Social Policy

Plan for arts funding

A transparent mechanism should be set up to decide how much funding each arts group will receive, the Home Affairs Bureau has proposed in a paper introducing a cultural policy for the arts hub in West Kowloon.

Tuesday, 6 November, 2007, 12:00am

Community-driven culture policy passes initiative to people

Arts and cultural groups which are not mainstream and are less popular will not fall victim to market forces under the proposed community-driven cultural policy, the head of the Culture and Heritage Commission said.

2 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Arts policy pitch falls short, say critics

A government consultation paper launched yesterday to seek views on the promotion of arts and culture was greeted with cynicism from arts groups.

The paper, released by the Culture and Heritage Commission, invites opinions on the SAR's cultural development, ranging from arts education to heritage preservation.

20 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Arts and sport in attack on shake-up

Policy-makers are caught between a rock and a hard place with attacks from both the arts and sports sectors against proposed reform of the municipal services.

Some arts groups fear cultural indoctrination, while sports groups say the restructuring fails to address the problem.

17 May 1999 - 12:00am

Cultural council called for

A new council should be created to formulate and administer cultural policy, a legislator proposed yesterday.

Cyd Ho Sau-lan said cultural policy should be determined by a group directly accountable to the public. She called the current approach 'fragmented, distributing responsibilities among many different bureaus'.

8 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Writer fears for cultural scene

LIBERAL writer Wang Meng has expressed concern at the cultural scene in China saying the nation's leadership lacked a comprehensive cultural policy.

The novelist and former culture minister told the New China News Agency that the ministry has lagged behind other government departments in introducing ''market economics''.

17 Mar 1993 - 12:00am