In recent years, the development of the local arts and culture scene has flourished, with the completion of cultural venues integrating art and conservation such as the heritage buildings in Central, the establishment of major international exhibitions, art fairs and auctions, and the use of arts and cultural elements in commercial institutions, shopping malls and hotels. The new performing and visual arts venues set to open in the West Kowloon Cultural District will also increase the need for talent in the areas of cultural management and arts administration.

These talks invite practitioners in the local arts and culture industries to share their experience and to explore the qualities, passions and academic qualifications required for a career in the arts and culture field.

Talk (1): Planning and Curating Cultural Events
Date:
26 September 2017 (Tuesday)

Time:
7:30pm – 8:45pm

Venue:
HKU SPACE International College – United Learning Centre (6/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong - Exit D, Admiralty MTR Station)

Speaker & Moderator:
Prof Ken Wong (Head of Learning and Participation, Performing Arts, WKCDA)

Speakers:
Alyson Chan (Assistant Manager, Performing Arts (Learning and Participation), WKCDA)
Isabella Tam (Assistant Curator, Visual Art, M+)
Elena Cheung (Communications Officer, HKU University Museum and Art Gallery)

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Talk (2): Stage and Outdoor Event Management
Date:
21 October 2017 (Saturday)

Time:
2:30pm – 3:45pm

Venue:
2/F, HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay – Exit A or F, Causeway Bay MTR Station)

Speaker & Moderator:
Prof Ken Wong (Head of Learning and Participation, Performing Arts, WKCDA)

Speakers:
Michelle Rocha (Producer, Performing Arts (Music and Outdoor), WKCDA)
Rae Wu (Senior Manager, Technical and Productions, Performing Arts, WKCDA)

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Language:
Cantonese

Fee:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register in advance.

Enquiries:
Ms Chan (852) 2200 0812, learning@wkcda.hk

Accessibility Services:
Live audio description and Sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice. Please contact: (852) 2200 0812 / learning@wkcda.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
For Talk (1):
If a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above or a Black Rainstorm Warning is in force at 3pm and onwards, or if an announcement is made by the Hong Kong Observatory that the Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is likely to be issued at 3pm or onwards, the talk will be cancelled or rescheduled.

For Talk (2):
If a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above or a Black Rainstorm Warning is in force at 11am and onwards, or if an announcement is made by the Hong Kong Observatory that the Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is likely to be issued at 11am or onwards, the talk will be cancelled or rescheduled.

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About the Speaker & Moderator

Prof Ken Wong
Head of Learning and Participation (Performing Arts), West Kowloon Cultural District Authority


As Head of Learning and Participation (Performing Arts) at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), Ken Wong is responsible for formulating and leading the vision, strategy and delivery model for learning and public engagement programmes. Prior to joining WKCDA in 2017, Ken worked for almost 17 years at HKU SPACE, where he was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the college’s internationalisation strategies and the development of creative industries programmes. As Head of HKU SPACE International College and Principal Lecturer in Media and Culture, he managed the strategic, academic, financial and branding aspects of the International College with close to 2,000 full-time students. Ken received his education in Hong Kong and the UK and has published over 30 papers, articles, journal reviews and book chapters on cultural politics, creative industries and transnational education. Ken has held various advisory and adjunct faculty positions at universities in Hong Kong and the UK.

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