Arts Council

Arts to hit the streets in promotion plan

Several districts have agreed to offer low-rent advertising space to arts groups to counter what one official called the city's problem in promoting cultural events.

Tuesday, 22 August, 2006, 12:00am

Artists seek bold stroke

JAMES So would not call himself an artist, but he can, and does, draw lines. And the Secretary of Recreation and Culture has every intention of drawing a very thick, dark, line if this afternoon's meeting of the Bills Committee does not come out in favour of the Government when it discusses the future of the Arts Development Council.

22 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Don't waste cash on arts

OVER the past decade the Government has probably squandered more than $1 billion of taxpayers' money on its so-called ''Arts Policy''. In the last year alone taxpayers coughed up more than $60 million for various groups.

24 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Further talks on future dismissed

THE Government rejected legislators' calls for the public to be further consulted on arts development before firm policies were mapped out.

Conservative and liberal councillors voted unanimously for a motion which urged the Government to consult the public again on its arts proposals before putting them to the Executive Council for endorsement.

20 May 1993 - 12:00am

Arts paper criticised

AMAJORITY of artists, educators and professionals in the field of visual arts have strongly criticised parts of the newly published Arts Policy Paper at a recent meeting in the Hongkong Teachers' Centre.

Co-ordinated by art critic Andrew Lam Hon-kin, the Joint Conference on Visual Arts allowed every member at the meeting to voice his or her ideas about the paper.

12 May 1993 - 12:00am

Review of arts 'a farce'

ANGRY arts groups claimed yesterday that a policy review to be staged by the Government next week would be a farce.

The public review of arts policies is to be launched on Monday and run until the end of June with the publication of a 95-page consultation paper that will recommend the establishment of an Arts Council.

20 Mar 1993 - 12:00am