Co-presented by

HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE

The Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC)—a self-financed, non-profit organisation—is widely recognised as an arts and culture incubator for Hong Kong. For the past 37 years, the HKAC has played a unique role in engaging the community with art, with a focus on promoting contemporary art and culture in Hong Kong and abroad through exhibitions, art education and related programmes. The HKAC’s main building is situated in Wanchai, with facilities including a cinema, theatres, galleries, classrooms, studios, restaurants and office space. The HKAC provides a wide range of programmes on performing arts, visual arts, film and video arts, public art projects, conferences, art festivals and more, connecting the arts to the general public.

The HKAC is also appointed by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) as the Main Operator of the Mallory Street project in Wanchai, managing the “Comix Home Base” (CHB) under a five-year contract. The CHB opened in July 2013 and the HKAC is operating the CHB as the platform for exchange and interaction for the comics industry, locally and internationally.

The HKAC’s education arm, the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), is an accredited institute staffed by a group of dedicated artists and with multiple sites, including the Main Campus on the 10th floor of the HKAC main building, Pao Haung Sue Ing Campus in Shau Kei Wan and the Chai Wan Campus at Youth Square. The focus of its award-bearing curriculum lies in four core academic areas—Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Applied Theatre and Drama Education—with academic levels ranging from Higher Diploma, Professional Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree to Master’s Degree. Short courses and outreach projects of the HKAS run parallel to the award-bearing curriculum and span an even wider variety of artistic disciplines.

KUNG MUSIC WORKSHOP

Kung Music Workshop (KMW) was founded by composer/performer/music activist Kung Chi Shing in 2009. Since then KMW has organized more then 150 free outdoor concerts, 100 master classes for young musicians and numerous lecture series on music, community art, and many other arts-related topics.

 

Major funder

THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB CHARITIES TRUST

The Club can trace its long tradition of donating to charitable causes back to at least 1915, but it was in the 1950s as Hong Kong struggled to cope with post-war reconstruction and a massive influx of immigrants, that this role became integral to its operation. In 1955, the Club formally decided to devote its surplus each year to charity and community projects. In 1959, a separate company, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (Charities) Ltd, was formed to administer donations. This company has in turn evolved into The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, established in 1993.

The range and diversity of recipient projects and programmes reflect the Club's objective which is to add value where it will provide the greatest benefit to society as a whole. The Club serves ten principal areas of civic and social need: Arts, Culture & Heritage; Education & Training; Elderly Services; Emergency & Poverty Relief; Environmental Protection; Family Services; Medical & Health; Rehabilitation Services; Sports & Recreation; and Youth Development.

Working with Government and non-profit agencies, the Club aims to improve the quality of life of the people of Hong Kong and immediate relief to those most in need. In addition to this ongoing work, the Club proactively identifies and generates projects that anticipate future community and social needs.