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Project Grant Adjudication Report 2011/01-06

Project Grant Adjudication Report
(For applications received between 1 January 2011 and 30 June 2011)

HKADC received 287 project grant applications from 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2011, the grant amount sought is $39,823,774.  HKADC invited professionals in the arts field to be examiners to adjudicate and select applications worth supporting through rigid adjudication procedures.  Below are the project grant adjudication reports of various artforms.

Music
36 music applications were received from January to June 2011, and out of them, 34 applications were processed.  23 examiners were invited in the adjudication of the applications.

In the end, a total of 20 applications (including 9 performance, 6 general cultural exchange, 3 HK and PRD cultural exchange and 2 arts education and promotion applications) were supported by the HKADC with a total grant of $1,155,900.  The success rate is 59%.

Dance
28 dance applications were received, and out of them, 25 applications were processed.  30 examiners were invited in the adjudication of the applications.

In the end, a total of 11 applications (including 5 performance, 3 general cultural exchange, 2 HK and PRD cultural exchange and 1 publication applications) were supported by the HKADC with a total grant of $900,000.  The success rate is 44%.

Drama

46 drama applications were received and out of them, 43 applications were processed.  28 examiners were invited in the adjudication of the applications.

Among the applications, 7 emerging artists scheme applications were approved with a total grant of $255,000.  The success rate is 88%.

6 HK and PRD cultural exchange applications were approved with a total grant of $995,200.  The success rate is 75%.

5 applications (including 1 performance, 1 arts education, 1 community promotion and 2 general cultural exchange applications) were supported by the HKADC with a total grant of $546,884.  The success rate is 18%.

Xiqu

14 xiqu applications were received and processed.  12 examiners were invited in the adjudication of the applications.

In the end, a total of 6 applications (including 2 performance, 2 arts promotion, 1 publication and 1 HK and PRD cultural exchange applications) were supported by the HKADC with a total grant of $531,900.  The success rate is 43%.

Literary Arts

55 literary arts applications between January and June 2011 were received, and out of them, 53 applications were processed.  35 examiners were invited in the adjudication of the applications.  In this round of applications, 47 applications belong to publication, the rest of applications were creative writing, translation, arts education and community arts promotion projects.

In the end, a total of 23 applications were supported by the HKADC, including 16 publication, 4 emerging artists scheme, 1 creative writing, 1 translation and 1 arts education/promotion applications.  The works of experienced writers, scholars and budding writers were involved in these approved publication projects.  The total grant amount is $707,600 with the success rate 43%.

Visual Arts

55 visual arts applications were received and out of them, 53 applications were processed.  24 examiners were invited in the adjudication of the applications.

In the end, a total of 25 applications were supported by the HKADC with a total grant of $2,081,150.  These supported applications include 3 emerging artists scheme and 3 HK and PRD cultural exchange applications.  The success rate is 47%.

Film and Media Arts

A total of 42 film and media arts applications, including 37 film and 5 media arts applications, were received in this round of applications.  Out of them, 40 applications consisting of 35 film and 5 media arts applications were processed.  15 examiners were invited in the adjudication of the applications.

In the end, a total of 8 applications (including 4 film productions, 1 film publication, 2 film promotion activities and 1 media arts promotion activity) were supported by the HKADC with a total grant of $1,437,500.  The success rate is 20%.

Cross/Multi-disciplinary Arts

11 applications belonging to cross/multi-disciplinary arts were received.  Out of them, 10 applications were processed.  There were 19 examiners invited in the adjudication of the applications.

In the end, a total of 4 applications (including 2 performance, 1 general cultural exchange and 1 emerging artists scheme applications) were supported by the HKADC with a total grant of $351,900.  The success rate is 40%.

! Useful hints on making an application

The definition of “non-profit making activities” and “earned income”

From time to time, HKADC receives enquiries from applicants asking about the meaning behind the application requirement “non-profit making activities”.  Does it mean that the project cannot have any earned income?

The HKADC requirement on “non-profit making activity” means that HKADC in general will not consider projects where projected income exceeds the project expenditure.  The rationale behind this is that if a project incurs a surplus, there will be no need to ask for HKADC support.  Projects applying for HKADC funding can still include earned income in their projected income.

In actual fact, HKADC encourages all applicants to explore other funding sources on top of HKADC funding.  This includes earned income, advertisement income, donation, sponsorship, sales income, etc to support the project and to enhance its sustainability and continuity.

When HKADC arranges adjudication of the applications, it will consider the reasonableness of the budget proposed by the applicant, including projected expenditure and income, and the resources available.

Appendix
List of approved grantees with their Project Grant applications received between 1 January 2011 and 30 June 2011



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