The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) launched the “Overseas Arts Administration Scholarships 2014” for its first time in 2014 to support local promising arts administrators to further their studies abroad in order to strengthen their professionalism.
The Scholarships, with total value about HK$1.2 million are awarded to four promising arts administrators – namely Ms Wong Wing-ying, Ms Tam Lam, Ms Ng Sin-ting and Ms Yip Choi-fung. The Scholarships support the awardees to further their studies abroad and pursue master degree programmes related to arts administration. The awardees are expected to contribute to the arts sector upon their return to Hong Kong after completion of their studies.
Ms Wong Wing-ying worked in planning and administering arts projects and events. She worked at the Curatorial Department of Hong Kong Design Institute before. Ms Wong has undertaken Master of Arts in the History and Business of the Contemporary Art Market in Institute d’Etudes Superieures des Arts, France since September 2014.
Ms Tam Lam was the Assistance Curator II in the Hong Kong Museum of Art and was responsible for organising exhibitions and various educational projects. She has participated in both onstage and backstage roles for various theatre productions since undergraduate. Ms Tam has undertaken Master of Arts in Education in Arts and Cultural Settings in King’s College London, University of London, the UK since September 2014.
Ms Ng Sin-ting worked in several arts organisations in the past few years including the Hong Kong Arts Administrators’ Association and the Hong Kong Arts Centre and involved in planning and co-ordination of projects in different art forms including drama, literary arts and visual arts. Ms Ng has undertaken Master of Arts in Culture, Policy and Management in City University London, the UK since September 2014.
Ms Yip Choi-fung is a practicing artist, art educator and producer of innovative works and multimedia performances. She was the first Hong Kong artist to produce interactive media dance with live broadcast at China’s national television channel during the 4th China International New Media Short Film Festival ‘King Bonn Award’ Ceremony. She strives to be a Hong Kong cultural producer and administrator concentrating on fabrication of world-class innovative media performance. Ms Yip will undertake Master in Arts (Specialising in Arts Administration and Curating) in University of Wisconsin-Madison, the US in January 2015.
With the funding support of HAB, the HKADC will continue to strengthen and promote more arts administration training programmes by launching scholarships, local and overseas internships, and diversified training projects to groom more local talents with different skill, broaden their horizon, promote multi-disciplinary local arts and culture and further development of the sector.