes of HKDC, including #ddHK, city and community programmes of Business of Design Week (BODW).

 

Details
Date: 5 February 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Design Centre (Unit 602, 6/F, Mill 5, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan)

 

 

Topic: Community Arts Engagement in Design Thinking

SpeakerMs Sam Lam, Director, Business Development & Projects, Hong Kong Design Centre

 

Rundown

7:30-8:15pm Lecture on community arts engagement
8:15-8:30pm Networking break
8:30-9:15pm Workshop on design thinking as an empathetic approach in public engagement
9:15-9:30pm Q&A Session

 

Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)

Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

 

Transportation ( CLICK HERE to enlarge the map)

 

  • Not a HKAAA member? Click here to join now to enjoy the member price for the talk registration!
  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.

 

 

 

The definition of new and emerging technologies constantly shift with time. New media arts appear when contemporary artists choose to use the latest media and technology as a medium of their work.

New media introduces a new way to create and to present, re-defining the relationship between the artist, the artwork and the viewer. The fast development of the internet also changes people’s conception of time and space. In this context, new media arts become ever-changing with complex modes of expression.

In the second episode of 2019/20 “Arts Administrator 101 Series”, Ms. Joel Kwong, an experienced media arts curator and the Programme Director of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, will introduce us to the evolution of new media arts, local media arts landscape and share her experience on curating and programming with us.

Joel has over 10 years of experience in curating, producing and managing media arts. She has been with Microwave International New Media Arts Festival since 2006, help facilitate the biggest new media arts platform in Hong Kong. In recent years, she has been given talks and lectures in schools, festivals and universities, including National University of Taiwan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKICC, Baptist University and the University of Eletro-communications in Tokyo.

Concerning the outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues, the workshop will be live streamed on Zoom. We hope everyone stays positive in this low season and keeps improving ourselves for the upcoming challenges.

 

Details
Date: 5 June 2020 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 - 9:15pm
 

 

Topic: Curating New Media Arts Programme

Speaker: Ms Joel Kwong, Programme Director, Microwave International Media Art Festival

 

Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)

Fee: Free of charge

 

  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.
 

 

Concerning the outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues, the following scheduled event in March will be postponed: “Arts Administrator 101 Series: A Conceptual Framework for Fundraising on the Arts” 


Please stay tuned on the updates of the event. Thank you for your support and understanding.

 

Fundraising plays a fundamental role in obtaining resources to achieve artistic goals. In Hong Kong, there are different ways to raise funds - the government body, trusts and foundations, business sector and the public. Fundraising is about building relationships and telling a good story. When facing a potential funder/ donor, what language and tactics should we use to increase the possibility of getting funded?

 

In the third episode of 2019/20  “Arts Administrator 101 Series”, we have Ms. Vivien Lee, an experienced arts administrator, to explain to us what is a conceptual framework for fundraising.

 

Details
Date: to be confirmed
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Venue: to be confirmed

 

Topic: A Conceptual Framework for Fundraising on the Arts

SpeakerMs Vivien Lee, Seasoned Arts Administrator

 

Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)

Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

 

 

 

  • Not a HKAAA member? Click here to join now to enjoy the member price for the talk registration!
  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.

 

04/05/2020 - 31/05/2020

Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association

Supported by: U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau

 

The coronavirus outbreak poses a challenge to the Arts & Cultural industry all over the world. Many art fairs and performances are forced to cancel while most of the cultural institutions are closed until further notice. In this unprecedented time, arts groups and organizations must explore new ways to interact with the public through virtual space.

 

How do we build or develop a vibrant community during this critical period? How do we stay connected through arts? How do we support arts from home?

 

In May 2020, HKAAA presents “Late-night Art Talk Series”. HKAAA invited numerous local arts practitioners and speakers from the States to share their insights on the following scopes: what we can do during the outbreak (part 1 and 2), how would we plan for post-outbreak (part 3 and 4). 

 

The 4 parts of “Late-night Art Talk Series” webinars have been streamed and completed. The public may replay each seminar on their corresponding subpage. Thank you for your support to HKAAA.

