Arts Development Council

A war of words fuelled by critics, critiques

A new war of words sparked by Hong Kong-mainland tensions was waged last week over a piece of writing. The first Arts Development Council Critic's Prize went to Jia Xuanning, a 24-year-old working for the pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po. She fought off competition from about 60 other entries, picking up the HK$50,000 prize for her piece on the film Vulgaria.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 5:08am

Arts prize winner works with judge

Pang Ho-cheung

The Arts Development Council (ADC) defended its first ever Critic's Prize yesterday after the winner of the HK$50,000 award turned out to have connections with at least two of the six judges.

Jia Xuanning, a 24-year-old journalist, won the award for a controversial review of Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung's film Vulgaria.

28 Feb 2013 - 4:25am

Dinners with poet Leung Ping Kwan a cultural delight

Leung Ping-kwan was not only an outstanding poet but also a learned man with a broad range of artistic interests.

Leung Ping-kwan loved eating, and wrote a number of excellent poems about food. He liked to bring together friends from various cultural fields to all kinds of places and fed us with good food, as well as light-hearted but profound discussions on anything relating or not relating to the arts.

28 Jan 2013 - 6:36am

Arts Development Council election system under review

Arts Development Council election system under review

Individual artists excluded from voting for members of the Arts Development Council may gain the right to vote under changes proposed by the arts funding body.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Hong Kong row over Venice Biennale project

A row in the Hong Kong art world over the city's representation at the 55th Venice Biennale next year has erupted into fury.

On Wednesday night, the management of the Arts Development Council (ADC) and West Kowloon arts hub museum M+ attended an open forum in an effort to resolve the dispute.

5 Oct 2012 - 3:26am 1 comment

Artist Chow Chun-fai says Hong Kong's Arts Development Council has lost credibility

Liverpool Biennial exhibiting artist Chow Chun-fai, who lost a bid for the culture sector seat in the Legislative Council election, said the Arts Development Council lost its credibility when it voted for a candidate who was not supported by the arts community.

2 Oct 2012 - 4:08am

Arts studio in factory deemed fire risk

An industrialist's initiative to convert part of his factory into a cheap rehearsal studio for artists has failed to win the support of the Planning Department.

The project has the support of the Home Affairs Bureau and the Arts Development Council, but does not satisfy fire safety requirements, the department said yesterday.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Funding request rejected from indie film group

For the first time, the Arts Development Council has rejected a funding application from veteran independent film organisation Ying E Chi.

The group says its request was refused because the council's film and media arts sector was recently taken over by mainstream film - industry people whose interest is in commercial cinema - a charge the council denies.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Arts council rejects magazine's funding

The Arts Development Council has rejected a funding application by local arts magazine C for Culture. The council said that the magazine, despite having demonstrated its flare in arts criticism, was incapable of meeting the operational goals required for funding. The Chinese language arts monthly has been publishing since May last year.

19 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Performing groups get HK$10m fund boost

The government has launched a HK$10 million scheme to boost small to medium-sized performing arts groups during the financial crisis.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am

Art projects are vital, but the logo?

This week witnessed a series of performance art events and a workshop on the nature of creativity organised by Hong Kong On the Move. Members of the art project involved local artists and those from 10 countries.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

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.

The Arts Development Council will begin the scheme early next year, chairman Ma Fung-kwok said yesterday.

22 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Arts grant system is flawed, says filmmaker

Assessments are incomplete and fail to give the true picture, she claims

A controversial film director is questioning assessments by the Arts Development Council after her group was ruled out for more funding for the 2005-06 financial year.

15 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Court challenge 'misconceived'

A legal challenge by a little known cultural group to the huge West Kowloon Cultural District project was misconceived, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

The group was challenging the makeup of the government-appointed committees responsible for overseeing the implementation of the project.

21 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Clear picture needed on future of arts body

The transformation of West Kowloon into an iconic cultural district is intended to make Hong Kong the arts capital of Asia. We have been promised awe-inspiring architecture, world class facilities and famous names from overseas.

8 Jan 2005 - 12:00am