The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is an innovative arts scheme for primary and secondary schools. Launched in 2008, the Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme is now into its eighth year, and has over the years amassed an alumni of more than 8,000 Arts Ambassadors from local primary, secondary and special schools, who have used their artistic talents and potentials to the full while inviting others to partake in the fun of creating the arts in living out the cooperative spirit of ‘Live in Art, Thrive in Sharing’.
The number of Arts Ambassadors is TWO students per school each year. By providing students with a flair for the arts, a willing mind and spirit oriented on community services with the opportunity to become arts ambassadors for their schools, the scheme aims to form a new synergy of art to achieve the following objectives:
|•||To advocate arts education as an empowering tool for individuals and the future development of the society;|
|•||To commend efforts in learning and practising the arts, and recognise students who demonstrate excellence in and commitment to the participation and sharing of the arts;|
|•||To encourage the active participation and sharing of artistic passion and widen the horizons of the arts ambassadors;|
|•||To raise awareness of the contribution of arts education to social and cultural development by pooling together artistic talent among the arts ambassadors and sustaining their spirit for community service for the benefits of all.|