The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is now calling for proposals from the Hong Kong arts sector for “Performance in Mainland Scheme 2019”. With aims to broaden the network of local artists and arts groups, and to further promote Hong Kong arts in the Mainland, the Scheme is going to present outstanding Hong Kong performances in Mainland cities in 2019.
This year, HKADC made its debut in supporting Hong Kong performing artists and arts groups to stage their works in various Mainland cities through collaborations with different parties including the China Arts and Entertainment Group in its “Meet in Beijing” Arts Festival, China International Youth Arts Festival, touring at theatres in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and with 1862 Theatre in Shanghai (“Hong Kong Theatre Month”). The collaborations have gained positive feedbacks.
In 2019, HKADC will continue to support the staging of Hong Kong performing arts works in “Meet in Beijing” Arts Festival 2019, China International Youth Arts Festival 2019 as well as Festival Hong Kong 2019 – A Cultural Extravaganza@Shanghai (for details, please refer to Annex). The collaboration platforms will feature eight Hong Kong programmes in Beijing, Shanghai and other Mainland cities, covering drama, dance, music, xiqu and family shows.
Interested parties can refer to the programme details and requirements, and download the Proposal Submission Form from the HKADC website www.hkadc.org.hk. Proposals and related documents must be emailed to email@example.com by 6:00pm on 8 November 2018 (Thursday). Late submission shall not be accepted nor processed. The proposals received will be considered and selected for recommendations by HKADC’s respective art form groups, and to be finally selected by the Mainland organisers and partnering theatres.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Zhang at 2820 1073.
“Meet in Beijing” Arts Festival 2019
An international arts festival jointly presented by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing Municipal People’s Government and the State Administration of Radio and Television, and organised by China Arts and Entertainment Group and Beijing Municipal Cultural Bureau. It has been held for 18 editions. The theme for 2019 will be “One Belt One Road”. Official website: http://www.meetinbeijing.org.cn
HKADC supported the staging of Papa of Théâtre de la Feuille and Dunhuang Reflections of Hong Kong Dance Federation in this year’s Festival.
China International Youth Arts Festival 2019
Launched in 2008, “China International Youth Arts Festival” is presented by China International Cultural Association and China Arts and Entertainment Group, and organised by China Performing Arts Agency Theaters and China Cultural International Tours Inc. It is the first international cultural exchange mega-event held for youth in the nation. Festival’s website: http://www.cpaatheatres.com/class/view?id=38
HKADC has supported the staging of Thunderstorm by Mui Cheuk Yin, Xing Liang and Tang Shu-wing, in the Festival this year.
Festival Hong Kong 2019 – A Cultural Extravaganza@Shanghai
Coordinated by Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), “Festival Hong Kong 2019 – A Cultural Extravaganza@Shanghai” (the Festival) will be held from 1 to 23 November in Shanghai next year. Programmes under planning include cultural performances, exhibitions, film screenings and an outdoor carnival, with the aim of showcasing Hong Kong’s diverse culture and achievements in the creative industries. LCSD has invited HKADC to organise 4 programmes of drama, dance, music and xiqu to be staged in the Festival. HKADC will collaborate with Great China Theatre, Shanghai International Dance Centre Theatre and 1862 Theatre.