The 2019 Nomination of Representatives of Arts Interests for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) (the Nomination Exercise) begins today (7 January). Eligible arts organisations and individual arts workers who wish to participate in the Nomination Exercise are invited to submit applications to the Nomination Agent (Note) on or before 29 March 2019.
The HKADC is a statutory body set up to promote the development of arts in Hong Kong. Under section 3 of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Ordinance (Chapter 472), the Chief Executive may appoint up to 10 persons nominated by the specified arts interests as members of the HKADC. The 10 specified arts interests include Arts Administration, Arts Criticism, Arts Education, Chinese Opera (Xiqu), Dance, Drama, Film Arts, Literary Arts, Music and Visual Arts. The current term of office of the HKADC members will expire on 31 December 2019. Eligible arts organisations and individual arts workers may apply to participate in the Nomination Exercise to nominate representatives of the respective arts interests for the Chief Executive’s consideration of appointment as members of the HKADC for a term not exceeding 3 years with effect from 1 January 2020.
Arts organisations and individual arts workers that meet the eligibility criteria in the application guidelines and wish to participate in the Nomination Exercise are required to submit an application according to the procedures set out in the application guidelines during the first phase of the Nomination Exercise (i.e. 7 January to 29 March 2019).
The first phase of the Nomination Exercise is critical as only arts organisations who have successfully registered in this phase will be able to register their eligible members / employees as voters in the second phase before they may take part in the subsequent phases of the 2019 Nomination Exercise including the nomination of candidates and voting. Arts organisations that had participated in the previous Nomination Exercises must register again by submitting an application to the Nomination Agent on or before 29 March 2019 in order to take part in the 2019 Nomination Exercise.
Individual arts workers who have successfully registered in the first phase will become voters automatically to take part in the 2019 Nomination Exercise.
The 2019 Nomination Exercise will be conducted in four phases:
Phase 1: Registration by arts organisations and individual arts workers (7 January to 29 March 2019)
Phase 2: Voter registration by arts organisations (Tentatively June to August 2019)
Phase 3: Nomination of candidates (Tentatively August to September 2019)
Phase 4: Electioneering and Polling (Tentatively October 2019)
The HKADC will, after the close of Phase 1, inform arts organisations and individual arts workers the result of their applications through the Nomination Agent. The HKADC will then conduct voter registration by arts organisations in the next phase afterwards.
Application guidelines and forms are available at the following website and venues:
Venues: HKADC, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, The Fringe Club, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Youth Square, Civic Centres, museums and major libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of the 18 District Offices
The Nomination Agent will conduct briefing sessions on the arrangements and regulations of the 2019 Nomination Exercise, interested parties are welcome to attend with details as follows:
|Briefing Session 1||Briefing Session 2|
|Date||16 January 2019 (Wednesday)||27 January 2019 (Sunday)|
|Time||7:30 pm||7:30 pm|
|Venue||Committee Room AC2
4/F, Administration Building
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
|Room 201, 2/F
Duke of Windsor Social Service Building
15 Hennessy Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
(with simultaneous English interpretation)
If you are interested in joining the briefing sessions or have any other enquiries, please contact the Nomination Agent, Tri-Leaves Promotion Limited:
Ms Elizabeth Huang / Ms Serenade Woo
Tel. No.: 3956 1408
(Note: Tri-Leaves Promotion Limited has been appointed by the HKADC as the Nomination Agent of the 2019 Nomination Exercise.)