With donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) has launched a special grant scheme (the Scheme) that supports artists and arts groups to develop digital or virtual programmes (digital production) by using new technology. The Scheme aims to inspire art practitioners to create innovative online arts contents in response to life under the epidemic, promote social inclusion and interaction with audiences in order to broaden public understanding and participation in the arts, and to bring arts closer to daily life.
The Scheme supports 58 “General Projects” with a maximum ceiling of HK$300,000 each, and 10 “Elevated Projects” with a maximum ceiling of HK$500,000 each, to be completed on or before June 2021. The Scheme is well received with 256 qualified applications. The 68 selected projects cover different art forms, including Dance, Drama, Music, Xiqu, Film and Media Arts, Literary Arts, Visual Arts and Multidisciplinary Arts, with various online and offline activities and programmes blended with digital productions. The wide variety of artistic offerings strive to bring diversified arts experience to the public.
HKADC will set up a digital platform and promote the grant projects, bringing arts closer to the everyday life of the general public and specific social groups. Please refer to the appendix for the approved list of projects.