Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards is an annual flagship event in the local arts scene. It aims to give formal recognition to distinguished arts practitioners, groups and organisations that have made significant contributions to the arts development in Hong Kong.
Besides paying tribute to veteran arts practitioners, the Awards scheme presents different awards to recognise arts practitioners and up-and-coming artists with outstanding achievements. It also commends individuals and organisations that have actively participated in arts education and promotion, as well as patrons who have generously supported local arts events. By conferring the awards, the scheme aims to introduce diverse arts talents to the community, and to encourage active community support to the arts development in Hong Kong.
Nomination of Hong Kong Arts Development Award 2016 has been closed.
|5 September 2016||Nomination opens|
|28 October 2016||Nomination closes|
|November 2016 – early 2017||Awards assessment|
|April 2017||Result notification|
|Late May 2017||Awards presentation ceremony|
|June 2017||TV programme and post-event publicity|
The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards engage more than 60 experienced arts professionals in the assessment every year. The invaluable suggestions gathered at the assessment meetings and those of the Council members will be discussed at the full Council after completion of the Awards with a view to enhancing the Awards scheme.
The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2016 are organised into seven categories.
For the following two awards, nominations and final selection are made by the HKADC’s Council members and arts advisors:
Life Achievement Award *
The highest accolade in the Awards recognises the ongoing contributions of Hong Kong veteran arts practitioners whose achievements are widely acknowledged by the arts community.
Award for Outstanding Contribution in Arts *
Pays tribute to arts practitioners who have made outstanding contributions to various art forms during the past few decades.The following five awards are open for nominations:
The following five awards are open for nominations:
Artist of the Year
Acknowledges arts practitioners who have achieved excellence in their respective art forms; each awardee will receive a cash award of HK$50,000 for supporting his/her creative work, arts projects or further studies.
Award for Young Artist
Gives recognition, support and encouragement to young and emerging arts practitioners; each awardee will receive a cash award of HK$25,000 for his/her creative work, arts projects or further studies.
Award for Arts Education
Recognises schools, organisations and arts practitioners who have outstanding accomplishments in arts education. It is organised into two divisions: School and Non-School.
Award for Arts Promotion
Recognises the outstanding achievements of groups, organisations and individuals in arts promotion.
Award for Arts Sponsorship
Acknowledges the contributions of organisations and individuals that have actively sponsored arts events and promoted the arts development in Hong Kong.
* The Life Achievement Award (previously known as the Honorary Award) and the Award for Outstanding Contribution in Arts are not presented posthumously. Previous recipients of these two awards will not be nominated for the same award again.
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