With an aim to strengthen the professionalism of local arts administrators and encourage them to continuously improve their practice, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) organises the Arts Administration Scholarships to support the promising candidates to pursue postgraduate studies or professional programmes in arts administration in local universities/tertiary institutions.
There are two application periods for the Scholarships in 2012 and a maximum of two Scholarships will be offered in each period. The first application period is for study programmes starting from August to December 2012, while the second application period is for study programmes to be commenced from January to July 2013. The Scholarships cover 70% of the programme tuition fees with the maximum amount of HK$60,000.
After assessment, the first round of the Scholarships is awarded to two local arts administrators – Ms Winona Chan and Ms Christina Chung. Ms. Winona Chan is now the Manager of the Executive Director’s Office at Hong Kong Arts Centre. As an experienced arts administrator, she has organised various audience development programmes, cultural exchange schemes and fund-raising activities. She will be studying Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Ms. Christina Chung is the Communications Coordinator at the Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong. Apart from managing external communications, she also helps organize programmes that support arts professionals to undertake further studies, research activities and creative work abroad. She will be studying Master of Visual Arts (Art and Culture) at the Hong Kong Baptist University.
The second application period for the Scholarships is now open. Application Guidelines and Forms can now be obtained from the HKADC Administration Office (14/F, East Warwick House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Hong Kong). The said materials are also available for download from the links below. Applications must be submitted to the above address by 6:30 pm on 31 October 2012 (Wednesday). Applications submitted by post must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Late submission or submission by fax or electronic mail will not be processed.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Lau at 2820 1027.