 

  • Enquiries | Tel: 2877 7268 | Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk
  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events
 

 

 

Topic: How Shall Arts Organizations Prepare to Tackle Strategic Planning During Coronavirus Period
Date: 4 May 2020

Time: 2130 - 2230

 

Guest Speakers:

Ms Tisa Ho, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival

Ms Gail Crider, President & CEO of National Arts Strategies

 

Moderator:

Mrs Vennie Ho, Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Senior Director of Administration & Finance, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Webinar Replay:

 

 

 

Topic: Arts Happening in the Digital World

Date: 11 May 2020
Time: 2130 - 2230

 

Guest Speakers:
Ms Rosanna Herries, Director, Sinclair, Head of Sinclair Arts
Ms Leslie Greene Bowman, President, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello
Ms Andrea Snyder, Co-Director, Performing Arts Strategies and American Dance Abroad

 

Moderator:
Dr Patrick Mok, Vice-chairman, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Assistant Professor, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

 

Reference Material: 

Reference links from Ms Andrea Snyder: Please click here (opens in new window)

 

Webinar Replay:

 

 

 

 

 

Topic: Venue Management in the Post-Coronavirus Period

Date: 18 May 2020

Time: 21:30-22:30

 

Guest Speakers:

Mr Timothy Calnin, Director, Tai Kwun Arts
Ms Mary Lou Aleskie, Director, Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College

 

Moderator:

Mr Paul Tam, Board Member, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Executive Director, Performing Arts of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

 

 

Webinar Replay:

 

 

 

Topic: A Sustainability Plan for Post-Coronavirus Period
Date: 25 May 2020
Time: 21:30-22:30

 

Guest Speakers:

Prof Tseng Sun-man. JP., Arts Management Educator and Consultant
Prof Kevin Maifeld, President of Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE)

 

Moderator:

Dr David Tsui, Honorary Treasurer of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association; Executive Director of Hong Kong Dance Company

 

Reference Materials:

Slides from Prof Maifeld: Please click here (opens in new window)
Slides from Prof Tseng Sun-man. JP: Please click here (opens in new window)

 

Webinar Replay:

21/04/2020

Are leaders born or made? Possibly some are natural, while the others are made. In the arts industry, it is impossible to find the perfect formula to operate an arts and cultural organization, especially since art can take so many different forms.

 

Since 2017, HKAAA has organised the “Meet the Arts Leaders” (MTAL) series. Over the past two years, we have invited numerous outstanding arts leaders as our speakers, including Ms Helen Ng, Mr K.B. Chan, and Mr Michael MacLeod.

 

This year, we are proud to invite a group of well-known speakers from diversed backgrounds to share their precious career experiences and their philosophies in arts administration. They will guide and inspire us to learn more on how art management is in Hong Kong, as well as the challenges of art managers in their particular art forms.

 

The talks will be held in October 2019, April and May 2020. This is a unique opportunity not to be missed!

 

Speakers including:

Meet the Arts Leaders 1  -  Mr. Alex Cheung, Senior Manager (Festivals), Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Meet the Arts Leaders 2  -  Ms. Betty Mak, Executive Director, Chung Ying Theatre

Meet the Arts Leaders 3  -  Ms. Joycelyn Choi, General Manager, MOViE MOViE

 

Welcome all arts administrators, artists and cultural entrepreneurs to join the talk!

 

 

 

 

HKAAA is very grateful to have Mr Alex Cheung from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to be our first MTAL speaker. Alex has experience in a wide range of projects, including venue establishment, to arts festival production.

Government bodies usually position and operate differently than other arts companies. Mr Cheung will talk about how he leads his team to develop artistic programmes. He would also share the most interesting and challenging parts in his career, as well as how he sees himself as a seasoned arts administrator.

