A vibrant cultural district requires more than sophisticated facilities. Enhancing arts appreciation, nurturing cultural talents and building a strong audience basis are our priorities for cultural sustainability.

In preparation for the opening of Freespace, one of the performing arts facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District, we have initiated the New Works Forum, a platform for Hong Kong artists working across different fields who are interested in expanding their practice into new areas, to explore innovative ways of creating and performing,  thinking and discussing topics around contemporary performances.

To meet the pending demand for artistic and administrative talents, we initiate and support capacity building and creative learning programmes to nurture competent arts administrators to manage future facilities and produce quality programmes.

  • Collaborating with the University of Hong Kong and the UK’s Clore Leadership Programme, we launched the first cultural leadership programme in Asia, the Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme. The programme provides local arts administrators with the practical skills, intellectual perspectives and global networks needed to seize new opportunities, strengthen their organisations and deliver a world-class vision.
  • Co-organising with the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, the annual Cultural Leadership Summit is a platform that brings together local arts professionals, cultural entrepreneurs and policy makers with global cultural leaders in a three day summit.
  • We also maintain close relationships with our partners to co-present a series of workshops, talks and education programmes, such as the Arts-ray Series, Inclusive Arts Programme and Overseas Research Programme. We will also develop close collaboration with schools to bring students to the district and our events.

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