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International Arts Leadership Roundtable

Inaugurated in 2013, the International Arts Leadership Roundtable aims to gather international and local arts leaders from various arts councils and institutions to discuss prevailing global arts topics and trends through sharing of case studies and experience in respective regions, and to propose strategies to meet future challenges.

 


 

  • 01XX
2017
International Arts Leadership Roundtable 2017

29 – 30 November 2017
Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

With the theme “Where Do the Arts Lead Us?”, the 3rd International Arts Leadership Roundtable (the Roundtable) was held from 29 to 30 November 2017 at Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, gathering around 20 arts leaders from overseas and local arts institutions/ organisations to share their professional insights and experiences in different regions, discuss the global trends and issues in arts development, and formulate relevant strategies to cope with future challenges. This year’s Roundtable was also held concurrently with the Asia Cultural Cooperation Forum 2017, organised by the Home Affairs Bureau, to foster regional cooperation and development in arts and culture.

The Roundtable consisted of 3 plenary sessions during which overseas and local arts leaders were invited to share their views and experiences on a variety of relevant topics. Afterwards, the Closing Discussion was held to conclude the conference with four local arts experts had deeper discussions from a Hong Kong perspective on supporting arts development. Around 200 overseas and local arts organisations’ representatives participated in the conference.

 
PLENARY ONE:CONNECTING THE ARTS WITH AUDIENCES Video
Speakers Dr. Sorcha CAREY
Chair, Festivals Edinburgh [United Kingdom]
Speech PPT
Mr. Leong CHEUNG
Executive Director, Charities and Community,
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Speech  
Mrs. Rosa Huey DANIEL
Deputy Secretary (Culture),
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth &
Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council [Singapore]
Speech PPT
Mr. Rupert MYER
Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
Speech PPT
Ms. Lynn F. C. YAU
Chief Executive Officer
The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection [Hong Kong]
Speech PPT
Panel Discussion
(Moderator: Ms. Tisa HO | Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival)
Transcript
PLENARY TWO:APPLYING TECHNOLOGY IN THE ARTS Video
Speakers Mr. Simon BRAULT
Director & CEO, Canada Council for the Arts
Speech PPT
Dr. Bryan Wai-ching CHUNG
Associate Professor, Academy of Visual Arts,
Hong Kong Baptist University
Speech  
Mr. Andy STRATFORD
Managing Director, FutureEverything [United Kingdom]
Speech PPT

Panel Discussion
(Moderator: Dr. Isaac LEUNG | Assistant Professor, The Department of Cultural and Creative Arts,
The Education University of Hong Kong; Chairman, Videotage [Hong Kong] )

Transcript
PLENARY THREE:EXPLORING BOUNDARIES OF THE ARTS Video
Speakers Mr. Patrick CHIU
Founder, Hong Kong Singfest [Hong Kong]
Speech  
Ms. Jane CHU
Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts [USA]
Speech PPT
Dr. Richard GRANT
Former Chair, Creative New Zealand
Speech PPT
Panel Discussion
(Moderator: Professor Samuel LEONG | Deputy Director (Academic),
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts)
Transcript
CLOSING DISCUSSION
(Moderator: Dr. Wong Ying-wai, Wilfred | Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
Video
Respondents Mr. Timothy CALNIN | Director of Tai Kwun –Centre for Heritage and Arts
(The Jockey Club CPS Limited) [Hong Kong]
Transcript
Mr. Doryun CHONG | Deputy Director and Chief Curator of M+,
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority [Hong Kong]
Ms. Connie LAM | Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Mr. TANG Shu-wing | Artistic Director, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio [Hong Kong]

 

 

  • 01XX
2016
International Arts Leadership Roundtable 2016

29 February to 1 March 2016
Hong Kong Maritime Museum

With the theme “Arts in the New World”, the ADC organised the 2nd edition of the International Arts Leadership Roundtable from 29 February to 1 March 2016. The Roundtable had gathered around 20 international and local arts leaders from various arts councils and institutions to discuss the prevailing key arts topics and trends in Hong Kong and around the globe, to exchange ideas on related policies and measures, and to propose strategies to meet future challenges. The conference was also a platform for arts leaders in Hong Kong to engage in in-depth exchanges with overseas speakers and acknowledge the latest development of the arts and culture on the global level.