 

Details

Date: 28 October 2019 (Monday)

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm 
Venue: Large Multi-Function Rooms (BEF), H6 CONET (G/F, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, HK)

 

Speaker: Mr. Alex Cheung, Senior Manager (Festivals), Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Moderator: Mr. Paul Tam, Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Executive Director, Hong Kong Ballet

 

Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)
Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

(CCDC Dance Inspiration Members and Zuni's Friends can register under HKAAA member price $70. Please select “Current Member” and fill in CCDC Dance Inspiration Members or Zuni's Friends membership number. Click here to see the example of registration)

 

 

  • Not a HKAAA member? Click here to join now to enjoy the member price for the talk registration!
  • HKAAA reserves the right to validate the membership statuses of applicants with the respective organizations.
  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.

 

 

 

After working at the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for more than 20 years, Ms Betty Mak returned to where she started her journey as an art administrator - Chung Ying Theatre, as the newly appointed Eexcutive Director there.

 

In her talk, Ms Mak would share how she could bring her various past experiences, including her days at HKADC and HKAC, into her new role at Chung Ying Theatre. She would also share about her work life as an arts administrator, her observation on changes in her career, and her exciting future plans.

 

Concerning the outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues, the talk will be pre-recorded. The talk separates into 3 parts and upload to HKAAA Facebook page on 21-23 April. We hope everyone to stay positive in this low season and keep improving ourselves for the upcoming challenges.

 

Broadcast date:21 - 23 April 2020 (Tuesday to Thursday)

Speaker:Ms. Betty Mak , Executive Director, Chung Ying Theatre Company

Moderator:Ms. Connie Lam , Board Member, HKAAA / Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre / Chairperson, Passoverdance

 

Video part 1 - Venue Management

Video part 2 - Project Management

Video part 3 - Betty’s career path

 

Full video version

 

If you have comments and suggestion about this recorded talk, feel free to write us through e-survey for our improvement and review.

 

Language:Recorded in Cantonese

 

*Acknowledgement: venue provided by Hong Kong Arts Centre

 

 

  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.
 

 

Cinema is one of the most popular art forms in Hong Kong. We are pleased to have Ms Joycelyn Choi, General Manager of MOViE MOViE, as our third MTAL speaker. Joycelyn is an all-around art administrator and has worked for numerous arts organisations, including Hong Kong Arts Centre. Recently, she has received the Hong Kong Scholarship on the Clore Leadership Programme. 

 

In the talk, Joycelyn will walk us through her career path. She would also share her views on the art film development in Hong Kong, as well as the upcoming plans of MOViE MOViE.

 

Concerning the outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues, the talk will be pre-recorded. The talk will separate into 3 parts and upload to HKAAA Facebook page on 19-21 May. We hope everyone stays positive in this low season and keeps improving ourselves for the upcoming challenges.

 

Broadcast date: 19 - 21 May 2020 (Tuesday to Thursday)

Speaker: Ms. Joycelyn Choi, General Manager, MOViE MOViE

Moderator: Ms. Heidi Lee Executive Director, Hong Kong Ballet

 

Language: Recorded in Cantonese

 

 

  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.

 

 

Venue: H6 CONET (G/F, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, HK)

 

Location (CLICK HERE to enlarge the map)

 

 

 

 

“Meet the Arts Leaders” Series: Mr. Alex Cheung - Curating and Producing Festivals

 

 

HKAAA is honoured to have Mr. Alex Cheung, Senior Manager (Festivals) of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, to be our first speaker of the “Meet the Arts Leaders” Series.The talk was successfully held at H6 CONET last Monday.

Alex shared with us the evolution of local arts festivals, and focused particularly on the curating and producing of International Arts Carnival, New Vision Festival and World Cultures Festival.

In the Q&A section, Alex responded to questions in regard to New Vision Festival. Alex stressed that the festival has a unique positioning and should be allowed to have some room to experiment. Festival Office as a part of the government body, that being given a relatively rich resources comes a greater responsibility to take risks, to discover performances with great potential to the public, at the same time to support the work of local and international artists.

As a wrap up, Alex suggested three qualities of an outstanding arts administrator - Resilience, Curiosity and Quality Madness.

