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Application Guideline

Submission of Application
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Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline
Assessment of Application
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Applications for Project Grants: To be assessed by ADC Members and / or Examiners of related Artform Groups
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Other applications: To be assessed by a panel of adjudicators (including Examiners and / or Members of related Artform Groups)
Notification of Result
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The ADC arranges Assessor(s) to assess project results
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The first installment is released after signing of agreement
Project Execution
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The ADC arranges Assessor(s) to assess project results
Project Completion
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Documentation / materials showing completion of the project must be submitted
Submission of Project Report
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For grants under $100,000, Project Report and original receipts must be submitted within 3 months of project completion
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For grants of or above $100,000, Project Report and audited accounts must be submitted within 6 months of project completing
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The final installment will be paid only when the ADC has received a satisfactory Project Report

The examiner system is the process by which independent examiners are recruited from within the industry to form a panel to assess grant applications and make recommendations for the ADC’s consideration. Recognising the benefits of peer assessment, the system also ensures that the process of grant assessment will be conducted fairly and impartially and is free of conflicts of interest.

For more information, please visit the Examiners page.

The Frozen Policy is introduced as a precautionary measure to hold grantees responsible for the timely completion of projects and submission of project reports.

The grantee, its head of organisations, and project-in-charge will be listed in the HKADC Frozen List immediately when the project/ project report is overdue. All persons and organisations whose names in the HKADC Frozen List will not be eligible to apply for and receive any grant during the overdue period and the six-month frozen period after the overdue item is completed/ submitted.

Grant applications made during the frozen period by any such person in the capacity of “key personnel involved” will also be automatically rejected.

For enquiries on the latest frozen list, please contact HKADC.

The decision of the HKADC is final. However, the HKADC reserves the exclusive discretion to receive review applications over the decision of the assessment panels by unsuccessful applicants, which would be reviewed by the Review Committee in the HKADC. Review applications to the assessment panels’ decision must be made in writing by completing a standard form obtainable from the HKADC and submitted within 30 calendar days from result notification.

Review applications against artistic appreciation and judgement will not be accepted. The Review Committee will review cases only on grounds of improper processing procedures and/ or rejection of proposal due to the decision being based on inaccurate information. These claims must be substantiated by the unsuccessful applicant by concrete reasons.

All organisations/persons whose name is on the HKADC Frozen List may follow the above procedures to submit a review application.



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