With a commitment to promote Hong Kong arts overseas, Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) has been actively presenting outstanding local artists in the global arts scene. Works by these artistic talents shine through reputable overseas arts festivals and other showcase platforms, forming a new arts power on the international stage.
In the past two years, HKADC has brought artists to the Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS), the Busan International Dance Market (BIDAM), Gwangju Biennale in Korea, internationale tanzmesse nrw (Tanzmesse) in Düsseldorf, Germany, OzAsia Festival in Adelaide, Australia, Shenzhen Theatre Biennial and Kuandu Arts Festival in Taipei. Overseas arts practitioners and general audiences abroad have the chance to enjoy the most lively and finest works of arts from Hong Kong.
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, these works that have earned much acclaim abroad shall return to our hometown for Hong Kong people. JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power shall present 19 programmes including modern dance, music and theatrical performances, as well as ceramics and media arts exhibitions. Through different art forms, our home-grown artists express themselves and interpret life with perspectives and sentiments that are uniquely Hong Kong. Apart from the original shows, the art groups are also putting together over 160 community and school programmes in collaboration with the social work, academic and commercial sectors, so as to bring high quality works of arts to people from all walks of life and in every corner of our city. Arts returns to our lives, and life enriches arts.
A new arts power in the international arena made up of Hong Kong’s home-grown artistic talents now return after their fruitful overseas journeys, bringing pride back to their hometown. Having been inspired through their experiences abroad, these artists are ready to inspire more people with their works in further developed forms and contents. Come and join this grand arts festival, spanning across over half a year and pooling together 18 units of artists, and be proud of our local talents!
Established in 1995, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is a statutory body set up by the Government to support the broad development of the arts in Hong Kong. Its major roles include grant allocation, policy and planning, advocacy, promotion and development, and programme planning.
The mission of HKADC is to plan, promote and support the broad development of the arts including literary arts, performing arts, visual arts as well as film and media arts in Hong Kong. Aiming to foster a thriving arts environment and enhancing the quality of life of the public, HKADC is also committed to facilitating community-wide participation in the arts and arts education, encouraging arts criticism, raising the standard of arts administration and strengthening the work on policy research.
To achieve the three major goals of fostering the development of arts groups, raising the level of artistic standards and exploring development opportunities for artists, the following development strategies will be formulated:
Supporting promising artists and arts groups for artistic pursuits
Promoting arts administration to improve the management of arts groups
Focusing on the arts environment and proposing policy recommendations
Enhancing public participation and exploring arts space
Fostering strategic partnerships and bringing arts resources together
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society. The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charity and community contribution. Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the Government in combatting illegal gambling. It is Hong Kong's largest single tax payer, one of the city’s major employers and one of the world's top ten charity donors.
Working with Government, non-governmental organisations and community partners, the Club is committed to improving the quality of life of Hong Kong people through its Charities Trust donations, and providing immediate relief to those most in need. The Trust also proactively seeks out the root causes of social issues and brings multiple and cross-sectoral parties together to tackle social needs, pioneering innovative approaches that transcend disciplines and skills. While the Trust continues to fund a wide range of projects, it is placing special emphasis on four areas of strategic focus, including Youth, the Elderly, Sports, and Arts, Culture & Heritage.