Events Archive

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.
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.
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.
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.
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA)'s “Essential Guide to Smart Touring”, will be held from February to March. “Essential Guide to Smart Touring” is designed to be a three-week programme, made up of 4 specially curated classes and interactive workshops. Participants will learn from a roster of seasoned arts professional on touring management. The course will provide all-rounded training on how to organize and manage a tour in practical and engaging approach, as well as to build network.
In recent years, numerous multipurpose cultural venues have emerged. Some hotels in Hong Kong have also looked at their positioning from an artistic and cultural point of view. Tung Nam Lou, a former seafood restaurant, is one of them.
We are excited to invite Ms Cathy Tsang, the Art Curator of Tung Nam Lou, to give us a tour around the hotel, as well as to share how they link the Arts with commercial development.
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA) strives to support the advancement of a flourishing arts scene by establishing a network connecting arts administrators in local and neighbor areas.
Following the huge success of our previous Recruitment Days, HKAAA is launching its seventh large-scale recruitment day at Jao Tsung-I Academy on 17 August 2019 (Sat) to supply different levels of jobs in the arts field.
Balancing the elements of a project – time, money, scope and people – is one of the biggest challenges faced by arts administrators. It is difficult to standardise each project into a formula. SEE stands for Share, Explore and Experience. To put things in perspective, different art groups will be invited to share their difficulties encountered and the solutions to tackle the issues with participants. At the same time, participants can also share their thoughts and opinions towards the performance or exhibition. The two-way communication allows participants to further explore and experience the performance/ artwork through the activity, with a final goal to enhance audience appreciation.
From festival to exhibition, ticketing management is an indispensable part of organizing successful arts and cultural activities. In order to get the public’s attention and create a unique experience to audiences, different online event platforms start to improve their services by providing more diversified functions. An excellent event management platform can save time and increase revenue for arts groups, as well as simplify the admission process, so as to enhance the smooth operation of event.