Once again, we are thankful to Alex and all participants making their time for the event. Please stay tuned for upcoming HKAAA 19/20 Event Series!

Photo captions: (from the left to the right and the top to the bottom)
1. Mr. Alex Cheung (Senior Manager (Festivals), Leisure and Cultural Services Department) responded to participants' question
2. Participant asked Mr. Alex Cheung how the small and medium-sized arts organizations could do unconventional theatre settings like the programmes in New Vision Festival did
3. Mr. Alex Cheung introduced New Vision Arts Festival to participants
4. Mr. Paul Tam (Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Executive Director, Hong Kong Ballet) responded to Mr. Alex Cheung's sharing

  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.
05/02/2020

As the local arts and culture scene has flourished in the recent years, arts administrators face more challenges than ever and often take multiple roles with limited resources and training. Our long-running “Arts Administrator 101” Series lets you acquire the practical skills you need from seasoned arts administrators.

 

Arts Ecology is our theme for “Arts Administrator 101” Series in 2019/20. We invited three veteran arts administrators to cover the following topics respectively: Community Arts Engagement in Design Thinking, A Conceptual Framework for Fundraising on the Arts, and Curating New Media Arts Programme. Through inspecting these hot topics in the industry, we aim to help participants establish the concepts of arts ecology in multiple perspectives.

 

Whether you are experienced in the field, or fresh in the arts industry, we welcome you to join our “Arts Administrator 101” Series.

 

Topics including:

Community Arts Engagement in Design Thinking  - Ms Sam Lam, Director, Business Development & Projects, Hong Kong Design Centre

A Conceptual Framework for Fundraising on the Arts  - Ms Vivien Lee, Seasoned Arts Administrator

Curating New Media Arts Programme  - Ms Joel Kwong, Programme Director, Microwave International Media Art Festival

 

Welcome all arts administrators, artists and cultural entrepreneurs to join the talk!

 

 

 

 

In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the society, the scheduled event in February, including“Arts Administrator 101 Series: Community Arts Engagement in Design Thinking” will be cancelled.

 

Our member of staff will get in touch with the participants via email and follow up with the event change refund procedure. Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope to see you soon in the future.

 

Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association

Co-organizer: Hong Kong Design Centre

 

Design Thinking is a process of creative problem solving, with an emphasis to focus on the people they are creating for. Design thinking has been increasingly embraced by the world of business, social creative industry and education over the last decades. If the model is adaptable into different business, can we use it to design our community arts programme?

 

HKAAA is happy to have Ms. Sam Lam, Director of Business Development & Projects of Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), to kick off our 2019/20 “Arts Administrator 101 Series”. Sam will lead the workshop and go through the design thinking process with the participants, together exploring the possibilities of community arts. 

 

Sam has over 18 years of experience in public relations, media, branding and curating and managing arts and cultural projects. Since joining HKDC in 2014, Sam mainly focus working on the flagship programmes of HKDC, including #ddHK, city and community programmes of Business of Design Week (BODW).

 

Details
Date: 5 February 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Design Centre (Unit 602, 6/F, Mill 5, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan)

 

 

Topic: Community Arts Engagement in Design Thinking

SpeakerMs Sam Lam, Director, Business Development & Projects, Hong Kong Design Centre

 

Rundown

7:30-8:15pm Lecture on community arts engagement
8:15-8:30pm Networking break
8:30-9:15pm Workshop on design thinking as an empathetic approach in public engagement
9:15-9:30pm Q&A Session

 

Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)

Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

 

Transportation ( CLICK HERE to enlarge the map)

 

  • Not a HKAAA member? Click here to join now to enjoy the member price for the talk registration!
  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.

 

 

 

Concerning the outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues, the following scheduled event in March will be postponed: “Arts Administrator 101 Series: A Conceptual Framework for Fundraising on the Arts” 


Please stay tuned on the updates of the event. Thank you for your support and understanding.

