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International Arts Leadership Roundtable 2017


29 – 30 November 2017
Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

With the theme “Where Do the Arts Lead Us?”, the 3rd International Arts Leadership Roundtable (the Roundtable) was held from 29 to 30 November 2017 at Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, gathering around 20 arts leaders from overseas and local arts institutions/ organisations to share their professional insights and experiences in different regions, discuss the global trends and issues in arts development, and formulate relevant strategies to cope with future challenges. This year’s Roundtable was also held concurrently with the Asia Cultural Cooperation Forum 2017, organised by the Home Affairs Bureau, to foster regional cooperation and development in arts and culture.

The Roundtable consisted of 3 plenary sessions during which overseas and local arts leaders were invited to share their views and experiences on a variety of relevant topics. Afterwards, the Closing Discussion was held to conclude the conference with four local arts experts had deeper discussions from a Hong Kong perspective on supporting arts development. Around 200 overseas and local arts organisations’ representatives participated in the conference.

The transcripts and executive summary of the conference will be uploaded soon.

Conference booklet Download
Conference summary Download
PLENARY ONE:
CONNECTING THE ARTS WITH AUDIENCES
Video
Speakers Dr. Sorcha CAREY
Chair, Festivals Edinburgh [United Kingdom]
Speech PPT
Mr. Leong CHEUNG
Executive Director, Charities and Community,
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Speech
Mrs. Rosa Huey DANIEL
Deputy Secretary (Culture),
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth &
Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council [Singapore]
Speech PPT
Mr. Rupert MYER
Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
Speech PPT
Ms. Lynn F. C. YAU
Chief Executive Officer
The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection [Hong Kong]
Speech PPT
Panel Discussion
(Moderator: Ms. Tisa HO | Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival)
Transcript
PLENARY TWO:
APPLYING TECHNOLOGY IN THE ARTS
Video
Speakers Mr. Simon BRAULT
Director & CEO, Canada Council for the Arts
Speech PPT
Dr. Bryan Wai-ching CHUNG
Associate Professor, Academy of Visual Arts,
Hong Kong Baptist University
Speech
Mr. Andy STRATFORD
Managing Director, FutureEverything [United Kingdom]
Speech PPT
Panel Discussion
(Moderator: Dr. Isaac LEUNG | Assistant Professor, The Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong; Chairman, Videotage [Hong Kong] )
Transcript
PLENARY THREE:
EXPLORING BOUNDARIES OF THE ARTS
Video
Speakers Mr. Patrick CHIU
Founder, Hong Kong Singfest [Hong Kong]
Speech
Ms. Jane CHU
Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts [USA]
Speech PPT
Dr. Richard GRANT
Former Chair, Creative New Zealand
Speech PPT
Panel Discussion
(Moderator: Professor Samuel LEONG | Deputy Director (Academic),
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts)
Transcript
CLOSING DISCUSSION
(Moderator: Dr. Wong Ying-wai, Wilfred | Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
Video
Respondents Mr. Timothy CALNIN | Director of Tai Kwun –Centre for Heritage and Arts (The Jockey Club CPS Limited) [Hong Kong] Transcript
Mr. Doryun CHONG | Deputy Director and Chief Curator of M+, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority [Hong Kong]
Ms. Connie LAM | Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Mr. TANG Shu-wing | Artistic Director, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio [Hong Kong]
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