Speakers were invited to discuss on the following three plenary topics on the first day of the conference: “The Development of Cultural Ecology”, “The Change of Arts Spaces” and “New Thinking for International Exchange”. On the second day, the closing discussion was held with local arts leaders invited to the stage for deeper discussions in response to Hong Kong’s scenario.

Mr. Cai Wu, Chairman of the China National Arts Fund, was invited to participate in the opening of the conference, while Mr. Kim Jong-ryeol, Secretary General of Gwangju Cultural Foundation [Korea], also participated in the conference as observer. The ADC also invited representatives of the Home Affairs Bureau (HAB), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, major arts and arts education institutions, Major Nine Arts Groups, recipients of the ADC’s One-Year/ Two-Year/ Three-Year grants as well as Springboard grantees under HAB’s Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme to attend the Roundtable.

Plenary 1: The Development of Cultural Ecology
Panellists Ms Kathy LAI | Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council [Singapore]     Speech PPT
Mr Rupert MYER | Chair, Australia Council for the Arts Speech PPT
Ms Elaine YEUNG | Assistant Director (Performing Arts),
Leisure and Cultural Services Department [Hong Kong]
Speech PPT
Panel Discussion
(Moderator: Dr WONG Ying-wai, Wilfred | Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
Transcript
Plenary 2: The Change of Arts Spaces
Panellists Ms Myung-jin PARK | Chairperson & CEO, Arts Council Korea Speech PPT
Mr Euan UPSTON | Director, Central Police Station [Hong Kong] Speech  
Panel Discussion
(Moderator: Mr Vincent NG | President, Hong Kong Institute of Architects)
Transcript
Plenary 3: New Thinking for International Exchange
Panellists


 
Mr Simon BRAULT| Director & CEO, Canada Council for the Arts Speech PPT
Dr Richard GRANT | Chairman, Creative New Zealand Speech PPT
Mr Shokichi HIRABAYASHI | Executive Director, Japan Arts Council Speech PPT
Dr Fredric MAO | Convener, Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Cooperation Committee Speech  
Panel Discussion
(Moderator: Professor Samuel LEONG | Deputy Director (Academic Programmes and Educational Innovation),
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts)
Transcript
Closing Discussion
(Moderator: Dr WONG Ying-wai, Wilfred | Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
Transcript
Respondents Ms Tisa HO | Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival
Dr Isaac LEUNG | Chairman, Videotage [Hong Kong]
Mr Duncan PESCOD | Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority [Hong Kong]
Professor TSENG Sun-man | EMA Co-Programme Leader and Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Ms Ada WONG | Founder & Hon. Chief Executive, Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture

 

  • 01XX
2013
International Arts Leadership Roundtable 2013

The inaugural International Arts Leadership Roundtable was held at Asia Society Hong Kong Centre on 8 to 9 November 2013, with the title of “Looking 10 Years Ahead: Towards a More Vibrant Arts Ecology”. International and local arts leaders invited to the conference included: Mr Alan DAVEY (former Chief Executive, Arts Council England), Mr JI Gon-gil (Chair, Gwangju Hub City of Asian Culture, Korea), Ms Kathy LAI (Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council, Singapore), Mr Ted LIPMAN (Chief Executive Officer, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation), Ms Cynthia LIU (former Deputy Director, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong), Mr Michael LYNCH (former Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority), Mr Shichzaemon MOGI (President, Japan Arts Council), Ms Alice MONG (Executive Director, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre), Mr Rupert MYER (Chair, Australia Council for the Arts), Mr Robert SIRMAN (former Director & Chief Executive Officer, Canada Council for the Arts), Mr Philip SPEDDING (Director, Arts and Business, UK), Ms Mara WALKER (Chief Operating Officer, Americans for the Arts) and Dr Wilfred WONG (Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Development Council).