 

Fundraising plays a fundamental role in obtaining resources to achieve artistic goals. In Hong Kong, there are different ways to raise funds - the government body, trusts and foundations, business sector and the public. Fundraising is about building relationships and telling a good story. When facing a potential funder/ donor, what language and tactacts should we use to increase the possibility of getting funded?

 

In the second episode of 2019/20  “Arts Administrator 101 Series”, we have Ms. Vivien Lee, an experienced arts administrator, to explain to us what is a conceptual framework for fundraising.

 

Details
Date: to be confirmed
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Venue: to be confirmed

 

Topic: A Conceptual Framework for Fundraising on the Arts

SpeakerMs Vivien Lee, Seasoned Arts Administrator

 

Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)

Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

 

 

 

  • Not a HKAAA member? Click here to join now to enjoy the member price for the talk registration!
  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.

 

 

 

The definition of new and emerging technologies constantly shift with time. New media arts appear when contemporary artists chose to use the latest media and technology as a medium of their work.

 

New media introduces a new way to create and to present, re-defining the relationship between the artist, the artwork and the viewer. The fast development of the internet also changes people’s conception of time and space. In this context, new media arts become ever-changing with a complex modes of expression.

 

In the last episode of 2019/20 “Arts Administrator 101 Series”, Ms. Joel Kwong, an experienced media arts curator and the Programme Director of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, will introduce us to the realm of new media arts and share her experience on curating and programming with us.

 

Joel has over 10 years of experience in curating, producing and managing media arts. She has been with Microwave International New Media Arts Festival since 2006, help facilitate the biggest new media arts platform in Hong Kong. In recent years, she has been given talks and lectures in schools, festivals and universities, including National University of Taiwan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKICC, Baptist University and the University of Eletro-communications in Tokyo.

 

Details
Date: 15 May 2020 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Venue: to be confirmed

*Registration available on Apr 2020

 

Topic: Curating New Media Arts Programme

Speaker: Ms Joel Kwong, Programme Director, Microwave International Media Art Festival

 

Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)

Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

 

 

 

  • Not a HKAAA member? Click here to join now to enjoy the member price for the talk registration!
  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.
01/02/2020

In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the society, the scheduled event “Cultural Tour Series: Freespace Guided Tour” will be cancelled. Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope to see you soon in the future.

 

Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association

Acknowledgement: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

 

West Kowloon Cultural District Freespace

Freespace is the second performing venue that is under operation and managed by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. By definition, Freespace is a free and creative facility where artists and audiences will engage, exchange ideas and explore the endless possibilities of performing arts with no boundaries.

 

HKAAA is offering an exclusive cultural tour to Freespace on 1 Feb 2020, allowing members of HKAAA to visit the facilities and understand the design concept of Freespace. The guided tour will be led by Ms. Alison M Friedman, Acting Executive Director, Performing Arts and Artistic Director (Performing Arts) of WKCDA. Participants will also meet Mr. Rae Wu, Senior Manager, Technical and Production (Performing Arts) of WKCDA, who will explain how the technical facilities are able to accommodate the needs of different performances.

 

Details
Date: 01 February 2020 (Sat)
Time: 2:00 - 3:15pm
Meeting time and point: 1:45pm | West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Project Site Office 
Language: Cantonese and English (No SI Service)

Quota: 25

Fee: Free of charge

 

 

Guest Speaker

Ms Alison M Friedman  Acting Executive Director, Performing Arts and Artistic Director, Performing Arts, The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Mr Rae Wu Senior Manager, Technical and Productions (Performing Arts), The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

 

Rundown

The event takes 1 hour 15 minutes.

2:00 – 2:45pm:Dialogue with Mr Rae Wu (Conduct in Cantonese)

2:45 – 3:15pm:Freespace Guided Tour, led by Ms Alison M Friedman (Conduct in English) 

 

Extended Reading:

About Freespace - Artistic Statement

Overview of Freespace

Freespace Facebook Page

 

Remarks

  • The event is exclusive for HKAAA members ONLY. If you have not registered yet, please click here to join our membership.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis.


