Funded by Home Affairs Bureau, Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) launched a three-year programme entitled “Arts-in-School Partnership Scheme” last year with aims to encourage school operators to lease their premises and facilities for local arts groups/organisations, fostering mutual collaborations and bringing arts into the school campus.
“Arts-in-School Partnership Scheme” launched its Pilot Stage in mid-2018, supporting five arts groups and schools to start their collaborations. The Pilot Stage was successful in exploring new creative and rehearsal space for participating arts groups. Meanwhile, the arts activities organised by the arts groups also helped broaden students’ artistic horizon. The selected partners included Toolbox Percussion Ltd. and Kowloon Tong School (Primary Section), Wheel Thing Makers Creative Society and Hong Chi Morninghope School, Tuen Mun, Art Home and HKMA K S Lo College, Jumbo Kids Theatre and Tai Kok Tsui Catholic Primary School (Hoi Fan Road), Théâtre de la Feuille and Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School. For photos of the Pilot Stage partnerships, please download at: http://www.hkadc.org.hk/download/PilotStagepartnerships.zip
Following the Pilot Stage, HKADC rolled out the Scheme in full with an open call for application in October 2018. Local arts groups/organisations of different art forms and all primary, secondary and special schools in Hong Kong were invited to enrol for the matching. Each participating arts group is provided with a maximum of HK$120,000 for hiring charges for use of the school facilities and a funding of no more than HK$80,000 per annum for organising up to two arts activities for their partnering school. For the participating schools, HKADC will each provide a subsidy of no more than HK$80,000 per annum for extra manpower, venue support, security measures etc.
The first full rollout of “Arts-in-School Partnership Scheme” has received enthusiastic response with 28 applications from the arts sector and 31 school applications. 19 pairs of arts groups and schools have been successfully matched, among which arts groups of various genres including dance, drama, multi-disciplinary arts, music, visual arts and xiqu will collaborate with primary and secondary schools in different districts of Hong Kong. The partnerships are set to commence between July and September 2019.
List of matched arts groups/organisations and schools:
|Arts Group/Organisation||Partnering School|
|1a Group Ltd.||Tsung Tsin Christian Academy|
|Azure Seas Cantonese Traditional Theatre||HKSKH Bishop Hall Secondary School|
|BEYOND Bollywood Ltd.||Ho Dao College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)|
|Cinematic Theatre Ltd.||HKSYC & IA Chan Nam Chong Memorial College|
|Gustav Mahler Orchestra Ltd.||SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School|
|Hong Kong Children’s Musical Theatre Ltd.||Assembly of God Leung Sing Tak Primary School|
|Hong Kong International Drummer Festival Ltd.||Pui Tak Canossian College|
|Musical Trio||Buddhist Wong Cheuk Um Primary School|
|Ponte Singers||Good Hope Primary School Cum Kindergarten (Primary Section)|
|Project Space Ltd.||Po Leung Kuk Grandmont Primary School|
|Prospects Theatre Co. Ltd.||Fanling Public School|
|Shakespeare4All Co. Ltd.||Mu Kuang English School|
|Soundpocket Ltd.||HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity|
|The Hill Workshop||CCC Mong Man Wai College|
|Theatre du Pif Ltd.||Kwok Man School|
|Theatre Ronin Ltd.||AD&FD POHL Leung Sing Tak College|
|Theatre Space Foundation Ltd.||Lok Sin Tong Wong Chung Ming Secondary School|
|Thoughtful Theatre||St. Andrew’s Catholic Primary School|
|Wanchai Theatre||St. Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese School|
Second Round Now Opens for Application
HKADC is pleased to announce that the second round of “Arts-in-School Partnership Scheme” is now open for application by local small and medium sized arts groups/organisations. Upon assessment of the proposals from arts group applicants, application will be open for schools. HKADC will match the arts groups/organisations with the schools according to their respective applications. Successful arts group applicants will receive subsidies covering hiring charges and organisation of arts activities based on the actual costs of all expenditure items, and will start their partnership with the matched schools in early 2020.
Interested parties can refer to the application guidelines and form. Both documents can now be obtained from HKADC Administration Office (10/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong) or downloaded from HKADC website: www.hkadc.org.hk. The envelope should be marked “Arts-in-School Partnership Scheme”. Applications must be submitted and deposited in the collection box at HKADC Administration Office by 6:00pm on 6 September 2019 (Friday) 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.
A briefing session* will be arranged to assist potential applicants to familiarise with the Scheme:
* conducted in Cantonese
Date: 12 August 2019 (Monday)
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm (Registration starts at 4:45pm)
Location: Room 2206, 22/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
For enquiries, please contact Ms Cheung at 2820 1016 / email@example.com.