Implemented since 1999, the examiner system is the process by which independent examiners are recruited from within the industry to form a panel to assess grant applications and make recommendations for the ADC's consideration. Recognising the benefits of peer assessment, the system also ensures that the process of grant assessment will be conducted fairly and impartially and is free of conflicts of interest.

Open recruitment and invitation to join the panel of examiners is done on a regularly basis. Examiners are tasked with the assessment of an array of grants administered by the ADC.

The declaration of conflict of interest is vital to the effectiveness of the examiner system. Examiners are required to declare all interests and abide to the “Prevention of Bribery Ordinance” and "Code of Conduct" set out by the ADC in order that the process of grant assessment and the writing of evaluation reports remain firmly independent and free of all potential conflicts. Particular importance is given to the protection of intellectual property rights and the safeguards of confidentiality during the assessment process.

To Prevent Conflict of Interest

The application adjudication system in ADC is formulated based on principles of peer assessment. The ADC regularly invites and recruits professionals from the relevant art fields to be ADC examiners through voluntary nominations and open invitations in newspapers. These examiners will assess funding applications and make grant recommendations for ADC's consideration. There are currently around 400 ADC examiners.

To prevent conflict of interest situation, ADC will only assign examiners who do not have any conflicts with the application being assessed, as well as those applications being assessed in the same group. The ADC has also put in place relevant mechanisms and procedures, such as declaration of personal interests, assigning qualified examiners from the pool of examiners to assess each application through an objective random process so as to minimize any potential conflict of interest.

Arts Specialties

Examiners are grouped under the artforms that they are specialized in and ADC will arrange adjudication and assessment assignments according to the most relevant artforms (see the table below). Within each artform, ADC will enlist examiners with professional knowledge in different genres and fields to cater for the wide variety of project applications received. For instance, the music artform consists of experts of Chinese music, western music, vocal/choral music, contemporary music. For the dance artform, experts of ballet, Chinese dance, modern dance, folk dance are included in the examiner list. While for visual arts, examiners include those with expertise in Chinese painting and calligraphy, seal-engraving, western arts–2D (oil painting/ print-making/ comics/ water colour painting/ sketching), design, 3D (ceramics/ sculpture/ glass), photography, installation, mixed materials, new media, architecture, etc.

If ADC receives an application other than the artforms or categories listed below, it will try its best to invite suitable experts of relevant professional background to assist in the adjudication of the applications.

The following are ADC examiners, whose term of office is May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015:

Dance

Dr Anita Donaldson

Dr Ho Tin Hung

Mr Chong Chan Po

Mr Jaime Redfern

Mr Ko Chun Kwai

Mr Kwong Kwok Keung,
Kenneth

Mr Lam Wai Yuen, Allen

Mr Lau Pui Hung

Mr Lau Ting Kwok

Mr Ong Yong Lock

Mr Sin Yue

Mr Thomas T. Brown

Mr Ting Ping

Mr To Siu Leung

Mr Tsang Kam Chuen

Mr Tsang Kam Sing

Mr Wong Chi Wing

Mr Wong Hang Fai

Mr Yang Yun Tao

Mr Yeung Chi Kuk

Mr Yeung Chun Kong

Ms Chan Chung Ying,
Anna

Ms Cheung Kai Mui

Ms Chin Sau Lin,
Miranda

Ms Choi Kwok Por

Ms Chu King Oi, Daisy

Ms Chu Mang Ching,
Wendy

Ms Chun Yee Yun

Ms Chung Ching

Ms Lau Pik Ki

Ms Liu Chun Yuen

Ms Lo Liu Yiu Chee

Ms Madeleine Onne

Ms Ng Han Bing, Helen

Ms Shirley Loong

Ms Sit Ching Wa

Ms Tong Lok

Ms Vivian Kwok

Ms Yau See Wing, Catherine

Ms Yip Pik Ling

Ms Yu Pik Yim

Ms Yu Yin Fan

Ms Yun Siu Wai, Isabella


Drama

Ms Chong Mui Ngam

Ms Fu Yuet Mai

Mr Wong Chi Lung

Mr Chan Chi Wah

Mr Chan Ching Kwan

Dr Chan Chit Man, Lester

Mr Chan Kam Kuen

Ms Chan Kwai Fun

Mr Chan Kwan Yun

Ms Chan Kwok Wai

Dr Chan Lai Yam, Aileen

Mr Chan Man Bun

Mr Chan Man Kong

Mr Chan Ming Long

Mr Chan Suk Yi

Mr Chan Sze Man

Mr Chang Terence

Ms Cheng Yee Chai,
Emily

Ms Cheung Mun Yee,
Margaret

Mr Cheung Wah Hing

Mr Cheung Yim Cheung

Mr Chow Cheuk Ho

Mr Chung Yat Ming

Porf Fong Chee Fun,
Gilbert

Mr Fong King Sang, Quentin

Ms Fu Yuet Mai

Mrs Ho Ka Lee, Carrie

Dr Ho Kwok Leung, Denny

Mr Hui Shu Ning

Mr Kwan Chung Yeung

Prof Lai Chui Chun, Jane

Mr Lam Ying Kit

Ms Lau Siu Pei

Mr Leung Shing Him

Ms Leung Wai Chun

Ms Liu Shuk Fan

Ms Lo Koon Lan

Mr Lui Chi Kong

Mr Lui Wai Kei, Eric

Prof Luk Yun Tong

Mr Ma Wing Ling

Mr Mok Chiu Yu

Ms Ng Han Bing, Helen

Ms Ng Kit Yan, Cecilia

Mrs Ngai Yee Shan

Mrs Ngai Yee Shan

Miss Pang Sau Wai

Dr Peter Jordan

Mr Shiu Ka Chun

Dr Shu Chi Yee

Mr Shum Wai Chung

Mr Sin Chun Tung

Mr So Kwok Wan

Dr Szeto Sau May

Mr Tam Hung Man

Mr Ting Yu

Mr Tsang Man Tung

Mr Tsang Tak Ping

Ms Tse Ngo Sheung

Mr Wan Tik Lun

Mr Wong Chi Lung

Mr Wong Hing, William

Dr Wong Kwok Kui

Mr Wu Hoi Fai

Ms Yau Lynn Foon Chi

Ms Yim Wai Ying

Mr Yip Wan Keung

Ms Yiu Yun Man, Mandy

Mr Yu Hon Ting


 
 