Transportation (CLICK HERE to enlarge the map)

 

  • KMB:
    Take bus route No. 8, 11, 203E, 215X, or 281A and get off at the
    Austin Road West bus stops (10 mins walk)
  • Cross harbour bus (via Western Harbour Crossing):
    Take route No. 904, 905, 914, 934, 935, 948, 968, or 970 and get off
    at the Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza bus stops (5 mins walk)
  • Green minibus:
    Take route No. 77M and get off at Austin Road West (10 mins walk)


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

17/01/2020

Arts Social! is an open platform for everyone in the arts scene to exchange ideas and facilitate arts and cultural development. Each cultural salon will feature a specific topic of discussion about the development of the arts scene.
 
In year 2019/20, we invited three special guests to share their views and experiences based on the topics of Innovations in Audience Engagement, Arts X Social Impact, and Arts & Finance. The first Arts Social! will be held in November 2019.

 

Arts Social! is a casual occasion for thoughts to collide and wild ideas to flow. We invite all fellow arts practitioners and anyone with an interest in arts & culture to join the gathering.

Come, share and experience with us!

 

Topics including:

Innovations in Audience Engagement  -  Dr. Ayden Adler, Professor of Music and History at DePauw University

Arts X Social Impact  -  Ms. Kay Wong & Ms. Toby Crispy, Founder, Fashion Clinic

Arts & Finance  -  Mr. Ricky Lam, Client Partner of Marlin Hawk

 

**Light refreshment will be provided

 

Welcome all arts administrators, artists and cultural entrepreneurs to join the talk!

 

  • Enquiries | Tel: 2877 7268 | Email: info@hkaaa.org.hk
  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.
 

 

Some people find it difficult to appreciate classical music. Some even hated it, thinking it is just a status symbol. How could classical musicians and organisations break those barriers, and bridge their music to the people? What is the future of classical music?

 

HKAAA is grateful to have Dr. Adler, Professor and Music and History at DePauw University, coming all the way from the USA to be the host of our first Arts Social! event.

 

Dr. Adler’s professional background and experience encompasses music performance, scholarship, teaching, and administrative positions at some of the most esteemed music institutions in the USA, including New World Symphony and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

 

Details

Date: 7 November 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm

Venue: Large multi-function room (BEF), H6 CONET (G/F, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, HK)

 

Topic: Innovations in Audience Engagement

Speaker: Dr. Ayden Adler, Professor of Music and History at DePauw University

Moderator: Mr. Paul Tam, Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association / Executive Director, Hong Kong Ballet

 

Language: English (No SI Service)
Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

(CCDC Dance Inspiration Members and Zuni's Friends can register under HKAAA member price $70. Please select “Current Member” and fill in CCDC Dance Inspiration Members or Zuni's Friends membership number. Click here to see the example of registration)

 

**Light refreshment will be provided

 

 

Transportation ( CLICK HERE to enlarge the map)

 

 

 

  • Not a HKAAA member? Click here to join now to enjoy the member price for the talk registration!
  • HKAAA reserves the right to validate the membership statuses of applicants with the respective organizations.
  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.

 

 

 

The fashion industry has long been associated to overconsumption and pollution. How could the fashion industry respond to climate change and the throw-away culture of fast fashion?

 

Two local fashion designers, Kay and Toby decided to address the issue head-on. The duo founded Fashion Clinic, advocates to choose well, buy smart and re-experience fashion. Through repairing, re-shaping and redesigning former beloved garments, they promote sustainability in the fashion industry.

 

At Arts Social!, Kay and Toby will share their journey of green fashion and they are ready to chit-chat with the participants who are interested in fashion, social responsibility and enterprise.

