21 May 2012
Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Jointly Present 2012 Cultural Leadership Summit
Empowering Local Talent for Future Arts Development
Renowned cultural leaders from across the world are about to spend three days of total immersion in arts and culture with local arts administrators and practitioners.
Co-presented by the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA) and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), the 2012 Cultural Leadership Summit will take place from May 30 to June 1 at the HKAPA's Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre.
Under the theme "Changing the Game: Strategic Thinking for Creative Organisations", the three-day summit will bring together international and local cultural leaders to share insights on various aspects of successful creative organizations, including Strategic and Artistic Planning, Branding and Creative Marketing, Nurturing Supporters at all levels, Engaging the Community and Building Audiences.
Mr Philip Soden, Conference Chair of the Summit and a Board Member of the Association, said "this year's Summit will explore factors that influence the sustainability and success of creative organizations. These subjects are important to local arts development as well as the future operation of WKCD, as one of the roles of the district is to showcase and nurture local talent and arts groups".
Ms Connie Lam, Chairperson of the Association remarked that Hong Kong is now going through an extremely exciting stage of cultural advancement with the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District and a newly set-up Culture Bureau which will deal with policy-making and the promotion of culture. Therefore it is timely for arts practitioners to think about ways in which we can change the game, and advance the cultural sector.
Mr Louis Yu, Executive Director, Performing Artsof WKCDA, said that supporting the Summit is one of WKCDA's strategies for building capacity among local arts administrators. "WKCDA is very pleased to continue co-presenting this Annual Summit. The Summit is a meaningful platform that brings together local arts managers, cultural entrepreneurs and policy makers to engage in inspirational discussion and dialogue with overseas experts. The conference will provide opportunities for local arts practitioners to gain new insights from top cultural leaders around the world, as we explore views and new ideas about the development of the arts in Hong Kong."
World-renowned speakers at the Summit include Michael Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; Karen Brooks Hopkins, President of The Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; Graham Devlin, Arts Consultant and Former Deputy Secretary General of Arts Council of England; Lieven Bertels, Director of the Sydney Festival; Pawel Potoroczyn, Director of Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Poland; Kingsley Jayasekera, Director, Communications and Digital Strategy of Sadler's Wells, London; Wang Zhengming, Vice President of Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts; and Edward Chia, Managing Director of Timbre Group, Singapore.
To present a balance of views from east and west, the Summit also has a highly talented assembly of local arts managers, cultural entrepreneurs and policy makers to engage in dialogue with our overseas experts, including Ada Wong Ying-kay, Founder & Honorary Chief Executive of Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture; Wilfred Wong Ying-wai, Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council; Louis Yu Kwok-kit, Executive Director, Performing Arts, of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; Michael MacLeod, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Adrian Cheng Chi-kong, Executive Director of New World Development Company Ltd, and Benny Chia, Director, Hong Kong Fringe Club, to name a few.
More information on the 2012 Cultural Leadership Summit is available at HKAAA's website: www.hkaaa.org.hk.
For registration, please visit http://hkaaa.org.hk/uploads/hkaaa/201204/20120423_164553_TiqVCxrR30_f.pdf.Back