Events Archive

Fundraising plays a pivotal role in obtaining resources to achieve artistic goals. In Hong Kong, there are different directions to acquire funds - from government bodies, trusts and foundations, the business sector, and the public. Fundraising is about building relationships and telling a good story. When getting by with a potential funder/ patron, what language and tactics should we use to increase the possibility of getting funded?
The definition of new and emerging technologies constantly shifts 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.
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”, hold 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.