 

Details

Date: 16 December 2019 (Monday)

Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm

Venue: Music Room, 4/F, Eaton HK (380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, HK)

Direction to Music Room

 

Topic: Arts X Social Impact

Speaker: Ms. Kay Wong & Ms. Toby Crispy, Founder, Fashion Clinic

Moderator: Ms. Heidi Lee Chief Executive, Intercultural Dialogue Limited

 

Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)
Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

(CCDC Dance Inspiration Members and Zuni's Friends can register under HKAAA member price $70. Please select “Current Member” and fill in CCDC Dance Inspiration Members or Zuni's Friends membership number. Click here to see the example of registration)

 

**Light refreshment will be provided

 

 

Transportation ( CLICK HERE to enlarge the map)

 

 

 

  • Not a HKAAA member? Click here to join now to enjoy the member price for the talk registration!
  • HKAAA reserves the right to validate the membership statuses of applicants with the respective organizations.
  • HKAAA reserves the right of final decision of the events.

 

 

 

The arts industry, like all other industries, faces the same old problem of scarcity - we need to satisfy unlimited wants with very limited resources.

 

Therefore, utilising resources effectively is the key to the survival of any kind of arts organization, regardless of its scale. Financial management is essential to setting realistic goals and achieving sustainable success of a company.

 

In fact, there are different parts and functions under the realm of Finance. For arts administrators, we are familiar with terms like budgeting, bookkeeping, accounting and auditing. But are there more we should know? Are we doing it the right way?

 

In the last Arts Social! event (of 2019/20), HKAAA is happy to have Ricky Lam to be our host and he will talk us through about finance in the arts. Ricky leverages over 20 years’ of experience in the management of business, business development, sales and marketing, and finance and accounting throughout the Asia Pacific across multiple industries. In recent years, Ricky also works with Hong Kong Arts Development Council as the accessor for the audited accounts for their projects.

 

Details

Date: 17 January 2020 (Friday)

Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm

Venue: PH3 (3/F,186-190 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai)

Direction to PH3

 

Topic: Arts & Finance

Speaker: Mr. Ricky Lam, Client Partner of Marlin Hawk

Moderator: Ms. Wendy Lam, Manager, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association

 

Language: Cantonese (No SI Service)
Fee: HKAAA Member $70 | Non-member $100

(CCDC Dance Inspiration Members and Zuni's Friends can register under HKAAA member price $70. Please select “Current Member” and fill in CCDC Dance Inspiration Members or Zuni's Friends membership number. Click here to see the example of registration)

 

**Light refreshment will be provided

 

 

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Arts Social! With Dr. Ayden Adler - Innovations in Audience Engagement

HKAAA is honoured to have Dr. Ayden Adler, Professor of Music and History at DePauw University to be our first host of the “Arts Social!” Series.The event was successfully held at H6 CONET on 7 November.

Dr. Adler began with a brief introduction of the music market in the 18th to the 21st century, and then shared her valuable experience in promoting 21st Century music education. Dr. Adler mentioned her project “MUSAIC” (https://musaic.nws.edu/), an online library that compiled videos of experts, master classes, performances and conferences, provides access to classical music instruction and conversations for students and performers alike. Dr. Adler also introduced an application “LIVENOTE”, designed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, which let the audience to view programme notes and translations in real time in the concert hall.

During the Q&A session, participants had raised questions on arts promotion and audience building. Dr. Adler emphasised that organisations need to find their core value and target audience, using a creative approach to design their strategies. Through education and communication, it could break the barriers and let the people enjoy the music even more.

Photo captions: (from the left to the right and the top to the bottom)
1. Participants and Dr. Adler (Professor of Music and History at DePauw University) continued their conversion after the event
2-4. Dr. Adler shared her views in arts education and responded to different participants
5. Participant questioned the use of museum approach to introduce classical music to the public might affect the aura around the classical music

 

Arts Social! With Toby Crispy@Fashion Clinic - Arts X Social Impact

HKAAA is grateful to have Ms. Toby Crispy, one of the founders of Fashion Clinic, to be our host of the “Arts Social!”.The event was successfully held at Eaton HK on 16 December.

Toby explains to the participants that the fashion industry is “sick”. The culture of fast fashion and overconsumption has led to different environmental and social problems to the world and as a fashion designer, Toby would like to make a change by promoting upcycle fashion.

