To nurture local arts administrators and support the long term arts and cultural development of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) collaborated with the University of Arts, London (UAL) to offer “HKADC UAL Scholarships 2015/16” to local promising arts administrators. The Scholarships enable young arts administrators to further their studies abroad to strengthen their professional training.
The Scholarships are awarded to Ms Yuki Leung and Ms Chloe Ting who undertake the MA Culture, Criticism and Curation, Central Saint Martins of the University of Arts, London (UAL) since January 2016. Each of them has received a scholarship amount of £25,000 to cover their tuition fee, allowance for flight ticket and living expenses.
Ms Yuki Leung was the Project Manager for the Hong Kong distribution of the film series – The Inspired Island I and II: Series of Eminent Writers, and the text writer for My City, a literary film about Hong Kong writer Xi Xi in the series. She was the Project Director of Basix Production Limited responsible for planning, managing and executing related arts projects, such as short films, television commercials etc.. Ms Leung was also the Project Director of Radio Television Hong Kong and involved in the production of Faces of Hong Kong, and worked as the Assistant Production Manager and Researcher for Hong Kong script-writer and director Ivy Ho.
Ms Chloe Ting was the Learning and Participation Coordinator of Asia Art Archive, organising and executing a range of programmes for educators and youth in the community. She also took part in two research projects for Asia Art Archive: research and analysis on the audiences of the organisation and the exploration of online learning application. Before joining Asia Art Archive, Ms Ting worked in the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Research Assistant.
The aforesaid Scholarships Scheme is funded by the Home Affairs Bureau, with aims to groom more local talents with different skills, broaden their horizon and to promote the diversified and long term development of Hong Kong’s arts and culture.