Film & Media Arts

Dr Au-yeung Shing

Mr Chan Tin Shing

Mr Chan Wai Tong

Dr Chan Chit Man, Lester

Ms Cheng Sim Yee, Grace

Dr William Cheung

Mr Chu Kiu Wai

Mr Simon Chung

Mr Fung Ka Ming

Mr Fung Bing Fai

Mr Ma Chi Fai

Ms Fung Mei Wah, May

Mr Fung Tze Cheong

Ms Kwong Pui See, Teresa

Mr Li Cheuk To

Ms Lam Ping Ting

Dr Lam Sui Kwong, Sunny

Mr Law Kai Yui

Dr Leung Yuk Ming, Lisa

Mr Mak Sing Hei

Mr Ng Mau Wai

Mr Peter Benz

Mr Sun Chi Lap, Nicholas

Dr  Tam Man Yee, County

Dr Yuen Kai Chi

Mr Ip Yuk Yiu

Dr Darrell William, Davis

Ms Kan Mung Lai, Anna


Literary Arts

Prof Chan Che Shing

Mr Chan Chi Shing

Mr Chan Chi Wa

Prof Chan Kwok Kou, Leonard

Mr Chan Man Wai

Mr Chan Tak Kam

Mr Chan Tsz Him

Dr Chan Wai Ying

Ms Chan Yin Ha

Prof Chang Song Hing

Ms Chau Mat Mat

Mr Cheng Ching Hang

Prof Cheng Pei Kai

Mr Cheung Chi Wo

Mr Cheung Kai Chun

Dr Cheung Lik Kwan

Dr Cheung Wing Mui

Prof Ching Yuet May

Ms Chor Wai

Mr Chui Chun Pong

Mr Chung Che Yeung

Mr Hui Ting Ming

Mr Kee Fuk Wah

Mr Kwan Muk Hang

Mr Kwan Wing Kei, Charles

Dr Kwok Sze Wing

Prof Lai Chui Chun, Jane

Mr Lam Bun

Ms Lam Chui Fun

Dr Law Yuen Mei, Vicky

Mr Leung Sun Wing

Ms Liao Su Lan

Dr Lim Chin Chown

Mr Liu Chi Keung, Andy

Mr Lo Loong

Dr Ng Wai Chu

Mr Pang Chi Man, David

Ms Poon Kam Ying

Ms Poon Ming Chu

Prof Sin Chow Yiu

Ms Sung Yee Shui

Mr Sze Yau Peng

Prof Tam Kwok Kan

Mr Tang Ching Kin

Dr Tang Chiu Kay

Dr Tu Chia Chi

Mr Tu Nai Hsien

Mr Wei Nai

Dr Wong Chi Ching

Mr Wong Chung Ming

Prof Wong Juen Jon

Dr Wong King Fai

Prof Wong Kuan Io

Dr Wong Shuk Han, Mary

Mr Wong Tung To

Mr Wong Wai Ho

Mr Woo Chih Wai

Mr Woo Kwok Yin

Ms Yau Lynn Foon Chi

Ms Yu Yeuk Mui

Mr Bill Purves

Dr Chan Yee Shan

Dr Christie, Stuart Colin Fraser

Mr El Sayed Gouda Ibrahim

Dr Gillian Barbara Bickley

Ms Karmel Joy Schreyer

Dr Michael Anthony Ingham

Ms Valerie Pickard


Cross/Multi-disciplinary Arts

Mr Thomas T. Brown

Ms Chan Chung Ying, Anna

Dr Chan Kam Biu, Joshua

Mr Chan Kwan Yun

Ms Chan Kwok Wai

Dr Chan Wai Ying

Prof Chang Ping Hung

Mr Chang Terence

Mr Cheng Ching Hang

Prof Cheng Pei Kai

Ms Cheng Sim Yee Grace

Mr Cheung Yuk Kwan, Andrew

Mr Chew Hee Chiat

Mr Chin Kwok Wai

Mr Chiu Pak Shing

Dr Chou Kwong Chung, Oliver

Mr Chow Cheuk Ho

Ms Chu King Oi, Daisy

Prof Fong Chee Fun, Gilbert

Mr Fong King Sang, Quentin

Mr Guo Ya Zhi

Ms Hau Cheuk Ki Lillian

Mr Ip Yuk Yiu

Dr Kwok Sze Wing

Mr Lam Wai Yuen, Allen

Dr Lam Wing Cheong

Mr Leung Chin Fung

Mr Li Hon Kwong

Mrs Lo Liu Yiu Chee

Mr Lui Chi Kong

Prof Luk Yun Tong

Dr Lung Heung Wing

Prof Mak Wai Chu, Clarence

Mr Mok Chiu Yu

Dr Mui Kwong Chiu

Mr Ng Cheuk Yin

Ms Ng Han Bing, Helen

Mr Ong Yong Lock

Prof Poon Ming Lun, Johnny

Mr So Kwok Wan

Prof Su Yin Mak

Mr Tam Hung Man

Prof Tam Kwok Kan

Dr Tam Man Yee, County

Dr Tang Ying Chi

Mr Ting Yu

Mr Tsang Tak Ping

Dr Tu Chia Chi

Mr Wang Benedict

Ms Wong Chi Hang, Sara

Mr Wong Hang Fai

Mr Wong Kin Ting

Ms Wong Wo Bik

Mr Wu Hoi Fai

Ms Yau Lynn Foon Chi

Ms Yau See Wing Catherine

Mr Yeung Chun Kong

Ms Yim Siu Wai

Ms Yim Wai Ying

Ms Yip Nina

Ms Yu Yeuk Mui

Mr Yuen Siu Cheong


 
 
