Works of other key agencies in the promotion of arts and culture (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Arts Development Council
HKADC is a statutory body set up in 1995 by the Government dedicated to planning, promoting and supporting the broad development of the arts in Hong Kong, including literary arts, performing and visual arts, film and media arts. Its major roles include grant allocation, policy and planning, advocacy, promotion and development, and programme planning. The current development strategies of HKADC are to promote and support arts development through researches, audience building, arts education, supporting arts groups and artists, strengthening cultural exchanges, exploring community resources and fostering partnerships.
One of the key responsibilities of HKADC is to support arts projects initiated by the community through a variety of grant schemes. These grant schemes are open to the public. In addition, there are specific grant schemes that cater to the needs of different social groups. For instance, the “Emerging Artists Scheme” and the “Arts and Culture Youth Volunteer Scheme” are catering to the needs of the young people. HKADC has also provided grants to organisations or arts projects involving disabled people every year. The total grants provided by HKADC for such purpose in the past four years from 2007/08 to 2010/11 amounted to HK$2.65 million.
Hong Kong Arts Centre
The Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) is an independent self-financing organisation established under the Hong Kong Arts Centre Ordinance (Chapter 304) in 1974. It contributes to the development of the arts in Hong Kong through providing venues and presenting arts programmes. It also plays an active role in arts education. Hong Kong Art School, founded in 2000 as a division of HKAC, offers award-bearing curricula in four core academic areas, namely fine art, applied art, media art and drama education.