Apart from introducing the services provided by Fashion Clinic, Toby also introduced several local brands that use their creativity to make changes to the fashion industry. Toby believes the best way to reduce waste is to strengthen the relationship between people and their clothes, to find the meaning and story within. Therefore, Fashion Clinic hosts different workshops to the public as a way to let them understand the production process and materials of a garment.

Photo captions: (from the left to the right and the top to the bottom)
1. Participants enjoy the non-alcoholic drinks provided by Eaton HK
2. Toby introduces local green brands to participants

3. Picture of Toby and Chief Executive of Intercultural Dialogue Limited, Ms. Heidi Lee
4. At the Q&A session, participants asks Toby how to introduce the upcycling idea to the public with different backgrounds
5. Toby explains one of her upcycled works

 

Arts Social! With Ricky Lam - Arts & Finance

HKAAA is happy to have Mr. Ricky Lam, Client Partner of Marlin Hawk, also the Chairman and Chief Executive of Koinonia Music, to be our guest of the last “Arts Social!” Series in 2019/20. The event was successfully held on 17 January.


Ricky began with a brief introduction of accounting and auditing. He believed that they are separate financial concept yet as arts administrator should have a fundamental knowledge of both. Through investigating the internal control and procurement procedures, auditing could reflect the financial situation of a company or a project, whether it is fair, reasonable and accurate. Ricky also stressed the importance of leaving an “audit trail”, which means all expenditure should made with supporting evidence.

Before the event took place, HKAAA had collected participants’ questions and shared them with Ricky during the talk. On budgeting, Ricky said that before drawing a budget, an organisation should set up the objectives first, and then base on the current and future situation to make assumption and forecast if necessary.

Ricky also shared his view on the frequent asked questions by the Audit Commission, including the overestimate audience number, questioning the procurement procedures and economic benefit. Ricky explained that Audit Commission is a government department, they have to deal with different kind of projects and not necessarily familiar with the arts industry. Therefore, he believed it is beneficial to both parties, to explain more on the project objectives and limitation. For example, there should be evidence and counting method provided in order to support the given audience number.

As a final note, Ricky encouraged colleagues in the arts industry to work together and execute discipline on their financial management. If all organisations could keep a good financial record, it will increase the credibility of the whole industry. Funder and donor will then willing to invest more resources and it will benefit not only the industry but also the arts and cultural development of a city.

Photo captions: (from the left to the right and the top to the bottom)
1. Picture of Mr. Ricky Lam and Manager of HKAAA, Ms. Wendy Lam
2. The venue was packed with enthusiastic participants.
3. Participants talked to Ricky after the event.
4. A participant asked whether she should assume an optimistic audience figure in a grant application. Ricky suggested she could also put some conditions to back up her assumption, such as GDP and per capita consumption.

 

Once again, we are thankful to Dr. Ayden Adler, Ms. Toby Crispy, Mr. Ricky Lam and all participants making their time for the event. Please stay tuned for upcoming HKAAA 19/20 Event Series, we hope to see you soon!

13/01/2020

(Only Chinese version is available)

 

2019年香港藝術發展局(藝發局)藝術範疇代表提名推選活動已於10月22日結束,藝術行政範疇由鄺為立先生自動當選成為代表。


本會希望藉此機會為鄺為立先生與鍾小梅女士舉辦一場對談會,以了解業界同行對藝術行政未來發展的意見。

 

活動詳情

日期:2020年1月13日(星期一)
時間:晚上7時至8時30分
地點:香港鰂魚涌英皇道1063號22樓2206室

語言:粵語

費用:免費

 

 

延伸閱讀:2019 香港藝術發展局藝術範疇代表提名推選活動 ── 藝術行政範疇政綱:鄺為立先生

 

嘉賓講者

鄺為立先生 香港藝術發展局大會委員

鍾小梅女士 香港藝術行政人員協會 名譽秘書 / 香港中文大學藝術行政主任辦公室藝術行政主任及邵逸夫堂經理

 

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