Music

Dr Chan Kam Biu,
Joshua

Mr Chen Ning Chi

Mr Cheung Yuk Kwan,
Andrew

Mr Chew Hee Chiat

Mr Chin Kwok Wai

Mr Chiu Pak Shing

Dr Chou Kwong Chung,
Oliver

Mr Fu Yun Kwong,
Raymond

Mr Guo Ya Zhi

Ms Hau Cheuk Ki Lillian

Ms Koon Mee Yu

Prof Kwok Ka Tak,
Gabriel

Dr Lam Wing Cheong

Prof Law Wing Fai

Dr Leung Chi Cheung

Ms Leung Pui Shan,
Wendy

Prof Li Ming Qiang

Ms Li Wai Chung

Mr Lui Kwok Cheong,
David

Dr Lung Heung Wing

Mr Ma Cong, Andrew

Prof Mak Wai Chu,
Clarence

Dr Mui Kwong Chiu

Mr Ng Cheuk Yin

Mr Ng Chiu Shing

Mr Quah David

Dr So Ming Chuen

Prof Su Yin Mak

Mr Wong On Yuen

Mr Wong Sze Hang

Dr Wong Wai Ying,
Paulina

Dr Wu Mei Loc, Mary

Prof Xu Ling Zi

Prof Yang Hon Lun

Mr Yim Hok Man

Ms Yip Nina

Mr Yiu Song Lam

Prof Yu Qi Wei

Ms Yuen Miu Fun Nancy


Visual Arts

Ms Au Hoi Lam

Dr Evelyna Liang Kan

Dr Ma Kwai Shun

Dr Man Ching Ying

Dr Tam Cheung On

Dr Tang Ying Chi

Dr Yeung Yang

Mr Chan Ka Yee

Mr Choi Kai Yan

Mr Chui Tze Hung

Mr Chung Chi Kai

Mr Hung Hoi

Mr Lam Tung Pang

Mr Lam Hon Kin

Mr Lau Ka Shing

Mr Lau Wai Keung

Mr Lee Kwok Chuen

Mr Leung Chin Fung

Mr Li Wing Chuen

Mr Mak Wing

Mr Ng Mau Wai

Mr Ng Chun Wing

Mr Ou Da Wei

Mr Pang Yu Yan

Mr Shen Ping

Mr Siu Wai Kit

Mr Tai Sheung Shing

Mr Tang Wing Chi

Mr Tsang Tak Ping

Mr Tse Ming Chong

Mr Wang Benedict

Mr Wong Kai Yu

Ms Chai Bu Kuk

Ms Cheng Sim Yee, Grace

Ms Cho Yeou Jui

Ms Lam Yuk Lin

Ms Liu Siu Jane

Ms Lo Yuen Man

Ms Moon Eun Myung

Ms Poon Siu Han

Ms Wong Chi Hang

Ms Wong Wo Bik

Ms Yung Sau Mui

Prof Chan Fong Yuen

Prof Chang Ping Hung

Prof Joseph Cheung

Prof Tong Kam Tang


Xiqu

Mr Bu Siao Lung

Mr Chan Hung Chun

Mr Chang Ming

Ms Chan Kuen

Ms Cheung Man Shan

Ms Cheung Man Wai

Ms Cheung Po Wah

Ms Chiu Vai Tak

Ms Chow Ka Yee Annie

Mr Geng Tian Yuan

Mr He Jia Yao

Mr Ho Mung Lee

Mr Ko Wai Tak, Roy

Mr Lau Fok Kwong

Mr Li Chi Kei, Danny

Mr Li Hon Kwong

Mr Li Jian Xin

Mr Li Kin Hung

Mr Li Yi Hsin

Mr Liu Hon Wo

Mr Mo Yu Tin

Mr Siu Kai Nam

Mr Sze Chai Wa

Mr Wong Kin Ting

Ms Kam Wai Lin

Ms Leung Nga Yee

Ms Leung Sum Yee

Ms Lio Mio Mei

Ms Liu Yuk Fung Flora

Dr Tai Suk Yan

Ms Yim Siu Wai