Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) collaborates with NAS again to launch the “Hong Kong Scholarship for NAS – Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy 2020”. The scholarship supports one local arts administrator, who has professional experience and aspires to advance his/her career, to study the said Executive Program designed by NAS and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. The scholarship is provided to further enhance their professional knowledge and strengthen their international networks. It is now open for application.
The scholarship will offer one training opportunity for the awardee to pursue the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy in 2020. The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy is an Ivy League1 credential that is designed to give participants comprehensive training in arts management, covering strategy & positioning, non-profit fundraising, leading teams and management, introduction to social media, community and collaboration, finance and many more topics. Commencing from December 2019 to August 2020, the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy consists of six online courses taking four to six hours per week, and two in-person conferences held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in March and August 2020 respectively. Each on-campus conference will last around three to four days and will be conducted by the faculty of University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice and experienced executives of arts and professional organisations across the USA. The awardee should attend the conferences to network with arts professionals around the world and bring their learning to the next level.
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The total value of the scholarship is HK$93,400 which covers the tuition fee (US$5,950, approximately HK$46,400) of the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy, and the subsistence allowance for attending the two conferences at HK$47,000 in total for flight tickets, accommodation, transportation and meals.
Ms Elaine Lin, former Collection Manager of Asia Art Archive, is the first awardee of this Scholarship. Ms Lin said, “I find the programme very beneficial to my development. The online courses, which are self-paced modules, consist of a good mix of theories and practical knowledge. Not only do they deepen my management know-how, but they also introduce effective practical tools for the operation of non-profit organisation. Meeting overseas like-minded peers at the convening, I am able to understand the common challenges we face. These productive exchanges can definitely empower me to explore cultural issues in the future.”
The said Scholarship is part of the Arts Administrators’ Training Programme supported by the Home Affairs Bureau. The Programme aims at offering overseas professional training programmes for local arts administrators in order to nurture future arts and cultural professionals in Hong Kong and to meet the growing needs of arts talents.
How to apply:
Interested practitioners are advised to refer to the application guidelines and form. Both documents can now be obtained from the HKADC Administration Office (10/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong) or downloaded from the HKADC website: www.hkadc.org.hk. Applications must be submitted and deposited in the collection box at the HKADC Administration Office by 6:00pm on 11 September 2019 (Wednesday) the latest. Applications submitted by post must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Late submission or submission by fax or email will not be processed. Please note HKADC will not process the application and its related documents with insufficient postage and pay for the relevant postage. Submission by courier is also accepted if the pickup date shown on the bill issued by the courier service provider is on or before the deadline.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Lui of HKADC at 2820 1090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1 Ivy League is a collegiate formed by a group of eight top universities in northeastern USA. It includes Cornell University, Harvard University, Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania etc.