2013 Cultural Leadership Summit – Arts Entrepreneurship: What It Takes And How It Works

2013 Cultural Leadership Summit – Arts Entrepreneurship: What It Takes And How It Works

27-29/5/2013 (Mon – Wed)

Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Hong Kong Arts Centre

Entrepreneurship traditionally describes the creation of new business ventures as an observable phenomenon. Today, entrepreneurship has become a synonym for progressive thought and refers generally to the process of creating something new (with value) and assuming the risks and rewards.

The 2013 Cultural Leadership Summit will focus on the theme Arts Entrepreneurship – What  it Takes and How it Works, inviting international, regional and local cultural leaders to come together and examine how the concept of entrepreneurship can be applied in the formation and operation of successful commercial arts enterprises, as well as in the sustainable development of not-for-profit arts organizations through developing new audiences, new format of productions, new modes of operation and new sources of income.  Special attention will also be given to the current development of arts entrepreneurship in Chinese-speaking territories. This theme is especially relevant to arts organizations as the learning of entrepreneurship will better equip them to thrive and to face the increasing competition over scarce resources (audiences and funding support) in the coming years.


2013 Cultural Leadership Summit Schedule

Case Studies and Resources



Due to sudden and unexpected work circumstances in New York, Sir Clive Gillinson unfortunately will not be able to join the Summit personally in Hong Kong. Yet he will be speaking to us on his Keynote Session on 29th May morning via videoconferencing.

Please note that Summit Programme is closed for registration. For whom who may still be interested to join, please try to do registration at venues.


Summit Speakers:

  • Sir Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall, New York
  • Prof. Ju Tzong Ching, Chairman of the Board, National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, Taiwan; President, Taipei National University of the Arts; Founder and Artistic Director, Ju Percussion Group
  • Judith Isherwood, Chief Executive, Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Jude Kelly, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, London
  • Meng Jinghui, Director, National Theatre of China; Artistic Director, Beijing Beehive Theater
  • Wu Jiatong, General Manager, Wu Promotion Co. Ltd., China
  • Zhang Jun, Founder and Artistic Director, Shanghai Zhang Jun Kunqu Art Center
  • Ng Arling, President, Parsons Music Limited
  • Patrick Mok, Manager, Hong Kong Memory Project, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
  • Benny Chia, Director, Hong Kong Fringe Club
  • Patrick Chiu, Artistic Director, Yat Po Singers; Artistic Director, Hong Kong Melody Makers
  • Winsome Chow, Assistant Director (Performing Arts), Leisure and Cultural Services Department
  • Mike Hill, Festival Director, Clockenflap
  • Alisa Shum, Chief Executive, The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong
  • Tang Shu-wing, Artistic Director, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio

>>> Biographies:Speakers /  Pre-conference Academy Speakers /  Moderators and Respondents


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